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Hein 40th

John and Julie Hein will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Oct. 15. The couple was married on Oct. 15, 1972, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. John is retired from Dillon's after 36 years and Julie is retired from Landmark National Bank after 27 years. The couple has a daughter and son-in-law, Joelle and Jay Jacobs; and two grandchildren, Jensen and Jozie. They will celebrate the occasion with a family dinner in November.

October 14, 2012 | | Anniversaries


Anna Lee Habiger 90th

Anna Lee Habiger of Bushton will celebrate her 90th birthday on Oct. 20 with a family dinner and a card shower.

October 14, 2012 | | Birthdays


Jerry Desmarteau 80th

Jerry Desmarteau will celebrate his 80th birthday on Oct. 20 with a Come and Go reception from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Carl Soden Recreation Center Burnside Room. No gifts are requested.

October 14, 2012 | | Birthdays


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for November

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.

October 14, 2012 | | Local News


Barton Community College Foundation offers scholarships

The Barton Community College Foundation presents scholarships each year from funds received through its fundraising events, endowments and annual scholarship gifts. For the 2012-13 academic year, the Foundation has selected the following students for scholarship offers:

October 14, 2012 | | Education


Unexpected Agricultural Inputs

You may have noticed farmers in their fields applying anhydrous ammonia and other fertilizers or herbicides getting ready to plant wheat. Economists speak of inputs as land, labor, capital, and management. Farmers and ranchers are all too aware of and concerned about the increasing cost of the inputs necessary to produce food, fiber, and fuel. They are even more aware of the consequences of not obtaining the proper inputs and input combinations in agricultural production. One of those isn't often thought of when considering the resources necessary for production in agriculture but in many ways it matters most – management ...

October 14, 2012 | | Agriculture


Keeping your identity to yourself

Last year nearly 12 million Americans fell victim to identity thieves. The bad credit ratings that those victims were left with could potentially harm them for years to come. Identity theft can be costly and may be a nightmare to contend with. Consumers are not, however, powerless in their efforts to thwart scammers out to swipe their identities. There is a simple, effective way to decrease the odds that you will be among those who are hit by these scammers: shredding sensitive documents before discarding them.

October 14, 2012 | | Business


The Benghazi Story

October 14, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Tigers take 1-0 series lead in 12th inning

NEW YORK (AP) - The Detroit Tigers took the lead on Delmon Young's ringing double in the 12th inning. Then came the blow that really staggered the New York Yankees.

October 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Cougars crush Eagles, 46-0

HEALY - The Otis-Bison High School football team shut down Western Plains on Friday night.

October 13, 2012 | | Prep Sports


No. 6 Wildcats hold off Cyclones

AMES, Iowa - Kansas State's offense is at its best when quarterback Collin Klein has the ball in his hands as much as possible.

October 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Texas Tech upsets No. 5 West Virginia

LUBBOCK, Texas - Seth Doege passed for six touchdowns and a career-high 504 yards while Texas Tech's defense shut down Geno Smith and No. 5 West Virginia as the Red Raiders upset the Mountaineers 49-14 on Saturday.

October 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Moyers advances to medal rounds

TOPEKA - Great Bend High School freshman Macy Moyers advanced to today's medal rounds of the Class 5A state tennis tournament.

October 13, 2012 | | Prep Sports


McVay/Schartz, Francis are eliminated at Class 5A state meet

TOPEKA - On the biggest stage in Class 5A tennis - the state tournament - it was a tough day against stiff competition for Great Bend High School's youthful tennis team on Friday at Kossover Tennis Center.

October 13, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Oklahoma beats Texas

DALLAS - Damien Williams broke off a 95-yard touchdown run for the longest rush in Red River Rivalry history, Blake Bell powered his way in for four TDs and No. 13 Oklahoma got its second straight blowout of No. 15 Texas, winning 63-21 on Saturday afternoon.

October 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Seaport Airlines, 9047 6th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Dale Hogg and Matt Aycock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


Warer balloon fight

The smack talk has begun, but it is all in good, clean – albeit wet – fun.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


Student Loan

May 20, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Politicizing a Disaster

Tuesday night I went through a crash course in what really matters, in humanity, in mortality. I was watching the news reports about the Amtrak derailment, and amid my secondhand anguish for injured strangers I thanked God, literally thanked him out loud, for the fact that my immigration hearing in Baltimore had been canceled. Had it not been, I might have been sitting in one of those mangled cars.

May 20, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Marlene Worley 1933-2015

OWASSO, Okla. - Marlene Worley passed away May 18, 2015.

May 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Reception planned for watercolor exhibit

An exhibit of watercolor paintings by local artists Diane Engle and Karen Shaner is on display through June 1 at Petr's Frame House & Art Gallery, 2009 16th St. in Great Bend. There will be a reception for the artists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 22. The exhibit and reception are free

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Historical village to be open Monday

Barton County Historical Society will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th from 1 to 5 p.m. The Schulz Library in the museum will be open but no research assistance will be available during the afternoon.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


Ralph Paul Reinert 1925-2015

NESS CITY - Ralph Paul Reinert, 89, passed away at Ness County Hospital, May 20, 2015.

May 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for May 21, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 20, 2015 | | On the Record


NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers.

May 20, 2015 | BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Warriors rally past Rockets 110-106 in Game 1 of West finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Down big at home, the Golden State Warriors went small.

May 20, 2015 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Ventura, 2 relievers allow 4 hits as Royals shut out Reds

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- It has been 23 years since the Kansas City Royals logged consecutive shutouts.

May 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Uncertain Times In and Out of San Diego

Uncertainty, thy name is San Diego.

May 20, 2015 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Central Plains' Bieberle and Ryan finish as state doubles runners-up at Emporia

Layne Bieberle (Sr) and Michael Ryan (Jr) finished as 2015 state tennis doubles runners-up in the 3A-1A Division (season record of 32-1) at Emporia May 15-16. Central Plains finished 6th as a team. (Layne Bieberle, Michael Ryan, Michael Lamatsch, Matt Demel, Carson Kirmer and Brady Rugan).

May 20, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Larned softball regional will start Thursday

LARNED - Larned's Class 4A Division 2 softball regional has been rescheduled for Thursday due to wet fields from overnight rain.

May 20, 2015 | | Prep Sports


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