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Dolores Kaiser 85th

Dolores Kaiser will celebrate her 85th birthday on March 31 with a family dinner. Her children are Paul and Kathy Kaiser, Eldon and Beth Foster, and Kent and Mary Kaiser.

March 31, 2013 | | Birthdays

4-H Shooter’s travel west for final county match of the season

On Saturday, March 23, five Barton County 4-H air rifle participants braved the weather and traveled to Cimarron to compete in the Gray County Air Rifle Match.

March 31, 2013 | | Club News

Hilda Chakir 97th

Hilda Chakir will celebrate her 97th birthday on April 8, with family and friends. A lifetime resident of Barton County, she has three children, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

March 31, 2013 | | Birthdays


Shannon Laurice Brack and Gerald Lee Wilburn were united in marriage on June 2 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. James Strasen. Parents of the bride are Roger and Sharon Brack of Otis. Grandparents of the bride are Eudale Brack of Otis and the late Magdalene Brack and Irene Miller. Grandparents of the groom are Mary and Carl Henkle.

March 31, 2013 | | Weddings

Katherine George 80th

Katherine George of Larned will celebrate her 80th birthday on April 7 with a card shower. Her children are Alan George of Boulder, Colo., and the late Debbie George.

March 31, 2013 | | Birthdays

GBMS Above and Beyond winners

Great Bend Middle School announces the January and February Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.

March 31, 2013 | | Education

Pasture and range evaluation and recovery planning workshops set for April

Cattlemen across much of Kansas are in a quandary. As grass managers, they are asking themselves how many cattle will their ranges and pastures support after twenty to thirty months of drought. What steps can be taken to protect the grazing resources while maintaining enough cattle numbers to be financially viable? Will we get enough runoff to fill the ponds?

March 31, 2013 | | Agriculture

It’s twister time again

If you've ever heard the stampeding sound of a tornado or been close enough to see fence posts, the side of a building or the steel of a grain bin twisting furiously as the dreaded black monster gobbles up the countryside, you'll remember it always.

March 31, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Kansas Farm Bureau leaders take their message to the nation’s capital

More than 150 farmer and ranchers from across Kansas participated in Kansas Farm Bureau's County Presidents Trip to Washington, D.C., March 18-21.

March 31, 2013 | | Agriculture

Easter Sequester

March 31, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

National Nutrition Month comes to an end

As National Nutrition Month comes to an end for another year I hope you and your family have found ways to add more color to your meals. The new MyPlate recommendations for healthy eating stress that half your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables; seven or more servings scattered throughout the day. Now that may sound a bit overwhelming, but I can't emphasize enough the wonderful benefits in eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Besides all of the great vitamins and minerals you get from these colorful plants your body also benefits from the generous ...

March 31, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Progress Club Learns About “The Gift”

Local sculptor Chet Cale recently presented a program to members of the Progress Club at the home of Karen Becker. Using a variety of visual aids, he explained the processes involved in creating "The Gift," from early drawings to the casting and final installation of the three bronze figures in front of the Barton County Courthouse.

March 31, 2013 | | Club News

Boring insects

Well, my first week at Barton County Research and Extension has definitely has not been boring to say the least! I have hit the ground running and am learning something new every day. I have had several subjects brought to me, but one that has been talked about several times is boring insects in trees. This made me curious on why I would hear about this problem so much in a week's time, so I set out to do some research to see what I could dig up.

March 31, 2013 | | Local Life

USD 428 Kindergarten round-up

Dates have been set for USD 428's kindergarten round-up. The event is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug, 31, 2013, and planning to attend local schools in the fall.

March 31, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Kari Wirth promoted to Assistant Vice President and Operations Officer at First Kansas Bank

Kari Wirth is being promoted to Assistant Vice President and Operations Officer for First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank. Snapp remarked, "Kari has the work experience and educational background to lead the operations of our Bank. She will continue to strengthen our bank's commitment to operate in a safe and sound manner while providing personalized service to our customers. We are excited to have Kari leading this important area of First Kansas Bank."

March 31, 2013 | | Business

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November 26, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

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19th annual Santa’s Workshop is coming to Great Bend

Great Bend High School students, community volunteers and Great Bend Recreation Commission staff will be transforming the City Auditorium into Santa's Workshop.

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

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November 25, 2015 | | Business

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You don't need to be a genius to recognize that John Oliver is doing some remarkably effective journalism on his weekly HBO series, laced ...

November 25, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Time For Obama to Back Ted Cruz?

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November 25, 2015 | Karl Frisch | Columnists

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