The Barton Community College debate team members landed several top spots against stout competition on Dec. 1, when they traveled to Webster University in St. Louis, Mo., to compete in the 26th Annual Webster Classic. Featuring competitors from 11 universities, the tournament proved to be a difficult hurdle in the Cougars' season.
GUYMON, Okla. - Michael Ross Prather, 86, of Guymon, Okla. passed away Dec. 3, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon, Okla.
OTIS - Ivan E. Worthen, 91, died Dec. 5, 2012 at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
GREAT BEND – Lucille Batman, 86, died Dec. 4, 2012 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
It was one of my favorite rituals every year.
The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's are the most difficult weeks of the year to maintain your weight and stick with a healthy diet. Many people take a holiday from healthy eating or put off nutrition concerns or efforts until after the holiday season. However, we all know how long those New Year's resolutions last! Prevention is much easier than trying to diet or exercise away those extra pounds.
SALINA - Competing in the Salina Lakewood duals on Saturday, the Great Bend Middle School wrestling team won two of three matches.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions put wide receivers Titus Young and Ryan Broyles on injured reserve Tuesday.
NEW YORK - Gabe Rivera was maybe the greatest defensive lineman to play at Texas Tech.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas, leaving Wisconsin after seven seasons.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher told officers who found him sleeping in his car outside an apartment complex hours before he committed a murder-suicide that he was there to visit a woman he described as his "girlfriend," but that she wasn't home.
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HOISINGTON - Marlin Ray Hughes, 51, died Dec. 3, 2012 in Barton County as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born March 14, 1961 at Norton, the son of Howard and Marian (Bennett) Hughes. He married Alicia Day Rodriguez May 1, 2010 at Ulysses. He was a train engineer for Watco Inc. Marlin was a Great Bend and Hoisington resident since 1983. He served in the United States Army.
Norman and Pamela Redetzke will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Feb. 13, with a card shower.
One of the biggest issues that has faced agriculture in recent years is chemical resistance by weeds in crop production. Check out the most up to date research information at the Weed Resistance Update, hosted by Walnut Creek Extension District. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Feb. 5,, at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Dighton. There is no cost to attend the meeting, but RSVP by calling 877-798-3921 by Feb. 3. There must be 10 registrations for meeting to be held.
Ms. Susan Colglazier of Great Bend announces the engagement of her daughter Kelsey Colglazier of Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Richard Rush son of Rick and Susie Rush, all of Tuscaloosa, Ala. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late John Colglazier.
Glenn Schuster of Hoisington will celebrate his 80th birthday on Feb. 8, with a card shower.
Clint and Darla Clarke of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Jenna Janine Clarke to Aaron Lee Andrews, son of Kerry and Christina Andrews of Dorrance and Carla and James Maneth of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Alene Clarke and and Pat Dirks, both of Great Bend and the late Darrell Clarke, and the late Homer Dirks. The prospective groom is the grandson of Carl and Delores Zollman and Loretta Andrews, all of Phillipsburg, and the late Don Andrews.
Alma Spangenberg of Ellinwood will celebrate her 100th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Historic Wolf Hotel, 1 N. Main in Ellinwood.
Tradition and heritage are a big part of what makes agriculture such an attractive way of life for so many Kansans. The lifeblood of our existence, the farms and ranches in Kansas, provide food, fuel and fiber for the world.
More than 500 young farmers and gathered in Manhattan, Jan. 23-25, for the 2015 Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Leaders Conference.
On Jan. 17, five 4-H'ers from Barton County traveled to Wichita to compete in the Sedgewick Co 4-H Air Rifle Match.
The following meals will be served Feb. 2 through Feb. 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
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 milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Ottawa University announces that Alissa Heilman, of Great Bend, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall of 2014. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must be degree-seeking, have earned a minimum of 24 hours over the preceding two semesters at Ottawa University, and earned a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.