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New law waives college tuition for high school students

High school students are now eligible for tuition-free career technical education courses, under a bill recently signed by Gov. Sam Brownback.

July 26, 2012 | | News


Out with the old ...

From new bathrooms to shiny, automatic sliding doors, Barton Community College's Student Union has received multiple major renovations over the past several months and the public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony and enjoy refreshments at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 in the Student Union.

July 26, 2012 | | News


Library Teen Department party is Saturday

The Teen Department at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will have its final party for summer reading at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28. The party is open to anyone in grades 7-12.

July 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Collin Raye's September concert date changed

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Collin Raye concert date has been changed to Sept. 20. This Golden Belt Community Concert Association programs was originally set for Sept. 29.

July 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Larned Nazarene Church concert features Jill Christensen Smith

LARNED - At the Larned Church of the Nazarene, a month with five Sundays means it's time for a musical celebration. On this fifth Sunday in July, the church will feature the musical talents of Jill Christensen Smith singing songs of encouragement and worship. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this free event at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 29. The church is located at 1024 Broadway, the corner of Broadway and East 11th St.

July 26, 2012 | | Religion


Church briefs

Pawnee Rock Christian Church announces programs

July 26, 2012 | | Religion


Operation Overoard mission

The children that attended Operation Overboard Vacation Bible School are shown here with items that were donated to the Golden Belt Humane Society as their mission for the week. They raised over $110 and collected 71 items. Throughout the week children enjoyed underwater adventures with Bible stories, magical science experiments, fun recreation games, creative crafts, yummy snacks and uplifting worship music with lots of dancing. They even got the chance to meet Ocho, the entertaining and witty octopus. Churches involved in the fun week were First Congregational United Church of Christ as host church, Trinity United Methodist, First United Methodist ...

July 26, 2012 | | Religion


Parallels in history evident

I was recently reading an account of the period of our history from 1900 until 1939. I saw some interesting things that I had not realized before. Then I saw that we could learn something very important here.

July 26, 2012 | Frankly Speaking by Frank Clark | Religion


'Cool' technology gift helps special needs students

An idea that was born at Sunflower Diversified Services has resulted in new technology for children with special needs in USD 428. The non-profit agency's Foundation donated two iPads to the school district and the project is exceeding expectations, organizers said.

July 26, 2012 | | News


Eston Piland 1928 - 2012

MACKSVILLE - Eston Piland, 83, died July 25 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Born Aug. 20, 1928 in Macksville, he was the son of Russell H. and Alta M. (Dykes) Piland. A resident of Great Bend for eleven years, he lived most of his life in Macksville where he was a farmer and stockman and a graduate of Macksville High School. On April 26, 1950, he married Patty R. (Standish) in Hutchinson. She survives of the home.

July 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Abby Louise Trapp Prescott 1989 - 2012

LARNED – Abby Louise Trapp Prescott, 22, died July 25 at Larned. She was born Nov. 6, 1989, at Great Bend, the daughter of Louis and Loretta Torrez Trapp. A 2008 graduate of Larned High School, she was the Outstanding Girl Athlete & Football Homecoming Queen. A lifetime area resident, she was most recently employed by USD 495 as a paraprofessional until her health prevented her from working.

July 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Why weather happens

With the background over the last few columns, let's try and make a little sense of what weather is and why we receive the weather we do. Please, this is just a very condensed version so if you something doesn't make sense or you would like more information, e-mail me at martinv@bartonccc.edu. As we do this remember equilibrium, lowest energy state, gradients, moving from higher to lower, and the three-dimensional nature of our weather.

July 26, 2012 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture


A big jolt

July 26, 2012 | | Local News


A helping hand

July 26, 2012 | | Local News


Non-lawyers have interest in District Judge

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


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Donald Maynard Beers Jr. 1963 - 2015

Donald Maynard Beers Jr., 52, died Aug. 20, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born July 10, 1963, he was the son of Donald ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Hoisington woman hurt when car is rear-ended

HESSTON - A Hoisington resident was injured when the car she was riding in was rear-ended at 7:38 a.m. Monday on Interstate 135, 1 ...

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


​Driver receives injuries from airbags

HOISINGTON - A motorist was injured when the vehicle she was driving hit a deer at 8:34 p.m. Sunday on K-4, about 4 miles ...

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Two injured in rollover

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a one-vehicle accident at 1:05 p.m. Sunday in the 10 block of NW 30 Road ...

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Former Wildcat Nelson hurt as Packers fall to Steelers 24-19

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jordy Nelson caught the ball, spun and prepared to dart downfield.

August 24, 2015 | WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals string together bizarre rally

BOSTON- One of the craziest ninth innings of the season unfolded in the Royals' 8-6 win over the Red Sox on a misty Sunday afternoon ...

August 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Upcoming programs

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, The K-State Research and Extension Agricultural Research Center in Hays will be hosting their annual Fall Crop Seminar. The event will ...

August 23, 2015 | | Agriculture


CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions employees attain ASPPA designation

Matt Morgenstern and Kendra Kaiser of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QKA (Qualified 401(k ...

August 23, 2015 | | Business


Jump Start Your Day with Breakfast

While much of the programming I develop is directed toward adults, I also enjoy sharing information with children of all ages. Nothing pleases me more ...

August 23, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area Information Night

The annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area Information Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The KWEC ...

August 23, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas farmers encouraged to be proactive in wheat disease control

Kansas farmers are encouraged to be especially cognizant during wheat planting season to select wheat varieties with high resistance to fungal diseases as well as ...

August 23, 2015 | | Agriculture


Here Comes Fall!!!

The air is different. The tomato plants are changing to a different production mode. School has started. Shore birds are migrating with more urgency through ...

August 23, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


New Perspectives on life arrive at the Atlanta airport

A long time ago, when I was a student at KU I had a friend who, at the moment something peculiar happened to us while ...

August 23, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


The Wetland Explorer

About this time last year, I introduced the term zugunruhe (pronounced zue-gun-rue) to you in our Wetland Explorer column. This word is used in the ...

August 23, 2015 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local News


Planting the Next Crop of Farmers

The official end of summer in Kansas is really the start of school. Most public schools are now in session and Barton Community College started ...

August 23, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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