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August 23, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Senior Volunteers honored for service to elderly

Beverly Davis, Earl Lumpkins and Bernita Degenhardt of Great Bend were honored for their service to the elderly at the February Senior Companion Program in-service meeting held at the Great Bend Senior Center on Aug. 21st. Davis has served 10 years; Lumpkins, nine years and Degenhardt, five years with the Program. Senior Companions offer friendship and assistance with daily living activities to older persons needing help to live independently.

August 23, 2013 | | Local News


The Furor Over the Rodeo Clown and the Obama Mask

Old joke: two cannibals are eating a clown and one says, "Does this taste funny to you?" In a case of life imitating joke, political partisans squared off in the case of the Obama-mask wearing rodeo clown over whether his act was funny, or in dangerously bad taste. But partisans and most of the media are missing the point of what happened.

August 23, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Are You Killing Yourself With Exercise?

You've probably never heard of bigorexia; but according to CBS New York, it's a growing health hazard, affecting as many as 45 percent of men at some point in their lives.

August 23, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Not the guy

August 23, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Shoemaker joins Cheyenne Travel

Diane Shoemaker has joined the staff of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away Vacations.

August 23, 2013 | | Business


BMI joins the Inc. 5000 List for 2013

Inc. magazine today ranked Benefit Management of Great Bend 4636th on its seventh-annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list provides a snapshot of the most important segment of the economy-America's independent entrepreneurs. These companies are recognized for demonstrating growth and stability.

August 23, 2013 | | Business


School days

August 23, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Thursday's National League capsules

CARDINALS 6, BRAVES 2

August 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Thursday's American League capsules

YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 3

August 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Bill L. Westfall 1931 - 2013

Bill L. Westfall, 82, died Aug. 21 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born April 5, 1931, at Oilton, Okla., to Amos L. and Beulah Mae (Turner) Westfall. He married Lillie "Madge" Ferguson April 5, 1958, at Kinsley. A Great Bend resident since 1934, coming from Oklahoma, he owned and operated Westfall Electric from 1968 until his retirement.

August 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Dorothy O. Soden 1921 - 2013

Dorothy O. Soden, 92, died Aug. 21 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Jan. 24, 1921, at Clay Center, to Richard A. and Dorthea J. (Obenland) Brueggemann. She married Carl Soden Dec. 21, 1946, at Mission. He died May 8, 2008. Mrs. Soden was a Great Bend resident since 1949, coming from Coffeyville. She was a teacher at schools in Morganville, Clay Center, Parsons, Topeka and Coffeyville, as well as St. Patrick Catholic School and Great Bend USD 428 in Great Bend.

August 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Donna Rae (Krier) Hoffman 1947 - 2013

CLAFLIN - Donna Rae (Krier) Hoffman, 66, of Mt. Vernon, Mo., died Aug. 21, at her home. Born Feb. 11, 1947, in Pueblo, Colo., she was the daughter of the late Richard and Myrtle (DeLair) Krier. Donna was a 1965 graduate of Claflin Kansas High School and graduated from West Hills College in San Diego, Calif., where she attended from 1965-1968, earning a degree in Accounting. On Feb. 12, 1997, she married LeRoy J. Hoffman in Claflin. They resided in Claflin until 2000, moving to Mt. Vernon, Mo., to retire. Donna enjoyed her animals especially her horses and her dachshunds. She ...

August 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Daryl "Tippy" Ferguson 1961 - 2013

Daryl "Tippy" Ferguson, 52, died Aug. 22 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born April 4, 1961, at Great Bend, to Donald Gene and Opal Ann (McKnight) Ferguson. He married Sharon M. Thompson June 27, 1981, at Great Bend. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was a dispatcher for Horizon Express.

August 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Barton County Sheriff

August 22, 2013 | | On the Record


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January 29, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Schizophrenic or Scatterbrained?

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Shakespeare scholars say the Bard still relevant today — 400 years after his death

From Feb. 4-28, Kansas residents have a special opportunity to view Shakespeare's First Folio at Kansas State University. The book that will be on ...

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