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​Burglary and rape reported

Great Bend Police are investigating a report of a rape at a residence in the 1100 block of Morphy St. Reports show someone entered the residence by force at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, and that the assailant had a knife or other cutting instrument. A woman in her early 20s was reportedly raped; another woman of similar age contacted the police at 1:58 a.m. and they arrived within three minutes. Evidence was collected, including a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner kit.

February 08, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Wanted: People with chronic conditions

With the educational programs for 2013 in full swing it is easy to see that the common theme is definitely health and wellness. Today I want to highlight a workshop that targets people who are living with a chronic condition. Read on to see how you can register.

February 08, 2013 | BY DONNA KRUG | Local Life


Listening, learning, leading

Most people in agriculture know this time of year is meeting season. Everyone from seed and chemical companies to producer groups and government agriculture groups take advantage of this "down" period to educate, inform, and listen. Some meetings are designed to inform those attending while some are designed to listen to those attending. The best meetings do both. Several of these opportunities have occurred here at Barton recently.

February 08, 2013 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture


Left and right are not opposite equals

Are the left and the right in this country pretty much the same except for ideology? Are liberals and conservatives basically two sides of the same coin? One side you have one opinion, the other side an opposing view. Are the parties in America symmetrical?

February 08, 2013 | BY TINA DUPUY | Columnists


Barton briefs

Hoisington Food Bank open Monday

February 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood Police Report

Ellinwood Police Department January Report

February 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Check It Out!

ELLINWOOD - There are new books on CD at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:

February 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


GBHS Hall of Fame tickets on sale

Ticket sales for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are available in the Activities Office at Great Bend High School. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Highland Convention Center. The 2012 inductees include 1968 graduate, Karla (Bender) Leibham and Bill McKown, class of 1974. Tickets are $15. Those planning to attend, but have not sent an RSVP, or wish to purchase tickets, can contact the Activities Office at 620-793-1560.

February 08, 2013 | | Local News


Forensics season has successful start

The Great Bend High School Forensics Team traveled to two tournaments, on Feb. 2nd. One group went to Kinsley and the other went to South Barber High School (Kiowa). Both teams placed 4th overall in sweepstakes and competed against approximately 20 different schools at both tournaments. Six students competed at the Kinsley tournament. Three students qualified to finals in the Informative event. Kameko Schultz placed 2nd, Riley Jones placed 3rd and Rebecca Clark placed 6th. In Original Oration event, Clara Kachanes placed 1st qualifiying to the State Championship Tournament and Jesus Sandoval placed 3rd. In Humorous Solo Acting Schultz placed ...

February 08, 2013 | | Local News


Do not pass go

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

February 08, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Drone Whisperer

February 08, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Pilot project for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities is unveiled

TOPEKA – Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan today unveiled a pilot project to provide persons served on the Home and Community Based Services Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled (I/DD) program with full participation in the KanCare system. The project is scheduled to begin March 1, and will last for 10 months.

February 08, 2013 | | Local News


Illini upset top-ranked Hoosiers

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tyler Griffey made an uncontested layup at the buzzer off a baseline inbounds pass and Illinois beat No. 1 Indiana 74-72 on Thursday night, the fifth straight week the nation's top-ranked team has lost.

February 07, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Celtics rout Lakers for sixth straight win

BOSTON - Paul Pierce scored 24 points and led a third-quarter surge as the Boston Celtics routed the Los Angeles Lakers 116-95 on Thursday night, improving to 6-0 since losing point guard Rajon Rondo for the season with a torn knee ligament.

February 07, 2013 | | AP Sports


​Pancake Supper at St. Johns Episcopal

St. Johns Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St. in Great Bend, will hold a pancake and sausage supper from 5-7 p.m. on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 12. A freewill offering would be appreciated.

February 07, 2013 | | Religion


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Notorious Nineteen

September 04, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Rural Kansas Photography Contest seeking submissions

It's the perfect time for Kansas shutterbugs to show the beauty of the state captured through their lens.

September 04, 2015 | | Entertainment


Disprove a non-existent

Dear Editor,

September 04, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


“The Foreigner” opens Sept. 10 at Sterling College

Opening with an award-winning comedy, the Sterling College theatre season begins on Thursday, Sept. 10, with "The Foreigner," directed by Kacie Hastings. Seven Sterling students ...

September 04, 2015 | | Entertainment


Nobel Intentions

September 04, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


If Yesterday's News Came Today

One of my favorite movies is "Jurassic Park." Actually, that's not true. One of my 6-year-old nephew's favorite movies is "Jurassic Park," which ...

September 04, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Donald Trump and the River of Slime

All I really need to know about Donald Trump I learned from "Ghostbusters II." An undercurrent of hate and fear-a river of slime, if you ...

September 04, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


LWV opposes purging of voter registration list

Dear Editor,

September 04, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


​Jury still out on Jordan trial

The jury left Thursday without reaching a verdict in the trial of Steven Terry Jordan. When jurors return to the Barton County Courthouse Friday morning ...

September 03, 2015 | By Susan Thacker and Dale Hogg | Local News


Kenneth Ballard King 1925 - 2015

Kenneth Ballard King, 89, died Aug. 31, 2015, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Wichita. He was born Sept. 2, 1925, at Maryville, Mo., the son ...

September 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Fern Boger 1924 - 2015

Fern Boger, 91, died Sept. 2, 2015, at Brookdale Senior Living in Tulsa, Okla. Born Aug. 4, 1924, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of ...

September 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Gene Mull 1937 - 2015

Gene Mull, 78, died Sept. 2, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born March 5, 1937, in Great Bend, he was the son of ...

September 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jimmie Dale Maris 1943 - 2015

Jimmie Dale Maris, 72, passed away on Tuesday evening, Sept. 1, 2015, in Great Bend after a lengthy illness. Born May 31, 1943, at Hoxie ...

September 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Helen C. Detmer 1938-2015

Helen C. Detmer, 76, died Sept. 3, 2015, at Almost Home, Inc., Great Bend. Born Oct. 5, 1938 at Great Bend, she was the daughter ...

September 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Federal food assistance program warns of scam

TOPEKA – The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has issued a warning regarding imposters utilizing what appears to be the federal SNAP toll-free information hotline ...

September 03, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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