LARNED - The Jordaan Foundation Inc. has awarded five Jordaan Scholars awards for the 2011-2012 school year to Larned High School's Ivan Garcia II, Tyler Gleason, Shanna Prescott and Karlee Rainbolt, and Katherine Ann Karst of Pawnee Heights High School.
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LARNED - Larned High School's Kara Amon and Liberty Turner and Sarah Hales of Pawnee Heights High School have been awarded Cliff and Nina Fell Foundation Scholarships. The 2011 scholarships provide $2,000 each for the three winners to be used in attending a Kansas college or university.
Sometime between 1 p.m. on May 1 and 2 p.m. on May 3, a burglary occurred at a drilling rig owned by Petromark Drilling.
Randy Smith, director of the Criminal Justice program at Barton Community College, will present a free educational program at 1 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Smith will talk about crime scene investigation, home protection and personal safety.
Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will provide ice cream and cookies at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at its ice cream social. For more information call the Senior Center, 792-3906.
Professor Jim Hoy from Emporia State University will present the program, "Home on the Range: Kansas Folklore," at the Barton County Historical Society.
Habitat for Humanity of Barton County volunteers hope to raise at least $8,000 for their next building project with Habitat's third annual golf tournament, June 18. Hole sponsorships and team registration are being sought now, tournament organizer Matt Hiss said.
The Family Crisis Center Inc. is one of 10 organizations that will benefit from a recent fundriaser by Kansas Department of Corrections employees.
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The time is drawing near to claim a piece of Great Bend High School history.
LARNED - At the beginning of the school year, the members of the theater organization at Larned High School, Over Actor's Anonymous, talked about producing the first-ever LHS variety show for their student body.
LARNED - As spring cleaning season gets under way, the Fort Larned Lions Club is asking people to look through drawers and closets for old unwanted eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle for Sight Program.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin is recovering at home after being treated for blood clots that formed after a recent knee surgery.
LIBERAL - The Barton Community College women's basketball team started off slow, but Seward County got off to a slow start as well.
LIBERAL - The usually potent shooters for the Barton Community College men's basketball team were uncharacteristically quiet from the outside against Seward County on Wednesday night.
OTIS - The Otis-Bison High School boys' basketball team put the game away down the stretch, outscoring Macksville 16-7 in the final quarter.
SOCHI, Russia - Julie Chu remembers watching the U.S. Olympic women's hockey team win the gold medal at the Nagano Games in 1998, when she was in high school.
CHICAGO - Fred VanVleet scored 22 points on perfect shooting and No. 3 Wichita State beat Loyola of Chicago 88-74 on Wednesday night to remain the only unbeaten team in major college basketball.
A man convicted of aggravated battery in Ellsworth County will be eligible for a parole hearing in April, for possible release on May 1. Curtis Lee Bentley, 53, is currently housed in the El Dorado Correctional Facility where his custody level is high-medium. He was incarcerated in 2008.
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It's easy to imagine an arena full of Phish fans raising and waving their lighters to honor US Attorney General Eric Holder for suggesting the feds might help states that legalize pot by allowing dispensaries to utilize banking services. Way to go, Super AG. That's so incredibly righteous of you.
Sandy Kress, the controversial testing lobbyist, is leading a new raid on school taxes. This month he registered to lobby for Amplify, the company that wants to replace textbooks with tablet computers, positioning him to grab some of the hundreds of millions of dollars Education Sec. Arne Duncan is offering to create pre-K tests. Despite a nationwide backlash against high-stakes testing, your tax dollars are now going to developing standardized tests for 4-year-olds, and Kress is ready to cash in.