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Edna M. Horner 1923-2013

Edna M. Horner, 90, died Aug. 26, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born April 13, 1923 at Penokee, the daughter of Albert Eugene and Hazel Ruth (Paxson) Stewart.

August 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


Bonnie Leora Evitt 1926-2013

Bonnie Leora Evitt, 87, died Aug. 27, 2013, at Sunshine Meadows Nursing Home, Buhler. She was born Jan. 31, 1926, in Joplin, Mo. to Clarence and Verda Jeanette Webster Shelton. She was a machinist at Cessna.

August 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for Aug. 28, 2013

Barton County Sheriff

August 27, 2013 | | On the Record


Great Bend to host Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Great Bend will host an Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Barton County courthouse square. The walk will begin around 2 p.m.

August 27, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Silver Cougar Club offers advanced Microsoft Excel class

Individuals who have the basics of the popular spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel down can take that knowledge to the next level through Barton Community College's Advanced Excel Workshop, from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 18 through Oct. 23 at the Center For Adult Education, 1025 Main St., Great Bend.

August 27, 2013 | | Area Briefs


BCC to close for Labor Day

Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday.

August 27, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Stop 'n' Learn gives preview on Big Bend Bike Rally

Rachel Mawhirter with the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce will present a free program about the upcoming Big Bend Bike Rally at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

August 27, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Governor updates drought emergency, warnings, watches

TOPEKA – Extreme drought conditions continue for western Kansas while central and eastern counties see improvement. This has led Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with an Executive Order 13-02 today. For the first time since July 2012 conditions have improved enough to remove or decrease the emergency drought status for some Kansas counties.

August 27, 2013 | | News


Chris Cakes serving pancakes Sept. 19

Food and entertainment are on the menu again for the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner. Tickets are now available for the event, which is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway, Great Bend.

August 27, 2013 | | News


Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area information night

The annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area information night is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, northeast of Great Bend on Highway K-156, in the southeast portion of the wildlife area. Current conditions, fall flight forecast, summer work accomplishments, changes resulting from the recent drought and planned hunting season conditions will be presented.

August 27, 2013 | | Area Briefs


KDOT requesting comments on STIP amendment

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the amendment of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) FY 13-16.

August 27, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Changing of the guard

August 27, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Does not cheating include steroids?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

August 27, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Confessions of the CIA

August 27, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Party Purity Pricks Pragmatism

And now, this week's freshly updated, highly speculative, oddly prescient, extremely long-range, totally indispensable, magically delicious, 2016 Presidential Campaign Alert. Pay no attention to that bilious sensation you are experiencing. It is simply sweet anticipation swelling into full-bloat boogie as the race for the White House floats tantalizingly around the corner. Admittedly, a wide corner. Multiple lanes. Many laps to come. Think Talladega, baby.

August 27, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


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OTR for February 10, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 10, 2016 | | On the Record


Burn Awareness Week was Feb. 1-7

February 1-7 was recognized as National Burn Awareness Week, and Safe Kids Kansas and the Office of the State Fire Marshal focused that week on ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Midwest Energy more than doubles Kansas Wind Energy purchases

Midwest Energy has signed a purchased power agreement with Westar Energy of Topeka for 57 megawatts of wind energy from the Kingman Wind Energy Center ...

February 10, 2016 | | Business


NARFE meeting

NARFE will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Stoneridge Club. Speaker will be Diann Henderson on the new playground equipment.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Rubio

February 10, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Manhattan Boys’ Swim Invitational results for Feb. 5 and Feb. 6

Coach Beaumont:

February 10, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Don Davis announces filing for re-election

The future of Barton County is important to all of us. Looking ahead and planning takes a lot of cooperation between all the county entities ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Hoisington High School Wrestling results

The Hoisington Middle School Wrestling team put on quite a display this past Monday night as the team traveled to Ellsworth to take on teams ...

February 10, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Mandatory Depression Screening a Depressing Thought

The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended mandatory depression screening for all Americans. The task force wants to force health insurance companies to ...

February 10, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


What Republicans Get Wrong About Amnesty

Since when did being a conservative mean also having to agree that some wall with mythical powers could "make America great again," a la Donald ...

February 10, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Champagnie puts her name at top of Barton record books

The Barton women's track history is long and storied. One of, if not the best in the history of the NJCAA. So setting records ...

February 10, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Wilson, Adderly hit 400m qualifying mark for Barton men

The list of events the Barton men's track team will take competitors for the NJCAA Indoor Championships added the 400m at the Frank Sevigne ...

February 10, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Floreine Margaret Blankenship 1918-2016

Floreine Margaret Blankenship, 97, died Feb. 8, 2016, at Carriage Square Nursing Home in St. Joseph, Mo. Born Sept. 13, 1918, in Boyd, she was ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ann Marie Mantz 1936-2016

Ann Marie Mantz, 79, died Feb. 9, 2016 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Dec. 8, 1936, at Hoisington, the daughter of Bernard ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Melvin Lyle Herrell 1933-2016

PRETTY PRAIRIE - Melvin Lyle Herrell, 82, died Feb. 8, 2016, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. He was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Stafford, to Leo Jesse ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


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