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Robert D. Dougherty 1931-2013

A Mass of Christian Burial scheduled Friday for Robert D. Dougherty, 81, has been changed to 3 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend. Interment will be in Great Bend Cemetery.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Luella Marie Lynam

BURDETT - Luella Marie Lynam, 103, died Feb. 20, 2013, at Hodgeman County Long Term Care, Jetmore.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Lucas Lee Penka 1930-2013

LUBBOCK, Texas - Lucas Lee Penka, 82, of Lubbock, Texas died at his home Feb. 13, 2013.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Randy Charles Yowell 1948-2013

QUINTER - Randy Charles Yowell, 65, died Feb. 18, 2013 at his home in Quinter.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Featured cartoon of the day

February 20, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Even Pistorius can’t run from this

HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 20, 2013 | By Argus Hamilton | Columnists


America’s poop deck politics

It's the ultimate stomach turner: how Carnival's 893-foot long cruise ship Triumph, along with its 4,200 passengers, was stranded due to a fuel engine leak for five days with no food, little water and few working bathrooms. Passenger cell phone photos showed slews of plastic bags brimming with human waste, and lumpy, raw sewage floating in big puddles.

February 20, 2013 | By Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Robert D. Dougherty 1931-2013

Robert D. Dougherty, 81, died Feb. 18, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Aug. 22, 1931 at Casper, Wyo. the son of Brian and Dorthy (Dunlap) Dougherty. He married Linda Sanko April 21, 1965 at Great Bend. He was owner and operator of Cambria Corporation since 1967.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Barton games postponed

Wednesday's Barton Community College women's and men's basketball games at Colby were postponed due to inclement weather.

February 20, 2013 | | Community College


Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive to benefit Barton County Food Bank

Dillon's, the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Harvesters and the Kansas Food Bank are teaming up for a state-wide food drive called Neighbor to Neighbor. The food drive will kicked off on Monday and run will through Ag Day on March 19th. Dillon's customers will have the opportunity to purchase non-perishable food items to place in donation bins and they will also be able to donate either $1 or $5 at the register. As a partner agency with the Kansas Food Bank, the Barton County Food Bank will benefit from the food and funds collected from the local Great ...

February 20, 2013 | | Business


New general manager announced for Western Cooperative Electric

Western Cooperative Electric Cooperative president Larry Evans announces that Darrin Lynch has been selected to serve as the next general manager. David Schneider, current general manager, will retire May 31, 2013.

February 20, 2013 | | Business


Most difficult person to reach with gospel message

Dear Editor,

February 20, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Smoked by Obamacare

Boy, do I feel sorry for smokers these days.

February 20, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The Meteor

February 20, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Shakespeare in the Senate

From what little I can remember from when I remained awake in high school and college, William Shakespeare loved mistaken identities, crossed purposes and scheming villains. Shakespeare would have loved Elizabeth Warren, Richard Shelby and Wall Street bankers.

February 20, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


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Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 26, 2015 | | On the Record


Barton student overcomes challenges to receive doctorate

Heike Arrowood didn't let obstacles stop her from pursuing her educational goals; she smashed through them. Fueled by her desire to succeed and a jumpstart from Barton Community College, she now holds the highest level of academia attainable in the nursing field- a doctorate.

June 26, 2015 | | Education


​Teen tries to exit car during pursuit

HUTCHINSON - A Hutchinson woman riding in a car with a Nickerson man was injured Thursday afternoon during a pursuit by law enforcement, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.

June 26, 2015 | | Local News


Possible injuries send motorists to Russell Regional Hospital

Four people were taken to Russell Regional Hospital on Tuesday, after a car collided with a semitrailer, 2 miles south of Gorham on the overpass at Interstate 70 exit 175 in Russell County.

June 26, 2015 | | Local News


Panthers 11U win league title

The Great Bend Panther 11 under baseball team finished up league play on June 25 in Larned. The Panthers earned a league championship with a 14-2 league record. They also qualified for the NBC State tournament to be held in Great Bend on July 10 and 11.

June 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Big nights for the biggest markets in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) - From coast to coast, the NBA draft was a big night for the biggest markets.

June 26, 2015 | BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Facing new rival in A's, Royals focused on field

OAKLAND- It was more than two months ago, but the A's-Royals series at Kauffman Stadium from April 17-19 -- the first meeting between the clubs since the Royals rallied for a victory in last season's American League Wild Card Game -- was easily the most volatile of the season.

June 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Great Bend United places second at Kearney Invite

Great Bend United FC U14 team traveled to Kearney, NE this past weekend to participate in the Kearney Invitational. They placed second in the tournament losing against the Cyclones 4-2. Final standings were 2-1-1.

June 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Russell Community Theater presents The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic So

The Russell Community Theater 2015 season continues with The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery, written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr. This rollicking comedy features a play within a play, where anything and everything goes wrong. The RCT actors portray members of the Dramatic Society, and then go on to portray several characters in the Murder Mystery.

June 26, 2015 | | Entertainment


Great Bend Sophomore competes at National Speech & Debate Competition

Great Bend High School Sophomore Ashtin Heath competed at the National Speech and Debate Tournament held in Dallas, Texas from July 13 to July 19, in Dramatic Interpretation.

June 26, 2015 | | Local News


Musical Comedy “heaven” on stage in Sterling

Sterling's Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration will include an "old-fashioned" musical comedy classic this year as the Sterling Community Theatre Troupe presents the 60 year old classic American musical "The Pajama Game." Hailed as "musical comedy heaven," the show will be staged at 8 p.m. next Thursday and Friday, July 2 and 3, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 5, in the Sterling High School Theatre.

June 26, 2015 | | Entertainment


Check It Out!

New CD Audio Books added to our collection:

June 26, 2015 | | Entertainment


Tinseltown Talks

In the world of classic television sitcom patriarchs, Dick Van Patten surely ranked high on the list of all-time favorite dads. Best remembered for his role of Tom Bradford in the ABC family series Eight is Enough, which ran from 1977-1981, Van Patten died June 23, at the age of 86 from complications of diabetes.

June 26, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


Whatever Happened to Common Sense Regarding Climate Change?

Fear mongering is quite lucrative in what seems to be a burgeoning "climate change industrial complex," where certain people benefit monetarily or politically in their promotion of global catastrophic risk due to catastrophic global warming.

June 26, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Time to Reconsider Going to College?

The American economy has supposedly long since recovered from the Great Recession. The stock market is doing exceptionally well and unemployment isn't what it once was.

June 26, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


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