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Fort Larned National Historic Site reopens

LARNED - Fort Larned National Historic Site reopened to visitors Thursday.

October 18, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News

Pawnee County Humane started operating in 2005

LARNED - In 2005, a group of concerned citizens recognized that Larned, like many communities across the country, had a problem with pet homelessness.

October 18, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News

Great Bend youngster helps animal shelter

LARNED - Ethan Reneau of Great Bend turned 11 on his most recent birthday, but he did something that most adults do not do - he requested presents not for himself, but for others less fortunate.

October 18, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News

Fort Larned site reopens to visitors, travelers

LARNED - Fort Larned National Historic Site reopened to visitors Thursday.

October 17, 2013 | | News

​Breakout in Worship Friday at Perkins

The next Breakout in Worship will be at 7 p.m. at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Worship will be led by Henry and Michael Conner of Great Bend. These pastors will also give the message. A freewill love offering will be collected.

October 17, 2013 | | Religion

​Grace Community Church announces Fall Harvest Carnival, trunk or treat

Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St. Great Bend, will hold a Fall Harvest Carnival from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. There will be carnival games, hay rides, a family photo booth, chicken noodle soup and chili, as well as "trunk or treat" for the costumed little ones in the parking lot.

October 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Upcoming events

• Trunk of Treat – 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway, Great Bend. Children are invited to come in costumes to trick-or-treat in the church parking lot. The pumpkin patch will be open selling pumpkins and gourds; this is also a good place to take family photos.

October 17, 2013 | | Religion

'Inherit the Wind' shows Friday at Motherhouse

Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the 1960 movie "Inherit the Wind" at 6:15 tonight at the Dominican Sister Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave. The movie is presented as part of the Movies with a Message Series. Refreshments will be served, and there will be discussion time after the movie. A freewill donation is requested.

October 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Fall Gospel Sings starts Friday

The Ninth Annual Fall Gospel Sings Concert will be held Friday and Saturday at Barton Community College's Fine Arts Auditorium.

October 17, 2013 | | Religion

DeVore joins Pastoral Care team at St. Rose; office at GBHH&H

The Rev. Angela DeVore has a long history of caring for other people who need a helping hand, which ultimately led to her answering a call to the ministry.

October 17, 2013 | | Local News

Lula Mae Alpers 1938 - 2013

HUTCHINSON - Lula Mae Alpers, 75, died Oct. 15 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born May 5, 1938, at Buffalo, Okla., she was the daughter of Walker Clinton and Elma Mae (Harmon) Irion. Lula Mae graduated from Northwestern College in Alva, Okla., with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. On Aug. 12, 1964, she married Wayne L. Alpers.The couple shared 49 years together. He survives. She was an elementary teacher and substitute teacher for schools in Stafford County and was a homemaker.

October 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Robert J. “Bobby” Ludwig 1959 - 2013

OLMITZ - Robert J. "Bobby" Ludwig, 54, died Oct. 16 at his home in Olmitz. Born Aug. 30, 1959, in Great Bend, he was the son of Robert G. and Marjorie L. (Debes) Ludwig. In 1978 he graduated from Hoisington High School. On Feb. 11, 1984, he married Veronica Bowden at Great Bend. A lifelong area resident, he was employed by Gerald Schneider construction and was employed by Kansas Brick and Tile for 23 years. He enjoyed taking care of his cattle, working on his home, helping family and friends with harvest, running the road grader in Albion Township, and spending ...

October 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Dale Hartig 1932 - 2013

ELLINWOOD - Dale Hartig, 80, passed away Oct. 15 at the Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Nov. 17, 1932, at Strong City, he was the son of Herman and Glenna Rose (Crouch) Hartig. A resident of Ellinwood since 1955, he was a carpenter and worked maintenance at Barton Community College. On Jan. 11, 1957, he married Ella Jane (Koch) at Ellinwood.

October 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Edna E. Wegele 1923 - 2013

NESS CITY - Edna E. Wegele, 90, passed away Oct. 16 at Avita Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wichita. Born April 12, 1923, in Barton County, she was the daughter of John and Pauline Popp Maier. A near lifetime resident of Ness County, coming from Barton County in 1929, she was a bank officer. On May 7, 1944, she married Paul Wegele in Milberger. He preceded her in death on June 28, 2001.

October 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

​James L. “Jim” Weathers 1930 - 2013

James L. "Jim" Weathers, 83, passed away on Wednesday morning, Oct. 16, at his home. Born on Feb. 22, 1930, in rural Barton County, he was the son of Roscoe and Mabel Mae (Denbo) Weathers. He was reared on the family farm and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, where he was stationed in Guam. On June 10, 1956, he was united in marriage to M. Elaine Bauer in Larned. He farmed southwest of Great Bend nearly all of his life, until very recently when ill health prevented him from working.

October 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

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USD 428 to host ‘American Education Week Coffee’

The USD #428 will be hosting a "American Education Week Coffee" on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 9–11 a.m, at the Senior Center located ...

November 17, 2015 | | Local News

St. John’s Wade scores 17 points for Kansas State


November 17, 2015 | | Local Sports

GBMS wrestling

Great Bend Middle School Wrestling squad competed in the Dodge City Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Saturday November 14th. The Panthers started off strong against Hugoton ...

November 17, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Paris Attacks

November 17, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Poverty From a Different Point of View

Today, more Americans than ever receive some sort of government assistance, much of which can genuinely be described as "handouts." Welfare-to-work standards, a bipartisan gem ...

November 17, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Starbucks Cups and the Internet Idiocracy

Isn't it nice to know that even in a time of international crisis - ISIS, Syria, Putin - some Americans still make time to freak out ...

November 17, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Barton women's cross country continues climb up national ladder with 11th place finish, Mato dethron

The rise continues for the Barton Community College women's cross country team as the Lady Cougars improved sixteen spots from last season finishing 11th ...

November 17, 2015 | | Community College

Laari joins four others in school history, leads Barton men’s cross country team to 17th national fi

The Barton Community College men's cross country team placed in the national Top 20 for the second year in a row finishing 17th Saturday ...

November 17, 2015 | | Community College

BCC Weekly Schedule


November 17, 2015 | | Community College

Barton roll to easy wins at Brown Mackie Classic

Perhaps it was just the weekend the Barton men's basketball team needed. A pair of easy wins to run its winning streak to four ...

November 17, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Barton women sweep games at Hutchinson Classic

If close-game experience early in the season pays off down the stretch the Barton women's basketball should be good in tight games late in ...

November 17, 2015 | | Community College

Barton volleyball looking for new coach after Shoemaker resignation

Barton volleyball coach Phil Shoemaker submitted his resignation last week – putting the Cougars in the market for a new volleyball coach. A search has already ...

November 17, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Farmers Mutual Insurance Company/Jensen & Associates Insurance Agency, 16 N Main Street, in Ellinwood ...

November 17, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

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