Jim Johnson originally planned on the Invest in Kids Membership drive being completed at the end of July. But because the fundraiser is still about $8,500 shy of its goal and more federal funds were cut recently, it will continue through the end of this month.
Six members of Rosewood Services' AKTION Club, along with two sponsors, participated in the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK) Conference at the end of July in Topeka.
Barton Community College and Sterling College recently signed an articulation agreement, which makes it easier to transfer credits from BCC to SC.
Great Bend Fire
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will award the contract for next year's T-shirt order when the board meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
OLMITZ - Duane Steinert, 65, died Aug. 10, 2012 at Hays Medical Center.
LAS ANGELES (AP) - At long last, Dwight Howard got what he wanted.
Barton County deputies were dispatched to a one-vehicle rollover injury accident around 11:20 p.m. Thursday. They arrived to find a 1999 BMW driven by Great Bend-area resident David Lazarof, 22, in a ditch at NE 10 Ave. and NE 30 Road.
The Better Business Bureau of Kansas wants to alert consumers of a Bank Card scam. Consumers who are receiving calls on their cell phones start with a recorded messages the first part of the message is hard to understand. But then, becomes much clearer to tell you your "bank card has been locked, please press one to proceed."
Approximately 94 calls for service and 109 Officer initiated calls were received for the month of July. Officers responded to eight medical/fire calls and worked two non-injury accidents. Two arrests were made and 613 criminal summonses were served in the month of July.
City of Hoisington council to meet
HOISINGTON – Recently the CPI Barton County Endowment awarded a $5,000 grant to support the renovation of Hoisington's Pride Park. Originally the endowment committee challenged the City of Hoisington and the FOCUS Committee to raise an initial $10,000 in order to receive the CPI Endowment grant. The city successfully met the challenge and all of the funds raised help support the updates to and renovation of Pride Park.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Three was the key for Robert Griffin III.
AMARILLO, TEXAS ‑ Calvin (Bud) Jennings, 72, died Feb. 7 at Amarillo, Texas. Born July 23 1942 at Larned, he was the son of Calvin and Eunice (Pool) Jennings.
WACO, Texas (AP) - With yet another 20-win season under Scott Drew secured, Baylor forward Rico Gathers is thinking more about the two times the Bears have been a win away from the Final Four under their coach.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Florida State's Jameis Winston showed Saturday there's nothing wrong with his throwing shoulder.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Perry Ellis had five long days to think about six quick seconds.
It was hard to keep up with the quick-changing schedule for the Barton Community College baseball team as the weekend approached. Originally Barton was headed to Oklahoma for a twinbill Saturday and Sunday with Rose State College. But weather changed that. More than once.
SALINA - It wasn't the most condusive weather for a pair of softball games. But the Barton Community College softball team wasn't about to allow the weather to keep it from continuing its best start in several years. The Cougars rolled to a pair of easy wins at Brown Mackie College Friday afternoon.
The February program at Barton County Historical Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, in the main museum, located on US Highway 281 just south of the Arkansas River Bridge, in the Ray Schulz Research Library.
It was a pretty good night at the Barton Gym for the Barton Cougar women's basketball team.
Lyons Public Library and Rice County Historical Society will host a joint fundraiser celebrating sports and the way sports build and unite communities. This fundraising event will feature Chase High School graduate and retired NFL player Paul Coffman as guest speaker. Coffman played collegiate ball for Kansas State University before signing as an undrafted rookie free agent for the Green Bay Packers in 1978. His career for the Packers spanned from 1978-1985. He later played for the Kansas City Chiefs (1986-1987) and the Minnesota Vikings (1988) and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1994.
It almost happened again. The Barton Community College men's basketball team entered the NJCAA Top 25 for the second time this year Tuesday. The last time the Cougars did that they followed it up with a pair of losses.
From "I Love Lucy" and "All in the Family" to "Married with Children" and "Seinfeld," structuring a sitcom around four lead characters often proved a successful formula.
Dear Editor, (in care of Great Bend Military Moms)
For President Obama and the unlawful immigrants he is determined to reward with work permits, social security numbers, and welfare benefits, last week was triumphant. As the congressional February 27 deadline for funding the Department of Homeland Security draws closer, insiders learn with each passing day that Obama's executive action is much more expansive than originally presented.
Last week President Obama sent Congress legislation to authorize him to use force against ISIS "and associated persons and forces" anywhere in the world for the next three years. This is a blank check for the president to start as many new wars as he wishes, and it appears Congress will go along with this dangerous and costly scheme.