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Central Plains schools receive recognition

BUSHTON - Central Plains Elementary School received the Certificate of Recognition by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force for being in the top 60 schools in the state on the fourth grade math and reading while the fifth grade at Central Plains Middle School received it in reading.

December 14, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Representing agriculture

December 14, 2012 | | Agriculture


DARE essay winners, long-time employees to be honored

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 12?? Williams. The agenda will include DARE essay winners, a recognition of 10- and 25-year city employees, a request for an oil and gas lease at the Great Bend Municipal Airport and a discussion of the Great Bend Convention Center.

December 14, 2012 | | News


Christmas party

December 14, 2012 | | Business


Welch 50th

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn A. Welch, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, December 22 with a reception from 2-5 p.m. at the J.A. Haas Building, 400 East 18th, Larned. Lynn and the former Judi Ellis, were married on Dec. 22, 1962 in Larned.

December 14, 2012 | | Anniversaries


Automakers find many roads to fuel efficiency

On one stage of the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW shows off "the cars of tomorrow," concepts powered by electricity. On another, Audi touts four new diesels. Ford, meanwhile, displays a tiny gasoline motor with an unprecedented mix of power and economy.

December 14, 2012 | BY JERRY HIRSCH Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Upper level tickets available for Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

MANHATTAN - Kansas State announced Thursday that approximately 500 upper level tickets to the Jan. 3 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl game at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., have been made available to K-State fans after the department filled its team ticket requests.

December 13, 2012 | | College/Professional


CHARLES STILL IN CHARGE

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles took the handoff on the first play of the game, skipped to his right and found a crease. He slipped through the hole, made a subtle cutback and then raced to the end zone.

December 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Hamilton agrees to $125M, five-year deal with Angels

FORT WORTH, Texas - Josh Hamilton left the Texas Rangers on Thursday and agreed to a $125 million, five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

December 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Shoemaker latest in revolving door of Barton head volleyball coaches

Meeting the approval of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday evening, Phil Shoemaker will be taking over the Barton volleyball program as the Lady Cougars' head coach for the 2013 season.

December 13, 2012 | JUCO volleyball | Community College


Loss of Bowe key to depleted WR corps

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Steve Breaston isn't sure why he hasn't been getting on the field for the Chiefs.

December 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Victorino excited to land in Boston

BOSTON - Hawaiian Shane Victorino was so excited to arrive in Boston in the chill of December that he ordered some New England clam chowder at dinner and sent out a picture to his Twitter followers.

December 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Great Bend Fire Department

December 13, 2012 | | On the Record


Young Professionals help feed families

On Tuesday, members of the Barton County Young Professionals group gathered for their third annual Ugly Sweater Christmas party. While the mood was festive and light-hearted, the group was doing some serious good as well, said YP chairman Kristy Straub. Members collected a large box of items for the Barton County Food Bank, along with over $100 in cash donations.

December 13, 2012 | | News


Catholic Social Service to host series for couples interested in adoption

DODGE CITY - Throughout January and February, Catholic Social Service is hosting a four-part workshop series for couples in southwest Kansas who would like to know more about what it takes to adopt an infant. The first three workshops take place from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City on Jan. 11 and 25 and Feb. 8. These programs will address fears, definitions, what to expect and legal issues. The final workshop, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 16, will feature a panel of individuals and couples who ...

December 13, 2012 | | Local News


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Dyck Arboretum Welcomes Spring with the FloraKansasPlant Sale and Prairiestock Local Music Festival

The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston will host the 2015 FloraKansas Spring Plant Sale April 23 to April 27, and the 3rd Annual Prairiestock Local Music Festival on April 25.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


Playoffs set to open without Kobe, D-Wade and more stars

MIAMI (AP) - No Kobe. No D-Wade.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Friday GBHS softball doubleheader postponed

HAYS- Due to inclement weather, Friday's WAC softball doubleheader between Great Bend and Hays has been postponed to Tuesday, April 28.

April 17, 2015 | | Prep Sports


T. Boone Pickens shows up at Oklahoma State scrimmage

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - It was just like old times at Oklahoma State when billionaire booster T. Boone Pickens arrived at the football facilities he is largely responsible for Friday.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Kansas guard Greene has surgery to repair torn hip labrum

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas guard Brannen Greene had surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his hip, and the extensive recovery will cause him to miss the World University Games in July.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ellis to return to Kansas for senior season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas forward Perry Ellis announced Monday that he will return to school for his senior season.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Higher tax bracket

April 17, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


For Republicans, Lessons from 2012

There is another round of Republican presidential primaries headed our way. Like before, a slew of candidates eagerly claim to be the end-all of American conservatism.

April 17, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


My Father’s 1959 Tax Return

I stumbled upon my father's 1959 income tax return a few years ago. Oh, how I long for the simplicity he enjoyed when he filed his taxes that year.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Barton County Quality of Life Endowment accepting grant applications

The Barton County Quality of Life Endowment Fund is now accepting grant applications. The intent of the fund is to improve the quality of life in Barton County. Projects eligible for funding must make a visible enhancement to the community. Eligible organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designated IRS status. The application deadline is June 15th.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Salina Symphony to celebrate “Women in Music” at May 3 season finale

The Salina Symphony will celebrate "Women in Music" at its season finale at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at the Stiefel Theatre.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he “let down” fans

CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has expressed remorse and asked for privacy following a 10-week stay in rehab.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports




GBMS tennis results from Lakewood Girls Invitational

#1 singles Jessica Nieto (1-2)

April 17, 2015 | | Prep Sports


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