Dear Editor, To Edward Cross, president of Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association, Topeka: Thanks for the morning laugh (in reference to last Tuesday's Public Forum.) With Republicans holding the future of America hostage by threatening to not raising the debt ceiling, I needed one. However, I trust an educated person such as yourself learned the following at whatever institution of higher learning you attended (hopefully not a for-profit, but that would explain everything): Businesses ...
As is usually the case when Wal-Mart announces the intention to build a new store, community supporters - pushing for jobs, an enlarged tax base and shopper convenience - battle community opponents -trying to save mom-and-pop retailers.
Dear Editor, Thank you all for all the support this year and all who have donated so far to the American Red Cross and our life-saving mission of collecting blood. With your help, we are able to spread the word about the need for blood and help give patients another chance at life. Your support has made a significant impact on the community and the blood supply. We cannot thank you enough for helping patients ...
Dear Editor, Our sincere thanks go out to everybody in the community who participated in the annual Lenten congregational fund raiser for Barton County Emergency Aid: The Widow's Mite. Through your generous contributions and efforts within your congregations, this year's fund raiser has brought in over $5,500 and counting! As you know, Emergency Aid works to help residents of the Barton County communities who are experiencing financial crises, as well as providing assistance in passage ...
MIAMI (AP) - Almost lost in the shuffle of Miami's series-tying win over the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals was the small matter of a long-awaited reunion.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during an off night for both of the game's superstars, and the Dallas Mavericks built a huge lead early before hanging on for a 93-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
GREENSBURG - The Ellinwood High School girls' track team took second place at the Class 2A regional track and field meet at Kiowa County on Friday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Barton Community College women's golf team overtook Bismarck State in the final round of the National Junior College Athletic Association Women's Golf Championship for 17th place.
Macksville High School qualified in seven individual events and one relay for the Class 1A state track and field meet in Wichita on Friday and Saturday.
PHILLIPSBURG - The Hoisington High School track and field team qualified in eight individual events, as well as a relay, for the upcoming Class 3A state track and field meet in Wichita.
HUTCHINSON - The Barton Community College men's track and field team took third place at the National Junior College Athletic Association Outdoor Track and Field Championship on Saturday.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Soaked with sweat, Shackleford bucked and kicked until crewmen finally shoved him into the No. 5 gate at the Preakness.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For Jake Westbrook and the St. Louis Cardinals, beating Kansas City was as easy as 1-2-3.
Camp Hope participants can once again look forward to the "Our Kids" Golf Tournament when they gather in June for their annual, activity-filled week in Barton County. The camp is designed for children who have had or do have cancer.
Folks who attend the Fraternal Order of Eagles' Pancake Feed on Thursday will get more than just a good meal, Eagles member Corry Herrman said. It is a fundraiser for the FOE Diabetes Research Center. The cost for the meal is $5.50 per person, and includes sausage or bacon as well a pancakes, Herrman said. Serving will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m., upstairs in the Eagles lodge at 11th and Main. ...
LARNED - JoAnn (Bruntzel) Simmons Selzer, 82, passed away peacefully Nov. 22 at the Linnwood Park Senior Care home in Meriden. She was born Oct. 21, 1931 in Rozel, the daughter of Alfred and Mildred Ellis Bruntzel. JoAnn was a Pawnee County resident until 1985, when she and her husband, Clyde, sold their beloved Melody Ranch southeast of Larned and moved to Paola to be closer to their children and grandchildren living in the Kansas ...
WELLINGTON - Evelyn Fairy DeYoe, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehab Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Wichita, she was the daughter of William and Evalena (Fields) Gasswint.
WICHITA - Sidney J. Hughes, died on Nov. 23. He was a retired police officer with 28 years of service.
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Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.
ELLINWOOD - The newly formed Ellinwood Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 in a special meeting at the Farmers Mutual Insurance office, 16 N. Main, to discuss a youth basketball league being organized by Hoisington Rec.
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed both days. The Barton County Landfill will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. On Saturday, it will return to normal operational hours. Emergency services will be in normal operation.