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Heat’s James receives third NBA MVP award

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James spent two days trying to figure out the right words. An assistant jotted some ideas on notecards, which were ignored. So when the moment came to deliver his MVP acceptance speech, James spoke emotionally about family, charity, history and what the Miami Heat organization means to him.

May 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Garnett leads Boston over Philadelphia in one-point victory

BOSTON - Kevin Garnett scored 29 points - his most in the regular- or postseason this year - and added 11 rebounds on Saturday night to give the Boston Celtics a 92-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

May 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


St. Rose brings MCA's advanced services to cancer patients

Local cancer patients will be the main beneficiaries of a new partnership that allows even more services here in the community. St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center has become a member of the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA), a statewide organization that provides local access to the latest advancements.

May 12, 2012 | | Local News


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


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Barton County Sheriff

April 01, 2015 | | On the Record


OTR for April 2, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 01, 2015 | | On the Record


Midwest Energy purchases City of Seward electric system

Residents of the city of Seward recently voted by a 3-to-1 margin to sell their city's electric system to Midwest Energy, Inc. On Mar. 25, Stafford County Commissioners certified the results of the mail-in ballot, making the vote official.

April 01, 2015 | | Business


Support for Lori Reneau

Dear Editor,

April 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Discrimination Hiding Behind Religious Faith

Where is Leslie Knope when we need her?

April 01, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Great Bend Kids Wrestling competes at Topeka

TOPEKA- Great Bend Kids Wrestling Club traveled to Topeka this weekend to compete in the USAWKS kids state tournament. After a long weekend of wrestling, nine wrestlers brought home awards for placing in the top six in the state. The team placed 13th overall.

April 01, 2015 | | Local Sports


Waters True Value Spring Sweep

April 01, 2015 | | Business


Crazy Ted Cruz

Winter is over! Winter is over! Excuse the jubilation, but we ink-stained wretches love the ritual excitement that occurs every spring. This spring is extra exciting, because it comes with our big quadrennial first sighting of a red nose popping out of the presidential wannabe clown car.

April 01, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


All Their Eggs In One Basket

April 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Shelter Insurance – Trent Mermis, 1922 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Amanda and Steve. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

April 01, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington Junior Wrestlers compete in Topeka

April 01, 2015 | | Local Sports


First household hazardous waste collection set

The first scheduled household hazardous waste collection of 2015 will be held April 18 at the Barton County Landfill, said Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock. The collection will take place from 8 a.m. until noon.

April 01, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Barton County Jail Log, March 30 and 31, 2015

Barton County Jail

April 01, 2015 | | On the Record


​Cheryl Ann Harrell 1946 - 2015

ANDOVER - Cheryl Ann Harrell, 68, entered the arms of her Lord and Savior, March 29, 2015, at Life Care Center of Andover. Born Dec. 14, 1946, in Atchison she was the daughter of Wallace and Verdele Russell. In August 1965, she married the love of her life, Jon. She was a retired office manager for her husband's optometry practice. She worked with Jon in their offices in Larned and Great Bend, building his optometry practice until his death Jan. 1, 2006.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


American AgCredit reports increased loan volume in 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif. - American AgCredit, a farmer-owned financial cooperative, recently announced net income of $98.9 million for the 2014 calendar year along with a cash dividend distribution of $39 million to its shareholders. This compares to net income of $111 million and a cash dividend of $37 million in 2013. American AgCredit has returned over $250 million to its customer-owners since 2005.

March 31, 2015 | | Business


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