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Desk and Derrick meeting

Great Bend Desk & Derrick will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at Bentley & Associates on South Patton Road for their monthly meeting. Guest speaker will be Tommy Duncan with Jacam Chemicals. Duncan with 33 years of experience as a Senior Corrosion Specialist will explain the various methods used to prevent pipeline corrosion. Following the program, president Wendy Brackeen will report on the regional meeting hosted by the Bartlesville, Okla. club. The three day convention consists of seminars, field trips, awards and business meetings. Region VI Director, Sharon Hiss of the Great Bend club will conduct the business sessions where ...

May 01, 2011 | | Business


Farmers Bank and Trust Loan Officer celebrates 50th Anniversary with bank

Don Hanhardt, loan officer at the original Farmers Bank in Albert recently celebrated his 50th anniversary with the financial institution. "Don's loyalty to our bank is a perfect reflection of this bank's commitment to the communities we serve," remarked CEO WR Robbins. "Don has seen a lot of changes over the last fifty years, and has continually adapted to his customers' needs."

May 01, 2011 | | Business


West Wind Energy wind farm project

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma are working with West Wind Energy on a wind farm project, with the goal to have tribal operations completely powered by renewable energy, officials said Thursday.

May 01, 2011 | | Business


Accounting scholarship awarded

Kennedy and Coe, LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, awarded Samantha Francis an accounting scholarship at Fort Hays State University. Samantha is the daughter of Todd and Linda Francis of Great Bend. Samantha is a member of the Accounting Club at FHSU and the treasurer and founding member of the FHSU Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

May 01, 2011 | | Education


$1,000 Built Ford Tough - FFA Scholarship awarded to local youth

Dakota Zecha, a 2011 graduate of Great Bend High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Mannie Ford, Inc. and Ford Motor Company. Zecha's parents are Kelly Zecha and Rehna Zecha of Great Bend. Zecha plans to study at North Central Kansas Technical College.

May 01, 2011 | | Education


Don’t mess with Kansans

Kevin Funderburk, 25, was charged with sexual assault of a 71-year-old woman in her Hutchinson, Kan., home in December.

May 01, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Remember Loyalty Day today

Dear Editor,

May 01, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Family gathers to bring attention to cancer

Dear Editor,

May 01, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Stafford hosts track meet

STAFFORD - Stafford High School hosted a track and field invitational on Friday.

May 01, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Lady Panthers tie 1-1 after two OTs

SALINA - After playing 99 minutes against the Dodge City High School girls soccer team on Thursday, Great Bend went the distance against Salina South on Friday.

May 01, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Pioli pleased with Chiefs’ choices in 2011 NFL draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs drafted someone from Hog Hammock and someone from Yale.

May 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Thunder, Grizzlies have youth on rise in West

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The new kids in town are trying to take over the Western Conference.

May 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Lockout’s return, draft makes wild week for NFL

NEW YORK (AP) - From lockout to injunction to limbo and back to lockout - with a draft thrown in. Not even Super Bowl week gets that wild.

May 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Miami’s James gets third shot at confident Celtics

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James planned to spend a large part of Saturday studying film, looking for any edge that the Miami Heat may use against the Boston Celtics.

May 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Gordon’s three-run blast leads Royals to 11-2 win over Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Leading by one in the eighth inning, the Kansas City Royals got an insurance run and then kept adding on.

May 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


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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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