ARNED - Debra Gayle Harbert, 51, died March 14 at her home in Larned. She was born Jan. 17, 1963, in Larned, the daughter of James Edward Sr. and Virginia Lee Woelk Smith. A longtime area resident, she was the co-owner and manager of Guy's Liquor Store. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Larned. On June 20, 1992, she married Guy Harbert in Larned. He survives.
Elverta Marie Yahne Lawrence, 89, died March 14, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born Dec. 12, 1924 at Barton County, the daughter of Roy and Lillie (Mische) LeRoy.
AURORA, Colo. - Earl Wesley Burroughs passed away on March 12, in Centennial, Colo. Born on Feb. 9, 1933, in Lyons, he was the son of Merle Burroughs and Ruth Burroughs. On June 7, 1956, he married Betty June Phipps.
PAWNEE ROCK - Margaret Cooper Blackwood, 81, of Benton, Ark., died March 11. Born June 22, 1932, in Larned, she was the daughter of the late Durward F. and Gladys Holopirek Cooper. Her family moved to Jonesborow, Ark., when she was 14. She attended Mississippi College for Women (the "W") for one year before transferring and graduating from Arkansas State College where she was a member and president of Alpha Gamma Delta. On Aug. 30, 1953, she married the late Thomas W. Blackwood, and in 1964, moved to Benton, Ark. She had a passion and true talent for painting in oils ...
The obituary for U.S. manufacturing has been written many times. But as Mark Twain famously informed the New York Journal after various newspapers had reported that he was dead or dying, reports of manufacturing's demise have been greatly exaggerated.
A new study has underscored just how little is known about the health consequences of the natural gas boom that began a decade ago, when advances in high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and directional drilling allowed companies to tap shale deposits across the United States.
The Kory Brunson Band presented a concert to benefit Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation on Friday evening, March 7 at the Crest Theater. Brunson, a native of Great Bend now living in Thornton, Colo., made the trip home to donate his time and talent to the local organization that provides assistance to families in Barton County living with cancer.
RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center's monthly Pickin' Jam Session starts at 3:30 p.m. today. Music lovers are invited to bring an acoustic instrument and join in, or just come and enjoy listening to others play.
The framed picture that was delivered to Kansas lawmakers displayed a brief message. It was:
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Good Old Baseball Stories" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Presenter John Miarandi played one year for the great Satchel Paige. Miarandi had the opportunity to meet some of the great baseball players of the past.
Kansas Wetlands Education Center Educator Jean Aycok will present "Stories in the Stars" at the next Great Bend Recreation Center Stop 'N Learn. The free one-hour program will be given at noon on Wednesday, March 19, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and repeated at 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The 2014 Kans for Kids Radiothon, presented by Comfort Pro of Great Bend, was hosted by Eagle Radio on Friday, March 7.
Area residents will have a chance to get up close and personal with some of the finest artwork in the state at the Shafer Art Gallery's "Smoky Hills Public Television Signature Auction Preview Exhibit," opening Sunday, March 16, with a public reception from 1-3 p.m. at Barton Community College.
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CAIRO – Confrontation deepened Sunday between Libya's weak central government and a rebel militia that has launched a brazen bid to sell crude oil and seize the profits for itself.