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Add some green to winter with terrarium program

Add a little color to winter's gray and brown by creating a miniature garden in a terrarium in this kids program, "Mini gardening: Terrariums", from 10 to 11 a.m. on March 3 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

February 15, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Pathways and ResCare HomeCare January Employees of the Month

Emily Gallimore has been named Pathways January Employee of the Month. Dedicated to clients with developmental disabilities through her work at Pathways for 12 years now, she always puts the welfare of the individuals she serves above all. She is honest, dependable, and compassionate to clients and staff alike. Emily works very hard to keep the clients she works with engaged in meaningful activities during their time at Day Services. She is very caring and thorough in all she does.

February 15, 2012 | | Business


Obama conjures up the female vote

Sometimes, the very thing that could serve to become our demise becomes our pathway to victory when we choose to face it head-on and humble ourselves long enough to ask for a little help from the Almighty.

February 15, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


‘Psycho’ fan club meets there

Police in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, arrested a much-too-zealous expert on local cemeteries, suspected of digging up the bodies of 29 women buried in the city and taking them to his apartment.

February 15, 2012 | | News of the Weird


The circus just continues

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

February 15, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Linsanity ensues in Toronto

TORONTO - Jeremy Lin made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with less than a second to play to cap his finishing flurry of six straight points, and the New York Knicks rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 90-87 Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to six games.

February 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


AP Top 25 capsules

TCU 102, No. 11 UNLV 97, OT

February 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lady Tigers fall to Word of Life

ST. JOHN - The two high school girls' basketball teams fought neck-and-neck at St. John on Tuesday night, but Wichita Word of Life finished ahead 49-47, beating the Lady Tigers.

February 14, 2012 | | Prep Sports


BCC opens season with pair of losses

The Barton Community College softball team opened the season Tuesday at Cougar Fields with a pair of losses to Cloud County.

February 14, 2012 | | Community College


Spring Animal Ritual is next Stop ‘N Learn topic

The spring mating rituals of Kansas wildlife will be the topic at the next Stop 'N Learn, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Eric Giesing, director of education at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, will have information on greater prairie chickens, turkeys and kildeer. Ston 'N Learn programs are free and offered by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

February 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Drum Circle meeting moves to The Center

The Drum Circle, facilitated by John Makings, will hold its second meeting from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at The Center, 5815 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. This is a new location for the group. Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month and admission is free. For more information call The Center, 620-792-2544.

February 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Elsie Mae Pickerill 1942 - 2012

Elsie Mae Pickerill, 69, passed away at the Minneola Long Term Care Center in Minneola on Monday afternoon, Feb. 13. Elsie was born on Sept. 12, 1942, in Ellsworth to John and Mildred (Mills) Ploutz. She graduated from Ellsworth High School. On Sept. 5, 1964, she was united in marriage to Gary Pickerill in Great Bend, where the couple made their home. One of Elsie's favorite activities was watching KU basketball.

February 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


Irene M. Beran 1923 - 2012

ODIN - Irene M. Beran, 88, died Feb. 13 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born April 11, 1923, in Victoria, she was the daughter of Wendelin and Pauline (Dreiling) Dinkel. On June 16, 1948, she married August V. Beran in Victoria. He died May 4, 1966. A resident of Odin since 1948, coming from Victoria, and moving to Great Bend in 2005, she was a homemaker and served in domestic services.

February 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


Juvenile Justice commissioner to visit BCC

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet with juvenile justice officials at the next BCC board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Meeting with the trustees will be Kyle Rohr, Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility superintendent; Casey Cloninger, principal of Westside School in Larned; and Curtis Whitten – Juvenile Justice Authority commissioner, Topeka.

February 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Habitat for Humanity seeks weekend volunteers

Habitat for Humanity of Barton County has resumed construction on its latest building project at 1906 Hubbard. Volunteers are needed every Saturday until the project is finished, said Rachel Mawhirter.

February 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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Thank you from Adopt-A-Pet program

Dear Editor,

March 15, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Thank you from the Kiwanis

Dear Editor,

March 15, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


To green or not to green?

Caring for the environment used to be tough duty. However, during the last couple of decades, it's become a marketing opportunity.

March 15, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Sauber — Danahy

Michael and Diane Sauber announce the engagement of their daughter Monica Katherine Sauber to Nicholas Edward Danahy, son of Timothy and Vickie Danahy.

March 15, 2015 | | Engagements


Kenyon — Heller

Roger and Linda Kenyon of Otis announce the engagement of their daughter Kara Susann Kenyon of Salina to Jeffrey Lynn Heller of Salina, son of Robert and Mary Lou Heller of Beloit.

March 15, 2015 | | Engagements


Olivier baby boy

Trenton and Kala Olivier announce the birth of their son Cade Mac Olivier on Jan. 29, in Emporia. He weighed 7 lbs 3 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a big brother, 22 month old Cole Michael Olivier.

March 15, 2015 | | Births


Dr. Edward L. “Dusty” Jones 80th

Dr. Edward L. "Dusty" Jones will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 21, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, in the Fellowship Hall. Friends, family and associates are invited to attend.

March 15, 2015 | | Birthdays


Snell — Key

Tom and Jolene Snell of Ellinwood and Larry and Lynda Gass of Wichita announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyson Snell, to Alex Key, son of Randy and Spring Key of Jasper, Ala.

March 15, 2015 | | Engagements


Dixie Hejny 80th

Dixie Hejny of Great Bend will celebrate her 80th birthday with a surprise party from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 21, at Pizza Hut on Main Street in Great Bend. Host for the party will be her husband Blackie Hejny.

March 15, 2015 | | Birthdays


Dr. Mike Allison announces candidacy

Dr. Mike Allison announces his candidacy for Mayor of Great Bend.

March 15, 2015 | | Local News


4-H Day is annual event

4-H Day is an annual event in each county in Kansas. It gives 4-H members an opportunity to share their talents in public speaking, music and talent. Barton County 4-H Day is an event equally as important as the county fair!

March 15, 2015 | | Local Life


SpringDance 2015 coming to McCain Auditorium March 27-28

Kansas State University's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents SpringDance 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, in McCain Auditorium.

March 15, 2015 | | Education


Children Act Fast; So Do Poisons

In a few short months our youngest grandson will be mobile and that means we will need to child proof certain areas of our home. Children should be curious, but curiosity can turn dangerous if kids are getting under the kitchen sink or into the medicine cabinet where hazardous chemicals and adult medicines are kept. In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, I want to use my column space today to remind you about storing hazardous materials out of a child's reach.

March 15, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Wayne Henneke for City Council Ward 2

My work experience in city government stretches from 1974 – 2012. I retired December 2012 after working as City Clerk/Finance Director for Great Bend. After retiring I was elected to the Great Bend City Council April, 2013. With my 38 years working in Governmental Finance and providing information to the City Councils and attending the City Council meetings over this period of time, it has given me a solid background in the workings of a city. During my tenure with the city I worked closely with the zoo director in the development of the zoo to meet AZA Requirements. With ...

March 15, 2015 | | Local News


Sunshine week

March 15, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


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