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Larry Vincent Gales 1942-2013

BURLINGTON - Larry Vincent Gales, 71, Burlington, passed away Friday July 26, 2013, at his home.

July 29, 2013 | | Obituaries

Wilma “Jean” Schenk 1930 - 2013

Wilma "Jean" Schenk, 83, died July 27 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 18, 1930 in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Joe and Zora (Zinn) Stukey. On May 5, 1965 she married Clemith Burton in Hoisington. He died on Oct. 21, 1994. She married Harold Schenk on Dec. 14, 1996 in Olmitz. He survives. A long time resident of Great Bend, she owned and operated a beauty salon.

July 29, 2013 | | Obituaries

Larned Police Report

Thursday, July 25

July 29, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


We have a special bird in our area at the present time. The upland sandpiper is a beautiful bird. We see them sitting on fence posts. They are very well camouflaged when on the ground. This bird has been called "The Shorebird of the Prairie" since most of it's relatives are never far from water. This bird thrives on the grasslands. It was previously called the upland plover and Bartram's Sandpiper after the American naturalist William Bartram (a very interesting fellow - Google him up some time). The bird has been in decline for some time due to loss ...

July 29, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


July 29, 2013 | | AP


OAKVILLE, Ontario - Brandt Snedeker won the Canadian Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title of the year, closing with 2-under 70 for a three-stroke victory.

July 29, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Newman breaks 49-race winless streak

INDIANAPOLIS - A born and bred Hoosier, Ryan Newman spent his childhood racing everywhere from Anderson to Winchester and every short track he could find in a state mad about racing.

July 29, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Gordon's two-run homer in 12th lifts Royals to sixth straight win

CHICAGO - It's down to the last couple days of July, and the Kansas City Royals have an equal amount of wins and losses.

July 29, 2013 | | AP Sports

GBHS Class of 1993 reunion

On Aug. 30 and 31 the Great Bend High School Class of 1993 will hold their 20 year class reunion. For more information email

July 28, 2013 | | Reunions

Oetken family reunion

The 71st annual John Oetken family reunion was held on July 21 at the Great Bend Best Western Court Yard. The reunion was hosted by the Ida

July 28, 2013 | | Reunions

Worst ever?

Hundred degree days coupled with 30-40 mile-per-hour winds and little moisture spells crop and pastureland failure for western Kansas. It's like putting the corn and grass in a giant outdoor oven and turning a fan on.

July 28, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Snyder —

Melissa Ideva Chandler and Clint Wesley Snyder were united in marriage on June 1 at Fields Pentecostal Church in Fields, La. in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Reverend Terry Lee. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Parents of the couple are the Reverend James Chandler of DeQuincy, La. and the late Nina Chandler (both formerly of Great Bend) and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Snyder of Bancroft, La.

July 28, 2013 | | Weddings

Area students accept scholarships from Fort Hays State University

Seven area students have accepted scholarships from Fort Hays State University for the 2013-2014 academic year.

July 28, 2013 | | Education

Welch - Doll

Tim Welch and Jean Garner announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Marie Welch, to Ryan Wade Doll, son of Clayton and Cheri Doll. The bride-elect attended Barton Community College where she majored in journalism. She is employed as a loan processor at Farmers Bank and Trust in Great Bend.

July 28, 2013 | | Engagements

Froetschner baby girl

Jamie and Christopher Froetschner announce the birth of their daughter, Royce Callait Froetschner, on July 5 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19 3/4 in. long. She has an 18 month old big sister, Finley LaRue Froetschner.

July 28, 2013 | | Births

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​Students attend KAY Regional Conference

Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 17 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 10 at Mulvane High ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

Barton Community College Foundation hopes establish new endowed scholarship

Barton Automotive Technology student Ashley Revel knows full well the tremendous benefits derived from the Barton Foundation. As a scholarship recipient for the 2015-16 school ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

​Crafters World offers free art classes for kids

Lynn Benefield from Crafters World will offer free art classes for children 6-18 years old on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Great Bend Public Library ...

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

​Great Bend Regional Hospital to host lab fair

As a service to the Great Bend area residents, Great Bend Regional Hospital will provide a community lab fair from 6-7:30 a.m. on ...

November 27, 2015 | | Business

Chili for the Soul

Sunflower Diversified Services recently presented two checks totaling $387 to local charities. The checks represent the proceeds from Sunflower's Annual Chili Cook-off.

November 27, 2015 | | Business

VFW bingo canceled tonight

VFW Post 3111 has canceled bingo tonight.

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

Holiday Hustle postponed because of ice

Due to the icy weather, the United Way of Central Kansas' Light to Unite Holiday Hustle, originally scheduled for this evening has been postponed until ...

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

Suspected Terrorists in America are Free to Buy Guns

Now that congressional Republicans and roughly 50 cowered Democratic colleagues have passed a panicky bill to impede the entry of Syrian refugees, I think it ...

November 27, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Both Sides Half Right on Refugees

I rarely write about immigration, partly because I spend enough time practicing immigration law, and partly because my conservative friends raise their eyebrows whenever I ...

November 27, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

Area farmers and residents invited to Farmers Union Meeting

Farmers and all who are interested in farm issues are invited to the Pawnee County Farmers Union annual meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. on ...

November 27, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

Sterling College Department of Music to present two concerts

Sterling College's Department of Music will showcase the diverse talent of its students by hosting both instrumental and a vocal concerts in December. Dr ...

November 27, 2015 | | Entertainment

Black eye Friday

November 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Master Gardeners work to save monarchs

Sherry Brent spoke to the Great Bend Garden Club on Nov. 19 to explain K-State's Master Gardener program. That program was begun in the ...

November 26, 2015 | | Local News

'Addams Family' musical auditions start Sunday

Auditions will be held Sunday and Monday for the Barton Community College Music Department's spring 2016 musical, "The Addams Family: A New Musical," by ...

November 26, 2015 | | Local News

Hillary Clinton, Wall Street’s Candidate

Wall Street crony Hillary Clinton's scandalous attempt to redefine her support of and by the top 1 percent is being met with revulsion from ...

November 26, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

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