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GBHS Debate Team competes in Hutchinson

The Great Bend High School Debate Team competed in their first Debate Tournament at Hutchinson High School, for a two day tournament and brought home five awards. They took three novice teams consisting of Chris Snow, Paige VanSteenburgh, Spencer Johnson, Kary Garcia, Nathanial Cheney, and Brianna Earegood. All did extremely well and most ended up with a winning record. Snow and VanSteenburgh ended the weekend with a 3-2 win-loss record. Johnson and Garcia finished with a 1-4 and Johnson also received 7th over all speaker in Novice Division. Cheney had to compete mavrick, or on his own, on the second ...

September 30, 2011 | | Education


Kempke recognized for student financial planning

HAYS - At a news conference called to announce good news about overall enrollment at Fort Hays State University, three individual students were recognized for their team accomplishment as national champion student financial planners.

September 30, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington/Claflin Briefs

Development screening Oct. 7

September 30, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Enough with all the baseball spitting

"Watching guys spit in the dugouts is not exactly a great thing to watch."

September 30, 2011 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Saudis learn that freedom isn’t free

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

September 30, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


It’s more like a resort, really

News of the Weird has mentioned various overseas prisons where crime kingpins serve time in relative comfort (through bribery or fear), but according to a New York Times dispatch, Venezuela's San Antonio prison (which houses the country's drug traffickers) is in a class of its own.

September 30, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Rallying cry of Kansas City fans: Throw it deep!

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The box score at halftime of the Chiefs' loss to San Diego last weekend resembled that of a high school offense running the wishbone.

September 29, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Martha T. Richards 1922 - 2011

Martha T. Richards, 89, went to her heavenly home Sept. 29, 2011. She was born May 5, 1922, at Great Bend, and died at Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood. She was the daughter of Delbert Lee and Minnie Emaline (Engleman) Tucker. She married Oscar Cline Richards on Oct. 14, 1950, at Great Bend. He died Jan. 30, 1993.

September 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


Josephine Young 1928 - 2011

ALBANY, Ore. - Josephine (Jody) Laverna Young, 83, of Albany, Ore., passed away Saturday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 19, 1928, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of George and Frances (Koelsch) Whitsel. Josephine moved to Albany from Great Bend where she was the Girl Scout District Representative in Barton County for many years. After moving to Albany, Josephine sang with the "Sweet Adelines" and worked in the Albany Public School District assisting young students with drawing and graphic programs. She never saw a stranger, and even though she only had one child she became like a ...

September 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


SPTP resident convicted on battery, contraband charges

LARNED - David W. Neal, 40, was convicted on one count of battery of a mental health employee and three counts of trafficking contraband in a care and treatment facility in Pawnee County District Court.

September 29, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Police Report

Thursday, Sept. 29

September 29, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Tired Iron Tractor Pull a fan favorite

LARNED - A Tractor Pull is scheduled at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct 9 during the Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show. The Tractor Pull is sponsored by First State Bank and Trust Co. of Larned.

September 29, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


On the Record for Sept. 30, 2011

Great Bend Fire Department

September 29, 2011 | | On the Record


Orphan Graain Train benefit scheduled Oct. 9

LARNED - Grace Lutheran Church and the Sandstone Pumpkin Patch at 914 W. 2nd, Larned, is sponsoring a benefit for the Orphan Grain Train on Sunday, Oct. 9. A 2 p.m. family pumpkin picking will be followed by a Wisconsin style fish feed from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

September 29, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned 495 school board hears reports

LARNED - The Larned USD 495 heard reports from building administrators and supervisors at a recent meeting of the board of education. The following are approved minutes from the Aug. 8 meeting.

September 29, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


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Keep negotiating pool

Dear Editor:

May 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

May 24, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

May 24, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

May 24, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Tuesday

May 24, 2015 | | Club News


Thanks to blood drive participants

Dear Editor,

May 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Swimming is preparation for life

Dear Editor,

May 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Ohnmacht — Trahan

Steve and Brenda Ohnmacht of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Ohnmacht to Sam Trahan, son of Kim and Ruth Trahan of Great Bend.

May 24, 2015 | | Engagements


Butler — Beale

Mike and Sheryl Butler (Whittaker) of rural Hays, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Elila Butler to Ethan James Beale, son of Gail Beale of Wichita, and the late James Beale. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Arleen Whittaker of Great Bend and the late Robert (Bob) Whittaker.

May 24, 2015 | | Engagements


James Farmer 80th

James W. Farmer of Hoisington will celebrate his 80th birthday on May 29 with a card shower.

May 24, 2015 | | Birthdays


Colborn — Suchy

Allan and Sherry Colborn of Medicine Lodge announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Lea Colborn to Mark Joseph Suchy, son of John and Lisa Suchy of Great Bend.

May 24, 2015 | | Engagements


Degenhardt —

Hannah Seiwert and Devon Degenhardt were united in marriage on March 28, in a double ring ceremony officiated by Aaron Andrews. Parents of the couple are Bernard and Lisa Seiwert and Louis Degenhardt and Sheryl Degenhardt. Grandparents of the bride are Patricia Gerstenkorn of Great Bend and the late LeRoy Gerstenkorn, and Delia Seiwert of St. Paul and the late Peter Seiwert. Grandparents of the groom are Bernita Degenhardt of Great Bend and the late Walter Degenhardt, and the late Ernest and Evelyn Blazek. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

May 24, 2015 | | Weddings


Svoboda 40th

Olen and Florence Svoboda will be celebrate their 40th anniversary on May 31, with a card shower.

May 24, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Lois Marshall 90th

Lois Marshall will celebrate her 90th birthday today with a family gathering at her home.

May 24, 2015 | | Birthdays


Naylor 50th

Terry E. and Karen A. Naylor will celebrate their 50th anniversary on May 29, with a card shower.

May 24, 2015 | | Anniversaries


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