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Why Does It Matter?

This is finals week at Barton and many of the other colleges around the state. For instructors it's time to evaluate what students learned over the last semester. For students it's time for that one last push to maintain or raise their grades. While faculty see testing as a method to evaluate learning and adjust accordingly, students often see testing as a way to be tortured. Students focus on the grade while faculty focus on learning. In agriculture, as in most curriculums, it is a process of providing the building blocks that provide a foundation on which to ...

May 12, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Play safe on the farm

The dream of many young farm boys and girls is to ride on a tractor. For a youngster, the mammoth tractor epitomizes raw power, responsibility and coming of age.

May 12, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


“Celebrate Wheat” Quilt Block Challenge announced

The theme for the 2013 Barton County Fair quilt block challenge is "Celebrate Wheat." Coordinated by members of the Central Kansas Thread Benders quilt guild, the contest is open to anyone who sews. Kits are available for pick up for $3 at the Barton County Extension Office, 1800 12th Street in Great Bend. Each kit contains two fat eighths of fabric. Each of these fabrics must be used in the final block as well as other fabrics. A total of 34 kits will be available on a first come first served basis. Finished blocks must be entered by noon on ...

May 12, 2013 | | Local Life


Pacers put down Knicks for 2-1 series lead

INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Paul George had 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assist to lead the Pacers past New York 82-71 Saturday night in Game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Pirates topple Mets

NEW YORK - Francisco Liriano struck out nine and pitched into the sixth inning to win his debut with Pittsburgh and help the Pirates beat the New York Mets 11-2.

May 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Pettitte, Yankees edge Royals 3-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Pettitte finally stopped beating himself up long enough to look at video of his past couple of outings, subpar efforts by any stretch and certainly his own lofty standards.

May 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lady Panthers to play Hays

The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team travels to Hays on Tuesday to play an opening-round game of a Class 5A regional tournament

May 11, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Oilers capture third place at state tourney

HILLSBORO - Central Plains High School brought a young team, but the Oilers came through for a third-place finish at the Class 3-1A state tennis tournament on Saturday to take home some hardware.

May 11, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Eagles lead area teams at Mid-Central Activities Association meet

HAYS - It was Thomas More Prep Marian that ruled Thursday's Mid-Central Activities Association track and field meet.

May 11, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Cubs chase Strasburg in fifth en route to 8-2 win over Nationals

WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg fell apart after one of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's two errors and wound up dropping his fifth consecutive decision as the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 8-2 Saturday.

May 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


S.R.C.A. Drag Strip draws national eye

In its 60th year, the drag strip at Great Bend honors not only it's anniversary but also its national publicity.

May 11, 2013 | | Local Sports


Lingmerth leads at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Tiger Woods was surrounded by four rows of fans who stood shoulder-to-shoulder, curious to see how he was going to escape from the trees on the second hole at The Players Championship. Cheers erupted when he pulled out a 5-wood, a risky shot off the pine straw through a 15-foot gap of pines.

May 11, 2013 | By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Lady Oilers win league title

ST. JOHN - The Central Plains High School girls' track and field team won a Central Prairie League title on Thursday.

May 11, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Blue Jays take lead in ninth to beat Red Sox

BOSTON - Adam Lind hit a tiebreaking homer off Boston closer Junichi Tazawa leading off the ninth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

May 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Grizzlies take 2-1 series lead over Thunder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Grizzlies call it grit and grind, and it got them through another ugly game.

May 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Hickel — Klaus

Curtis Hickel of Great Bend and Robin Hickel of Claflin announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurel Hickel, to Austin Klaus, son of Brad and ...

August 16, 2015 | | Engagements


Kaiser 25th

Kathy and Steve Kaiser of Great Bend will celebrate their 25th anniversary on the beach in Aruba.

August 16, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Barnes 50th

Tom and Linda Barnes will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 21, with a card shower. The couple will celebrate in September with a gathering ...

August 16, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Hoisington — Orth

Matt and Mary Hoisington of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Hoisington of Hays, to Miles Orth of Hays, son of Mark ...

August 16, 2015 | | Engagements


Elmer Maier 90th

Elmer Maier of Russell will celebrate his 90th birthday with a Come and Go reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Aug ...

August 16, 2015 | | Birthdays


Skinner —

Melanie Weiser and Aaron Skinner were united in marriage on June 27, at Amelia Island, Fla. in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev ...

August 16, 2015 | | Weddings


LaMunyon — Suchy

Amy Heath and Mary Arnett, mother and grandmother of Brandi Lea LaMunyon announce her engagement to John Matthew Suchy, son of John and Lisa Suchy ...

August 16, 2015 | | Engagements


Chegwidden 50th

Dennis and Dorothy Chegwidden of Lewisville, Texas, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 29, with their family.

August 16, 2015 | | Anniversaries


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