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Aaron Richard Cobb 1991 - 2012

OLATHE - Aaron Richard Cobb, 21, of Olathe, passed away Nov. 9, in Rolla Mo. due to injuries from a car accident. Born Jan. 27, 1991, he was the son of Richard and Stacy Cobb. He was a 2009 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas. Aaron excelled in soccer and went on to play for the Kansas City Wizards/Sporting K.C. with Paul Rideout and was said to be an outstanding and hardworking player by his coaches. He was currently attending Missouri University of Science and Technology (UMR) where he was scheduled to receive his degree in Civil Architectural and Environmental ...

November 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Little shakeup in hoops AP Top 25

The opening weekend of the 2012-13 college basketball season did little to change The Associated Press' Top 25 rankings.

November 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kansas State, Oregon on course to meet in BCS title game

NEW YORK - Kansas State and Oregon are now on course to play for the BCS national championship.

November 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kansas State two wins away from berth in BCS national championship game

FORT WORTH, Texas - Kansas State is so close. With two more wins, the Wildcats almost certainly will be headed to Miami for the BCS championship game and a shot at their first national title.

November 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kiwanis costume drive

November 11, 2012 | | Club News


Great Bend Middle School 1st Quarter Honor Roll

Principal's Honor Roll

November 11, 2012 | | Education


Moving time: Anyone got any Tylenol?

Last month we joined many other parents in our demographic by moving to a smaller home. This was our fourth move in 25 years. It was different from the others, however. You see, there are moves in the early years, when your kids are toddlers and all your possessions can fit in a pickup. Where the furniture is particle board and weighs 30 pounds. It's not really moving; it's a fun adventure when people pitch in and everyone grabs something like a Big Wheel. Laughter and joy are plentiful.

November 11, 2012 | | Local Life


Hoisington seeking volunteers

Dear Editor,

November 11, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Donate blood

Dear Editor:

November 11, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of project bid for GBMS gymnasium addition; approval of Kansas Clean Diesel Program grant; information regarding property located near a school for a parking addition; GBHS gym bleachers update; and scheduling for 2013-2014 fundraising dates

November 11, 2012 | | Area Briefs


2012 Kay Regional Conference

Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 16 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 1 at Halstead High School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2011-2012 school year.

November 11, 2012 | | Education


Chamber of Commerce welcomes Bauer as Director of Sales and Member Services

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development announces that Andrea Bauer has joined their progressive team as the new Director of Sales and Member Services. Bauer's responsibilities will include membership and sponsorship sales, event planning, program management, and other special projects. "Andrea's background in event planning and hospitality will make her a great fit in our organization," says Chamber President/CEO Jan Peters. "We are excited to bring home a Great Bend High School graduate, especially someone who is so creative and driven."

November 11, 2012 | | Business


Penka 90th

Eleanor Penka will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 25 with a card shower.

November 11, 2012 | | Birthdays


DeWitt 50th

Lewis and Dennie DeWitt will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception and dance from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Page Banquet Room. Hosts for the event will be their children, Julia and Neil Cordre, Darin DeWitt, Lindsey and Scott Ensley, all of Great Bend and Jane Skolaut of Nebraska; their nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

November 11, 2012 | | Anniversaries


Durland 50th

Gary and Mary Durland will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Great Bend Senior Center. Hosts for the event will be their children and their families, Delbert and Barbara Downey of Wright, Brian and Jeanette Standlee of Wamego, Carla Durland of Wichita, Dave and Angela Durland of Olathe, and Ron and Diane Durland and Linda Durland, all of Great Bend. The couple has 10 grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts.

November 11, 2012 | | Anniversaries


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GOP Rants at Obama

March 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Lamenting Loss of Family-Owned Grocery

The old grocery store in my neighborhood is closing next month. Boy, does that make me sad.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Hoisington coach named Middle School Coach of the Year

The Hoisington Cardinal wrestling team continues to have news worthy announcements about its staff and team members. This past week the team learned that High School Assistant and Middle School Head Coach Anthony Leiker was named Middle School Coach of the year by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association.

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


New rodeo book has Kansas ties

Andover resident John McBeth has been awarded just about every accolade available to a rodeo cowboy. He won the title of World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider in 1974, and after a long career participating in and promoting the sport of rodeo was recently enshrined in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame (2010), and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center (2013).

March 27, 2015 | | Entertainment


CKARSP meeting

The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 13, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 41 members present, along with Vermeene Forsberg, KARSP District IV Director.

March 27, 2015 | | Club News


Tinseltown Talks

On April 7, Turner Classic Movies will present a biography feast for classic film lovers. The five documentaries to be broadcast – on Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Humphrey Bogart – were all produced and directed by the Emmy Award-winning duo of Joan Kramer and David Heeley.

March 27, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


​Billy Joe Leatherman 1939 - 2015

Billy Joe Leatherman, 75, died March 26, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 11, 1939, in Stafford, he was the son of Merle M. and Marie (Koelsch) Leatherman. On Jan. 10, 1960, he married Iona Lebsack in Otis. A resident of Great Bend since 1960, coming from St. John, he was an oilfield chemical salesman.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charlie's Inside Corner

Best to go right to the horse to find out, whichever end you prefer.

March 27, 2015 | | Sports


Elect Susan Young

Dear Editor,

March 27, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Cougar women come up short in close matches with Seward

Playing without its top player made life pretty tough for the Barton Community College tennis team Tuesday afternoon. In the Cougars' only home match of the season, Barton played without Daniela Sanz and lost to Jayhawk foe Seward County.

March 27, 2015 | | Community College


Barton men lose to No. 3 Seward

The Barton Community College men knew the task was going to be a tough one. After all, Seward Community College came to town ranked No. 3 in the nation in men's tennis. Tuesday at Veterans' Park the Saints showed why.

March 27, 2015 | | Community College


Hot-shooting Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

CLEVELAND (AP) - Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed.

March 26, 2015 | | AP Sports


So who said that?

Best to go right to the horse to find out, whichever end you prefer.

March 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Heartland Center for Spirituality seeking 'heros'

The Heartland Center for Spirituality is taking reservations for its inaugural "Hero for Heartland," an afternoon tea with savory delights. The come-and-go experience will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at 3600 Broadway Ave.

March 26, 2015 | | Religion


'Life is Beautiful' showing Friday

The 1997 motion picture, "Life is Beautiful," will be shown at 6:15 p.m. Friday, March 27, as part of the Heartland Center for Spirituality's latest series of "Movies with a Message." The movie begins at 6:15 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, 3600 Broadway Ave. A freewill offering will be accepted to offset the cost of refreshments.

March 26, 2015 | | Religion


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