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Sandra Dee McKenzie 1963 - 2012

PARKERVILLE - Sandra Dee McKenzie, 49, of Parkerville, died July 13 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. Born June 19, 1963, in Kansas City she was the daughter of Guy and Beverley (Dwyer) Werle. On Oct. 27, 2001 she married Eric McKenzie. She was employed by the Geary County Sheriffs Department in Junction City, as an Administrative Assistant.

July 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Glenda L. Ensz 1927 - 2012

HUTCHINSON - Glenda L. Ensz, 85, went to be with her Lord on July 12 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born March 3, 1927 on the family farm near Inman, she was the daughter of Henry E. and Mabel A. (Ball) Hassman. On April 18, 1948 she married Harold D. Ensz in Hutchinson. He went to be with his Lord on March 3, 1998. She retired from Hubco after 11 years of service. Glenda loved to sew and make things for others. She also enjoyed cooking, camping and bird watching, especially for cardinals. She was a big fan of KU and ...

July 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Great Bend man first to seek cancer advice via ITV at St. Rose

If it weren't for the new St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center service, Bill Maneth most likely would have had to hire someone to drive him to the University of Kansas Cancer Center. But thanks to new technology, Maneth was able to consult with a KU physician in real time at St. Rose.

July 13, 2012 | | News


New Life Baptist to hold 'Trike Nite'

HOISINGTON - "Trike Nite," sponsored by New Life Baptist Church, 364 W. 12th Street, Hoisington will be held from 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 17. This is the second annual event held for young local children, ages 2 years through younger elementary.

July 13, 2012 | | Religion


BCC provides combat lifesaver training

FORT LEAVENWORTH - When the lives of service men and women are on the line in a combat zone overseas, sometimes the closest thing they will see to a paramedic is a fellow soldier. That's why Barton Community College provides emergency medical skills to soldiers through Combat Lifesaver (CLS) training.

July 13, 2012 | | Local News


​Class of ’57 reunion planning continues

The next Class of 1957 55th Reunion Planning meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Best Western Courtyard, 2029 10th St. Organizer Dana (Orr) Foss said the reunion is rapidly approaching and class members are welcome to be a part of the planning and the fun.

July 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Sen. Roberts' office taking applications for internships

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts' office is currently accepting applications for students interested in an internship on Capitol Hill for the upcoming fall semester.

July 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​BCC offering pilot ground school

Prospective pilots from the area will have a chance to learn the fundamentals of flying as Barton Community College will be offering Private Pilot Ground School classes from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 14 through Dec. 6.

July 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs


ALCO announces June sales, promotion

ABILENE - ALCO Stores Inc. announced that sales from continuing operations, excluding fuel, decreased 2.9 percent to $46.8 million for the fiscal five-week period ended July 1, compared to $48.1 million during the same period of the prior year. On a same-store basis, excluding fuel, sales decreased 5.9 percent from a year earlier.

July 13, 2012 | | Business


Leeds joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Sharon Leeds has joined the company as a Gas Generation Administrative Assistant. Leeds joined Sunflower on June 25. She will provide administrative and clerical support to the production supervisor, professionals, and staff at the station.

July 13, 2012 | | Business


Four injured on I-70 after car runs out of gas

Four people were injured Thursday after an injury accident on Interstate 70, 1 mile east of the K-232 Junction in Ellsworth County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports a Ford Focus carrying four people from New Orleans, La., was westbound in a construction zone at 9:25 p.m. when it ran out of gas. While the car was still rolling, the driver, 23-year-old Pokharel Rabin, tried to make a U-turn in an attempt to make it to a gas station he had just passed.

July 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs


'Underwater’ VBS starts Monday

Children are invited to explore and experience God's underwater universe at a Vacation Bible School to be offered July 16-20 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St. All children ages 4-12 year are invited to dive into fun at "Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God," sponsors said. It will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 16-20, at the church in Great Bend.

July 13, 2012 | | Religion


That's Nunsense!

What's a group of ladies supposed to do when they need to raise a large sum of money in a hurry? Why, put on a zany benefit revue, of course!

July 13, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


MARSH MUSINGS

I have been watching the Bottoms early in the morning and late in the afternoon. The mid-day heat is oppressive, and most critters and birds try to avoid that uncomfortable part of the day by resting in the shade. The rain last Monday was a very welcome relief.

July 13, 2012 | BY Dr. Dan Witt and Eric Giesing | Barton Co. News


Without the costumes

July 13, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


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No. 17 West Virginia holds off Wildcats

MANHATTAN (AP) - Tarik Phillip matched a career-high 12 points and West Virginia, relying on its high-pressure defense, shut down Kansas State for a 65-59 victory Tuesday night.

January 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Charity drive nets thousands of items for local food banks

The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.

January 27, 2015 | | Business


Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unruh 1943 - 2015

NEODESHA - Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unrein died Jan. 24, 2015, at his home in Neodesha. Born Sept. 21, 1943, in La Crosse, he was the son of Jacob and Abby Unrein. He attended school in La Crosse. He was employed at a packing plant, roofing and construction and was a truck driver at Airosal Inc.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber 1931 - 2015

HAYS - Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber, 83, died Jan. 25, 2015, at Hays Medical Center. Born Dec. 19, 1931, in Great Bend, he was the son of Fred and Margaret (Mauler) Schreiber. On Sept. 27, 1952, he married Frances L. "Frankie" (Musick) in Hutchinson. She died April 3, 2012. He was director of fleet maintenance for Becker Corporation in El Dorado for 21 years. He also worked 11 years at Thompson Transport in McPherson. In 2008 he moved to Hays from Andover.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Walter L. Graham 1921-2015

EMPORIA - Walter L. Graham, 93, of Emporia, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Walter was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Liberal, the son of Logan and Margaret (Bruce) Graham. He attended Pratt Junior College, Independence Junior College and Wichita State University.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


College to feature Library Lovers Month

The Barton Community College Library will celebrate "Library Lovers Month" in February by featuring a unique event each week including special library-wide themes, creative book displays, a Facebook promotion and a scavenger hunt. Events are open to students, faculty, staff and community members.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 28, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Gas prices creep back up a tick

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.82 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents in the last week to $2.02.

January 27, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Huelskamp makes committees

WASHINGTON, D. C. – The leadership of the United States House of Representatives Monday made appointments to numerous House committees for the 114th Congress, including Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler.

January 27, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Schridde qualifies for state

January 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for March 1

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories. Detailed grant guidelines can be found online.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


HHS sends wrestlers to finals at Bob Kuhn Classic

The Hoisington High School varsity wrestling team participated in the Bob Kuhn Sr. Prairie Classic Wrestling Tournament this past weekend at Hays. The team sent five wrestlers to the finals where senior Brandon Ball at 138 lbs. won the Championship match to help propel him to win the Tournaments Most Outstanding Wrestler Award. Sophomore Jonathan Ball, 145 lbs.lbs.; freshman Christopher Ball, 152 lbs.; senior Chance Boor, 195 lbs.; and sophomore Landen Urban, 285 lbs., all finished second. Senior Landon Harmon, 120 lbs., and junior Austin McHenry, 182 lbs., finished in fifth place. Collectively with teammates freshman Tanner Cassity, 113 ...

January 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Ace Hardware, 4903 W 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Terry Lewis, Dale Hogg and Regan Ochs. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


Barton Blazers place 2nd

January 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


States Should Force Federal Gas Tax Cut

For decades conservatives have advocated scaling back the role of the federal government in transportation, yet the federal gas tax that was supposed to end in 1969 is still hanging around 46 years later. Fortunately, there is a feature of the current law that gives states the the upper hand, and they should seize the opportunity to act.

January 27, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


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