Moles and pocket gophers can be among the most destructive pests to home landscapes.The Barton County Extension Office in Great Bend gets many calls annually from homeowners with holes, tunnels and mounds on their property which disrupts mowing and plant growth. Recently, Charlie Lee, Kansas State University wildlife damage control specialist, came out on the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 4, to the Jim And Marlies Stevens property southeast of Great Bend with Rick Snell, ...
KOC holds centennial celebration On Nov. 12, 1910 the Hoisington Knights of Columbus was chartered, and on Dec. 12, 2010, the council celebrated its centennial with a social hour and dinner. The Council had a class of 94 charter members. The council has been active in both civic and parish affairs. The council membership has always worked hand in hand with the pastor of St. John Parish in lending added strength to any ...
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Elementary Parents Association is once again in the final planning stages for the annual school carnival which will be held Feb. 5 at the Hoisington Activity Center.
ARKANSAS CITY - Russell Allen Davis, 79, of Arkansas City died Dec. 30 at the South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center ICU in Arkansas City. Russell was born Nov. 1, 1931, to David and Lena (Hester) Davis on a farm in Galatia. He was reared and educated in Galatia.
MALVERN Ark. - Agatha M. (Esfeld) Cuzick Reeves, 91, died Dec. 29 at The Crossing in Malvern, Ark. She was born March 9, 1919, at Great Bend, the daughter of Fred, Sr. and Frances (Monger) Esfeld. She married Glenn E. Cuzick on Aug. 17, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1969. At the ripe old age of 83, she married Donald Reeves, and he preceded her in death in 2003. ...
The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) recently celebrated its building debt retirement with a Mortgage Burning held on Nov. 21, with its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner that followed.
The City of Larned regular session council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include funding for the Pawnee County Economic Development Commission, fees for mowing services on private property, grant award and request for EMS Supervisor's vehicle, request to replace water utility pickup, allocation of costs for City Wide Clean-up Day, request to increase late charge for utility bills, and grant award for fishing pond outhouse.
Will visit with area residents in Burdett Congressman Jerry Moran will visit Pawnee County on Jan. 3 during his annual Listening Tour. As Senator-elect, Moran is traveling to communities in each of the 105 counties in Kansas to visit with area residents. Moran will meet with residents in Burdett, from 12 to 1 p.m. on Jan. 3 at the Burdett Senior Center, located at 203 Elm Street. Area residents are encouraged to attend. The issues ...
After her fourth-grade son was allegedly slapped by his teacher at a Kansas City, Mo., elementary school - son, black; teacher, white - Lisa Henry Bowen submitted a 40-page list of reparations she expects from President Obama and two dozen other officials.
Ah, New Year's Eve. What a great night to revisit the past year. Though I'd rather revisit 1999. The unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in 1999. Dot-com stocks were still creating lots of paper millionaires. The U.S. deficit for that year was $1 billion - that's right, "billion" with a "b," a far cry from the $1 trillion to $2 trillion it is nowadays. Things were going so well, we had to make up crises, ...
We're almost at the end of 2010, which means it's time for some new year's predictions.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Stanford really does have UConn's number.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL fined the New York Jets $100,000 on Thursday for violating league rules when assistant coach Sal Alosi tripped Miami's Nolan Carroll on the sideline during a punt return earlier this month.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The NFL's rookie rushing leader is an undrafted free agent with a penchant for hurdling defenders in the open field.
The Scheuerman Reunion will be held at 12.30 p.m. on June 2 at the Rush Center City Hall on Hwy 96 in Rush Center. A potluck dinner will be held and everyone is asked to notify family members and bring table service. Drinks will be furnished. Bring pictures and paper clippings to share.
Last week's Wall Street Journal featured a story about over-sharing - asking, "What triggers people to reveal too much?"
The question that I seem to get most often right now is why are my trees dying? Most of the time, the answer is the drought. Even though we have had some moisture recently, we are still in a severe drought. Driving around the county, you will even see old, big Red Cedars dying in the tree rows. That is because we have had two summers that were extremely hot and dry which baked the ...
PHILADELPHIA - Bronson Arroyo pitched five-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings, Joey Votto was 4 for 4 with a homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 Saturday.
BALTIMORE - Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.
HERINGTON - The Ellinwood High School girls' track and field team won a Class 2A regional championship on Friday, scoring 93 points to top Berean Academy, which finished with 88.
TOPEKA - With a 12th-place finish, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers did something no other swim team has done at the Class 5-1A state swimming championships.
The Larned High School boys' golf team will compete on Monday morning in the Class 4A state tournament at Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney.
INDIANAPOLIS - Lance Stephenson scored nine of his playoff career-high 23 points during a late 11-2 run Saturday night, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 106-99 and into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004.
BALTIMORE - Matt Joyce hit a big two-run double in a six-run ninth-inning rally, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 10-6 victory over the Orioles on Saturday, ending Baltimore's franchise-record streak of 109 straight wins when leading after seven innings.
CHICAGO - In case they weren't aware already, the Chicago Blackhawks now know they're going to have to earn it if they want to get past Detroit.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It hasn't taken long for Alex Smith to become the leader of the Kansas City Chiefs.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State outfielder Tanner Witt scored on a bases-loaded passed ball in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the 18th-ranked Wildcats to their first Big 12 Championship in school history with a 6-5 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma Friday evening at Tointon Family Stadium.
Barton Community College has announced its 2012-13 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassadors of the Year.
The Great Bend Public Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, May 26 and 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The library will also switch to summer hours on May 28. It will be open Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library will be closed Sundays through Labor Day.