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Dodge brand and Great Bend High School team up for booster fundraiser

Great Bend High School will host a Dodge Brand Booster Club fundraiser at the high school, 2027 Morton St., and offer community members the opportunity to take a spin in the latest Dodge brand vehicles for a good cause.

September 18, 2012 | | Business


Reba N. Richter 1927 - 2012

ELLINWOOD - Reba N. Richter, 85, of Ellinwood, formerly of Great Bend, passed away at the Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood on Monday morning, Sept. 17. Born on July 21, 1927 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of James and Hazel (Selle) Christensen. She attended school in Great Bend, where she was a resident for most of her life. In 1955, she was united in marriage to Virgil Richter, they later divorced. In years past, Reba worked for Bell Telephone as an operator for several years and later worked for Fuller Brush Company for a number of years. She enjoyed ...

September 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Richard E. Newick 1970-2012

Richard E. Newick, 42, died Sept. 16 in Barton County, Kansas as the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born March 4, 1970 at Reading, England, the son of Eric and Lorraine (Baker) Newick.

September 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


On the Record for Sept. 19, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

September 18, 2012 | | On the Record


Claflin fire report for July and August

CLAFLIN -In the last two months Claflin personnel were dispatched for: four patient assist calls, a traumatic fall injury, a possible stroke, a pedestrian versus vehicle accident, a multiple injury vehicle versus vehicle accident, a motorcycle accident, a syncope episode, a cardiac arrest, a dehydration call, four sick patients, a patient with other medical problems, eight out-of-town transfers, and one football standby.

September 18, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington Homecoming

September 18, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


David M. Gerstner 1950 - 2012

OMAHA, Neb. - David Michael Gerstner, 62, of Omaha, Neb. died Sept. 16, 2012 after a short battle with lung cancer. Born April 18, 1950, he was the son of Al and Virginia Gerstner.

September 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


GBHS volleyball team at home

Tonight is "Jam The Gym" night at Panther Fieldhouse for the Great Bend High School varsity volleyball team.

September 17, 2012 | | Prep Sports


’Bama, LSU 1-2 in AP Top 25

NEW YORK (AP) - Alabama and LSU are back atop The Associated Press college football poll, holding down Nos. 1 and 2 the way they did most of last season.

September 17, 2012 | | AP Sports


No. 15 Kansas State to put No. 6 OU to task

NORMAN, Okla. - It's time for No. 6 Oklahoma to be put to the test.

September 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


RATCHET UP

The Big 12's big bore is about to finally come to an end.

September 17, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Spiller sparks Buffalo’s 35-17 rout over Chiefs

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Coach Chan Gailey had a pretty good idea of C.J. Spiller's potential when the Buffalo Bills selected the running back with the ninth pick in the 2010 draft.

September 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Richard E. Newick 1970 - 2012

Richard E. Newick, 42, died September 16, 2012 in Barton County. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Rd., Great Bend.

September 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


Wilma R. Munz Bennett 1925 - 2012

Wilma R. Munz Bennett, 87, died Sept. 15 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born June 22, 1925 in Kansas City, she was the daughter of Charles Warren and Verda Alta (Post) Lewallen. In August 1949 she married Robert G. Munz in Hutchinson. He died on Dec. 1, 1986. In November 1996 she married Charles Bennett in Wichita. He died on Aug. 14, 2001. A resident of Stafford County and Sedgwick County most of her life, she was a homemaker.

September 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


​Woman possibly injured when car backs into ditch

A Great Bend woman sustained possible injury Monday in a one-vehicle accident in the 1100 block of NW 40 Ave.

September 17, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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The Wetland Explorer: Eagle Days

One of the more asked about species of birds at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center is the Bald Eagle. Especially this time of year, Bald Eagles can be a regular sight at Cheyenne Bottoms. During the recent Cheyenne Bottoms Christmas Bird Count, participants recorded 57 Bald Eagles, which was an all-time high count for Bald Eagles for the count.

January 25, 2015 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local News


USDA reminds producers of upcoming Livestock Disaster Assistance Deadline

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds livestock producers that the Jan. 30, 2015, deadline to request assistance for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2014, is fast approaching.

January 25, 2015 | | Agriculture


Food gets ‘no respect’

Hype is a word often associated with advertising agencies, public relations firms and spin doctors who attempt to create, change or repair an image. Many people consider hype a dirty word, something to detest.

January 25, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


How Neocons Hacked the Conservative Movement

It's no secret that the American conservative movement is bereft of ideas.

January 25, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


American snipers

January 25, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Kansas to host Central Plains Irrigation Conference Feb. 17-18

The 2015 Central Plains Irrigation Conference and Exposition will take place Feb. 17-18 at the City Limits Convention Center, Colby. The popular annual event focused solely on irrigation-related topics is hosted in Kansas every third year. Sponsors include Kansas State University, Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska and the Central Plains Irrigation Association.

January 25, 2015 | | Agriculture


Phone scams continue to be serious threat, remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 201

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Think your life is complicated? Not until you buy your daughter a horse

This column was originally published in 2006

January 25, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Kansas Day lecture

Marci Penner, director and WenDee LaPlant of the Kansas Sampler Foundation staff are the presenters for Kansas Day 2015. These women are currently traveling to every one of the 626 incorporated cities in Kansas doing research for an update to the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers. They will be sharing their adventures at the annual Kansas Day Program co-sponsored by the Lyons Public Library and the Rice County Historical Society.

January 25, 2015 | | Local News


Collins baby girl

Merle J. Collins Jr. and Carrie Lynn Hogg, of Russell, announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Marie Collins, on Jan. 16, in Hays. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 in. long. She has a big sister, Lana Collins, 11 years old; and two big brothers, Joe Collins, 10 years old and Jacob Collins, 8 years old.

January 25, 2015 | | Births


OTR for Jan. 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Gloria K. Zamarripa 1948 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Gloria K Zamarripa, 66, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born July 14, 1948, the daughter of Fred Ray and Alice (Rohr) Kincaid. Gloria married Frank Zamarripa April 4, 1964 at Great Bend. He died May 6, 1989.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Charley Hoffsmith 1947 - 2015

Charley Hoffsmith, 67, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, after a long battle with colon cancer. He was born July 4, 1947, at Dighton, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Marie (Orten) Hoffsmith. A long-time resident of Great Bend, he was the owner and operator of Charley's Tree Service.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Hazel Crone

PAWNEE ROCK - Hazel Crone, 89, died Jan. 24, 2015 at home in Pawnee Rock, Kansas. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Sue Elizabeth Ballantine 1947 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Sue Elizabeth Ballantine, 67, died Jan. 22, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. She was born on Feb. 28, 1947, to Donald H. and Violet Ann (Schartz) Ballantine. Sue was a resident of Wichita for 35 years and formerly of Ellinwood, KS. She retired from Boeing in 1998 where she worked for 20 years.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


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