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ELLSWORTH - Loren R. Zelenka, 53, died Oct. 27 at Hutchinson. He was born Jan. 19, 1958, at Cannon City, Colo., to Roy and Betty (Belt) Zelenka. He grew up in Wilson, and lived most of his life in California and Wilson. He married Sherith Loper on May 29, 1992, at Wilson. He was a welder.
If Barton County residents didn't receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 6.9 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $74,871,073 in 2009, according to data from the federal Bureau for Economic Analysis and the Social Security Administration.
Our family has a cat. She's been living with us for 11 years but we don't know each other. She's more than anti-social. She's anti-people, anti-dog, cat, life.
Thomas Allen Hermansen, 76, of Great Bend, died Oct. 21 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson.
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ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood District Hospital has been granted approximately $200,000 in tax credits which can be purchased for the 2011 and 2012 tax years. The tax credits will give the participant a 70 percent state tax credit, and a 100 percent federal tax deduction.
CLAFLIN - The Central Plains High School KAY organization is asking for help to warm the hearts of families in need this winter. Members are asking residents to donate new or gently used winter apparel. It may be dropped off at the local churches in Bushton, Claflin or Holyrood or to any Central Plains School Office.
First Christian Church at Broadway and K-96 are expecting their second load of pumpkins this season. With receiving over 2,000 pumpkins in their first unload on October 8th the second truck will arrived on Wednesday with 800 more pumpkins. Come check out the variety of pumpkins available. The patch is open from 12 to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. This Sunday First Christian Church will be holding their annual Trunk Or Treat from 4 to 6 p.m. Come trick or ...
After Jacquie Disque's mother died 10 years ago, she thought her older daughter, Malia, could benefit from the Memories Matter Bereavement Camp. Her other daughter, Jessica, was too young but started attending the camp when she could.
The youth and families at the First United Methodist Church will be out collecting food during the first annual Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat for the Barton County Food Bank from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat (TOT-EAT) was first started by the International Thespian Society and is its annual nationwide community service initiative to collect food for the hungry, but over the years several civic groups and high school clubs have also taken the challenge to collect food around Halloween. The First United Methodist youth and their ...
By Jim Misunas
"A Family Reunion to Die For" was presented by Over Actors' Anonymous of Larned High School in partnership with Prairie Arts Unlimited recently.
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Whether you're a singer, a dancer, a comedian, a poet, an actor, or any other sort of talented individual, the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors wants you to perform in their upcoming "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theatre scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21. Members of the community are invited to help make this event a success by providing those in attendance with a variety show they'll remember. "There is a great need for adequate housing in our community," says Habitat Board Co-Chair David Hart. "Our dinner theatre fundraiser will be a fun and entertaining way to ...
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An Abilene woman suspected of conspiracy to commit first degree murder was apprehended Tuesday in Stafford County, and was held for a time at the Barton County Jail.
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The Great Bend Public Library has been selected as a "Hometown Teams" partner site and will receive a grant of up to $1,500 to tell its local story of sports and community. GBPL will join 17 museums, historical societies, libraries, and community organizations across the state in researching and documenting local sports stories as part of the Kansas Humanities Council's "Hometown Teams" initiative.
The Barton County Farm Bureau Association will be holding its 15th-annual Farm Safety Awareness Day Tuesday, March 4, at Barton Community College in the Case IH Technical training building.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball (ABBB) is proud to announce the promotion of Brett Behrends, CPA, Danielle Hollingshead, CPA and Nicole Zink, CPA.
On Feb. 22, four students from Barton County participated in the Kansas State High School Activities Association State Piano Festival held at Wichita State University. These students include Kaylyn Oberle, Claflin "Central Plains", Hannah Wilborn, Hoisington, Melanie Maneth, Great Bend, and Katy Jerke, Great Bend. At the KSHSAA Piano Festival students must perform Classical Repertoire by memory. However, participants must first compete and receive "I" ratings at the Regional Contest held on Feb. 8. Adjudicators listen to the students and write a critique of their musical performance and assign a rating with "I" rating the highest possible score. Students receiving ...
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Hide your wallets and shield the children, because they're voting down in Texas. Texas Republicans will be testing the strength of the Tea Party as they pick their first post-Rick Perry slate of statewide candidates since the 1980s. But Texas Democrats might end up missing Perry, as there is a decent shot that Republicans will nominate not their best-qualified, most-electable candidates but an entire clown car full of crazypants.
PEORIA, Ill. - Ron Baker scored 15 points to lead four Wichita State players in double figures and the second-ranked Shockers became the first Division I team to reach 30-0 in the regular season with a 69-49 victory over Bradley on Tuesday night.
Barton Community College softball player Ashlyn Osborne has been named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Softball Player of the Week.
LAWRENCE - Winning conference titles has become so commonplace at Kansas that there were no scissors or celebrations after the Jayhawks wrapped up a share of their 10th straight championship.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Florida coach Billy Donovan knows his newly top-ranked Gators are an even bigger target for opponents. They just keep finding ways to finish off victories.