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Panther Bowling teams headed to state

On Friday both Panther bowling teams punched their ticket for a return trip to the 5A-1A State Bowling Tournament. The Lady Panthers started off the day by finishing as the regional runner up in the 12 team tournament which was held at the Walnut Bowl. The Lady Panthers were narrowly defeated by Salina South by seven pins. Sophomore McKenzy Black led the Panthers with a team series high of 518. Following close behind were senior Abby Rose and sophomore Allie Brodrick, who each rolled a series of 514, and senior Addie Soukup's series of 507. Black's series earned ...

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Hoisington High School finishes 2nd at State Wrestling Tournament

The Hoisington High School Wrestling team ended their season this past weekend at the K.S.H.A.A. Class 1-3A State Wrestling tournament held in Hays. The team brought 10 kids to the meet with the expectation of bringing home hardware. Not too long ago when the senior class was freshmen they were able to bring home a second place trophy, but this time the expectations were one step higher. The ultimate goal for the team was to bring home the first place state trophy. When all the rounds were finished the team was able to almost achieve that ...

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Hoisington Forensics 3rd at Great Bend

The Hoisington High School forensics team placed third out of 8 schools at a forensics tournament at Great Bend High School recently.

March 03, 2015 | | Local News


Secret Benefits to Stupid Comments

An offensively stupid comment by influential and presumably smart people sometimes brings awareness to a subject that would otherwise be largely ignored.

March 03, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Olbermann: The Once and Former King

Keith Olbermann should be used to this by now. Two-bit, Class B second tier provocateurs can't be terribly surprised when they're disciplined for the umpteenth time. They thrive on reaction, court controversy and have a masterful way of turning justified castigation into unjustified persecution. Among this motley crew of the mediocre, Olbermann used to be king.

March 03, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Net Neutrality

March 03, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Barton season comes to early end with Region VI opening round loss

There is little doubt it wasn't a typical opening round game for a high seed. So to say it was a huge upset might be a bit of an over statement.

March 03, 2015 | | Community College


Barton women advance to Region VI quarterfinals

It didn't take long for the Barton Community College women's basketball team to squash thoughts of an upset to start the post-season.

March 03, 2015 | | Community College


Larned Juvenile honors employees, volunteer for service

LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) recently recognized the employees and volunteer of the quarter for the months of October, November, and December, 2014. These individuals were selected from nominations submitted by their peers; nominees are chosen based upon factors including job performance, dependability, competence, initiative, work ethic, and achievement.

March 03, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Betty R. Standlee 1926 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Betty R. Standlee, 88, died Feb. 28, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born Nov. 21, 1926, in Russell, she was the daughter of Carl W. and Beatrice S. (White) Kastrup. On Nov. 28, 1942, she married R. D. Standlee in Russell, He died on Dec. 31, 2007. A resident of Ellinwood since 1971, coming from Bristow, Okla., she was a homemaker.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wanda Jo Simmons

Wanda Jo Simmons, 61, died at Great Bend Regional Hospital on March 1. Funeral arrangements are pending with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for March 3, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 02, 2015 | | On the Record


Wanda Jo Simmons

GREAT BEND - Wanda Jo Simmons, 61, died at Great Bend Regional Hospital on March 1, 2015.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Area basketball substates

CLASS 5A GIRLS

March 02, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Blood drive set

Dear Editor,

March 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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Prairie fire

The smell and sight of spring burning on the Flint Hills evoked this childhood memory.

March 22, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo

As I was glancing at my calendar today, I realized that April is almost here. This year is really flying by! With the start of April, we will have the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo out at the Expo grounds just west of Great Bend. The 3 day event will have programs, vendors, and a chance to meet up and see what's new in farming and ranching. Together with K-State Research and Extension, Kansas Farm Management, and the Kansas Forest service, we will be giving informative lunch time programs at noon every day in Expo 3, so come ...

March 22, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Gonzaga moves on with 86-76 win over ND State

SEATTLE (AP) - For Gonzaga, it's on to the next round. For North Dakota State, it's back to the grocery store.

March 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Kevin Durant has foot pain, remains out

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.

March 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Duke and Virginia advance in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Duke started fast. Virginia finished strong.

March 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


State of Iowa takes over Seattle with pair of victories

SEATTLE (AP) - There was no caucus needed to decide this election. The two most impressive teams as the NCAA Tournament returned to Seattle for the first time in 11 years on Friday were from the state of Iowa.

March 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Football signee

March 21, 2015 | | Local Sports


No. 1 Kentucky beats Cincinnati

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Aaron Harrison scored 13 points, Trey Lyles added 11 with 11 rebounds and top-ranked Kentucky outworked eighth-seeded Cincinnati for a 64-51 victory Saturday to remain undefeated and reach the Sweet 16 for the second straight season.

March 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


STATE PRIDE

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - It took the NCAA Tournament to finally bring Kansas and Wichita State together.

March 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


More photos of Tot Spot

These images show the one of the musical elements that will be featured at the Tot Spot, and the alternate color choice. Vote for glue/green or pink/yellow on the Tot Spot Facebook page.

March 21, 2015 | | Local News


Michael ‘Mike’ Christians 1955-2015

LARNED – Michael "Mike" Christians, 60, died March 20, 2015 at Hays Medical Center.

March 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Deines Center to display SHPTV auction art

RUSSELL - The Smoky Hill Public Television Signature Auction is coming to the Deines Cultural Center.

March 21, 2015 | | Local News


​Augustine joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Joe Augustine has joined the company as a Substation Technician Apprentice II-1st 6 months in Great Bend.

March 21, 2015 | | Business


Xeriscaping encouraged at Garden Club meeting

At a recent Great Bend Garden Club meeting, Alicia Boor, the agriculture and natural resources agent for the Barton County Extension Service, presented an informative program entitled "Gardens for our Varying Climate." Armed with data from Kansas State University's Agricultural Research and Extension Services, Boor first described the serious lack of water facing many parts of the state and what is currently being done to help prevent the very probable water crisis that faces the whole state in the future. Although watering of gardens is only a small segment of the increasing water problem, Boor brought a wealth of ...

March 21, 2015 | | Club News


Model railroad group to hold swap meet

Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold a swap meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave, Great Bend.

March 21, 2015 | | Local News


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