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August 23, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Senior Volunteers honored for service to elderly

Beverly Davis, Earl Lumpkins and Bernita Degenhardt of Great Bend were honored for their service to the elderly at the February Senior Companion Program in-service meeting held at the Great Bend Senior Center on Aug. 21st. Davis has served 10 years; Lumpkins, nine years and Degenhardt, five years with the Program. Senior Companions offer friendship and assistance with daily living activities to older persons needing help to live independently.

August 23, 2013 | | Local News


The Furor Over the Rodeo Clown and the Obama Mask

Old joke: two cannibals are eating a clown and one says, "Does this taste funny to you?" In a case of life imitating joke, political partisans squared off in the case of the Obama-mask wearing rodeo clown over whether his act was funny, or in dangerously bad taste. But partisans and most of the media are missing the point of what happened.

August 23, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Are You Killing Yourself With Exercise?

You've probably never heard of bigorexia; but according to CBS New York, it's a growing health hazard, affecting as many as 45 percent of men at some point in their lives.

August 23, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Not the guy

August 23, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Shoemaker joins Cheyenne Travel

Diane Shoemaker has joined the staff of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away Vacations.

August 23, 2013 | | Business


BMI joins the Inc. 5000 List for 2013

Inc. magazine today ranked Benefit Management of Great Bend 4636th on its seventh-annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list provides a snapshot of the most important segment of the economy-America's independent entrepreneurs. These companies are recognized for demonstrating growth and stability.

August 23, 2013 | | Business


School days

August 23, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Thursday's National League capsules

CARDINALS 6, BRAVES 2

August 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Thursday's American League capsules

YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 3

August 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Bill L. Westfall 1931 - 2013

Bill L. Westfall, 82, died Aug. 21 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born April 5, 1931, at Oilton, Okla., to Amos L. and Beulah Mae (Turner) Westfall. He married Lillie "Madge" Ferguson April 5, 1958, at Kinsley. A Great Bend resident since 1934, coming from Oklahoma, he owned and operated Westfall Electric from 1968 until his retirement.

August 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Dorothy O. Soden 1921 - 2013

Dorothy O. Soden, 92, died Aug. 21 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Jan. 24, 1921, at Clay Center, to Richard A. and Dorthea J. (Obenland) Brueggemann. She married Carl Soden Dec. 21, 1946, at Mission. He died May 8, 2008. Mrs. Soden was a Great Bend resident since 1949, coming from Coffeyville. She was a teacher at schools in Morganville, Clay Center, Parsons, Topeka and Coffeyville, as well as St. Patrick Catholic School and Great Bend USD 428 in Great Bend.

August 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Donna Rae (Krier) Hoffman 1947 - 2013

CLAFLIN - Donna Rae (Krier) Hoffman, 66, of Mt. Vernon, Mo., died Aug. 21, at her home. Born Feb. 11, 1947, in Pueblo, Colo., she was the daughter of the late Richard and Myrtle (DeLair) Krier. Donna was a 1965 graduate of Claflin Kansas High School and graduated from West Hills College in San Diego, Calif., where she attended from 1965-1968, earning a degree in Accounting. On Feb. 12, 1997, she married LeRoy J. Hoffman in Claflin. They resided in Claflin until 2000, moving to Mt. Vernon, Mo., to retire. Donna enjoyed her animals especially her horses and her dachshunds. She ...

August 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Daryl "Tippy" Ferguson 1961 - 2013

Daryl "Tippy" Ferguson, 52, died Aug. 22 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born April 4, 1961, at Great Bend, to Donald Gene and Opal Ann (McKnight) Ferguson. He married Sharon M. Thompson June 27, 1981, at Great Bend. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was a dispatcher for Horizon Express.

August 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for Aug. 23, 2013

Barton County Sheriff

August 22, 2013 | | On the Record


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Midwest Energy more than doubles Kansas Wind Energy purchases

Midwest Energy has signed a purchased power agreement with Westar Energy of Topeka for 57 megawatts of wind energy from the Kingman Wind Energy Center ...

February 10, 2016 | | Business


NARFE meeting

NARFE will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Stoneridge Club. Speaker will be Diann Henderson on the new playground equipment.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Rubio

February 10, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Manhattan Boys’ Swim Invitational results for Feb. 5 and Feb. 6

Coach Beaumont:

February 10, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Don Davis announces filing for re-election

The future of Barton County is important to all of us. Looking ahead and planning takes a lot of cooperation between all the county entities ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Hoisington High School Wrestling results

The Hoisington Middle School Wrestling team put on quite a display this past Monday night as the team traveled to Ellsworth to take on teams ...

February 10, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Mandatory Depression Screening a Depressing Thought

The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended mandatory depression screening for all Americans. The task force wants to force health insurance companies to ...

February 10, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


What Republicans Get Wrong About Amnesty

Since when did being a conservative mean also having to agree that some wall with mythical powers could "make America great again," a la Donald ...

February 10, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Champagnie puts her name at top of Barton record books

The Barton women's track history is long and storied. One of, if not the best in the history of the NJCAA. So setting records ...

February 10, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Wilson, Adderly hit 400m qualifying mark for Barton men

The list of events the Barton men's track team will take competitors for the NJCAA Indoor Championships added the 400m at the Frank Sevigne ...

February 10, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Floreine Margaret Blankenship 1918-2016

Floreine Margaret Blankenship, 97, died Feb. 8, 2016, at Carriage Square Nursing Home in St. Joseph, Mo. Born Sept. 13, 1918, in Boyd, she was ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ann Marie Mantz 1936-2016

Ann Marie Mantz, 79, died Feb. 9, 2016 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Dec. 8, 1936, at Hoisington, the daughter of Bernard ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Melvin Lyle Herrell 1933-2016

PRETTY PRAIRIE - Melvin Lyle Herrell, 82, died Feb. 8, 2016, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. He was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Stafford, to Leo Jesse ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


TIED AT THE TOP

LAWRENCE (AP) - Landen Lucas rarely gets much credit for the work he does for Kansas, mainly because the blue-collar forward earns his minutes with rebounding ...

February 09, 2016 | | AP Sports


OTR for February 9, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 09, 2016 | | On the Record


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