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OTR for Aug. 7, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 07, 2015 | | On the Record


‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ illustrates child’s truth

By PAWNEE ANNIE

August 07, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


​Tickets on sale for Big Benefit Auction

Tickets for the Barton Community College Foundation's Big Benefit Auction, "A Ghostly Gala," are still available through Friday, Aug. 14.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


​Budget on school board agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will approve a 2015-2016 budget for publication when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The final budget will be approved at a special meeting on Aug. 24.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a revised Juvenile Services Department budget, and updates on the road sealing program and the Appraiser's Office property re-inspection.

August 07, 2015 | | News


Royals finish tough road trip on sour note

DETROIT- The Royals capped a disappointing road trip with an 8-6 walk-off loss to the Tigers in the rubber game on Thursday afternoon.

August 07, 2015 | Alejandro Zúñiga/MLB.com | AP Sports


Scooters and Ukuleles coming through your town

For the fifth straight year, Hutchinson based music group/scooter gang, The Scukesters will be touring cities of all size in Kansas. This year the start of the tour coincides with Hawaiian Statehood Day, Friday Aug. 21st. An appropriate date because this music group's instrument of choice is the Hawaiian instrument, the ukulele.

August 07, 2015 | | Entertainment


Devasting effects of criminal activity by illegal aliens

Dear Editor,

August 07, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Check It Out!

Ellinwood School/Community Library is once again hosting Stuff the Bus. This year, we will forgive partial fines for a donation. The premise of Stuff the Bus is to load a school bus with items that United Way's 19 member agencies need to serve the community. The drop-off place beginning in August is the Ellinwood School/Community Library.

August 07, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Russell Community Theater announces open auditions for A Second Evening of One Acts

Open auditions for the Russell Community Theater production of A Second Evening of One Acts will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 25 and 27, at the RCT Playhouse, 5th and Kansas in Russell. Auditions will include an evening of theater games and cold readings. Prepared audition materials are not required.

August 07, 2015 | | Entertainment


A Republican Sweet Sixteen... Plus One

Get to high ground everybody. Our nation is in danger of being inundated by a candidate tsunami of 17 Republicans. The Sweet Sixteen and Never Been Kissed Plus One. Seventeen Shades of Grey. If they used a designated pitcher they could split up into two teams and play softball against each other. No hardball allowed.

August 07, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Damn the Facts, Full Speed Ahead

What's the biggest difference between the Planned Parenthood videos and the sinking of the U.S. battleship Maine in 1898?

August 07, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Pick Your Outrage

August 07, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Lynn R. Davis 1946-2015

Lynn R. Davis, 69, died August 6, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born Feb. 11, 1946, in Larned, the son of Albert and Florentine (Bieker) Davis.

August 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Donald Raymond McLaughlin 1950-2015

Donald Raymond McLaughlin, 65, died August 5, 2015 at his home in Great Bend. He was born June 18, 1950 at Great Bend, the son of Joseph Raymond and Grace Kathleen (McCarthy) McLaughlin.

August 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


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OTR for August 21, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 21, 2015 | | On the Record


More Familiar Faces - image gallery

Shafer Art Gallery's "Faculty Staff Friends Acquaintances and Some Folks We Hardly Know" exhibit opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Familiar Faces

Each year, the Barton Community College faculty and staff get to strut their artistic talents in the Shafer Art Gallery's "Faculty Staff Friends Acquaintances ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Kasselman begins student teaching

LINDSBORG - Amber Kasselman, Great Bend, is one of 19 students from the Bethany College Department of Education who are getting real-life experience in the classroom ...

August 21, 2015 | | Education


​Red Cross to accept blood donations

The next opportunity to donate blood in Great Bend will be Monday, Sept. 14, at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave. Donations will be accepted ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Moose's homer isn't enough to stop Red Sox

BOSTON- The Red Sox continued their recent success against the Royals by riding Wade Miley's strong pitching performance to a 4-1 victory in Thursday ...

August 21, 2015 | Ian Browne/MLB.com | AP Sports


Hoisington stand-off ends without incident

Thursday night, Aug. 20, at 10 p.m., Hoisington Police and deputies from the Barton County Sheriff's Office were called to 673 W. 3rd ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Power washer stolen from shed at Sonic Drive-in

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a man that was seen by surveillance cameras breaking into a storage shed located at 3908 10th St. in ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Check It Out!

We are back to school this week! This is always an exciting time of year! Following are the latest teen fiction accelerated reader books we ...

August 21, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Gunsmoke stars set to reunite in legendary Dodge City

Miss Kitty and Matt Dillon have been part of cultural history for over sixty years this September. Their names have been in songs, books and ...

August 21, 2015 | | Entertainment


Mission Implausible

August 21, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Sorry Donald, Substance Trumps Style

Donald Trump's commanding lead in the polls is a solemn reminder that if we're not careful, another narcissistic good talker will be elected ...

August 21, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


A Defense of Stand Your Ground

What does it mean to stand your ground?

August 21, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Great Bend mobile app features Wetlands Center

Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area visitors can now guide their own tours of the state park using the Great Bend 2 Go mobile app, a free ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


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