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Yankees club Indians 11-6

CLEVELAND - Travis Hafner hit a tone-setting, three-run homer in the first inning and drove in four runs in his Cleveland homecoming, and Robinson Cano busted out of his early slump with two homers as the injury-riddled New York Yankees ruined the Indians' highly anticipated home opener under manager Terry Francona with an 11-6 win Monday.

April 08, 2013 | | AP Sports


Panthers put hammer down on opposition

HAYS - Taking on the likes of Western Athletic Conference opponent Hays High School, along with a solid Abilene tennis team, Great Bend breezed past the opposition on Monday at the eight-team Hays Invitational.

April 08, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Mets rough up Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Matt Harvey threw seven impressive innings, John Buck hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets roughed up Roy Halladay in a 7-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.

April 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Royals rally in eighth inning for 3-1 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Royals fans waited almost all afternoon to see some offense in their home opener at Kauffman Stadium.

April 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Turkey trophy

April 08, 2013 | | Local Sports


Ellinwood wins Bennington track meet

BENNINGTON - Both Ellinwood High School's track and field teams seized first place at Bennington on Saturday.

April 08, 2013 | | Prep Sports


​Healthy Heart program date corrected

Note: The date for this event has been corrected. - Ed

April 08, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Trustees to review contracts

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review faculty contracts during its April study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include the creation of a certificate program in entrepreneurship, eduKan report, the 2013-14 board meeting schedule, marketing plan, board self-evaluations and iPad training for trustees.

April 08, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Fire calls

Great Bend Fire Department

April 08, 2013 | | On the Record


Kenneth Wayne Pack, Jr., 1957-2013

Kenneth Wayne Pack, Jr., 55, died April 5, at home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 21, 1957 at Urbana, Ohio, he was the son of Kenneth Wayne and Nancy (Stevens) Pack.

April 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ervin Birzer 1933-2013

Ervin (Erv) G. Birzer, 79, died peacefully at Serenity House of Santa Barbara, Calif., on March 29. Born Dec. 29, 1933 near Ellinwood, his was the son of Joseph Frank and Marie Ann (Huslig) Birzer.

April 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Oliver Roy Batman 1930-2013

Oliver Roy Batman, 82, died April 6, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Born October 28, 1930 at Stafford County, he was the son of Albert Roy and Lina H. (Nicolet) Batman.

April 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


NCAA championship game capsule

ATLANTA - A look at Monday night's NCAA championship game:

April 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Fans welcome Shockers home from Final Four

WICHITA - Several thousand screaming fans turned out Sunday to welcome home the Wichita State Shockers after their first trip to the Final Four since 1965.

April 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Louisville, Michigan escape shadows with wins at Final Four

ATLANTA - The hoops teams at Louisville and Michigan are used to being overlooked.

April 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


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June 28, 2015 | | Club News


Who Knows What????

Harvest is here. Combines, trucks, chaff and grain. Kansas big heart is beating in the hot sun and wind. The heritage of history to support our families and validate the wisdom of our forefathers who risked everything to come here is palpable and visible in the faces of our farmers. It is religious to watch this process draw families, neighbors, custom-cutting visitors and friends together to process the harvest. It was nail-biting to get the rain and risk not getting into the fields in time. Kansas seems to grin at that possibility and solved the problem with 100 degrees and ...

June 28, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Masonic Scholarships

Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331 has awarded $10,100 dollars in scholarships to area students and legacies of Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331 members.

June 28, 2015 | | Education


District 71 Reunion

Former students of Country School District 71, south of Great Bend, held a reunion on June 20, at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Marla Brocher served refreshments to the 20 students and spouses. Those attending were: Bill and Marie (Roach) Stanley, Patricia (Wright) Mauch, Mary Brocher Smith, Marla (Whorton) Brocher, Marvin and Marcia (Bliss) McNett, Cathy (McNett) Johnson, Gary and Jimmy Ellis, Rex and Virginia Ramey, Val and Arlene (Lundquist) Bakumenko, Terry and Susie Lundquist, David Gaunt, Patricia (Bliss) Julian, Robert Blake, and Arleen Whittaker.

June 28, 2015 | | Reunions


Farmers encouraged to participate in Cost Share Program

Kansas Certified organic produces or farmers interested in becoming certified organic growers are encouraged to apply to receive cost share funds. The cost share program is funded by the 2014 Farm Bill to assist Kansas farmers in paying for organic certification or recertification.

June 28, 2015 | | Agriculture


Land is sacred

Almost every farmer has said in one way or another, "My life begins with the land." Look at it any way you want but this bedrock principle remains as it has for generations. Land ownership is the key to farming and ranching. Farmers are proud of the crops they grow and the land they work.

June 28, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Champions in Training

By the late 1950s, many veterans of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps were "aging out," and a paradox ensued. While an all-time number of pre-teems were applying for membership, an all-time low were correctly trained musicians. To address the dilemma while reducing the strain placed on a volunteer staff, the Rebel-Heirs feeder corps was organized.

June 28, 2015 | | Business


Golden Sheaf Chapter #226, Great Bend

Golden Sheaf O.E.S. Chapter 226 of Great Bend met on June 15 at the Hoisington Masonic Hall for their last meeting before summer break. Kristi Hord from the Proficiency Team and Cindy Moore from the Membership Team for District 9 were present.

June 28, 2015 | | Club News


Barton County Fair

Next week marks the beginning of my 26th year as your Barton County Family and Consumer Science Agent. The old adage "Time flies when you are having fun" is definitely true. It does not seem like a year has passed since I was ordering bread for the 4-H barbecue or lining up roasters for preparing the baked beans. Hopefully you have connected with a 4-H member to purchase your barbecue ticket. Prices do increase after July 1st.

June 28, 2015 | | Local Life


Get Outdoors!

One of the most satisfying things about my job as an environmental educator is the opportunity to introduce kids of all ages to new outdoor experiences – from observing animals in the wild, to learning strange and interesting facts about familiar plants or animals, to actually getting to touch a "scary" animal like one of our educational snakes, watching that moment of discovery and excitement happen is something I treasure.

June 28, 2015 | Jean Aycock - KWEC Education Director | Local News


DAV Chapter 27 annual "Forget-Me-Not" fundraiser

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 27, Great Bend, hold their annual "Forget-Me-Not" fundraiser, Saturday July 4, at local businesses in Great Bend. Chapter 27 members will be stationed at both Dillons stores, WalMart, Waters True Value Hardware and Orschein Farm & Home Store.

June 28, 2015 | | Club News


American Legion Boys State of as Leadership Academy Concludes 2015 Session

More than 450 young men from across the state, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of as Leadership Academy. The event, in its 78th year, was held May 31, through June 6, at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

June 28, 2015 | | Education


Champions for Life

Donor support from the "Hometown Team" made fielding champions more than a possibility. A string of Kansas State American Legions titles and regional appearances would springboard the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps onto the national stage. Taking the field with the nation's best quickly advanced the understanding that the youth from a rural community in Central Kansas could compete with - and conquer – champions from every corner.

June 28, 2015 | | Columnists


198 named to Sterling College’s Spring Dean’s Honor Roll

The spring 2015 Sterling College Dean's Honor Roll recognizes 198 students who completed the semester with a 3.50 GPA or better in at least 12 credits of residential work or 10 credits of online work.

June 28, 2015 | | Education


Wheat Market show

If you are out and about in Barton County right now, you will be able to spot combines rolling through the wheat fields. To me, it is one of the best sites of the year, and I can spend hours watching harvest. All of the hard work raising a crop is coming to the end for a while, and finally, the producer will be able to see a return on the long days he has spent to bring the crop full circle. Many people I have talked to are very pleased with how well the wheat has turned out this ...

June 28, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


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