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Oilers’ doubles team wins regional crown

RUSSELL - Central Plains High School's Benn Kirmer and Layne Bieberle won a Class 3-1A regional championship over the weekend.

May 07, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Mickelson leads class of World Golf Hall of Fame inductees

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - Phil Mickelson loved golf before he was old enough to walk and swing a club. It took him on a thrilling ride of major championships and a few spectacular crashes, eventually leading to his induction Monday night into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

May 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


On the Record for May 8, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

May 07, 2012 | | On the Record


​Free program explains growing spices and herbs

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Growing Spices And Herbs," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

May 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Great Bend to hold grand opening for Sports Complex

The grand opening ceremony for the Great Bend Sports Complex will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the complex, located at 41 McKinley St.

May 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Birthday donation

Drew Nicholson, left, and Sam Hall celebrated their 9th birthdays by requesting donations for Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation rather than birthday gifts. The $145 donation was placed in the Becky Nicholson/Kans for Kids Scholarship that is given to any graduating high school senior that has received assistance from Kans for Kids while they battled cancer. The boys, both students of Holy Family School in Great Bend, were presented with certificates of appreciation.

May 07, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Alice J. McDonald 1921-2012

Alice J. McDonald, 91, died May 6 at Presbyterian Manor, Emporia. She was born May 1, 1921 at Heizer, the daughter of George V. and Winnie (Whaley) LeRoy.

May 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth “Betty” Straub

Elizabeth "Betty Straub, 79, died at her home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

May 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Leora D. Hammond Kristufek 1914 - 2012

LARNED - Leora D. Hammond Kristufek, 98, died May 5 at the Golden Living Center in Wilson. Born Jan. 25, 1914 in Grigston, she was the daughter of William and Ina Fay Watson Nulf. On April 26, 1930 she married C.G. Hammond. He died on Nov. 21, 1971. On Sept. 21, 1977 she married Carl Kristufek in Dillon, Mont. He died on Feb. 27, 1988. A longtime area resident, she owned and operated the Hammond Holiday Home.

May 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Maurice L. “Maurie” Claassen 1921 - 2012

Maurice L. "Maurie" Claassen, 91, died May 5 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Feb. 9, 1921 in Newton, he was the son of Cornelius and Addie (Lander) Claassen. After meeting Ruth McIlrath at the University of Kansas, Maurie and Ruth were married on Nov. 25, 1945 in Great Bend. Ruth died on July 14, 1982. A longtime resident of Great Bend, he worked in the insurance industry initially for McIlrath Insurance Agency and retiring from Thurman Morrison and Associates.

May 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Kathryn Bernice Lamb 1945 - 2012

ELLINWOOD - Kathryn Bernice Lamb, 66, died May 7 at her home in Ellinwood. Born Nov. 7, 1945 in San Bernardino, Calif., she was the daughter of Elmo John and Mildred Bernice (McKinney) Riddle. On Feb. 10, 1963 she married Ron Lamb in Great Bend. A resident of Ellinwood since 1958, coming from Wichita, she was a beautician and was co-owner of Ron Lamb's Color Clinic for thirty-one years. She was a self-taught artist.

May 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Commissioners hear road, Camp Pawnee news

LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. April 23 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.

May 07, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Police Report

Sunday, May 6

May 07, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Larned Briefs

Appellate Court to hear cases in Larned

May 07, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Barton’s season ends at NJCAA Region VI tournament

WICHITA - The Barton Community College softball team dug tooth-and-nails to avoid elimination against Seward on Saturday in the NJCAA Region VI tournament, but a 7-5 extra-inning loss dropped the Lady Cougars out of contention.

May 05, 2012 | | Community College


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​Velma Mae Sievers 1921 - 2015

ABILENE - Velma Mae Sievers went home to Jesus at the age of 93 on March 20, 2015, at Abilene Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born Sept. 22, 1921, to Robert John and Mae McWilliams Barnett on a farm southwest of Humboldt. Because her Dad rented from a family named Chicken, she always chuckled and said "I was born in the Chicken House."

March 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Barton women begin outdoor track season

The 2015 outdoor season started for the Barton Community College women's track team this past weekend in a big way. The Cougars traveled to the University of Alabama to compete in a loaded John Mitchell Alabama Relays.

March 24, 2015 | | Community College


Cougars open outdoor track season at Alabama

Coming off the heels of a successful indoor season, the Barton

March 24, 2015 | | Community College


OTR for March 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Barton County Jail Log, March 20-23, 2015

Barton County Jail

March 24, 2015 | | On the Record


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield. Items on the agenda include the 2015-2016 school calendar; a resolution maintaining BOE member elections in April; and licensed teacher retirements, resignations and personnel appointment. Eisenhower Elementary School Principal Tricia Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Eisenhower.

March 24, 2015 | | Local News


Elect Susan Young

Dear Editor,

March 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Central Kansas Roller Girls has first scrimmage

Central Kansas Roller Girls hosted their first scrimmage of the season. Derby girls from Junction City, Wichita, Topeka, and Salina all met on Saturday at Skateland in Hutchinson for a derby match. Spectators are welcome and anyone interested in joining in on the derby fun can come by and see what it is about. More NSOs (Non-skating Officials), refs, teammates and volunteers are needed. No skating skills are required to start roller derby, everything is taught. Central Kansas Roller Girls meet at Skateland in Hutchinson from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and from 10 a.m. to noon ...

March 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


Barton splits series with Longview

It was a weekend to step away from Jayhawk West play but the results were similar for the Barton Community College baseball team – another split.

March 24, 2015 | | Community College


Fire destroys barn, threatens to spread

Fanned by winds, a Monday afternoon blaze north of Albert claimed a barn and spread to a nearby creek before it was brought under control and extinguished, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

March 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Cougar softball end skid in split at Garden City

After bolting to a great start to the season the Barton Community College softball team found itself with a 4-game losing streak after dropping the opener at Garden City Saturday. The Cougars ended that in emphatic style with an 11-2 win in the finale.

March 24, 2015 | | Community College


Narcissistic Children: Can They Be Stopped?

One of my college roommates had a propensity for dismissing a rule (or someone else's interests) with "Pish posh! That's for lesser mortals!"

March 24, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Middle East Madness

March 24, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Think of the children!

"What about the children?"

March 24, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Dwight C. Martin 1941-2015

HOISINGTON - Dwight C. Martin, 73, died March 21, at his home in Hoisington. Born Aug/ 12, 1941, in Ransom, he was the son of Clade and Sylvia (Everhardt) Martin. Dwight graduated from Utica High School,Utica. He retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a train dispatcher, after working there for more than 40 years. Dwight was a member of the Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331, ISIS Shrine in Salina, Russell Shrine Club, Sunflower Shrine Club in Great Bend, and was a former president of the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce. On Feb. 8, 1964, he married Carolyn Kuder in Tribune. They ...

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


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