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Gene W. Boomhower 1933 - 2012

DIGHTON - Gene W. Boomhower, 79, died Dec. 29, 2012, at Lane County Hospital in Dighton. Born March 15, 1933, in Hoisington, he was the son of J.E. "Toots" and Amalia (Boxberger) Boomhower. Gene graduated from Hoisington High School with the Class of 1951. On March 23, 1952, he married Marlene Susank in Hoisington. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge he returned to Barton County to farm with his father and in 1963 moved to Lane County and was a lifelong farmer. He and Marlene celebrated their 60th wedding ...

January 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Happy New Year Mr. President

LA JOLLA - Happy New Year, everybody, and God bless America.

January 01, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Maxine C. Rogers 1911 - 2012

Maxine C. Rogers, 101, died Dec. 29 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born March 27, 1911 in Larned, she was the daughter of John William and Salina Ann (Ferree) Grizzle. On Jan. 2, 1932 she married Preston James Rogers in Ellinwood. He died on May 3, 1988. A resident of Great Bend since 1929, coming from Larned, she was a homemaker.

January 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


New Year's Toast

January 01, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Ode 2 2012

And so we bid a not-so-fond farewell to the bow of another large unwieldy year as it sinks slowly over the horizon wobbling unsteadily towards the graveyard of memory. And cheers erupt from we folks on shore waving the double-handed "L for loser" sign above our heads. "So long. See ya. Don't let the door slam you in the butt on the way out. And if you got any brothers or sisters, don't give them this address."

January 01, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


Norman W. Chakir 1918 - 2012

Norman W. Chakir, 94, died Dec. 30, 2012, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 8, 1918, at Ellis, the son of William A. and Louise (Schoenthaler) Chakir. Norman married Mildred Kohlmeier in 1944, in Ellinwood. She passed away in 1974. He then married Hilda Griffith on March 10, 1981, at Miami, Okla. She survives.

January 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Lela Wilson

Lela Wilson, 102, died Dec. 31, 2012, at Sterling House Of Great Bend, Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

January 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Curtis T. Smith 1952 - 2012

SALINA - Curtis T. Smith, 60, of Salina, passed away Dec. 28, 2012, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 8, 1952, in Hays, he was the son of Charley T. and Della Lorene (Musselman) Smith. He worked as an engineer with Union Pacific for 41 years. A skilled craftsman, he enjoyed building things, loved to play golf and was politically passionate.

January 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


RENEWED FOCUS

Returning from the holiday break, the Barton Community College women's basketball team has been rejuvenated.

January 01, 2013 | | Community College


Kelly among top NFL targets

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - One of the first questions Oregon coach Chip Kelly was asked after arriving in Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl was about the possibility of coaching in the NFL.

January 01, 2013 | By John Marshall AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs CEO Hunt to take bigger role

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Clark Hunt is regarded as an intensely private man, someone who prefers to operate behind the scenes and away from the spotlight that comes with owning an NFL franchise.

January 01, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Snyder awarded Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year

ATLANTA - Kansas State's Bill Snyder, who guided the Wildcats to an 11-1 regular season, is the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year.

January 01, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Speculation on new NFL head coaches arise after firing frenzy

When NFL coaching jobs open, the names Jon Gruden, Bill Cowher and Tony Dungy immediately surface as potential candidates.

January 01, 2013 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Arthur Kenneth Christiansen 1932 - 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Arthur Kenneth Christiansen, 80, died Dec. 25, 2012, at Colorado Springs, Colo. He was born Feb. 7, 1932, at Great Bend, the son of August and Alice Christiansen. He married Hanne in 1976.

January 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Broncos make quick turnaround

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Two short years ago, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen sent out a letter to season ticket holders. "You deserve more from this franchise," he wrote.

January 01, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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​GBPD officer on leave after domestic battery arrest

A Great Bend Police Department patrol officer was placed on administrative leave following his arrest last Saturday on a domestic battery charge.

March 25, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington Municipal Court Docket - March 19

Vicki L. Batt, open container, trail April 16

March 25, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Montana Mike's, 906 McKinley, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Amy Habiger and January Pecora. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

March 25, 2015 | | Local News




Supreme Court announces cases for April 13 docket at Fort Hays State University

The Kansas Supreme Court announced the three cases it will hear April 13 at Fort Hays State University, its next destination in ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary.

March 25, 2015 | | Local News


Death Tax Repeal is Long Overdue

On April 13, 2005 the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 272 to 162, to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, also known as the death tax. But in the ten years since, they have all but dropped the issue. A stunning 236 of the current members of the House have never had an opportunity to vote on it. Fortunately, the Ways & Means Committee under Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will soon consider a bill, H.R. 1105, written by Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) that would repeal the death tax. House leadership should bring it to the floor ...

March 25, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


In Defense of the GOP’s Iran Letter

Last week a political bloodbath unfolded on Capitol Hill.

March 25, 2015 | Matt Mackowiak | Columnists


Head trauma and Congress

March 25, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Susan Young endorsement

Dear Editor,

March 25, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Chiefs score big with compensatory picks

PHOENIX (AP) - NFC champion Seattle, Denver and Kansas City each were awarded four compensatory picks in this year's draft.

March 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Huggins looks for another win over Calipari

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has had his way against Kentucky's John Calipari over the years.

March 24, 2015 | BY JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Rich get richer: Mayweather and Pacquiao purses soar

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The first ticket has yet to be sold, but the richest fight in boxing history is getting richer by the day.

March 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ready, set, scramble!

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - In the 2008 national championship, with Kansas trailing Memphis by three and 10.8 seconds left in the game, coach Bill Self called for his team to run a play called "Chop."

March 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Women’s NCAA Tournament attendance up in some locations

Steps taken by the NCAA to address the ongoing attendance concern at the women's NCAA Tournament are working, at least in some places.

March 24, 2015 | BY DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


GB wrestlers dominate at Girls State

On March 22, Breanna Ridgeway and Natalie Garza traveled to McPherson to battle in the Girls State Tournament. Both girls won their brackets convincingly. Breanna opened up with a 14-0 win in her first match, and followed that up with 2 pins. Natalie won both of the matches she wrestled with pins.

March 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


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