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No. 4 Seminoles top Bulls

TAMPA, Fla. - EJ Manuel threw for 242 yards and a touchdown, helping Florida State remain unbeaten as it beats South Floria 30-17.

September 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


EduKan receives national award

Dr. Mark Sarver of eduKan delivered the afternoon session on the opening day at NUTN 2012.

September 29, 2012 | | Education


No. 9 Mountaineers outscore No. 25 Bears

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - No. 9 West Virginia and the Big 12, perfect together.

September 29, 2012 | | AP Sports


Red Raiders handle Cyclones in conference opener

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Texas Tech finally played somebody decent - on the road, no less.

September 29, 2012 | | AP Sports


No. 15 TCU beats SMU

DALLAS (AP) - Casey Pachall threw two touchdown passes, Jason Verrett had two interceptions and No. 15 TCU extended its FBS-best winning streak to 12 games by beating SMU 24-16 on Saturday night.

September 29, 2012 | | AP Sports


GBHS boys, girls finish fourth

JUNCTION CITY - Chon Chavez matched his personal best time on Saturday to lead Great Bend High School's boys' cross-country team to a fourth-place finish in Junction City.

September 29, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Lady Panthers capture first at McPherson

McPHERSON - The Great Bend High School girls' tennis team accomplished something that head coach Shannon Schartz hasn't seen in his 36 years.

September 29, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Big-play Oilers romp past Eagles

CLAFLIN - The Canton-Galva High School football team held an 8-0 lead after the first quarter, but Central Plains took the lead before halftime and never turned back in Eight-Man action on Friday night.

September 29, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Friday's high school football scores

Western Athletic Conference

September 29, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

September 28, 2012 | | On the Record


Hoisington Cardinal Core

HOISINGTON - This week's Hoisington High School's Cardinal Core winners are:

September 28, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington Municipal Court

Robert E. Bruns Jr., battery domestic violence, continued to Oct. 18

September 28, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood school numbers up

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood USD 355 school district is up 22 students in the district over the headcount from last year. That is almost a six percent increase.

September 28, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood Knights of Columbus hold breakfast

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd on Sunday, Oct. 7. Suggested donations are: 10 and older - $7, ages 6-9 is $3, and under 6 free. Proceeds will benefit people with intellectual disabilities. Sausage will also be for sale.

September 28, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


GBHS varsity debate team places first and Squad places third overall in sweepstakes

The Great Bend High School debate squad traveled seven two-person teams to two different tournaments on Sept. 22 and won six medals and a sweepstakes trophy.

September 28, 2012 | | Local News


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Check It Out!

There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.

January 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Sharp Shooters win tourney

The sixth grade Great Bend Sharp Shooters won the Dodge City Shoot-Out MAYB Basketball Tournament on Jan. 10. They went undefeated in the tournament beating Hays Arsenal, Liberal and Hays Tribe. Players from left to right: Cal Dunekack, Cole Streck, Jack Stelter, Matt Huslig, Drew Nicholson, Sam Hall, Kyler Feist and Devin Guesnier. Coaches are Mike Dunekack and Ryan Streck.

January 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Rodgers to meet ultimate match in Seattle’s vaunted defense

SEATTLE (AP) - Eventually, the paths of Green Bay and Seattle were going to cross again.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 9 Jayhawks fall to No. 11 Iowa State 86-81

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Naz Long scored 20 points and 11th-ranked Iowa State held off No. 9 Kansas 86-81 on Saturday night, recording back-to-back wins over the Jayhawks for the first time in 14 years.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Luck looking to take next big step in career

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


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