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Claflin City Council meets

CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session Dec. 10 in the city building. Present were: Mayor Michael Urban, Councilpersons Kirk Schneweis, Kelly Nixon, Casey Hubbard and Leon Oberle. Also present: City Attorney Bob Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt and Robert Gunder.

December 27, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


CPES students film, broadcast games

Three Central Plains Elementary School students were busy during a Central Plains Middle School basketball games, running the camera and announcing the B and C teams

December 27, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Hair Today

Sure, Paul McCartney can still sing at age 70, but have you taken a good look at his hair? During the concert to benefit victims of Sandy, and a few nights later on "Saturday Night Live," McCartney's locks were positively mesmerizing.

December 27, 2012 | Peter Funt | Columnists


And A Partridge In A Pear Tree

December 27, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Thank you to Great Bend Military Moms

Dear Editor,

December 27, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Appreciaton for Tim Huelskamp

Dear Editor,

December 27, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Nora 'Ann' Snow 1926-2012

GREAT BEND - Nora "Ann" Snow, 86, died Dec. 25, 2012 at Edwards County Life Care Unit in Kinsley.

December 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Chiefs missing Charles in Wednesday’s practice; two others also shelved

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An illness running through the Kansas City Chiefs the past few weeks kept running back Jamaal Charles, linebacker Tamba Hali and left tackle Donald Stephenson out of practice Wednesday.

December 26, 2012 | | AP Sports


Osborne retiring as Nebraska’s athletic director

LINCOLN, Neb. - It was homecoming 1991. Ninth-ranked Nebraska was favored by 35 points over Kansas State, still thought of as a woebegone program at the time and whose best days were still far on the horizon.

December 26, 2012 | | AP Sports


Manning, Peterson named to Pro Bowl; Five Chiefs are chosen

NEW YORK - Petyon Manning and Adrian Peterson want to cap their sensational comebacks with Super Bowl appearances. For now, they can be proud of Pro Bowl spots.

December 26, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Broncos galloping into postseason

The difference Peyton Manning has made in Denver actually is measurable.

December 26, 2012 | | AP Sports


Boyd's Ranch established at Pawnee River

By David K. Clapsaddle

December 26, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Welcome Inn What Nots

Activities Dec. 30-Jan. 5

December 26, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Name of deceased inmate released

The Barton County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a 37-year-old man who died last week at the Barton County Detention Facility.

December 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Clara Mae Lowrey 1924-2012


LARNED — Clara Mae Lowrey, 88, left this world Dec. 22, 2012, at Larned Healthcare Center.

December 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


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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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