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Enrollment up at USD 355

ELLINWOOD - Student numbers are up in the Ellinwood School District this year. Ellinwood Grade School has 209 students, Ellinwood Middle School has 56 students and Ellinwood High School has 134 students with a total district enrollment of 399 so far this year.

August 24, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington Municipal Court - Aug. 16

Jessica Campbell, battery domestic violence, hearing Sept. 20

August 24, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Retirement

August 24, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington prepares for 116th annual Labor Day Celebration

HOISINGTON - Building on the theme, "Our Children, Our Future," Hoisington will celebrate for the 116th time on Labor Day weekend beginning Aug. 30- Sept. 3.

August 24, 2012 | | News


ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Never one to back away from a fight, Lance Armstrong is finally giving in and the cost of quitting is steep: His seven Tour de France titles could be gone as soon as today.

August 24, 2012 | | AP Sports


Experts question Spanier’s ‘I didn’t know’ defense

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The story being told by Penn State president Graham Spanier as he defends himself against accusations that he covered up a sex abuse allegation runs contrary into his own reputation as a detail-oriented manager.

August 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


BAY CITY ’ROIDS

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy becomes uneasy each time he is called to the bathroom for a random drug test, even though he's confident he's completely clean.

August 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Edwards impressive thus far in Seahawks camp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - When he was signed at the end of July, giving Braylon Edwards another shot seemed like a desperate move by the Seattle Seahawks as they tried to find answers at wide receiver.

August 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Seahawks, Chiefs prepared to meet tonight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The third preseason game is when NFL coaches generally give their starters the most playing time, turning it into a de facto dress rehearsal for the regular season.

August 23, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Ty Schurtz 1913 - 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - After a life well lived, Ty Schurtz died Aug. 22 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., just 12 days past his 99th birthday.

August 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mae Etta Steckman 1914 - 2012

NEWTON - Mae Etta Steckman, 98, died Aug. 22 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. Minnis Chapel, St. John, is in charge of arrangements.

August 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Roberta Jane Grant

LARNED - Roberta Jane Grant, 78, dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 23 in Larned surrounded by family members. On Oct. 12, 1954 she married John Richard Grant in White Lake, S. D. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 57 years, and her children, Rita O'Gwin and husband David of Larned, John Grant and wife Monica of Adams, Okla., Leonard Grant and wife Cindy of Larned, Evelyn Grant and husband Rick Morse of Portland, Ore., Pauline Hampton and husband David of Larned, Margaret Grant of Larned, Lisa Grant and ...

August 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Offiers' raid yields drugs, guns, money

A "sizeable amount" of suspected methamphetamine, cash and firearms was seized Wednesday evening when law enforcement officers searched a home at 301 Chestnut St. in Great Bend.

August 23, 2012 | | News


Presbyterian Women selling pecans from Georgia

Presbyterian Women of Great Bend are now taking orders for pecans from this season's Schermer's crop.

August 23, 2012 | | Religion


St. Ignatius Catholic Church announces annual Festival

KANOPOLIS - Saint Ignatius Catholic Church, 127 N. Missouri St., Kanoplis, will hold its annual Fiesta on Saturday, Sept. 1. Members will be selling Mexican and American food, including homemade pie, starting at 11 a.m.

August 23, 2012 | | Religion


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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


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Sharp Shooters win tourney

The sixth grade Great Bend Sharp Shooters won the Dodge City Shoot-Out MAYB Basketball Tournament on Jan. 10. They went undefeated in the tournament beating Hays Arsenal, Liberal and Hays Tribe. Players from left to right: Cal Dunekack, Cole Streck, Jack Stelter, Matt Huslig, Drew Nicholson, Sam Hall, Kyler Feist and Devin Guesnier. Coaches are Mike Dunekack and Ryan Streck.

January 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Rodgers to meet ultimate match in Seattle’s vaunted defense

SEATTLE (AP) - Eventually, the paths of Green Bay and Seattle were going to cross again.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


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