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Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

November 20, 2011 | | Menus and Activities


Protect the prairie

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau

November 20, 2011 | | Agriculture


Preceptor Pi has program on ‘Candies for the Holidays”

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Nov. 15 at the home of Cindy Meitler, who also served as co-hostess and presented the program. President Janis Link led the meeting.

November 20, 2011 | | Club News


The Greatest Innovation?

In any area, people continually discuss (argue?) over the best or greatest. We trot out statistics and arguments, call on experts for their opinions, poll the public and spend a great deal of time in the debate. There are yearly, decade, century, and as 2000 approached even millennial lists. Examining our everyday lives, the media has and continues to debate what inventions and innovations have had the greatest effect on our everyday lives. The agricultural community is no exception, as in many ways it has experienced a more accelerated rate of change than society in general and often adopted technologies ...

November 20, 2011 | | Agriculture


Grant provides aid to FHSU 
Transition to Teaching Program

The Transition to Teaching Program at Fort Hays State University was recently awarded a five-year sub-award totaling more than $400,000. The sub-award is a component of Ohio State University's $5 million grant to build a network of partner universities that will support alternative licensure.

November 20, 2011 | | Education


Friends of the Library sponsors Christmas Bagpipe Recital

A Christmas Bagpipe Recital featuring Pipe Major Ian Briggs, McPherson, will be held after the St. John Christmas Around the Square festivities at 7 pm on Dec. 3, in the community room of Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library. There will be a free will donation.

November 20, 2011 | | Local News


MSGT Jack Willenberg retires from Kansas Air National Guard

Jack Willenberg, MSGT, retired from the Kansas Air National Guard on Nov. 5 after 20 years of service. The ceremony was held at McConnell Air Force base in Wichita. With family and friends with him, he was honored with several service awards.

November 20, 2011 | | Local Life


Sort of like ice cream

Orlando-area cosmetic surgeon Jeffrey Hartog inaugurated Liquid Gold, a storehouse for patients' frozen liposuctioned fat, charging $900 to safe keep a coffee-cup-sized portion and $200 per year storage - in case the fat is needed later, as for smoothing facial wrinkles.

November 20, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Wildcats hold on to beat Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Collin Klein and Kansas State just keep finding ways to win.

November 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


Baylor delivers stunning blow to No. 5 OU, 45-38

WACO, Texas (AP) - Robert Griffin and Baylor created even more chaos in the national championship race with a stunning blow against fifth-ranked Oklahoma.

November 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


Virginia upsets No. 23 Florida State 14-13

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Parks ran 10 yards for a touchdown with 1:16 left Saturday to give Virginia the lead and Florida State's Dustin Hopkins missed a 42-yard field-goal attempt in the closing seconds as the Cavaliers upset of No. 23 Florida State 14-23 to set up a showdown with intrastate rival Virginia Tech a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

November 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


USC upsets No. 4 Oregon after missed field goal

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Matt Barkley threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns and No. 18 USC held off No. 4 Oregon 38-35 on Saturday night when Alejandro Maldonado missed a 37-yard field goal to tie the game with five seconds left.

November 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


Richardson, No. 2 ’Bama cruise past Georgia Southern 45-21

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Trent Richardson rushed for 175 yards and scored three touchdowns to power Alabama over Georgia Southern 45-21.

November 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


Barton finishes season with loss to Temple

WEST PLAINS, Mo. - The Barton Community College volleyball team fell to Temple College on Friday at the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament.

November 19, 2011 | | Community College


Texas A&M drops Kansas 61-7

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - There was no way Texas A&M was giving up this first-half lead.

November 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


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Huelskamp makes committees

WASHINGTON, D. C. – The leadership of the United States House of Representatives Monday made appointments to numerous House committees for the 114th Congress, including Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler.

January 27, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Schridde qualifies for state

January 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for March 1

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories. Detailed grant guidelines can be found online.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


HHS sends wrestlers to finals at Bob Kuhn Classic

The Hoisington High School varsity wrestling team participated in the Bob Kuhn Sr. Prairie Classic Wrestling Tournament this past weekend at Hays. The team sent five wrestlers to the finals where senior Brandon Ball at 138 lbs. won the Championship match to help propel him to win the Tournaments Most Outstanding Wrestler Award. Sophomore Jonathan Ball, 145 lbs.lbs.; freshman Christopher Ball, 152 lbs.; senior Chance Boor, 195 lbs.; and sophomore Landen Urban, 285 lbs., all finished second. Senior Landon Harmon, 120 lbs., and junior Austin McHenry, 182 lbs., finished in fifth place. Collectively with teammates freshman Tanner Cassity, 113 ...

January 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Ace Hardware, 4903 W 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Terry Lewis, Dale Hogg and Regan Ochs. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


Barton Blazers place 2nd

January 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


States Should Force Federal Gas Tax Cut

For decades conservatives have advocated scaling back the role of the federal government in transportation, yet the federal gas tax that was supposed to end in 1969 is still hanging around 46 years later. Fortunately, there is a feature of the current law that gives states the the upper hand, and they should seize the opportunity to act.

January 27, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Ted Cruz and Climate Change

If this is the best liberals can do to disparage Ted Cruz, the Texas Senator has a great chance of being our next President.

January 27, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Cheap Gas

January 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Cougar women make it back-to-back West wins

Some portions of a schedule are tougher than others. Thanks to a make-up reshuffling earlier this year, the Barton Community College women's basketball had about as tough a 3-game stretch as anyone in the nation will play this season.

January 27, 2015 | | Community College


Barton offensive continues to roll in 100-90 win over Pratt

On a night when Gene Butler, a member of the highest scoring team in school history, was inducted into the Barton Sports Hall of Fame, the current Cougars showed him they can score a few points as well. Barton hit triple digits for the third time in seven conference games in a 100-90 win over Pratt.

January 27, 2015 | | Community College


Man found burning wire

Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units at 10:39 a.m. Friday for a possible structure fire at 600 Kansas Ave. Chief Mike Napolitano said that upon arrival they found that a man was in the basement burning the insulation off copper wire. The fire was out when units arrived; however, there was still some smoke in the building.

January 26, 2015 | | On the Record


Norma Ruth Schaefer - 1926 - 2015

HOLYROOD - Norma Ruth Schaefer, 88, passed away Jan. 25 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth. She was born June 10, 1926, in Lincoln, to Anna E. (Bahls) and Neils M. Pedersen.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Hazel "Alberta" Crone - 1925 - 2015

PAWNEE ROCK - Hazel "Alberta" Crone, 89, died Jan. 24, at her home in rural Pawnee Rock. Born July 12, 1925, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of George Albert and Hazel Olive (Colgin) Payne. On June 26, 1942, she married Francis "Roy" Crone in Iola. He died on Nov. 19, 2007. A resident of Barton County most of her life, she was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for Jan. 27, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 26, 2015 | | On the Record


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