Now is a good time to evaluate and perform maintenance on terraces in wheat stubble or fallow ground, saids Greg Bauer Barton County Supervisory District Conservationist
The Community Food Bank of Barton County located in Great Bend is one of RSVP's 65 partners in Barton County. While the Community Food Bank of Barton County operates as a ministry of the Barton County Association of Churches, it was organized as a separate entity in 1984 with its own board of directors and tax-exempt status from the IRS; it is designed to distribute food in a temporary emergency or crisis situation to persons ...
Dear Editor, The free concert held at Jack Kilby Square on Aug. 25, was a most memorable one for me and I believe those in attendance that evening. The weather could not have been nicer with little wind, comfortable heat wise. Thank you for making available to the general public this wonderful music. What a true delight. Thank you again. Dorothy Kopke, Great Bend
Dear Editor, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. This is the day we give special emphasis to the rights, responsibilities and the achievements of the American working men and women who produce the material wealth of our nation's free enterprise system. In 1882 it was proposed to the Central Labor Union by Peter McGuire, president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, that there be a special day ...
Dear Editor, Oh, the drama! Imagine a president addressing a joint session of Congress. I think wars are declared with this calling of Congress into joint session. Heaven help us. Obama is going to give yet another speech in a few days about his plan for unemployment. Where's he been the past two years? I don't believe that the federal government can create jobs in this country, except by getting out of the way of ...
China's sleepy Zisiqiao Village in Zhejiang province is actually headquarters for the country's revered snake industry, with 160 families raising about 3 million serpents a year, mostly to harvest livers and gall bladders for soup, wine, and other products consumed for their immunity-building properties.
American League Saturday's Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 4 Oakland 3, Seattle 0 Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 8 Boston 12, Texas 7 Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 3 Kansas City 5, Cleveland 1 L.A. Angels 10, Minnesota 6 National League Saturday's Games Pittsburgh 7, Chicago Cubs 5 St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 4 Milwaukee 8, Houston 2 Washington 8, N.Y. Mets 7 L.A. Dodgers 2, Atlanta 1 (10) Florida 8, Philadelphia 4 Colorado 5, San Diego ...
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School volleyball team dropped matches to host Garden City and Liberal on Thursday, but defeated Holcomb in two sets.
McPHERSON - Great Bend High School finished fifth out of six teams at the McPherson varsity tennis tournament on Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs put tight end Tony Moeaki on injured reserve Saturday after he was hurt in their final preseason game against Green Bay, depriving quarterback Matt Cassel of one of his most dependable targets heading into the regular season.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Mike Dyer bulled through the line for a game-saving touchdown with 30 seconds left and defending national champion Auburn escaped with a 42-38 win over Utah State on Saturday.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Collin Klein connected with Chris Harper on a 33-yard touchdown pass with 1:39 left, and Kansas State escaped with a sloppy 10-7 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night to give longtime coach Bill Snyder his 150th win.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Michael Ford ran for two touchdowns and Jarrett Lee admirably directed LSU's offense in place of suspended quarterback Jordan Jefferson in the fourth-ranked Tigers' season-opening 40-27 victory over No. 3 Oregon on Saturday night.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Jordan Webb threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Kansas, flashing the improved speed coach Turner Gill had promised, beat McNeese State 42-24 Saturday night in a season opener delayed almost 25 minutes by rain.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School football team fell in overtime to Sedgwick, 22-21.
Barton County Jail
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.
ELLINWOOD - The newly formed Ellinwood Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 in a special meeting at the Farmers Mutual Insurance office, 16 N. Main, to discuss a youth basketball league being organized by Hoisington Rec.
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed both days. The Barton County Landfill will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. On Saturday, it will return to normal operational hours. Emergency services will be in normal operation.