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An NCAA tournament, from Jackrabbits to Jayhawks

This is one NCAA test not to take seriously. Those who do will miss all the fun.

March 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


AgSystems honored as a Performance Plus Dealer at the Valmont Irrigation 2012 national meeting

Valmont irrigation has announced AgSystems of Larned as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer at the company's 2012 National Meeting. AgSystems has earned this honor for excelling in the areas of sales, service and aftermarket parts.

March 14, 2012 | | Business


Sharon Pace to retire from Barton County Treasurer's Office

Sharron Pace, Tax Supervisor in the Barton County Treasurer's Office, will be honored at a retirement reception beginning at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main – Room 101 in Great Bend. Pace started her career with the County in 1992 and has served in various positions in the Treasurer's Office. No matter what her title, her chief focus has been in overseeing all aspects of the real property tax collection. She has assisted in the development of the programming used for tax collections, in the form and function of the tax assessment sheets ...

March 14, 2012 | | Business


Kansas State keeps crossing paths with its former coach

MANHATTAN (AP) - Frank Martin enjoys just about every chance he gets to catch up with Bob Huggins.

March 14, 2012 | | NCAA Tournament


THE ROAD TO THE BAYOU

LAWRENCE - Kansas coach Bill Self would've had trouble stacking his team's schedule any tougher.

March 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


This gets to the bottom

March 14, 2012 | | News of the Weird


Voter ID laws protect electoral process

March 14, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Just keep your eye on the ball

March 14, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Former GBHS head football coach leaves legacy in passing

AMARILLO, TEXAS - Former Great Bend High School Panthers head football coach Mike Zoffuto passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Northwest Texas Hospital. Zoffuto, age 65, will long be remembered for the mark he left on Great Bend.

March 13, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Picking perfect bracket encompasses tough numbers game

Want to be sure you have the perfect March Madness bracket this year? Not possible.

March 13, 2012 | | NCAA Tournament


BCC speak break next week

Barton Community College will be closed for the college's spring break March 19-23. Barton's offices will remain open through March 21, but will be closed March 22 and 23. The Shafer Gallery will be closed March 19-25.

March 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs


On the Record for March 14, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

March 13, 2012 | | On the Record


Student entries now being accepted for District Congressional Arts Competition

DODGE CITY - Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced Monday that entries are being accepted for the 2012 Congressional Arts Competition. All high school students in the First Congressional District are encouraged to participate in this competition. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

March 13, 2012 | | Local News


Krug will present ‘More Plants on the Plate’ programs

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "More Plants on the Plate," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

March 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs


BCC trustees to approve new hires Thursday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve new personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The list of potential employees includes a part-time coordinator for the new Pharmacy Technician Program.

March 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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Merlyn L. Andres 1942-2015

NEW CAMBRIA - Merlyn L. Andres, Sr., 72, died Tuesday, March 2 at Enterprise Estates, Enterprise. Born Sept. 21, 1942, at Larned, he was the son of Herman and LaVeda (Moore) Andres.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arla McElhaney 1924-2015

On Sunday, March 1, our dear mom, Arla Faye McElhaney, 90, joined our dad Carl in Heaven. Arla was born on March 12, 1924 in Pittsburg, to Arthur and Odessa Jones. She graduated from high school in Magazine, Ark., and attended business college in Chillicothe, Mo. She married Carl McElhaney and started a family in Wichita. In 1952 they settled in Great Bend with their two sons, Kenneth and Phillip. They were both active leaders in Cub Scouts, where Arla was a den mother and Carl was a scoutmaster. She loved her flower gardens and was very proud of the ...

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Cougar women come up short in upset bid

WICHITA – A repeat effort was not in the cards for the Barton Community College women's basketball team.

March 04, 2015 | | Local Sports


Area basketball roundup

ELLINWOOD 64, LITTLE RIVER 23

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Area basketball substates

CLASS 5A GIRLS

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Class 3A, 2A, 1A girls basketball substates

CLASS 3A GIRLS

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Ellinwood Eagle boys win first sub-state tourney game

The Ellinwood Eagles Boys team won their first sub-state tournament game versus Ell-Saline on Monday with a final score of 59-37. It was a back and forth game in the first half with neither team really finding momentum. Ellinwood held just a one-point lead going into the half at 20-19. However, out of halftime the Eagles cranked up the full court pressure and exploded in the third quarter. Ellinwood won the 3rd quarter 22 to 4 and pushed out the lead for good. Eagle scorers were lead by Senior Marc Waite who poured in 16 points. Waite hit the boards ...

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Class 3A, 2A, 1A boys basketball substates

CLASS 3A BOYS

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Panther Bowlers All Conference WAC

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


To Defeat ISIS, Win the Peace

After huddling with his war council in Kuwait, Defense Secretary Ash Carter says we've got the "ingredients of the strategy" to achieve a "lasting defeat" over ISIS. Some Senate Republicans claim that ISIS is going to kill us all in our sleep even as the U.S.-led coalition has the Islamic State forces playing defense for a change, but killing bad guys is the relatively easy part. As we learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, the hard part is to win a peace that can last, and the strategy Carter outlined last week seems like a smart way to ...

March 04, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Message. Message. Who's Got the Message?

Don't look now, but the Democratic Party is undergoing an identity crisis of such monumental proportions, the Dissociative Identity Disorder people have called and are requesting artifacts for their Hall of Fame. They're going to put Obama's basketball hoop right next to Sally Field's purple crayon.

March 04, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Netanyahu Speech

March 04, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


ROCK CHALK RALLY

LAWRENCE (AP) - Frank Mason III capped one of the biggest comebacks in Allen Fieldhouse history by scoring the last eight points in overtime to lead No. 9 Kansas past No. 20 West Virginia 76-69 on Tuesday night for the Jayhawks' 11th consecutive Big 12 championship.

March 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


To tag or not to tag an NFL quandary

NFL games have begun for 2015.

March 03, 2015 | BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs place franchise tag on All-Pro OLB Houston

The Kansas City Chiefs signaled they have no intention of parting ways with Justin Houston on Monday, moving swiftly to place the franchise tag on their All-Pro pass rusher.

March 03, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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