Just Dance Performance Company under the direction of Kelley Scott successfully competed at DANCEAMERICA Competition on March 4 and 5 in Kansas City, Mo.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Arts Council, 1401 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Connie Oetken and Robert Rugan. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
DODGE CITY - Great Bend High School's junior varsity tennis team took first place out of four teams on Monday at a four-team JV meet.
CHICAGO (AP) - Two playoff games, two dramatic victories for the favored Chicago Bulls, and all is right in Carlos Boozer's eyes.
Everyone washes hair, but those who want a license to apply shampoo in Texas need 150 hours of training, with 100 hours in "theory and practice of shampooing," including a study of "neck anatomy."
Dear Editor, There's been a lot of uproar recently in the media about corporations such as GE, Boeing, etc. not paying their "fair share of taxes." These people are demonstrating their ignorance of how our economy works. When I took accounting, our instructor informed us that no corporation, or, as far as that's concerned, any other business pays taxes. Any monies levied upon them by the federal or state or any other governmental entities are ...
Dear Editor, I am writing to ask voters to support legislation to enact the recommendations of the Report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. The fiscal commission plan details how it will work and how it affects the population, and it has a realistic chance of being approved by both houses of Congress and the president. The budget proposal that was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives does neither. The fiscal commission ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Round one in the showdown between unlikely AL Central leaders went to Cleveland.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James outscored Philadelphia's entire starting five in the first half by himself.
EL DORADO - The Barton Community College baseball team scored 49 runs in a four-game series with Butler over the weekend, winning three of the four games.
Bullies beware. That's the message USD 428 is serious about conveying. And to prove it, a three-day, anti-bulling workshop was held last week at the District Education Center for 35 school and other professionals. Using a train-the-trainer format, nationally acclaimed anti-bulling expert SuEllen Fried led the group in "empowerment sessions" that attendees will take back to their schools and businesses in order to continue spreading her anti-bulling message. "We want to empower the students to ...
Valeria J. Slankard 1925-2011 Valeria J. Slankard, 86, died April 16 at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 11, 1925 in Mount Ida, Ark., the daughter of Luther and Ruth (Rogers) Gibson. On August 12, 1943, she married John Slankard in Great Bend. He died on April 12, 1993. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she worked for Gibsons Discount Store as a sales clerk. Mrs. Slankard was a member ...
Gerald F. Menges 1929 - 2011 ELLINWOOD - Gerald F. Menges, 81, died April 15 at Ellinwood District Hospital. He was the son of Fred Menges and Martha Watson, born on April 28, 1929 in Wichita. He has been a resident of Ellinwood since 1953. He retired as asst. director of maintenance at Barton Community College in 1994. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Ellinwood Area Enterprises, ...
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Jordyn Buntain, Great Bend, is a candidate to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center. Graduates will also be honored during a recognition and pinning ceremony at 3:30 p.m. the same day at White Concert Hall.
Christmas, lamentation, October air and memory will express themselves musically at Fort Hays State University's first concert in December.
The image of Mom with her nose buried in the front page, Dad reading the sports page and the kids chuckling their way through the comics, harkens back to long ago days when news exposure in the home was a family affair. Sections of the daily paper were shared just like the space around the glow of the round radio dial and later the television set.
Come on, Oprah.
We humans like to divide time into neat little boxes based on dates, but the case can be made that the styles, policies, manners and mores of one ten-year period usually spill over into the next.
With the growing season over, it's time to put your feet up and relax, right? There are no weeds to pull, or watering to be done. The harvest is in, and now it's time to enjoy a little down time. Well, maybe not just yet. There is still some time to treat your soils and do a little preparation for next spring. In Barton County, we have a pretty high Ph. We can't be sure ...
A good local health care system may itself be part of the prescription for maintaining a healthy rural economy.
Marketing Kansas-grown wheat to world buyers includes not only a quality and consistent crop, but strong relationships with those who buy it. For these reasons and more, sales of hard red winter wheat to Latin America have increased significantly in marketing year 2013/2014 with year to date sales to Central and South America at 5.33 MMT.
Kansas State University's WinterDance 2013 will feature ballet, modern, jazz, tap, a new West African social dance and more.
The weather over the last few days has provided an exclamation point to the end of the 2013 cropping season. With the exception of some fields of grain sorghum waiting to be harvested, crops are in the bin and the wheat that was going to be planted has been. Now is a time, unless you have cattle, to slow down a little and catch a breath. Or at least it used to be a "down" ...