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Barton women’s golf team wins first tourney

COLBY - The Barton Community College women's golf team got off to a grand start with a season-opening win at Colby.

September 18, 2012 | | Community College


​Free computer classes return to Great Bend Public Library

The Great Bend Public Library will offer free computer classes to the public beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25. Days and times of classes will vary from week to week.

September 18, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Dodge brand and Great Bend High School team up for booster fundraiser

Great Bend High School will host a Dodge Brand Booster Club fundraiser at the high school, 2027 Morton St., and offer community members the opportunity to take a spin in the latest Dodge brand vehicles for a good cause.

September 18, 2012 | | Business


Reba N. Richter 1927 - 2012

ELLINWOOD - Reba N. Richter, 85, of Ellinwood, formerly of Great Bend, passed away at the Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood on Monday morning, Sept. 17. Born on July 21, 1927 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of James and Hazel (Selle) Christensen. She attended school in Great Bend, where she was a resident for most of her life. In 1955, she was united in marriage to Virgil Richter, they later divorced. In years past, Reba worked for Bell Telephone as an operator for several years and later worked for Fuller Brush Company for a number of years. She enjoyed ...

September 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Richard E. Newick 1970-2012

Richard E. Newick, 42, died Sept. 16 in Barton County, Kansas as the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born March 4, 1970 at Reading, England, the son of Eric and Lorraine (Baker) Newick.

September 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


On the Record for Sept. 19, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

September 18, 2012 | | On the Record


Claflin fire report for July and August

CLAFLIN -In the last two months Claflin personnel were dispatched for: four patient assist calls, a traumatic fall injury, a possible stroke, a pedestrian versus vehicle accident, a multiple injury vehicle versus vehicle accident, a motorcycle accident, a syncope episode, a cardiac arrest, a dehydration call, four sick patients, a patient with other medical problems, eight out-of-town transfers, and one football standby.

September 18, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington Homecoming

September 18, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


David M. Gerstner 1950 - 2012

OMAHA, Neb. - David Michael Gerstner, 62, of Omaha, Neb. died Sept. 16, 2012 after a short battle with lung cancer. Born April 18, 1950, he was the son of Al and Virginia Gerstner.

September 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


GBHS volleyball team at home

Tonight is "Jam The Gym" night at Panther Fieldhouse for the Great Bend High School varsity volleyball team.

September 17, 2012 | | Prep Sports


’Bama, LSU 1-2 in AP Top 25

NEW YORK (AP) - Alabama and LSU are back atop The Associated Press college football poll, holding down Nos. 1 and 2 the way they did most of last season.

September 17, 2012 | | AP Sports


No. 15 Kansas State to put No. 6 OU to task

NORMAN, Okla. - It's time for No. 6 Oklahoma to be put to the test.

September 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


RATCHET UP

The Big 12's big bore is about to finally come to an end.

September 17, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Spiller sparks Buffalo’s 35-17 rout over Chiefs

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Coach Chan Gailey had a pretty good idea of C.J. Spiller's potential when the Buffalo Bills selected the running back with the ninth pick in the 2010 draft.

September 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Richard E. Newick 1970 - 2012

Richard E. Newick, 42, died September 16, 2012 in Barton County. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Rd., Great Bend.

September 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday July 9, at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

July 05, 2015 | | Local News


Kansans named to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey congratulated three Kansans recently appointed by USDA chief Tom Vilsack to serve on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and two of six commodity specific Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs).

July 05, 2015 | | Agriculture


Check It Out!

Every Hero Has a Story is the theme for the Summer Reading Program at Ellinwood School/Community Library. Students are enjoying hero-based activities as they continue to read to meet their goals. Our participants are beginning to earn prizes; our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders made blankets for the Humane Society to use for the pets that are waiting for a good home; and all are being led by Shatlyn Thomas with the assistance of Michele Martin and Julie Blakeslee.

July 05, 2015 | | Local Life


University announces spring 2015 honor roll

Approximately 4,575 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2015 semester. The students, from KU's Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, represent 96 of 105 Kansas counties, 47 other states and territories, and 38 other countries.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


When I was young

When I was young ... a long time ago ... when I liked fireworks.

July 05, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


KBA honors 23 at its annual awards luncheon

The Kansas Bar Association honored 23 at its annual luncheon during its annual meeting in June at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park. This year's honorees ranged from the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office to the past public information director for the Office of Judicial Administration.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care receive deficiency free state reviews

On June 24, Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care assisted living residences were randomly visited by state licensing auditors for a review of operational protocol and resident care documentation. This is a standard process that is intended to verify that licensed senior living facilities are caring for residents as regulated by the state. Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care's reviews resulted in zero deficiencies. All operational protocol and resident care is at or above expectations as regulated by the State of Kansas.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


Civics Lessons

Empowered by a community who understood the value of their youth program, a diverse group of area teens set aside other interest to participate in community events. While it was routine – and always fun – for each member of the corps to take part in local activities, those same activities served to teach important lessons about civic responsibility.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


‘Improved Management, Improved Nutrition, Improved Profit’ focus of the 2015 K-State Beef Conference

Many cattle producers have experienced record returns on their calves the past year, but even times of high profitability demand a search for opportunities to enhance the management of a beef operation. Several of these opportunities will be discussed at the upcoming K-State Beef Conference, hosted Aug. 11 and 13 at various locations across Kansas.

July 05, 2015 | | Agriculture


Farming and Politics

This column isn't about today's political climate and agriculture. Instead let's focus on the political impact farmers have had on this nation as we celebrate Independence Day, specifically our Presidents. How many of this nation's leaders were farmers? What history and myth surrounds their backgrounds? Maybe more than you think aside from the more obvious ones.

July 05, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Fair

It's Fair time again in Barton County! The youth from all of our communities have been working hard on their various projects, and will be displaying them for the community to see. Whether you enjoy photography, artwork, or livestock, there is something for everyone at the fair.

July 05, 2015 | | Agriculture


Web

July 05, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Michael Abbott in Emporia State production of ‘’The Nerd’

Michael Abbott of Great Bend is part of cast and crew presenting "The Nerd," a hilarious and popular comedy by Larry Shue.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


Rebel Flag the Ultimate Dog Whistle

Since its reintroduction on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol in 1961 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the Confederate flag has been the source of controversy with a regularity approaching that of a Madonna comeback album. Sadly, it has been thrust into the news once more because some kid who loved it went crazy and committed an atrocity. A racially charged atrocity. Yes. Again.

July 05, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Political Correctness and the Confederate Flag

More and more people want the Confederate flag gone immediately. Before getting too hasty, though, some things must be considered.

July 05, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


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