PRATT - The Barton Community College Volleyball team solidified its hold on third place in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and NJCAA Region VI by defeating Pratt in straight sets on Tuesday night.
LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team finished Western Athletic Conference play with a 1-0 victory over Liberal on Monday night.
ST. LOUIS - Kyle Lohse is all about efficiency, about avoiding extended at-bats and letting hitters get themselves out.
CHICAGO - Mike Holmgren won't be finishing the job he went to do in Cleveland.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Duck, Kansas City: A nasty quarterback controversy may be headed your way.
Barton Community College will celebrate the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles during its National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey event from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission has a few openings left for its American Red Cross Baby Sitters Training for Monday, Oct. 22. The class runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
HOISINGTON - All children in Hoisington are invited to Trunk 'n' Treat – a safe and friendly environment for trick or treating. This Halloween celebration will take place on Wednesday, October 31 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Vine Street in Hoisington. The area will be blocked off, and car trunks will be decorated with Halloween themes and filled with treats for children in the community.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital invites you to join us as we wish Dr. Josh Durham and Ashley Durham, Pharm-D, good luck on the next step in their personal and professional lives, as they move away from the Hoisington area. Dr. Durham and Ashley have been providing healthcare services for the Clara Barton community since 2008.
TOPEKA – Starting this week, Kansans will start receiving a redesigned and more secure driver's license.
At Monday night's Great Bend City Council meeting, City Administrator Howard Partington gave an update on the activities of various city departments in the past couple weeks. Below is a summary of some of the highlights.
The Great Bend High School Debate Team competed in their third tournament weekend of competition. They had five debate teams compete at the Buhler debate tournament on Saturday Oct. 13th. Two teams competed in the open division and three in the novice division. One open team placed and one novice team placed. In the open division Michael Gieck and Kameko Schultz placed second with a five and zero win loss record and twenty speaker points. "My partner and I did very well as a team together" Schultz stated. They competed against 46 teams in open division. In the novice division ...
PRATT - Cuma M. Zeltner, 72, died Jan. 27, 2015 at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. Born on April 16, 1942, in Princeton, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles Max and Gypsy Genelle (White) Vinson. On March 18, 1962, she married James 'Jim' W. Zeltner in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2012. She worked as office manager at Adams Electric in Pratt for 24 years and most recently worked as bookkeeper for Westhoff Plumbing. The avid reader enjoyed making her world famous chocolate chip cookies.
GARDEN CITY - An Offerle man who was texting while driving went off U.S. 50 Tuesday evening in Finney County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 8:50 p.m. Jeffrey Humiston, was driving a 2013 Chrysler 200 that went in the ditch and traveled for 900 feet and struck an obstruction. The car went airborne, coming to rest in the westbound lane facing northwest.
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HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Lodge No. 331, A.F.&A.M., will hold a pancake and sausage supper from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the lodge, located at Second and Vine St. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Take-out will be available. Advance tickets can be purchased from any lodge member.
Athletes from two eras and the first ever student trainer were inducted in the Barton Community College Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. Basketball legend Gene Butler, baseball great Jeff Christy and Ryan 'Pete' Manely were inducted during a ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Kirkman Activities Center on the Barton campus.
The Barton Community College men's tennis opener was kind of like a comet. A one day comet that won't be back for another month.
At first glance on the schedule it might look like a scrimmage. But it wasn't. It counted for real and was the opener chapter to the 2015 women's tennis season at Barton Community College.
Jamie M. Bahr, driving while suspended, fine $100, court costs $110
W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.
This last weekend the Great Bend Panther's JV squad competed at the Stafford JV wrestling tournament. The Panthers placed 8 of their 9 wrestlers with three 1st place finishers.
Raging Moderate by Will Durst
We complain about a two-party system that's stuck in ideological ditches, but somehow it never occurs to us to embrace pragmatism, the uniquely American philosophy that was created as a reaction to ideological stagnation. Unless Republicans and Democrats getting madder at each other suddenly starts working, maybe it's time to give pragmatism a chance.