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​Jon Travis Hartman 1940 - 2014

PRATT - Jon Travis Hartman, 74, died Dec. 13 at his home in Pratt. Born Oct. 1, 1940, in Pratt, he was the son of Charles Dwight and Helen Louise (Stiles) Hartman. He earned his Master of Science degree in Art from Fort Hays University and taught 35 years at Great Bend High School. He served on the Vernon Filley Art Museum Foundation Board of Directors for several years and remained as Emeritus Board Member.

December 16, 2014 | | Obituaries


Cougars sweep games in Michigan to wrap up first semester

It was a Homecoming of sorts for the Barton Community College men's basketball team – in Kalamazoo, Mich. that is.

December 16, 2014 | | Community College


Time to put things in perspective at County Treasuere's Office

Dear Editor,

December 16, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


GBHS FFA

December 16, 2014 | | Local News


Banks can gamble

Dear Editor,

December 16, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


We're a Nation of Laws

Torture is illegal. Period. End of debate. There is no legal, moral or probable justification for torture. It's against the Bill of Rights; it's against the Geneva Convention; it's against United Nations Convention Against Torture (ratified by the U.S. in 1994); it's against every state statute from every modern constitutional democracy and every decent and encouraging proposal coming from humanity in the last century.

December 16, 2014 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Is Being Selfish Really Such a Bad Thing?

Well over two years ago, a local public figure encouraged folks to give blood because it was the selfless thing to do.

December 16, 2014 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Santa Gas Prices

December 16, 2014 | | Editorial Cartoons


The year we gave up Christmas to give back

It was summer when Mom had first mentioned the idea of our going as a family to Disney World. We were ecstatic. Because we were a family of 12, trips that necessitated hotels and plane rides were extremely rare. This would be a first for many of us. Before we got too excited, Mom explained to us that the only way this trip would be possible was if each of us worked hard and saved up money to pay some of our own way. We weren't worried about that, though.

December 15, 2014 | Kate Rose Lee, KSL | Trending Topics


family hardships inspired one woman to change the face of finance

Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of the crowdfunding website Indiegogo, grew up watching her parents struggle to keep their family business afloat. But instead of discouraging her from entrepreneurship, their example inspired her to change the face of how entrepreneurs get financed.

December 15, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker, Deseret News | Trending Topics


Discovery viewers outraged man not eaten alive on 'Eaten Alive'

What's it like to have strangers disappointed that you weren't eaten and potentially killed by an anaconda? Just ask Paul Rosolie, the host and (almost) snake snack on Discovery Channel's recent "Eaten Alive" special.

December 15, 2014 | Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Trending Topics


How to survive when you're the survivor: Dealing with grief during the holidays

The death of a loved one is difficult any time of the year, but during the holidays, grief can be overwhelming. Instead of being "the most wonderful time of the year," it can be the most dreaded.

December 15, 2014 | Shelly Norman, KSL | Trending Topics


Pope Francis didn't OK pets in heaven, but some wish he had

Contrary to earlier media reports from several sources, Pope Francis did not comfort a disconsolate little boy at a Vatican audience by saying the child's deceased puppy would be awaiting him in heaven.

December 15, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Trending Topics


Cutting the Christmas crazy

Christmas is crazy. There is no getting around it. Recitals and school programs dominate our calendars. Cookie swaps and get-togethers fill our evenings. Then there's shopping and wrapping and trying to squeeze every last sugar-coated ounce of fun out of the Christmas season, because if we don't, then our children won't have blissful memories of mischievous elves on shelves or the warm glow of Christmas in their hearts to get them through the cold winter ahead.

December 15, 2014 | | Trending Topics


Barton County Jail log, Dec. 12-14, 2014

Barton County Jail

December 15, 2014 | | On the Record


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Quarterbacking Congress

I'm not a huge fan of John Boehner.

January 11, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Check It Out!

The following books are among the top ten checked out at Ellinwood School/Community Library.

January 11, 2015 | | Local News


Beware of counterfeiters’ who hand off fake NFL goods

During the playoff season fans' enthusiasm often manifests itself in the form of purchases of a favorite team's merchandise. The lead up to the Super Bowl gets emotions high – and prices can seem high as well. So many go searching for bargains. Unfortunately, some of those "bargains" that can be so alluring are cheaper for a reason: they are fakes. That means the workmanship and the materials used in their manufacture will be of inferior quality, making that "great deal" quickly turn into a rip-off.

January 11, 2015 | | Sports


Toastmasters Club being formed

A new Toastmasters club is being formed in Great Bend. Newcomers are welcome. Meetings are from 6 to 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday's of each month at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St., Great Bend. For more info contact Krystal Barnes, 620-639-4384.

January 11, 2015 | | Club News


Farmers ready to juggle acreage mix in 2015

Record crops and low prices have farmers embracing change in 2015, with acreage shifts continuing to move fields from corn to soybeans, according to the latest Farm Futures survey.

January 11, 2015 | | Agriculture


Christmas decorations were outstanding

Dear Editor,

January 11, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Air Force Airman Cordell W. Merten graduates

Air Force Airman Cordell W. Merten graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

January 11, 2015 | | Local Life


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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