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Scouting for Food Saturday will assist local food bank

Scouting for Food drive will be held in Barton County Saturday. Scouts will collect items at local food markets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

October 21, 2013 | | News

Marie Johnson 1922 - 2013

Marie Johnson, 91, former longtime Great Bend resident and widow of Elmer C. Johnson, passed away on Oct. 18, at Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born Sept. 23, 1922 in Hugoton, she was the daughter of George W. and Estella (Tolbert) Smith. On Aug. 22, 1938, she was united in marriage to Elmer C. Johnson in Garden City. The couple made their home in Great Bend for many years until Elmer's death on Feb. 28, 1998. Marie then lived in Larned for six years, was a resident of the Peabody Nursing Home in Peabody for five years, and had ...

October 21, 2013 | | Obituaries

John Richard Grant

LARNED - John Richard Grant, 82, died Oct. 20 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Arrangements are pending with Beckwith Mortuary in Larned.

October 21, 2013 | | Obituaries

​Feist to share ‘The Culture of Cranes’ at Activity Center

"The Culture of Cranes" is the title of a fee Stop 'N Learn program that will be presented at noon Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Danielle Feist, assistant director of the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College, will talk about the cultural symbolism, spirituality and traditions associated with cranes.

October 21, 2013 | | Area Briefs

​Crime Stoppers seeks help solving burglaries

Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, released the following information on two recent burglaries in Great Bend.

October 21, 2013 | | On the Record

OTR for Oct. 22, 2013

Great Bend Police

October 21, 2013 | | On the Record

Barton County Jail log Oct. 18-20, 2013

Barton County Jail

October 21, 2013 | | On the Record

County Commission will not meet next week

Due to the Barton County Commissioners attending the Kansas Association of County annual conference Oct. 29-31 in Wichita, the commission will not meet Monday, Oct. 28. The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the courthouse.

October 21, 2013 | | News

Red Sox top Tigers 5-2 to advance to World Series

BOSTON - When Shane Victorino signed with the Boston Red Sox as a free agent in the offseason, they were coming off a last-place finish that was their worst in almost half a century. They had fired their manager for the second year in a row.

October 20, 2013 | | AP Sports

Hali forces fumble to clinch Chiefs' seventh straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs had their backs to the end zone in the third quarter on Sunday, and the Houston Texans had first-and-goal with an opportunity to take the lead.

October 20, 2013 | | AP Sports

Volunteers in Action/RSVP news

To all Medicare beneficiaries: I know you are aware that open enrollment for Medicare Part D has begun. Beginning 10/15/13 through 12/07/13, you have the opportunity to examine options available with the private insurance companies that offer prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D for 2014. I can tell you that there are significant changes in the plans from 2013 based on the people I have assisted already, so it is really important that you review your coverage for 2014. Everyone should have received a packet from the current insurance company with projected changes for 2014 ...

October 20, 2013 | | Local Life

Informational meeting set to help understand health care reform

Do you know how the new health care law will affect you? The Affordable Care Act (also known as health care reform or Obamacare) was passed into law in March 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court in July 2012. Some provisions, like children staying on their parents´ insurance up to age 26 and prescription drug discounts to help close the "donut hole" for Medicare seniors, started immediately. However, the biggest changes under the Affordable Care Act are set to begin on Jan. 1, 2014.

October 20, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Kansas Lions to converge in Mcpherson

The local McPherson and area Lions Clubs will serve as hosts as leaders from Lions Clubs all across Kansas will once again gather at the Best Western Convention Complex in McPherson, Oct. 25-27, for planning, fun and fellowship as we move forward in this new Lions Year in community service.

October 20, 2013 | | Club News

Parnasses Club meeting

The Parnasses Club met on Oct. 8, at the home of Chari Manry with seven members in attendance. The Spring music auditions were discussed and more information will be forthcoming.

October 20, 2013 | | Club News

Farmers Bank & Trust awards $62,000 in scholarships to students of bank employees throughout 10 year

Farmers Bank & Trust provides assistance to employees in order to help their children attain educational goals at the college of their choice. This year, the bank celebrates the 10th anniversary of the program and the fact that the bank has funded $62,000 in 123 scholarships to students of bank employees. "Farmers Bank is proud to assist families of bank employees with this important benefit of educating their children with the increasing costs of a college education," said scholarship coordinator Karesa Harrison.

October 20, 2013 | | Education

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