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James J. “Jim” Schumacher 1937- 2012

RUSSELL - James J. "Jim" Schumacher, 75, of Russell died on March 24 at the Russell Regional Hospital. Born on Feb. 28, 1937 in Park, he was the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Stecklein) Schumacher. He grew up and attended the country school near Grainfield. Later, he joined the United States Navy during the post Korean War era. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Geneva Schmidt on Oct. 7, 1961 in Grinnell. From this union they were blessed with four children Shelly, Tod, Bruce and Brian. Jim was a skilled carpenter and was owner and operator ...

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ethel “Mae” Ricketts 1961 - 2012

RUSSELL - Ethel "Mae" Ricketts, 50, died March 25 at her home in Russell. Born Nov. 20, 1961 in Sterling, Colo., she was the daughter of Charles and Tonya Jane (Tootle) Denning. In 1981 she was married to Richard Ricketts in Great Bend. A resident of Russell, she was an LPN at various hospitals. She liked crocheting, quilting and reading.

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ellinwood SJS

March 26, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood students to have 'Hunger Games

Ellinwood Middle and High School staff are using pop-culture to promote community and literacy throughout their school as they plan their first Hunger Games Day for Wednesday, March 28.

March 26, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


KU topples Tar Heels to advance to Final Four

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Nothing personal, Roy.

March 25, 2012 | | NCAA Tournament


Woods finally wins major after 30 months

RLANDO, Fla. (AP) - His ball safely over the water, Tiger Woods walked toward the 18th green Sunday as he had done over the last 30 months on the PGA Tour, with one big difference.

March 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kentucky dominates Baylor, bound for New Orleans

ATLANTA - Kentucky could've cut the nets down at halftime.

March 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


The table is set for The Big Easy

One game is a grudge match between teams that know each other all too well. The other is a rare rematch between virtual strangers.

March 25, 2012 | By Eddie Pells The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Funding Opportunity for Forestry Projects

By Robert Atchison, Rural Forestry Program Coordinator

March 25, 2012 | | Agriculture


Great Bend Middle School Third Quarter Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll-All A's

March 25, 2012 | | Education


Randy Myers running for re-election

Randy Myers is running for re election for the city council position in the fourth ward. Randy has served in the position since 2006 and has served for six years or three terms. Randy has made many changes in Great Bend by bringing issues to the attention of the public. Randy made an issue of the condition of our city streets, the way the zoo was being run, and the way bids were being accepted. Because of this changes were made and the streets are being worked on, the Zoo has a new director and we are closer to being ...

March 25, 2012 | | Local News


American Legion Post #128 to host reunion/dinner

The 17th Annual Kansas Iwo Jima Reunion and Dinner was founded by the late Walt Vincent in 1996. This is the inaugural year to include other World War II veterans. The event will be on May 5 at the Arden H. McKee American Legion Post #128, 108 East Garfield in Sterling, The door will open at 2:30 p.m. for refreshments and viewing of memorabilia. All veterans are invited and encouraged to bring personal memorabilia.

March 25, 2012 | | Club News


Thomas Boor running for City Council

Thomas Boor is running for City County of the Third Ward in Great Bend. Thomas was born and raised in Great Bend and graduated in 1983 from Great Bend High School. After graduation he served in the United States Navy. Following his service he attended Devry Institute of Technology in Kansas City.

March 25, 2012 | | Local News


BCARSP meeting

The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at the Club at Stone Ridge at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 9. President Rose Kelly called the meeting to order and led the flag salute. Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. Forty-eight members and two guests, Joyce Weeden and Doneida Baker, were present. Rose introduced visitors Judy Jones, District IV KARSP Director; and her husband, Max Jones.

March 25, 2012 | | Club News


What a soil does

Last week featured an extremely condensed version on the formation of soils. Now let's briefly examine the roles of soil in our world. First, broad definitions of the soil are helpful. Soil can be defined as the skin of the earth or the area of exchange between the earth and the atmosphere. The soil is also defined as a dynamic, living organism consisting of organic and inorganic components. While soil profiles (the vertical extent of the soil) vary in depth from inches to over ten feet, let's assume a depth of 3 feet. The distance from the earth ...

March 25, 2012 | | Agriculture


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​Support fund will be topic at Touched by Cancer meeting

Touched by Cancer support group will have a sharing meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland Ave.

January 30, 2015 | | Local News


​Hoisington K of C selling tickets for Feb. 14 prime rib dinner

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Knights of Columbus is offering a prime rib dinner for Valentine's Day.

January 30, 2015 | | Local News


VFW to hold pot luck before meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, 504 Washington St., Great Bend, will hold a pot luck supper at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, followed by a meeting at 7, for all VFW members, as well as VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Men's Auxiliary. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss upcoming events and awareness for the post.

January 30, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Feb. 1, 2015

Great Bend Police

January 30, 2015 | | On the Record


Hoisington wrestlers win Kuhn Classic

HAYS - Three-time state champion Brandon Ball of Hoisington High led the Cardinals to first place in the Bob Kuhn Prairie Classic with a first-place finish. Brandon Ball (25-0) placed first at 138 pounds with a 13-0 victory over Dalton Henbsley of Ellis High School.

January 30, 2015 | | Prep Sports


HOMEWORDS: A Project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas

This weekly poetry column explores the topic of "home" in four expanding contexts: from the mobile home of the body, to the house it inhabits, to the land that anchors the house, to the sky in which it swirls.

January 30, 2015 | Wyatt Townley | Entertainment


Cougars lose in final second at Cloud

Arley Bryant Gymnasium has been the site of some thrilling games between Barton Community College and Cloud County over the years. Several of those high-scoring affairs.

January 30, 2015 | | Community College


Leslie Caron Dazzled Hollywood

Only a handful of actresses danced in feature films with both Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. One was Leslie Caron.

January 30, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


Kansas premiere of new Pride and Prejudice play at Sterling High School

Romance! True Love! And all of the twists and turns of Jane Austen's most popular love story "Pride and Prejudice" will fill the Sterling High School Theatre stage this week. The school's theatre program will present the Kansas premiere of a new adaptation entitled "Pride@Prejudice" at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30 and 31, in the school's theatre.

January 30, 2015 | | Entertainment


Student printmaking show opens Thursday at Sterling College

The 2015 Student Printmaking Show will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, in the Sterling College Art and Media Center gallery. Students in the interterm class AR140 Introduction to Printmaking will display their work and will also have prints and cards created through a variety of printmaking techniques for sale during the show opening. All money goes to the student who made the work, therefore cash is preferred. Checks will be accepted by some students. Work that is not sold at the show opening will be on display until Feb. 20. The gallery is open to the public ...

January 30, 2015 | | Entertainment


Graduate student’s original play, ‘Dunia, an Ex-Muslin Woman’s Story,’ Jan. 29-31 at Purple Masque T

"Dunia, an Ex-Muslim Woman's Story" is being presented at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday in Kansas State University's Purple Masque Theatre in East Stadium. Admission is free and a talk back will be conducted after each performance.

January 30, 2015 | | Entertainment


On Race, the Left Should Look in the Mirror

Let's be frank; not many people feel comfortable discussing the subject of race.

January 30, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Technology Vs Privacy: Is Your Home No Longer Your Castle?

When I was a lad, I would sprawl on the floor, reading "Dick Tracy" in the Sunday comics and marveling at high-tech police tools such as magnetic air cars and two-way wrist TVs.

January 30, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Deflate-Gate Hype

January 30, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Morgan Francis signs with Baker University to play tennis

Baker University head tennis coach Joe Ahmadian has announced the signing of Morgan Francis to play tennis for the Baker Wildcats in Baldwin City. Morgan is a senior at Great Bend High School and the daughter of John and Nancy Francis.

January 30, 2015 | | Local Sports


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