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January 10, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


It’s a matter of class

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

January 10, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Watch Out for the Right Hook

January 10, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


The Republican Race for Non-Compassionate Conservatism

Will the Republican Party's 2012 national rout have an impact? Will it become more a moderate (excuse the "dirty" word) conservative party that tries to inch back to George W. Bush's stated goal of a more "compassionate conservatism" that would appeal to growing, Democratic-inclined demographics? As Tony Soprano said: "Fuhgeddaboudit!"

January 10, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Lady Tigers rout Lady Eagles, 54-24

ELLINWOOD - The St. John High School Lady Tigers, who are ranked No. 3 in Class 1A Division-I in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, jumped ahead 21-4 in the first quarter.

January 09, 2013 | | Prep Sports


GBHS rolls at Wichita Collegiate

WICHITA - The Great Bend girls' and boys' bowling teams dominated Wednesday afternoon's competition hosted by Wichita Collegiate.

January 09, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Panthers finish third at Manhattan swim meet

MANHATTAN - After nearly a month out of the water, the Great Bend High School boys' swim team finished third at a Manhattan meet on Wednesday night.

January 09, 2013 | | Prep Sports


No one elected to Hall of Fame for first time since 1996

NEW YORK - No one was elected to the Hall of Fame this year. When voters closed the doors to Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, they also shut out everybody else.

January 09, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 6 Jayhawks handle Iowa State in overtime, 97-89

LAWRENCE - Ben McLemore came around a screen set by Travis Releford, took a pass from Elijah Johnson and then let a 3-pointer rip from well beyond the arc as the final seconds ticked away.

January 09, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Driver captured after pursuit

Cory A. Little, Great Bend, was arrested early Tuesday following a pursuit that started at NW 20 Ave. and NW 70 Road, and ended in the 3000 block of Broadway Ave. in Great Bend. The incident occurred around 3:20 a.m. when a Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to stop the vehicle. After reaching speeding over 90 mph in the county, the driver reportedly ran stop signs and avoided tire spikes and was traveling 60 mph in town until the vehicle went into a ditch at 18th and Jackson. Little ran on foot and was caught by ...

January 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Miller preliminary hearing rescheduled

The preliminary hearing for the woman suspected of stealing funds from the now defunct Central Prairie Honor Flights program has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. on Feb. 7 in Barton County District Court. With no judge available on Jan. 3, the preliminary hearing for LaVeta Diane Miller could not take place as scheduled. Miller is charged with two counts of theft between $25,000 and $100,000, from Central Prairie RC&D in Great Bend, which administered the nonprofit program that provided World War II veterans with free trips to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C ...

January 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Ellsworth woman injured

ELLSWORTH - An Ellsworth woman was taken to the hospital on Tuesday after the sport utility vehicle she was driving was rear-ended by a pickup on K-156 and Kunkle Drive in Ellsworth.

January 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Rape reported outside Great Bend bar

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rape that allegedly occurred over the weekend in a vehicle outside the bar at 206 North U.S. 281, north of Great Bend.

January 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for Jan. 10, 2013

Great Bend Police

January 09, 2013 | | On the Record


Taylor Rae Langen 1994 - 2013

GREAT BEND - Taylor Rae Langen, 18, died Jan. 8, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Eugene Bitter 1930-2015

HOISINGTON - Eugene H. Bitter, 84, died Feb. 22, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born March 30, 1930, on the family farm near Susank, he was the son of Julius and Emilie (Schmidt) Bitter. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, Eugene was a farmer, stockman and fisherman.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


LoRay D. George 1931 - 2015

ALBERT - LoRay D. George, 83, died Feb. 21, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in La Crosse. Born Sept. 1, 1931, in rural Albert he was the son of Herman "H. D." and Hilda "A. C." (Tammen) George. On Aug. 21, 1959, he married Anna Mae Wheeler at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert. She preceded him in death Feb. 3, 2002. A lifelong resident of Rush County he was a farmer.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larry L. Fleske 1959 - 2015

LARNED - Larry L. Fleske, 55, passed away Feb. 20, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Oct. 9, 1959, in Great Bend, he was the son of Walter W. and Rena J. Eveleigh Fleske. On Jan. 14, 1989, he married Sharon L. Horne in Great Bend. She survives. A lifetime area resident of Larned he was farmer/stockman.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


How About that Hedwig?

I am sure that a lot of you have read J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books and know Hedwig, the Snowy Owl that also appeared in the movies. If you haven't read the book or seen the movie about the Snowy Owl, I would encourage you to read and go see it to immerse yourself in a beautiful presentation of a beautiful bird. If you opt out of that, I would suggest that you might spend some time at the Cheyenne Bottoms and see the real deal. We have had one of these beauties in Pool 4 for ...

February 22, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Mathews donates rifle

February 22, 2015 | | Local Life


Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice plans new series of grief sessions

Since the death of a loved one naturally evokes emotional, physical and spiritual pain, Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) sponsors support groups throughout the year.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


Barton’s Networking Specialist Program stresses innovation and real-world experience

The field of information technology (IT) is ever-changing. The only way to stay on the cutting-edge is to deliberately sprint ahead of the curve, ready to learn about the latest and greatest developments. Barton Community College's Networking Specialist Instructor Kris Schneider is well aware of the need to innovate and is continuously finding ways to do so in the classroom.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


Dorothy Maneth 85th

Dorothy Maneth of Great Bend will celebrate her 85th birthday on Feb. 25, with a card shower. A family celebration will be held on Feb. 28th.

February 22, 2015 | | Birthdays


Guthrie — Schoendaler

Kerry and Roberta Guthrie of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Tiffany Guthrie to Eric Schoendaler, son of Ron and Deloris Schoendaler of Grinnell.

February 22, 2015 | | Engagements


Demel —

Corinna Jo Hickel and Adam Michael Demel were united in marriage on July 26, at Immaculate Conception Church in Claflin in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father John Forkuoh. Parents of the couple are Doug and Karen Hickel of Claflin and Mike and Sandy Demel

February 22, 2015 | | Weddings


Joe Guesnier 80th

Joe Guesnier of Great Bend will celebrate his 80th birthday on Feb. 27, with a card shower.

February 22, 2015 | | Birthdays


Piland baby boy

Josh and Laura Piland announce the birth of their son Micha James Piland on Jan. 16 in Houston, Mo. He weighted 8 lbs. 13 oz. He has a big brother, Jeremiah Piland who is 21 months old.

February 22, 2015 | | Births


Florence Johnson 90th

Florence Johnson will celebrate her 90th birthday with a Come and Go Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 28, at the Pawnee Rock Christian Church, 519 Centre in Pawnee Rock. No gifts are requested.

February 22, 2015 | | Birthdays


Fire remains vital management tool

Every spring, the ritual continues. Farmers, stockmen and landowners continue to use fire as a range management tool while maintaining the economic viability of the Flint Hills.

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


Edna Starnes 85th

Edna K. Starnes will celebrate her 85th birthday on Feb. 24, with a card shower.

February 22, 2015 | | Birthdays


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