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Bonds’ sentencing brings BALCO saga to near-closure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The largest federal criminal investigation into sports doping began more than nine years ago with a tax agent digging through the trash of the now notorious Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative. Barring an appeal, the government's work comes to an anti-climactic end Friday when Barry Bonds - the probe's highest-profile catch - is sentenced for obstruction of justice.

December 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Paul headed to LA; Clippers, that is

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chris Paul is headed to Los Angeles for real this time - to the Clippers, not the Lakers.

December 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Great Bend captures first

HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School swim team to first place for the first time this season, winning the Hutchinson meet on Tuesday night.

December 14, 2011 | | Prep Sports


CRENNEL IN CHARGE

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Romeo Crennel stepped to the podium inside the Chiefs' practice facility, gripping both sides of it with his meaty hands, and promptly named Kyle Orton his starting quarterback.

December 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Wendell E. “Chub” Brenner

DAYTON, Ohio - Wendell E. "Chub" Brenner, 83, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of North Fort Myers Fla., died Dec. 13, 2011.

December 14, 2011 | | Obituaries


Frances H. Pratt 1923-2011

GREAT BEND - Frances H. Pratt, 88, died Dec. 14, 2011 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.

December 14, 2011 | | Obituaries


On the Record for Dec. 15, 2011

Great Bend Police

December 14, 2011 | | On the Record


BCC’s inmate education program receives grant extension through August 2012

Since 2009, almost 700 incarcerated youth and adults have had the opportunity to pursue a higher education through Barton Community College's grant funded Reach Out, Retrain and Re-entry (R3) project. This number shattered the project's initial goal of 250 participants, and with a recent government grant extension, many more will have the same opportunities, according to Elaine Simmons, BCC's dean of Workforce Training and Community Education.

December 14, 2011 | | News


St. Rose doctor suggests less invasive hysterectomies in most cases

When a woman's doctor recommends a hysterectomy, one of her first questions should be "what kind of hysterectomy," advised Maxine Lingurar, M.D. Gone are the days of one-size fits all.

December 14, 2011 | | Mind & Body


Home burglarized during remodeling

Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a burglary that occurred between 1 p.m. on Nov. 26 and 4:10 p.m. on Nov. 27 at 1912 Adams St. in Great Bend, at a house that was being remodeled.

December 14, 2011 | | Area Briefs


DARE

HOLYROOD - DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) culmination for the Central Plains Elementary School 5th graders took place on Monday, after 11 weeks of classroom education. Barton County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brad Patzner instructed 24 students from Lisa Ryan and Kara Potter's classes.

December 14, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington Municipal Court Dec. 1

Benito Barrera Jr., disorderly conduct, fine $50, court costs $85

December 14, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Mystic Blues

December 14, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


The great outdoors

December 14, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


lia sophia names Top Sales Advisor in Hoisington

lia Sophia recently announced top honors for its Excellent Beginnings Program Achievers for their outstanding sales accomplishments and professionalism. Having just joined the fashion jewelry business, Ona Marshall of Hoisington has earned this accomplishment in the first 15 weeks by attaining certain sales levels and by sharing lia sophia with other new Advisors.

December 14, 2011 | | Business


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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.

March 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Hoisington School Menu

Breakfast

March 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Monday

March 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Lions Club annual District Convention

The Lions Clubs of Western Kansas District 17-K will hold their annual District Convention on Saturday, March 7, at Memorial Union on the Fort Hays State University Campus. International guests will be Yves and Dominique Leveille of Ormestown, Quebec, Canada.

March 01, 2015 | | Club News


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served March 2 through March 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

March 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

March 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Simple Steps to Seed Starting Success

Get a jump on the growing season by starting your favorite or hard to find plants indoors from seeds. Starting hard to find plants, like many of the heirloom or newly introduced varieties, from seed may be the only way you will be able to add these to your garden. Plus, you'll be extending the growing season and bringing the fun of gardening indoors.

March 01, 2015 | Melinda Myers | Local Life


Moms who worry and husbands who don’t

Moms tend to worry a lot.

March 01, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Repotting Houseplants

Spring is just around the corner, and many people I know are experiencing cabin fever. Just as many people want to get out and stretch after a long cold winter, your potted plants are also beginning to respond to the longer days by starting to grow. This means that it may be time to repot your house plants to give them more room. I found an article from K-State Research and Extension's Horticulture department on how to repot your houseplants. This will give them more room and allow them to be a healthier plant, and give you something to ...

March 01, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Randy Parsons named to Coldwell Banker® International Sterling Society

Randy Parsons, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has been honored as a member of the company's International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership was awarded to the TOP 17 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Altruism No Substitute for Helping Yourself

We like to be kind to other people.

March 01, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Barton County 4-H Hosts Winter Classic

Barton County 4-H shooting sports leaders hosted the 11th annual Barton County 4-H Winter Classic on Saturday, February 21, at the Expo Complex. In the air rifle division, the scores at the end of the day were Sedgwick County – 2004 and Barton County – 2004. The tie was broken on the number of bulls shot by the four team members. Sedgwick County had 38 and Barton County had 34. The team members for Barton County were Parker Smith, Ryan Kohman, Katelyn Reh, and Lake Lyman. It was a very competitive match and all participants were congratulated on their hard work.

March 01, 2015 | | Club News


Trump's in the Clown Car

Well, the joke's on us. Remember during the recent "Saturday Night Live" anniversary special when Sarah Palin conducted a faux Q&A with Jerry Seinfeld? It went like this:

March 01, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Flooding the ER

March 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


The Soil Environment – Soil Acidity

When most people think of soils in terms of plant growth, they consider soil moisture, how hard or loose the soil is for plants to grow through and the nutrient status of the soil. Too often, whether in production agriculture or not, one factor is often overlooked. This factor plays a role in all aspects of the soil environment. That factor is soil acidity which plays a huge role directly and indirectly in plant growth. This week's column starts the examination of what soil acidity is with following columns devoted to its effects on the soil as a plant ...

March 01, 2015 | | Agriculture


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