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Wichita Lineman, Barton County and a baby grand piano

My mom graduated from KU with a degree in music education. Her major was piano and she imparted her love of music to her five children. And when dad bought her a baby grand, he placed it in our living room, adjacent to floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking our picturesque backyard. Many days I would come home from St. Pat's to hear her playing away on the Yamaha. She was active in our town's Parnassus club, and she and dad took frequent trips to Century II auditorium in Wichita to see touring artists and musicals. She also played the organ ...

February 19, 2012 | | Local Life


"Pink Out"

Hoisington High School is having a "pink out" at Tuesday's home basketball game with Larned. Show your support for the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink to the game on Tuesday, Feb. 21st.

February 19, 2012 | | Barton Co. Briefs


It's another round of Kennedys

BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 19, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


You can pick your family

Globally (except in Japan), family-run businesses under perform those run by professional managers.

February 19, 2012 | | News of the Weird


Romney sent GOP out of control

The GOP presidential contest is officially out of control. We blame Mitt Romney.

February 19, 2012 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists


Kuhlman leads Panthers at state swim meet

TOPEKA - The Great Bend High School swim team finished in 15th place at the Class 5-1A state meet on Saturday at Hummer Park.

February 19, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Hitschmann hits 3-pointer to give Lady Oilers OT win

KINSLEY - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team made only one 3-pointer in the overtime win against Kinsley on Friday night.

February 19, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Wildcats hold on for 57-56 win

WACO, Texas (AP) - Angel Rodriguez is still making plenty of mistakes at Kansas State. The freshman guard is obviously learning and doing a lot to make up for them.

February 19, 2012 | | AP Sports


No. 1 Kentucky powers past Ole Miss 77-62

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Terrence Jones had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 1 Kentucky to a 77-62 victory over Mississippi on Saturday, the Wildcats' 50th consecutive win at home.

February 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Robinson leads No. 4 Kansas past Texas Tech

LAWRENCE (AP) - Thomas Robinson had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead a balanced attack for No. 4 Kansas, which emptied its bench early in an 83-50 rout of overmatched Texas Tech on Saturday night.

February 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Leo Rocha 1927-2012

GREAT BEND - Leo Rocha, 84, died Feb. 18, 2012 at his home in Great Bend.

February 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


John ‘John T.’ Briscoe, Jr. 1940-2012

HUTCHINSON - John "John T." Briscoe, Jr., 71, died Feb. 17, 2012, at Hospice House, Hutchinson.

February 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


BCC students on All-Kansas Academic Team honored in Topeka

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

February 18, 2012 | | News


Lila Marilyn Fuller 1927-2012

GREAT BEND - Lila Marilyn Fuller, 84, died Feb. 18, 2012 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.

February 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


BCC announces fall certificate earners

Barton Community College has released the list of students who earned certificates for career training in the fall semester of 2011.

February 18, 2012 | | Education


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Liberals have been the biggest losers in the Baltimore Blame Game.

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Ode to Ramona Jean and her baby grand piano

There was a time in this country when every home included three things: green shag carpet, an RCA record player and an ashtray. In the late '60s you could add something else to that list: an upright piano.

May 10, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


A Motherless Mother's Day

"Orphan" is a very empty word. It conjures up images of loss, of being rootless, of unwanted and untenable liberty. When I think of "Orphan," I think of something flying around in the great human universe, searching for its home.

May 10, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Settled Science

May 10, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Argonne American Legion Post 180 supports court decision

Dear Editor,

May 10, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Argonne Rebels plan reunion

Although the drums, bugles and color guard equipment have been put away long ago, the strong friendships and shared memories remain. Great Bend and Barton County's Argonne Rebels alumni, friends and supporters will gather on July 11, for a reunion in Great Bend.

May 10, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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