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Turns out there are worse offenses

The Military Times news service, reporting from Afghanistan in August, disclosed a U.S. Marines command directive ordering troops to restrain their audible flatus because, apparently, Afghan soldiers and civilians complained of being offended.

January 18, 2012 | | News of the Weird


Over-regulation choking businesses

I guess we were supposed to be encouraged last week when the regulator-in-chief pulled out his plastic preschool scissors while promising to cut the government down to size.

January 18, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Please, anybody, file for the GOP

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

January 18, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Lady Eagles edge Victoria in Hoisington tourney

HOISINGTON - The Ellinwood High School girls' basketball team opened the second day of the Hoisington Winter Jam on Tuesday with a come-from-behind 37-35 win over Victoria.

January 17, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Heat win

MIAMI - LeBron James scored 33 points, Chris Bosh added 30 and the Miami Heat used a historic third-quarter turnaround to erase a big deficit and beat the San Antonio Spurs 120-98 on Tuesday night, snapping a three-game slide.

January 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Marcia Jo Sporn 1938 - 2012

WICHITA - Marcia Jo Sporn, 73, homemaker, passed away Jan. 15.

January 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


Royals reach deal with OF Maier to avoid arbitration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals agreed to one-year contracts with pitchers Jonathan Sanchez, Luke Hochevar and Felipe Paulino along with reserve outfielder Mitch Maier on Tuesday, leaving outfielder Alex Gordon as the only remaining player in arbitration.

January 17, 2012 | | AP Sports


James L. Boyce 1936 - 2012

James L. "Jim" Boyce, 75, of Great Bend, passed away on Jan. 16. at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born on Oct. 25, 1936, in Lyons, he was the son of Louis and Mabel (Wieter) Boyce. He lived in Lyons, Wichita, Hutchinson and Great Bend while growing up and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1956. On Oct. 25, 1978, he was united in marriage to Sandra J. Dwelley at Swan Valley, Idaho. The couple lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and also Whittier, Calif., where Jim worked as a pipefitter for Southern California Gas Company of Hacienda Heights, Calif., retiring ...

January 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


Colts can Caldwell after three campaigns

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jim Caldwell endured everything thrown at him during his first two seasons as the Colts' coach -- replacing a friend, rebounding from losses and fighting through injuries.

January 17, 2012 | | AP Sports


Bernice "Betti" L. Alexander 1917 - 2012

LAWRENCE - Bernice "Betti" L. Alexander, 94, of Lawrence, passed away Jan. 14 at a nursing home in Lawrence. Born March 5, 1917, in Worcester, Mass., she was the daughter of Albert H. and Esther (Brackett) Ladue. She graduated from high school and then attended one year of college. On July 28, 1944, she married Col. Leland "Alex" Guy Alexander in in Schenectady, N.Y. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 2005. She then married Joseph McLaughlin in Lawrence. He preceded her in death in February of 2011.

January 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


RUNNING RICE

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - For the Baltimore Ravens, the term "balanced attack" usually means an equal distribution of tackles among everyone on the defense not named Ray Lewis.

January 17, 2012 | | AP Sports


‘Pink Out’ tonight at Barton games

In conjunction with tonight's Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division home basketball game with Hutchinson at Kirkman Activity Center, Barton Community College will dedicate the night to "Pink Out" for breast cancer awareness.

January 17, 2012 | | Community College


John Donovan Neeland 1930 - 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - John Donovan Neeland died at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Jan. 12. The son of Donovan and Mary Agnes "Mamie" (Risse) Neeland, he was born in Great Bend on Nov. 6, 1930. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1949 and attended Kansas State University. On Jan. 31, 1953, he married Elaine Habiger. They later divorced. He then married Imogene Wilson. She died on Jan. 3, 1994. He married Emma Greenlee on May 31, 1995, in Colorado Springs. She died on Oct. 2, 2009. He was involved in farming and ranching before leaving Kansas ...

January 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


On the Record for Jan. 18, 2011

Barton County Sheriff

January 17, 2012 | | On the Record


Libberton wins poker tourney

David Libberton of McCracken won the first-place prize of $750 at the recent Sunflower Diversified Services poker tournament. Jared Manning of Ellinwood won $300 for second and Joseph Ramsey of Russell $150 for third.

January 17, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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Rotary welcomes Teen Parent Advocate and Speaker

Local Ellinwood Rotary chapter welcomed Raechel Manley, Director of Point of Grace Pregnancy and Parenting Resources, as a speaker at their weekly meeting this past ...

August 30, 2015 | | Club News


Smoky Hills Public Television’s Family Fun Day combines entertainment with education

Sesame Street's Walkaround Elmo is coming to Hays for Smoky Hills Public Television's Family Fun Day on Sept. 26th.

August 30, 2015 | | Business


KHP joins I-80/I-35 high visibility enforcement

The Kansas Highway Patrol is joining multiple other states ahead of the Labor Day weekend and during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


Balance 4 Life program to start at Ellinwood District Hospital

Falls are the most common cause of trauma in Kansas. In the United States, there are 183 emergency room visits every hour for fall-related injuries ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Jacam Chemical Co. 2013 Assigned Patent

Jacam Chemical Co. 2013, Sterling, has been assigned a patent (9,109,084) developed by four co-inventors for the "synthesis of polyepoxy succinic acid compounds ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


“Farcing” hits social media users

Social media users are falling victim to a new type of scam with a new name: "farcing." At its simplest, farcing is just another attempt ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Kansas schools committed to funding Walking School Bus Program

Kansas's statewide Walking School Bus (WSB) programs, funded through the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), proved successful for students and schools. KDOT contracted with ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation awards $30,000 to the four county area

Every year the Golden Belt Community Foundation accepts requests for funding through grant applications from local charitable organizations. This is just one way that the ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


Agriculture In Society

Most students in the Agriculture Program at Barton Community College take a class titled Agriculture In Society. This isn't simply a class to fulfill ...

August 30, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


China In A Bull Market

August 30, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


EPA: The Cure's Usually Worse Than the 'Disease'

Like the road to Hell, liberal ideas are usually paved with good intentions. But, as Ronald Reagan once said, "The trouble with our liberal friends ...

August 30, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


America's Heroin Epidemic

There were so many people buying "breakfast bags" of heroin from street dealers one Philadelphia morning, the traffic came to a standstill - and the dealers ...

August 30, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


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