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Crime Stoppers: Storage sheds burglarized

Seven storage sheds at 3118 Washington St. were broken into sometime between noon on Friday, Jan. 20, and 4:40 p.m. on Jan. 22, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Bolt cutters were used to cut off the locks.

January 28, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Pro Bowl rosters

AFC Roster

January 28, 2012 | | AP Sports


Rookies Newton, Dalton ready to shine in Hawaii

HONOLULU - From the panorama of the Pacific outside his hotel window to watching NFC teammates Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees throw the ball, Cam Newton can't help but stare and be inspired by all the perfect views in paradise.

January 28, 2012 | By Jaymes Song AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


ALOHA PRO BOWL

HONOLULU (AP) - Many NFL stars are hoping that when it comes to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, aloha doesn't mean goodbye.

January 28, 2012 | | AP Sports


Woods shares lead in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Tiger Woods put himself in position to win his second straight tournament Saturday, and this one would leave little doubt about which direction his game is going.

January 28, 2012 | | AP Sports


Colts QB Manning, owner Irsay insist they are on same page

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Peyton Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay insist they are just fine after a week filled with complaints and comments suggesting a rift had developed following one of the most miserable seasons in team history.

January 28, 2012 | | AP Sports


St. Joes School celebrates Catholic Schools Week

ELLINWOOD - St. Joseph Catholic School, along with Catholic Schools across the nation, is gearing up to observe Catholic Schools' Week Jan. 29 – Feb. 3. The theme for this year's celebration is "Faith. Academics. Service. Catholic Schools". With a variety of special activities planned throughout the week, students and staff will be busy celebrating the benefits of the Catholic School.

January 28, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Alvina Katherine Haas 1923 - 2012

HOISINGTON - Alvina Katherine Haas, 88, died Jan. 26 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Nov. 21, 1923 in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Jacob and Salamena (Radke) Boger. On July 26, 1945 she married Rufus Haas in Hoisington. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, she was a homemaker and worked along side of her husband on the dairy farm. She also was employed by the Galatia School District 66 as a cook for 18 years, by the Bierock Shop in Hoisington, and as a seamstress for Stricker Farms in Milberger. Alvina loved her grandchildren and enjoyed gardening, especially her ...

January 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


Bernard L. “Hus” Huslig 1928 - 2012

Bernard L. "Hus" Huslig, 83, died Jan. 26 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Feb. 29, 1928 in Claflin, he was the son of Leo and Mary (Boor) Huslig. On July 23, 1949 he married Donna Joan "Jo" Rose in Great Bend. She died on Oct. 22, 2006. A resident of Great Bend for most of his life, he was a lifetime oilfield worker.

January 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


On the Record for Jan. 29, 2012

Great Bend Police

January 28, 2012 | | On the Record


Miami wins at New York

MIAMI - LeBron James scored 31 points, Dwyane Wade scored 28 in his return from a sprained right ankle, and the Miami Heat beat the 3-point-obsessed New York Knicks 99-89 on Friday night.

January 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Upset of Missouri gives Jayhawks cushion in conference standings

LAWRENCE (AP) - Bill Self tried to temper expectations surrounding fifth-ranked Kansas as the season began, pointing out all the big-name players lost to graduation and the NBA.

January 27, 2012 | | AP Sports


Browns hire Childress as offensive coordinator

CLEVELAND (AP) - Pat Shurmur brought in a close friend to help him fix Cleveland's broken offense.

January 27, 2012 | | AP Sports


Raiders announce hiring of Allen as head coach

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Hiring a new coach has become almost commonplace for the Raiders, who will have their seventh coach in the past 10 seasons in 2012. As the first coach hired in the post-Al Davis era in Oakland, Dennis Allen will have a much different task than his predecessors.

January 27, 2012 | | AP Sports


CBH and BCHD conduct

In order to gauge the overall health needs of Barton County residents, Clara Barton Hospital and Barton County Department of Health are working together with Northwest Kansas Health Alliance to conduct a community wide health needs assessment. Results of the survey will provide guidance to address health care needs and fulfill both federal and state mandates.

January 27, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


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Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 03, 2015 | | News


Residents asked to remove flowers from cemetery

The Great Bend Cemetery staff is preparing for spring clean-up and is asking residents to remove fall flowers by Suday. On Monday staff will have them all collected and either trash them or donate what's usable to the church group that rebuilds them.

March 03, 2015 | | News


Maggie Ann (Diebert) Brown 1932 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Maggie Ann (Diebert) Brown, 82, died March 1, at her home in Ellinwood of pancreatic cancer. Born April 7, 1932, near Hoxie, she was the daughter of Julius Edwin and Fairy Fay (Barr) Deibert. On June 5, 1949, she married Earl Robert Brown. He died in 1997. She was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper and as a cook at the Alcove Club.

March 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wanda Jo Simmons 1952-2015

Wanda Jo Simmons, 62, died March 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1952 in Casper, Wyo., she was the daughter of Daisy P. Fortna. Wanda graduated high school in Lenwood, Wash., and then later joined the Army where she served six years followed by six more years in the Army Reserve. An Ellinwood resident since 1982, Wanda married husband Francis Simmons on June 21, 1983 in Ellinwood. Wanda worked at Sterling House in Hutchinson as a CMA and was an avid reader who enjoyed nature and being outdoors.

March 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frances Marie Thurston 1917 - 2015

LEOTI - Frances Marie Thurston, 98, passed away on Feb. 21, at Wichita County Health Center LTCU in Leoti. Born Jan. 7, 1917, in Tribune, she was the daughter of Harold and Marjorie Hoopes Smith. On Jan. 4, 1940, she married Harry Thurston in Tribune. He passed away on Oct. 1, 1989, in Tribune, Kansas. A lifetime resident of Western Kansas, she was a homemaker and a retired Avon representative for over 32 years.

March 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


KBCA basketball rankings

KBCA basketball rankings

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Barton softball finally loses; splits games at Fort Scott

The Barton Community College softball team tasted defeat for the first time this season. Its response? A 19-4 win.

March 03, 2015 | | Community College


Panther Bowling teams headed to state

On Friday both Panther bowling teams punched their ticket for a return trip to the 5A-1A State Bowling Tournament. The Lady Panthers started off the day by finishing as the regional runner up in the 12 team tournament which was held at the Walnut Bowl. The Lady Panthers were narrowly defeated by Salina South by seven pins. Sophomore McKenzy Black led the Panthers with a team series high of 518. Following close behind were senior Abby Rose and sophomore Allie Brodrick, who each rolled a series of 514, and senior Addie Soukup's series of 507. Black's series earned ...

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Hoisington High School finishes 2nd at State Wrestling Tournament

The Hoisington High School Wrestling team ended their season this past weekend at the K.S.H.A.A. Class 1-3A State Wrestling tournament held in Hays. The team brought 10 kids to the meet with the expectation of bringing home hardware. Not too long ago when the senior class was freshmen they were able to bring home a second place trophy, but this time the expectations were one step higher. The ultimate goal for the team was to bring home the first place state trophy. When all the rounds were finished the team was able to almost achieve that ...

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Hoisington Forensics 3rd at Great Bend

The Hoisington High School forensics team placed third out of 8 schools at a forensics tournament at Great Bend High School recently.

March 03, 2015 | | Local News


Secret Benefits to Stupid Comments

An offensively stupid comment by influential and presumably smart people sometimes brings awareness to a subject that would otherwise be largely ignored.

March 03, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Olbermann: The Once and Former King

Keith Olbermann should be used to this by now. Two-bit, Class B second tier provocateurs can't be terribly surprised when they're disciplined for the umpteenth time. They thrive on reaction, court controversy and have a masterful way of turning justified castigation into unjustified persecution. Among this motley crew of the mediocre, Olbermann used to be king.

March 03, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Net Neutrality

March 03, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Barton season comes to early end with Region VI opening round loss

There is little doubt it wasn't a typical opening round game for a high seed. So to say it was a huge upset might be a bit of an over statement.

March 03, 2015 | | Community College


Barton women advance to Region VI quarterfinals

It didn't take long for the Barton Community College women's basketball team to squash thoughts of an upset to start the post-season.

March 03, 2015 | | Community College


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