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Asphalt overlay on US-56 Highway in Barton County

Starting around Monday the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin an asphalt overlay project on US-56 Highway in Barton County, from the east city limits of Great Bend continuing east approximately 8 miles to the west city limits of Ellinwood.

March 11, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas Youth Hunters in the Kansas Governors One Shot Turkey Hunt

The Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt announces Liza Ward of Great Bend has been chosen to be one of six Kansas youth to participate in the 29th annual Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt. The event will be held April 16, 17 and 18, in El Dorado. Hunters from many states have committed to participate this year including Kansas Governor Sam Brownback.

March 11, 2015 | | Local Sports


Hillary Baggage

March 11, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Food Intervention, Government Style

"All right, tubby, if you aren't going to stop sitting in front of the TV, eating fatty and sugary treats, maybe the government should force you to change your ways."

March 11, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


What if the SEAL who Shot bin Laden Had Been a Woman?

If I told you Warren Buffett had a stock tip, you'd listen, right? Would you see a movie if Meryl Street recommended it? Of course you would. You look like a smart fella. It just stands to reason. Some expertise is unimpeachable.

March 11, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Danceography studio performs at Sterling House

Danceography studio students were invited to perform a handful of routines on March 7, for Sterling House members. Addison Hart, age 4, Leah Mai, age 8, Tricia Schremmer, age 9, Maddy Hayden, age 16 and Taylor Hofeling, age 18, performed for the residents.

March 11, 2015 | | Business


One District, One Book program

Many people carry into adulthood fond memories of being read to as a child and a program being promoted by USD 428 hopes to make memories for a whole new generation of children. "The purpose of the One District, One Book program is to create a culture of literature in every home," said Jennifer Schartz, USD 428 public information director. A well-read populace helps raise the level of the entire community. "Children who are read to learn to read more easily and become better readers," Schartz said. "Literacy skills provide the basis for a lifetime of learning and productivity. Parents ...

March 10, 2015 | | News


Kansas Volunteer Commission seeking applications for AmeriCorp

TOPEKA – In an effort to address community needs statewide, the Kansas Volunteer Commission has re-opened the 2015-2016 application process for potential AmeriCorps Kansas programs.

March 10, 2015 | | Business


Sunflower Bank contributes $62K to Yellow Ribbon Fund

SALINA - Sunflower Bank partnered with Yellow Ribbon Fund for the last three months of 2014 to raise funds and awareness for injured service members and their families. Sunflower had a goal to raise $50,000.

March 10, 2015 | | Business


BCC trustees to visit military sites

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a board retreat this Thursday and Friday, in lieu of its regular study session.

March 10, 2015 | | Local News


​Cigarette starts grass fire

The Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to a grass fire at 6000 10th St. at 2:55 p.m. Monday. Chief Mike Napolitano said the fire was burning near a tin shed and had also moved north to the adjacent neighbor's property.

March 10, 2015 | | Local News


Michael Anthony Munsch 1956 - 2015

Michael Anthony Munsch, 58, died March 9, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital in Wichita. Born May 17, 1956, in Russell, he was the son of Ben and Bernice (Schiable) Munsch. On Nov. 6, 1982, he married Jennifer Arnall in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend, he was a tong operator for Tom Brown Casing Crew and a cementer for Allied Cementing. He enjoyed four-wheeling, watching WWE, and attending his sons' sporting events.

March 10, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for March 11, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 10, 2015 | | On the Record


Baseball splits conference opener with Cloud

After weather pushed the opening of the Jayhawk West season back a week, the Barton Community College baseball team started conference play this past weekend with a split at Lawson-Biggs Field.

March 10, 2015 | | Community College


Mato has record meet to lead Barton to fifth place finish at Nationals

Lydia Mato has had a decorated career for the Barton Community College women's track team.

March 10, 2015 | | Community College


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Salina Symphony to present “American Music in Motion” Concert March 29 at the Stiefel Theatre

The Salina Symphony will present "American Music in Motion" at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, at the Stiefel Theatre.

March 13, 2015 | | Entertainment


Support for Susan Young

Dear Editor:

March 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


BCC womens baskeball coach resigns

March 13, 2015 | | Community College


Congratulations to the Ellinwood School and Community Library

Dear Editor,

March 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Now that’s riding in style

God Bless America, and how's everybody?

March 13, 2015 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Apple Watch

March 13, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


GOP’s Letter to Iran Flirts with Treason

Let me put this as charitably as I possibly can:

March 13, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Barton softball ends long streak with split at Seward

The last time the Barton Community College softball defeated Seward County was 2009. Some 24 straight losses. Until Wednesday that is.

March 13, 2015 | | Community College


Cougars sweep Colby in West baseball

Finally a sweep. The Barton Community College baseball team had played six doubleheaders this season. And six times the day ended with a split.

March 13, 2015 | | Community College


Chili for a cause

Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice receives a $1,772 donation, which represents proceeds from the recent Chili Challenge cosponsored by The Bikers of Central Kansas and the American Legion Riders. From left to right are: Dan Slack, Rae Ann Brack; Donita Wolf, GBHH&H director; Lori Grauer; and Danny Riggs. The funds will help hospice patients.

March 13, 2015 | | Local News


Local American Family Agency earns top honor

MADISON, Wis. –The Rhonda Knudson Agency, an American Family Insurance agent and her outstanding team in Great Bend, Kansas, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

March 13, 2015 | | Business


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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