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Seventh Annual Barton County 4-H Winter Classic

The Seventh Annual Barton County 4-H Winter Classic hosted over sixty 4-H members from nearby counties. Members participated in air rifle and archery competition to prepare for the upcoming state 4-H Shooting Sports Competition to be held April 16th at the Expo Grounds west of Great Bend.

March 20, 2011 | | Club News


Credits that can pay you at tax time

The IRS is reminding everyone not to overlook credits that can reduce their tax bill.

March 20, 2011 | | Business


Vote for Allison is vote for the future

Dear Editor,

March 20, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


We don't really want to cut spending -- Friedeman

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Phil Gramm, one of John McCain's chief economic advisers, made the statement that "we are a nation of whiners." He, of course, took a lot of flak for that and eventually backed down from his statement.

March 20, 2011 | | Columnists


President? What president? -- Argus Hamilton

LA JOLLA - God bless America, and how's everybody?

March 20, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Justice overcomes the idiotic

By his own testimony, John Ditullio is a hateful neo-Nazi who despised his next-door neighbors in New Port Richey, Fla. - a white woman with an African-American friend and a son who was openly gay.

March 20, 2011 | | News of the Weird


MARCH SADNESS: PULLEN’S FINEST HOUR STILL LEAVES HIM IN TEARS

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Kansas State's Jacob Pullen won the individual matchup of marquee point guards, scoring anywhere and everywhere while Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor clanged one shot after another.

March 20, 2011 | | NCAA Tournament


Walker rains in 33 points to lead UConn over Cincinnati

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Big East finally found a way to get a team into the round of 16 - by beating up on itself.

March 20, 2011 | | NCAA Tournament


WILDCATS' SEASON CLOSES

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Jordan Taylor couldn't hit a thing, missing open shots and contested ones from just about everywhere on the court.

March 19, 2011 | | NCAA Tournament


KU’s Self faces former team in NCAA Tournament

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Bruce Weber once held a mock funeral to lay Bill Self's memory to rest once and for all at Illinois.

March 19, 2011 | | NCAA Tournament


KU’s Self faces former team in NCAA Tournament

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Bruce Weber once held a mock funeral to lay Bill Self's memory to rest once and for all at Illinois.

March 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


BCC baseball team’s games rescheduled

The Barton Community College baseball games at Pratt scheduled for Saturday and Sunday have been moved back a day.

March 19, 2011 | | Community College


Six Pack

The 12-year-old volleyball team, Six Pack, traveled to Topeka for a tournament and placed second out of 10 teams. The team only lost two out of 13 games.

March 19, 2011 | | Local Sports


Great Bend Stealers

The Great Bend Stealers, a fifth- and sixth-grade basketball team, claimed first place in the Hays MAYB basketball tournament on March 5. Their overall record this season was 17-4.

March 19, 2011 | | Local Sports


Bonds trial begins Monday

When Barry Bonds walked into the federal courthouse in San Francisco on Dec. 4, 2003, his career total stood at 658 home runs, baseball had yet to institute drug testing with penalties and the Giants were nearly a half-century removed from their last World Series title.

March 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


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Study finds climate change may dramatically reduce wheat production

A recent study involving Kansas State University researchers finds that in the coming decades at least one-quarter of the world's wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change if no adaptive measures are taken.

February 22, 2015 | | Agriculture


Planting fruit trees

If you're pondering buying a fruit tree, here are some comments from the K-State Research and Extension's Horticulture department on ones that are commonly grown in Kansas. Fruit trees are a long-term investment requiring careful thought before purchase. Begin by choosing fruit you will eat, not fruit that appears attractive in the catalog. Other considerations are outlined below. For more choices, go to the publication "Small- and Tree-Fruit Cultivars" at http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/MF1028.pdf. You may also request this publication from me at the Barton County K-State Research and Extension office.

February 22, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Great Bend High School Bowling results from the WAC Tournament

Both Great Bend Bowling teams concluded their regular season on Thursday as they competed in the WAC Tournament in Garden City. The Lady Panthers dominated the tournament from start to finish. The girls squad captured 17 of the possible 21 points possible as they won the tournament. However, they fell just short of Garden City who was able to hang on to claim the Conference title. This ended the Lady Panthers 4 year run as conference champions. Sophomore Allie Brodrick paced the team as she rolled a 1st place series of 599 which include a high game of 259. Senior ...

February 22, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Docs Who Care physician provides services at St. Rose Health Center

One thing that jumped out at Meredith Woolley, M.D., is the spirit of teamwork at St. Rose Health Center.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS FFA attends Kansas Equifest

February 22, 2015 | | Education


Great Bend City Slickers December meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Great Bend City Slickers 4-H Club was held on Dec. 18th. The meeting was called to order by President Caleb Maneth. There were 11 members, three leaders, 11 parents, and three visitors. The members discussed the 4-H council and livestock and new rules. Hailey Hicks had a Project Talk, Kyle Rhiza did a demonstration, and Josh Crawford had a Health and Safety talk. Club members held a white elephant exchange.

February 22, 2015 | | Club News


Retired Bain Capital executive Michael F. Goss to speak at College of Business Administration’s Dist

Michael F. Goss, former managing director and head of global investor relations for Bain Capital, will be the spring 2015 speaker for the Kansas State University College of Business Administration's Distinguished Lecture Series.

February 22, 2015 | | Business


Nels Lindberg honored as NextGen Leader of the Year

Nels Lindberg was recognized as the 2014 NextGen Leader of the Year for his continuous efforts to improve the Great Bend community.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Community pride earns Westfall 2014 Citizen of the Year award

There are countless people raised in Great Bend who are proud of their hometown. But none have exhibited more pride than Jan Westfall.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Great Bend Co-op Association earns Business of the Year honor

Fifty five years ago, when Great Bend's landscape looked a lot different than it does now, the Great Bend Co-op Association was just getting started with first-year sales of under $1 million.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Gerald P. (Short) Penka 1952-2015

LARNED - Gerald P. (Short) Penka, 62, passed away Jan. 11, 2015, at his home in Norwood, Mass., following a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.

February 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lloyd Earl Donham 1933-2015

GREAT BEND – Lloyd Earl Donham, 81, died Feb. 18, 2015 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

February 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Calvin (Bud) Jennings 1942-2015

AMARILLO, TEXAS ‑ Calvin (Bud) Jennings, 72, died Feb. 7 at Amarillo, Texas. Born July 23 1942 at Larned, he was the son of Calvin and Eunice (Pool) Jennings.

February 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


No. 20 Baylor crushes Kansas State

WACO, Texas (AP) - With yet another 20-win season under Scott Drew secured, Baylor forward Rico Gathers is thinking more about the two times the Bears have been a win away from the Final Four under their coach.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Winston displays strong arm, but Mariota has faster feet at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Florida State's Jameis Winston showed Saturday there's nothing wrong with his throwing shoulder.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


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