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Ten things to know for NCAA Tournament

A look at the NCAA men's tournament, the 68-team free-for-all that begins Tuesday and ends three weeks from now at the Final Four in Atlanta:

March 17, 2013 | | NCAA Tournament


Kansas State gets first-round NCAA Tournament game on Friday at Sprint Center

MANHATTAN - Bruce Weber got what he wanted from the NCAA tournament selection committee.

March 17, 2013 | | NCAA Tournament


Jayhawks earn top seed in South Region

LAWRENCE - Elijah Johnson is the first to admit there have been far more talented teams to play at Kansas, even in the four years he's been part of the program.

March 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Biomass research collaboration seeks to improve biofuel efficiency, bio-products quality

A Kansas State University biochemical engineer is part of a national collaboration working to advance biomass as a leading source for more efficient drop-in biofuels, bio-power and animal feed.

March 17, 2013 | | Oil & Gas


Roberts files for City Council

Edwin O. Roberts is a candidate for the Great Bend City Council, Ward I. Below is a biography he submitted.

March 17, 2013 | | Local News


Prescribed Burn Association informational meetings scheduled

Pheasants Forever and their regional partners are hosting four informational meetings for landowners to discuss the benefits of forming a local Prescribed Burn Association (PBA). Prescribed Burn Associations are landowner-led cooperatives that bring people together to assist each other with prescribed burns in rangeland and CRP. This allows individual landowners to overcome obstacles to safe burning, such as a lack of experience, equipment, or manpower. Safer burns mean reduced liability risks to landowners, less risk of wildfire outbreak, and greater community safety. Partners assisting with the meetings are: USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, local county Conservation Districts, Rice County Fire Districts ...

March 17, 2013 | | Agriculture


Great Bend Pilot Club sponsors Local Brain Awareness Week March 11-17

Pilot club members were honored by Mayor Mike Allison when he signed a Proclamation proclaiming that March 11-17 was Brain Awareness Week.

March 17, 2013 | | Club News


USDA Announces General CRP Sign-up for 2013

When the 2008 Farm Bill was given a stay of execution in the "fiscal cliff" deal in January, those of us outside of the Beltway were given few details about how the extension would impact producers and conservation programs. Conservation Title programs were supposed to be back-though some would be receiving limited funding.

March 17, 2013 | Zac Eddy – Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist | Agriculture


Board of Barton County Commissioners meeting

The Board of Barton County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include 2013 tax sale; membership in the Kansas County Commissioners Association; purchase of grouting equipment by the Road and Bridge Department; Sheriff Brian Bellendir will discuss an emergency vehicle designation request; John Debes, Information Technology Director, will join Mr. Boeckman in discussing options related to the Courthouse telephone system; and Dale Phillips, Road and Bridge Director, will review the Noxious Weed Annual Report, asphalt mixing bids and a broom that is needed for road work.

March 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Chase High School/Raymond Junior High honor rolls

Chase High School 3rd nine weeks honor roll

March 17, 2013 | | Education


Eicher baby boy

Reuben and Lindsey Eicher of Wakarusa, Ind. announce the birth of their son, Averem Lane Eicher, on Feb. 25 in Goshen, Ind. He weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a seven year old brother, Kyvel Eicher.

March 17, 2013 | | Births


Dreiling - Kepka

Jayson and Penni Dreiling announce the engagement of their daughter, Aimee Dreiling to Dane Kepka, son of Phillip and Kim Kepka.

March 17, 2013 | | Engagements


Sekavec 25th

Lane and Mary Sekavec celebrated their 25th anniversary on June 23, 2012 with a Catholic ceremony at Holy Family Church in Eudora, followed by a reception, dinner and dance at the DeSoto VFW.

March 17, 2013 | | Anniversaries


The National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes Elizabeth Anne Kutina as a new member

Elizabeth Anne Kutina of Great Bend has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

March 17, 2013 | | Education


Emerson baby boy

Aaron and Hillary Emerson of Lawrence announce the birth of their son, Oliver Michael Emerson, on Feb. 1 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has a big sister, Elaine Victoria.

March 17, 2013 | | Births


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BCSO conducts canvas of registered sex offenders

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office. In recent weeks, in an effort to ensure compliance and foster public safety, the Barton County Sheriff ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


GBRC to host ‘Concealed and Carry Firearm Regulations’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Concealed and Carry Firearm Regulations" on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Cougars on short end of another close Jayhawk battle

The past two games it was the Barton's men's basketball team that left the floor following close wins. Wins, in fact, that came ...

February 09, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton women pick up win over Dodge

It has been a season of some rough moments for the Barton women's basketball team. A pair of injuries have taken away what most ...

February 09, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


2015 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest Winners

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center announces the winners of the 2016 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest. Nearly 400 second graders completed a coloring sheet featuring ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Democrats, Not Republicans, Are Spewing Racism

You've read about it ad nauseam in mainstream media outlets like the Washington Post: "What social science tells us about racism in the Republican ...

February 09, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Iowa, Where Everyone's a Winner

The great state of Iowa has a history of cultivating its topsoil for a harvest of winners the rest of the country may enjoy. Glenn ...

February 09, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Heart and Head

February 09, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Barton News – Week of Feb. 8

Wrestling

February 09, 2016 | | Community College


Rush County Memorial Hospital Foundation fundraiser

The Rush County Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Country Club in LaCrosse. Wine ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Three more inducted into Barton Sports Hall of Fame

The Barton Sports Hall of Fame grew by three Saturday as Caley Carter, Joe Burger, and Ray Seib entered the Hall.

February 09, 2016 | | Community College


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Post Rock Radio at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Dr. Holliday Brummett Milby Hardin 1946 - 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. - Dr. Holliday Brummett Milby Hardin passed on January 12, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. from complications related to pulmonary fibrosis. Born Nov. 21, 1946 ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


David E. Horton 1951 - 2016

NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan - David E. Horton, 64, passed away on Jan. 27, 2016, at Cardinal Tein Hospital in Xin Vain, Taiwan. He was born ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kenneth Pack Sr. 1934 - 2016

Kenneth Pack Sr., 81, died Feb. 6, 2016, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Nov. 4, 1934, in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Roy ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


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