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United Way Poster contest

Area 5th graders were visited by Julie Smith, Executive Director and an agency director on how United Way works in to help our community through the 21 agencies it supports. Local fifth graders were asked to design a poster depicting some aspect of the United Way, and how the agencies work in the community

October 24, 2012 | | Local News


Political Marriage

October 24, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Upcoming KWEC events announced

Two upcoming events have been announced at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, a branch of Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History.

October 24, 2012 | | Local News


Biden Confesses Ignorance

Vice President Joe Biden stepped into a confessional and knelt.

October 24, 2012 | | Columnists


It’s more than just a game

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

October 24, 2012 | | Columnists


BCC annihilates NW Kansas Tech

Speedy forwards proved the difference in an NJCAA Region VI tournament quarterfinal game on Tuesday afternoon at Cougars soccer/track complex.

October 23, 2012 | | Community College


Hutchinson handles Lady Cougars

The Barton Community College volleyball team had a tall task in taking down conference leader Hutchinson Community College and lost in four games Tuesday night at Kirkman Activity Center.

October 23, 2012 | | Community College


Mother of Southern Miss QB booked for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at game

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The mother of a University of Southern Mississippi quarterback was arrested Saturday at the school's football game after arguing with another fan who berated her son's play.

October 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Hodge-podge group of players propel No. 4 Kansas State

MANHATTAN - The star quarterback used to be a wide receiver, and the top wide receiver used to be a quarterback.

October 23, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Kansas’ Self open to some funds for student-athletes

LAWRENCE - Kansas basketball coach Bill Self says he is no longer opposed to providing student-athletes with some form of financial allowance beyond the usual parameters of scholarships.

October 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Posey leads Giants back to World Series

SAN FRANCISCO - On a team known for stellar pitching, bushy beards and quirky personalities, the unquestioned leader of the San Francisco Giants is their understated catcher, Buster Posey.

October 23, 2012 | By Josh Dubow AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


​Barton music students and area high school students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances, including guest performances by several area high school students, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. Admission is free.

October 23, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Kirkman gym floor may be renamed

The gym floor at Barton Community College's Kirkman Center may be renamed in honor of a donor who has agreed to pay for replacing the old floor. The decision on renaming the floor will be made when the BCC Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. New personnel and a report on service regions are also on the agenda.

October 23, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Man arrested after pursuit

A Barton County man was arrested Tuesday morning after a vehicular pursuit. Bryce Anderson was driving a vehicle in the 400 block of SE 120 Ave. at 5:17 a.m. and allegedly refused to stop for an officer. Instead, the driver turned off the lights and headed east on 50 Road, eventually exiting and running into a shelter belt. Anderson was arrested and booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of flee and elude, driving while suspended, speeding and failure to stop. Three BSCO deputies and an Ellinwood police officer were involved in the pursuit.

October 23, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Krug to present ‘Cooking with Herbs and Spices’ at two free programs

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program, "Cooking With Herbs and Spices," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

October 23, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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​Prince of Peace Altar Society taking orders for Bake and Take

The Prince of Peace Altar Society is taking orders for its spring Kolache Bake and Take. Orders can be picked up from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, April 24, at the St. Rose Auditorium.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Church rummage sale Saturday

The members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. This is a fundraiser where all items are by donation. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support local missions including the Prairie Godmother's, Barton County Emergency Aid and missions throughout the year. Pictured are Lou Ann LeRoy, Marilyn Button and Juanita Weathers. For questions or more information, please contact the church office 792-5346.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Model RR group plans open house

The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave. in Great Bend. There will be refreshments and door prizes, along with operating model trains and layouts featuring Std., G, O, HO and N gauge trains.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


​Veterans coffee klatch will visit Doonan Truck Museum

Veterans and other guests who meet regularly for coffee and doughnuts at the American Legion Post in Great Bend will changes things up a bit this Wednesday, April 22. The coffee and doughnuts will be at the Doonan Truck Museum east of Great Bend at 9:30 a.m. Any veteran who needs a ride may call Bill or Cheryl Pickle before Tuesday. Bill's telephone number is 620-791-7017 and Cheryl's number is 620-617-6757.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


​Speaker to offer tips for flower growing

"Flowers Popping Color" is the title of the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Stop 'N Learn session. The free one-hour program will start at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


BCC hosts Enrollment Days

Barton Community College is hosting Enrollment Days sessions to help students prepare for the upcoming school year. Space is limited so students need to call 620-792-9286 to sign up, or they can sign up online at bartonccc.edu/admission. The schedule is as follows:

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for April 18-19, 2015

Barton County Sheriff

April 17, 2015 | | On the Record


​Larry M. Sittner 1941 - 2015

Larry M. Sittner 1941 - 2015

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes the appointment of the new police chief, the appoint of a First Ward council member and the Veterans Lake algae remediation project.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a social media update, the distribution of tax dollars, occupancy agreements for the county office building at 12th and Kansas in Great Bend and household hazardous waste collection.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas Sampler Festival enters it’s 26th year in Wamego

The 26th annual Kansas Sampler Festival will be held May 2-3 in Wamego's City Park. More than 150 Kansas communities will showcase all there is to see, do, hear, taste, learn and buy in the state.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


HomeWords: A Project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas

During the last month of the HomeWords column, we're running longer cinquain sequences that have arrived at our door from across the state. The American Cinquain is just five-lines long, its 22 syllables fractured into a 2-4-6-8-2 form.

April 17, 2015 | Wyatt Townley | Entertainment


Wyatt Townley final event as Poet Laureate of Kansas

The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) announced that Wyatt Townley will be presenting her final presentation as Poet Laureate of Kansas at the Koester House Museum in Marysville on Thursday, April 30. The event, Coming Home to Poetry, will begin at 7 p.m.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


Tinseltown Talks

Fans of legendary comic duo Abbott and Costello have much to commemorate this year. Seventy-five years ago, the pair debuted on film for Universal's "One Night in the Tropics." They would go on to make almost 30 films for the studio, including "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy," the last of their 'meet the monster' series, which was released 60 years ago this year.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


Railroad repairs will detour K-14/K-96 Highway in Sterling

Starting on Wednesday, April 22, and continuing for one week, a railroad crossing replacement project on K-14/K-96 highway in the city of Sterling will be underway. K-14/K-96 highway will be closed at this crossing, so highway traffic will be detoured on city streets using Garfield Avenue, 1st Street, and Cleveland Avenue. No oversize loads will be allowed through this detour due to narrow city streets with tight turns, so oversized loads will need to use an alternate route. Local traffic will have access into the downtown area from each side of the railroad but won't be able ...

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


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