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Angela Kay Barney of Chase and David Justin Hawkins of Potosi, Mo. were united in marriage on March 9 at the First Street Church of God in Hoisington in a double ring ceremony officiated by Brian Fry. Mother of the bride is Sandy Leuer of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Parents of the groom are David Hawkins of Potosi, Mo. and Laurie and Doug Isenhart of French Village, Mo.

March 24, 2013 | | Weddings

Celestine Jabos 90th

Celestine W. Jacobs will celebrate his 90th birthday on March 29th with a card shower. Born in 1923 in Hoisington, he is the son of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs. On May 20, 1947, he married Thelma Herrman. They were married 60 years when Mrs. Jacobs died in 2007. He worked for the Rush County Highway Department for 39 years until his retirement. His children are Raymond Jacobs and wife Marsha, Paula Kuhn and husband Jed and Duane Jacobs, all of Great Bend, and Kenneth Jacobs and wife Connie of Catawissa, Mo. He has eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

March 24, 2013 | | Birthdays

Harbaugh baby girl

Mike and Shawndra Harbaugh of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Sidney Marie Harbaugh on Feb. 8. She weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She is welcomed by her two big brothers, Michael and Kylar.

March 24, 2013 | | Births

Sauber named to Waddell & Reed Advisor Medalist Program

Diane Sauber, CMFC, Financial Advisor, has been to Waddell & Reed's Advisor Medalist Program. recognizing the company's top 250 financial advisors. The recognition awards are presented annually and are based on an analysis of investment, insurance and financial planning sales generated by the advisor. Serving clients throughout the Great Bend area. Sauber earns a distinction that carries significant meaning.

March 24, 2013 | | Business

Berges baby boy

Jeff and Casey Berges of Kansas City announce the birth of their son, Owen Franklin on Jan. 10. He weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and was 19 in. long. He has a big brother, Henry.

March 24, 2013 | | Births


Earl and Janice Schmidt will celebrate their 65th anniversary with a reception from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on March 30 at the First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest, in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Mike and Janet Schmidt of Cornelius, Ore., Dennis and Terrie Schmidt of Athens, Texas and Brenda Girard of Hays. The couple has eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

March 24, 2013 | | Anniversaries

Progress Club meeting

Progress Club met on March 4 at the home of Karen Becker, with Pat Halbower and Janet Engleman serving as co-hostesses. There were 17 members in attendance.

March 24, 2013 | | Club News

Student seeks Kansas information

Dear Editor,

March 24, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes Connor Jacob Sell as a new member

Connor Jacob Sell of Great Bend has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

March 24, 2013 | | Education

Forbes' Northwest Florida State team loses Saturday's title game

HUTCHINSON - Head coach Steve Forbes and his No. 9-seeded Northwest Florida State Community College basketball team lost to Central Florida 74-69 in Saturday's title game in the NJCAA Division-I Men's Basketball Championship at the Sports Arena.

March 24, 2013 | | Community College

NJCAA Men's Division I Championship

NJCAA Division I Men

March 24, 2013 | | Community College

Club Calendar


March 24, 2013 | | Club News

Barton County Board of County Commissioners meeting

The Board of Barton County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include: approval of Blizzard Energy Inc. Solid Waste processing facility certification; purchase of Palm Print Scanner for the Sheriff's office; Road and Bridge asphalt mix 2013 bids and authorization to purchase power broom for county's equipment pool; Noxious Weed Department annual report; and Sheriff Brian Bellendir will discuss roofing repairs at the Administrative Building and moving police equipment to newly purchased vehicles;

March 24, 2013 | | Area Briefs


SALT LAKE CITY - Gonzaga's gone.

March 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament

Thunderbirds hold Cougars scoreless to complete series sweep

Two solid pitching performances were not enough for the Barton Community College baseball team on Friday at Lawson-Biggs Field, as Cloud County put together enough offense to record a pair of Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division victories.

March 23, 2013 | | Community College

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Giving Thanks

It's almost Thanksgiving. The fireplace inside crackles while the snow outside falls, painting an exceptionally-Alaskan scene as I write. It's also a reminder ...

November 26, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

Nation of immigrants

November 26, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Hoisington Middle School Basketball

Hoisington Middle School basketball teams recently hosted Pratt Liberty Middle School. Hoisington 8th grade boys won 46-36. Hoisington 7th grade boys won 45-11, C team ...

November 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports

GBMS grapplers take second at Clay Center

Great Bend Junior High wrestlers improved their dual record to 6-2 for the season after finishing second overall Saturday at the Clay Center dual tournament.

November 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Sander finishes fourth at Nebraska-Kearney Open

Kade Sander continued to have a nice freshman season for the Barton wrestling team. The Great Bend High School product was the lone wrestler to ...

November 26, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Former Tiger QB has fond memories of his post-season opportunity

If Shawn Behr could give players on this year's Fort Hays State University football team a piece of advice, it would be to enjoy ...

November 26, 2015 | | Local Sports

At the Mike

Hollywood couldn't have scripted it better for Brady Dinkel

November 26, 2015 | | Local Sports

​Diana S. Wehling 1947 - 2015

Diana S. Wehling, 68, died Nov. 25, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born April 6, 1947, at Great Bend, the daughter of ...

November 25, 2015 | | Obituaries

19th annual Santa’s Workshop is coming to Great Bend

Great Bend High School students, community volunteers and Great Bend Recreation Commission staff will be transforming the City Auditorium into Santa's Workshop.

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Region to see 2nd highest Thanksgiving travel since 2007

According to AAA nearly 3.8 million in the West North Central Region of the U.S., of which Kansas is a part, will journey ...

November 25, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

OTR for November 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 25, 2015 | | On the Record

2B Organized announces new franchise in Great Bend

2B Organized, a professional organizing firm, announced the launch of a new franchise to serve Great Bend and surrounding areas. Services include residential and commercial ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Talk Is Cheap, Foul Language Is Worthless

You don't need to be a genius to recognize that John Oliver is doing some remarkably effective journalism on his weekly HBO series, laced ...

November 25, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Time For Obama to Back Ted Cruz?

In her memoir published this summer, Claire McCaskill recounts how she confounded political observers who assumed she would lose reelection to the U.S. Senate ...

November 25, 2015 | Karl Frisch | Columnists

Syrian Refugees

November 25, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

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