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Obama and Sesame Street

October 11, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Argus Column

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

October 11, 2012 | | Columnists


A's rally to force Game 5

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - After a season filled with dramatic comebacks and memorable endings, the Oakland Athletics now expect the unexpected.

October 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Steelers need to minimize penalties against Titans

NEW YORK - When the Pittsburgh Steelers are around, flags fly.

October 10, 2012 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Barton volleyball team beats Dodge City

DODGE CITY - The Barton Community College volleyball team rallied in the fourth set to capture a 3-1 match victory on Wednesday evening over Dodge City.

October 10, 2012 | | Community College


No. 9 Cougars blank Pratt

PRATT - The No. 9 ranked Barton Community College men's soccer team built a 5-0 halftime lead to cruise for 5-0 victory over Pratt on Wednesday afternoon.

October 10, 2012 | | Community College


No. 19 BCC handles Pratt

PRATT - The Barton Community College women's soccer team scored a Jayhawk Conference road victory on Wednesday afternoon, beating Pratt.

October 10, 2012 | | Community College


No. 6 Wildcats proficient at forcing turnovers

MANHATTAN - A popular expression on the Kansas State football practice field is "high and tight."

October 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Ibanez lifts Yankees with two homers in 3-2 win over Orioles

NEW YORK (AP) - Raul Ibanez lined a ninth-inning home run while pinch hitting for slumping Alex Rodriguez, then hit a leadoff homer in the 12th, giving the New York Yankees a stunning 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night for a 2-1 lead in their AL division series.

October 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


Self to receive Legends of Coaching award

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Self of the University of Kansas will receive the Legends of Coaching award in April, recognizing college basketball coaches who exemplify John Wooden's high standards of coaching and personal integrity.

October 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


Little train to run Sunday

Weather permitting, the little train at the Barton County Historical Village will run from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14.

October 10, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Former Lions defensive lineman Karras dies at 77

DETROIT (AP) - Alex Karras was a man of many roles.

October 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


Chiefs' Quinn reconnects with former coach Weis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It wasn't long after Matt Cassel had sustained a concussion and Brady Quinn finished out a loss to the Ravens that the Chiefs' backup quarterback got in touch with an old friend.

October 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


Carpenter pitches Cardinals past Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Set aside the high-pressure task of postseason pitching that Chris Carpenter routinely masters for the St. Louis Cardinals and think about this:

October 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


Giants force Game 5 with 8-3 triumph

CINCINNATI (AP) - Angel Pagan connects on the second pitch of the game. A Giants team that finished last in homers goes on to hit three. Tim Lincecum pitches like a two-time Cy Young winner - this time, out of the bullpen.

October 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


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2015 CPHS Community Scholarship recipients

The Community Scholarship, Inc. of Claflin awarded scholarships to 19 graduates and 14 alumni at the Central Plains High School graduation ceremony on May 17. Many donors, alumni, and organizations made it possible to award $38,695.00 to the graduates and alumni to help with their college expenses.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Summer Picnic Season Begins Now

The celebrations surrounding the Memorial Day weekend oftentimes include a picnic or barbecue. With warmer weather here, it is important that you consider food safety tips so none of your guests take home an unwanted foodborne illness.

May 24, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


17 year cicadas

This year is a special one for entomologists. The 17 year periodical cicadas are due to come out of the ground, where they have been developing, to reproduce and lay their eggs. No specimens of this particular cicada have been documented in Barton County, but they are in neighboring counties, so keep your eyes and ears open. The following piece is from the KSRE's Entomologist Bob Bauernfeind about these amazing insects and what to expect if they are found in Barton County.

May 24, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains

A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture


FFA members to gather in Manhattan for annual state convention

One of the largest annual gatherings of Kansas high school students is set to begin next week as more than 2,000 FFA members, agricultural educators and supporters converge at Kansas State University for the 87th Kansas FFA Convention. The convention will open Wednesday, May 27, and run through Friday, May 29.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture


Axman named a Top Cruise Producer

Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


NCK Tech awards Technical Honor Student scholarships

North Central Kansas Technical College, with campuses in Beloit and Hays announces the recipients of the Technical Honor Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship recipients sign a letter of intent to attend a technical program at NCK Tech and are nominated by a high school instructor. The awards are based on student's strong work ethic, good attendance, self-motivation and high quality of character. In addition, students demonstrate their technical skills with the NCK Tech instructor in the selected program area.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Hoisington Middle School 4th nine weeks Honor Roll

Principal's Honor Roll - 4.0 GPA – All A's.

May 24, 2015 | | Education




Co-Op receives national recognition for Cram the Van

Wheatland Electric Cooperative recently received recognition in the 2015 "Spotlight on Excellence" national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Wheatland received a Gold Award in the Best Event Category for the Cram the Van food drive. Shawn Powelson, Manager of Member Services and Corporate Communications coordinated the award-winning event.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Military families have an ally in BBB’s Military Line

The approach of Memorial Day reminds thoughtful Americans of those who serve in uniform. It's a time of reflection about the sacrifice that many have made for the rest of us. The Better Business Bureau honors the memory of those who served our nation and remains mindful of the needs of the families of military members who continue to serve.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


A Little Agriculture Fun

First, here's hoping everyone has a safe, enjoyable Memorial Day and takes a moment to reflect on the meaning of the holiday. The rains of the past several weeks have greatly improved soil moisture conditions and while many have commented on the cold, the weather has been closer to the long-term average the springs of the recent past. The purpose of today's column is to kick back a bit and test your agricultural knowledge. First let's have a little fun with wheat. Answers appear at the end of the column.

May 24, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Kansas 4-H to award scholarships to 64 students

The Kansas 4-H Foundation has selected 64 students to share more than $59,000 in scholarships, rewarding them for their dedication and leadership as Kansas 4-H members.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Kansas 4-H announces State Project winners

The Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program has named the 2015 State 4-H Project Winners.

May 24, 2015 | | Club News


Sterling College graduates 125 at Commencement 2015

The Sterling College Class of 2015 walked across the stage in Gleason Physical Education Center on May 16, to mark the end of their time at Sterling College. President Scott Rich shook the hands of each graduate as they were welcomed into the family of Sterling College Alumni.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


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