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Barton Students named to Dean’s List for Spring 2011

Barton Community College has named 230 students to the Dean's List for the spring 2011 semester.

August 14, 2011 | | Education


Rural towns are at risk in America

As a resident of a small town (Belfast, Tenn.), I am distressed by the 2010 U.S. Census.

August 14, 2011 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


It's OK to blame Obama for economy

President Obama, the Democrat party and their members of Congress have spent years blaming former President George W. Bush for the nation's current economic woes, which is akin to blaming the bank's tellers for a bank robbery, or for the dishonesty of their bosses, the bank's executives who were looting the till.

August 14, 2011 | Mike Reagan | Columnists


Man, you have no rights

Advances in DNA testing have improved society in several ways in the last two decades, especially in criminal justice, but in many states, one area remains a backwater, as News of the Weird has noted over the years: men's obligation to pay support for children they did not father.

August 14, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Four named Rosewood Shining Stars for summer quarter

Rosewood Services Inc. recently recognized four of its standout staff members for the summer quarter "Shining Stars Award." The winners' respective supervisors recognized their commitment, exuberance and pride in striving to help those with developmental disabilities.

August 14, 2011 | | Business


BCC announces students who earned certificates for career training

Barton Community College has released the list of students who earned certificates for career training during the spring semester of the 2011 academic year at Barton.

August 14, 2011 | | Education


Barton students named to President’s List for spring 2011

Barton Community College named 158 students to the President's List for the spring 2011 semester.

August 14, 2011 | | Education


Phi Theta Kappa members initiated

Barton County Community College's Phi Psi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society has named initiates for the 2011-2012 academic year.

August 14, 2011 | | Education


Konerko, Flowers homer as White Sox beat Royals 5-4

CHICAGO (AP) - Paul Konerko hit a two-run homer and Tyler Flowers added his first home run in the majors to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

August 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Packers lose to Browns 27-17

CLEVELAND (AP) - Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass before swapping his helmet for a baseball cap in the first quarter as the defending champion Green Bay Packers opened the preseason with a 27-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night.

August 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


Bills trade veteran Evans to Ravens

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - In receiver Lee Evans, the Baltimore Ravens acquired a proven veteran to play alongside Anquan Boldin.

August 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


Emotional Rodman caps Hall of Fame ceremony

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Recognized for his basketball talents, Dennis Rodman instead talked about his personal shortcomings.

August 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


Cubs ban Zambrano for 30 days after Friday’s incident

ATLANTA (AP) - The Chicago Cubs placed Carlos Zambrano on the disqualified list Saturday and said the right-hander would receive no pay and have no part in team activities for 30 days.

August 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


Steele, Dufner tied for lead at seven under after third round

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Brendan Steele is playing in his first major championship. Jason Dufner has never won a tour event.

August 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


Grossman shines for Redskins in exhibition debut

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Rex Grossman completed 19 of 26 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown to help the Washington Redskins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-7 on Friday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

August 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


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​Great Bend City Band concerts start Thursday

The Great Bend City Band will hold its first concert of the summer this Thursday, May 28, at 8:15 p.m. at the band shell in the Barton County courthouse square, 1400 Main.

May 25, 2015 | | Local News


Summer library programs start June 1

The Great Bend Public Library's summer programs start Monday, June 1, and run through July 17. This year's programs have superhero theme.

May 25, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


LeBron’s triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand.

May 25, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Juan Pablo Montoya wins his second Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS - With a bold move on a teammate, Juan Pablo Montoya became a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

May 25, 2015 | CHRIS JENKINS | AP Sports


Slow start, tough breaks mar Ventura’s line

KANSAS CITY- Just because right-hander Yordano Ventura started off a little rocky in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals doesn't mean Royals manager Ned Yost didn't like what he saw.

May 25, 2015 | By Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


​Ruth Marie Cannon

Ruth Marie Cannon, 79, of Great Bend, died May 23, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


2015 CPHS Community Scholarship recipients

The Community Scholarship, Inc. of Claflin awarded scholarships to 19 graduates and 14 alumni at the Central Plains High School graduation ceremony on May 17. Many donors, alumni, and organizations made it possible to award $38,695.00 to the graduates and alumni to help with their college expenses.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Summer Picnic Season Begins Now

The celebrations surrounding the Memorial Day weekend oftentimes include a picnic or barbecue. With warmer weather here, it is important that you consider food safety tips so none of your guests take home an unwanted foodborne illness.

May 24, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


17 year cicadas

This year is a special one for entomologists. The 17 year periodical cicadas are due to come out of the ground, where they have been developing, to reproduce and lay their eggs. No specimens of this particular cicada have been documented in Barton County, but they are in neighboring counties, so keep your eyes and ears open. The following piece is from the KSRE's Entomologist Bob Bauernfeind about these amazing insects and what to expect if they are found in Barton County.

May 24, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains

A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture


FFA members to gather in Manhattan for annual state convention

One of the largest annual gatherings of Kansas high school students is set to begin next week as more than 2,000 FFA members, agricultural educators and supporters converge at Kansas State University for the 87th Kansas FFA Convention. The convention will open Wednesday, May 27, and run through Friday, May 29.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture


Axman named a Top Cruise Producer

Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


NCK Tech awards Technical Honor Student scholarships

North Central Kansas Technical College, with campuses in Beloit and Hays announces the recipients of the Technical Honor Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship recipients sign a letter of intent to attend a technical program at NCK Tech and are nominated by a high school instructor. The awards are based on student's strong work ethic, good attendance, self-motivation and high quality of character. In addition, students demonstrate their technical skills with the NCK Tech instructor in the selected program area.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Hoisington Middle School 4th nine weeks Honor Roll

Principal's Honor Roll - 4.0 GPA – All A's.

May 24, 2015 | | Education




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