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Thunderstorm watch issued Monday night

The National Weather Service in Wichita issued a thunderstorm watch for Barton County and nearby counties - Edwards, Ellis, Ellsworth, Hodgeman, Ness, Pawnee, Rice, Russell and Stafford.

August 05, 2013 | | Local News


Ellinwood makes requests

ELLINWOOD - Due to the recent flooding in the community, the USD 355 school district will be making bathroom and shower facilities available at the high school during regular business hours Tuesday, Aug. 6 this week. Additional dates will be made available if necessary. This will allow people who are being affected by the flooding to have access to facilities.

August 05, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Royals drop Mets, win for 11th time in 12 games

NEW YORK - Things are going so well for the Kansas City Royals these days they have even figured out how to turn the sun in their favor.

August 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kahne passes Gordon late to win at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Jeff Gordon had the inside line, a lead and his first win of the season in sight, usually a sure thing for Pocono's top winner.

August 04, 2013 | | AP Sports


Royals catcher Perez suffers concussion against Mets

NEW YORK - All-Star catcher Salvador Perez, who was struck in the mask by a foul ball in the Kansas City Royals' win over the New York Mets on Saturday is going on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

August 04, 2013 | | AP Sports


And more water

August 04, 2013 | | News


Hands-on folkart workshop

The next hands-on folkart workshop at the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas features a classic animated toy, the jumping jack.

August 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Christiansen reunion

The annual Christiansen reunion will be held on Aug. 10 at the Larned Community Center, north of the National Guard Armory just off 56-156 highway. A pot luck dinner will start at noon.

August 04, 2013 | | Reunions


A sure thing: Robotics Team claims seventh straight championship

Just call them Team Automatic.

August 04, 2013 | | Education


Picking the perfect melon

When I was a young child, I used to be in amazement on how my uncle or mother were able to go out to the garden and pick the best melon for dessert out of all of the fruit growing. What was the secret that they alone knew to go out amongst what at that time I felt was hundreds of melons (I bet there were no more than 15 or 20) and pick the one that would be perfect at the time when we would eat it. Well, now that I am older, I am better about which melon ...

August 04, 2013 | | Agriculture


Farm safety around electrical power lines

In June of this year, a 37-year-old Stanton County farmer died inside a grain cart while preparing for wheat harvest. A tarp (containing a metal rod) in the grain cart blew up and touched an over-head power line electrocuting him.

August 04, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


K-State Olathe, American Royal seek entries for best-tasting steak

The American Royal Association and Kansas State University Olathe are looking for the best-tasting steak and are inviting beef producers from across the nation to submit rib-eye steaks for the competition.

August 04, 2013 | | Agriculture


Great Bend student completes Nasa-Based Space Science Education Program at the Cosmosphere

Jordyn Stukey of Great Bend, daughter of Greg and Regina Stukey, graduated from the Camp KAOS Starship Earth July 19th at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Jordyn will be entering 5th grade at Jefferson Elementary School this fall.

August 04, 2013 | | Education


U.S. wheat still a hot world commodity

The U.S. grain marketing system is unmatched and transparent. Yet it can be complicated. This is why U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) maintains 17 offices strategically located around the world to pave the way for U.S. export growth.

August 04, 2013 | Aaron Harries Director of Marketing Kansas Wheat | Agriculture


Gertrude Lischesky Alumni Fund established

"As you anticipate your future, what role do you hope to play in making this a better world?"

August 04, 2013 | | Education


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Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with ...

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Tuesday

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Werth 60th

Leon A. and Joan E. Werth will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today with a Come and Go reception from 1:30 to 3 p ...

August 30, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Bowman — Sandstrom

Rob and Kelly Bowman of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany Ann Bowman to John Paul Sandstrom, son of Jeff and Jane ...

August 30, 2015 | | Engagements


It’s up to me

Any idea how much packaging we throw away in every household across the United States?

August 30, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


GBHS class of 1975 memorial service

The Great Bend High School Class of 1975 will hold a memorial service for the deceased members of their class at 2 p.m. on ...

August 30, 2015 | | Reunions


GBHS class of 1950 reunion

The Great Bend High School Class of 1950 will meet for their 65th Class Reunion on at 8 p.m. on Sept. 12, at the ...

August 30, 2015 | | Reunions


Saint Francis Community Services opens new state-of-the-art residential treatment facility

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) will mark the opening of its new state-of-the art Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) on Sept. 3, with an open ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Jumping Jiminy Crickets! Rainy conditions may have boosted Kansas cricket population

First it's the racket of 17-year cicadas. Now Kansans in some areas may be facing an influx of chirping crickets, aided by this year ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local Life


Elm leaf beetles

At this time of year, most of the elm trees in Barton County start looking burnt. Their leaves turn brown and some may fall. Overall ...

August 30, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Reflections on CKMC and the passing of an era

Count me along with pretty much everyone else who is awash in nostalgia with the tear down of the Central Kansas Medical Center. Some readers ...

August 30, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


Federal contract awarded to City Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning of Ellsworth

City Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., Ellsworth, won a $17,330 federal contract set aside for small business from the U.S. Army Corps of ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Edith Marie Carroll King

HOUMA, La. - Edith Marie Carroll King, 89, a native of Barton County, and Houma, La., died on Aug. 19, 2015.

August 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arlene Booth Thompson 1934 - 2015

OTIS - Arlene Booth Thompson, 81, passed away on Aug. 22, 2015, surrounded by her family. Born July 15, 1934, she was the daughter of Oran ...

August 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larned High calendar

MONDAY-Ninth-grade class meeting, seminar

August 28, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


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