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OTR for Sept. 15, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 14, 2013 | | On the Record


​Three injured in Ellsworth County rollover

Several people were injured early Saturday when a sport utility vehicle went off K-140 at 28th road in Ellsworth County, 12.7 east of Ellsworth.

September 14, 2013 | | News


Hays man dies, Great Bend teen seriously injured in I-70 collision

HAYS - A Great Bend teenager driving the wrong way on Interstate 70 was critically injured Friday night when the pickup he was driving hit an oncoming car, killing the other driver. A semitrailer then struck both disabled vehicles, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

September 14, 2013 | | News


VFW Men’s Auxiliary announces benefit pool tournament

The VFW Men's Auxiliary of Great Bend will hold a Scotch doubles eight-ball pool tournament Sept. 28-29. Games will be start at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Just Mor Rumors, 4301 10th St. The final four teams will play at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 504 Washington.

September 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs


AM radio: Can/should it be saved?

I don't think my relationship with AM radio is particularly unique.

September 14, 2013 | | Columnists


A case of national whiplash

Did you see the hopeful breaking news about Syria?

September 14, 2013 | | Columnists


Texas school president: 'Mack has my support'

AUSTIN, Texas - University of Texas President Bill Powers said Friday he supports coach Mack Brown amid speculation that Brown's job is on the line after three sub-par seasons and an embarrassing loss at Brigham Young.

September 14, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Preston Road Trophy helped Jones, Hunt trade barbs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One of the first things Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did when he awoke Wednesday was to take a good look at the little wooden trophy topped by an odd street sign sitting among the many awards and memorabilia in his Dallas-area home.

September 14, 2013 | | College/Professional


Snyder, Molnar have same vexing quarterback issue

MANHATTAN - The problem facing Massachusetts coach Charley Molnar this week just happens to be the same vexing issue that's been facing Kansas State coach Bill Snyder this season.

September 14, 2013 | The Associated Press | College/Professional


Banquet honors volunteers, showcases efforts

The RSVP volunteer recognition banquet was held at Barton Community College on Aug. 8. 165 attendees enjoyed a wonderful dinner prepared by Great Western Dining. The nominees for 2013 Volunteer of the Year were recognized with thank you certificates. Nominated this year for the award were: Arleen Branson; Ray Butler; Bill King; Chris and Rosalie Leiker; Bill Popp; Arlene Schamaun; The Hoisington Friendship Gentlemen's Dish-washing Team (Ed Merlau, Larry Ruble, Ed Ruble, Herb Sellens, Alan Ochs, and James Leewright); The Two Marilyns from Ellinwood (Marilyn Frydendall and Marilyn Sauber); Dave Tinkler; Delores Westfall; and Teddy Williamson. These volunteers work ...

September 13, 2013 | BY DONNA BAUGH | Local Life


Entries at Kansas Junior Livestock Show reach 25-year high

WICHITA – The 81st-annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) promises to be a big event this year, with 795 youth from 92 counties entering 1,817 animals. This is the largest number of livestock entered in 25 years. The total includes 148 market steers, 354 breeding heifers, 325 market hogs, 103 breeding gilts, 301 market lambs, 246 breeding ewes, 249 meat goats and 91 commercial doe kids. The statewide event will be held September 20-23 at the Kansas Pavilions in Wichita.

September 13, 2013 | | Agriculture


Eight new Rural Opportunity Zones counties partner in student loan repayment program

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced that eight additional counties certified by the Kansas Legislature to participate in the Rural Opportunity Zones (ROZ) program have decided to partner with the state in the student loan repayment program. Doniphan, Haskell, Meade, Morris, Nemaha, Ottawa, Rice and Stevens counties have voted to opt in to this portion of the ROZ program.

September 13, 2013 | | Education


Ellinwood to host Fall Frolic

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood is hosting a "fall frolic" of sorts on Saturday, Oct. 5.

September 13, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Marsh Musings

As some of you know, I have been in Louisiana on a big escapade with some friends that I have known for about 20 years. We have previously hunted musk ox in the Northwest Territories, and pigs in Texas.

September 13, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Committee formed to provide disaster relief assistance

ELLINWOOD - A Long Term Recovery Committee has been formed to help provide assistance to area residents from the August flood. It has been difficult for some residents to repair damages. As the committee began looking at repairs, the initial estimates did not include significant damages to foundations.

September 13, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


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Frank E. Kershner 1923-2016

RUSH CENTER - Frank E. Kershner, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Willow House, Hays.

February 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Revolutionary writers

Hoisington High School students entered an essay contest sponsored by Sons of the American Revolution. There were five winners, with Aurora Ingram taking first place ...

February 05, 2016 | | Education


GBHS students of the week

Great Bend High School's Students of the Week for November and December are shown. Students were provided a free lunch by Gambino's.

February 05, 2016 | | Education


​Attempts to reverse voter policy ‘brazen’

On Monday, Brian Newby, the executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) suddenly, unilaterally, and illegally decided to issue letters adding "proof ...

February 05, 2016 | By Micah Kubic Executive Director ACLU Kansas | Columnists


​Three imaging employees at Great Bend Regional Hospital earn new certifications

In a hospital serving thousands of patients each year, the Imaging Department for Great Bend Regional Hospital has about a dozen employees and keeps extremely ...

February 05, 2016 | | Business


Tribune Broadcasting names Joan Barrett VP/GM of KDVR and KWGN in Denver

DENVER, Colo. – Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO), announced the appointment of Joan Barrett as vice president/GM of KDVR and KWGN ...

February 05, 2016 | | Business


​BCC trustees call special meeting

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of ...

February 05, 2016 | | Local News


Quilting Bees meet at First Presbyterian Church

Members of the guild met on February 2 in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church. New members include Jenny, Sarah, and Audrey Manry ...

February 05, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Midwest offers retirement nirvana

The exodus of northern (retired) snowbirds traveling to southern destinations takes place every winter.

February 05, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Violet M. Mattix 1925-2016

GREAT BEND - Violet M. Mattix, 90, died Feb. 5, 2016 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.

February 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


OTR for February 5, 2016

Great Bend Police

February 05, 2016 | | On the Record


Central Prairie League basketball

CPL BOYS

February 05, 2016 | | Prep Sports


UWCK hits 2016 goal

United way of Central Kansas has reached its goal of $275,000 for the 2016 Campaign, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith said Friday.

February 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Chili Challenge raises money for Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice patients

The upcoming Chili Challenge to benefit local and area hospice patients will provide an opportunity for chefs to prove they have the best recipe.

February 05, 2016 | | Local News


WAC basketball standings updated

WAC BOYS

February 05, 2016 | | Prep Sports


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