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Barton softball goes 4-1 at Cloud County event

For the first time this season the Barton Community College softball team broke free from the routine of doubleheaders competing in the Cloud County Invitational this past weekend.

March 10, 2015 | | Community College


Barton men seventh at NJCAA Indoor Championships

The final event of the meet was the best one for the Barton Community College men's track team. It was in that relay the Cougars crowned a national champion at the 2015 NJCAA National Indoor Championships.

March 10, 2015 | | Community College


GBHR Valentine party

On Feb. 13, Valentine parties were held at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation. Dillons and their customers provided roses to all residents. Walt Pennington serenaded the residents.

March 10, 2015 | | Local News


Thanks for support

Dear Editor,

March 10, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for participation in blood drive

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March 10, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


A Great Week for Regulators

The rule of law is in grave danger, as federal regulators use ever thinner legal pretexts to enable vast public policy changes without votes by our elected representatives.

March 10, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


2015 Panther Bowling State results

The Lady Panthers finished in 6th place at the 5A-1A State Tournament on Thursday at North Rock Lanes in Wichita. Sophomore Allie Brodrick was the lone medalist for the Panthers. Brodrick rolled games of 168, 236, 160 for a 564 series which earned her the 12th place medal. The Lady Panthers State Team members include: seniors, Addie Soukup and Abby Rose; and sophomores, Allie Brodrick, Kylynn Keeler, McKenzy Black and Elsi Miller. Junior Hanna Pfeifer and freshman Jordan Vsetecka were alternates.

March 10, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Do Citizens Have a Lobby?

I'm beginning the sympathize more and more with the average man who thinks the system is rigged against him.

March 10, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


GOP Empty Suit

March 10, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Huelskamp now accepting applications for Military Service Academies

Congressman Tim Huelskamp is now taking applications for Military Service Academy nominations. The deadline for submission is Oct. 1, 2015.

March 10, 2015 | | Local News


Grant writing workshop coming to Great Bend

Golden Belt Community Foundation will be hosting a one-day grant writing workshop March 25, at The Front Door on 1610 10th Street in Great Bend. This workshop is available to non-profit organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Stafford and Rush Counties who wish to learn more about the skills needed to successfully submit and obtain grants.

March 10, 2015 | | Local News


Norma Jean Stangle 1927-2015

LAWRENCE- Norma Jean (Wagner) Stangle, 87, of Lawrence and formerly of Russell, Gorham and Ellsworth, passed away Sunday, March 1, at the Brandon Woods in Lawrence. Born Aug. 14, 1927, she was the daughter of E.M. "Bake" and Hulda (Dauber) Wagner.

March 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Betty Joyce Abel 1925-2015

HUTCHINSON - Betty Joyce (Kerbs) Abel, 89, died March 5, at Good Samaritan Center, Hutchinson. Born Nov. 12, 1925, at Oits, she was the daughter of Leonard E. and Hannah (Brack) Kerbs. She was a member of Otis United Methodist Church and Eastern Star #104 receiving her Gold Certificate representing 50 years, and Liberal Lyons Club. Betty and Walt were owners and operators of Abel Dirt Construction Company in Liberal for over 20 years.

March 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Gary Linn Mundhenke 1941 - 2015

HUTCHINSON - Gary Linn Mundhenke, 73, died March 4, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 8, 1941, in Great Bend, he was the son of Elbert and Kathleen (Porter) Mundhenke. He was a 1959 graduate of Ainsworth, NE High School and graduated from Kansas State University, with a degree in Nuclear Engineering, in 1964. While at KSU, Gary was the Student Body President 1963-64, Chancellor of the Student Tribunal, member of the Blue Key Honor Society and Farmhouse Fraternity. Following graduation from KSU, he worked for IBM where he was twice named to the "Golden Circle" for being in the ...

March 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


William Lorin “Bill” Janssen 1949 - 2015

William Lorin "Bill" Janssen, 65, died March 7, at his home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 28, 1949, in Beloit, he was the son of William Franklin and Treva (Peters) Janssen. On Nov. 1, 1986, he married Shirley Smither Larson in Great Bend. The long time resident of Great Bend had been a private contractor for the United States Postal Service. He enjoyed bowling, golf, softball, sporting events, and above all, he treasured his time with his grandchildren.

March 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Ellinwood High School Band has good showing at league festival

The EHS band had a good day at the league music festival on March 10 at Barton Community College. The band received First Division Ratings from all three judges at the festival. The Brass Ensemble and Clarinet Ensemble both received "I" ratings and the Saxophone received a "II" rating, missing a "I" by one point. Additionally each of the soloists from the band received First Division ratings for their solos. They were: Elizabeth Frakes, flute; Mikayla Monday, bass clarinet; Hunter Pemberton, trumpet; Katelyn Robinson, trumpet; and Rachael Dickson, marimba. Members of the brass ensemble are Katelyn Robinson, Cody Woodruff, Hunter ...

March 22, 2015 | | Education


Renee Johnson retirement reception

A retirement reception honoring Renee Johnson, who is retiring from Keller Real Estate and Insurance Agency after many years of service, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at St. Patricks Parish Center, 4100 Broadway. The public is invited to attend.

March 22, 2015 | | Business


Poultry expert says avian influenza strain not harmful to humans or poultry products

A highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in four states can be very deadly for birds, but a Kansas State University poultry expert says humans don't need to worry about their own health or contaminated poultry products.

March 22, 2015 | | Agriculture


KAMS announces first summer academy

Beginning in June, the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) at Fort Hays State University will host a brand new summer program: the KAMS Summer Academy. The academy will consist of six residential week-long enrichment camps focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

March 22, 2015 | | Education


Multimillion-dollar project using unmanned aerial systems to detect emerging pest insects, diseases

Kansas State University is leading an international, multimillion-dollar project that is looking at unmanned aerial systems - or UAS - as a quick and efficient method to detect pest insects and diseases in food crops before outbreaks happen.

March 22, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend Zoological Society thanks Credit Union

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March 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


12th Highlander Reunion and Car Show

The 12th Highlander Reunion and Car Show will be held on April 18, at the Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita. The car show will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the hotel parking lot. Admission and entry are free. Dinner and a short program will be held at the hotel from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., by reservation. Contact CC Wiley at 316-689-6959 or Ann (Anderson) Smith at 316-683-4597 for more information and cost.

March 22, 2015 | | Reunions


League of Women Voters candidate forum

The League of Women Voter's of Great Bend will be presenting a candidate's forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Crest Theatre on the square, downtown Great Bend. It is free of charge to the public. Candidates who have someone running in opposition will be on the forum. There will be three races for the spring election. There are openings on the Board of Trustees for Barton Community College, Great Bend

March 22, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas Authors Club District 6 meeting

The Kansas Authors Club invites "would be" and interested writers to attend their 61h District meeting from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Delos Smith Center, 101 West First Street in Hutchinson. The registration fee is $5, to be paid at the meeting. This is an opportunity for writers of all kinds to come together and get acquainted and to share their abilities and ideas with one another. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be given.

March 22, 2015 | | Club News


Automobile Sales Tax in Kansas

Dear Editor,

March 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


VisionRT offers accuracy, safety at Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute

Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute will soon be equipped with a new imaging system called VisionRT that offers pinpoint accuracy and enhanced patient safety during radiation treatments.

March 22, 2015 | | Local News


Clayton Karst 90th

Clayton Karst celebrated his 90th birthday on March 9, with a dinner held in his honor at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. Attending were his sisters, Isabella Dumler of Hoisington and Pauline Ray of Junction City; daughters, Jan Spencer of Overland Park and Sue LaFaver and husband John of Greeley, Colo.; granddaughter, Angela Walts of Odessa, Texas; sister-in-law, Janet Smith of Hoisington; nieces, Barb Nolte and husband Roy of Hoisington, Jolene Hindman, and Patty Stueder and husband Bill, all of Claflin, and Donna Potter of Junction City. A granddaughter Amy LaFaver of Atlanta, Ga. was unable to attend.

March 22, 2015 | | Birthdays


Carlos Miller 95th

Carlos Miller recently celebrated his 95th birthday. His family commemorated this milestone with a small family dinner in his honor. Carlos has been a lifelong resident of the Great Bend area and would love hearing from relatives and friends.

March 22, 2015 | | Birthdays


Great Bend Pilots proclamation signing for Brain Awareness Week

This is the 20th Anniversary for Brain Awareness Week (BAW), which is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages.

March 22, 2015 | | Club News


Hoffman — Quillin

Kathi Hoffman of Great Bend announces the engagement of her daughter Heather Dawn Hoffman to Daniel Joseph Quillin son of Mike and Candice Quillin. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Curtis Hoffman. Her grandparents are Bob and Vera Henning of Great Bend and LeRoy Hoffman of Mt. Vernon, Mo. and the late Nancy Hoffman. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Alvin Rohr of Cunningham, the late Sylvia Rohr, and the late Keith and Jean Quillin.

March 22, 2015 | | Engagements


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