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Loren R. Zelenka 1958 - 2011

ELLSWORTH - Loren R. Zelenka, 53, died Oct. 27 at Hutchinson. He was born Jan. 19, 1958, at Cannon City, Colo., to Roy and Betty (Belt) Zelenka. He grew up in Wilson, and lived most of his life in California and Wilson. He married Sherith Loper on May 29, 1992, at Wilson. He was a welder.

October 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


In Barton County, 6.9 percent of income from Social Security

If Barton County residents didn't receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 6.9 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $74,871,073 in 2009, according to data from the federal Bureau for Economic Analysis and the Social Security Administration.

October 29, 2011 | BY BILL BISHOP and ROBERTO GALLARDO | News


Our cat gives anti-social new meaning

Our family has a cat. She's been living with us for 11 years but we don't know each other. She's more than anti-social. She's anti-people, anti-dog, cat, life.

October 29, 2011 | BY MATT KEENAN | Local Life


Thomas Allen Hermansen 1935 - 2011

Thomas Allen Hermansen, 76, of Great Bend, died Oct. 21 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson.

October 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


Wayne R. Rodie 1924 - 2011

with pic and US flag

October 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


EDH offers tax credits for sale

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood District Hospital has been granted approximately $200,000 in tax credits which can be purchased for the 2011 and 2012 tax years. The tax credits will give the participant a 70 percent state tax credit, and a 100 percent federal tax deduction.

October 28, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Central Plains KAY Club collecting winter coats

CLAFLIN - The Central Plains High School KAY organization is asking for help to warm the hearts of families in need this winter. Members are asking residents to donate new or gently used winter apparel. It may be dropped off at the local churches in Bushton, Claflin or Holyrood or to any Central Plains School Office.

October 28, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


The pumpkins are coming again

First Christian Church at Broadway and K-96 are expecting their second load of pumpkins this season. With receiving over 2,000 pumpkins in their first unload on October 8th the second truck will arrived on Wednesday with 800 more pumpkins. Come check out the variety of pumpkins available. The patch is open from 12 to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. This Sunday First Christian Church will be holding their annual Trunk Or Treat from 4 to 6 p.m. Come trick or ...

October 28, 2011 | | Religion


Memories Matter helps children grieve

After Jacquie Disque's mother died 10 years ago, she thought her older daughter, Malia, could benefit from the Memories Matter Bereavement Camp. Her other daughter, Jessica, was too young but started attending the camp when she could.

October 28, 2011 | | Local News


First United Methodist Youth and Families participate in Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat

The youth and families at the First United Methodist Church will be out collecting food during the first annual Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat for the Barton County Food Bank from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat (TOT-EAT) was first started by the International Thespian Society and is its annual nationwide community service initiative to collect food for the hungry, but over the years several civic groups and high school clubs have also taken the challenge to collect food around Halloween. The First United Methodist youth and their ...

October 28, 2011 | | Religion


Drip irrigation company approved for purchase of National Guard Armory

By Jim Misunas

October 28, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


'A Family Reunion to Die For'

"A Family Reunion to Die For" was presented by Over Actors' Anonymous of Larned High School in partnership with Prairie Arts Unlimited recently.

October 28, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Police Report

Thursday, Oct. 27

October 28, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Auditions scheduled for 3rd Annual “Barton County’s Got Talent” Dinner Theater

Whether you're a singer, a dancer, a comedian, a poet, an actor, or any other sort of talented individual, the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors wants you to perform in their upcoming "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theatre scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21. Members of the community are invited to help make this event a success by providing those in attendance with a variety show they'll remember. "There is a great need for adequate housing in our community," says Habitat Board Co-Chair David Hart. "Our dinner theatre fundraiser will be a fun and entertaining way to ...

October 28, 2011 | | News


Larned High School honors Spotlight students

LARNED -Larned High School students have been recognized for academics, athletics, fine arts and Leadership/Service for October.

October 28, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


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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


Great Bend Public Library is an honor

Dear Editor,

March 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Class 5A state wrestling

At Park City

March 01, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Class 6A state wrestling

Finals

March 01, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Burkes to chair BCC Foundation fundraiser

The Barton Community College Foundation will kick off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign, "Changing Lives – One Gift at a Time," on Sunday, March 1. Lifelong area residents and supporters of the college Gary and Anna Burke will serve as honorary co-chairs for the month-long fundraising drive.

February 28, 2015 | | News


VALLEY CHAMPS

WICHITA (AP) - Playing in front of a spirited crowd in one of the biggest home games in school history, Wichita State responded.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 8 Jayhawks rally past Texas 69-64

LAWRENCE (AP) - Rick Barnes was asked what made Kansas forward Perry Ellis so difficult to contain, and the Texas coach twice pointed out the way his senior instincts have developed.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals’ Hosmer hoping to build off postseason success

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Eric Hosmer hit a basketball, football and volleyball for a PlayStation commercial at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


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