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Michael and Laura Bader announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Bader, to James King, nephew of John and Sandra Darling.

February 27, 2011 | | Engagements


4-H and Youth Development

Barton County 4-H Day was held Saturday, Feb. 19 at Hoisington High School. 4-H Club members participated in public presentations, talent and the music division.

February 27, 2011 | | Local Life


Women only shooting clinic

A women-only Basic Shoot clinic by C&R Training, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 12 at the Zumalt Building, 301 W. Broadway in Stafford.

February 27, 2011 | | Area Briefs


K-State engineering scholarship created in memory of Venture Corp founder

Doris Spray, Great Bend, has made a substantial contribution to the College of Engineering at Kansas State University to establish the Orville "Butch" and Doris Spray Family Civil Engineering Scholarship.

February 27, 2011 | | Education


Protect and enhance

There's an old saying that goes something like this: Sometimes you have to look back on where you've been to know where you're going. While I'm not a fanatic about history, I believe it certainly has its place in our society today.

February 27, 2011 | | Agriculture


BCARSP Meeting

The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 11 at The Club at StoneRidge, 24th and Frey. President Rose Kelly will be in charge of the meeting.

February 27, 2011 | | Club News


Hodgeman County added to list of Rural Opportunity Zones

This morning the Kansas Senate approved an amendment co-written by 36th District Senator Allen Schmidt, of Hays, which will add Hodgeman County to a list of state Rural Opportunity Zones (ROZ's).

February 27, 2011 | | Business


Rick’s Ag Roundup Weekly News

K-STATE CATTLEMEN'S DAY Make plans now to attend the 98th annual KSU Cattlemen's Day will be held on Friday, March 4. This program is designed to provide producers, allied industry and individuals with information about new developments in the beef industry. The day will begin with the Commercial Trade Show and Educational Exhibits at 8 a.m. in Weber Arena. The morning program will start at 10 a.m. with a welcome by Dr. Ken Odde, followed by "The Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan". This plan will include an "Introduction and Background" by Jeff Davidson, Greenwood County; "Regulations ...

February 27, 2011 | | Agriculture


KSBDC, Manhattan entrepreneur to recognize 15 small Kansas businesses

The Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) announced the 2010 Emerging and Existing Businesses of the Year this week, including T&C MFG & Operating Inc. of Great Bend. T&C MFG & Operating Inc. is owned by Craig Pangburn and Thomas McGlinn, Great Bend,

February 27, 2011 | | Business


Preceptor Pi hosted by Sister Chapter Xi Delta Upsilon

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 22 at First Congregational United Church of Christ for a "Winter Wonderland Party" hosted by Sister Chapter Xi Delta Upsilon. The Sister Chapter served chili with various toppings and cherry crunch with ice cream for dessert. Xi Delta Upsilon also presented each Preceptor Pi member with a stuffed snowman holding a fleece blanket.

February 27, 2011 | | Club News


SC Theatre presents Tartuffe as Spring Play

"Tartuffe" a classic and well-loved French comedy is being performed by the Sterling College theatre department at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 3, 4 and 5 in Culbertson Auditorium on the Sterling College campus.

February 27, 2011 | | Education


2011 Conservation Tree Seedling Sales

The Kansas Forest Service's 55th consecutive Conservation Tree Sales Program has reached mid-term. In spite of the weather, sales have been relatively brisk. At the half-way point of the season, we are not sold out of any species, but we are running low on black walnut seed, elderberry, pawpaw, and persimmon.

February 27, 2011 | | Agriculture


Government should buy local

Dear Editor,

February 27, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Battle for America is just now beginning -- Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

I'm going to bankrupt this country by any means necessary, and if you try to stop me or slow me down, I'll shut the government down and blame it on you.

February 27, 2011 | | Columnists


But they are, Glenn, they are!

Glenn Crawley, 55, who describes himself as a "man of the water," flipped his catamaran off the coast of Newquay, England, for the 13th time and had to be rescued, running the costs of attending to his miscues to the equivalent of nearly $50,000.

February 27, 2011 | | News of the Weird


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Inflation, Deflation

Inflation, deflation. No, this is not Economics 101. We will not be using the Bell Curve and doing some statistical analysis. No accounting, no spreadsheets. This is about footballs. DEFLATEGATE!

January 28, 2015 | | Sports


No. 17 West Virginia holds off Wildcats

MANHATTAN (AP) - Tarik Phillip matched a career-high 12 points and West Virginia, relying on its high-pressure defense, shut down Kansas State for a 65-59 victory Tuesday night.

January 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Charity drive nets thousands of items for local food banks

The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.

January 27, 2015 | | Business


Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unruh 1943 - 2015

NEODESHA - Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unrein died Jan. 24, 2015, at his home in Neodesha. Born Sept. 21, 1943, in La Crosse, he was the son of Jacob and Abby Unrein. He attended school in La Crosse. He was employed at a packing plant, roofing and construction and was a truck driver at Airosal Inc.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber 1931 - 2015

HAYS - Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber, 83, died Jan. 25, 2015, at Hays Medical Center. Born Dec. 19, 1931, in Great Bend, he was the son of Fred and Margaret (Mauler) Schreiber. On Sept. 27, 1952, he married Frances L. "Frankie" (Musick) in Hutchinson. She died April 3, 2012. He was director of fleet maintenance for Becker Corporation in El Dorado for 21 years. He also worked 11 years at Thompson Transport in McPherson. In 2008 he moved to Hays from Andover.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Walter L. Graham 1921-2015

EMPORIA - Walter L. Graham, 93, of Emporia, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Walter was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Liberal, the son of Logan and Margaret (Bruce) Graham. He attended Pratt Junior College, Independence Junior College and Wichita State University.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


College to feature Library Lovers Month

The Barton Community College Library will celebrate "Library Lovers Month" in February by featuring a unique event each week including special library-wide themes, creative book displays, a Facebook promotion and a scavenger hunt. Events are open to students, faculty, staff and community members.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 28, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Gas prices creep back up a tick

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.82 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents in the last week to $2.02.

January 27, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Huelskamp makes committees

WASHINGTON, D. C. – The leadership of the United States House of Representatives Monday made appointments to numerous House committees for the 114th Congress, including Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler.

January 27, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Schridde qualifies for state

January 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for March 1

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. Detailed grant guidelines can be found online.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


HHS sends wrestlers to finals at Bob Kuhn Classic

The Hoisington High School varsity wrestling team participated in the Bob Kuhn Sr. Prairie Classic Wrestling Tournament this past weekend at Hays. The team sent five wrestlers to the finals where senior Brandon Ball at 138 lbs. won the Championship match to help propel him to win the Tournaments Most Outstanding Wrestler Award. Sophomore Jonathan Ball, 145 lbs.lbs.; freshman Christopher Ball, 152 lbs.; senior Chance Boor, 195 lbs.; and sophomore Landen Urban, 285 lbs., all finished second. Senior Landon Harmon, 120 lbs., and junior Austin McHenry, 182 lbs., finished in fifth place. Collectively with teammates freshman Tanner Cassity, 113 ...

January 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Ace Hardware, 4903 W 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Terry Lewis, Dale Hogg and Regan Ochs. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


Barton Blazers place 2nd

January 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


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