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Learn to prevent falls

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Fall Prevention" at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. In this free program, Rick Schaffer from the South West Kansas Area Agency on Aging will discuss the five building blocks for preventing or reducing falls in the home and around town.

June 18, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Program offered on pool, pond care

"Pond Care 101" will be presented 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. This free presentation by Shawna Beran includes tips on maintaining a pool or backyard pond. Garret Fitzpatrick, program director for the Great Bend Recreation Commission, said Beran will cover topics such as water care, plants, fish and diseases. There will also be time for questions.

June 18, 2013 | | Area Briefs

OTR for June 19, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 18, 2013 | | On the Record

Daniel Maes

A celebration of life for Dan will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 22 at Veteran's Park Pavilion. #

June 18, 2013 | | Obituaries

Marie Frances Erb 1926 - 2013

NESS CITY - Marie Frances Erb, 86, passed away at Atrium Medical Center in Corinth, Texas,near her daughter's home. Born on Nov. 14, 1926 in Toronto, she was the daughter of Curtis and Frances Reynard Williams, Sr. A graduate of Fort Hays State University, she was a school teacher, teaching in Woodson and Ness County schools. On June 1, 1950 she married Earl P. Erb in Fayetteville, Ark. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 2009.

June 18, 2013 | | Obituaries

Dolores A. Kufahl 1924 - 2013

TOPEKA - Dolores Kufahl, 89, passed away June 17th. Born Jan. 23, 1924 in Wheaton, she was the daughter of Arthur and Dora (Brunkow) Teske. On Jan. 5, 1944, she married Verle Kufahl at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wheaton.

June 18, 2013 | | Obituaries

Lillian Josephine Pryor 1907 - 2013

Lillian Josephine Pryor, 105, died June 17, at Deseret Care Center in Pratt. Born July 28, 1907 at West Salem, Wisc. she was the daughter of Fred and Lillian (Weingarten) Seeger. On Dec. 20, 1941, she married Leonard Campbell Pryor in St. John. He preceded her in death in August 1979.

June 18, 2013 | | Obituaries

Hoisington municipal court

Susan N. Gardiner Hughes, drive without license, fine $100, court costs $110

June 18, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington chamber accepting parade entries

June 18, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood to add Variety Show to AHF

ELLINWOOD - Summer has just gotten started so it is hard to believe that After Harvest Festival is just a month away. The committee has been meeting regularly and have some new events to add tothe After Harvest Schedule and also improvements on the long standing traditional activities.

June 18, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

IRS Suspends LIHTC rules to allow owners to house tornado victims

On May 20, 2013, the President issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Oklahoma because of the devastation caused by the tornadoes. Subsequently, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated jurisdictions for Individual Assistance. Because of the damage to housing caused by the tornadoes, the IRS has determined that state housing agencies may provide approval to project owners in their respective states to provide temporary emergency housing for displaced individuals in accordance with IRS Notice 2013-40. The IRS has suspended certain rules to allow low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) sites to be used to shelter victims of the ...

June 18, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Guess who is Behind ‘Conservative’ Radio and TV Ads

You've seen them on television and heard them on the radio, those commercials boasting that "conservatives" like Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan are working to make sure we have a tough, enforceable immigration system that closes our borders and makes all those illegals go to the back of the line to await possible future citizenship. Well, here is my solemn pledge to you: if you believe that, then I want to sell you an iconic old bridge in New York City that connects Brooklyn to Manhattan. If you're interested, I can make you a really good deal on ...

June 18, 2013 | Doug Patton | Columnists

Democrats OK With Obama Spying on You, not Bush

Liberals are slurping at a new yet familiar theme trough: Republicans are hypocrites because they're against NSA surveillance now but were all for it during the Bush administration.

June 18, 2013 | | Columnists

Car Tech

June 18, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Roadway Inn and Suites, 57 W. Kansas Highway 4 and 281 in Hoisington at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Shay Kasselman with greeters Marty Steinert and Matt Hiss. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

June 18, 2013 | | Area Briefs

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Dorothy E. Kerschen 1924 - 2015

Dorothy E. Kerschen, 91, died Oct. 9, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 6, 1924, at Willowdale, the daughter of Rudolph ...

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

Roosevelt top sellers

Roosevelt Elementary School recently had their annual fall trash bag fundraiser. The top sellers this year were Mason Martin, Drew Hekele, Carah Maddox, Campbell Husted ...

October 09, 2015 | | Education

Foundation raises over 50K for Clara Barton expansion

Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's 22nd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, dinner, and auction had record net proceeds this year totaling $50,965. Proceeds from this ...

October 09, 2015 | | Business

Meals on Wheels needing drivers

Meals on Wheels is in desperate need of volunteer drivers to deliver food and smiles to local residents on Fridays.

October 09, 2015 | | Local News

Central Plains Middle School names October Students of the Month

Central Plains Middle School recognizes Kristi Weeks, Emily Ryan and Lawson Oeser as the October Students of the Month.

October 09, 2015 | | Education

‘Souper’ Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, St. Mark Lutheran Women of the ELCA will host their annual Soup Lunch. The menu includes homemade Chicken Noodle/Butterball Soup ...

October 09, 2015 | | Local News

​Dorothy Donnelly 1927 - 2015

Dorothy (Dottie Carol) Donnelly died peacefully on Oct. 2, 2015, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 25, 1927, she was the daughter of Blanche ...

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

The canary in the coal mine

The title of this article refers to a method coal miners used before sensitive detection equipment and modern ventilation. Miners would take a canary into ...

October 09, 2015 | | Agriculture

AG Schmidt announces public hearing on scrap metal regulations

A public hearing on the proposed permanent scrap metal dealer regulations has been scheduled at 10 a.m. on October 22, at Memorial Hall, 120 ...

October 09, 2015 | | Local News

Speaker Boehner Leaves House Republicans Painted in a Corner

October 09, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

The Lingering Problem of Race Relations

Race relations have returned to the forefront of our national discussion over the last several years. Unless one refers to illegal immigration, relations in question ...

October 09, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Time for Sensible Background Checks

In the wake of the recent homicidal shooting rampage at an Oregon community college, I'm forced to come to the conclusion that it is ...

October 09, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Check It Out!

James Patterson Book Series are popular at ESCL, so we have added his most recent to our collection. Stop by to check them out!

October 09, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment

McHugh leads Astros to 5-2 win over Royals in Game 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Collin McHugh and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals at their own game Thursday night, relying on sharp pitching ...

October 08, 2015 | | AP Sports

​Saturday’s YP 5K and half marathon open to all

The Barton County Young Professionals are putting together the first ever YP5K and half marathon this Saturday, Oct. 10, in Great Bend. Participants can choose ...

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

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