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There are a lot programs on the way

Well, 2015 is starting out as busy as 2014 ended! I have several more upcoming programs to tell you all about in Agriculture and Horticulture. As always, you can contact me at the Extension Office for more information about these exciting opportunities coming your way!

January 09, 2015 | BY ALICIA BOOR | Agriculture


Snyder, Tressel selected to College Football HOF

DALLAS (AP) - Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and Kansas State coach Bill Snyder have been selected for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame.

January 09, 2015 | | AP Sports


​GBRC to elect board members

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board of directors will meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Election of officers is on the agenda.

January 09, 2015 | | Local News


Stoskopf named to Robert’s Ag Committee staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Friday announced his senior staff selections. The list includes Hoisington area native Wayne Stoskopf.

January 09, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Cougars overcome big deficit to roll by Garden City

Things were not looking good for the Barton Community College men's basketball team late in the opening half of its Jayhawk West home opener Wednesday night at the Barton Gym.

January 09, 2015 | | Community College


Long dry spell dooms Barton women in West loss

Scoring droughts are common in basketball and many teams are able to overcome them. Then there is the scoring drought the Barton Community College women's basketball team suffered through Wednesday night at the Barton Gym.

January 09, 2015 | | Community College


Upgrade to state Internet may cause disruption in services Saturday

Topeka – Visitors to State of Kansas websites may experience brief disruptions in service this weekend. The Office of Information Technology Services will be performing equipment upgrades that will result in services being completely unavailable between 8-9 a.m. and which may cause brief disruptions in service from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10.

January 09, 2015 | | News


Golden Belt Community Concert Association announces annual meeting

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will have its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at the First Presbyterian Church, Great Bend. All members of the association are welcome to attend the meeting. The board of directors will meet immediately following the annual meeting.

January 09, 2015 | | Local News


​Girl Scout cookie sales start Jan. 31

WICHITA – Kansas Girl Scouts will be learning to become leaders and entrepreneurs when they participate in the largest girl-led business in the world: the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

January 09, 2015 | | Business


​Kort Cook joins Sunflower Electric Power Corp.

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Kort Cook has joined the company as a Line Technician Apprentice II-2nd 6 months in Great Bend. He joined the company on Jan. 5.

January 09, 2015 | | Business


Rosewood Employees Honored For Milestone Anniversaries

Six Rosewood Services employees achieved milestone anniversaries during 2014. Rosewood Services founder and executive director Tammy Hammond recognized them during the employee Christmas party last month.

January 09, 2015 | | Business


OTR for Jan. 10-11 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 09, 2015 | | On the Record


Aggravated burglary reported

The Great Bend Police Department is investigating an aggravated burglary reported at 5:28 a.m. Friday. The occupant of 2818 19th St. told police someone entered the residence and took the keys to his 2007 Ford Fusion, and then took the car. The Kansas license tag number is 121AGV.

January 09, 2015 | | News


Making Sense Of The Bowls

We learned some things these past ten days as the collegiate football bowl season made us scream for the orderliness of basketball: Don't believe the "experts"!

January 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


Sensational front page headline

Dear Editor,

January 09, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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Three inducted into Barton Sports Hall of Fame

Athletes from two eras and the first ever student trainer were inducted in the Barton Community College Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. Basketball legend Gene Butler, baseball great Jeff Christy and Ryan 'Pete' Manely were inducted during a ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Kirkman Activities Center on the Barton campus.

January 28, 2015 | | Local Sports


Barton men’s tennis splits season opener in Nebraska

The Barton Community College men's tennis opener was kind of like a comet. A one day comet that won't be back for another month.

January 28, 2015 | | Community College


Barton women go 1-1 in tennis opener

At first glance on the schedule it might look like a scrimmage. But it wasn't. It counted for real and was the opener chapter to the 2015 women's tennis season at Barton Community College.

January 28, 2015 | | Community College


Hoisington Municipal Court - Jan. 15

Jamie M. Bahr, driving while suspended, fine $100, court costs $110

January 28, 2015 | | Local News


BBB advice for choosing a tax preparer wisely

W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.

January 28, 2015 | | Business


Hoisington High SchoolBaskeball Season Stats

Team Stats

January 28, 2015 | | Local Sports


GBHS JV Wrestling results

This last weekend the Great Bend Panther's JV squad competed at the Stafford JV wrestling tournament. The Panthers placed 8 of their 9 wrestlers with three 1st place finishers.

January 28, 2015 | | Local Sports


The New Political Ice Age

Raging Moderate by Will Durst

January 28, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Whatever Happened to Pragmatism?

We complain about a two-party system that's stuck in ideological ditches, but somehow it never occurs to us to embrace pragmatism, the uniquely American philosophy that was created as a reaction to ideological stagnation. Unless Republicans and Democrats getting madder at each other suddenly starts working, maybe it's time to give pragmatism a chance.

January 28, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


GOP Deflate-Gate

January 28, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Inflation, Deflation

Inflation, deflation. No, this is not Economics 101. We will not be using the Bell Curve and doing some statistical analysis. No accounting, no spreadsheets. This is about footballs. DEFLATEGATE!

January 28, 2015 | | Sports


No. 17 West Virginia holds off Wildcats

MANHATTAN (AP) - Tarik Phillip matched a career-high 12 points and West Virginia, relying on its high-pressure defense, shut down Kansas State for a 65-59 victory Tuesday night.

January 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Charity drive nets thousands of items for local food banks

The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.

January 27, 2015 | | Business


Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unruh 1943 - 2015

NEODESHA - Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unrein died Jan. 24, 2015, at his home in Neodesha. Born Sept. 21, 1943, in La Crosse, he was the son of Jacob and Abby Unrein. He attended school in La Crosse. He was employed at a packing plant, roofing and construction and was a truck driver at Airosal Inc.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber 1931 - 2015

HAYS - Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber, 83, died Jan. 25, 2015, at Hays Medical Center. Born Dec. 19, 1931, in Great Bend, he was the son of Fred and Margaret (Mauler) Schreiber. On Sept. 27, 1952, he married Frances L. "Frankie" (Musick) in Hutchinson. She died April 3, 2012. He was director of fleet maintenance for Becker Corporation in El Dorado for 21 years. He also worked 11 years at Thompson Transport in McPherson. In 2008 he moved to Hays from Andover.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


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