Everyone has a story about getting ripped off by an airline, abused by the phone company, or hosed at the department of motor vehicles.
Dear Editor, When you realize that 95 percent of the worlds consumers live outside our borders, it is clear that international trade is vital to a vibrant U.S. economy. Trade supports American jobs plain and simple. Agricultural exports alone supported about 1.1 million American jobs last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture farmers, ranchers, truckers, exporters and more. Every $1 billion in agricultural exports supports over 8,400 jobs. The entire U.S. economy depends ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Bubba Starling is just like everybody else who follows the Kansas City Royals - eager to see how good he can be.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The defending AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs experienced a crash course in the NFL during their three weeks at Missouri Western State University.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon hit a three-run home run, Billy Butler added a contested solo shot and the Kansas City Royals survived a harrowing ninth inning to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Wednesday night and avoid a three-game sweep.
BURDETT - Cecil Raymond Steffen, 84, died Aug. 16, 2011 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned.
MANHATTAN (AP) - A jailed University of Miami booster who claims to have provided cars, cash, prostitutes and other impermissible benefits to 72 athletes told Yahoo! Sports two current Kansas State players were among the recipients.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Former Miami coach Larry Coker said Wednesday that NCAA investigators haven't contacted him amid allegations that players on his Hurricanes teams were treated to sex parties, cars and lavish gifts from a booster who is now in prison.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - The NCAA said Wednesday it has been investigating the relationship between a convicted Ponzi scheme artist and the University of Miami for five months, and the allegations - if true - show the need for "serious and fundamental change" in college sports.
MERRIAM - Joan C. Hicks, 81, of Merriam, Kan., passed away July 28, at Trinity Nursing Home in Merriam. She was born Dec. 2, 1929 in St. John.
GREAT BEND - Larry A. Reiser, 71, was received into the loving arms of his heavenly Father August 17, 2011 at his home in Independence, Mo.
Barton County Sheriff's Office Aug. 12 service call log A semi-trailer loaded with hay rolled on West K-4 at NW 110 Road at 8:85 a.m. The driver was not injured. He said he lost control of the rig on the curves west of Hoisington and went into the ditch. The road was not blocked. Kansas Highway Patrol responded. A vehicle hit a deer on SE 70 Ave. and SE 20 Road ...
The Barton County Sheriff Reserves will host their ninth annual Kids Camp on Aug. 27 at the BCSO Range. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to boys and girls 8-14 years old. Applications will be accepted Thursday and Friday at the Sheriff's Office. The telephone number is 620-793-1876. The day's activities will include: • Kansas Highway Patrol Rollover Car • Gun ...
The potency of the Ringwald family's hard work and dedication to Barton Community College and the BCC Foundation in recent years has not gone unnoticed. Michel and Linda Ringwald, along with their three sons and families, Chad and Angie, Chris and Cari, and Justin, were named honorary co-chairs of the BCC Foundation's upcoming 33rd Annual Big Benefit Auction, which takes place Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Highland Hotel ...
TOPEKA –Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Wednesday announced grants for more than 900 agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations, including two area farmers. Vilsack made the announcement as part of President Obama's rural economic bus tour in the Midwest where today he highlighted efforts underway to reduce our country's dependence on foreign oil, which will increase the economic competitiveness of rural America ...
Helen Hickel, fail to yield, court costs $55.50
KOC to hold breakfast buffet
ELLINWOOD -"The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey. When waves of beings who only look human overrun the earth, the Earth's last survivors have scattered to stay alive. When Cassie meets Evan Walker, he may be her only hope for rescuing her brother, or even saving herself. But can she trust a stranger in this dangerous world?
Those who donated money and time, and played in the golf tournament collaborated to raise more than $45,000 for local cancer patients. The recent St. Rose Auction & Golf Classic proceeds will benefit the Heartland Cancer Center Patient Care Fund.
The monthly Barton County Historical Society meeting scheduled for Monday evening, Nov. 25, has been canceled.
Rosewood Ranch horse therapy instructor Melinda Suppes took part in a grueling exam last May in Loveland, Colo. She endured four days of a workshop, written testing and field work, all with the goal of becoming a certified instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. It wasn't until more than five months later that she learned the results of her exam.
Derek Fredrick thought if the buckets were "poppin' pink" they would draw a lot of attention. And if the results of a recent fundraiser are any indication, he was right.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will depart from its regular schedule in December. The group usually meets each month on the first Tuesdays, from 2-3 p.m., and third Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend.
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