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New wake-up fitness class offered at Activity Center

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is offering a new fitness class, "Wake Up Workout," taught by Dixie Divis. The class meets from 5:15-6 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 22 through Dec. 19, at the GBRC Activity Center, 2715 18th St.

October 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Barton County Jail log Oct. 11-13

Barton County Jail

October 14, 2013 | | On the Record


Rhiannon Marie Young 1980-2013

HOISINGTON - Rhiannon Marie Young, 33, died Oct. 14 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Born May 1, 1980 at Dodge City, she was the daughter of Harold Lee and Sarah (Millirons) Young.

October 14, 2013 | | Obituaries


Father Eugene P. “Owen” Kenny 1929 - 2013

WICHITA - Father Eugene P. "Owen" Kenny, 83, retired priest of the Diocese of Dodge City, died Oct. 12, in Wichita. Eugene Kenny was born March 17, 1929, in Farebane Co., Offaly, Ireland, the son of Thomas and Mary Kate (Gilligan) Kenny. He took his seminary studies at St. Peter's College in Wexford, Ireland and was ordained to the priesthood June 7, 1953, by the Most Rev. James Staunton, bishop of Ferns. Father Kenny was one of many Irish priests recruited in seminary for service in Kansas. His first assignment in the Diocese of Dodge City was assistant pastor at ...

October 14, 2013 | | Obituaries


Kammeron Jakob Haggerty 1997 - 2013

HOLYROOD - Kammeron Jakob Haggerty, 16, died Oct. 12, in rural Ellsworth County. Born March 4, 1997 in Salina, he was the son of Jeffrey and Spring (Warta) Haggerty. He was a Junior at Central Plains High School in Claflin where he participated in FFA, football and Drama Club.

October 14, 2013 | | Obituaries


Marvin Ray “Bud” Lawrence 1940 - 2013

LEWIS - Marvin Ray "Bud" Lawrence, died Oct. 11, at Edwards County Hospital in Kinsley. Born Dec. 20, 1940, in Hutchinson, he was the son of Dail I. and Ella Jane Mooney Lawrence. On Sept. 20, 1980, he married Linda Sue McDonald. She died on Dec. 18, 2011. He was a retired machine operator for Cross Manufacturing and a self-employed mechanic.

October 14, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Hunter Safety class offered at BCSO

The Barton County Sheriff's office in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will be host a Hunter safety class at the Sheriff's Office, 1416 Kansas Ave. on Oct. 26 and 27.

October 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Krug presents ‘What’s in a Snack’

Barton County Extension Agent Donna Krug will present "What's in a Snack" at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This Stop 'N Learn session is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

October 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs


October Students of the Month

BUSHTON - Central Plains Middle School would like to recognize Avery Hurley and Dalton Beck as the October Students of the Month.

October 14, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington debaters place at league

HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School debaters Shannon Manka and Brandy Bodine went 3-1 and placed fourth out of 18 teams and received medals recently at the Central Kansas League Debate Tournament held at Sterling College. They defeated teams from Halstead, Kingman, and Pratt. They lost to a Nickerson team.

October 14, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Craig Plotner to perform at Sts. Peter and Paul

ELLINWOOD - Craig Plotner, a guitarist, will perform at Sts. Peter and Paul Church at 2 p.m. On Oct. 20.

October 14, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


OTR for Oct. 15, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 14, 2013 | | On the Record


Arrowhead reclaims title as loudest outdoor stadium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Arrowhead Stadium is once again the loudest stadium in the NFL.

October 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chiefs turn it on late to topple Raiders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Reid swore he could feel the ground shake.

October 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of GBHS Panther Booster Club donation of WAC and state championship banners in the high school gymnasium, GBHS Instrumental Music student trip to Kansas City in March, notification of Title VI B and Early Childhood Flow-Through budget application, Master's Degree one-time payments, approval of supplemental salary recommendation for 7th grade sports coaches, KASB delegate assembly, building school improvement plan snapshots, schedule of curriculum day, technology committee update, state assessments, project update on ...

October 13, 2013 | | Area Briefs


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ECF staff battered by inmate

ELLSWORTH – At approximately 5:12 p.m. Sunday, a corrections officer at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility was battered by an inmate, according to Adam Pfannenstiel ...

January 25, 2016 | | Local News


Hoisington boys win Winter Jam title

HOISINGTON 39, MINNEAPOLIS 38

January 24, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Club Calendar

Monday

January 24, 2016 | | Club News


Progress Club meeting

The Progress Club met on Jan. 4, at the Presbyterian Church. Hostesses were Judy Fox, Donna Oliver and Jeanne Gotsche. Fourteen members and one guest ...

January 24, 2016 | | Club News


Calving season tips: Increased energy management during extreme weather is crucial

Most spring-calving beef cows are now in their third trimester, or they will be calving soon in late January or February. Since these months also ...

January 24, 2016 | | Agriculture


Praising Bossy

Talk to farmers, stockmen and ranchers – most will tell you how much they love their cows. Problem is this humble and in most cases easy-going ...

January 24, 2016 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


K-State Forage Bowl Team takes top honors in national competition

The Kansas State University Agronomy Forage Bowl Team took first place honors in the National Forage Bowl Competition held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Jan. 10 ...

January 24, 2016 | | Education


Great Bend Board of Realtors announce merger

The Great Bend Board of Realtors has announced its merger with several other area real estate boards to create a new entity known as The ...

January 24, 2016 | | Business


2016 4H Air Rifle season gets started

On Jan. 16, seven Barton County 4H'ers traveled to Sedgwick County to compete in the first 4H air rifle match of the 2016 season.

January 24, 2016 | | Club News


Memories are the true trophies of the Pinewood Derby

In the universe of parenting young children, January is a dead zone of dreadful nothingness. Christmas gifts break or worse - become obsolete - cabin fever sets ...

January 24, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


Saint Francis Community Services hires Director for Clover House

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) announced today that Melanie Miller Garrett, LSCSW, has joined the nonprofit child and family services provider as Director of Clover ...

January 24, 2016 | | Business


Great Bend Middle School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll

January 24, 2016 | | Education


Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include ...

January 24, 2016 | | Local News


Surviving the Winter

I was driving to the grocery store last Wednesday and passed the high school football field about 4:00 in the afternoon. There were several ...

January 24, 2016 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


National Science Foundation awards grant extension to continue development of high-throughput measur

The National Science Foundation has given a big thumbs up to Kansas State University research on determining the most promising plant traits to help increase ...

January 24, 2016 | | Agriculture


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