MANHATTAN - Bill Snyder sees the intrigue of facing 34-year-old Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office has purchased "Offender Watch" software to enhance its website and Facebook page.
Great Bend Fire Department firefighters and friends serve spaghetti, Thursday night at their Ninth Annual Spaghetti feed. There was also a drawing for prizes. The line waiting to be served sometimes stretched outside the Knights of Columbus Hall and down the block.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office arrested a Colby man suspected of stealing several thousand dollars worth of property from a rural residence, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
Great Bend Fire/EMS Firefighters made four Emergency Medical Service calls Tuesday and six Wednesday. On Tuesday they checked on sparking wires at 17th and Polk St. At 3:14 p.m. Wednesday, they responded to a fire at 5220 24th St. The fire was started accidentally by someone working with an acetylene tank. There was some damage to the interior of the building. At 9:08 p.m. Wednesday they checked a smoke smell in a building at 5301 ...
HOISINGTON - USD 431 Board of Education approved the purchase of digital cameras for the district at its regular meeting on Monday.
TOPEKA – Thursday, the Kansas Corporation Commission approved an order granting a siting permit to Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC to construct the Kansas portion of a 600 kV high voltage direct current transmission line, and an HVDC converter station and associated transmission facilities.
On Nov. 2 the Great Bend High School Debate Squad competed at Salina-Sacred Heart's Debate tournament. Four teams competed in two divisions. In the novice division, Trae Black and Malia Clark placed 3rd. In the varsity division, Marissa Hoisington and Kameko Schultz placed 3rd. The debate squad placed 3rd in sweepstakes with 10 wins against 18 schools and 60 teams. The open teams, Kris and Michael Gieck and Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield, also competed ...
Roughly 15 million people watched each of the six games between Boston and St. Louis on TV last month, while here in the Phoenix metroplex a concurrent amateur World Series sparked every bit as much passion, maybe even more, among 324 adult baseball teams.
The week of November 11, Sunflower Diversified's recycling program will be collecting Electronic Waste and bicycles while joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
Turkey dinner to be held HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Knights of Columbus will hold its annual turkey dinner at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 N. Main from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 17. They will serve turkey, dressing potatoes and gravy, green beans rolls, drinks and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 11, and free for children age 3 and under. Ellinwood Veteran's Day ...
Because of a regulation designed to make nearly every plan rapidly lose grandfather status, millions of Americans have received letters informing them their health plans have been canceled. Many of them are unable to even get through the first steps of Healthcare.gov to see what their options there are, and others who are able to see their options are finding they have to pay more and may lose their doctors.
ROZEL – The senior class at Pawnee Heights School in Rozel is hosting its annual dinner theater on Saturday, Nov. 16. Classes eight through 12 have joined together to put on two one-act comedies by Keith Jackson.
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.