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May 26, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Ryan Joseph Bealer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mitchell Johnson is the 2013 Ryan Joseph Bealer Memorial Scholarship recipient. Johnson is a 2013 graduate of Great Bend High School. He excels in mathematics and is a National Honors Society Member. Johnson will be attending the Kansas State University and will major in Computer Engineering.

May 26, 2013 | | Education

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May 26, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor

Change on the horizon at Farmers Bank

Since opening its doors 106 years ago in Albert, Farmers Bank and Trust enjoys a rich history of local leaders at the helm. In fact, there have only been five presidents in the history of the bank. Twenty-eight year veteran banker Gene Dikeman took over eight years ago as the fifth president of the banking institution. Dikeman recently announced his resignation and stated "Farmers Bank attracted me because of its strong capital, employee strength and great customer service. It has been a pleasure to have been a part of Farmers Bank's history and to have worked with so many ...

May 26, 2013 | | Business

Eleanor E. Christiansen 1922 - 2013

Eleanor E. Christiansen 1922 - 2013

May 26, 2013 | | Obituaries

EMS treats man stunned by Taser device during altercation

Great Bend Police were dispatched to a trailer at 2800 Main, Lot 8 at 7:29 p.m. Thursday and arrested Manual Mena for alleged domestic battery and obstruction. Mena was subdued with a Taser electroshock weapon during the arrest, and was treated by Emergency Medical Service before being booked into the Barton County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bond.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs

OTR for May 26, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 25, 2013 | | On the Record

Maxine Foster

PAWNEE ROCK - Maxine Foster, 93, died May 25 at her home in Pawnee Rock. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

​Jacqueline J. Toman

Jacqueline J. Toman, 74, died May 25 at the Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens 1934 - 2013

KINGSTON, Okla. - Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens, 79, passed away May 23 at the hospital in Durant, Okla. Born Jan. 11, 1934, in Russell County, he was the son of Rudolph and Nathalia "Dollie" Dumler Niedens. Lou was raised in Russell County and attended Hoisington High School. He later graduated from Concordia Lutheran College in Seward, Neb. On Dec. 29, 1990, he married Linda Darlene Bessell (Hoover) in Moore, Okla.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Gary Lee Popp 1961 - 2013

KANSAS CITY - Gary Lee Popp, 51, passed away unexpectedly of a sudden healt attack on May 22. Born June 25, 1961, in Hoisington, he was the son of Maurice and Margaret (Fuller) Popp. Gary graduated from Hoisington High School. In 1979 he began working for Missouri Pacific RR, then on to Union Pacific RR in 1988. After that he was employed with Johnson County Water District for over 23 years from 1990 to present and appointed Operations Team Leader for 15 of those years.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Marlin E. "Butch" Depiesse 1942 - 2013

Marlin E. "Butch" Depiesse, 70, died May 23 at his home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 18, 1942, in Beaver, he was the son of Lawrence LaVerne and Theresa (Schremmer) Depiesse. On Dec. 20, 1963, he married Phyllis Hall in Neptune, N.J. She survives. He returned to Great Bend in 1994, from Monmouth County, N.J., working for Bill Murray's Auto Body Shop in New Jersey, and various local body shops in the Great Bend area.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

George Arthur Windham 1949 - 2013

SAND SPRING, Okla. - George Arthur Windham, 64, died May 22 in Sand Springs, Okla. He was born on Jan. 15, 1949, in Sanford, N.C. Mr. Windham was united in marriage to Joyce Marie Morrison. He was a resident of Sand Springs, Okla., for several years. He worked at Worthman Heating and Air as a service technician.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Michael Stewart Fox 1947 - 2013

ARVADA, Colo. - Michael "Mike" Fox, 65, of Arvada, Colo., passed away on April 6. He is survived by his loving wife Debbie; his children Jason Fox of Dallas, Texas; Brian Tracy of Edwards, Colo.; Sue (Tom) Reitz of St. Louis, Mo.; Missy Tracy of Ft. Collins, Colo.; his siblings Philip (Paula) Fox of Ft. Worth, Texas; Judith Fox of Great Bend; Vickie (David) Rondeau of Olathe; and his four grandchildren, Dylan and Nathan Fox and Annaston and Mackenzie Reitz. Mike is predeceased in death by his parents, Wilson C. and Frances V. Fox, who laid a strong foundation for love ...

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

​Great Bend Public Library closed until Wednesday

The Great Bend Public Library is closed for the Memorial Day holiday. The library will reopen at noon on Wednesday, with summer hours going into effect. Fines will be forgiven on any items due on Tuesday, May 28.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs

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October 11, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Oct. 12 through Oct. 16. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

October 11, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Big First Congressional campaign in full swing

Although the primary for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congress is still ten months away, don't tell that to Dr. Roger Marshall ...

October 11, 2015 | | Local News

Ahrens 60th

William Wayne and Sue Ahrens of Ellinwood will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a Come and Go Reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on ...

October 11, 2015 | | Anniversaries

Jean Starbuck 85th

Jean Starbuck will celebrate her 85th birthday with a Come and Go Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 24, at The Front ...

October 11, 2015 | | Birthdays

Frydendall 60th

Garth and JoAnn Frydendall will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a card shower. They celebrated earlier with a family dinner.

October 11, 2015 | | Anniversaries

Romine 60th

James and Rita Romine will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a card shower.

October 11, 2015 | | Anniversaries

Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen

The Central Kansas Dream Center (CKDC) recently received garden produce from members of the Grass Roots Environmental Advocacy Team (GREAT). CKDC operates the Hungry Heart ...

October 11, 2015 | | Local News

League of Women Voters meeting

The League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold its monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at the Classic Inn in the back room ...

October 11, 2015 | | Club News

Keuchel looks to help Astros take lead over Royals

HOUSTON (AP) - Dallas Keuchel has been asked why he pitches so well at home so many times that on Saturday, when it was posed yet ...

October 10, 2015 | | AP Sports

NFL Week 5: Surprise Bengals in marquee matchup vs Seahawks

One of the six remaining undefeated NFL teams will be on the field in Cincinnati on Sunday when Seattle visits.

October 10, 2015 | BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports

Jayhawks drubbed by No. 3 Baylor 66-7

LAWRENCE (AP) - It's hard to stay positive when a winless team continues to lose.

October 10, 2015 | | AP Sports

No. 2 Horned Frogs rally past Kansas State to escape upset

MANHATTAN (AP) - Trevone Boykin threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns, the second a 55-yard strike to Josh Doctson with 1:10 left in the ...

October 10, 2015 | | AP Sports

​Gifts for Panther sign, Park playground on BOE agenda

Accepting two gifts of $5,000 is on the agenda for the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, set for 5 p.m ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Search begins for future GBPL director

The Great Bend Public Library's Board of Directors will meet at 4:45 p.m. Monday in the Dane G. Hansen Media Center, on ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

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