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Ethel “Mae” Ricketts 1961 - 2012

RUSSELL - Ethel "Mae" Ricketts, 50, died March 25 at her home in Russell. Born Nov. 20, 1961 in Sterling, Colo., she was the daughter of Charles and Tonya Jane (Tootle) Denning. In 1981 she was married to Richard Ricketts in Great Bend. A resident of Russell, she was an LPN at various hospitals. She liked crocheting, quilting and reading.

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ellinwood SJS

March 26, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood students to have 'Hunger Games

Ellinwood Middle and High School staff are using pop-culture to promote community and literacy throughout their school as they plan their first Hunger Games Day for Wednesday, March 28.

March 26, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


KU topples Tar Heels to advance to Final Four

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Nothing personal, Roy.

March 25, 2012 | | NCAA Tournament


Woods finally wins major after 30 months

RLANDO, Fla. (AP) - His ball safely over the water, Tiger Woods walked toward the 18th green Sunday as he had done over the last 30 months on the PGA Tour, with one big difference.

March 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kentucky dominates Baylor, bound for New Orleans

ATLANTA - Kentucky could've cut the nets down at halftime.

March 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


The table is set for The Big Easy

One game is a grudge match between teams that know each other all too well. The other is a rare rematch between virtual strangers.

March 25, 2012 | By Eddie Pells The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Funding Opportunity for Forestry Projects

By Robert Atchison, Rural Forestry Program Coordinator

March 25, 2012 | | Agriculture


Great Bend Middle School Third Quarter Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll-All A's

March 25, 2012 | | Education


Randy Myers running for re-election

Randy Myers is running for re election for the city council position in the fourth ward. Randy has served in the position since 2006 and has served for six years or three terms. Randy has made many changes in Great Bend by bringing issues to the attention of the public. Randy made an issue of the condition of our city streets, the way the zoo was being run, and the way bids were being accepted. Because of this changes were made and the streets are being worked on, the Zoo has a new director and we are closer to being ...

March 25, 2012 | | Local News


American Legion Post #128 to host reunion/dinner

The 17th Annual Kansas Iwo Jima Reunion and Dinner was founded by the late Walt Vincent in 1996. This is the inaugural year to include other World War II veterans. The event will be on May 5 at the Arden H. McKee American Legion Post #128, 108 East Garfield in Sterling, The door will open at 2:30 p.m. for refreshments and viewing of memorabilia. All veterans are invited and encouraged to bring personal memorabilia.

March 25, 2012 | | Club News


Thomas Boor running for City Council

Thomas Boor is running for City County of the Third Ward in Great Bend. Thomas was born and raised in Great Bend and graduated in 1983 from Great Bend High School. After graduation he served in the United States Navy. Following his service he attended Devry Institute of Technology in Kansas City.

March 25, 2012 | | Local News


BCARSP meeting

The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at the Club at Stone Ridge at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 9. President Rose Kelly called the meeting to order and led the flag salute. Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. Forty-eight members and two guests, Joyce Weeden and Doneida Baker, were present. Rose introduced visitors Judy Jones, District IV KARSP Director; and her husband, Max Jones.

March 25, 2012 | | Club News


What a soil does

Last week featured an extremely condensed version on the formation of soils. Now let's briefly examine the roles of soil in our world. First, broad definitions of the soil are helpful. Soil can be defined as the skin of the earth or the area of exchange between the earth and the atmosphere. The soil is also defined as a dynamic, living organism consisting of organic and inorganic components. While soil profiles (the vertical extent of the soil) vary in depth from inches to over ten feet, let's assume a depth of 3 feet. The distance from the earth ...

March 25, 2012 | | Agriculture


Animal health breakthrough: Research uncovers genetic marker that could help control, eliminate Prrs

A collaborative discovery involving Kansas State University researchers may improve animal health and save the U.S. pork industry millions of dollars each year.

March 25, 2012 | | Agriculture


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Quarterbacking Congress

I'm not a huge fan of John Boehner.

January 11, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Check It Out!

The following books are among the top ten checked out at Ellinwood School/Community Library.

January 11, 2015 | | Local News


Beware of counterfeiters’ who hand off fake NFL goods

During the playoff season fans' enthusiasm often manifests itself in the form of purchases of a favorite team's merchandise. The lead up to the Super Bowl gets emotions high – and prices can seem high as well. So many go searching for bargains. Unfortunately, some of those "bargains" that can be so alluring are cheaper for a reason: they are fakes. That means the workmanship and the materials used in their manufacture will be of inferior quality, making that "great deal" quickly turn into a rip-off.

January 11, 2015 | | Sports


Toastmasters Club being formed

A new Toastmasters club is being formed in Great Bend. Newcomers are welcome. Meetings are from 6 to 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday's of each month at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St., Great Bend. For more info contact Krystal Barnes, 620-639-4384.

January 11, 2015 | | Club News


Farmers ready to juggle acreage mix in 2015

Record crops and low prices have farmers embracing change in 2015, with acreage shifts continuing to move fields from corn to soybeans, according to the latest Farm Futures survey.

January 11, 2015 | | Agriculture


Christmas decorations were outstanding

Dear Editor,

January 11, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Air Force Airman Cordell W. Merten graduates

Air Force Airman Cordell W. Merten graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

January 11, 2015 | | Local Life


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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