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Arlen A. Karst 1952-2013

GALATIA - Arlen A. Karst, 60, died Feb. 5, 2013 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born April 1, 1952 in Hoisington, he was the son of Arthur A. and Esther Fern (Landdeck) Karst. A lifetime resident of the Galatia area, he was a farmer.

February 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Making the circuit

Great Bend High School grad and Nobel Prize laureate Jack Kilby made his first successful demonstration of the microchip was on Sept. 12, 1958. He filed for his first patent revolutionary technology 54 years ago Wednesday.

February 06, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Say it Ain’t Joe

Maybe he's just what America needs. Then again, maybe not.

February 06, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Time to sign up for winter program

In spite of predicted warm weather, snow will be the theme at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Saturday. There are still a few openings for the Feb. 9 winter kid's program, "Let it Snow". Designed for children ages 6 through 12, the program runs from 10-11 a.m. at no charge.

February 06, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Reality Check

February 06, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


High-capacity magazines should be banned

Dear Editor,

February 06, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Where were you when the lights went out?

PALM SPRINGS - God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 06, 2013 | | Columnists


Thank an engineer

Dear Editor,

February 06, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Fans celebrate during Ravens’ parade

BALTIMORE - Baltimore celebrated with its Super Bowl champion Ravens on Tuesday, with thousands of fans in purple lining the streets and packing the team's stadium for a celebration.

February 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lady Tigers crush La Crosse

LA CROSSE - The St. John-Hudson High School girls' basketball team led 21-2 after eight minutes, and coasted to a 74-22 victory over La Crosse on the road.

February 05, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Winters leads Barton at indoor track invite

Competing in one of the top indoor track meets in the country, members of the Barton Community College track and field teams spent the weekend in the 38th Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, held on the University of Nebraska campus.

February 05, 2013 | | Community College


No. 13 Kansas State beats Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas - Rodney McGruder had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 13 Kansas State over Texas Tech 68-59 on Tuesday night, extending the Wildcats' winning streak to three games.

February 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Officials concerned about power before Super Bowl started

NEW ORLEANS - Concerned the Superdome might not be able to handle the energy needed for its first Super Bowl since Hurricane Katrina, officials spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on upgrades to decayed utility lines, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

February 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Valentines from KAYS

Twenty young men from the Great Bend High School KAYS attended a leadership conference on Monday, Feb 4, at Hoisington. Members of the KAY club learn leadership skills and perform service for their school, community, nation and world. At the conference, the members decorated valentine boxes and gathered items such as crossword puzzle books, magazines and other treats for senior citizens. Shown in the picture are KAY members delivering some of their donations to residents of Cherry Village. The club is sponsored by Tina Hiss. Students pictured are, from left: Ryan Clark, Dallas Schmeidler, Aaron Sanko, Bryce Beck, Greg Burley ...

February 05, 2013 | | Local News


OTR for Feb. 6, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

February 05, 2013 | | On the Record


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Larned wrestlers compete at Rose Hill

ROSE HILL - Larned wrestlers Kristopher Nolde (106), Hunter Fitzpatrick (113), Marcus Nolde (126), Drew Cobb (132) and Wes Koch (145) competed at the Rose Hill ...

February 08, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Barton County Jail Log, Feb. 5-7, 2016

Barton County Jail

February 08, 2016 | | On the Record


Quilts of Valor

Courtesy photos by Marianne Krallman

February 08, 2016 | | Local News


​Blown tire causes rural collision

LURAY - A Lucas teen sustained possible injury last Thursday during a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 281, about half a mile north of Luray in ...

February 08, 2016 | | On the Record


County to observe Presidents Day

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local News


OTR for Feb. 8, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 08, 2016 | | On the Record


2015-2016 WKMA Scholarships Awarded

Western Kansas Manufacturers Association (WKMA), sponsor of the 3i SHOW, is proud to continue their support of western Kansas students furthering their education at area ...

February 07, 2016 | | Education


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Soil Testing

I talk a lot about soil testing. I feel that it is one of the most important chores that you do that will help have ...

February 07, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Local accountants earn Lean Six Sigma Certification

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) is pleased to announce that Chris Halbleib, CPA and Nicole Zink, CPA recently achieved the CPA Green Belt certification ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Country Place® Senior Living celebrates 13 years

This week Country Place Senior Living assisted living residence celebrates 13 years as part of the Hoisington community.

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Mike Boys joins Panzer Insurance

Panzer Insurance announces that H. Mike Boys, LUTCF has joined the agency as a Licensed Customer Sales Representative effective December 2015. Mike originally retired in ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Cook’s Library with Patsy

I heard a song on the radio recently that took me right back to college days, sitting on the floor of my apartment, looking at ...

February 07, 2016 | Patsy Terrell | Lifestyle


$8.1 million in assistance available to plant trees, protect streams and fields

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is now accepting applications for Kansas Forest Service's "Water Quality Improvement through the Implementation of Forestry Practices" initiative. A ...

February 07, 2016 | | Agriculture


Kansas Corporation Commission to hold second educational meeting on Clean Power Plan

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will hold an educational meeting to discuss Kansas' path towards compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


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