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James J. “Jim” Schumacher 1937- 2012

RUSSELL - James J. "Jim" Schumacher, 75, of Russell died on March 24 at the Russell Regional Hospital. Born on Feb. 28, 1937 in Park, he was the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Stecklein) Schumacher. He grew up and attended the country school near Grainfield. Later, he joined the United States Navy during the post Korean War era. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Geneva Schmidt on Oct. 7, 1961 in Grinnell. From this union they were blessed with four children Shelly, Tod, Bruce and Brian. Jim was a skilled carpenter and was owner and operator ...

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


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


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