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​CKAVI to hold craft, food sale

Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired will hold its annual Craft and Food Sale at the Dominican Convent auditorium, 3600 Broadway Ave. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Motorists will find easy access north of the convent off 17th St. Baked goods, crafts, and new and used items will be for sale. There will be a raffle for a quilt, shop vac and table linens.

September 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Paden joins Incredible Years Preschool as teacher

The young students at Incredible Years Preschool are already reaping the benefits of having Treva Paden as their new teacher, said Cathy Estes, preschool coordinator. Paden has returned to her hometown and recently joined the team as a full-time instructor.

September 22, 2012 | | Education


Wagon wranglers

Helping Hands Preschool children climb aboard a horse-drawn wagon at Rosewood Ranch on Tuesday afternoon. Nearly 20 children attended the field trip. The children had the opportunity to learn about ranch life from the Rosewood Ranch staff and to interact with several horses at the ranch. Three more classes are scheduled to attend Rosewood Ranch this week, comprising about 30 children, said Helping Hands teacher Shelly Post. Helping Hands students have been visiting the ranch for about five years. "We schedule a lot of field trips throughout the year," explained Post. "Children are very visual, so field trips are a ...

September 22, 2012 | | Education


BCC signs agreement with KU School of Nursing

Kansas nurses now can advance their careers at home, thanks to an agreement between Barton Community College and the University of Kansas School of Nursing. The agreement allows nurses with an associate's degree in nursing from a participating college to easily transition to receive their Bachelor of Science in nursing from KU's online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program. KU signed similar agreements with 18 other colleges as well.

September 22, 2012 | | Education


UMB hires Ruble as senior VP, senior commercial banker

SALINA – UMB Bank announced that Jim Ruble has joined the bank as senior vice president, senior commercial banker. In this role, he is responsible for commercial lending, new business development, customer service, treasury services and commercial banking solutions in north central and central Kansas.

September 22, 2012 | | Business


Heartland Cancer Center celebrates ninth anniversary

The public is invited to celebrate the Heartland Cancer Center's ninth anniversary this month with tours, refreshments and a balloon launch. The free event is set for Sunday, Sept. 30 at the center, 204 Cleveland.

September 22, 2012 | | Business


Ron Peters named OPI sales rep

The new Office Products Inc. sales representative is keeping the road hot throughout his territory in central Kansas. Ron Peters is covering the north and east portions of Barton County, all of Rice and Stafford counties, and southern Ellsworth County.

September 22, 2012 | | Business


GBHS class of 1957 will hold its 55th reunion

The Great Bend High School class of '57 headquarters for the reunion will be the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard, 2920 10th St. Events and activities will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Friends of the class are invited to visit Friday and Saturday after 8:30 p.m. each night at the courtyard. For more information contact Dana Foss at 620-793-5811 or danafoss57@yahoo.com.

September 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs


BCC student does double duty on set of 'Bus Stop'

Barton Community College sophomore Drew Reisner spends his afternoons each day creating a new world inside of the Fine Arts Auditorium as a member of the stage production team for Barton Theater's fall production of William Inge's play "Bus Stop." Once he's done with that, he puts on his costume and rehearses with the rest of the cast into the evening. Oh, and he's also learning to play the guitar for the show and handling a full class load. The Hoisington native has a lot on his plate, but it's nothing he can't handle.

September 22, 2012 | | Local News


Stoppage in play hurts Lady Panthers in loss to Hutch

HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School Lady Panthers were digging it. They were pouncing at every ball hit their way during a volleyball match with Hutchinson on Thursday evening at the Hutchinson triangular.

September 22, 2012 | | Prep Sports


No. 15 Kansas State vs. No. 6 Oklahoma capsule

College Football

September 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Williams released from hospital one day after surgery

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina coach Roy Williams is out of the hospital one day after surgery to remove a tumor from his right kidney.

September 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


High stakes as No. 6 OU, No. 15 Kansas State collide in Norman, Okla.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A packed house was rocking and the game hadn't even started yet when Kansas State and Oklahoma players had to be separated and steered toward their own sideline. Once the Sooners took control in a clash of top 15 teams, the K-State fans started booing and stuff came flying out of the stands.

September 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kasselman Farm hosts annual Fall Fun Festival

CLAFLIN - Future children of Barton County that receive a diagnosis of cancer will be the beneficiaries of the 7th Annual Fall Fun Festival. The birthday wish of Kylee Kasselman for her 8th birthday back in 2006 was, rather than having a birthday party, to have a fall festival at her parent's farm to raise money for Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation.

September 21, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Check It Out!

There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:

September 21, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


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March 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Fundraiser for Claflin Lions Club

Claflin Lions Club members will be selling tickets for their Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 20. The menu for the evening will include all you can eat servings of fish, shrimp, clam chowder, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, coffee or tea.

March 01, 2015 | | Club News


4H’ers compete in Edward’s County 4H Air Rifle Match

On Feb. 14, 16 Barton County 4H'ers traveled to Offerle to compete in the Edward's County 4H Air Rifle Match.

March 01, 2015 | | Club News


Williams seeking position on local school board

"I have a desire to help make the great school district we already have into the best that it can be for all children!" This is Dr. Don Williams' goal as he seeks a position on the USD 428 Board of Education. Although only a resident of Great Bend for a little less than three years, Williams, his wife, and family, have been long-time residents of central Kansas. After graduating from Kansas Wesleyan in Salina in 1970, he taught all of the sciences in the junior and senior high at Hanston. In addition, he was the junior high coach for ...

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


Estes — Shirey

Kayla Estes and Tyler Shirey announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Stephen and Tanya Kirby of St. John and David and Gay Estes of Arlington and the granddaughter of Larry and Carolyn Mix and Lloyd and Verla Estes both of St. John. The prospective groom is the son of Kevin and Maria Shirey of Canton, Mo. and the grandson of Robert and Rita Kirchner and Alice both of Canton, Mo. and the late Art Shirey.

March 01, 2015 | | Engagements


Price — Johns

Terry and Shelli Price announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Price to Joseph Johns, son of Terrill Johns and Marsha French Joseph.

March 01, 2015 | | Engagements


Mayette Keith 95th

Mayette Keith will celebrate her 95th birthday on March 10, with a card shower. She will celebrate with her family with a dinner at Brookville Hotel in Abilene.

March 01, 2015 | | Birthdays


Behrendt baby boy

Adam and Kate (Corbett) Behrendt announce the birth of their son Milo Edwin Behrendt on Jan. 5, in Omaha, Neb. He weighed 9 lbs. 9 oz. and was 22 in. long. He has a big brother, Will Michael, who is 18 months old.

March 01, 2015 | | Births


Stueder — Marshall

Terry and MelEasa Stueder announce the engagement of their daughter Brenna Lynn to Logan Dane Marshall, son of Paul and Debbie Marshall.

March 01, 2015 | | Engagements


Lewis — DeHaven

Michael and Cheryl Lewis of Smithville, Mo. announce the engagement of their daughter Miranda Lewis to Garrett DeHaven, son of Tom and Deb DeHaven of Hoisington.

March 01, 2015 | | Engagements


Farmers Mutual Insurance Company annual meeting

On Feb. 19, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company (FMI), Ellinwood, held their 119th Annual Meeting of the Policyholders. Farmers Mutual Insurance Company is a Kansas Domiciled Mutual Insurance Company that is and has been based out of Ellinwood since 1896. Originally formed by a group of Barton county citizens who had a need to insure property that the insurance industry in the late 1800's would not insure, FMI has continued to serve Kansans with insurance protection on residential and farm property throughout those 119 years. A mutual insurance company is one that has no stock investors nor individual owners, being ...

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Filmmaker Jay Kriss to speak at Dust Bowl Series

Filmmaker Jay Kriss will be speaking as part of the program for "It blew So Hard: The Dust Bowl and Great Depression in Western Kansas" discussion series from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, at the Kinsley Library, 208 E. 8th St. Kinsley.

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


Hop on board FrogWatch USA

With spring just around the corner, the fourth season for Cheyenne Bottoms FrogWatch Chapter is starting and volunteers are needed to help monitor our frogs and toads.

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


C&V Home Improvement sponsors Lead Safe Certification Training for contractors and landlords

In 2010, Kansas enacted legislation requiring contractors and landlords to follow Lead Safe Work Practices (LSWP) when remodeling homes and certain commercial entities built prior to 1978. Contractors and landlords must assume lead is present in paint and stains for all pre-78 homes. Contractors are required to complete certification and to conduct their work in compliance with the LSWP. One struggle facing certification for contactors is the lack of local certification classes. The closest available training is in the Wichita area. "We are sponsoring this class so that all contractors and landlords can have convenient access to certification and recertification ...

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


KU honors 54 high school seniors from five Central Kansas counties

Students from 12 Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 11, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.

March 01, 2015 | | Education


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