The Great Bend High School Debate team competed at the Dodge City Debate Tournament on Nov. 3rd. The Great Bend squad had six teams compete. In the varsity division two Great Bend teams had a 4-1 win/loss record. Marissa Hoisington and Chase Pumford placed sixth with a 4-1 win/loss record and 22 speaker points. Hoisington commented, "Although we debate almost every weekend, each tournament is different and presents unique challenges."
Agent Frank Callahan of Great Bend and Larned has been named Agent of the Month by American Family Insurance. He received the honor for outstanding sales of American Family insurance products during the month of October.
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Joiner Construction in Ellinwood at 411 E Santa Fe, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Shay Kasselman with greeters Karmi Green and Jill Fitzsimmons. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The 9.12 Tea Party's monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Kansas Oil and Gas Museum, 5944 West Tenth St. in Great Bend. Election analysis by Dick Friedeman, and John Edmunds will preview the 2013 Kansas Legislative Session. The meeting is open to the public and admission is free.
The Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show "Spider-man 2" at the next Teen Movie Monday, at 4 p.m. on Nov. 12. On Nov. 19 it will show "Spider-man 3." The movies are free to students in grades 7-12.
The free educational program "Loving Long-Distance: Families Separated by Distance" will help participants understand the time motivation, and effort it takes to keep connected during times of geographical separation.
Sterling House of Great Bend, 1206 Patton Road, will serve lunch to veterans and their spouses at noon Saturday, Nov. 10. There will be no charge for the meal. The event will include a flag raising, old time band and information for veterans.
Kelsey Kaemmerer, 19, of Great Bend, was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Monday after the car she was driving went off NE 10 Ave. (North Frey St.).
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The Barton Community College Lady Cougars dominated Bethany College's junior varsity squad from the outset of Tuesday night's women's basketball game at Kirkman Activity Center.
Kenjon Barner modestly said No. 2 Oregon did "pretty well" in its big win over USC. As for his own record-setting effort, the ever-humble running back credited his teammates.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has a degree in political science and even has worked on a presidential campaign, but has no interest in trying to lobby for a spot for the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish in the national title game.
NEW YORK - New Orleans will be the site of the new marquee bowl game between the Southeastern Conference and Big 12.
I stumbled upon my father's 1959 income tax return a few years ago. Oh, how I long for the simplicity he enjoyed when he filed his taxes that year.
The Barton County Quality of Life Endowment Fund is now accepting grant applications. The intent of the fund is to improve the quality of life in Barton County. Projects eligible for funding must make a visible enhancement to the community. Eligible organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designated IRS status. The application deadline is June 15th.
The Salina Symphony will celebrate "Women in Music" at its season finale at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at the Stiefel Theatre.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has expressed remorse and asked for privacy following a 10-week stay in rehab.
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#1 singles Jessica Nieto (1-2)
Anyone wondering about gifts for the graduate or mom on Mother's Day may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St. Rose Health Center volunteers are sponsoring the event, which is open to the public.
A device that detects vision problems found a home at Sunflower Diversified Services' Early Education Center (EEC) and it was used during a screening for the first time recently.
The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation from the Overland Pass Pipeline, information on MERGe and FORCE response groups, report on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2015 activities, and a discussion about the South Kansas Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan which was recently adopted by the Barton County Board of County Commissioners.
And so it begins. Fittingly enough with a local wrestler.
Due to inclement weather, Thursday's BCCC softball game at Tabor JV has been cancelled. Barton's Friday single, nine-inning baseball game at Pratt has been moved to Sunday for a doubleheader.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. April 6 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
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BEIJING (AP) - After nearly four decades of bypassing the United States, track and field's marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the sport.