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Redskins QB Griffin target of extortion

DALLAS (AP) - A former Baylor basketball player is facing a federal extortion charge for allegedly threatening to release "derogatory information" about Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III unless he was paid.

June 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Boston trades Youkilis to White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Youkilis sat in the White Sox dugout before his first game with his new team, looking relaxed, sounding confident and flashing a toothy smile through his trademark bushy goatee.

June 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


GBRC to host USTA Jr. novice tournament

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a United States Tennis Association Jr. novice tennis tournament on Friday, July 6.

June 25, 2012 | | Local Sports


WKFL sign up set

Western Kansas Football League sign up will be held on Monday, July 2.

June 25, 2012 | | Local Sports


Huslig receives academic award

PRATT - Great Bend native and Pratt Community College women's soccer player Kayci Huslig earned a 2011-12 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award this year.

June 25, 2012 | | Community College


Outfielder Byrd suspended 50 games for PED use

NEW YORK (AP) - Outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Monday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

June 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Golden Belt finishes second at Lakin swim meet

LAKIN - For the first time this summer, the Golden Belt swim squad finished second in a meet.

June 25, 2012 | | Summer Sports


Heat celebrate with parade in Miami streets

MIAMI (AP) - The NBA championship trophy was center stage, bathed in white light and sitting on a pedestal. And each Miami Heat player offered it a different greeting.

June 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Roger Lee Zeigler 1935 - 2012

HOISINGTON – Roger Lee Zeigler, 76, died June 25 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Aug. 3, 1935, he was the son of Donald L. and Bernice W. (Slimmer) Zeigler. He worked as a sales associate and representative for Tower Products at Lenexa. A Hoisington High School graduate, he was a resident of Hoisington for most of his life. He spent several years in Kenwood Plaza, St. John.

June 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


John H. Mitchell, Jr. 1932 - 2012

John H. Mitchell Jr., 79, died June 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 27, 1932, at Albany, N.Y., he was the son of John Henry and Ada (Oliver) Mitchell. He married Lois Ann Rule on June 5, 1955, at Green Island, N.Y. She died June 13, 2009. A Great Bend resident since 1974, coming from Troy and Green Island, N.Y., he worked as a production manager for Fuller Brush Company.

June 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Viola Eleanor Schwein 1915 - 2012

Viola Eleanor Schwein, 96, died June 25 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend, where she had been a resident for the last 6 ½ years. She was born Dec. 28, 1915, at Hoisington, the daughter of Fred and Anna (Herdt) Schneider.

June 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


LaDonna Maxine Denney 1933 - 2012

BURLINGTON, Iowa – LaDonna Maxine Denney, 79, died June 23 at her home in Burlington, Iowa, with her son and daughter-in-law at her side. Born Jan. 25, 1933, at Kiowa, she was the daughter of Laurence G. and Bertha Pearl (Downtain) Thomas. She married Donald Dean Denney Sr. on May 23, 1952, at Great Bend. He died Aug. 14, 2000. An Iowa resident, she was a cook for Unified School District 428, retiring after 35 years of service.

June 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Olga Crotinger

BISON - Olga Crotinger, 96, died June 25 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.

June 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


​Free movies at library

The Great Bend Public Library will be having another Adults' Night Out Movie at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, for anyone 18 and older. The library will show "The Vow," and those who attend earn an extra entry for this week's Summer Reading drawing.

June 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Library offers Touch a Truck

Great Bend Public Library will offer Touch a Truck from 2-3 p.m. Saturday in the library parking lot, 1409 Williams St.

June 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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Remember Kermit Gosnell? Probably Not

It is difficult to imagine that two years have passed since a Philadelphia jury decided the fate of Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

May 15, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Amish Romance Novels: Is That Even A Thing?

I had never really thought about such books existing, but the May 8 "Newsweek" reports that Amish romance novels are big business, accounting for as much as half of the inspirational fiction market and involving dozens of new titles each month.

May 15, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


IRS Workers

May 15, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Help wanted – careers in agriculture

It's graduation season for secondary and post-secondary education. Some graduates are continuing their formal education and many are looking for work. Many are still trying to figure out their career. Too many have never considered agriculture as a career path for a variety of perceived reasons: low wages, poor benefits, they don't hire women, less than desirable working conditions, no experience in agriculture, no jobs, no opportunity for advancement. All of those perceptions are wrong. This column isn't saying there aren't less than desirable jobs in agriculture but these jobs are shrinking as agriculture adapts to ...

May 15, 2015 | | Agriculture


Kirmser Awards recognize exceptional undergraduates at KSU

MANHATTAN - Outstanding undergraduate research in topics ranging from presidential history to biosystems engineering has earned several Kansas State University students the Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award, presented through the K-State Libraries.

May 15, 2015 | | Education


From Barton to bachelor’s

MANHATTAN - Nathan Legleiter always wanted a Kansas State University degree, but he needed a way to complete it while living and working in the Great Bend area. He used a special partnership between Barton Community College and the university to complete his bachelor's degree in general business.

May 15, 2015 | | Education


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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