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Tim Miller named Old Bill Honoree at 35th annual Barton Foundation Auction; tickets now available

It doesn't take long before new Great Bend area residents hear the name "Tim Miller." Miller (1940-2012) was one of the area's greatest businessmen and philanthropists, and his large company Tim Miller Enterprises was honored with the 2011 Business of the Year Award by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.

August 08, 2013 | Brandon Steinert | Local News


Virgil Gene Maser

Virgil Gene Maser, 80, died July 28 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born May 1, 1933 in Bazine, he was the son of Fred and Hannah (Apple) Maser. On May 16, 1952 he married Linda Croft in New Mexico. She survives. A resident of Great Bend since 1958, coming from Hutchinson, he was a farmer and previously managed the Senate Hotel. He had also owned and operated Virgos Café, Granny's Kitchen, Star Lite Supper Club and Jayhawk Cafe.

August 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Marriage Is Alive and Well - for Some

Boy, are some Americans losing interest in marriage these days.

August 08, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Bipartisan Response to Terrorism Threat: America’s (Fleeting) Arab Spring?

It's a classic case of deja vu, and you get that sinking, ominous feeling. And then a (momentarily) optimistic one.

August 08, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


AROD Steroids

August 08, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Royals pitchers combine for 16 strikeouts in win over Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Danny Duffy almost never missed a game when he was recovering from Tommy John surgery.

August 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Burglary suspects arrested

This story has been updated.

August 08, 2013 | | News


Cheyenne Bottoms filling up

BARTON COUNTY - "We have gone from completely dry to having the prospects of an excellent waterfowl season this fall," said Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area manager Karl Grover in a press relrease from the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism. "Recent rains have provided run off in the Dry Creek and Wet Walnut Creek drainages, which we have been able to divert to the wildlife area."

August 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Whom are you going to believe?

LARNED I really didn't want to go there.

August 07, 2013 | | Local Sports


PGA Championship starts today

PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Here they are again, back at the top of the world rankings.

August 07, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Daniel W. Cates 1965 - 2013

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Daniel W. Cates, 47, of Blue Springs, Mo., and a native of Great Bend, passed away on Monday morning, Aug. 5, 2013, at Indian Meadows Healthcare Center in Overland Park after a lengthy illness.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Norma Lea Curry Shafer-Yancey 1928-2013

LAWRENCE - Norma Lea Curry Shafer-Yancey, 84, peacefully passed away on May 4, 2013, surrounded by her four children at her home.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Rice County Historical Society day trip

On Oct. 9, the Rice County Historical Society has a Day Trip planned to Manhattan. The sites to be visited include the Flint Hills Discovery Center, the Riley County Historical Society, and/or the Marianna Beach Museum of Art. Lunch will be on your own, in or near the Manhattan Town Center. If you prefer you may shop at Center during the lunch hour. Cost of the trip is $75 per person. There is limited seating on the bus which will depart at 7 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Call 620-257-3941 for more details or to reserve ...

August 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Now that’s a ‘get out of jail free’ card

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

August 07, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


It all begins today

Dear Editor,

August 07, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


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What Republicans Get Wrong About Amnesty

Since when did being a conservative mean also having to agree that some wall with mythical powers could "make America great again," a la Donald ...

February 10, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Champagnie puts her name at top of Barton record books

The Barton women's track history is long and storied. One of, if not the best in the history of the NJCAA. So setting records ...

February 10, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Wilson, Adderly hit 400m qualifying mark for Barton men

The list of events the Barton men's track team will take competitors for the NJCAA Indoor Championships added the 400m at the Frank Sevigne ...

February 10, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Floreine Margaret Blankenship 1918-2016

Floreine Margaret Blankenship, 97, died Feb. 8, 2016, at Carriage Square Nursing Home in St. Joseph, Mo. Born Sept. 13, 1918, in Boyd, she was ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ann Marie Mantz 1936-2016

Ann Marie Mantz, 79, died Feb. 9, 2016 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Dec. 8, 1936, at Hoisington, the daughter of Bernard ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Melvin Lyle Herrell 1933-2016

PRETTY PRAIRIE - Melvin Lyle Herrell, 82, died Feb. 8, 2016, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. He was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Stafford, to Leo Jesse ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


TIED AT THE TOP

LAWRENCE (AP) - Landen Lucas rarely gets much credit for the work he does for Kansas, mainly because the blue-collar forward earns his minutes with rebounding ...

February 09, 2016 | | AP Sports


OTR for February 9, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 09, 2016 | | On the Record


BCSO conducts canvas of registered sex offenders

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office. In recent weeks, in an effort to ensure compliance and foster public safety, the Barton County Sheriff ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


GBRC to host ‘Concealed and Carry Firearm Regulations’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Concealed and Carry Firearm Regulations" on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Cougars on short end of another close Jayhawk battle

The past two games it was the Barton's men's basketball team that left the floor following close wins. Wins, in fact, that came ...

February 09, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton women pick up win over Dodge

It has been a season of some rough moments for the Barton women's basketball team. A pair of injuries have taken away what most ...

February 09, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


2015 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest Winners

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center announces the winners of the 2016 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest. Nearly 400 second graders completed a coloring sheet featuring ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Democrats, Not Republicans, Are Spewing Racism

You've read about it ad nauseam in mainstream media outlets like the Washington Post: "What social science tells us about racism in the Republican ...

February 09, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Iowa, Where Everyone's a Winner

The great state of Iowa has a history of cultivating its topsoil for a harvest of winners the rest of the country may enjoy. Glenn ...

February 09, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


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