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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

Be Well Barton County receives grant from KHI’s Healthy Communities Initiative

Be Well Barton County, a advisory group dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles countywide, has been awarded an implementation grant through the Kansas Health Foundation's Healthy Communities Initiative worth up to $75,000 over the next three years. Be Well, one of 12 grantees in the state to receive this funding, will use the funds in support Complete streets and Safe Routes to school, nationally recognized programs that encourage local governments to consider bicycle and pedestrian traffic when planning street and sidewalk improvements..

June 18, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

Pit bull committee meets tonight

The City of Great Bend Pit Bull Committee will meet at 6 p.m. tonight at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The purpose of meeting is to hear comments from the public.

June 18, 2013 | | Local News

Royals score on wild pitch in ninth inning for 2-1 win

CLEVELAND - Pinch-runner Elliot Johnson scored from third base on a wild pitch by reliever Matt Albers in the ninth inning, giving the Kansas City Royals a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.

June 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Oregon State advances with 11-4 win over Louisville

OMAHA, Neb. - It's one down and three to go for Oregon State.

June 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Golden Belt Swim Squad claim second place at Leoti swim meet

LEOTI - The Golden Belt Swim Squad finished second at a Leoti swim meet on Saturday.

June 17, 2013 | | Summer Sports

George Veprus 1916 - 2013

George Veprus, 97, died June 16 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. He was born on Feb. 18, 1916, in Lithuania. He was a longtime resident of Great Bend.

June 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Georgia J. Crosley 1938 - 2013

Georgia J. Crosley, 75, passed away on Saturday afternoon, June 15, at Cherry Village Residential Care in Great Bend. Georgia was born on June 1, 1938 at Mountain View, Ark. to Harvey Andrew and Tolva Leona (Finch) Chatman, and had been a resident of Great Bend since 1992. In addition to being a homemaker, she provided in-home caregiver services for the past ten years to a number of individuals.

June 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Kay George 1946 - 2013

LA CYGNE - Kay George, 66, passed away June 12 at her home. Born on Dec. 4, 1946 in Parsons, she was the daughter of William and Ava Kinne George. Kay graduated from Emporia State Teachers College receiving her Masters in Mathematics. She taught briefly in Alma before moving to La Cygne where she taught for 32 years at the Prairie View High School, teaching math and computers. She was also a cheerleader sponsor, Senior Class sponsor, and served as a school board member for USD 362.

June 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

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To green or not to green?

Caring for the environment used to be tough duty. During the last couple decades however, it's become a marketing opportunity.

November 29, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Golden Belt Community Foundation announces Fall Grant recipients

Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle and awarded a total of $14,058. The foundation supports programs or projects that ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Thanksgiving dinner

When the pilgrims first came to America from England, they had a very difficult first year, and without the help of the Native Americans, would ...

November 29, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Fear itself

November 29, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Make your holiday shopping and charitable giving safe and successful with these tips from BBB

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and some retailers have already announced several of their deals. Though more and more stores are opening their doors to shoppers ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Who Should Pay For the Syrian Refugees?

Last week Congress dealt a blow to President Obama's plan to resettle 10,000 Syrians fleeing their war-torn homeland. On a vote of 289-137 ...

November 29, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

Lots to Be Thankful For

Do you realize we've been giving thanks for almost 400 years?"

November 29, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Keller Real Estate, Inc. announces the addition

Keller Real Estate, Inc. announces the addition of Joe Cotton of Hoisington to their sales staff. Joe was born and raised in Hoisington where he ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers event

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event promoting reading to children under the age of five. Parents, librarians, and caregivers are encouraged to read ...

November 29, 2015 | | Local News

Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System names Ken Johnson as President and CEO

Ken Johnson has been named president and chief executive officer of the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, effective immediately.

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Where Have all the Ducks Gone?

We are in a duck vortex right now. There are essentially NO ducks in the Bottoms. We had a nice teal season and early duck ...

November 29, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Wheat, Weather, and Catching Up

First, here's hoping everyone had and is having a safe, enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend. Rather than tackle anything deep or detailed, let's just catch ...

November 29, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Club Calendar


November 29, 2015 | | Club News

Special Needs Calendar


November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

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