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Hein 40th

John and Julie Hein will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Oct. 15. The couple was married on Oct. 15, 1972, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. John is retired from Dillon's after 36 years and Julie is retired from Landmark National Bank after 27 years. The couple has a daughter and son-in-law, Joelle and Jay Jacobs; and two grandchildren, Jensen and Jozie. They will celebrate the occasion with a family dinner in November.

October 14, 2012 | | Anniversaries


Anna Lee Habiger 90th

Anna Lee Habiger of Bushton will celebrate her 90th birthday on Oct. 20 with a family dinner and a card shower.

October 14, 2012 | | Birthdays


Jerry Desmarteau 80th

Jerry Desmarteau will celebrate his 80th birthday on Oct. 20 with a Come and Go reception from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Carl Soden Recreation Center Burnside Room. No gifts are requested.

October 14, 2012 | | Birthdays


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for November

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.

October 14, 2012 | | Local News


Barton Community College Foundation offers scholarships

The Barton Community College Foundation presents scholarships each year from funds received through its fundraising events, endowments and annual scholarship gifts. For the 2012-13 academic year, the Foundation has selected the following students for scholarship offers:

October 14, 2012 | | Education


Unexpected Agricultural Inputs

You may have noticed farmers in their fields applying anhydrous ammonia and other fertilizers or herbicides getting ready to plant wheat. Economists speak of inputs as land, labor, capital, and management. Farmers and ranchers are all too aware of and concerned about the increasing cost of the inputs necessary to produce food, fiber, and fuel. They are even more aware of the consequences of not obtaining the proper inputs and input combinations in agricultural production. One of those isn't often thought of when considering the resources necessary for production in agriculture but in many ways it matters most – management ...

October 14, 2012 | | Agriculture


Keeping your identity to yourself

Last year nearly 12 million Americans fell victim to identity thieves. The bad credit ratings that those victims were left with could potentially harm them for years to come. Identity theft can be costly and may be a nightmare to contend with. Consumers are not, however, powerless in their efforts to thwart scammers out to swipe their identities. There is a simple, effective way to decrease the odds that you will be among those who are hit by these scammers: shredding sensitive documents before discarding them.

October 14, 2012 | | Business


The Benghazi Story

October 14, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Tigers take 1-0 series lead in 12th inning

NEW YORK (AP) - The Detroit Tigers took the lead on Delmon Young's ringing double in the 12th inning. Then came the blow that really staggered the New York Yankees.

October 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Cougars crush Eagles, 46-0

HEALY - The Otis-Bison High School football team shut down Western Plains on Friday night.

October 13, 2012 | | Prep Sports


No. 6 Wildcats hold off Cyclones

AMES, Iowa - Kansas State's offense is at its best when quarterback Collin Klein has the ball in his hands as much as possible.

October 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Texas Tech upsets No. 5 West Virginia

LUBBOCK, Texas - Seth Doege passed for six touchdowns and a career-high 504 yards while Texas Tech's defense shut down Geno Smith and No. 5 West Virginia as the Red Raiders upset the Mountaineers 49-14 on Saturday.

October 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Moyers advances to medal rounds

TOPEKA - Great Bend High School freshman Macy Moyers advanced to today's medal rounds of the Class 5A state tennis tournament.

October 13, 2012 | | Prep Sports


McVay/Schartz, Francis are eliminated at Class 5A state meet

TOPEKA - On the biggest stage in Class 5A tennis - the state tournament - it was a tough day against stiff competition for Great Bend High School's youthful tennis team on Friday at Kossover Tennis Center.

October 13, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Oklahoma beats Texas

DALLAS - Damien Williams broke off a 95-yard touchdown run for the longest rush in Red River Rivalry history, Blake Bell powered his way in for four TDs and No. 13 Oklahoma got its second straight blowout of No. 15 Texas, winning 63-21 on Saturday afternoon.

October 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 14, 2015 | | On the Record


St. John’s Wade nominated as McDonald’s All American

WICHITA – McDonald's announced the 823 high school seniors who have been nominated to play in the 2015 McDonald's All American Games, including Dean Wade of St. John. This year's list includes players from 47 states and the District of Columbia who have been selected by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee.

January 14, 2015 | | Sports


Thinking schools: From Mississippi to Malaysia, a mold-breaking model is helping kids learn to think

When Hurricane Katrina wiped out the schools in Pass Christian, Mississippi, in 2005, nearly all the textbooks and chalkboards were gone. A rural and impoverished community on Mississippi's Gulf Coast, the town awoke from the hurricane nightmare to find that only one of its four schools was salvageable.

January 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Trending Topics


Hundreds rally in support of Atlanta fire chief sacked for expressing religious views

Hundreds of people rallied at the Georgia Capitol Tuesday to support Kelvin Cochran, a longtime fire official dismissed from his Atlanta post after publishing a book, citing his Christian views, that was critical of homosexuality.

January 14, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Trending Topics


Grandpa's gesture comes in handy after all of these years

I had high hopes for today, I really did.

January 14, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Trending Topics


Cougars rebounds with big win over Seward

The Jayhawk Conference only uses Monday's for some spot games and makeup games as a playing date for basketball. The Barton Community College men's basketball team might want to petition to make it a regular playing day.

January 14, 2015 | | Community College


Northwest Concepts Inc. project

Northwest Concepts, Inc., headquartered in Belgrade, Mont., invests in commercial and mixed use holdings across the United States. They purchase, renovate, and hire professional local management to lease and maintain their Real Estate holdings that are specifically located in Downtown Main Street markets. The company "generally" targets properties in markets that have a strong base of revenue in one or more of the following categories...agricultural, commodities (oil), recreational/resort areas, or business and technology driven areas.

January 14, 2015 | | Business


Keep skakting in Kilby Square

Dear Editor,

January 14, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Hot-shooting Seward hands Barton women third straight loss

Going toe-to-toe with the No. 8 team in the nation is a tough enough task. When that same team shots a sizzling 74 percent in the first half that task becomes enormous.

January 14, 2015 | | Local Sports


Dannebohm takes the oath of office

It's been 33 years since an Ellinwood resident was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives. On Monday, J. Basil Dannebohm took the oath of office as the third Ellinwood resident to serve in the Kansas Legislature.

January 14, 2015 | | Local News


Saint Francis Community Services, Foster Care Homes Recruitment

Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26, at 1508 Main Street in Great Bend.

January 14, 2015 | | Local News


Blazers take 2nd

January 14, 2015 | | Local Sports


Relay for Life community event

Dear Editor

January 14, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Cartoonists and Red Lines

Like blaming a rape victim for her "provocative dress," many press pundits blame the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists (and the Danish cartoonists before them) for crossing "red lines," and inviting trouble. In the past few days the small community of American editorial cartoonists have been getting calls from their local media, asking for comments about self-censorship and what subjects we should be forbidden to draw in a free society.

January 14, 2015 | Daryl Cagle | Columnists


Resolutions I'm Looking Forward To In 2015

Usually over the period of 12 months, you get an equal balance of good days and bad. On the playground of the cosmos, the scales tend to balance out. But holey moley catfish, seems like last year the good days spent the bulk of recess time hiding behind the equipment shed next to the monkey bars, and the teeter totter hardly moved what with that fat punk-bad days, grounded on his end of the board throwing rocks at squirrels.

January 14, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


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