Great Bend High School will host a national qualifying speech tournament, April 20-21. Volunteers are needed to serve as judges for the tournament.
Robert J. "Bob" McClary, 78, died April 4 at The Life Care Center of Wichita. Born Aug. 2, 1933, in El Dorado, he was the son of John F. and Maudyne (Brown) McClary. He married Patsy G. Barnett on Jan. 22, 1956, in Great Bend. A longtime Great Bend resident, he worked in many areas of the oilfield service industry, and was owner and operator of McClary Tank Service and Action Carpet Cleaning.
If you liked "The Hunger Games", you might like these new young adult novels with futuristic and dystopian themes.
CLAFLIN - Last month, Claflin EMS personnel were dispatched for a fall victim, a bleeding problem, a diabetic problem, a possible overdose, a standby for the sheriff's office, and a difficulty breathing call.
Editor's note: Morgan Ward is a senior at Hoisington High School.
It will be one of those days that most people never expected to see.
Band students from Great Bend High School will present their contest solos and small ensemble selections at 7 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS Band Room. Soloists include: Peter Marston, Sarahi Prieto, Desiree Workman, Kelci Kearns and Taylor Fry, flute; Anna Frizell and Kaitlynn Tuey, clarinet; Stu Hogg and Colton Lagerman, alto sax; Taylor Lampe, Gatlin Reed and Estella Schumacher, trumpet; and Luke Abbott, euphonium. Also performing will be the Freshman Woodwind Ensemble (Desiree Workman, Kit Barnes, Taylor Dougherty, Karah Stewart), Varsity Mixed Brass Trio (Gatlin Reed, Elena Lewis, David Harris), Low Brass Quartet (Kiralynn Bunn, Michelle Rooney, Logan ...
GREAT BEND - Bonnie M. Mooer, 86, died April 4, 2012 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
Thursday, April 5
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?
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March Fines & Convictions
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas put football coach Bobby Petrino on paid leave Thursday after he failed to disclose he had been riding with a female employee half his age when his motorcycle skidded off the road over the weekend.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - With his words and then his play, Lee Westwood shot down the notion Thursday that this Masters was a two-horse race.
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For decades conservatives have advocated scaling back the role of the federal government in transportation, yet the federal gas tax that was supposed to end in 1969 is still hanging around 46 years later. Fortunately, there is a feature of the current law that gives states the the upper hand, and they should seize the opportunity to act.
If this is the best liberals can do to disparage Ted Cruz, the Texas Senator has a great chance of being our next President.
Some portions of a schedule are tougher than others. Thanks to a make-up reshuffling earlier this year, the Barton Community College women's basketball had about as tough a 3-game stretch as anyone in the nation will play this season.
On a night when Gene Butler, a member of the highest scoring team in school history, was inducted into the Barton Sports Hall of Fame, the current Cougars showed him they can score a few points as well. Barton hit triple digits for the third time in seven conference games in a 100-90 win over Pratt.
Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units at 10:39 a.m. Friday for a possible structure fire at 600 Kansas Ave. Chief Mike Napolitano said that upon arrival they found that a man was in the basement burning the insulation off copper wire. The fire was out when units arrived; however, there was still some smoke in the building.
HOLYROOD - Norma Ruth Schaefer, 88, passed away Jan. 25 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth. She was born June 10, 1926, in Lincoln, to Anna E. (Bahls) and Neils M. Pedersen.
PAWNEE ROCK - Hazel "Alberta" Crone, 89, died Jan. 24, at her home in rural Pawnee Rock. Born July 12, 1925, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of George Albert and Hazel Olive (Colgin) Payne. On June 26, 1942, she married Francis "Roy" Crone in Iola. He died on Nov. 19, 2007. A resident of Barton County most of her life, she was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
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HIGH SCHOOL SCORES
Many times when I go out on home visits, the homeowners concerns are with trees on their property. One reason for your trees being in distress may very well be your lawn. If your grass, (especially cool season grasses such as fescue) is allowed to grow up to the trunk of your trees, the competition for water and other nutrients may cause your tree to decline in health. Following is a report on research that has been completed by KSU with more information about the grass and tree competition issue many homeowners have faced.
Reinke announces that Stephen Batten with Raindrop Repair in St. John, recently attended the 3-day Reinke Advanced PLUS (Proven Leaders in Unmatched Service) Seminar. Service technicians representing 13 Reinke dealerships from across the U.S. attended the seminar in Deshler, Neb.
If you have been to the library in the past few days, you will have noticed a big change! Many of the tables and chairs have been removed to make way for the "Hometown Teams" Smithsonian Exhibit. Crates should be arriving before Friday filling up the empty space. Library services will remain as usual, and we have tables set aside for you to continue to use. Set up will begin next week, docents will be trained, and there will be a Chamber Coffee on Friday, January 30th. Sharon Sturgis has prepared wonderful accompaniments to the display, and there should be ...
"Having a benefit auction with the proceeds going to the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation was a great way for us to support our medical providers and helps enhance services for our residents at the same time," reports Bryan Stacey, Executive Director at RiverBend Assisted Living, in Great Bend. "Our two facilities are a natural fit and have a great working relationship."
The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday at Clara Barton Hospital, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington, in the Turnbull Safe Room. All members of the Foundation are welcome to attend the meeting.