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Area woman named national Czech queen

WILBER, Neb. – Anna Hand of Ellsworth County was crowned as the national Czech queen at the Miss Czech Slovak U.S. pageant held in conjunction with the national Czech Festival Aug. 4 in Wilber, Neb.

August 09, 2013 | | Local News


27th Annual Polka Days

The 27th Annual Polka Days, sponsored by Po.L.K. of A, Kansas Chapter, will be held on Aug. 16 through the 17 at the Highland Hotel Convention Center, 3017 W. 10th in Great Bend. Doors open at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 17 and at 9 a.m. on Aug. 18th. Cost is $9 for Friday, $15 for Saturday and $12 for Sunday or $25 for a two day package. For more information contact Marilyn Degenhardt at 620-793-5540; LeRoy Degenhardt at 620-793-5540; LeRoy Wilhelm at 620-792-1604; Bob Kaiser at 316-722-1170; Dave Heier ...

August 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


The text messages can wait

Dear Editor,

August 09, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Boxberger thrives at World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Austria

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Three University of Notre Dame rowing team student-athletes were members of top-10 finishing crews in late July at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria, Erin Boxberger (United States, W8+), Ailish Sheehan (Ireland, W4-) and Molly Bruggeman (USA, W4x) each took part in the five-day event.

August 09, 2013 | | College/Professional


Shifty Congress

August 09, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Childless Couples: Do They Deserve To Live?

Whether you're arising from a long, luxurious sleep or frantically cleaning up melted crayons, surely you have a strong opinion on the cover story in the August 12 "Time" magazine: "The Childfree Life: When Having It All Means Not Having Children."

August 09, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Great Minds on Government

Too many of our political leaders see government as the solution to our challenges. If only they paid more consideration to what some of our great minds had to say about government.

August 09, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Mary Anna Elizabeth Brown Laflen 1914-2013

MOUNDVILLE, Mo. - Mary Anna Elizabeth Brown Laflen, 99, Moundville, Mo., passed away after a short illness Aug. 6, 2013 at Christian Health Care in Nevada, Mo.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Hoisington chamber accepting parade entries

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce is accepting entries for the 117th annual Labor Day Parade. The theme of the parade is "Celebrating Life In The Heartland."This year's theme focuses on the importance of living in small, active close-knit rural communities.

August 09, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


NFL Preseason capsules

RAVENS 44, BUCCANEERS 16

August 09, 2013 | | College/Professional


Ruben H. Grose 1925 - 2013

HUTCHINSON - Ruben H. Grose, 87, precious husband, daddy, grandpa, great-granddaddy, brother and friend, joined his heavenly Father on Aug. 7, at his home in Hutchinson.

August 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for Aug. 9, 2013

Barton County Jail

August 08, 2013 | | On the Record


​Great Bend Public Library holding supply drive

The Great Bend Public Library is holding a craft supply drive. Items requested range from crayons and glue to Mod Podge (glue, sealer and finish) and scissors. Jennifer King, the Young Adult librarian, said the library offers a variety of craft programs for all ages. "Crafts are an indispensable method of promoting creativity," King said.

August 08, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Crime Stoppers offers reward after shot taken at officer

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about the person who shot at a Kansas Highway Patrol officer in his patrol car last month. At 12:56 a.m. on July 28, the trooper was driving east in the 1400 block of 10th St. in Great Bend when he heard a gunshot and the rear window glass shattered.

August 08, 2013 | | Local News


Shafer Gallery calling for 'Choreography of Cranes' entries

The Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College is calling for entries for its national juried art exhibit "Choreography of Cranes." The deadline to submit work is Sept. 1. The exhibit is a collaborative effort between the Shafer Gallery and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center to raise awareness of the precarious plight of the endangered whooping cranes and the daunting task of conserving their habitat.

August 08, 2013 | | Local News


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Barton women sweep tennis duals in Nebraska

The Barton women's tennis team had an impressive weekend in Nebraska. The Cougars, in their annual late January trip to Freemont, defeated Nebraska schools ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton men lose two close tennis matches in Nebraska

Things don't get much closer than this past weekend for the Barton men's tennis team. The Cougars traveled to Nebraska for a break ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Authorities Got It All Wrong in Planned Parenthood case By Christine Flowers Ann Richards, former

Ann Richards, former governor of Texas, became famous for one quip about George H.W. Bush by saying, "He was born with a silver foot ...

February 04, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Why This Female Cannot Support Donald Trump

How any female in America could support Donald Trump, the American version of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, is beyond me.

February 04, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Public Lands

February 04, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Two more Barton women wrap up NJCAA spots

Tamara Style and Brooklyn Polk earned their seats on the bus when the Barton women's track team head to the NJCAA Indoor Nationals at ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton men split squads; continue to add up qualifying marks

Most of the Barton men's track team this past weekend took for southeast Kansas and Pittsburg State Invitational. A few, however, headed northeast to ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


At the Mike

Two weeks might be too much for the national media

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


​Ellinwood Columbus Club to sponsor fish fry Feb. 12

Ellinwood Knights of Columbus are having a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd. The ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


​Adopt A Pet serving soup, cinnamon rolls Saturday

Great Bend Humane Society Adopt A Pet will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Orscheln's Farm ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


​Deines Center offers ceramic workshop

RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center in Russell is offering a ceramic workshop with hands-on instruction by Barbara Stevens, an artist and former head of Cloud ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Karen Edith (Rusco) Baldwin 1940 - 2016

JUNCTION CITY – Karen Edith (Rusco) Baldwin, 76, passed away on Jan. 26, 2016, at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City.

February 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


Barton County experiencing email problems

If you tried to send an email to Barton County officials and got no response, you are not alone.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Huelskamp’s representative to visit Great Bend Feb. 11

A staff representative of Congressman Tim Huelskamp who specializes in Veterans' casework will visit Great Bend from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 11 ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Heartland Cancer Center to sponsor health events

Great Bend's Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St., will sponsor trio of health-related events in February.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


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