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Red ribbon week at EGS

ELLINWOOD -Ellinwood Grade School has just completed another very successful and fun week in observance of Red Ribbon Week. Guidance lessons over the past month have focused on drug and alcohol prevention. Besides learning the importance of being drug free, students had a good time with the theme days and winning prizes with their "Live Drug Free" wristbands last week. Monday was "Wear Red Day"; Tuesday, "Turn Your Back on Drugs Day" with students wearing their shirts backwards; Wednesday, "Our School Rocks Drug Free" day, with students dressing like a rock star or favorite musician; and Thursday was Life is ...

November 03, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Great Bend firefighters prepare carryout boxes for their seventh annual spaghetti feed, Thursday at the Knights of Columbus.

November 03, 2011 | | Local News

Helen Mae Berscheidt Tomberlin

ELLINWOOD - Helen Mae Berscheidt Tomberlin, age 94, died Wednesday at Sterling House in Great Bend. Arrangements and services will be announced by Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.

November 03, 2011 | | Obituaries

Mary Catherine Weeks 1928 - 2011

HOISINGTON - Mary Catherine Weeks, 83, died Nov. 2 at her home in Hoisington. Born Jan. 5, 1928 in Dubuque, she was the daughter of Henry and Philomena (Eckart) Casey. On June 4, 1947 she married John E. Weeks in Dubuque. He died Dec. 22, 1990. A resident of Hoisington since 1952, coming from Russell and Ellinwood, she was an administrative assistant for Barton Community College, office manager for Roxana Oil and was employed at Verna's Clothing in Hoisington.

November 03, 2011 | | Obituaries

On the Record for Nov. 4, 2011

Great Bend Fire Department

November 03, 2011 | | On the Record

Support Buddy Poppy Days

Dear Editor,

November 03, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor

Women all over world are messed up

Two hundred ethnic groups in Cameroon still practice painful "breast ironing," affecting one-fourth of the puberty-age girls in the country, according to a CNN dispatch.

November 03, 2011 | | News of the Weird

Virgie J. Rector 1932 - 2011

LARNED - Virgie J. Rector, 79, passed away Nov. 2 at Larned Healthcare Center. Born Oct. 1, 1932, she was the daughter of Charles T. Dalton Sr. and Alta Leatherman. A Larned resident since 1975, moving from Dodge City, she was a Licensed Mental Health Aide for the Larned State Hospital. On April 15, 1948, she married John G. Rector in Cimmaron. He passed away April 29, 1996.

November 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

Buddy Ray Messick 1935 - 2011

KINGMAN - Buddy Ray Messick, 76, died Oct. 28 at his home in Kingman, with his wife and children by his side. Born Oct. 28, 1935, near Raymond, he was the son of Clarence and Dora Belle Hughbanks Messick. A Kingman resident since 1984, previously of the Raymond, Lyons and Claflin communities, he was a retired oil field employee.

November 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

Dr. William Lawrence Smith Jr. 1922 - 2011

ANNA, Texas - Dr. William Lawrence Smith Jr., 89, of Anna, Texas, passed away on Oct. 15. He was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Stafford, to William Lawrence Smith Sr. and Elsie Fern (Carr) Smith. On June 21, 1943, he married Nadine Lorene Block, in Martinez, Calif.

November 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

Mary Catherine Weeks

HOISINGTON - Mary Catherine Weeks, 83, died Nov. 2 at her home in Hoisington. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.

November 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

No. 17 Cats have tough rebound game: third-ranked Oklahoma State

MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State wants to take after Oklahoma this week.

November 02, 2011 | | AP Sports

UH’s Keenum prepares to break record under radar

Poor Houston.

November 02, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports

Memories of Super Bowl game is distant memory

Ah, the memories.

November 02, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

Breaks going Chiefs’ way during four-game win streak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A couple of wins over division doormats. A shutout of a Raiders team playing without its starting quarterback. An inexplicable fumble that eventually led to an overtime victory.

November 02, 2011 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

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19th annual Santa’s Workshop is coming to Great Bend

Great Bend High School students, community volunteers and Great Bend Recreation Commission staff will be transforming the City Auditorium into Santa's Workshop.

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Region to see 2nd highest Thanksgiving travel since 2007

According to AAA nearly 3.8 million in the West North Central Region of the U.S., of which Kansas is a part, will journey ...

November 25, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

OTR for November 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 25, 2015 | | On the Record

2B Organized announces new franchise in Great Bend

2B Organized, a professional organizing firm, announced the launch of a new franchise to serve Great Bend and surrounding areas. Services include residential and commercial ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Talk Is Cheap, Foul Language Is Worthless

You don't need to be a genius to recognize that John Oliver is doing some remarkably effective journalism on his weekly HBO series, laced ...

November 25, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Time For Obama to Back Ted Cruz?

In her memoir published this summer, Claire McCaskill recounts how she confounded political observers who assumed she would lose reelection to the U.S. Senate ...

November 25, 2015 | Karl Frisch | Columnists

Syrian Refugees

November 25, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Annual Turkey Awards

It's time, once again, for our Annual Turkey Awards. That time of year when we recognize the biggest "Turkeys" from the world of sports ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Grant benefits local swim team

Earlier this year the Golden Belt Community Foundation established the Barton County Pool Grant and Endowment Funds (Funds) as a way to provide long-term support ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Galindo joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announces the hiring of Cory Galindo at their Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th Street in Great Bend. Cory ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Nex-Tech announces new location in Great Bend

Nex-Tech relocated its store location to 3700 10th Street in Great Bend on Nov. 1. Nex-Tech customers will enjoy easier access in and out of ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Trustees look at campus security

Dear Editor,

November 25, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Tiger fans make plans for bowl game

It's been a long time since the Fort Hays State University football team has qualified for the post-season, and fans are making plans to ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

​Cookie Contest promises sweet fun to Saturday shoppers

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Prairie Ink accepting submissions

Editors Jamie Oss and Teresa Johnson of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, Prairie Ink, are accepting entries for its seventh edition.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

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