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American Red Cross Blood Drive donors to receive special thanks during Kansas Pork Association Commu

Blood donors participating in the Great Bend Community Blood Drive on Monday, May 6, at Bank of the West, 1222 Kansas Avenue, will receive a special thanks from Kansas Pork Farmers. The Kansas Pork Association (KPA) is teaming up with the Central Plains Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross as part of its 2013 Be Inspired to Make a Difference community program. The KPA program is providing support to organizations that are making a difference by working to build stronger communities and a stronger Kansas.

April 30, 2013 | | Local News


Liberals Only Seem to Care When Kids Are Killed By Bullets

President Obama receives reports that 20 children and 6 adults have been murdered at the Sandy Hook Elementary School and decides the country needs national standards for gun accessories to protect our children. Limit ammunition capacities for rifle magazines. Outlaw triggers and stocks on rifles that look like pistols. Push for legislation requiring all law-abiding citizens to go through background checks and have the information stored for future reference.

April 30, 2013 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Tail-Sucking Mobius Loop

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously uttered, "There are no second acts in American lives," but bless his heart, the besotted scribe seems blissfully unaware of the loophole large enough to taxi a C-130 through that exists for American politicians. These people are as indomitable as a mule falling off a bridge. More oblivious than a blind tortoise humping a rock. Limber like a deboned eel.

April 30, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


Obama's RED LINE in Syria

April 30, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Tangible artifacts separate Facts from Fiction

Dear Editor,

April 30, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Jimenez heats up as Indians romp past Royals, 9-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ubaldo Jimenez pitched into the eighth inning, Ryan Raburn hit two home runs and the Cleveland Indians pounded the Kansas City Royals 9-0 on Monday night to split their four-game series.

April 29, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


ADVANTAGE, PANTHERS

LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team wrapped up a Western Athletic Conference title on Monday by sweeping the conference tournament.

April 29, 2013 | | Prep Sports


REBUILDING JOB

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs weren't exactly in shambles when John Dorsey and Andy Reid first walked through the door. After all, the team did have six Pro Bowl players on the roster.

April 29, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Jets end experiment, cut Tebow

NEW YORK (AP) - The possibilities appeared endless for Tim Tebow.

April 29, 2013 | | AP Sports


Larned High students qualify for State Forensics

Courtesy Photo

April 29, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Evelyn E. (Sooby) Galliart 1925-2013

LARNED - Evelyn E. (Sooby) Galliart, 88, died April 27 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. Born Feb. 26, 1925 in Larned, she was the daughter of Ben H. Sooby Sr. and Edith (Hays) Sooby, She graduated from Larned High School in 1943. Evelyn married Glenn Galliart on Aug. 8, 1942, at Jetmore. They farmed in the Zook community from 1943 to 1973, when they moved to Texas in order to follow Glenn's work for Federal Crop Insurance. In 1991, Glenn and Evelyn moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. and then back to Larned in 2003. After moving back to ...

April 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for April 30, 2013

Kansas Highway Patrol

April 29, 2013 | | On the Record


Child Education Fair a hit

Barton Community College held its annual Child Education Fair on Saturday and sponsors report it was a hit with teachers, who sang "If You're Happy and You Know It ..." as they learned about using music to help in the development of children.

April 29, 2013 | | Local News


CHeck It Out!

ELLINWOOD - "Hearts Aglow" by Tracie Peterson. In the old logging town of Perkinsville, Texas, Deborah Vandermark is a very independent young woman. She is pursuing her medical studies under the direction of a very handsome doctor and is content in the embrace of her family. But when a tragedy casts a deep shadow over the town, will Deborah be forced to turn her back on the love taking root in her heart.

April 29, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Jacobs Letters

We are approaching the final weeks of the 2012-2013 school year! It has been an outstanding year for achievement in the district. We are working diligently on concluding the year in an exemplary manner. We greatly anticipate the implementation of many initiatives that have been a long time in the making. he district is positioning itself to be an educational leader in Kansas; one for which the community of Ellinwood can be proud.

April 29, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


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Marlene Worley 1933-2015

OWASSO, Okla. - Marlene Worley passed away May 18, 2015.

May 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Reception planned for watercolor exhibit

An exhibit of watercolor paintings by local artists Diane Engle and Karen Shaner is on display through June 1 at Petr's Frame House & Art Gallery, 2009 16th St. in Great Bend. There will be a reception for the artists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 22. The exhibit and reception are free

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Historical village to be open Monday

Barton County Historical Society will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th from 1 to 5 p.m. The Schulz Library in the museum will be open but no research assistance will be available during the afternoon.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


Ralph Paul Reinert 1925-2015

NESS CITY - Ralph Paul Reinert, 89, passed away at Ness County Hospital, May 20, 2015.

May 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for May 21, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 20, 2015 | | On the Record


NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers.

May 20, 2015 | BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Warriors rally past Rockets 110-106 in Game 1 of West finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Down big at home, the Golden State Warriors went small.

May 20, 2015 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Ventura, 2 relievers allow 4 hits as Royals shut out Reds

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- It has been 23 years since the Kansas City Royals logged consecutive shutouts.

May 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Uncertain Times In and Out of San Diego

Uncertainty, thy name is San Diego.

May 20, 2015 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Central Plains' Bieberle and Ryan finish as state doubles runners-up at Emporia

Layne Bieberle (Sr) and Michael Ryan (Jr) finished as 2015 state tennis doubles runners-up in the 3A-1A Division (season record of 32-1) at Emporia May 15-16. Central Plains finished 6th as a team. (Layne Bieberle, Michael Ryan, Michael Lamatsch, Matt Demel, Carson Kirmer and Brady Rugan).

May 20, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Larned softball regional will start Thursday

LARNED - Larned's Class 4A Division 2 softball regional has been rescheduled for Thursday due to wet fields from overnight rain.

May 20, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Five arrested in drug warrant sweep

On Tuesday, detectives from the Barton County Sheriff's Office obtained three search warrants for methamphetamine and other illegal drugs. The search warrants were obtained with the assistance and cooperation from the Great Bend Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

May 20, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


GBHS coasters for sale

Students know how to design and produce drink coasters, but it's a safe bet that all their mothers are hoping the teenagers learn how to use them, as well.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Broken windows, theft reported

The Great Bend Police Department received multiple reports Monday of broken windows.

May 19, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for May 20, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 19, 2015 | | On the Record


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