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​Norma G. Kramer 1932 - 2013

PRATT - Norma G. Kramer, 81, died Jan. 30 at Hilltop Manor in Cunningham. Born Nov. 15, 1932, in Drumright, Okla., she was the daughter of Myrle E. and Josephine V. (Groves) Sipe. On Nov. 5, 1950, she married Eugene 'Gene' N. Kramer in Pratt. He preceded her in death on June 17, 2003. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, bowling and golf at Green Valley Golf Course.

February 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mary M. Wells 1932 - 2013

INMAN - Mary M. Wells, 80, passed away on Jan. 29 at Heartland Haven in rural Inman. Born on July 15, 1932, in rural Deer Creek, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Evelyn Hope Nallore (Webster) and William Henry Currier. She attended and graduated from Deer Creek High School in Deer Creek, Okla. On Dec. 24, 1950, she was united in marriage to Robert Howard Wells in Rural Grant County, Okla. He died on May 14, 2003. Margaret was a homemaker, a secretary for the Logan school system, bookkeeper for Carpenter Manor in Smith Center and Rush County Nursing ...

February 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Council to meet Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 1209 Williams. On the agenda is a presentation by Barton Community College Trustee Mike Johnson and President Carl Heilman, a Convention Center update, a public hearing on creating a Community Improvement District for Golden Belt Cinema 6, an ordinance exempting certain the Fuller Industries property from ad valorem taxation, township fire contracts and an economic development report from Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.

February 01, 2013 | | Local News


Ellinwood briefs

EHS, EMS bands to hold fundraiser

February 01, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington Municipal Court - Jan. 17

Joseph A. Arellano, no proof of liability insurance, continued to Feb. 7

February 01, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


MARSH MUSINGS

Sandra and I went to Kansas City to see the play "Billy Elliot" over the past week-end. It was terrific! That 12-year-old kid is so talented and artistically mature. If you have a chance to see it-- go for it!

February 01, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


The Salvation Army Thanks You…

Dear Editor,

February 01, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


1938 gun control mandate

Dear Editor,

February 01, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Super Bowl and Human Trafficking

Dear Editor,

February 01, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Thanks to the community

Dear Editor,

February 01, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Immigration Reform Motivation

February 01, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Commission to look at enhancing overlook

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Moday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the recognition of numerous county employees, a grant to enhance the Cheyenne Bottoms Scenic Overlook a Health Advisory Board appointment and a renewal of the county's membership in the Kansas Association of Counties.

February 01, 2013 | | Local News


CPI employees attain ASPPA’s TGPC designation

Cheryl Nelson and Nikki Pike of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their Tax-Exempt and Governmental Plan Consultant designation through the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration and Plan Consultant exams.

February 01, 2013 | | Business


Rose H. Miller Wendtlandt 1916 - 2013

WILSON - Rose H. Miller Wendtlandt, 96, died Jan. 27, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Wilson.

February 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Freeman Lecture Series created for Sterling College

STERLING – Beginning in the fall of 2013, a new lecture series will be offered by Sterling College thanks to the generosity of Ross and Fern Freeman of Topeka. The Freeman Lecture Series, as it will be called, was created for Sterling College to promote servant leadership. There will be two lectures per year, one held on campus and one in the Wichita area.

February 01, 2013 | | Education


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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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