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State of the Union 2013

February 12, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Congress Playing Chicken

February 12, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


So God Made A Farmer: The Sequel

Yes, the Dodge trucks commercial using the late Paul Harvey's 1978 speech "So God Made A Farmer" resonated with millions of viewers and was voted one of the most popular Super Bowl spots; but "the rest of the story" is not so pretty.

February 12, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Obama Skeets the Truth

"I do skeet shooting."

February 12, 2013 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Sensible gun control

Dear Editor,

February 12, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


There are misconceptions about ‘fair tax’

Dear Editor,

February 12, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Hoosiers remain at top of poll

Indiana coach Tom Crean used an analogy to the state's second favorite sport after the Hoosiers remained No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25 for a second straight week.

February 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Barton establishes several season bests at Tyson Invitational

Facing some of the best competition in the nation for the fourth straight week, the Barton Community College track and field teams competed at the Tyson Invitational held on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., on Saturday and Sunday.

February 11, 2013 | | Community College


Butler tops Lady Cougars

EL DORADO - Butler Community College's Jamillah Bonner gave the Barton Lady Cougars fits all night as she finished with a game-high 31 points.

February 11, 2013 | | Community College


Cougars fall late

EL DORADO - In a key Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division game on Monday night at The Power Plant, Butler was energized down the stretch while the No. 25 Cougars short-circuited.

February 11, 2013 | | Community College


Central Plains Middle School hoops

February 11, 2013 | | Local Sports


SUNFLOWER MISMATCH

LAWRENCE - Ben McLemore scored 30 points on his 20th birthday, Jeff Withey dominated in the paint and No. 14 Kansas routed No. 10 Kansas State 83-62 on Monday night to snap a maddening three-game skid and forge a tie for first in the Big 12.

February 11, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Aylward Memorial Scholarship established by Kans for Kids

The Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation recently announced the establishment of the Jan Aylward Memorial Scholarship.

February 11, 2013 | | Education


Dillons helping spread smiles

HUTCHINSON – As part of the Heart 2 Heart campaign, Dillon stores across Kansas will be spreading a little cheer this Valentine's Day by delivering single stem roses to area children's organizations, hospices, family centers and community homes.

February 11, 2013 | | Business


Heartland Cancer Center equipped with ITV, thanks to local couple

In the recent past, when local cancer patients participated in interactive television (ITV) consultations with out-of-town doctors, they had to go to the main St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center campus.

February 11, 2013 | | Business


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Bandits win second straight tourney

The Barton Bandits won their second straight NBC 13U Baseball Tournament this past weekend at the Green Sports Complex Pre-Season Showcase. The Bandits went 5-0 on the weekend outscoring their opponents 52 to 15. With this tournament win, the Bandits are now 11-4 on the season. The Bandits move on to USSSA action next weekend at the Wildcat Classic in Manhattan, Kansas.

May 04, 2015 | | Local Sports


Schartz — Hertel

Carol Schartz announces the engagement of her daughter Nicole Schartz to Darin Hertel, son of Gary and Diana Hertel. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Dale Schartz.

May 03, 2015 | | Engagements


Biles 50th

Robert and Paula Biles will celebrate their 50th anniversary on May 9, with a Surprise Open House at the Great Bend Recreation Center, Burnside Room, 1214 Stone. Hosts for the event will be their children, Colleen Miller, Loretta McIntosh and Kevin Biles.

May 03, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Betty Sloan 90th

Betty (Robbins) Sloan of Great Bend will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 13, with a card shower.

May 03, 2015 | | Birthdays


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

May 03, 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 milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

May 03, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Monday

May 03, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Breastfeeding is best, but what if breast milk is limited or unavailable?

There may be no greater joy than welcoming a baby into the world, and many moms want to give their babies the best start possible by breastfeeding. For some, however, the amount of milk they produce is limited. For others, the baby may be unable to nurse. And for many adoptive mothers, using one's own breast milk is not an option.

May 03, 2015 | | Local Life


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served May 4 through May 8. 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.

May 03, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Sternberg Museum plans summer camps to inspire passion for science

Paleontology, geology and biology camps will offer elementary, middle and high school students an opportunity to fall in love with science this summer through Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History series of outdoor field camps, day camps and overnight family camping trips.

May 03, 2015 | | Education


Club Calendar

Monday

May 03, 2015 | | Club News


Clara Barton announces Blackwell to take CEO position

In a unanimous decision on April 21, the Board of Directors of Clara Barton Hospital expressed confidence in Jim Blackwell, promoting him to President and CEO of the Hoisington hospital.

May 03, 2015 | | Business


Prairie Godmothers host Build-A-Bag Brunch to benefit single mothers in Barton County

The Prairie Godmothers will be hosting a Build-A-Bag Brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 7, at Renue Salon & Spa, 1419 Main Street, Great Bend.

May 03, 2015 | | Local News


Stripe rust

Stripe rust has been found in several fields of wheat in south central Kansas, including Barton County. At the time it was found, it was still at low levels and in trace amounts. With the cool wet weather we have been experiencing, it is something that producers should be on the watch for, and scouting their fields to identify and monitor.

May 03, 2015 | | Agriculture


Time for incentive-based conservation

Farmers and ranchers believe reforms are needed in the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to balance needs of species with economic impacts on agriculture.

May 03, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


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