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MARSH MUSINGS

I have been watching the Bottoms early in the morning and late in the afternoon. The mid-day heat is oppressive, and most critters and birds try to avoid that uncomfortable part of the day by resting in the shade. The rain last Monday was a very welcome relief.

July 13, 2012 | BY Dr. Dan Witt and Eric Giesing | Barton Co. News


Without the costumes

July 13, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Griffin officially withdraws from Olympic team because of knee injury

WASHINGTON (AP) - Blake Griffin has officially withdrawn from the Olympics and Anthony Davis has been added to the U.S. basketball team's roster.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


CRP emergency haying and grazing allowed in 91 counties

MANHATTAN – Adrian J. Polansky, state executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Kansas announced Friday that emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acreage has been authorized in 91 Kansas Counties, effective Monday.

July 13, 2012 | | Agriculture


Brees agrees to five-year, $100M contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the New Orleans Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, said a person familiar with the deal.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Thoughts of an attorney about a District Judge

Dear Editor,

July 13, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


St. Rose to sponsor guided imagery presentation

The second in a series of cancer-education presentations at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center will focus on the subject of "Guided Imagery." The event is scheduled for 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, in the St. Dominic Room at St. Rose.

July 13, 2012 | | Local News


Wondra files for reelection as treasurer

Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra has filed for reelection to a second full term as County Treasurer. Wondra was first elected to the office in October 2007 by the Republican Precinct committee to complete the term of the retired Jan Karlin. He then won election to a full term in November 2008.

July 13, 2012 | | Local News


USA women's basketball team seeking fifth straight gold medal

The United States women's basketball team dominated the Beijing Games, winning by close to 38 points per game while cruising to the gold medal.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


With Griffin out, Davis gets his shot

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Anthony Davis was seated on the court, the best players in the world towering above him.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Police officer under investigation for racial slur directed to Boston's Crawford

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police officer is under investigation by his own department after allegations surfaced that he directed a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford last week.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Robin Mark to sing at Faith Community Church

Internationally known Christian artist Robin Mark will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Faith Community Church in Great Bend. This is a ticketed event and everyone must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are $10. Call 620-793-8084 or e-mail faith4greatbend@gmail.com for tickets. Seating is limited, so contact immediately for seat availability.

July 12, 2012 | | Religion


Catholic Charities promotes healthy marriages

WICHITA – This week, Catholic Charities of Kansas announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign, "Love Letters from Kansas," to promote healthy marriage and relationship stability across the state.

July 12, 2012 | | Religion


New pastor joins First United Methodist

The Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church has appointed the Rev. Lennie Maxwell to the First United Methodist Church in Great Bend.

July 12, 2012 | | Religion


Foundry Methodist VBS is 'Mega Sports Camp'

Foundry Methodist Church, 5401 Broadway Ave., Great Bend, is offering "Mega Sports Camp: Beyond the Gold" as a fun Vacation Bible School where kids in grades 1-6 can learn more about sports and God's love.

July 12, 2012 | | Religion


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Class 5A state wrestling

At Hartman Arena

February 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Walking School Bus

Notes are going home from elementary school all over town this week to encourage parents to sign up their children for the Walking School Bus.

February 27, 2015 | | Local News


Moran meets with ag secretary

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, met with United States Department of Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about priorities for the 114th Congress.

February 27, 2015 | | Agriculture


Cougar women close regular season with win; host playoff game

It took all 16 games to secure but the Barton Community College women's basketball earned a home playoff game this weekend. Barton put it in the books with an 86-79 win over Cloud County Wednesday night at the Barton Gym in the regular season finale.

February 27, 2015 | | Community College


HomeWords: A Project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas

This weekly poetry column explores the topic of "home" from micro to macro: from our body to the house it inhabits, to the land that anchors the house, to the sky in which it swirls.

February 27, 2015 | Wyatt Townley | Entertainment


Enoch lights up Cloud with record-tying 9 3’s

It was a night to remember for Kenny Enoch. A night that put him in the record books.

February 27, 2015 | | Community College


Tinseltown Talks

Her career as a child actress only lasted from 1931-1944, but Marilyn Knowlden has carried the memories for a lifetime.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


US-56 pavement widening and box bridge project in Lyons set to begin

Starting around Monday, March 2, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a project to replace the concrete box bridge on the west side of Century Road and widen US-56 to four lanes from the end of the existing four lane roadway west to the entrance to the airport. Project construction is scheduled to be completed in September, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.

February 27, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Music Recital at the Sandzen Gallery

Kimberly Roberts, soprano, will present a chamber music recital at 1:30 p.m. on March 8, at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg. The recital will feature Scandinavian music of Sibelius and Sven Lekberg, as well as the music of Giacomo Puccini and Michael Patterson.

February 27, 2015 | | Entertainment


Justice Selection

Some members of the legislative and executive branches of Kansas government have publicly expressed their admiration for many "things Texan." For example, they acclaim Governor Rick Perry's conservative leadership and praise Texas' lack of a state income tax. Their high regard for our southerly neighbor may explain why our legislature is considering whether Kansas should switch to Texas' system for selecting Supreme Court justices. Texas procures justices through statewide elections.

February 27, 2015 | Lawton Nuss | Columnists


Snow's Silver Lining

I admit it: I love the snow and the cold.

February 27, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Shutdown Politics

February 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


The Stiefel Theatre announces Jim Gaffigan performances

The Stiefel Theatre in Salina has announced that Jim Gaffigan will perform two shows at the Theatre on Thursday, July 30. They will be at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets for both shows go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, March 6.

February 27, 2015 | | Entertainment


Wrestling State Qualifiers

February 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Write legislators

Dear Editor,

February 27, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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