Donna Zimmerman, Barton County Election Officer, has announced the following elective positions are available for the April 2 general election. Council positions are available for the cities of Great Bend, Hoisington, Ellinwood, Claflin, Albert, Galatia, Olmitz, Pawnee Rock and Susank. School board spots will be available for Great Bend, Hoisington and Ellinwood. Spots for the Barton County Board of Trustees and Ellinwood Hospital District Board are also available.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Vince Wilfork was a champion as a rookie with the New England Patriots. So, he wondered, how hard could it be to win the Super Bowl every year?
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Shane Southwell saw to it that No. 18 Kansas State's winning streak would reach six games.
LARNED - Spencer Nusser led St. John-Hudson High School's boys' basketball team with 22 points during their 10th win of the season, a 67-40 romp past Larned.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Bill Self saw an unenergetic No. 6 Kansas team in the first half and he let his players hear about it.
SAN FRANCISCO - Colin Kaepernick did the passing and running, and Aaron Rodgers couldn't keep up.
DENVER - Welcome to NFL immortality, Joe Flacco.
RALEIGH, N.C. - C.J. Leslie scored 25 points - including six straight during a key second-half run - to help No. 20 North Carolina State beat No. 1 Duke 84-76 on Saturday.
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LARNED - The Larned Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a special coffee hour and reception at 11 a.m. Jan. 14 at the Pawnee County Courthouse.
The Rev. Scott Hinkle will be speaking at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at Faith Community Church, located one mile west of 10th and Patton Road in Great Bend. Pastor Sandy Kennedy said everyone is welcome.
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."
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.
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.
ALBERT – Calvin E. Brady, 96, died Jan. 11, 2013 at Rush County Memorial Hospital LTC, La Crosse.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will be the leading contenders to make another championship run next season. It would be an unprecedented 11th title that would eclipse John Wooden's UCLA Bruins and their 10 championships.
HESSTON – It was an outing the Barton Community College men's tennis team was looking to build some momentum on. The Cougars were looking for back-to-back wins for the first time this season and crawl back to .500 in dual matches.
HESSTON – The Barton Community College women's tennis team got healthy Tuesday. In a couple of ways. First Barton had a full team participating after struggling last outing with that. Secondly, the Cougars picked up a 9-0 win – breaking a 6-match losing streak.
It was the biggest win yet. And there have been some big ones. The Barton Community College women's golf team continued to dominant the rest of the field in the Jayhawk Conference winning its fifth straight conference meet this season.
It went just how it was supposed to. A midweek game against a junior varsity to give the Barton Community College baseball team a break from the rigors of conference play. Those are supposed to be easy wins. And it was.
#1 singles boys, Matt Phillips, 2-2 3rd place
Current and future drought and water issues will be the main topic of discussion at the April 12, meeting of "It Blew So Hard: The Dust Bowl and Great Depression in Western Kansas" The meeting will be held at the Kinsley Library from 2-5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Have you tasted Kansas Heat Hot Sauce, Million Dollar Relish or Hot Kosher Dill Pickles? These are just three of the seven different items produced in Wilson by Kansas Foods LLC. Kansas Originals Market & Gallery at Wilson will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 18, to sample these locally produced foods. Also featured for tasting will be a variety of Snack Sticks made in Wilson by Rick Weigel and his crew at Wilson Foods. A selection of jellies, dips and snacks, all made in Kansas, will also be available to try.
#1 Singles Rigo Miranda 2-1 2nd place
Apple CEO Tim Cook should know better than to freak out over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). His company was also the victim of media alarmism and hyperbole.
The president was talking to America's enemy, extending his hand in the interests of peace, and the war hawks were going nuts. One conservative leader assailed "a weakened president, weakened in spirit as well as in clout." Another conservative leader denounced the president as "a useful idiot for (enemy) propaganda." A top conservative columnist lamented the president's "moral disarmament."
Wheatland Electric will announce the winners of its inaugural scholarship program at its 67th Annual Meeting April 15, in Syracuse. The cooperative will give away $10,000 in all. Recipients will be judged on their academic performance, school activities, career goals and a 1,000 word essay.
Sunflower Bank is partnering with Make-A-Wish® to help fulfill the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Sunflower has set a goal to donate $50,000 to Make-A-Wish chapters serving the Sunflower communities in Kansas, Colorado and Missouri. To reach this goal, Sunflower will donate 5¢ for every swipe of a Sunflower Bank debit card, now through June 30, 2015.