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Tricks take a lot of planning

ELLINWOOD - Life-size Halloween with spine tingling visuals, casts its spell when passing by the John and Erica Perron residence at 415 Cliston Drive (frontage off 7th) in Ellinwood. Each year the displays grow with four or five new additions just this year.

November 03, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

CPMS Renaissance council

BUSHTON - The Central Plains Middle School Renaissance council celebrated a successful first quarter on Thursday, Oct. 27. All students who were passing all classes with a C or higher and had not been referred to the office more than one time throughout the first nine weeks were eligible to attend. Ninety-one percent of all 6-8 grade students achieved this Renaissance goal and got to enjoy an afternoon off from classes with movies and popcorn.

November 03, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Red ribbon week at EGS

ELLINWOOD -Ellinwood Grade School has just completed another very successful and fun week in observance of Red Ribbon Week. Guidance lessons over the past month have focused on drug and alcohol prevention. Besides learning the importance of being drug free, students had a good time with the theme days and winning prizes with their "Live Drug Free" wristbands last week. Monday was "Wear Red Day"; Tuesday, "Turn Your Back on Drugs Day" with students wearing their shirts backwards; Wednesday, "Our School Rocks Drug Free" day, with students dressing like a rock star or favorite musician; and Thursday was Life is ...

November 03, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Great Bend firefighters prepare carryout boxes for their seventh annual spaghetti feed, Thursday at the Knights of Columbus.

November 03, 2011 | | Local News

Helen Mae Berscheidt Tomberlin

ELLINWOOD - Helen Mae Berscheidt Tomberlin, age 94, died Wednesday at Sterling House in Great Bend. Arrangements and services will be announced by Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.

November 03, 2011 | | Obituaries

Mary Catherine Weeks 1928 - 2011

HOISINGTON - Mary Catherine Weeks, 83, died Nov. 2 at her home in Hoisington. Born Jan. 5, 1928 in Dubuque, she was the daughter of Henry and Philomena (Eckart) Casey. On June 4, 1947 she married John E. Weeks in Dubuque. He died Dec. 22, 1990. A resident of Hoisington since 1952, coming from Russell and Ellinwood, she was an administrative assistant for Barton Community College, office manager for Roxana Oil and was employed at Verna's Clothing in Hoisington.

November 03, 2011 | | Obituaries

On the Record for Nov. 4, 2011

Great Bend Fire Department

November 03, 2011 | | On the Record

Support Buddy Poppy Days

Dear Editor,

November 03, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor

Women all over world are messed up

Two hundred ethnic groups in Cameroon still practice painful "breast ironing," affecting one-fourth of the puberty-age girls in the country, according to a CNN dispatch.

November 03, 2011 | | News of the Weird

Virgie J. Rector 1932 - 2011

LARNED - Virgie J. Rector, 79, passed away Nov. 2 at Larned Healthcare Center. Born Oct. 1, 1932, she was the daughter of Charles T. Dalton Sr. and Alta Leatherman. A Larned resident since 1975, moving from Dodge City, she was a Licensed Mental Health Aide for the Larned State Hospital. On April 15, 1948, she married John G. Rector in Cimmaron. He passed away April 29, 1996.

November 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

Buddy Ray Messick 1935 - 2011

KINGMAN - Buddy Ray Messick, 76, died Oct. 28 at his home in Kingman, with his wife and children by his side. Born Oct. 28, 1935, near Raymond, he was the son of Clarence and Dora Belle Hughbanks Messick. A Kingman resident since 1984, previously of the Raymond, Lyons and Claflin communities, he was a retired oil field employee.

November 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

Dr. William Lawrence Smith Jr. 1922 - 2011

ANNA, Texas - Dr. William Lawrence Smith Jr., 89, of Anna, Texas, passed away on Oct. 15. He was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Stafford, to William Lawrence Smith Sr. and Elsie Fern (Carr) Smith. On June 21, 1943, he married Nadine Lorene Block, in Martinez, Calif.

November 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

Mary Catherine Weeks

HOISINGTON - Mary Catherine Weeks, 83, died Nov. 2 at her home in Hoisington. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.

November 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

No. 17 Cats have tough rebound game: third-ranked Oklahoma State

MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State wants to take after Oklahoma this week.

November 02, 2011 | | AP Sports

UH’s Keenum prepares to break record under radar

Poor Houston.

November 02, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports

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Respect for authority begins in the home

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines "Lawlessness" as a noun that means to not be regulated or based on law, not restrained or controlled by law.

November 13, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

Pawnee Heights' play is scheduled Saturday

ROZEL -- "Dead Men Don't Need Dress Rehearsals," will be the presentation of the Pawnee Heights Players during its annual dinner theater Saturday night at ...

November 13, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

Government commodities to be distributed

ELLINWOOD – United States government commodities will be distributed from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the United Church of Christ in at 701 Fritz ...

November 13, 2015 | | Local News

Wreck-it Donald and Fix-it Jeb

November 13, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Granddaughter of Great Bend resident signs to play two sports at KSU

Topeka multi-sport athlete Peyton Williams, the granddaughter of Great Bend resident Ann Casey, has committed to play basketball and volleyball at Kansas State University in ...

November 13, 2015 | | Local Sports

In The Market To Rent A Mom?

"Rent-a-Mom The Real Deal For Adults Needing Mother," blared a recent ABC News story.

November 13, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Does the Bell Toll for the Fed?

Last week Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted that the Federal Reserve Board will increase interest rates at the board's December meeting. The positive ...

November 13, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

GBHS athletes recognized

Special guests at the Unified School District 428 Board of Education meeting Monday night were the Great Bend High School fall sports participants who were ...

November 13, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Cougars roll by Sterling JV

It didn't take long for the Barton men's basketball team to establish the outcome Wednesday night. It was a game the Cougars knew ...

November 13, 2015 | | Community College

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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