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Chiefs hire Heck as new O-line coach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Reid is putting the final touches on his first coaching staff in Kansas City, hiring former Jaguars offensive line coach Andy Heck to fulfill the same duty with the Chiefs.

January 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Mustangs top Larned

ST. JOHN - Macksville High School's boys' basketball team pulled away from Larned in the final eight minutes to tuck away a 62-44 victory.

January 17, 2013 | | Prep Sports


'Sister Moon' to be shown at convent

Dominican Sisters of Peace will show the 1972 motion picture "Sister Moon" at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the auditorium of the Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave. A freewill donation is requested. Refreshments and discussion will follow the movie.

January 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Claflin UMC to hold Groundhog Pancake Supper

CLAFLIN - The Claflin United Methodist Church will hold its 52nd annual Groundhog & Pancake Supper from 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the church, located at Third and Hamilton St. Delivery for shut-ins can be arranged by calling 620-587-3505 or 620-587-3435. Freewill donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go toward the mission work of the church.

January 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Hearts Aflame Women's Conference set

Surrendered Family Ministries will host the 7th Annual Hearts Aflame Women's Conference on Saturday, Feb 2. All women and young ladies are invited to come and take part, said Michelle Gwin, event coordinator.

January 17, 2013 | | Religion


McClellan Singing Sisters coming to 1st Street Church of God in Hoisington

HOISINGTON - The McClellan Singing Sisters will present a sacred concert during this Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service at the First Street Church of God, 601 East First St., in Hoisington, the Rev. Dick Ogle said.

January 17, 2013 | | Religion


Sweet Honey in the Rock sings for a better world

NORTH NEWTON - The internationally renowned women's a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock comes to Bethel College's Memorial Hall stage as the third concert in the 2012-13 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series.

January 17, 2013 | | Religion


Historical Society will show statehood program

The Barton County Historical Society will celebrate Kansas Day by showing the video "Astra per Aspera – Kansas: Territory to Statehood" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the museum.

January 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Ellinwood soup sampler announced

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a soup sampler from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St. Several varieties of soup will be available to sample for a freewill donation. Meal includes dessert and drink. Proceeds go to K of C Scholarship Fund.

January 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for Jan. 18, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

January 17, 2013 | | On the Record


Clean Line planning open houses

HOUSTON – Clean Line Energy Partners is hosting two weeks of public open house meetings in Kansas inviting community members and landowners to learn about the Grain Belt Express Clean Line transmission project. During these meetings, Clean Line staff members will discuss potential routing options for the high voltage direct current electric transmission line project and provide the public an opportunity to provide feedback.

January 17, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


​William “Frank” Moore 1940-2013

WICHITA - William "Frank"Moore, 72, died Wednesday, Jan. 16. Born in 1940, he was the son of Jess and Jesse (Hartman) Moore. He worked for Farmers Co-op Union, Bushton Branch.

January 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Richard Joel Zamarripa 1955-2013

SAPULPA, Okla. – Richard Joel Zamarripa, 57, died Jan. 14, 2013 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla.

January 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Unity Service

The Barton County Association of Churches will offer a prayer service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan., 20 at the First Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 24th and Washington St. in Great Bend. Each pastor in the 38 churches in Great Bend has received an invitation, and sponsors hope to have at least one representative from every church.

January 17, 2013 | | Religion


Debt Ceiling

January 17, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


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Former GBHS wrestler qualifies for NJCAA Wrestling Nationals

Former Great Bend High School wrestler Zachary Schridde qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Wrestling Nationals in the 133-pound weight class. Schridde placed fourth for the Pratt Beavers on Feb. 14, at the West Central District Regionals hosted by Colby Community College. Eight colleges participated including colleges from Oklahoma and Arkansas. Pratt Community College Beavers qualified a total of seven of their nine wrestlers for the National Tournament on Feb. 27-28, held in Des Moines, Iowa. The Pratt Beavers are coached by Ken Kepley.

February 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Barton splits at Western Nebraska after games moved

The home opener was put on hold. Due to the weather expected in Great Bend over the weekend, the Barton Community College baseball team switched venues for its 4-game series.

February 17, 2015 | | Community College


Cougars take game on road; sweep Allen to move to 6-0

After rolling to a 4-0 start at home to start the 2015 season, the Barton Community College softball team hit the road for the first time Saturday. And it wasn't a short trip either. The Cougars traveled to far southeast corner of the state to battle Allen County in Iola.

February 17, 2015 | | Community College


BCC PTK Academic all stars honored in Topeka

Six students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team, during an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka.

February 16, 2015 | | News


Kenneth Dean Likes 1932-2015

Kenneth Dean Likes, 82, died Feb 15 at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born Sept. 1, 1932,at Brownell, he was the son of William Bryan and Mary Tee (Smotherman) Likes.

February 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lyle J. Lang 1942 - 2015

Lyle J. Lang, 73, died Feb. 15, at his home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 15, 1942, in Great Bend, he was the son of Frank and Gertrude (Eckert) Lang. On Oct. 24, 1966, he married Nancy Weber in Great Bend. They later divorced. A lifetime area resident, he was a truck driver for Meadow Gold Dairy, Santa Fe Trucking and Kansas Brick and Tile.

February 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for Feb. 17, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 16, 2015 | | On the Record


​Great Bend man injured when van hits tree

A Great Bend man was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita late Monday morning after a one-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, 2 miles south of Great Bend. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 11:57 a.m.

February 16, 2015 | | News


Barton Community College honor roll

Barton Community College has named 225 students to the President's List for the fall 2014 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.

February 15, 2015 | | Education


Walking School Bus

USD 428 won't be running school bus routes to get children to school anytime soon, but this spring it will be implementing the Walking School Bus program at each of its five elementary schools.

February 15, 2015 | | Local News


Please Go Away™ Vacations wins dual travel awards

The dual awards of "Top Group Agency" and "Top Group Agent" were recently presented to Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations as an organization and Paula Axman individually, by Collette Vacations. District Sales Manager Jordan Marx traveled to Great Bend and presented the awards in recognition of outstanding 2014 promotion and personal service of Collette's products in the arranging and conducting of one-of-a-kind value added travel experiences throughout North America and the rest of the world.

February 15, 2015 | | Business


Registration open for Kansas Rural Center “Women in Farming” risk management education workshop

Registration is open for the first in a series of four "women only" Women in Farming Risk Management Education workshops to be hosted by the Kansas Rural Center during the spring and summer of 2015. All four of the workshops in KRC's "Women in Farming" series will highlight the opportunities and the challenges women face as they implement new enterprises on existing farms, begin farming or take over family operations, or just try to adopt new practices and enterprises with their families.

February 15, 2015 | | Agriculture


Preceptor Pi donates to Makinna Foundation and Kans for Kids

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi presented monetary donations in January to the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation, established to help families with special-needs children, and Kans for Kids, which provides funding to help families with children living with cancer. In addition, members gave donations of food to the Barton County Food Bank.

February 15, 2015 | | Club News


Ellinwood High/Middle School Honor Roll

3.2 GPA and above with no D's, F's or I's

February 15, 2015 | | Education


Hoisington School Menu

Lunch

February 15, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


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