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Even on the hottest nights of the summer, my father knew how to make our house ice cold.

July 19, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Guns Get Off Again

Saturday's verdict in the George Zimmerman trial has sparked national outrage, and rightfully so. And yet, with much of the focus on race, there is an accomplice to Trayvon Martin's death that has, to a surprising degree, escaped scrutiny and a seat in the dock- guns, and our lenient, permissive approach to them. The fact that it's a repeat offender makes matters even worse.

July 19, 2013 | Michael Stafford | Columnists

Twinkies are back

July 19, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons



July 18, 2013 | | AP Sports

Saban waves off Bear comparisons, along with three-peat talk

HOOVER, Ala. - Nick Saban is as hard to distract as he is to beat.

July 18, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Royals place Getz, Herrera on taxi squad, to recall them

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals placed infielder Chris Getz and reliever Kelvin Herrera on the taxi squad Thursday in anticipation of recalling them today, and optioned infielder Johnny Giavotella and reliever Everett Teaford to Triple-A Omaha.

July 18, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Cats picked sixth in preseason Big 12 football

MANHATTAN - A day after placing a league-high five players on the preseason All-Big 12 Conference team, Kansas State was picked to finish sixth in the 2013 Big 12 football race by media representatives who cover the league, the conference office announced Thursday.

July 18, 2013 | | College/Professional

High Five: KSU has most preseason selections in Big 12

MANHATTAN - Kansas State placed a Big 12 Conference-high five football players on the 2013 Preseason All-Big 12 team as voted on by media representatives who cover the league, the conference office announced Wednesday.

July 18, 2013 | | College/Professional

Tigers looking to heat up, open tonight against KC

DETROIT - Justin Verlander spent all sorts of time over the last couple months trying to figure out what was wrong and why he was no longer dominating hitters with his terrific fastball.

July 18, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

New Generation Singers to perform at 1st UMC

The First United Methodist Church of Great Bend will play host to The New Generation Singers on their way to the northern states of South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska, as well as Alberta and British Columbia in Canada.

July 18, 2013 | | Religion

Shoppers will set the prices at church rummage sale

The Women's Fellowship of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2400 21st St., is having a "priceless" rummage sale, Saturday, July 20 from 7:30-11:30 am. The sale will be set up the same way in the church as in other years; the difference is the items are not marked. Payment is by donation that is determined by the shopper.

July 18, 2013 | | Religion

Local VBS programs

First Southern Baptist Church, 3301 19th St., offers a vacation Bible school with a roller coaster theme. Children from 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to attend "Colossal Coaster World" from 6-8:30 p.m. starting Sunday, July 21, and continuing through Friday, July 26.

July 18, 2013 | | Religion

Stephen Wesley Bell 1951 - 2013

TOPEKA - Stephen Wesley Bell, 62, died July 16 at Midland Hospice. Born Jan. 5, 1951, in Great Bend, he was the son of Elmer "Pete" and Bernice (Harding) Bell. He attended Great Bend High School and Fort Hays State University, graduating in 1973 with a degree in English.

July 18, 2013 | | Obituaries

Fidelis "Dale" Degenhardt 1929 - 2013

HAYS - Fidelis "Dale" Degenhardt, 84, died July 16 at the Golden Living Home in Wilson. Born July 1, 1929, in Pfeifer, he was the son of John and Emma (Basgall) Degenhardt. On Sept. 22, 1947, he married Edna Cantwell in Pfeifer. He was the service manager for Hartman Oil for many years.

July 18, 2013 | | Obituaries

Issuing A Challenge: GBHS class of '57 donates to BCC Auditorium renovation

Members of the Great Bend High School Class of 1957 recently sponsored two seats for $125 each as part of the Take a Seat campaign to renovate the Fine Arts Auditorium. They are challenging other classes to follow their example.

July 18, 2013 | | News

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Ronald L. “Ron” Royer 1936 - 2015

Ronald. L. "Ron" Royer, 79, died Nov. 14, 2015, at Almost Home, Inc., in Great Bend. Born April 6, 1936, in Sunbury, Penn., he was ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Aron Villegas 1992-2015

Aron Villegas, 23, died Sunday, November 15, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 1, 1992, he was the son of Jose and Paula ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Ruby M. Popp 1934-2015

HOISINGTON - Ruby M. Popp, 81, died Nov. 15, 2015, at home in Hoisington. Born July 12, 1934 at Newton County, Ark., she was the daughter ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mary Lyne Grandclair 1954-2015

HOISINGTON - Mary Lyne Grandclair, 61, died Nov. 15, 2015, at her residence in rural Hoisington. Born Oct. 10, 1954 at LaCrosse, she was the daughter ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

BCC to host Prairie Winds Concert

Barton Community College's Prairie Winds Concert Band and Jazz Band, featuring members of the community, will present their annual fall concert titled "It Is ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Hughes donates car to Almost Home in memory of brother

Rhonda Hughes, Great Bend, believes that her brother, Stanton Bergen, is probably tickled with the idea that his 2012 Kia Soul is being put to ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

​School board to recognize PE teacher

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Library at Great Bend High School. The board ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Barton Theatre presents “The Santaland Diaries” to raise funds for program

The Barton Theatre Department will present "The Santaland Diaries," starring Barton Theatre and Kansas State University Theatre alumnus, Great Bend resident Grady Bolding at 7 ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Deputies recover stolen vehicle

ALBERT – A tip from an Albert resident led to the arrest of an alleged car thief from Hays and the recovery of a stolen vehicle ...

November 16, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Believers Wrestling Club to hold meeting Tuesday

The Great Bend Believers Wrestling Club is sponsoring an informational and sign-up meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Great Bend Middle School on ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Firearms stolen on Friday

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Department, on Nov. 13, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., a burglary was committed in the ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for November 16, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 16, 2015 | | On the Record

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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