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Play ball, 2013

Forget the robin. Ignore the tulips. Do not let the Easter Bunny, hummingbirds or awakening bears hoodwink you. The first baseball thrown in anger is the true harbinger of spring and calendar alarm for the lazy discard of the heavy encumbrances of winter. Ditch the parka and pull out the windbreaker. Stash the boots and burn the long underwear. Trust me. Burn the long underwear.

April 08, 2013 | | Columnists

Maybe we need to monkey around with the budget

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

April 08, 2013 | | Columnists

March Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

April 07, 2013 | | Local News

Club Calendar


April 07, 2013 | | Club News

Helene Dixon 80th

Helene Dixon celebrated her 80th birthday on April 5 at the Eagles. Married to Gerald Dixon for 49+ years, she has three children, Ruth Williams of Boise Idaho, Gerry Dixon of Franklin Lakes, N.J., and the late Albert Dixon; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

April 07, 2013 | | Birthdays

Marston 50th

Larry and Donetta Marston will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a family trip to be held later this summer.

April 07, 2013 | | Anniversaries

Keil baby girl

Jeremy and Mandy Keil of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Aubree Madilyne Keil on Jan. 14 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 17 1/4 in. long. Welcoming her home is her big sister Tori.

April 07, 2013 | | Births

Korb - Remmert

Martin and Kelley Korb of Overland Park announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany Danielle Korb to Michael John Remmert, son of John Remmert and Lana and Kevin Lichter of Great Bend. The prospective groom is the grandson of Don and Doris Keeler of Great Bend and the late Bob and Irene Remmert.

April 07, 2013 | | Engagements

Starr baby boy

Travis and Lisa Starr of Olmitz announce the birth of their son, Brett Anthony Starr, on March 29 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a 3-year-old big brother, Marcus Joseph Starr.

April 07, 2013 | | Births

Rosalyn Borchers 70th

Rosalyn "Aunt Rosie" Borchers will celebrate her 70th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 13 at 108 W. 11th in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be her nieces and nephews, Kim Roseland, Alan Brauer, Christene Woodward, Megan Rome, Brandon Sessler and their families. No gifts are requested.

April 07, 2013 | | Birthdays

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: congratulations to GBHS state wrestlers; special recognition of Teacher of the Year candidate, Marla Davidson, congratulations to re-elected BOE members, Joyce Carter, Dr. Larry Kutina and Kevin Mauler; approval of 2013-2014 handbooks; approval of health textbook adoption; first reading of 7-12 English Language Arts resource adoption; schedule for Curriculum Day on April 22; project updates on GBMS gym construction and HVAC at Riley Elementary School; review sample plaque for GBMS gymnasium; computer department ...

April 07, 2013 | | Local News

Renew our Founding Principles

Billions of Christians around the world celebrated Easter last Sunday, but not our media.

April 07, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday April 11th to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

April 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Spring Is Finally Here

How do you really know spring has arrived? Beyond the obvious signs like wheat greening up, daffodils blooming and springing forward, the Great Bend area has its own particular way. Next week from April 10-12 at the Expo Center the second annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo takes place and promises to put an exclamation point on the start of the spring farming season. Farmers and ranchers love looking at new technology, state of the art equipment, maybe snagging a bargain and catching up with people they may only see once a year. That's why the agricultural community ...

April 07, 2013 | | Agriculture

CKCS students serve as Pages

April 07, 2013 | | Education

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Officials encourage safe driving for Thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving Day is one of the busiest travel days of the year. With increased traffic, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the ...

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

BCSO is asking the public for assistance

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Jessica Chapman who is wanted for parole violation and probation violation.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for November 24, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 24, 2015 | | On the Record

BCSO joins forces for the holidays

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will join many other police agencies across the state, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from Monday, Nov ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

The Dysfunctional Iowa Caucuses

As the Iowa caucuses draw near, we should take a close look at how the Hawkeye State runs its presidential nominating system.

November 24, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Time for Obama to Reverse Refugee Plan

Across America, the prospect of resettling as many as 10,000 Syrians has put citizens on edge. The Paris massacre and related events-ISIS' bombing ...

November 24, 2015 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists

Metal detector

November 24, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Barton women win sixth straight

It was a sluggish start coming off a record-breaking effort for the Barton women's basketball team.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Barton men cruise by Hesston

It used to be a gimme game. But not any more. The Hesston College men's basketball team is pretty good now days.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

FHSU men’s soccer moves on in Division II National Tournament

Fort Hays State used three first half goals to earn a 4-2 victory over Upper Iowa in the round of 16 at the NCAA Division ...

November 24, 2015 | | College

Four earn All-American status at Cross Country Championships

Missouri Southern's Vincent Kiprop was the National Runner-Up in men's cross country to highlight the MIAA's day at the NCAA Division II ...

November 24, 2015 | | College

CPL All League teams

Central Prairie League All-League Volleyball Teams 2015

November 24, 2015 | | Prep Sports

The Prairie Godmother Funds host Giving Tuesday Event to increase endowment fund

The Prairie Godmother Funds is one of over 65 organizational and other endowment funds participating in Give Where You Live, in conjunction with Giving Tuesday ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas Forage and Grassland Council Annual Conference to be held Dec. 15

The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council will hold its Winter Conference and Annual Meeting on Dec. 15, at Kansas Farm Bureau Headquarters, 2627 KFB Plaza ...

November 24, 2015 | | Agriculture

OTR for November 23, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 23, 2015 | | On the Record

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