Barton County Sheriff
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.
Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Americans were faced with difficult questions, like "How could this happen?" "Why did it happen?" and "Who is responsible?"
MANHATTAN (AP) - The most encouraging statistic for Frank Martin this week had nothing to do with field goal percentage, assist-to-turnover ratios or rebounding margin.
There will be a report on the residence halls when the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, the seminar room of the Fine Arts Building. The board will also hear a report on personal enrichment of students, which is one of the ends monitored by the college.
At least five whooping cranes are believed to be spending the winter in south-central Kansas, according to sightings being monitored by staff from both Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms State Wildlife Area. Although some sightings have been on either Cheyenne Bottoms or Quivira, most have been on private lands in the surrounding region. The endangered whooping cranes, in three separate groups, include a family group of three (2 adults and one juvenile), a lone juvenile bird, and a single adult that has primarily been observed within a large flock of Sandhill Cranes.
HOISINGTON - A planning meeting for the Hoisington Garden will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Fellowship Hall of the Hoisington, First United Methodist Church at 467 West 3rd
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood After Prom Parents will be taking orders for bierocks made by Wheatland Café until Tuesday, Feb. 7. All orders placed will be need to be picked up at the Ellinwood Homecoming basketball games on Tuesday, Feb. 14 no later than 6 p.m. Contact Shelly Churchill at 620-786-5465 or Jolene Snell at 620-564-3312 to place your order and for any additional information.
HOISINGTON – "Underage drinking needs to stop." That's the message a group of concerned parents and community members are working to spread throughout Barton County.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by KSNC - TV3, 482 North Highway 281, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Erin Powers and Scott Donovan. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Hoisington Municipal Court Docket - Jan. 5
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
MANHATTAN - There have been a number of videos interviewing people concerning their knowledge of historical and political information. This method of interviewing started with Jay Leno. It was then picked up by Sean Hannity, and later by several others. The results are both interesting and concerning.
The International Spy Academy is a Vacation Bible School where kids get to be special agents for God, according to sponsors at Community Christian Church in Great Bend. This Vacation Bible School starts Sunday and will be offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 20-24 at the church, located at 253 NE 30 Road, just east of Barton Community College. It is intended for children who have completed kindergarten, through middle school.
"BARTON DYNASTY: Hunting for Bucks" is the theme for the 36th Annual Barton Foundation Big Benefit Auction, which this year's honorary co-chairs, Toby and Kristy Hogan, find rather fitting as the owners of the hunting service, "Central Kansas Whitetails." Only the "bucks" being hunted in this case are green, have presidents' faces on them and they help local students pay tuition at Barton Community College.
Two more photos from Wedsday's Glow Party at the Great Bend Public Library.
An Otis woman was injured Tuesday evening on a Barton County road, 4 miles north and 3 miles west of Galatia.
The Kansas Department of Commerce announced this week that 25 nonprofit organizations, including the Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation, will share $4.13 million in tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program. Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for various projects.
An attempted fraud was reported to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Someone called a Barton County resident saying her grandson was in trouble in New Mexico and needed help. The woman hung up before finding out what kind of "help" was wanted, and instead called her grandson, who said he was fine.
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