Boy, do I feel sorry for smokers these days.
From what little I can remember from when I remained awake in high school and college, William Shakespeare loved mistaken identities, crossed purposes and scheming villains. Shakespeare would have loved Elizabeth Warren, Richard Shelby and Wall Street bankers.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce has canceled the coffee scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21 due to the snow.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team claimed a 50-23 Mid-Central Activities Association rout over Larned on Tuesday night to close out the regular season.
HOUSTON (AP) - The NBA's career scoring leader in the All-Star game, Kobe Bryant has never been just about offense.
WAKEENEY - Western Cooperative Electric Cooperative president Larry Evans announced that Darrin Lynch has been selected to serve as the next general manager. David Schneider, current general manager, will retire May 31.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show the motion picture "Total Recall" at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, for Teen Movie Monday. The free program is open to all students in grades 7-12.
Author Rebecca Willman Gernon will visit the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, to speak on the issue of "Two Sides of the Same Story: Deaf in a Hearing Family."
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for frozen berries from the Bithell Farms in Oregon. These excellent quality berries are flash frozen and packed in 14 pound boxes and can be divided easily. Available are: blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries, pie cherries, dark sweet cherries, peaches, apricots, apples and rhubarb.
Barton Community College will host a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Kirkman Student Activity Center.
On-campus enrollment is down, but Barton Community College appears to be maintaining steady growth for a sixth consecutive year, college officials reported.
James L. Blakey, 77, died Feb. 17, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born July 28, 1935 at Great Bend, the son of William and Esther (Langrehr) Blakey.
Barton County Sheriff
ELLINWOOD - Ann T. Brown, 64, died Feb. 18 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born May 24, 1948 in Duncan, Okla., she was the daughter of Howard Gardner and Gladys B. Baldwin Gardner. On June 10, 1967 she married Terrance W. Brown in Ellinwood. A resident of Ellinwood for 50 years and a seasonal resident of Sargents, Colo., she was a legal secretary, a property manager, office manager for North American Drilling and Exploration and an aerobics instructor for 25 years.
The 2015 Larned High School softball team is coached by Dustin Wilson. The Larned girls play Halstead at home Friday.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Minor league baseball's new speed-up rules have hit a glitch on opening day.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The $600,000 question at Texas is just who calls the plays for the Longhorns' anemic offense.
Drive-cam video shows distraction a factor in 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes
DODGE CITY- Taking care of business when it mattered most. That is what the Barton Community College softball team did Wednesday afternoon in a sweep of Dodge City.
The President of the United States of America announced a peace deal with Iran. It's been so long that American leadership in the world sought peace through diplomacy I forgot we had it in our foreign policy tool box. The last time that occurred to me was on a Spring Break trip to Arkansas, which, granted, is also not an idea that occurs to many people.
When I came to, I was on my back on the floor of my accountant's office.
Ellinwood High School Prom 2015 will be held at Ellinwood High School on April 11th. Prom decorations may be viewed by the public from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Promenade will begin at 6 p.m. on the east side of the high school. The prom theme for this year will be Candy Land. The dance will end at 11 p.m. Transportation to After Prom will be on the north side of the high school.
Great Bend senior Jeff Mietler was selected to be on the All Kansas State Bowling team. The Panther captain ended the season with an average of 218. At the conclusion of the regular season, Jeff was named the Most Valuable Player in the WAC and was also named to the All WAC First Team. Mietler anchored the Great Bend boys to a regional runner-up finish and a third place finish at the state tournament.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Three of golf's greatest players began the Masters with ceremonial tee shots.
GREAT BEND - Pam Jackson, 62, died April 7, 2015 at her home in Great Bend.
Hilda Chakir, 98, died April 7 at River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend. Born April 8, 1916, in rural Barton County, she was the daughter of Gustav "Gus" and Matilda (Liese) Kasselman. On Aug. 19, 1939, she married Theodore Richard "Dick" Griffith in Great Bend. He died on April 25, 1977. She then married Norman William Chakir on March 10, 1981, in Miami, Okla. He died on Dec. 30, 2012. A lifetime resident of Barton County she was a homemaker. She was a former 4-H Leader, and enjoyed her family, quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and going to dances.
A free program for caregivers of senior citizens will be presented at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Booked April 6