As this is written, Barton and the surrounding counties missed the rain chances forecast over the weekend. The droughty conditions were made worse by well above normal temperatures and strong winds that further stressed the wheat crop and depleted the precious little moisture received the previous seven days. In spite of this, the majority of wheat in the area would still be rated overall fair to good. However, conditions need to improve soon to salvage an average wheat crop.
A Great Bend High School Alum, Alexis Reed, along with 17 other students and faculty from four National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship programs recently met in Juneau, Ak., for a workshop titled Understanding Rapid Environmental and Social Change in the Arctic: Bridging Traditional Knowledge and Interdisciplinary Science Across IGERTs.
The following meals will be served April 11 through April 15. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Sunday Cheyenne Stamp Club - 2:30 p.m. at the North Main Pizza Hut Christian Motorcycle Association Rapture Riders - 2 p.m. dinner at Montana Mike's. 3 p.m. meeting Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Evening Quilt Guild - 6:30 p.m. at the CPI Annex, 1809 24th. Informational Meeting Bungalow FCE - 11:30 a.m. at the Highland Hotel. ...
Twenty-two students traveled to the state FBLA competition on March 31 and April 1 in Topeka. The event was held at the Capitol Plaza hotel. Students competed in a variety of business events. Those placing at the state competition were: Emily Seiwert, 9th Place (Chapter Scrapbook); Lance Popp, 6th Place (Chapter Banner); Colton Lagerman-2nd Place (Business Math); Nick Elliott-7th Place (Cyber Security); RJ Seidel-5th Place (Hospitality Management); Dylan Dreiling-3rd Place (Job Interview); Sylvia Ofoma-5th Place ...
Recently, I celebrated my 18th birthday, which for most newly-turned 18-year-olds really means nothing practically other than, if they were so inclined, they can buy cigarettes now and, if they break the law, they'll be charged as an adult.
Dear Editor, I wish to thank the Claflin Ambulance Service for their good, dependable group. I had an emergency a few nights ago at midnight and they were here to transport me to the hospital in a few minutes. Good job, EMTs! Thanks. Elsie M. Clowers, Claflin
Dear Editor, To the fine citizens of Great Bend: I would like wholeheartedly to thank you for the write-in support I received for the USD 428 school board position. Though I am disappointed to not be a part of the official workings of my children's school, I am not discouraged. God willing I will try again in two years. Unfortunately, after the election I learned that there was some misinformation as to why I was ...
JV TRACK & FIELD At Ellinwood Tuesday BOYS Team standings 1. Ellinwood, 145; 2. Great Bend, 138; 3. St. John, 126; 4. Lyons, 48; 5. Smoky Valley, 22; 6. Hoisington, 20; 7. Chase, 19; 8. Claflin, 15; 9. Larned, 10. Individual results 100-meter dash - 1. Ringering, Ellinwood, 11.43; 2. D. Blair, Great Bend, 11.75; 3. O. Ramirez, St. John, 12.08. 200 dash - 1. Ringering, Ellinwood, 24.42; 2. Oglesbee, Ellinwood, 25.74; 3. Reynolds, Great ...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The locked-out NFL players don't want to go back to collective bargaining with the league. They have now made a move to allow their former union boss to be present if court-supervised talks take place between the two sides.
BOSTON (AP) - Russell Martin hit two of New York's four homers and the Yankees rebounded for a 9-4 win over Boston on Saturday, one day after becoming the only team to lose to the Red Sox this season.
RUSSELL - Hoisington High School and Larned attended the Russell track and field invitational on Thursday.
ARKANSAS CITY - The Barton Community College track and field team opened the 2011 outdoor season at Arkansas City on April 2-3 at the Cowley Tiger Invitational.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors were down to their last chance, and possibly losing the case.
It was a very windy day at the Lawson-Biggs Field as the Barton Community College Cougars faced the Cloud County Thunderbirds in a doubleheader on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs hope to have at least half their fearsome pass rushing duo when they welcome Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
LARNED - Mark Twain once penned, "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." Is that true for football players? Football teams?
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos lead the league in an exhaustive list of offensive categories: Points, yards, passing, first downs, third down efficiency.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith's even disposition never changed, even after the Chiefs quarterback held his own in an entertaining shootout with Chargers counterpart Philip Rivers.
HUTCHINSON – Phyllis E. Ankerholz Fimple, went to be with her Lord and loved ones Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Hospice and Homecare of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born Aug. 11, 1922, at Augusta, she was the daughter of Bertram H. and Flora E. (Fitzwilliam) St. Clair. She married Lawrence H. Ankerholz Nov. 20, 1941, at Salem, Ill. He died Dec. 7, 1983. She then married Rufus P. Fimple Jan. 15, 1994, at Great Bend.
In a small sampling of college football media, 27 of 33 Heisman Trophy voters say they would consider Jameis Winston for the award even if the sexual assault case involving the Florida State quarterback is unresolved before they vote.
Lelia A. Thompson, 94 died Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Sterling Presbyterian Manor, Sterling. Born Aug. 5, 1919, at Arpelar, Okla., she was the daughter of Boone and Virgie Mae (Ezell) Turner. She married Norman Thompson March, 26, 1938, at McAlester, Okla. He died March 18, 2002.