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Free computer classes offered at Great Bend library

The Great Bend Public Library will offer free introductory computer classes to the public this month. Hour-long sessions are available at 3 and 7 p.m. for each class, GBPL Marketing Director Jennifer King said.

January 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Many factors determine estate planning needs

When you're young and single or married with children, looking for to retirement or elderly, estate planning something to consider. Estate planning is, by definition, a process designed to help you manage and preserve your assets while you are alive, and to conserve and control their distribution after your death according to your goals and objectives, says Shirley Flick, a Certified Financial Planner professional.

January 07, 2012 | From Shirley Flick | Business


Approach a volatile market with common sense

In today's volatile market, many people are confused about how to best manage their savings portfolio. Conventional wisdom says that what goes up, must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when it's your money at stake.

January 07, 2012 | | Business


Build your investment pyramid

Of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World," the only one still in existence is the Great Pyramid of Giza. This tells you something about the strength of the pyramid structure, but it also suggests that the pyramid may be a good metaphor for other endeavors you wish to endure - such as your investment strategy.

January 07, 2012 | By Edward Jones for Jim Armatys | Business


Arkansas hogs Cotton Bowl Classic trophy

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The record seemed hollow for Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein without a victory.

January 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


Treasurer Estes to address Ellinwood students

ELLINWOOD – Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes will address the community ambassador class of High School seniors at the Ellinwood High School and fifth and sixth graders at the Ellinwood Elementary School Tuesday. The treasurer will address the community ambassador class on the importance of credit card responsibility and the grade school students on the topics of saving and budgeting.

January 06, 2012 | | Local News


Ernest Orr Everett 1918-2012

ULYSSES - Ernest Orr Everett, 93, of Ulysses died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses.

January 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert Delmar ‘RD’ Green, Jr. 1928-2012

LINN VALLEY - Robert Delmar "RD" Green, Jr., 83, passed away Jan. 6, 2012 at his home in Linn Valley.

January 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Detroit's Johnson, Minnesota's Allen headline 2011 NFL All-Pro Team

Delete - Merge UpNEW YORK (AP) - Calvin Johnson took one look at the voting and smiled broadly.

January 06, 2012 | | AP Sports


Boxer Mayweather avoids jail time until June

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Friday avoided jail time until June 1 in a Las Vegas domestic violence case involving an attack on his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched in September 2010.

January 06, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kansas State announces $75M major renovation project

MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State University has unveiled plans for a major renovation that will bring more amenities for its football fans and athletes, including more concession choices and restrooms, more retail options and premium seating.

Athletic Director John Currie announced details of the $75 million expansion Thursday during a pep rally in Arlington, Texas, where the Wildcats were preparing for Friday night's Cotton Bowl showdown with Arkansas.

January 06, 2012 | | AP Sports


Ellinwood brief

Lions Club to hold pancake and sausage feed

January 06, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood Police Department

Approximately 92 calls for service and 64 officer initiated calls were received for the month of December. Officers responded to nine medical/fire calls and worked six non-injury accidents. Eight arrests were made and seven criminal summonses were served in the month of December.

January 06, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


For the Holidays

January 06, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Kernel hasn't popped yet

January 06, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


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​Jury selection begins for LaVeta Miller trials

Jury selection began Monday morning for LaVeta D. Miller's trial in Barton County District Court. Miller has entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of theft by deception. The state alleges that about $110,000 was stolen from the Honor Flight program, intended to give World War II veterans expense-paid trips to see their national monument in Washington, D.C. The defendant is the former director of Central Prairie RC&D, once based in Great Bend. She was in charge of Central Prairie Honor Flights, which raised nearly $1.2 million for veterans' trips between 2008 and ...

March 02, 2015 | | News


Wanda Jo Simmons

GREAT BEND - Wanda Jo Simmons, 61, died at Great Bend Regional Hospital on March 1, 2015.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Area basketball substates

CLASS 5A GIRLS

March 02, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Blood drive set

Dear Editor,

March 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Fundraiser for Claflin Lions Club

Claflin Lions Club members will be selling tickets for their Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 20. The menu for the evening will include all you can eat servings of fish, shrimp, clam chowder, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, coffee or tea.

March 01, 2015 | | Club News


4H’ers compete in Edward’s County 4H Air Rifle Match

On Feb. 14, 16 Barton County 4H'ers traveled to Offerle to compete in the Edward's County 4H Air Rifle Match.

March 01, 2015 | | Club News


Williams seeking position on local school board

"I have a desire to help make the great school district we already have into the best that it can be for all children!" This is Dr. Don Williams' goal as he seeks a position on the USD 428 Board of Education. Although only a resident of Great Bend for a little less than three years, Williams, his wife, and family, have been long-time residents of central Kansas. After graduating from Kansas Wesleyan in Salina in 1970, he taught all of the sciences in the junior and senior high at Hanston. In addition, he was the junior high coach for ...

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


Estes — Shirey

Kayla Estes and Tyler Shirey announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Stephen and Tanya Kirby of St. John and David and Gay Estes of Arlington and the granddaughter of Larry and Carolyn Mix and Lloyd and Verla Estes both of St. John. The prospective groom is the son of Kevin and Maria Shirey of Canton, Mo. and the grandson of Robert and Rita Kirchner and Alice both of Canton, Mo. and the late Art Shirey.

March 01, 2015 | | Engagements


Price — Johns

Terry and Shelli Price announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Price to Joseph Johns, son of Terrill Johns and Marsha French Joseph.

March 01, 2015 | | Engagements


Mayette Keith 95th

Mayette Keith will celebrate her 95th birthday on March 10, with a card shower. She will celebrate with her family with a dinner at Brookville Hotel in Abilene.

March 01, 2015 | | Birthdays


Behrendt baby boy

Adam and Kate (Corbett) Behrendt announce the birth of their son Milo Edwin Behrendt on Jan. 5, in Omaha, Neb. He weighed 9 lbs. 9 oz. and was 22 in. long. He has a big brother, Will Michael, who is 18 months old.

March 01, 2015 | | Births


Stueder — Marshall

Terry and MelEasa Stueder announce the engagement of their daughter Brenna Lynn to Logan Dane Marshall, son of Paul and Debbie Marshall.

March 01, 2015 | | Engagements


Lewis — DeHaven

Michael and Cheryl Lewis of Smithville, Mo. announce the engagement of their daughter Miranda Lewis to Garrett DeHaven, son of Tom and Deb DeHaven of Hoisington.

March 01, 2015 | | Engagements


Farmers Mutual Insurance Company annual meeting

On Feb. 19, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company (FMI), Ellinwood, held their 119th Annual Meeting of the Policyholders. Farmers Mutual Insurance Company is a Kansas Domiciled Mutual Insurance Company that is and has been based out of Ellinwood since 1896. Originally formed by a group of Barton county citizens who had a need to insure property that the insurance industry in the late 1800's would not insure, FMI has continued to serve Kansans with insurance protection on residential and farm property throughout those 119 years. A mutual insurance company is one that has no stock investors nor individual owners, being ...

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Filmmaker Jay Kriss to speak at Dust Bowl Series

Filmmaker Jay Kriss will be speaking as part of the program for "It blew So Hard: The Dust Bowl and Great Depression in Western Kansas" discussion series from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, at the Kinsley Library, 208 E. 8th St. Kinsley.

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


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