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Obama Gun Reforms vs Republican Gun Servants

Why do Republicans nauseatingly refuse to address America's gun murder epidemic? Why are they so determined to sustain our well-earned reputation as the most violent nation in the civilized western world? Why are they jerking their knees in reflexive opposition to President Obama's modest attempts to defend our right to remain alive?

January 12, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Defense paces Barton women to road win in Jayhawk

Trevor Rolfs often talks about his team's thin margin for error. One way to widen that line is by playing good defense game after game.

January 12, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton suffers first loss in Jayhawk play

It was going to end eventually. Saturday in Chanute happened to be eventually.

January 12, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Stephenson takes over Barton volleyball program

Barton's search for a new volleyball coach has some to an end. Brandon Stephenson takes over the Barton volleyball program. Stephenson started last week but his hire is pending Board Approval later this month.

January 12, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


John E. Carlson

LARNED - John E. Carlson, passed away Jan. 9, 2016, at St. Lukes Hospital-Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary in Larned.

January 11, 2016 | | Obituaries


Lora Marie (Lauer) Kaus 1957 - 2016

BISON - Lora Marie (Lauer) Kaus, 58, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at rural Bison. Born June 2, 1957, in Hays, she was the daughter of Anthony and Shirley Lauer. In 1975 she graduated from St. John's Catholic School in Beloit. On Dec. 29, 1984, she married Michael "Mike" Kaus at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Timken. A resident of Rush County since 1984, moving there from Beloit, she was a homemaker and spent most of her time canning whatever was in season, gardening, and with her grandchildren.

January 11, 2016 | | Obituaries


Betty J. Loewen 1935-2016

ELLINWOOD - Betty J. Loewen, 80, was born in a farm house in rural Meade County, March 9, 1935 to John H and Elizabeth Harder. Betty received Jesus Christ as her Savior as a young girl. Betty attended her church, grade school and graduated from a parochial high school, as Salutatorian, all within a few miles from her family home. She graduated from Grace University, Omaha, Neb., with a three-year degree in Biblical Studies.

January 11, 2016 | | Obituaries


API to hold luncheon Wednesday

The Western Kansas Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute will hold a luncheon at noon Wednesday at the Club at StoneRidge, 1438 24th St. in Great Bend.

January 11, 2016 | | Club News


Snyder confirms he will coach next season

MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State coach Bill Snyder announced Monday that he will return next season, ending months of speculation that the 76-year-old Hall of Famer might retire for the second time.

January 11, 2016 | | AP Sports


​BCC to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Barton Community College will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18. Barton's Center for Adult Education and the Shafer Art Gallery also will be closed. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

January 11, 2016 | | Local News


Limited options: Chiefs move on while Maclin remains in limbo

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs cobbled together an 11-game win streak that included their first playoff triumph in 22 years by using backups, third-stringers and a whole lot of scotch tape.

January 11, 2016 | | AP Sports


College trustees to discuss naming rights

Donations to the Barton Community College Foundation may lead to a new name for the weight training room in the college's Kirkman Building. The details of a proposed agreement to name the "Kip & Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center" will be discussed at the next BCC Board of Trustees study session, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building at BCC.

January 11, 2016 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 11, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 11, 2016 | | On the Record


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

January 10, 2016 | | Local News


Two-room school

One of the misfortunes of progress in education is the demise of the small country school. As I look back on all the attributes of attending a two-room school during the first eight years of my life, I wonder if we may have lost something we can never replace.

January 10, 2016 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


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Barton Blazers take first

January 26, 2016 | | Local Sports


KWEC offers winter kids programs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for the winter blues – nature programs! Kids will make a snow crystal, investigate backyard birds and become ...

January 26, 2016 | | Local News


GBHS Swim Team results

The GBHS swim team competed in the Wichita Heights Invitaitonal on Saturday. There were 21 teams competing. "This meet was loaded with so many good ...

January 26, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton Community College at the Welding Lab Technical Building, Room 172, at 9:30 ...

January 26, 2016 | | Local News


Thanks to blood drive participants

Dear Editor,

January 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


DC blizzard

Dear Editor,

January 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Congress is Writing the President a Blank Check for War

While the Washington snowstorm dominated news coverage this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was operating behind the scenes to rush through the Senate what ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Saints too much for Barton women

The Barton women's basketball team knew it had a tall task in front of it against the Seward County Saints. Like 6-7, 6-3 and ...

January 26, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Cougars lose intense battle with Seward in Jayhawk Conference play

A pattern has developed the last three games for the Barton men's basketball team. It's not a good pattern.

January 26, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton News – Week of January 25

Wrestling:

January 26, 2016 | | Community College


Donna L. Rush 1933-2016

MOUNDRIDGE – Donna Lee Rush, 82, passed away Jan. 24, 2016, at Pine Village, Moundridge. She was born Feb. 23, 1933 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter ...

January 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


Osythe M. Wallert 1924 - 2016

Osythe M. Wallert, 91, died Jan. 23, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation. Born Nov. 20, 1924, she was the daughter of Henry and ...

January 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


​School board to meet at Eisenhower School

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Jan. 28, at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield. Eisenhower Principal Tricia Reiser ...

January 25, 2016 | | Education


OTR for January 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 25, 2016 | | On the Record


Last week's area Basketball Scoreboard

BOYS

January 25, 2016 | | Prep Sports


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