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Barton County Board of Commissioners meeting

The Board of Barton County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Items on the agenda include a resolution transferring and carrying over 2012 unexpended funds to the Capital Improvement and Equipment Replacement funds; Richard Boeckman, County Counselor\Administrator, will provide the informational report of work completed during the last period; Amy Miller, Emergency Risk Manager, will discuss the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan; and Sheriff Brian Bellendir will discuss the need for a water filtration system at the Barton County Detention Facility.

February 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Panthers continue losing skid

LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School boys' basketball team continued their downward spiral on Saturday night.

February 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports


GBHS takes control early, wins big

LIBERAL- Solidifying their hold on second place in the Western Athletic Conference basketball standings, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers improved to 13-6 overall and 5-2 in league play after beating Liberal 61-39 on Saturday evening.

February 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports


No. 14 Jayhawks cruise past Texas 73-47

LAWRENCE - Jeff Withey had 15 points and 11 rebounds while becoming the Big 12's career blocked shots leader, Elijah Johnson emerged from a season-long slump and No. 14 Kansas walloped Texas 73-47 on a festive Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

February 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Rodriguez, No. 10 Kansas State blast Baylor

MANHATTAN - A pair of double-doubles and four players scoring in double digits made for a good night at Kansas State.

February 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kuhlman leads Panthers at state meet

TOPEKA - Great Bend High School junior Justin Kuhlman matched his finish in the 100-meter backstroke from last season on Saturday night at the Class 5-1A state swim meet at Hummer Sports Complex.

February 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Cowboys win in overtime

STILLWATER, Okla. - Marcus Smart scored 28 points, Le'Bryan Nash added a season-high 26 and No. 17 Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma 84-79 in overtime Saturday for its third straight down-to-the-wire win at home.

February 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lady Oilers blow away Kinsley

CLAFLIN - A 29-point second quarter boosted the Central Plains High School girls' basketball team past Kinsley in a 62-37 rout on Friday night.

February 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Gala auction features wide variety

A wide variety of auction items have been collected but Sunflower Diversified Services can always use more for its annual Charity Gala, said Connie Oetken, director of development.

February 16, 2013 | | Local News


Senior Center Valentines

Wanita Reinert and Luther Keil were crowned King and Queen last Tuesday at the Great Bend Senior Center's Valentine's Day. Crowning was followed by a singing performance by the Jefferson first graders, instructed by music teacher Paige Nowlan.

February 16, 2013 | | Local News


Barton students honored in Topeka

Four students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team at an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka.

February 16, 2013 | | News


St. Rose to present free ITV program on increasing happiness

While the words "happy" and "cancer" don't often go together, a local Interactive Television (ITV) presentation will explore ways that patients can learn to increase their happiness.

February 16, 2013 | | Local News


Nursing program sees increase in male students at Barton Community College

While nursing may be traditionally known as a female dominated career, it doesn't seem to matter to the male nursing students at Barton Community College. They're more worried about getting the chance to care for people.

February 16, 2013 | | Education


Ode to Joy: Ellinwood artit's work featured at BCC

Ellinwood artist Robert Joy will have his work exhibited in the display cases in the Fine Arts Building through mid-March.

February 16, 2013 | | Local News


Shelly Len Farmer 1956-2013

Shelly Len Farmer 1956-2013

February 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


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The Fall of the Southern Poverty Law Center

There was a time when Morris Dees and his Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) were respected.

February 18, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


The New Republican Tar Pits

It's kind of sad being forced to watch the death struggle of these modern-day dinosaurs. Responsible parents should keep their kids from peering over the Plexiglas railing into the tar pits below to see the huge lumbering antediluvian beasts frenziedly dig themselves deeper into the sticky morass that is gay marriage. Not a sight for the queasy or squeamish.

February 18, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Great Bend High School Panther bowling results

The Great Bend Panther bowling squads made an early departure from town on Saturday morning as they traveled to The Alley in Wichita for the 8 team Andover Tournament. In girls action it was sophomore Allie Brodrick who led the way with her team high 560 series. Following close behind was sophomore Kylynn Keeler with a 533 series, senior Abby Rose with a 515 series and senior Addie Soukup with a 514 series. The Lady Panthers finished in fourth place as a team. Brodrick's 560 series earned her a 5th place finish, Keeler's series earned her an 8th ...

February 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


Obama War Powers

February 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Christian Academy, 215 McKinley, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Mike Fortkamp with greeters Dale Hogg and Claudia Elsen. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 18, 2015 | | Local News


Rec Commission planning youth programs

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has some programs planned for children on Friday, Feb. 27, when school is out for the day, GBRC Program Coordinator Garet Fitpatrick said.

February 18, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Central Prairie League

CPL BOYS

February 18, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Central Kansas League basketball

CKL BOYS

February 18, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Western Athletic Conference

WAC BOYS

February 18, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Chiefs clear cap space by releasing WRs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs released wide receivers Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins on Tuesday as they began to clear roster and salary cap space ahead of what could be a busy offseason.

February 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Shockers beat up on Salukis

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Shaquille Morris scored a career-high 17 points to lead No. 13 Wichita State to an 84-62 over Southern Illinois on Tuesday night.

February 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Happenings announced at St. Johns Episcopal Church

St. Johns Episcopal Church, located at the corner of 17th and Adams St. in Great Bend, will conduct an Ash Wednesday service at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 18.

February 17, 2015 | | Local News


Pawnee County Sheriff's Report

PAWNEE SHERIFF

February 17, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Larned Police Report

LARNED POLICE

February 17, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Snowpacked road causes rollover accident

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a possible injury accident at 1:05 a.m. Monday on K-4, about 1 mile west of the K-4/U.S. 281 junction, or half a mile east of NW 50 Ave. Although a 2008 Ford F-150 slid off the snow-packed highway and rolled 1.5 times, everyone was wearing seat belts and they were not injured.

February 17, 2015 | | News


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