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Hutch CC serves as host site for BCC OSHA offerings

Though rivals on the basketball court, Barton Community College and Hutchinson Community College have formed an alliance in education that will bring occupational safety training to central Kansas, BCC officials announced last week.

September 02, 2013 | | News

OTR for Sept. 3, 2013

Barton County Sheriff

September 02, 2013 | | On the Record

Governor declares September ‘Kansas Preparedness Month’

TOPEKA – To highlight the need for emergency preparedness in the home, workplace, schools and community, Gov. Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Thursday, designating September as "Kansas Preparedness Month." The signing took place in the governor's ceremonial office in the Kansas Capitol.

September 02, 2013 | | News

Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - Aug. 27

Travis Watts, illegally registered vehicle, pled not guilty

September 02, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Should the US engage in Syria?

As Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama campaigns for another war, we should be asking whether or not the U.S. should engage Syria.

September 02, 2013 | | Columnists

The least laboring of days

Hey, it was Labor Day, everybody. Woo-hoo. Okay, we're partying now. Throw your arms in the air and wave them like you just don't care. Blow up some balloons. Tap a keg. Rip open a bag of chips. Because this isn't a champagne and caviar kind of thing. This is the very definition of blue collar. If collars be worn at all.

September 02, 2013 | BY WILL DURST | Columnists

Featured cartoon

September 02, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Monarch Madness hits KWEC

Monarch madness is spreading to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, where the annual "Mad About Monarchs" event takes place Sept. 14. Participants have the opportunity to capture and tag monarch butterflies in the sunflower-filled fields surrounding KWEC, and join in other butterfly-related activities.

September 01, 2013 | | Local News

Barton County 4-H Holding Board announces the recipients of 4-H Scholarships for the 2013 year.

Bonny Boultinghouse, a TLC Twisters 4-H Club member, served as president of her Club, as Vice-President of Barton County 4-H Council and as 4-H Ambassador. Bonny led her club in "Random Acts of Kindness", an activity that invited the members to assist or help a community organization each month. She is the daughter of Shane and Jill Boultinghouse of Great Bend.

September 01, 2013 | Berny Unruh | Education

Sustaining the Plains: $1.4 million interdisciplinary project studies water sustainability, climate

An outpouring of research funds is helping a group of Kansas State University researchers study how human activity and climate change affect Central Great Plains water systems.

September 01, 2013 | | Agriculture

KHA Leadership Institute Graduates 32

The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its twelfth class of 32 students on Aug. 23 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita. Students were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.

September 01, 2013 | | Business

Chochon is new American State President and Ceo

Rick Chochon, Columbus, Neb. has been named the new President and CEO of American State Bank and Trust Company. Chochon succeeds Don LacKamp who will remain with the organization in a dual role as its Executive Vice-Chairman and as President and CEO of American State Bancshares, the parent company of American State Bank.

September 01, 2013 | | Business

Moeder — Dadds

Norbert and Cheri Moeder, of La Crosse, announce the engagement of their daughter Jordan Larra, to Rickie William Dadds, son of Ronald Lindsey of Virginia Beach, Va. and Debra Lindsey of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Roya Zimmerman of La Crosse and the late Larry Zimmerman, and Emma Moeder of Hays, and the late William Moeder. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Paul Kruse of Ocean Springs, Miss. and the late Mildred Kruse.

September 01, 2013 | | Engagements

Urban 60th

Melvin and Helen Urban, of Ellinwood, celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 31 with a weekend of fun with their children and grandchildren and concluded the weekend with a celebration of Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ellinwood. The couple also took an Alaskan cruise vacation in July with their children to celebrate.

September 01, 2013 | | Anniversaries

Stephens — Chambers

Roger and Rita Stephens, of Claflin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elisha Stephens, to Chad Chambers, son of Carol Fisher of Leon.

September 01, 2013 | | Engagements

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OTR for November 23, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 23, 2015 | | On the Record

Holiday foods: Homemade and mail order gifts are welcome

Candy, jellies, cookies and more-some of the best holiday gifts come from our own kitchens, or from the kitchens of local specialty food companies.

November 22, 2015 | | Local Life

Why it’s called ‘Turkey Day’

How did the turkey reserve its place on our traditional Thanksgiving table?

November 22, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Ellinwood Garden Club

The Ellinwood Garden Club met on Nov. 11, at the Historic Wolf Hotel. Members enjoyed a catered hot luncheon served in elegant style on a ...

November 22, 2015 | | Club News

Digging deeper: Study finds High Plains Aquifer peak use by state, overall usage decline

A new Kansas State University study finds that the over-tapping of the High Plains Aquifer's groundwater beyond the aquifer's recharge rate peaked in ...

November 22, 2015 | | Agriculture

Kansas State University working with state, industry to turn area into pet food industry hub

Kansas State University issued the following news release:

November 22, 2015 | | Agriculture

Gentiva Hospice an affiliate of Kindred at Home celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month

Gentiva Hospice – part of Kindred at Home, the nation's largest provider of home health and hospice services – joins in celebrating National Home Care and ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

Thanks and Sharing in November

The first wave of Mary Kay Chemo Care packages were delivered to the staff at the Great Bend Heartland Cancer Center this week by Mary ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

BBB joins Fraud Awareness Movement

etter Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is reminding consumers and businesses that Nov. 15 – 21, is International ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

December programs

As the weather starts to cool down, and the last minute planting and harvesting wraps up for the year, many producers take this time to ...

November 22, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Eric Schoendaler promoted at First Kansas Bank

Eric Schoendaler has been promoted to Assistant Vice President at First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank.

November 22, 2015 | | Business

Saint Francis Community Services kicks off annual Christmas for Kids campaign

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) has begun its annual Christmas for Kids campaign, which provides presents to children in foster care at Christmas. Each year ...

November 22, 2015 | | Local News

Explore the National Park Service Sites of Kansas

Fort Larned National Historic Site, established on Aug. 31, 1964, was the first National Park Service site established in Kansas. It's not the only ...

November 22, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

New college at Fort Hays State gets a name: Science, Technology and Math

A fifth academic college became a reality at Fort Hays State University Wednesday when the Kansas Board of Regents unanimously approved the College of Science ...

November 22, 2015 | | Education

Decision won't be last word

Dear Editor,

November 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

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