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Kitts honored

Judge Hannelore Kitts greets guests at her retirement reception, Friday in a courtroom at the Barton County Courthouse. Kitts has served as a 20th Judicial District Judge for 17 years, since her appointment by Gov. Bill Graves in 1995. Before that, she was an attorney from 1984-95. Kitts said her plans for retirement are to travel and spend more time with her children - "Just what every retired person does."

January 12, 2013 | | Local News


Forts established in western Kansas

Editor's Note: Local historian David Clapsaddle writes about aspects about the Santa Fe Trail. The early years before trading on the Santa Fe Trail eventually included Fort Larned and Pawnee County. The 16th installment researched the Cimarron Ranch in Gray County.

January 12, 2013 | | Pawnee Co.


​Rec Board meets Monday

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board will hear the 2011-2012 audit report when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other items on the agenda include election of officers and the second reading of proposed bylaws changes.

January 12, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Calvin E. Brady 1916-2013

ALBERT – Calvin E. Brady, 96, died Jan. 11, 2013 at Rush County Memorial Hospital LTC, La Crosse.

January 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Donna Rae Smith 1947 - 2013

EDMOND, Okla. - Donna Rae Smith, 65, passed away Jan. 8, 2013 at her home in Edmond, Okla.

January 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Arlene Mingenback 1920 - 2013

GREAT BEND - Arlene A. Mingenback, 92, died Jan. 10, 2013 in Great Bend.

January 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Floyd Leon Rich 1922 - 2013

HUTCHINSON - Floyd Leon Rich, 90, died Jan. 9, 2013 at Hospice House in Hutchinson after a brief illness.

January 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Pamela (Asher) Schneweis Hunter

KATY, Texas – Pamela (Asher) Schneweis Hunter, 60, died Jan. 11, 2013 at her home in Katy, Texas.

January 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Joseph H. Hanks, Jr.

GREAT BEND - Joseph H. Hanks, Jr., 81, died Jan. 11, 2013 at his home in Great Bend.

January 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Roy Dale “Rocky” Ford 1949-2012

ALAMOSA, Colo. - Roy Dale "Rocky" Ford, 63, passed away on Dec. 29, 2012 in Alamosa, Colo. A longtime Alamosa, Colo. and Great Bend resident, Rocky was born on Feb. 27, 1949, in Great Bend to Ora and Opal Mae (Griffin) Ford. He was a cattle and buffalo rancher and worked horses for many years. He was a carpenter and plumber, working in construction with his brother, Bud.

January 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


Commodities distribution

Ann Robinson will be distributing Commodities from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday at the SRS Office, 1305 Patton Road.

January 11, 2013 | | Area Briefs




Bureau of Labor Statistics, Job Deception Deepens

Last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics continued its monthly deceit and deception exercise. The December unemployment rate, according to the BLS, is 7.8 percent. In the same report, BLS announced that 155,000 new jobs have been created.

January 11, 2013 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Is It Time To Repeal Presidential Term Limits?

The experts are giving it little chance of passage, but H.J. Resolution 15 is stirring a lot of talk.

January 11, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


113th Congress

January 11, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


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Golden Belt Community Foundation Scholarship application now available

Each year Golden Belt Community Foundation helps students realize their dreams with scholarships made possible through the generosity of caring donors.

January 11, 2015 | | Education


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part I

We all know a century is a long time. In U.S. agriculture the changes make it seem more like a millennium. We are aware of the obvious changes in crops, crop yields, machinery and technology, demographics, and globalization. But where and why did those changes happen and how have these changes changed, or not changed, what a farmer has become?

January 11, 2015 | | Agriculture


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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