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Glenda L. Ensz 1927 - 2012

HUTCHINSON - Glenda L. Ensz, 85, died July at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Elliott Mortuary in Hutchinson is in charge of arrangements.

July 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Darlene Zetta Fox 1931 - 2012

LARNED - Darlene Zetta Fox, 81, passed away July 10 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born May 2, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Gilbert Martin and Lena Margaret Bortz Johnson. On Oct. 28, 1950, she married Leo Joseph Fox at Larned. He died Jan. 2, 2001. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker and a sales representative for Stanley Home Products.

July 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Wilbert V. Sanko 1928 - 2012

ELLINWOOD - Wilbert V. Sanko, 83, died July 12 at Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood. He was born Oct. 12, 1928, at Spearville, the son of Edward and Mary Shinstock Sanko. He married Imogene M. Hayden on Sept. 8, 1951, at the Cathedral in Dodge City. She died May 29, 2012. An Ellinwood resident for 58 years, he was a farmer, a mechanic at Ward Pivonka, Gaughn Motors, Knop Butane & Davis Childs Motors, all of Ellinwood.

July 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Betty Lou Bangerter 1919 - 2012

Betty Lou Bangerter, 93, died July 11 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. Born Jan. 2, 1919, in Formosa, she was the daughter of Charles and Ona (Steichelman) Alderson. Betty moved to Hoisington in 1931 where she was the co-owner of Howard's Furniture until 1982. On Sept. 25, 1938, she married Howard Bangerter in Bushton. He preceded her in death. She moved to Great Bend in 1995. Betty enjoyed traveling with her husband in the RV, solving puzzles and sewing.

July 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Students attend Newman University service camp

WICHITA - Sixteen high school students from the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City attended the fourth annual Summer Service Camp hosted by Newman University in June. The week-long camp is held to give students from schools in the Dodge City Diocese an opportunity to serve others while growing in faith and experiencing fellowship.

July 12, 2012 | | Religion


Not enough evidence to arrest Giants' Sandoval, according to investigators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators say there is not enough evidence to arrest San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval for an alleged sexual assault at a hotel near Santa Cruz.

July 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Penn State probe accuses Paterno of cover-up

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials buried child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago to avoid bad publicity, according to a scathing report Thursday that exposed a powerful "culture of reverence" for the football program and portrayed the Hall of Fame coach as more deeply involved in the scandal than previously thought.

July 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Research murky on danger of Asian carp invasion in Illinois River

HAVANA, Ill. (AP) - As scientists aboard a research boat activate an electric current, the calm Illinois River transforms into a roiling, silvery mass. Asian carp by the dozen hurtle from the water as if shot from a gun, soaring in graceful arcs before plunging beneath the surface with splashes resembling tiny geysers.

July 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Wisconsin congressman equates anti-doping charges against Armstrong to conspiracy theory

AUSTIN, Texas - In a letter to federal authorities, a Wisconsin congressman equates the anti-doping charges against Lance Armstrong to a conspiracy theory and calls the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's authority over the seven-time Tour de France winner "strained at best."

July 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Rosewood riders start horse-show season strong

LYONS - Rosewood Services Inc. had eleven experienced riders climb back onto the saddle for another season of horse-show competitions.

July 12, 2012 | | Local Sports


Kansas State’s Brown, Malone earn spots on Nagurski Trophy watch list

MANHATTAN - Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown and defensive back Nigel Malone both earned their second preseason honor of the week on Thursday as they were named to the 2012 Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list for the nation's most outstanding defensive player, the Charlotte Touchdown Club and Football Writers Association of America announced.

July 12, 2012 | | College/Professional


Natural gas growth adds strain to state regulators

WASHINGTON – The surging natural gas industry has sparked a hiring frenzy in Ohio.

July 12, 2012 | BY JIM MALEWITZ Stateline.org | Oil & Gas


Construction is progressing

July 12, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Food Preservation Classes to be offered

HOISINGTON - Food Preservation Classes will be offered from 4-8 p.m. July 24 and July 31 at the Hoisington First United Methodist Church, 3rd and Clay.

July 12, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


From the desk of Art Keffer

Well, it's that time of year again and the annual After Harvest Festival is upon us. I hope everyone who chooses to attend the festival has a very enjoyable time and takes in every event made available to them. With that said, I believe it necessary to remind everyone who attends the After Harvest Festival to be aware that there will also be an increase in law enforcement during this time. There will be saturation patrols by the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Barton County Sheriff. So please don't drink and drive. Have a designated driver so everyone ...

July 12, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


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Repubs on a Roll

February 17, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Wrestling results for Hoisington High School for C.K.L. tournament

The Hoisington Wrestling team came as close as a team can come in not winning a team championship at the Central Kansas League tournament hosted by Hoisington this past Saturday. The team lost by just a mere 1/2 point to Smoky Valley High School. Making it even tougher on the Cardinals was that they had the fire power to have won the tournament, if they had been able to be at full strength. Gone from the lineup was one of their main cogs in senior Chance Boor at 195 lbs. Chance a state placer last year has been a ...

February 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Former GBHS wrestler qualifies for NJCAA Wrestling Nationals

Former Great Bend High School wrestler Zachary Schridde qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Wrestling Nationals in the 133-pound weight class. Schridde placed fourth for the Pratt Beavers on Feb. 14, at the West Central District Regionals hosted by Colby Community College. Eight colleges participated including colleges from Oklahoma and Arkansas. Pratt Community College Beavers qualified a total of seven of their nine wrestlers for the National Tournament on Feb. 27-28, held in Des Moines, Iowa. The Pratt Beavers are coached by Ken Kepley.

February 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Barton splits at Western Nebraska after games moved

The home opener was put on hold. Due to the weather expected in Great Bend over the weekend, the Barton Community College baseball team switched venues for its 4-game series.

February 17, 2015 | | Community College


Cougars take game on road; sweep Allen to move to 6-0

After rolling to a 4-0 start at home to start the 2015 season, the Barton Community College softball team hit the road for the first time Saturday. And it wasn't a short trip either. The Cougars traveled to far southeast corner of the state to battle Allen County in Iola.

February 17, 2015 | | Community College


BCC PTK Academic all stars honored in Topeka

Six 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, during an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka.

February 16, 2015 | | News


Kenneth Dean Likes 1932-2015

Kenneth Dean Likes, 82, died Feb 15 at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born Sept. 1, 1932,at Brownell, he was the son of William Bryan and Mary Tee (Smotherman) Likes.

February 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lyle J. Lang 1942 - 2015

Lyle J. Lang, 73, died Feb. 15, at his home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 15, 1942, in Great Bend, he was the son of Frank and Gertrude (Eckert) Lang. On Oct. 24, 1966, he married Nancy Weber in Great Bend. They later divorced. A lifetime area resident, he was a truck driver for Meadow Gold Dairy, Santa Fe Trucking and Kansas Brick and Tile.

February 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for Feb. 17, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 16, 2015 | | On the Record


​Great Bend man injured when van hits tree

A Great Bend man was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita late Monday morning after a one-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, 2 miles south of Great Bend. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 11:57 a.m.

February 16, 2015 | | News


Barton Community College honor roll

Barton Community College has named 225 students to the President's List for the fall 2014 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.

February 15, 2015 | | Education


Walking School Bus

USD 428 won't be running school bus routes to get children to school anytime soon, but this spring it will be implementing the Walking School Bus program at each of its five elementary schools.

February 15, 2015 | | Local News


Please Go Away™ Vacations wins dual travel awards

The dual awards of "Top Group Agency" and "Top Group Agent" were recently presented to Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations as an organization and Paula Axman individually, by Collette Vacations. District Sales Manager Jordan Marx traveled to Great Bend and presented the awards in recognition of outstanding 2014 promotion and personal service of Collette's products in the arranging and conducting of one-of-a-kind value added travel experiences throughout North America and the rest of the world.

February 15, 2015 | | Business


Registration open for Kansas Rural Center “Women in Farming” risk management education workshop

Registration is open for the first in a series of four "women only" Women in Farming Risk Management Education workshops to be hosted by the Kansas Rural Center during the spring and summer of 2015. All four of the workshops in KRC's "Women in Farming" series will highlight the opportunities and the challenges women face as they implement new enterprises on existing farms, begin farming or take over family operations, or just try to adopt new practices and enterprises with their families.

February 15, 2015 | | Agriculture


Preceptor Pi donates to Makinna Foundation and Kans for Kids

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi presented monetary donations in January to the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation, established to help families with special-needs children, and Kans for Kids, which provides funding to help families with children living with cancer. In addition, members gave donations of food to the Barton County Food Bank.

February 15, 2015 | | Club News


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