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West Virgina couple complete degrees online, trek to Barton for graduation

Wearing a smile a mile wide, Tara Webb of West Virginia strides across the stage and accepts her diploma in front of hundreds of other Barton Community College graduates.

May 12, 2012 | | News


Barton Foundation honors Lee Turner with Distinguished Service Award

The Barton Community College Foundation presented the 2012 Distinguished Service Award posthumously to H. Lee Turner during Barton's 42nd commencement May 10. Turner's wife Betsy and daughter Stephanie accepted the award on his behalf.

May 12, 2012 | | Education


Barton Community College recognizes employees for their years of service

Barton Community College honored four employees during an all-college forum May 3, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for five, 10, 15 and 35 years of service.

May 12, 2012 | | Education


Barton recognizes instructors for hard work, dedication with Distinguished Instructor Awards

Part-time mathematics instructor Jann Sherman and full-time Networking Instructor Howard Pastran were chosen to receive the Distinguished Instructor Awards for the 2011-12 school year during the 42nd annual commencement ceremony Thursday evening.

May 12, 2012 | | Education


Elizabeth M. ‘Betty’ Burns 1924-2012

GREAT BEND - Elizabeth M. "Betty" Burns, 88, died May 11, 2012 at the Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.

May 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Virginia Mary Andrasek 1925-2012

GREAT BEND - Virginia Mary Andrasek died May 11, 2012 at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.

May 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Diane (Pundsack) Lou 1946 - 2012

WILLAMINA, Ore. - Diane (Pundsack) Lou, 66, died May 9, 2012 at her home in Willamina, Ore.

May 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dwight E. Nicolet 1919 - 2012

RIO RANCHO, N.M. - Dwight E. Nicolet, 92, passed away peacefully May 6, 2012 at an assisted living residential care facility in Rio Rancho, N.M. after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

May 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Peggy A. Stambaugh 1933-2012

GREAT BEND - Peggy A. Stambaugh, 78, passed away at River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend May 10, 2012.

May 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lady Panthers split with Hutch, to meet Liberal

HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School softball team's hopes of a first-round home game in a Class 5A regional tournament were dashed after dropping the first game of a doubleheader with Hutchinson on Thursday.

May 12, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Get out and ride to work

ince May 14-20 is designated as "Bicycle to Work Week" it seems fitting that I share my passion for this fun activity in my column space. Although it is estimated that less than 1 percent of adult Americans commute to work by bicycle, roughly 41 percent of work commutes are shorter than 5 miles. In my case, my husband John and I log seven miles a day which includes two round trips to our respective offices. Unless it is below 20 degrees or icy underfoot, you are likely to see us in our hi-vis green jackets pedaling along on our ...

May 11, 2012 | BY DONNA KRUG | Local Life


Field Day

May 11, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington forensics places

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School forensics team had three students place in the top ten at the State Forensics Championship in Wichita on Saturday. Shannon Manka placed seventh in serious solo acting. Olivia Lowry and Jacob Durrett placed ninth in improvised duet acting.

May 11, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Area bank customers receive fraudulent calls

Area banks have been inundated with phone calls from customers saying they have received calls or texts on their cell phones from an unknown number stating that they wouldn't be able to use their debit cards until further notice. There was also a link that said they could enter their account info and it would give them more information.

May 11, 2012 | | News


Commissioners meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will hold its regular meeting at 9 a.m. Monday at the courthouse. The agenda includes abatement and refund requests, approval of funds for Sunflower Diversified Services for early childhood intervention and a report on the conversion to a new motor vehicle computer system in the Treasurers Office. Commissioners will also hold appointments with various county officials throughout the day.

May 11, 2012 | | Local News


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New commissioners elected to Kansas Commodity Commissions

The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced the results of the elections held for the five grain commodity commissions-corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat in districts One, Two and Three in the Western region of the state.

March 29, 2015 | | Agriculture


Hoisington School Menu

Breakfast

March 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served March 30 through April 2. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

March 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Monday

March 29, 2015 | | Club News


Barton men fourth in first Jayhawk golf meet of spring

It was a pretty good start to the spring season for the Barton Community College men's golf team.

March 29, 2015 | | Community College


Rotary Club scholarships

March 29, 2015 | | Club News


When a phone rings at a funeral

Funerals, happily, remain very much as they have through the years.

March 29, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Republicans Versus Republicans

When Ted Cruz officially stepped into the 2016 presidential ring this week the boo-birds attacked immediately.

March 29, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Science and political correctness

Prevailing wisdom tells us many things, but so little of it seems related to reality.

March 29, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Budget Fantasy

March 29, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Cold Weather Rule to end March 31

The Kansas Cold Weather Rule ends on Tuesday, and Kansans who are delinquent on electric and natural gas utility bills will be subject to disconnection of service. The rule, in effect Nov. 1 through March 31, each year, provides protection to residential customers who cannot fully pay winter utility bills from companies under the Kansas Corporation Commission's (KCC) jurisdiction. That protection ends Tuesday.

March 29, 2015 | | Local News


Tying Up Loose Ends

Today, let's catch up on some loose ends that haven't been addressed over the last few weeks during the discussion on soil acidity. Summer row crop planting season is almost here and winter wheat produces have been hard at work topdressing their crop.

March 29, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Lori Reneau seeking USD 428 School Board seat

Lori Reneau is seeking a seat on the Great Bend USD 428 School Board. Lori has lived in Great Bend for the past 20 years. She received her high school diploma from Chaparral High School in Anthony and her associate's degree from Barton Community College. Lori and her husband, Kenny, have been married for 21 years and have two children in the school district. Keaton is a sophomore at Great Bend High School and Ethan is a 6th grader at Park Elementary School. For the past 20 years Lori has been employed full time as a Certified Evidence Control ...

March 29, 2015 | | Local News


Kiwanis Easter Egg hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club will be held at 9:30 a.m. on April 5, at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park. The event is open to all area children pre-school through 6th grade. There will be Easter eggs and prizes given for special eggs.

March 29, 2015 | | Local News


Cougar softball breaks another streak in split with Butler

Another long streak by the wayside. The 2015 edition of the Barton Community College softball team is removing some unsightly streaks from their list. Thursday afternoon at Cougars Fields Barton put a halt to a second losing streak that had reached into the 20s.

March 29, 2015 | | Community College


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