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Superior Essex STAR employee

HOISINGTON - Superior Essex of Hoisington announces the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Lee Grandclair, Datacom jacketing operator, was named the 4th Quarter 2012 STAR Employee and will be treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.

January 04, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Charles F. Bennett 1936 - 2013

HOISINGTON - Charles F. Bennett, 76, died Jan. 2 at his residence in Hoisington. He was born March 11, 1936, at Shawnee, Okla., the son of J.B. and Louie Marie (Armstrong) Bennett. A lifelong Hoisington resident, he worked as a seismographic driller and at GBI for many years.

January 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Great Bend Regional Hospital is tops for patient experience in obstetrics

Great Bend Regional Hospital has received the Women's Choice Award from WomenCertified, distinguishing it as one of the 2013 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics. The award is based on robust criteria that include female patient satisfaction measurements as well as clinical excellence considerations. WomenCertified represents the collective voice of female consumers and is a trusted referral source for top businesses and brands identified as meeting the needs and preferences of women.

January 04, 2013 | | Business


Kansas State looks to future after bowl loss to Oregon

All season, Kansas State was content to live in the moment.

January 04, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


CHIEFS, PIOLI PART WAYS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Scott Pioli is out as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, who have been negotiating the past two days with Andy Reid to become their next coach.

January 04, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Re-Gifting Congress

January 04, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Twelve Predictions for 2013

Here are my predictions for 2013:

January 04, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Economic development projects on council agenda

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes plans for the construction of an apartment complex using housing tax credits, a public hearing regarding industrial revenue bonds and property tax abatements for Great Bend Regional Hospital to construct a medical office building, property tax exemption for economic development purposes for Fuller Industries, a petition for the creation of a community improvement district for Golden Belt Cinema 6 and an update on the Great Bend Convention Center.

January 04, 2013 | | News


DUCKS FLY PAST WILDCATS

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas raced 94 yards for a touchdown on the opening kickoff.

January 04, 2013 | By John Marshall AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Oregon gets one-point safety in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Fifth-ranked Oregon was awarded a 1-point safety on an obscure rule against No. 7 Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday night.

January 03, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lewis plans to retire after playoffs

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - It seems almost impossible to imagine the Ravens without Ray Lewis, who has anchored Baltimore's renowned defense ever since the team came into existence.

January 03, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Autopsy shows Cowboys player killed in crash was sober

DALLAS - An autopsy has found that Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr. was sober when he was killed in a crash that led to an intoxication manslaughter charge against the teammate at the wheel.

January 03, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Barton County Jail log for Dec. 29-30

Barton County Jail

January 03, 2013 | | On the Record


Two-day event for scrapbooking announced

ELLINWOOD - Memory Makers will host their semi-annual two-day scrapbooking event Jan. 11 and 12 at the First Baptist Church, 503A SE 110 Ave., Ellinwood. This event will run from noon to midnight on Friday, Jan. 11, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan. 12.

January 03, 2013 | | Religion


Randy and Lisa Parr to speak at Aglow

Great Bend natives Randy and Lisa Parr will talk about their mission work in Mexico during the next Great Bend Aglow meeting, set for Saturday, Jan. 12, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Sign-in and social time start at 9 a.m., and the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

January 03, 2013 | | Religion


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Walmart safe driver

Jeff Davis knew what he was going to do with his life at 5 years old, he said. He was going to drive trucks for a living.

March 22, 2015 | | Local News


Walking School Bus is Getting Kids Excited

Over the weekend, my seven year old granddaughter, Calyn, excitedly told me, "Grandma, I'm going to join the Walking School Bus when it starts April 1st." "That's wonderful," I replied. It truly is wonderful to see two communities in Barton County, (both Great Bend and Hoisington) adopting this successful program and modeling it to other communities.

March 22, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Any divorced guy will tell you -- never ever insult the tulips

Any divorced guy will tell you -- never ever insult the tulips.

March 22, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Virtual Kansas Dairy Farm tour goes live on YouTube

In celebration of Ag Day and Ag Month, the agricultural organizations in Kansas partnered together to launch a virtual tour of a dairy farm. The video, which has been posted on the KSRE YouTube channel, features a Kansas dairy farm and can be used as an educational tool for classrooms and organizations statewide.

March 22, 2015 | | Agriculture


Check It Out!

Possibilities for your Spring Break reading enjoyment:

March 22, 2015 | | Local News


The Soil Environment – Soil Acidity Conclusion

Over the last few weeks this column has explored what acidity is, what determined the native (original) soil pH condition present, and how agricultural practices have affected soil pH over time. This week wraps this up and discusses how producers can adjust soil pH to optimize crop production. Remember for the crops common to our area the optimal pH is approximately 6.3 to 7.3 and acid soils have pH readings lower than 7 while basic soils are above 7. While soils in our area may have pH readings in the 8 range, typically they aren't like the ...

March 22, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Great Bend City Cemetery Board meeting

The Great Bend City Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Cemetery Office.

March 22, 2015 | | Local News


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


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