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February 05, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Salvation Army Fund Drive

Dear Editor,

February 05, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Will Durst’s 2013 Political Animal Awards

Hey! You! Yes, you. Sorry. Just trying to get your attention to impart an important warning here. For the next couple weeks, it's imperative all you good folks out there stay alert and keep your wits about you. Remove the earbuds, no texting while walking, and you'd be well-advised to brandish a stainless steel umbrella on the street because it's awards season and golden-plated statuettes are being tossed about like manhole covers during an underground methane explosion. We've made it through the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, with the Grammy Awards and Oscars ...

February 05, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


Groundhog Day

February 05, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Southwest Development Services, Inc., 1105 Main St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Jim Vopat and Connie Oetken. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Jones' 108-yard kickoff return for score longest play in NFL history

NEW ORLEANS - What a sensational way to close out the season for Jacoby Jones.

February 04, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


American Legion baseball tryouts set

Tryouts for the Great Bend American Legion baseball teams will be held on Feb. 24 at Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton Community College campus.

February 04, 2013 | | Local Sports


Barton Blazers bring home second

February 04, 2013 | | Local Sports


Panthers take eighth at Manhattan

MANHATTAN - In their final swim meet of the regular season, the Great Bend High School Panthers finished eighth out of 22 teams.

February 04, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Panthers roll competition at Goddard duals

GODDARD - At the end of Saturday's wrestling duals hosted by Goddard High School, the Great Bend Panthers stood undefeated against five different opponents.

February 04, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Cardinals capture first place

PHILLIPSBURG - The Hoisington High School wrestling team topped the Phillipsburg tournament on Saturday.

February 04, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Barton hosts Bethany College to open tennis season

The Barton Community College men's and women's tennis teams started the spring season against Bethany College on Sunday at Club 1 Fitness.

February 04, 2013 | | Community College


Todd Merlyn Beneke 1962-2013

GENESEO -- Todd Merlyn Beneke, 50, died Feb. 4 at home in rural Geneseo. Born April 30, 1962, he was the son of Dale M. and Marlene E. Beneke.

February 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Quarter Century

Jerry Wendel presents an award for 25 years of service to Rosy Tomlin, director of the Great Bend Senior Center, Saturday, Feb. 2, which was also her birthday. The Senior Center, located at 2005 Kansas Ave., started Dec. 15, 1987, and Tomlin started working there on Feb. 2, 1988. The well attended gathering also celebrated years of service for other employees and volunteers at the center.

February 04, 2013 | | Local News


​American Legion ladies plan soup supper

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a soup supper from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the American Legion Post No. 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., Great Bend. There will be four kinds of soup, as well as coffee or tea and dessert, for $6. Open to members and guests.

February 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


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On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.

January 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Sharp Shooters win tourney

The sixth grade Great Bend Sharp Shooters won the Dodge City Shoot-Out MAYB Basketball Tournament on Jan. 10. They went undefeated in the tournament beating Hays Arsenal, Liberal and Hays Tribe. Players from left to right: Cal Dunekack, Cole Streck, Jack Stelter, Matt Huslig, Drew Nicholson, Sam Hall, Kyler Feist and Devin Guesnier. Coaches are Mike Dunekack and Ryan Streck.

January 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Rodgers to meet ultimate match in Seattle’s vaunted defense

SEATTLE (AP) - Eventually, the paths of Green Bay and Seattle were going to cross again.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 9 Jayhawks fall to No. 11 Iowa State 86-81

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Naz Long scored 20 points and 11th-ranked Iowa State held off No. 9 Kansas 86-81 on Saturday night, recording back-to-back wins over the Jayhawks for the first time in 14 years.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Luck looking to take next big step in career

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 13 Wichita State blows past Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Wichita State senior Tekele Cotton has produced his share of highlight-reel dunks. On Saturday, Cotton showed he also has the endurance of a distance runner.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


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