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October is noted as Indoor Air Quality Awareness month. This is such an important topic so today seems like the perfect time to share some ...

October 04, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life

FHSU Music and Theatre Department offers broad range of events

In addition to the major productions from the theatre and Hays Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Hays State University Music and Theatre Department has a busy ...

October 04, 2015 | | Local Life

Club Calendar


October 04, 2015 | | Club News

Water on Mars

October 04, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

GOP Can't Win in 2016 by Losing Now

Some Republicans in Congress will never learn.

October 04, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

The Increasingly Likable Donald Trump

Donald Trump - America's loveable bull in a china shop - was an eagerly anticipated speaker at the 2015 Values Voter Summit, a conference that brings ...

October 04, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Oct. 5 through Oct. 9. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

October 04, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


October 04, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


October 04, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with ...

October 04, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

September Marriage/Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

October 04, 2015 | | Local News

Rose Ann Wondra 80th

Rose Ann Wondra of Claflin will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 11, at the Claflin ...

October 04, 2015 | | Birthdays

Hergert 60th

Laurel and Anita Hergert of Otis will celebrate their 60th anniversary with an Open House Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 11 ...

October 04, 2015 | | Anniversaries

Virginia Sharp 90th

Virginia Sharp will celebrate her 90th birthday on Oct. 11, with a card shower.

October 04, 2015 | | Birthdays

Oberle 50th

Leon Anton and Judy Ann (Schremmer) Oberle of Claflin celebrated their 50th anniversary this weekend with family and friends.

October 04, 2015 | | Anniversaries

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AirFest photos

Photos taken Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at the Great Bend AirFest

September 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Butterflys move cross our nation

A "net brigade" of volunteer butterfly hunters captured, tagged and released 52 monarch butterflies Saturday at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Fifty-two monarchs were captured and tagged earlier, for a total of 102, said Pam Martin, Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism educator at the KWEC.

September 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Motocross numbers growing

Motocross racers from as far away as California and Florida competed in the third annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout, held Friday and Saturday at the GBMX Park in the Great Bend Expo Complex.

September 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Virginia R. "Ginny" Sundahl

Virginia R. "Ginny" Sundahl, 89, formerly of McPherson, passed away on Sept. 17, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilatation. Born on Feb. 15, 1926, in Marquette, she was the daughter of Mildred Josephine (Vann) and Ray Thomas Boydston. She attended the McPherson schools and she graduated from McPherson High School 1944. On Sept. 3, 1946, she was united in marriage to Edwin Bridgeman "Sunny" Sundahl at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in McPherson. Sunny died on March 29, 2005. Ginny was a homemaker and also worked as a secretary for USD 418 McPherson and McPherson College for a number ...

September 19, 2015 | | Obituaries

Arther Wayne Hunt 1931 - 2015

Arther Wayne Hunt, 83, died Sept. 17, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 12, 1931, in Silver City, Okla., he was the son of Elmer and Essie D. (Browning) Hunt. On Dec. 24, 1951, he married Shirley Rae Jones in Lyons. She died on March 31, 2013, after more than 61 years of marriage. He then married Faye (Gilmore) Fredelake on Dec. 28, 2014, in Hoisington. A long-time resident of Great Bend, he was a driller for Pickrell Drilling.

September 19, 2015 | | Obituaries

Riding shotgun in the sky

Riding in a B-25 Mitchell bomber is something Jack Merten can now cross off his bucket list.

September 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Walking the walk

Kansas's statewide Walking School Bus programs, funded through the Kansas Department of Transportation, proved successful for students and schools. KDOT contracted with PedNet, a nonprofit organization dedicated to active transportation based in Columbia, Mo., to create 15 WSB programs throughout the state, including Great Bend and Hoisington. However, in the end, 17 schools implemented a WSB.

September 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Area football recap: Week 3


September 19, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Prep Sports

Buffaloes use fourth quarter run to down Panthers, 42-28

GARDEN CITY- Following a 28-28 stalemate after three quarters the Garden City Buffaloes broke away with a 14-0 run in the final period handing Great Bend a 42-28 loss on a cool, windy Friday evening on the western Kansas plains.

September 19, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Prep Sports

Eighth grade A team sweeps through Thursday quad

The Great Bend eighth grade volleyball A team posted three victories during their home quad on Thursday.

September 19, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Prep Sports

​Kenneth L. Tompkins 1926 - 2015

Kenneth L. Tompkins, 88, of Great Bend, passed away Sept. 17, 2015, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. He was born on Sept. 20, 1926, on the family farm northeast of Byers in rural Stafford County, the son of Lawrence W. and Gladys I. (Miles) Tompkins. On Oct. 29, 1949, he married Fern A. Miller at Great Bend. He owned and operated Kenny's Farm Service at St. John. He was employed for 18 years by the Kansas Forestry Fish and Game Commission serving at Glen Elder Reservoir as Area Manager.

September 19, 2015 | | Obituaries

Great Bend volleyball swept at Garden Plain

GARDEN PLAIN- In three matches against three state-ranked teams the Great Bend volleyball Panthers came up short falling in two-set decisions Thursday to undefeated Garden Plain (25-12), Rose Hill (25-15, 25-19) and Cheney ((25-19, 25-22).

September 19, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Prep Sports

​Mary Lynne Garnett 1961 - 2015

Mary Lynne Garnett, 54, of Great Bend, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She was born Feb. 24, 1961, in Wichita, the daughter of Lawrence "Gus" and Donna (Kellogg) Davis. She was an LPN at Larned State Hospital.

September 19, 2015 | | Obituaries

Martinez breaks pair of school records in thumping of St. John’s Military

SALINA- Just six games into the 2015 run Panther junior Eric Martinez kicked his way into the record books Thursday leading the Panther soccer team to a 12-2 topping of St. John's Military Academy.

September 19, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Prep Sports

Royals' rallies not enough to slow Tigers in 12th

DETROIT- Rookie Dixon Machado drilled a two-out RBI single in the 12th inning off Royals closer Greg Holland as the Tigers rallied for a 5-4 walk-off win on Friday night at Comerica Park.

September 19, 2015 | JASON BECK/ | AP Sports

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