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Free tennis clinic in Great Bend

Barton Community College will be hosting a free tennis clinic on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Club 1 Fitness in Great Bend.

February 13, 2012 | | Local Sports


Fair leads No. 2 Syracuse over No. 19 Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - C.J. Fair scored 13 points and No. 2 Syracuse scored the final six points of the game to beat No. 19 Louisville 52-51 on Monday night, snapping a seven-game losing streak against the Cardinals.

February 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lady Tigers win make-up game against Kinsley

KINSLEY - Teresa Wade followed her 18-point performance on Friday with a 21-point explosion in Monday night's win over Kinsley.

February 13, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Cardinals close season 12-1 in duals

SMOKY VALLEY - The Hoisington High School wrestling team was about 14.8 seconds away from finishing the season undefeated in duals.

February 13, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Kenneth Lorence “Larry” Nowak 1936 - 2012

RUSSELL - Kenneth Lorence "Larry" Nowak, 75, died Feb. 11, 2012 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

February 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Change of venue denied

Barton County District Court Judge Hannelore Kitts on Monday denied a motion seeking a change of venue for the trial of Adam Longoria. The trial, currently scheduled to begin on March 26, will remain in Barton County.

February 13, 2012 | | News


It’s That Time of Year Again!

Jenni Carr, Extension Agent Ag and Natural Resources, Barton County K-State Research and Extension

February 12, 2012 | | Agriculture


The Comfort Inn Hotel in Great Bend wins prestigious 2012 Platinum Hospitality Award from Choice Hot

The Comfort Inn Hotel of Great Bend was recently announced as a recipient of a prestigious 2012 Platinum Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Comfort brand.

February 12, 2012 | | Business


Coming attractions

Dr. Victor L. Martin

February 12, 2012 | | Agriculture


Dianne Morse named to Diamond Society

Dianne Morse, associate broker with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate in Great Bend, has earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the top 15 percent of the approximately 96,600 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.

February 12, 2012 | | Business


Norma Tunks 85th

Norma Tunks of Great Bend will celebrate her 85th birthday with a card shower. Norma was born on Feb. 20, 1927, in Concordia. She is married to Delbert Tunks. They have three children, Gene Tunks of Commerce, Okla., Karen and Don Magill of Kansas City, and Kathy and Tim Miller of Great Bend; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

February 12, 2012 | | Birthdays


League of Women Voters meeting

League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be their "quick serve" menu.

February 12, 2012 | | Club News


Alan K. Oeser 70th

Alan K. Oeser of Claflin will celebrate his 70 birthday on Feb. 19 with a family dinner. Helping him celebrate will be his wife of 49 years Sheila (Heinz) Oeser; two sisters Kathey and husband Lee Carlisle of Holyrood and Sherry Oeser and daughter Meianna of Portland, Ore.; four children, Allison Layne of Stafford, Chris and Debbie Oeser, Phil and Raylette and Jon and Jane Oeser, all of Claflin; his seven grandchildren, PFC Jordan Keenan of Augusta, Ga., Chandler Keenan of Sterling, Bethany and Taylor Oeser and Lawson, Lexi and Lauren, all of Claflin; his four step-granddaughters, Kristi and husband ...

February 12, 2012 | | Birthdays


Reinert baby girl

Nyle and Glenna Reinert announce the birth of their daughter, Kaleigh Grayce Reinert, on Jan. 10 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 in. long.

February 12, 2012 | | Births


Harold (Doc) Stone 90th

Harold (Doc) Stone of Ellinwood will celebrate his 90th birthday with a card shower. He was born on Feb. 19, 1922, to Joshua and Georgia Stone in Cedar Vale. He served during World War II as a captain in the 7th Station Hospital as a dental officer. In August 1949 he came to Ellinwood to begin his dental practice. On June 22, 1953, he married Mary Lois Malone in Ellinwood. He retired from his dental practice in 1988. His children are Taylor and Yvonne Stone of Wichita, and Carol and Tim of Aurora, Colo. He has three grandchildren, Jessalyn, Garrett ...

February 12, 2012 | | Birthdays


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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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