With financial support from Golden Belt Community Foundation, Credit Union of America, various donations from many other individuals and organizations, Salvation Army of Barton County has supplied over 400 backpacks to students of Barton County this year. The backpacks were packed with school supplies at Simpson Hall, courtesy of the Meyers Chapel AME Church. Volunteers from the Presbyterian Church packed the backpacks and young men from Morton House assisted in hauling the completed backpacks from ...
Dr. Victor L. Martin Instructor/Coordinator Agricultural Program Barton Community CollegeIf you have followed along the last several columns, you have a basic understanding of the climate in our area. Actually, you probably already knew much of what you read just by living here. Let's try to briefly address two items today. First what does our climate tell us as farmers and ranchers? Second, what are the dangers in confusing weather and ...
Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Kansas, reminds producers that Sept. 1, is the application closing date for certain crops under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). Crops eligible for NAP benefits are limited to those not insurable in the county and are produced for food or fiber.
The Russell Area Chamber of Commerce will be having a ribbon cutting for Tumbleweed Mobile Veterinary Services at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, at the Chamber office, 507 N. Main. Help Erica Daniels celebrate the opening of her new veterinary business and visit with her about everything she has to offer.
Barton Community College has named 230 students to the Dean's List for the spring 2011 semester.
As a resident of a small town (Belfast, Tenn.), I am distressed by the 2010 U.S. Census. Rural population is declining both as a percentage of the U.S. total (down to 16 percent, compared to 20 percent a decade ago and a whopping 72 percent a century ago) and in absolute terms (a loss of 11 million residents since 1990). Demographers warn of a mid-century America characterized by sprawling megalopolises with virtual ghost towns in ...
President Obama, the Democrat party and their members of Congress have spent years blaming former President George W. Bush for the nation's current economic woes, which is akin to blaming the bank's tellers for a bank robbery, or for the dishonesty of their bosses, the bank's executives who were looting the till.
Advances in DNA testing have improved society in several ways in the last two decades, especially in criminal justice, but in many states, one area remains a backwater, as News of the Weird has noted over the years: men's obligation to pay support for children they did not father.
Rosewood Services Inc. recently recognized four of its standout staff members for the summer quarter "Shining Stars Award." The winners' respective supervisors recognized their commitment, exuberance and pride in striving to help those with developmental disabilities. Rosewood employees Deb Smith, Vickie Booze, Andrea Ehrlich and Mallory Osuwah received the distinguished quarterly honor for their good work. "At Rosewood, we recognize that our employees are among our greatest resources ...
Barton Community College has released the list of students who earned certificates for career training during the spring semester of the 2011 academic year at Barton. Students earning certificates are listed below. Abilene Mary Brinker, Medical Coding & Medical Transcriptionist Certificates Albert Sherri Basgall, Nursing Certificate- PN Chase Timothy Niccum, Automotive Technology Certificate Claflin Rebecca Morgan, ...
Barton Community College named 158 students to the President's List for the spring 2011 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. Students named to the list include: Abilene Chilsai Basham Andover James Hilts Arlington ...
Barton County Community College's Phi Psi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society has named initiates for the 2011-2012 academic year. Students eligible to join the honor fraternity have distinguished themselves academically by maintaining a 3.5 or higher grade point average. They must have completed at least 12 semester hours and be currently enrolled full time at Barton. Students invited to join Phi Theta Kappa were nominated by college ...
CHICAGO (AP) - Paul Konerko hit a two-run homer and Tyler Flowers added his first home run in the majors to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass before swapping his helmet for a baseball cap in the first quarter as the defending champion Green Bay Packers opened the preseason with a 27-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night. Rodgers and most of Green Bay's first-string offense played only two series in the first quarter, when both the Packers and Browns had long TD ...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - In receiver Lee Evans, the Baltimore Ravens acquired a proven veteran to play alongside Anquan Boldin.
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
ELLINWOOD - Dodge City Marshal Allen Bailey will perform during the inaugural Christkindlmarket, to be held Dec. 1 in Ellinwood. Bailey, along with his wife Cowgirl Janey will perform a variety of Cowboy and Christmas songs in a lively performance entitled, "A Cowboy Christmas."
LAWRENCE - After the way that Kansas State ran the ball a week ago, Bill Snyder decided to make every effort to prove that the Wildcats were still a ground-and-pound kind of team.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs are stumbling home to Arrowhead Stadium off two straight losses. The Denver Broncos are hobbling in off a disheartening letdown in New England.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Of the six halves Kansas played on its three-game trip to the Bahamas, Jayhawks coach Bill Self thought only one of them was any good.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Ryan Arcidiacono had not made a shot all night. So naturally, he was Jay Wright's choice on the play that wound up deciding Villanova's fate.
Cub Scout Pack 157's float in the Home for the Holidays Parade completes the parade theme "All I want for Christmas Is ..." with "My two front teeth." The parade got underway Saturday evening at Brit Spaugh Park, and continued down Main Street. Festivities continued in the courthouse square.
The Great Bend Tree Board received several entries to its first Trick or Tree photo contest. Here are some more of the non-winning entries.
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While the Thanksgiving and Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away.
The Rev. Angela DeVore realizes that sometimes people are not feeling particularly merry at Christmas time. Instead, they may be feeling blue because of a significant loss in their lives.
A Great Bend man was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a one-vehicle accident at noon Thursday on SE 100 Ave. and SE 70 Road in Barton County, approximately 7 miles south of Ellinwood.
Editor's note: This story by Esther Sayler and the accompanying tree photo won first place in the "Most Interesting Story" category of the Great Bend Tree Board's first Trick or Tree Contest, October 2013. Little Arthur (the second Arthur M. Sayler of four so named) was only 10 years old when he first saw the wonderful cottonwood tree with its dancing leaves, full- grown, standing alone in a dusty wheat field south of Albert, Kansas. ...
AMARILLO, Texas - Gladys Ruth Gardner, 80, died Nov. 28 at Bluebonnet Assisted Living in Amarillo, Texas. Born April 2, 1933, in Elbing, she was the daughter of Paul and Helen (Hawks) Binder. On June 12, 1954, she married Louis Edward Gardner in Hoisington. He died on July 19, 1995. A resident of Amarillo, Texas, since 2005, coming from Hoisington, she was a nurse technician for Clara Barton Hospital and Central Kansas Medical Center.