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Do superintendents matter?

Tom Boasberg had his work cut out for him.

March 02, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Education

Wanda Jo Simmons

GREAT BEND - Wanda Jo Simmons, 61, died at Great Bend Regional Hospital on March 1, 2015.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

Area basketball substates

CLASS 5A GIRLS

March 02, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Navigating the FAFSA is worth the effort for college aid

A mid-winter ritual is on millions of families’ calendars this month, and it wasn't about asking a large rodent named Phil for a weather forecast.

March 02, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Education

In the words of Thomas Jefferson: Why education matters

Thomas Jefferson was no stranger to the benefits of education.

March 02, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education

Hoisington’s Brandon Ball wins fourth state title

HAYS - Hoisington's Ball brothers got off to a rousing start in the Class 3-1A state wrestling championship. The trio of Ball brothers - three-time state champion Brandon Ball, Jonathan Ball and Christopher Ball - all won three matches to qualify for the Class 3-1A state finals Saturday night. No trio of brothers had ever qualified or won state wrestling titles in the same year.

March 01, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Prep Sports

Three Panther wrestlers place at 5A state meet

PARK CITY - Three Great Bend High School wrestlers placed in the top six at the Class 5A State Tournament at Hartman Arena in Park City.

March 01, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Prep Sports

Class 4A state wrestling

At Salina

March 01, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Prep Sports

Blood drive set

Dear Editor,

March 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Fundraiser for Claflin Lions Club

Claflin Lions Club members will be selling tickets for their Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 20. The menu for the evening will include all you can eat servings of fish, shrimp, clam chowder, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, coffee or tea.

March 01, 2015 | | Club News

4H’ers compete in Edward’s County 4H Air Rifle Match

On Feb. 14, 16 Barton County 4H'ers traveled to Offerle to compete in the Edward's County 4H Air Rifle Match.

March 01, 2015 | | Club News

Williams seeking position on local school board

"I have a desire to help make the great school district we already have into the best that it can be for all children!" This is Dr. Don Williams' goal as he seeks a position on the USD 428 Board of Education. Although only a resident of Great Bend for a little less than three years, Williams, his wife, and family, have been long-time residents of central Kansas. After graduating from Kansas Wesleyan in Salina in 1970, he taught all of the sciences in the junior and senior high at Hanston. In addition, he was the junior high coach for ...

March 01, 2015 | | Local News

Estes — Shirey

Kayla Estes and Tyler Shirey announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Stephen and Tanya Kirby of St. John and David and Gay Estes of Arlington and the granddaughter of Larry and Carolyn Mix and Lloyd and Verla Estes both of St. John. The prospective groom is the son of Kevin and Maria Shirey of Canton, Mo. and the grandson of Robert and Rita Kirchner and Alice both of Canton, Mo. and the late Art Shirey.

March 01, 2015 | | Engagements

Price — Johns

Terry and Shelli Price announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Price to Joseph Johns, son of Terrill Johns and Marsha French Joseph.

March 01, 2015 | | Engagements

Mayette Keith 95th

Mayette Keith will celebrate her 95th birthday on March 10, with a card shower. She will celebrate with her family with a dinner at Brookville Hotel in Abilene.

March 01, 2015 | | Birthdays

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ROLL TIDE

NEW YORK - Breaking down The Associated Press college football poll after Week 8 of the regular season.

October 22, 2012 | | AP Sports

Bears win fourth straight, top Lions 13-7

CHICAGO - Jay Cutler shook off an apparent rib injury, Brian Urlacher made a key fumble recovery and the Chicago Bears won their fourth straight, beating the Detroit Lions 13-7 on Monday night.

October 22, 2012 | | AP Sports

Ellinwood teams headed back to state

HILL CITY - There is one last stop before the end of another successful cross-country season for Ellinwood High School.

October 22, 2012 | Kevin Price | Prep Sports

Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

October 22, 2012 | Veronica Coons | News

Injuries reported in rollover accidents

Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to two rollover accidents on Saturday, and the Kansas Highway Patrol worked a rollover accident in Russell County. All three were initially reported as injury accidents.

October 22, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News

Fire Calls

Great Bend Fire Department

October 22, 2012 | | On the Record

'Judgement House' back with new show

Great Bend Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway Ave., will turn its rooms into a walk-through drama called Judgement House this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

October 22, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News

Sewing up a charitable lesson

With two and a half days off of school marking the end of the first quarter, eight Great Bend girls took the opportunity to learn valuable sewing skills in a class offered by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. The class, "Sewing t-shirt pillows and quilt", was taught by Cindy Warner over two days, Friday and Monday with space and sewing machines donated by the Barton County Extension Service. At the end of the final class, the girls had a pillow to go home with, and had helped to create part of a quilt to be given away.

October 22, 2012 | Veronica Coons | News

Wayne D. Mehl 1933 - 2012

LORRAINE - Wayne D. Mehl, 79, passed away Oct. 21 at his home in rural Lorraine. Born Sept. 25, 1933 in Ellsworth County, he was the son of Ethel (Splitter) and Delmar Mehl. A lifetime resident of the Lorraine area, he was a farmer and stockman. On Feb. 6, 1952, he married Donna Kempke in Junction City. She survives.

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries

Ivan Dale Janke 1956 - 2012

MCCRACKEN - Ivan Dale Janke, 56, passed away on Oct. 20 at his home in rural McCracken. Born Jan. 20, 1956 he was the son of Alvin and Ruth (Moore) Janke. They preceded him in death. Ivan graduated McCracken High School in 1974 and attended Fort Hays State University where he met Peggy Stude of Garfield. They were married Oct. 7, 1978 in Larned. He raised cattle and operated the family farm of McCracken.

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries

Virgil T. Sillin 1928-2012

STERLING - Virgil T. (Grandpa Silly) Sillin, 84, passed away Oct. 19 at Sterling Presbyterian Manor. Born May 6, 1928, in Stafford County, he was the son of Earl and Lucile Krum Sillin. He graduated from Sterling College and Kansas City Mortuary Arts School. He was a funeral director, and had owned and operated Porter and Sillin Funeral Home in Sterling, Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons, and Sillin Funeral Home in Ordway, Colo. He had owned and operated Four Seasons Flower and Gift Shops in Sterling and Lyons. He operated the Rice County Ambulance from 1960 to 1976. He had served ...

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries

Whilmetta Marie Horn 1921 - 2012

RUSSELL - Whilmetta Marie Horn, 91, died Oct. 19 at Vintage Place in Russell. Born on Oct. 7, 1921, on the family farm southeast of Russell, she was the daughter of Emanuel and Mary Elizabeth (Milberger) Dumler. She attended Pioneer School and later attended school in Russell, graduating from Russell High School in 1939. A resident of the Russell community, she worked at the Home State Bank in Russell. On Sept. 21, 1947 she married Max P. Horn in Russell. He preceded her in death on April 24, 2001.

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries

Cemetery Board to meet

The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Cemetery Office, 4500 Broadway. For more information, call the office at 620-793-4167.

October 22, 2012 | | Local News

DARE

October 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Jack Kilby Day

October 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

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