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Barton County 4H Air Rifle competes at Pawnee County Shoot Out

On March 9, Barton County 4H members in the 4H air rifle project traveled to Larned to compete in the Pawnee County 4H Shootout. There were 36 shooters representing seven counties from across Kansas.

March 17, 2013 | | Club News

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March 17, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

March 17, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

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March 17, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

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March 17, 2013 | | Club News

The Drought Is Over – Right?

We all know the answer to the title of this article is no. However, the reaction of some media outside of Kansas and other drought stricken areas implied that at the very least the worst is over. While that isn't true, things are a bit better. Our area has moved from the worst rating this week, exceptional, to the second worst rating, extreme. This is true of much of central Kansas. Much of the eastern third of the state has moved to severe and an area around Kansas City is all the way up to just being moderate. Unfortunately ...

March 17, 2013 | | Agriculture

Are you ready?

Kansas farmers, ranchers and landowners the deadline to file a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC) looms just around the corner. As of May 10, any farmer, rancher or landowner who has petroleum products of 1,320 gallons or more, in above-ground tanks 55 gallons or greater, must have a spill prevention and countermeasures plan in place as required by the Environmental Protection Agency.

March 17, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

A Catholic Pope, Revisited

By the time you read this, the world's billion-plus Roman Catholics may have a new pope. And when the black smoke of Tuesday's indecisive first vote has turned to the white smoke of final decision, don't be surprised if the cardinals have chosen... a Catholic pope.

March 17, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

McCain and Graham, Irrelevant or Dangerous

Imagine U.S. Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana attacking fellow Democrats Diane Feinstein, Chuck Schumer and Richard Blumenthal over their unconstitutional gun control proposals. Further, envision Manchin granting an interview with conspiratorial radio talk show host Alex Jones, during which the senator calls Feinstein, Schumer and Blumenthal "wacko birds." Picture the harrumphing that would emanate from the elite media...

March 17, 2013 | Doug Patton | Columnists

White House Smoke Color

March 17, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

No. 4 Cardinals rally to beat No. 19 Syracuse

NEW YORK - Peyton Siva had 11 points and eight assists to lead No. 4 Louisville to a 78-61 victory over No. 19 Syracuse on Saturday night, giving the Cardinals their second straight Big East tournament title.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

No. 22 Wisconsin upsets No. 3 Indiana in Big Ten semifinal

CHICAGO - vans scored 16 points in a terrific all-around performance and No. 22 Wisconsin upset No. 3 Indiana 68-56 in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament Saturday.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One by one, Kansas players headed to the top step of the ladder to cut down the nets, with Jeff Withey carefully nipping at a piece of nylon and then waving it to the roar of the fans.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Head coach Reid credited for Chiefs’ infusion of free agents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When the Kansas City Chiefs made a move to hire Andy Reid to be their next coach, their swift and decisive decision snapped just about everyone in the NFL to attention.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Brett offering Hall-of-Fame help to Kansas City

SURPRISE, Ariz. - George Brett juggles three baseballs near the mound of a practice field, then loosens up his right arm and delivers a pitch to Mike Moustakas to start off batting practice.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

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Master Gardeners work to save monarchs

Sherry Brent spoke to the Great Bend Garden Club on Nov. 19 to explain K-State's Master Gardener program. That program was begun in the ...

November 26, 2015 | | Local News

'Addams Family' musical auditions start Sunday

Auditions will be held Sunday and Monday for the Barton Community College Music Department's spring 2016 musical, "The Addams Family: A New Musical," by ...

November 26, 2015 | | Local News

Hillary Clinton, Wall Street’s Candidate

Wall Street crony Hillary Clinton's scandalous attempt to redefine her support of and by the top 1 percent is being met with revulsion from ...

November 26, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

Giving Thanks

It's almost Thanksgiving. The fireplace inside crackles while the snow outside falls, painting an exceptionally-Alaskan scene as I write. It's also a reminder ...

November 26, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

Nation of immigrants

November 26, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Hoisington Middle School Basketball

Hoisington Middle School basketball teams recently hosted Pratt Liberty Middle School. Hoisington 8th grade boys won 46-36. Hoisington 7th grade boys won 45-11, C team ...

November 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports

GBMS grapplers take second at Clay Center

Great Bend Junior High wrestlers improved their dual record to 6-2 for the season after finishing second overall Saturday at the Clay Center dual tournament.

November 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Sander finishes fourth at Nebraska-Kearney Open

Kade Sander continued to have a nice freshman season for the Barton wrestling team. The Great Bend High School product was the lone wrestler to ...

November 26, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Former Tiger QB has fond memories of his post-season opportunity

If Shawn Behr could give players on this year's Fort Hays State University football team a piece of advice, it would be to enjoy ...

November 26, 2015 | | Local Sports

At the Mike

Hollywood couldn't have scripted it better for Brady Dinkel

November 26, 2015 | | Local Sports

​Diana S. Wehling 1947 - 2015

Diana S. Wehling, 68, died Nov. 25, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born April 6, 1947, at Great Bend, the daughter of ...

November 25, 2015 | | Obituaries

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

Region to see 2nd highest Thanksgiving travel since 2007

According to AAA nearly 3.8 million in the West North Central Region of the U.S., of which Kansas is a part, will journey ...

November 25, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

OTR for November 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 25, 2015 | | On the Record

2B Organized announces new franchise in Great Bend

2B Organized, a professional organizing firm, announced the launch of a new franchise to serve Great Bend and surrounding areas. Services include residential and commercial ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

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