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Elective offices must be filed by Jan. 22

Donna Zimmerman, Barton County Election Officer, has announced the following elective positions are available for the April 2 general election. Council positions are available for the cities of Great Bend, Hoisington, Ellinwood, Claflin, Albert, Galatia, Olmitz, Pawnee Rock and Susank. School board spots will be available for Great Bend, Hoisington and Ellinwood. Spots for the Barton County Board of Trustees and Ellinwood Hospital District Board are also available.

January 13, 2013 | | News


Texans, Patriots looking to keep title hopes alive

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Vince Wilfork was a champion as a rookie with the New England Patriots. So, he wondered, how hard could it be to win the Super Bowl every year?

January 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 18 Kansas State holds off West Virginia 65-64

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Shane Southwell saw to it that No. 18 Kansas State's winning streak would reach six games.

January 12, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Tigers beat Larned; remain undefeated

LARNED - Spencer Nusser led St. John-Hudson High School's boys' basketball team with 22 points during their 10th win of the season, a 67-40 romp past Larned.

January 12, 2013 | | Prep Sports


No. 6 Jayhawks topple Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas - Bill Self saw an unenergetic No. 6 Kansas team in the first half and he let his players hear about it.

January 12, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kaepernick unloads as San Francisco beats Green Bay

SAN FRANCISCO - Colin Kaepernick did the passing and running, and Aaron Rodgers couldn't keep up.

January 12, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Ravens survive Broncos in double overtime thriller

DENVER - Welcome to NFL immortality, Joe Flacco.

January 12, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


N.C. State pulls off upset of No. 1 Duke

RALEIGH, N.C. - C.J. Leslie scored 25 points - including six straight during a key second-half run - to help No. 20 North Carolina State beat No. 1 Duke 84-76 on Saturday.

January 12, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


OTR for Jan. 13, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

January 12, 2013 | | On the Record


Larned Chamber will sponsor meeting Monday

LARNED - The Larned Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a special coffee hour and reception at 11 a.m. Jan. 14 at the Pawnee County Courthouse.

January 12, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Hinkle to speak Sunday at Faith Community Church

The Rev. Scott Hinkle will be speaking at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at Faith Community Church, located one mile west of 10th and Patton Road in Great Bend. Pastor Sandy Kennedy said everyone is welcome.

January 12, 2013 | | Local News


Kitts honored

Judge Hannelore Kitts greets guests at her retirement reception, Friday in a courtroom at the Barton County Courthouse. Kitts has served as a 20th Judicial District Judge for 17 years, since her appointment by Gov. Bill Graves in 1995. Before that, she was an attorney from 1984-95. Kitts said her plans for retirement are to travel and spend more time with her children - "Just what every retired person does."

January 12, 2013 | | Local News


Forts established in western Kansas

Editor's Note: Local historian David Clapsaddle writes about aspects about the Santa Fe Trail. The early years before trading on the Santa Fe Trail eventually included Fort Larned and Pawnee County. The 16th installment researched the Cimarron Ranch in Gray County.

January 12, 2013 | | Pawnee Co.


​Rec Board meets Monday

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board will hear the 2011-2012 audit report when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other items on the agenda include election of officers and the second reading of proposed bylaws changes.

January 12, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Calvin E. Brady 1916-2013

ALBERT – Calvin E. Brady, 96, died Jan. 11, 2013 at Rush County Memorial Hospital LTC, La Crosse.

January 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


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T. Boone Pickens shows up at Oklahoma State scrimmage

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - It was just like old times at Oklahoma State when billionaire booster T. Boone Pickens arrived at the football facilities he is largely responsible for Friday.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Kansas guard Greene has surgery to repair torn hip labrum

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas guard Brannen Greene had surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his hip, and the extensive recovery will cause him to miss the World University Games in July.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ellis to return to Kansas for senior season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas forward Perry Ellis announced Monday that he will return to school for his senior season.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Higher tax bracket

April 17, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


For Republicans, Lessons from 2012

There is another round of Republican presidential primaries headed our way. Like before, a slew of candidates eagerly claim to be the end-all of American conservatism.

April 17, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


My Father’s 1959 Tax Return

I stumbled upon my father's 1959 income tax return a few years ago. Oh, how I long for the simplicity he enjoyed when he filed his taxes that year.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Barton County Quality of Life Endowment accepting grant applications

The Barton County Quality of Life Endowment Fund is now accepting grant applications. The intent of the fund is to improve the quality of life in Barton County. Projects eligible for funding must make a visible enhancement to the community. Eligible organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designated IRS status. The application deadline is June 15th.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Salina Symphony to celebrate “Women in Music” at May 3 season finale

The Salina Symphony will celebrate "Women in Music" at its season finale at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at the Stiefel Theatre.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he “let down” fans

CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has expressed remorse and asked for privacy following a 10-week stay in rehab.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports




GBMS tennis results from Lakewood Girls Invitational

#1 singles Jessica Nieto (1-2)

April 17, 2015 | | Prep Sports


St. Rose Health Center volunteers host Jewelry Fair

Anyone wondering about gifts for the graduate or mom on Mother's Day may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St. Rose Health Center volunteers are sponsoring the event, which is open to the public.

April 16, 2015 | | Business


Early Ed Center conducts first screening; second device donated

A device that detects vision problems found a home at Sunflower Diversified Services' Early Education Center (EEC) and it was used during a screening for the first time recently.

April 16, 2015 | | Local News


LEPC to meet Monday

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation from the Overland Pass Pipeline, information on MERGe and FORCE response groups, report on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2015 activities, and a discussion about the South Kansas Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan which was recently adopted by the Barton County Board of County Commissioners.

April 16, 2015 | | Local News


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