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So far, Barton County and Kansas has been fortunate. Reports of severe weather have been minimal in 2015.

March 04, 2015 | Jim Misunas | News

Merlyn L. Andres 1942-2015

NEW CAMBRIA - Merlyn L. Andres, Sr., 72, died Tuesday, March 2 at Enterprise Estates, Enterprise. Born Sept. 21, 1942, at Larned, he was the son of Herman and LaVeda (Moore) Andres.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries

Arla McElhaney 1924-2015

On Sunday, March 1, our dear mom, Arla Faye McElhaney, 90, joined our dad Carl in Heaven. Arla was born on March 12, 1924 in Pittsburg, to Arthur and Odessa Jones. She graduated from high school in Magazine, Ark., and attended business college in Chillicothe, Mo. She married Carl McElhaney and started a family in Wichita. In 1952 they settled in Great Bend with their two sons, Kenneth and Phillip. They were both active leaders in Cub Scouts, where Arla was a den mother and Carl was a scoutmaster. She loved her flower gardens and was very proud of the ...

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries

​KBI agent testifies Miller deposited checks for fictitious invoices

Kansas Bureau of Investigation Agent Clint Hawkins said checks that Central Prairie Honor Flights members thought were written to businesses wound up instead in the banking account of the nonprofit organization's director, LaVeta Miller. Hawkins testified Wednesday in Barton County District Court, where Miller is on trial for two counts of theft by deception, each greater than $25,000 but less than $100,000.

March 04, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News

Pertussis case confirmed at GBHS

Wednesday afternoon, USD 428 sent an email letter to parents informing them that a chase of Pertussis (whooping cough) had been confirmed at the high school. The letter warned of the symptoms and what parents need to do if they suspect their child is infected.

March 04, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News

Cougar women come up short in upset bid

WICHITA – A repeat effort was not in the cards for the Barton Community College women's basketball team.

March 04, 2015 | | Local Sports

Area basketball roundup

ELLINWOOD 64, LITTLE RIVER 23

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Area basketball substates

CLASS 5A GIRLS

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Class 3A, 2A, 1A girls basketball substates

CLASS 3A GIRLS

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Ellinwood Eagle boys win first sub-state tourney game

The Ellinwood Eagles Boys team won their first sub-state tournament game versus Ell-Saline on Monday with a final score of 59-37. It was a back and forth game in the first half with neither team really finding momentum. Ellinwood held just a one-point lead going into the half at 20-19. However, out of halftime the Eagles cranked up the full court pressure and exploded in the third quarter. Ellinwood won the 3rd quarter 22 to 4 and pushed out the lead for good. Eagle scorers were lead by Senior Marc Waite who poured in 16 points. Waite hit the boards ...

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Class 3A, 2A, 1A boys basketball substates

CLASS 3A BOYS

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Panther Bowlers All Conference WAC

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports

To Defeat ISIS, Win the Peace

After huddling with his war council in Kuwait, Defense Secretary Ash Carter says we've got the "ingredients of the strategy" to achieve a "lasting defeat" over ISIS. Some Senate Republicans claim that ISIS is going to kill us all in our sleep even as the U.S.-led coalition has the Islamic State forces playing defense for a change, but killing bad guys is the relatively easy part. As we learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, the hard part is to win a peace that can last, and the strategy Carter outlined last week seems like a smart way to ...

March 04, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists

Message. Message. Who's Got the Message?

Don't look now, but the Democratic Party is undergoing an identity crisis of such monumental proportions, the Dissociative Identity Disorder people have called and are requesting artifacts for their Hall of Fame. They're going to put Obama's basketball hoop right next to Sally Field's purple crayon.

March 04, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists

Netanyahu Speech

March 04, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

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BCS standings set up semifinal in SEC title game

NEW YORK - Two years before the playoffs start in college football, the Southeastern Conference is staging a semifinal to determine who plays Notre Dame in the BCS title game.

November 26, 2012 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports

Chizik among five college football coaches fired

Gene Chizik, Frank Spaziani and Danny Hope got the pink slips many expected were coming after disappointing seasons.

November 26, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Community invited to help soldiers, vets

The Great Bend American Legion Auxiliary is asking people to adopt a Fort Dodge soldier for Christmas. Meanwhile, the local Military Moms group is requesting donations for care packages that will be sent overseas to active military personnel.

November 26, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News

Safe stolen from business

A burglary at the Sears store, 2515 10th St., was reported Saturday morning, after an employee found the door had been forced open. Someone cut the power line to the building at 2:19 a.m. and stole a safe containing $20,000.

November 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs

DUI suspects run from police

A Great Bend Police officer attempted to stop a 2004 Ford pickup that was reported as having a possible intoxicated driver, at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, on Broadway Ave. When the officer made contact with the driver, Dwight Check of Pueblo, Colo., Check reportedly sped off. Check was stopped in the Blockbuster parking lot and arrested for driving under the influence. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content level of 0.21. Check was released Thursday after posting a $1,000 surety bond.

November 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Great Bend Fire Department

Great Bend firefighters were dispatched to an abandoned farm house at 197 North U.S. 281 at 4:29 a.m. Sunday. The cause of the fire was undetermined.

November 26, 2012 | | On the Record

Katherine Louise Ball 1929 - 2012

Katherine Louise Ball, 83, died Nov. 25 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 17, 1929 in Atlanta, she was the daughter of Shelton C. and Veatrice (Wakefield) Haworth. On Dec. 15, 1946 she married Dewey Daniel Ball in Winfield. A resident of Great Bend since 1955, coming from Plainville, she was a homemaker. She along, with her husband, was a beekeeper. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, sewing, knitting, and Scrabble.

November 26, 2012 | | Obituaries

Gregory Allen Bean 1958 - 2012

Gregory Allen Bean, 54, died Nov. 25 at his home in Great Bend. Born April 4, 1958 in Great Bend, he was the son of Paul and Norma (Trent) Bean. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a motorcycle mechanic for Great Bend Yahama. He raced motorcycles winning many state titles. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping.

November 26, 2012 | | Obituaries

Daunele D. Prescott 1942 - 2012

LARNED - Daunele D. Prescott, 70, died Nov. 23 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born March 24, 1942, in Ellinwood, she was adopted by J.D. and Lydia Groves. A longtime resident of Larned, she was a retired Licensed Mental Health Technician and Clothing Aid at the Larned State Hospital. On May 3, 1964, she married Gerald L. Prescott in Albert. He survives.

November 26, 2012 | Veronica Coons | Obituaries

Injury accidents reported

Area law enforcement agencies responded to the following one-vehicle injury accidents in recent days:

November 26, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Catherine Rose Hazen 1926 - 2012

Catherine Rose Hazen, 86, of Great Bend passed away at the Kansas Medical Center in Andover on Nov. 24 after a brief illness. Born on Jan. 31, 1926 in Ellsworth, she was the daughter of Henry Rudolph and Martha Lena (Herber) Nienke. She was united in marriage to Bernard "Buck" George Hazen on Aug. 16, 1944 at his parents' home in Erie. He preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2008. To this union two children were born, Kenneth Ray and Brenda Sue. The couple lived in Holyrood, Pratt, Russell, and St. John, prior to moving to Great Bend in ...

November 26, 2012 | | Obituaries

Dr. Robert Glenn Sheppard 1921 - 2012

SMITH CENTER - Dr. Robert Glenn Sheppard, 91, died Nov. 24 at the Smith County Long Term Care in Smith Center. He was born Nov. 6, 1921 in Tulsa, Okla.

November 26, 2012 | | Obituaries

Sylvia Fern Marker 1917 - 2012

HUTCHINSON - Sylvia Fern Marker, 94, died Nov. 23 at her home in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 12, 1917 in Nickerson, she was the daughter of Harvey H. and Ida Toewes VanNorman. In October of 1937, she married Lloyd Albert Marker. Together the two enjoyed many years of weekend camping trips before Lloyd's death in August of 2002. A resident of Sterling for 65 years before moving to Hutchinson in 2002, she was a homemaker.

November 26, 2012 | | Obituaries

Guillermo “Will” Resendiz 1981 - 2012

Guillermo "Will" Resendiz, 31, died Nov. 25 at his home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 6, 1981 in McAllen, Texas, he was the son of Atanacio and Teresa (Rivera) Resendiz. He married Adelita Diaz in Edinburg, Texas. A resident of Great bend since 1987, coming from McAllen, Texas, he was employed by KMW Loaders as a plasma operator.

November 26, 2012 | | Obituaries

​Free program provides information on long-term care

The next Answers for Senior Kansans seminar will deal with long-term care. The free ASK program will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Presenter Randy Clinkscales, a Hays attorney, will address the topic of how to pay for long-term care when it is needed and will provide information about Medicaid and long-term care insurance. The seminar is sponsored by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Angels Care Home Health. Refreshments will be provided by Angels Care Home Health. For more information, call Donna Baugh at 792-1614.

November 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs

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