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Car hits road grader

A Hoisington man suffered lacerations to his face after the car he was riding in struck a road grader on K-96 at SW 10 Road, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports.

June 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Hoisington briefs

USD 431 to have special meeting

June 26, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Globetrotters draft Martin Methodist College's Justice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Harlem Globetrotters have drafted James Justice of Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn.

June 26, 2012 | | AP Sports


Longoria receives life sentence

Family members of Alicia DeBolt did not get to address the man who killed the 14-year-old girl in 2010, but they did get to hear a life sentence pronounced Tuesday on Adam Joseph Longoria, now 38 years old.

June 26, 2012 | | News


ROYALS BLANK RAYS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Luke Hochevar was taken aback when he walked into the manager's office one day and manager Ned Yost and the Royals coaches started trying to convince him to make a change.

June 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Redskins QB Griffin target of extortion

DALLAS (AP) - A former Baylor basketball player is facing a federal extortion charge for allegedly threatening to release "derogatory information" about Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III unless he was paid.

June 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Boston trades Youkilis to White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Youkilis sat in the White Sox dugout before his first game with his new team, looking relaxed, sounding confident and flashing a toothy smile through his trademark bushy goatee.

June 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


GBRC to host USTA Jr. novice tournament

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a United States Tennis Association Jr. novice tennis tournament on Friday, July 6.

June 25, 2012 | | Local Sports


WKFL sign up set

Western Kansas Football League sign up will be held on Monday, July 2.

June 25, 2012 | | Local Sports


Huslig receives academic award

PRATT - Great Bend native and Pratt Community College women's soccer player Kayci Huslig earned a 2011-12 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award this year.

June 25, 2012 | | Community College


Outfielder Byrd suspended 50 games for PED use

NEW YORK (AP) - Outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Monday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

June 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Golden Belt finishes second at Lakin swim meet

LAKIN - For the first time this summer, the Golden Belt swim squad finished second in a meet.

June 25, 2012 | | Summer Sports


Heat celebrate with parade in Miami streets

MIAMI (AP) - The NBA championship trophy was center stage, bathed in white light and sitting on a pedestal. And each Miami Heat player offered it a different greeting.

June 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Roger Lee Zeigler 1935 - 2012

HOISINGTON – Roger Lee Zeigler, 76, died June 25 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Aug. 3, 1935, he was the son of Donald L. and Bernice W. (Slimmer) Zeigler. He worked as a sales associate and representative for Tower Products at Lenexa. A Hoisington High School graduate, he was a resident of Hoisington for most of his life. He spent several years in Kenwood Plaza, St. John.

June 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


John H. Mitchell, Jr. 1932 - 2012

John H. Mitchell Jr., 79, died June 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 27, 1932, at Albany, N.Y., he was the son of John Henry and Ada (Oliver) Mitchell. He married Lois Ann Rule on June 5, 1955, at Green Island, N.Y. She died June 13, 2009. A Great Bend resident since 1974, coming from Troy and Green Island, N.Y., he worked as a production manager for Fuller Brush Company.

June 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Trade already

With the advent of 2015, there's hope the Obama administration will follow through on its ambitious trade agenda. Leaders on both sides of the Atlantic agree a more open trade partnership makes sense.

January 18, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Check It Out!

There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.

January 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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