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Kansas Farm Bureau honors tradition and heritage of family farms

MANHATTAN – Tradition and heritage is 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.

February 09, 2013 | | Agriculture


Lynda Marie Garrett 1952-2013

GREAT BEND - Lynda Marie Garrett, 60, died Feb. 8, 2013 at her home in Great Bend.

February 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


William Henry (Bill) Kimpler 1923-2012

ELLINWOOD - William Henry "Bill" Kimpler, 89, died Dec. 8, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

February 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Lorenzo M. Lemuz 1924-2013

TOPEKA - Lorenzo M. Lemuz, 88, Topeka, died Feb. 2, 2013 at Midland Hospice Care.

February 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Donald Orville ‘Don’ Stafford, 1913-2013

HUTCHINSON - Donald Orville "Don" Stafford, 99, died Feb. 8, 2013, at Elm Grove Estates, Hutchinson.

February 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Brian Gene Mott 1980-2013

GREAT BEND - Brian Gene Mott, 32, died Feb. 7, 2013 in Kingman County.

February 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


​More than 1,000 gallons of fuel stolen

Police believe $5,000 worth of diesel fuel was stolen over the last month, from rigs parked at Central Power Systems and Service (Detroit Diesel), 625 10th St. The theft was reported Tuesday and is being investigated by the Great Bend Police Department.

February 08, 2013 | | Area Briefs


False information used at bank

An individual used "false information" to steal thousands of dollars from an individual's bank account, according to Lt. William Browne at the Great Bend Police Department. The alleged theft was reported last Tuesday at Farmers Bank and Trust, 1017 Harrison St. The investigation shows a person misrepresented himself or herself and got money from an individual's account. Loss was $3,587.

February 08, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Burglars grab laptop and 3 guitars

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between 6:15 and 8:53 p.m. last Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 2507 11th St. Apt. 4 in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said the doors were locked and it is possible that the burglar has a key.

February 08, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Burglary and rape reported

Great Bend Police are investigating a report of a rape at a residence in the 1100 block of Morphy St. Reports show someone entered the residence by force at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, and that the assailant had a knife or other cutting instrument. A woman in her early 20s was reportedly raped; another woman of similar age contacted the police at 1:58 a.m. and they arrived within three minutes. Evidence was collected, including a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner kit.

February 08, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Wanted: People with chronic conditions

With the educational programs for 2013 in full swing it is easy to see that the common theme is definitely health and wellness. Today I want to highlight a workshop that targets people who are living with a chronic condition. Read on to see how you can register.

February 08, 2013 | BY DONNA KRUG | Local Life


Listening, learning, leading

Most people in agriculture know this time of year is meeting season. Everyone from seed and chemical companies to producer groups and government agriculture groups take advantage of this "down" period to educate, inform, and listen. Some meetings are designed to inform those attending while some are designed to listen to those attending. The best meetings do both. Several of these opportunities have occurred here at Barton recently.

February 08, 2013 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture


Left and right are not opposite equals

Are the left and the right in this country pretty much the same except for ideology? Are liberals and conservatives basically two sides of the same coin? One side you have one opinion, the other side an opposing view. Are the parties in America symmetrical?

February 08, 2013 | BY TINA DUPUY | Columnists


Barton briefs

Hoisington Food Bank open Monday

February 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood Police Report

Ellinwood Police Department January Report

February 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


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AG Schmidt’s office to provide consumer protection information at Barton County Fair

Information to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft, scams and deceptive business practices will be offered next week at the Barton County Fair, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

July 05, 2015 | | Local News


​Eagles plan sock hop, luau

Great Bend's Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 646, 1024 Main, has events planned for the next two Saturdays.

July 05, 2015 | | Local News


Gathering the grain

It's 10 a.m. and the sun blazes down on a patchwork of golden grain that dots the High Plains near Seguin in northwestern Kansas. A blistering southerly wind pushes the heat index to the century mark.

July 05, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Honorable Recognition: Nearly 460 Kansas State University students receive graduation honors

Nearly 460 Kansas State University students have earned graduation honors with their May 2015 degrees.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


Farmers Bank & Trust adds new Advisory Director

Farmers Bank & Trust announces Kevin Bahr as their newest Advisory Director. "We are pleased to have Kevin join our team at Farmers Bank & Trust. His commitment to the community mirrors ours and we look forward to his contribution to our organization," stated Robert Rugan, Central Kansas Market President. Kevin has served as Board Chairman of the Barton County Extension Council and on the Barton County FSA County Committee. He is also an active volunteer for Otis-Bison school activities and helps coach the Middle School basketball team. Kevin is married to Jennifer, and has three children, Blake, 15, Abbi, 12, and ...

July 05, 2015 | | Business


Garden City Community College honor roll

The Spring 2015 Honor Roll for Garden City Community College has been announced. The considerations were based on degree-seeking students enrolled in eight (8) hours or more for the Spring 2015 Semester.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


Hathaway family reunion

The annual Hathaway reunion, families of the 12 children of the late John William and Reno Hathaway, was held on June 27, at the I.O.O.F. Lodge in St. John with 71 attending. Debbie Haddon was hostess.

July 05, 2015 | | Reunions


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday July 9, at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

July 05, 2015 | | Local News


Kansans named to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey congratulated three Kansans recently appointed by USDA chief Tom Vilsack to serve on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and two of six commodity specific Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs).

July 05, 2015 | | Agriculture


Check It Out!

Every Hero Has a Story is the theme for the Summer Reading Program at Ellinwood School/Community Library. Students are enjoying hero-based activities as they continue to read to meet their goals. Our participants are beginning to earn prizes; our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders made blankets for the Humane Society to use for the pets that are waiting for a good home; and all are being led by Shatlyn Thomas with the assistance of Michele Martin and Julie Blakeslee.

July 05, 2015 | | Local Life


University announces spring 2015 honor roll

Approximately 4,575 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2015 semester. The students, from KU's Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, represent 96 of 105 Kansas counties, 47 other states and territories, and 38 other countries.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


When I was young

When I was young ... a long time ago ... when I liked fireworks.

July 05, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


KBA honors 23 at its annual awards luncheon

The Kansas Bar Association honored 23 at its annual luncheon during its annual meeting in June at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park. This year's honorees ranged from the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office to the past public information director for the Office of Judicial Administration.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care receive deficiency free state reviews

On June 24, Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care assisted living residences were randomly visited by state licensing auditors for a review of operational protocol and resident care documentation. This is a standard process that is intended to verify that licensed senior living facilities are caring for residents as regulated by the state. Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care's reviews resulted in zero deficiencies. All operational protocol and resident care is at or above expectations as regulated by the State of Kansas.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


Civics Lessons

Empowered by a community who understood the value of their youth program, a diverse group of area teens set aside other interest to participate in community events. While it was routine – and always fun – for each member of the corps to take part in local activities, those same activities served to teach important lessons about civic responsibility.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


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