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Progress Club

The Progress Club met on March 7. Hostess was Karen Becker. Seventeen members were present.

March 20, 2011 | | Club News


The Wetland Explorer Spring Bird Migration: Catch it Now

By Curtis Wolf

March 20, 2011 | | Local Life


Jay Werth was inducted into the Phi Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Barton County Community Colleg

Jay Werth was inducted into the Phi Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Barton County Community College on Feb. 20th.

March 20, 2011 | | Education


Nex-Tech announces new employee

Nex-Tech, is pleased to announce Lindsey Krom-Craven as the Customer Sales Supervisor in Great Bend. Beginning the position March 7, Craven supervises the day-to-day operation of the two Nex-Tech stores in Great Bend.

March 20, 2011 | | Business


Otis-Bison Jr./Sr. High third nine weeks honor roll

Otis-Bison Jr./Sr. High third nine weeks honor roll

March 20, 2011 | | Education


Scouts receive recognition

Several Scouts from Troop 111, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Great Bend, received special recognition for giving service beyond what is normally expected.

March 20, 2011 | | Club News


Chase High School/Raymond Junior High Honor Roll

Chase High School 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

March 20, 2011 | | Education


Great Bend Middle School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Principal's Honor Roll

March 20, 2011 | | Education


Boy Scout Troop 149 Pinewood Derby

Boy Scout Troop 149 recently held Pinewood Derby Race.

March 20, 2011 | | Club News


March for Meals

This is a nationwide effort to recognize the efforts of those who serve Friendship Meals to seniors. This program is offered in the month of March and public officials are invited to participate. The Great Bend-based Eldercare is the local sponsoring, agency for the meals, covering 28 southwest Kansas counties. "They encourage us to invite mayors in to help serve."

March 20, 2011 | | Local Life


Post #128 to Host Reunion/Dinner

The 16th Annual Kansas fwo Jima Reunion and Dinner, founded by the late Walt Vincent in 1996, will be held May 7, at the Arden H. McKee American Legion Post #128, 108 East Garfield in Sterling. The door will open at 2:30 p.m. for refreshments and viewing of memorabilia. All veterans are invited and encouraged to bring personal memorabilia. Colors will be presented at 6 p.m. followed by the serving of dinner. The meal will cost $10 per person, at the door. Menu will be tossed salad, choice of smothered steak or fried chjcken, baked potato, green ...

March 20, 2011 | | Reunions


Karate Students Promote at Larned Family Karate

On March 16th the Larned Family Israeli/Okinawan Kobra Kai Karate and Mixed Martial Arts U.S.A. Academy had its first belt promotions under its new Instructors, 3rd Degree Black Belt, Sensei Nathan Chlumsky and 1st Degree Black Belt, Sempai Michael Alnore.

March 20, 2011 | | Business


Area students accept FHSU scholarships at recognition program in Great Bend

Several area students accepted Fort Hays State University scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year at a recent Student Recognition Program in Great Bend.

March 20, 2011 | | Education


Z’s Car Wash celebrates Grand Opening

Located at the intersection of 10th and Main in Great Bend, Z's Car Wash is no stranger to Great Bend drivers. Community residents have been enjoying the car wash's convenient location for several years. However, loyal patrons may have noticed a drastic difference in the quality of the wash they receive since the end of last year. "I firmly believe as a business owner that if you are going to provide a service, it needs to be the very best," says owner Joey Zimmerman. "Our old car wash just wasn't cutting it, so after seven months of ...

March 20, 2011 | | Business


Seventh Annual Barton County 4-H Winter Classic

The Seventh Annual Barton County 4-H Winter Classic hosted over sixty 4-H members from nearby counties. Members participated in air rifle and archery competition to prepare for the upcoming state 4-H Shooting Sports Competition to be held April 16th at the Expo Grounds west of Great Bend.

March 20, 2011 | | Club News


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Panther Bowling teams headed to state

On Friday both Panther bowling teams punched their ticket for a return trip to the 5A-1A State Bowling Tournament. The Lady Panthers started off the day by finishing as the regional runner up in the 12 team tournament which was held at the Walnut Bowl. The Lady Panthers were narrowly defeated by Salina South by seven pins. Sophomore McKenzy Black led the Panthers with a team series high of 518. Following close behind were senior Abby Rose and sophomore Allie Brodrick, who each rolled a series of 514, and senior Addie Soukup's series of 507. Black's series earned ...

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Hoisington High School finishes 2nd at State Wrestling Tournament

The Hoisington High School Wrestling team ended their season this past weekend at the K.S.H.A.A. Class 1-3A State Wrestling tournament held in Hays. The team brought 10 kids to the meet with the expectation of bringing home hardware. Not too long ago when the senior class was freshmen they were able to bring home a second place trophy, but this time the expectations were one step higher. The ultimate goal for the team was to bring home the first place state trophy. When all the rounds were finished the team was able to almost achieve that ...

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Hoisington Forensics 3rd at Great Bend

The Hoisington High School forensics team placed third out of 8 schools at a forensics tournament at Great Bend High School recently.

March 03, 2015 | | Local News


Secret Benefits to Stupid Comments

An offensively stupid comment by influential and presumably smart people sometimes brings awareness to a subject that would otherwise be largely ignored.

March 03, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Olbermann: The Once and Former King

Keith Olbermann should be used to this by now. Two-bit, Class B second tier provocateurs can't be terribly surprised when they're disciplined for the umpteenth time. They thrive on reaction, court controversy and have a masterful way of turning justified castigation into unjustified persecution. Among this motley crew of the mediocre, Olbermann used to be king.

March 03, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Net Neutrality

March 03, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Barton season comes to early end with Region VI opening round loss

There is little doubt it wasn't a typical opening round game for a high seed. So to say it was a huge upset might be a bit of an over statement.

March 03, 2015 | | Community College


Barton women advance to Region VI quarterfinals

It didn't take long for the Barton Community College women's basketball team to squash thoughts of an upset to start the post-season.

March 03, 2015 | | Community College


Larned Juvenile honors employees, volunteer for service

LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) recently recognized the employees and volunteer of the quarter for the months of October, November, and December, 2014. These individuals were selected from nominations submitted by their peers; nominees are chosen based upon factors including job performance, dependability, competence, initiative, work ethic, and achievement.

March 03, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Betty R. Standlee 1926 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Betty R. Standlee, 88, died Feb. 28, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born Nov. 21, 1926, in Russell, she was the daughter of Carl W. and Beatrice S. (White) Kastrup. On Nov. 28, 1942, she married R. D. Standlee in Russell, He died on Dec. 31, 2007. A resident of Ellinwood since 1971, coming from Bristow, Okla., she was a homemaker.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wanda Jo Simmons

Wanda Jo Simmons, 61, died at Great Bend Regional Hospital on March 1. Funeral arrangements are pending with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for March 3, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 02, 2015 | | On the Record


Wanda Jo Simmons

GREAT BEND - Wanda Jo Simmons, 61, died at Great Bend Regional Hospital on March 1, 2015.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Area basketball substates

CLASS 5A GIRLS

March 02, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Blood drive set

Dear Editor,

March 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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