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Gene Roberson 1936 - 2011

WICHITA - Gene Roberson, 74, passed away on June 16 surrounded by his family at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on June 17, 1936 in Great Bend. After serving in the United States Army, he spent his career as a sales representative of wholesale steel products until his retirement.

June 18, 2011 | | Obituaries


Alice Marie Willcut 1930 - 2011

BARTLESVILLE, Okla.- Alice Marie Willcut, 80, resident of Bartlesville, Okla., died June 11. Born Aug. 1, 1930 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Lowell E. and Elizabeth (Whittig) Willcut. She was raised and received her education in Great Bend, graduating from Great Bend High School in 1948. She attended Kansas City Business College for two years, then moved to Memphis, Tenn., where she was employed with Phillips Petroleum Company until her retirement. She moved back to Great Bend to care for her mother until her death. In 1997 she moved to Bartlesville, Okla. to care for her ill ...

June 18, 2011 | | Obituaries


Bike poker run benefits Relay

This is where the rubber meets the road. The second-annual Relay for Life of Barton County bicycle poker run is set for Saturday, June 25, at Brit Spaugh Park.

June 18, 2011 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Have a happy Fathers’ Day

When you are 52, your dad is 30 years older and still works every day, Father's Day is already special. Still, if I had a dream day as a dad, it would go something like this:

June 18, 2011 | MATT KEENAN | Local Life


Escobar's bat, not glove, lifts Royals over Cardinals

Delete - Merge UST. LOUIS (AP) - Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is known for his fielding. Lately, he has been doing plenty of damage with his bat.

June 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


McIlroy roars into the record books at U.S. Open

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - In one of those can't-miss moments in sports, thousands of fans covered every inch of space on the hill behind the 10th green at Congressional. They spilled onto the clubhouse veranda, pressed their faces against the windows and lined up against the balcony railing to watch Rory McIlroy deliver a performance never before seen in the U.S. Open.

June 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


Krug to present "Water with Lemon"

Barton County Extension Agent will present a program titled "Water with Lemon," at 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Krug will talk about "eight eating habits that will change your life," in this informative program sponsored by the Recreation Commission.

June 17, 2011 | | Area Briefs


On the Record for June 19, 2011

Great Bend Fire Department

June 17, 2011 | | On the Record


Strong-arm robbery reported

Great Bend police are investigating a report of an aggravated battery. The alleged victim told police Thursday even that two males battered him at 2100 Broadway Ave. and stole $120 from him.

June 17, 2011 | | On the Record


Sunflower EEC staff recieves autism training

There are only a handful of Kansans from Great Bend to the Colorado border who have completed Autism Specialist training. And three of them work at Sunflower's Early Education Center.

June 17, 2011 | | Education


St. Rose gift shop moves to new location

The floor space may be smaller, but the merchandise is almost the same at the Gifts from the Heart gift shop at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. It also is still conveniently located on the first floor.

June 17, 2011 | | Business


Santa Fe Trail History Lesson

Historian to talk Tuesday

June 17, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Welcome Inn What Nots

Welcome Inn What Nots

June 17, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Police Report

Larned Police Dept.

June 17, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Jordaan Library reading program starts

LARNED - The reading program, "One World Many Stories," has started. Sixty-one young readers have signed up, including 16 middle-school readers.

June 17, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


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May 17, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Help Wanted – Careers in Agriculture

It's graduation season for secondary and post-secondary education. Some graduates are continuing their formal education and many are looking for work. Many are still trying to figure out their career. Too many have never considered agriculture as a career path for a variety of perceived reasons: low wages, poor benefits, they don't hire women, less than desirable working conditions, no experience in agriculture, no jobs, no opportunity for advancement. All of those perceptions are wrong. This column isn't saying there aren't less than desirable jobs in agriculture but these jobs are shrinking as agriculture adapts to ...

May 17, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Kansas honors 44 schools, districts for character development

Hoisington Middle School was honored on May 5 as one of just 44 Kansas schools and districts offering excellent character education that focuses on students' social, emotional and character development.

May 17, 2015 | | Education


Abe Lincoln speaks to CPHS students

The junior class at Central Plains High School took a trip to the past on Thursday, May 14, without even leaving the building. They were presented with a reenactment of the life story of Abraham Lincoln.

May 17, 2015 | Kaylyn Oberle The Pipeline Staff, Junior | Local News


Summer safety

Before long, kids will toss their schoolbooks and pencils in the far corners of their rooms, don their Magellan garb and embark on a summer course of outdoor exploration.

May 17, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Study: Spring heat more damaging to wheat than fall freeze

A team of researchers including a Kansas State University professor has released results of a study that measures the effects of climate change on wheat yields, findings that may have implications for future wheat breeding efforts worldwide.

May 17, 2015 | | Agriculture


Larned High School concert scenes

Larned High School recently conducted its year-ending concert. The Larned High choir performs under Alexander Rome's direction.

May 16, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Alpha Kappa Master sees Mother’s Day memories

LARNED - Janet Skelton welcomed all the members of the Alpha Kappa Master chapter to her home on May 11 for the final meeting before the summer break.

May 16, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Heartland Farm offers 'Farming and Spirituality' retreat

Heartland Farm, located in rural Pawnee Rock, will hold a "Farming and Spirituality" workshop, Aug. 21 and 22.

May 16, 2015 | | Religion


Welcome Inn week

May 17 through May 23

May 16, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Larned High calendar

Monday-LHS Stuco Executive; Barton County/English 12 Meeting, Mrs. Fleske's Room, Seminar; LHS Golf Regional at Garden City

May 16, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Leota R. Soeken 1918-2015

LYONS – Leota R. Soeken, 96, died May 16, 2015 at Rice County District Hospital, Lyons

May 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Barton Foundation honors Brad and Sarah Shirer with Distinguished Service Award

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Brad and Sarah Shirer with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 45th commencement on Friday.

May 16, 2015 | | News


New rules on oil trains draw flak from firefighters, too

BY CURTIS TATE

May 16, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Barton Community College honors Outstanding Graduates at commencement

Kami Maxwell of Odin and Ambonirina Nathanael Razafindrabe of Antananarvio, Madagascar were named Barton Community College's 2015 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards, after which they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college's 45th commencement ceremony Friday.

May 16, 2015 | | News


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