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Hoisington chamber accepting parade entries

June 18, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood to add Variety Show to AHF

ELLINWOOD - Summer has just gotten started so it is hard to believe that After Harvest Festival is just a month away. The committee has been meeting regularly and have some new events to add tothe After Harvest Schedule and also improvements on the long standing traditional activities.

June 18, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

IRS Suspends LIHTC rules to allow owners to house tornado victims

On May 20, 2013, the President issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Oklahoma because of the devastation caused by the tornadoes. Subsequently, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated jurisdictions for Individual Assistance. Because of the damage to housing caused by the tornadoes, the IRS has determined that state housing agencies may provide approval to project owners in their respective states to provide temporary emergency housing for displaced individuals in accordance with IRS Notice 2013-40. The IRS has suspended certain rules to allow low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) sites to be used to shelter victims of the ...

June 18, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Guess who is Behind ‘Conservative’ Radio and TV Ads

You've seen them on television and heard them on the radio, those commercials boasting that "conservatives" like Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan are working to make sure we have a tough, enforceable immigration system that closes our borders and makes all those illegals go to the back of the line to await possible future citizenship. Well, here is my solemn pledge to you: if you believe that, then I want to sell you an iconic old bridge in New York City that connects Brooklyn to Manhattan. If you're interested, I can make you a really good deal on ...

June 18, 2013 | Doug Patton | Columnists

Democrats OK With Obama Spying on You, not Bush

Liberals are slurping at a new yet familiar theme trough: Republicans are hypocrites because they're against NSA surveillance now but were all for it during the Bush administration.

June 18, 2013 | | Columnists

Car Tech

June 18, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Roadway Inn and Suites, 57 W. Kansas Highway 4 and 281 in Hoisington at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Shay Kasselman with greeters Marty Steinert and Matt Hiss. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

June 18, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Be Well Barton County receives grant from KHI’s Healthy Communities Initiative

Be Well Barton County, a advisory group dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles countywide, has been awarded an implementation grant through the Kansas Health Foundation's Healthy Communities Initiative worth up to $75,000 over the next three years. Be Well, one of 12 grantees in the state to receive this funding, will use the funds in support Complete streets and Safe Routes to school, nationally recognized programs that encourage local governments to consider bicycle and pedestrian traffic when planning street and sidewalk improvements..

June 18, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

Pit bull committee meets tonight

The City of Great Bend Pit Bull Committee will meet at 6 p.m. tonight at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The purpose of meeting is to hear comments from the public.

June 18, 2013 | | Local News

Royals score on wild pitch in ninth inning for 2-1 win

CLEVELAND - Pinch-runner Elliot Johnson scored from third base on a wild pitch by reliever Matt Albers in the ninth inning, giving the Kansas City Royals a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.

June 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Oregon State advances with 11-4 win over Louisville

OMAHA, Neb. - It's one down and three to go for Oregon State.

June 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Golden Belt Swim Squad claim second place at Leoti swim meet

LEOTI - The Golden Belt Swim Squad finished second at a Leoti swim meet on Saturday.

June 17, 2013 | | Summer Sports

George Veprus 1916 - 2013

George Veprus, 97, died June 16 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. He was born on Feb. 18, 1916, in Lithuania. He was a longtime resident of Great Bend.

June 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Georgia J. Crosley 1938 - 2013

Georgia J. Crosley, 75, passed away on Saturday afternoon, June 15, at Cherry Village Residential Care in Great Bend. Georgia was born on June 1, 1938 at Mountain View, Ark. to Harvey Andrew and Tolva Leona (Finch) Chatman, and had been a resident of Great Bend since 1992. In addition to being a homemaker, she provided in-home caregiver services for the past ten years to a number of individuals.

June 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Kay George 1946 - 2013

LA CYGNE - Kay George, 66, passed away June 12 at her home. Born on Dec. 4, 1946 in Parsons, she was the daughter of William and Ava Kinne George. Kay graduated from Emporia State Teachers College receiving her Masters in Mathematics. She taught briefly in Alma before moving to La Cygne where she taught for 32 years at the Prairie View High School, teaching math and computers. She was also a cheerleader sponsor, Senior Class sponsor, and served as a school board member for USD 362.

June 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

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Barton women win sixth straight

It was a sluggish start coming off a record-breaking effort for the Barton women's basketball team.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Barton men cruise by Hesston

It used to be a gimme game. But not any more. The Hesston College men's basketball team is pretty good now days.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

FHSU men’s soccer moves on in Division II National Tournament

Fort Hays State used three first half goals to earn a 4-2 victory over Upper Iowa in the round of 16 at the NCAA Division ...

November 24, 2015 | | College

Four earn All-American status at Cross Country Championships

Missouri Southern's Vincent Kiprop was the National Runner-Up in men's cross country to highlight the MIAA's day at the NCAA Division II ...

November 24, 2015 | | College

CPL All League teams

Central Prairie League All-League Volleyball Teams 2015

November 24, 2015 | | Prep Sports

The Prairie Godmother Funds host Giving Tuesday Event to increase endowment fund

The Prairie Godmother Funds is one of over 65 organizational and other endowment funds participating in Give Where You Live, in conjunction with Giving Tuesday ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas Forage and Grassland Council Annual Conference to be held Dec. 15

The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council will hold its Winter Conference and Annual Meeting on Dec. 15, at Kansas Farm Bureau Headquarters, 2627 KFB Plaza ...

November 24, 2015 | | Agriculture

OTR for November 23, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 23, 2015 | | On the Record

Holiday foods: Homemade and mail order gifts are welcome

Candy, jellies, cookies and more-some of the best holiday gifts come from our own kitchens, or from the kitchens of local specialty food companies.

November 22, 2015 | | Local Life

Why it’s called ‘Turkey Day’

How did the turkey reserve its place on our traditional Thanksgiving table?

November 22, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Ellinwood Garden Club

The Ellinwood Garden Club met on Nov. 11, at the Historic Wolf Hotel. Members enjoyed a catered hot luncheon served in elegant style on a ...

November 22, 2015 | | Club News

Digging deeper: Study finds High Plains Aquifer peak use by state, overall usage decline

A new Kansas State University study finds that the over-tapping of the High Plains Aquifer's groundwater beyond the aquifer's recharge rate peaked in ...

November 22, 2015 | | Agriculture

Kansas State University working with state, industry to turn area into pet food industry hub

Kansas State University issued the following news release:

November 22, 2015 | | Agriculture

Gentiva Hospice an affiliate of Kindred at Home celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month

Gentiva Hospice – part of Kindred at Home, the nation's largest provider of home health and hospice services – joins in celebrating National Home Care and ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

Thanks and Sharing in November

The first wave of Mary Kay Chemo Care packages were delivered to the staff at the Great Bend Heartland Cancer Center this week by Mary ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

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