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Wilhelm Schwartzkopf 1910 - 2012

LARNED - Wilhelm (Bill) H. Schwartzkopf, 101, died on Oct. 1. Born Oct. 19, 1910, he was son of Philip and Mary Georg Schwartzkopf. He was born north of Alexander and lived there until he was 8 years old. He attended school in Alexander and went to Fort Hays College where he obtained his degree in business education and agriculture. His teaching career included, Johnson and Bushton, but he spent most of his time in Larned, teaching typing, business, and organizing the distributive education program involving the Larned merchants. On June 10, 1937 he married Helen Spomer. She preceded him in ...

October 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Charlie “Choc” Perkins 1931 - 2012

LORRAINE - Charlie "Choc" Perkins, 81, died Sept. 29 at his home. Born Sept. 4, 1931 in Ringling, Okla., he was the son of Hosey and Eddie (Underwood) Perkins. A resident of the Lorraine area since 1945, he was a retired lead man for Ref-Chem in Bushton and a farmer and horseman. On Oct. 15, 1953, he married Elda Janzen in Lorraine. She survives.

October 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


James “Bradley” Kilgore

James "Bradley" Kilgore, 30, died Oct. 1. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

October 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


On the Record for Oct. 3, 2012

Great Bend Police

October 02, 2012 | | On the Record


JACOBS’ LETTERS

The 2012-13 school year is well underway! Academics are fully engaged and extra-curricular activities are at the halfway point of their fall seasons. It certainly is amazing how quickly the beginning of the school year thrusts itself into the public consciousness. It is undeniably an exciting time of the year. Ellinwood public schools already have many significant accomplishments to show for this time.

October 02, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


CPMS recognizes Oberle and Schulte as Students of the Month

BUSHTON -Central Plains Middle School would like to recognize Aubrianna Oberle and Trey Schulte as the September Students of the Month.

October 02, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


It all came together

Dear Editor,

October 02, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


WAC CROWN

GARDEN CITY - Any team would want to finish the regular season on a roll, and it can't be done much better than the Great Bend High School girls' tennis team.

October 01, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Tigers clinch AL Central title with win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.

October 01, 2012 | | AP Sports


Baltimore falls one game back

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles are facing an uphill battle to win the AL East.

October 01, 2012 | | AP Sports


Lady Cougars capture first at KJCCC tourney

COFFEYVILLE - The Barton Community College women's golf team placed five players in the top 10 at a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference tournament on Monday.

October 01, 2012 | | Community College


Yankees hit four homers in drumming of Red Sox

NEW YORK (AP) - Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira homered in a nine-run second inning, and the New York Yankees routed the Boston Red Sox 10-2 Monday night to open a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East with two games to play.

October 01, 2012 | | AP Sports


GBHS JV tennis team closes season

SALINA - Wrapping up their season, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers junior varsity tennis team captured sixth place out of eight teams last Thursday at the Salina Central invitational.

October 01, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Colts head coach diagnosed with cancer

INDIANAPOLIS - It took Chuck Pagano less than nine months to instill his fighter's mentality and hopeful spirit in the Indianapolis Colts.

October 01, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Mary A. “Annie” Vopat 1935-2012

WILSON-Mary A. "Annie" Vopat, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 30 at Salina. Born March 8, 1935, she was the daughter of Paul and Therese (Reissig) Dumler.

October 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


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USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Jan. 19 through Jan. 23. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

January 18, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Lashley inducted into NJCAA Track and Field Hall of Fame

Lyles Lashley has received an unbelievable amount of coaching honors in his nearly 20-year career. The most prestigious of them came when he was chosen to be a member of the most recent class to the National Junior College Athletic Association Track and Field Hall of Fame released this past week. He was one of eight people to earn the honor and the only coach in the group.

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


Survey to begin on US-281 Highway in Barton County

Starting around Tuesday, Jan. 20, and continuing for three weeks, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will have a field survey team surveying a section of US-281 Highway in Barton County. The survey area will include the section of US-281 highway 600 feet north and 600 feet south of the US-281 bridge over a drainage tributary, located one mile north of the Great Bend city limits. The purpose of the survey is to gather information necessary to create detailed designs for future highway improvements.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Clara Barton welcomes Dr. Howes

Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics announce that Jeremy Howes, MD, is joining the Clara Barton family as a general surgeon at Clara Barton Surgical Services.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


End Oil Protectionism

The politics of the crude exports issue are confused by a lot of irresponsible reporting. Almost every story on the issue asserts that allowing exports would be politically dangerous because it would supposedly raise prices at the pump, but the claim is never credibly sourced. In fact, every single serious study has found precisely the opposite: allowing crude exports would lower prices at the pump.

January 18, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Trade already

With the advent of 2015, there's hope the Obama administration will follow through on its ambitious trade agenda. Leaders on both sides of the Atlantic agree a more open trade partnership makes sense.

January 18, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Check It Out!

There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.

January 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


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