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​Jay Shelton Cummings 1956 - 2015

ADA, Kan. - Jay Shelton Cummings, 59, Ada, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Hutchinson. He was born at Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka on July 12, 1956, to Joseph L. and Sharon Cummings.

January 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Jack J. Ferrell 1950 - 2015

Jack J. Ferrell, 65, died Dec. 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born May 22, 1950, at Great Bend, the son of "A. J." and Ruth Ferrell. A Great Bend resident, he was a retired truck driver for Linde Transport and a private pilot.

January 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


Patricia A. (Gleason) Schartz 1935 - 2015

LARNED - Patricia A. (Gleason) Schartz, 80, passed away Dec. 30, 2015, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center, Wichita. She was born October 23, 1935, to Leo P. and Ruth G. (Schlick) Gleason in Spearville. On March 2, 1957, she married A.W. (Bill) Schartz at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hodgeman County. He survives.

January 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


Donald H. Matthews 1928 - 2015

Donald H. Matthews, 87, died Dec. 31, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born Dec. 28, 1928, at Medicine Lodge, the son of Harry and Clara (Chambers) Matthews. Don married Mary Louise Powell Jan. 22, 1957, at Great Bend. She died Nov. 23, 2010.

January 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


Commission, council to meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a Kansas Asphalt Paving Association award, the designation of officials depositories, the Kansas Association of Counties membership and appointments to the The Center for Counseling and Consultation Board.

January 02, 2016 | | Local News


Early Kansas settlements topic for Kinsley Library Winter Series

"The Kansas Mosaic: Ethnic Settlement in Central and Western Kansas, 1870-1900" discussion series will begin at the Kinsley Library on Sunday, January 10 from 2-5 p.m. The series which includes imminent scholars, historical reenactors, and ethnic culture was developed in partnership with the Kansas Humanities Council.

January 01, 2016 | | Entertainment


Check It Out!

2015 has been a busy year at the library! Starting with the beginning of the year in January, we hosted the PAC Book Bingo and ended the month bringing in the amazing Smithsonian Exhibit, which provided many activities through the month of March. Sharon Sturgis contributed so much of her time and talent to make this a wonderful addition to our library during that period of time. March was the month that I completed the PRAXIS, and now need to continue working through the end of the 2016 school year to receive my Library/Media Endorsement. The end of March ...

January 01, 2016 | | Entertainment


2016: What To Expect

It's hard to believe, but we're on the brink of another presidential election year. Let us pray. Every quadrennial, the American political process plays out as a big-top carnival sideshow featuring moral contortionists, ethical geeks and fat sweaty white guys teetering on slack media wires.

January 01, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


News Certain to Occur in 2016

Other than global warfare, politics, economics and fantasy sports, there really isn't much news to recap from 2015. So, looking ahead, here's a handy precap of news certain to occur in 2016.

January 01, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Airport security

January 01, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


​Moran to visit Ransom

RANSOM - U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) will Ness County next week as part of his Kansas Listening Tour. He will be at the Grisell Memorial Hospital in Ransom at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5

December 31, 2015 | | Local News


BCC invites high school seniors to Senior Day

Barton Community College will help area high school seniors figure out what they want to do with their futures at Senior Day, starting at 2 p.m. Feb. 6, with a sign-up deadline of Feb. 1. They can sign up now at seniorday.bartonccc.edu.

December 31, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for December 31, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

December 31, 2015 | | On the Record


Best of the rest

We're smack dab in the middle of the forty-some Bowl games of this holiday season. Time to take stock of the "Best of what's left". First though, I would like to make note of the national playoff system that is going on in the NCAA's Football Championship Subdivision. You know, those are the schools that provide the early-season non-conference games for our "Big Boys".

December 31, 2015 | | Local Sports


Article on Kuhlman appreciated

Dear Editor,

December 31, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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Great Bend High School bowling results

On Tuesday afternoon the Panther Bowling teams hosted the Liberal Redskins and the Holcomb Longhorns. In girls action, the Lady Panthers dominated their opponents from ...

January 28, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Cherry Village certified as Continuing Care Retirement Community

Jeremy Lewis has long known Cherry Village Benevolence offers the whole gamut of services – from checking in on assisted-living residents to round-the-clock nursing care. And ...

January 27, 2016 | | Business


JoAnn Broadbooks 1930-2016

TOPEKA - JoAnn Broadbooks, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 25, 2016, at Winter Meadows in Topeka. Born March 18, 1930, at ...

January 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ellinwood court docket Jan. 26, 2016

Cody Arnold; Driving while Suspended; fine $500, court costs $56; Pled No Contest (PNC)

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


OTR for January 27, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 27, 2016 | | On the Record


GBRC to sponsor Winter Middle School Dance

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be sponsoring a Winter Middle School Dance.

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


Kansas House of Representative pages

Rep. John Edmonds has an opening for four Kansas House of Representatives pages on March 8. To be considered for a position, students must be ...

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


New Yorkie Values

To taunt his rival and sow seeds of evangelical doubt, Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz informed Donald Trump that the rest of the country was concerned ...

January 27, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Will We Choose Freedom in 2016?

One of the greatest gifts my hardworking, blue-collar father gave me when I was young was the belief that no one owes me anything. His ...

January 27, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Hillary's Bad Bill

January 27, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons




Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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