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GBHS boys swim team state qualifiers

The GBHS boys swim team have qualified 3 relay teams and two swimmers in individual events for the State Tournament on Feb. 20 and 21. Cole Pierce qualified in the 500m Freestyle and Joshua Schridde qualified in the 50m Free, 100m Free, 100m Butterfly and the 200m Individual Medley. Four other individuals have state consideration times: Dawson Clark 100m Butterfly; Sean Williams 100m Breaststroke; Connor Furrey 100m Backstroke and 500m Free; and Phane Pedigo 200m IM and 100m Backstroke. These individuals along with Ryan Romine will most likely participate in the qualified relays.

February 10, 2015 | | Local Sports


Cougar women extract some revenge

One loss, more than others, was more stinging to the Barton Community College basketball team in conference play. Four of the five losses came to the top three teams in the Jayhawk West – teams that have only lost to each other.

February 10, 2015 | | Community College


Big second half pushes Cougars to win at Garden City

Oh those second halves. It is those final 20 minutes in which the Barton Community College men's basketball team seems to thrive.

February 10, 2015 | | Community College


Toastmasters International meeting

The local group of Toastmasters International will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. onThursday, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Great Bend 2701 17th Street.

February 10, 2015 | | Local News


Central Plains High School Winter Royalty

February 10, 2015 | | Local News


High School basketball roundup

ELLINWOOD 65, ATTICA 37

February 10, 2015 | | Prep Sports


KBCA state basketball rankings

BOYS

February 10, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Central Prairie League standings

CPL BOYS

February 10, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Western Athletic Conference standings

WAC BOYS

February 10, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Central Kansas League standings

CKL BOYS

February 10, 2015 | | Prep Sports


OTR for Feb. 10, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 09, 2015 | | On the Record


BCC to offer free FAFSA help; $500 scholarship to be given away

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be a daunting task, but Barton Community College's Financial Aid Department will offer students and parents free assistance in making sure the application is filled out correctly. Barton is participating in a national initiative "College Goal Sunday," from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22 in the Learning Resource Center on the Barton County campus.

February 09, 2015 | | News


Keith A. Ingram 1944 - 2015

Keith A. Ingram, 70, died Feb. 7, at his home in Great Bend. Born Sept. 18, 1944, in Kinsley, he was the son of William "Joe" and Mame Mary (Dunn) Ingram. On Nov. 5, 1996, he married Rita Cartwright in Wichita Falls, Texas. A long time resident of Great Bend, also living in Ulysses, Texas, he was a roofer for LR Parsons Roofing and Washington Roofing.

February 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rex W. Hafenstine 1951 - 2015

LA CROSSE - Rex W. Hafenstine, 63, died Feb. 6, at his home. Born Aug. 28, 1951, in Quinter, he was the son of Walter Nelson and Mary I. (Armbruster) Hafenstine. He was a resident of La Crosse, for 24 years, moving from Hays. In 1970 he graduated from WaKeeney High School, and attended Fort Hays State University. On Dec. 15, 1990, he married Betty Horyna in La Crosse. In the 1990s, he was employed by KDWP. Later, as a driller in the oil industry, he was employed by Murfin Drilling Company for 32 years before his retirement .

February 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joseph Alanson “Joe” Clarke 1928 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Joseph Alanson "Joe" Clarke, 86, died Feb. 8, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 23, 1928, in Norton, he was the son of Laurence Benjamin and Pearl Irene (Pierce) Clarke. On July 22, 1950, he married Carol Humphrey in Jetmore. A resident of Hoisington since 1951, coming from Jetmore, he was a driller, mechanic, and truck pusher, working for various oil companies, including Peel Bros. and Allen Drilling, retiring in 1991. He enjoyed gardening and was a motorcycle enthusiast, taking a special interest in riding, racing, and repair work. In later years he enjoyed his grandkids ...

February 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Eugene Bitter 1931-2015

HOISINGTON - Eugene H. Bitter, 83, died Feb. 22, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born March 30, 1931, on the family farm near Susank, he was the son of Julius and Emilie (Schmidt) Bitter. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, Eugene was a farmer, stockman and fisherman.

February 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Hoisington Municipal Court - Feb. 19

Bryanne Biggs, drive while suspended, failed to appear

February 24, 2015 | | Local News


Barton men capture Region VI Indoor Track title

It doesn't get much more thrilling than one race to determine a champion. Win and the title is in the bag.

February 24, 2015 | | Community College


Barton women come up just short of Region VI indoor track title

The Barton Community College women's track team put up a good battle but came up just short in its pursuit of a Region VI championship. The Cougars closed strong in an effort to catch Coffeyville but the gap was too big.

February 24, 2015 | | Community College


Senior Companions recognized for service to elderly

Jodi Bybee of Great Bend and Jackie Pritchard of Hoisington were recognized for their service to frail and disabled adults at the February 18, in-service meeting held at the Great Bend Senior Center. Bybee has served 11 years; Pritchard has been with the Program for nine years. The guest speaker at the meeting was Sandy Watches with Professional Home Health. She discussed the mandated state regulations and services provided that govern home health agencies.

February 24, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington Cardinal Wrestlers win Regional Tournament

The Hoisington Cardinal Wrestling Team dominated the Regional Tournament held this past Friday and Saturday at Russell. On the first day of competition the team got on a roll and advanced 11 out of their 14 wrestlers into the semifinals on the championship side of the bracket. The team than went on to win 8 of the semifinal matches to secure an insurmountable lead at the conclusion of the first day of competition. The second day went much the same as the first day. The Cardinals advanced all six of their non-championship finalists into the consolation finals.

February 24, 2015 | | Prep Sports


State Kansas Music Educators Honor Band

Great Bend High School Junior Ben Diel was selected as eighth chair trumpet in the State Kansas Music Educators Honor 5-6A Band which will meet in Wichita Feb. 26-28. Eric Vazquez, sophomore, was named as an alternate on bass clarinet, which is also a big achievement. The students did a live audition in January and received notification of their placement. They will rehearse for two and one-half days before presenting the concert on Saturday afternoon in Century II Convention Hall. While GBHS has had other students selected for the State Band in the past, Diel is the first junior to ...

February 24, 2015 | | Local News


Uncork Kansas

Dear Editor,

February 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Experiment has failed, Governor

Dear Editor,

February 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Are You Dying To Write Your Own Obituary?

Are you an unsung hero? Do those you encounter not appreciate the "real" you? Must you always having the last word?

February 24, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Jeb Lugs Dubya's Weighty Baggage

Jeb Bush insists he's not his brother's keeper, but, alas, he's stuck being his brother's baggage schlepper.

February 24, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Jihadi Jobs

February 24, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Gun Smoke Nationals

Great Bend Wrestlers competed at the Gun Smoke Nationals in Dodge City on Feb 14, and had 17 placers.

February 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


BCARSP meeting

The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Montana Mike's, 906 McKinley in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor will chair the meeting. Treasurer Lenny Gales will accept dues of $20 from those who have not paid.

February 24, 2015 | | Local News


GB Wrestling Club

February 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


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