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Chiefs to trade for 49ers QB Smith

SAN FRANCISCO - Alex Smith quietly stayed behind the scenes after losing his job and watched from the sideline as San Francisco returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Yet the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 did make one thing known: The veteran quarterback still considers himself a starter.

February 27, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


OTR for Feb. 28, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

February 27, 2013 | | On the Record


Rec Commission offers free program, ‘Becoming an Amateur Paleontologist’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Becoming an Amateur Paleontologist," from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will share her experiences in the field while becoming an amateur fossil hunter.

February 27, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Michael R. ‘Mike’ Connell 1954-2013

CLAFLIN - Michael R. "Mike" Connell, 57, peacefully passed away on Feb. 26, 2013.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


Dorothy Ann Cannon, 1952-2012

GREAT BEND - Dorothy Ann Cannon, 60, died Feb. 26, 2013 at Hays Medical Center.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


Roger D. Berger 1959 - 2013

ELLINWOOD - Roger D. Berger, 53, submitted himself to God at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America of Tulsa, Okla. on Feb. 23, 2013.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ralph H. Rogers 1935 - 2013

LYONS - Ralph H. Rogers, 77, died Feb. 26, 2013 at Rice County District Hospital in Lyons.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


Naomi June Stevens 1929 - 2013

MCPHERSON - Naomi June Stevens, 83, passed away on Feb. 25, 2013 while in the company of family members at McPherson Hospital.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


Fuel trailer stolen

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a 900-gallon fuel trailer from Straub International, 214 SW 40 Ave.

February 27, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for Feb. 27, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

February 27, 2013 | | On the Record


Woolf receives environmental award

The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education announces that Steve Woolf, superintendent of USD 112, is one of the recipients of the 2013 Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education Award. Nominated by their peers, these individuals exhibit outstanding innovation, leadership and achievement, as well as collaboration and cooperation within and beyond the environmental education field.

February 27, 2013 | | News


Can Kicker

February 27, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


There Once Was a Place Called America

"There once was a place called America," our children's children will one day write, "a bright and shining city on a hill, divinely placed by God to serve as a beacon of hope to the entire world. A land filled with generous-hearted souls who showered the needy the world over with their abundant blessings."

February 27, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Obama Pushes Amnesty Harder; Americans Not on Board

After President Obama left for a three day Florida golf vacation that included a round with Tiger Woods, the White House announced his latest immigration plan. Two weeks ago in Las Vegas, Obama threatened Congress that if it didn't introduce legislation to grant permanent residency and eventually citizenship to 11 million illegal aliens by March, he'd launch his own.

February 27, 2013 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by The Gallery, 2021 Forest, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Judy Reed with greeters Allene Owen and Cindy Parr. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

February 27, 2013 | | Area Briefs


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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


OTR for Feb. 24, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 23, 2015 | | On the Record


Ellinwood High School Band attends KSU Band Day

ELLINWOOD - Several Ellinwood High School band members recently participated in the KSU Concert Band Clinic in Manhattan.

February 23, 2015 | | Education


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