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​BCC trustees say no to guns on campus

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review a plan to opt out of new Kansas law that allows conceal-carry weapons on campus. The board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building, for its monthly study session. The board will vote at its next business meeting on whether to adopt the resolution to opt out of the new law for four years.

June 10, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Ellinwood woman killed in Thomas County accident

An Ellinwood woman died Sunday after the car she was riding in went off K-25 at 3:24 p.m., 6 miles north of Interstate 70 in Thomas County.

June 10, 2013 | | Area Briefs

I want to be ...

June 10, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood Police Department May report

Approximately 124 calls for service and 137 officer initiated calls were received for the month of May. Officers responded to seven medical/fire calls. Seven arrests were made and seven criminal summonses were served in the month of May.

June 10, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Betty June Dewey

Betty June (Mrs. Devon) Deey, 89, died on Sunday following an automobile accident in Colby. Survivors and arrangements are pending and will be announced by Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.

June 10, 2013 | | Obituaries

Featured cartoon

June 10, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Pardon my Cantonese

Awfully odd to see the French getting their panties in a big bad bundle over gay marriage. Like watching a river otter work a crossword puzzle. In ink. Recently the entire country went completely bonkers with thousands taking to the streets to express concern over the level of free will leaking out of the same-sex end of their famously perforated hose of liberté, egalité and fraternité.

June 10, 2013 | | Columnists

A congressman with guts takes on Obama

Few members of the United States Congress are willing to risk their careers to state the truth to the American people. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is one, but unfortunately she has announced she is calling it quits after four terms in the House.

June 10, 2013 | | Columnists

Michael Wayne Kirkman 1950 - 2013

Michael Wayne Kirkman, 62, died June 7 at his home in Midwest City, Okla. Born Nov. 6, 1950 in Great Bend, he was the son of Wayne and Carolyn (Nowles) Kirkman. On Aug. 12, 1972, he married Gail Broadbooks in Great Bend. They later divorced. A longtime resident of Great Bend and Pratt, residing in Midwest City, Okla. for three years, he was an oilfield salesman for W.L. Kirkman, Inc., until his retirement.

June 10, 2013 | | Obituaries

Gladys Voos - Service correction

HOISINGTON - Gladys Voos, 86, died June 6 at the Kansas Medical Center in Andover. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 20, at the First United Methodist Church in Hoisington. A full obituary will appear at a later date.

June 10, 2013 | | Obituaries

Melvin L. Krom 1930 - 2013

ELLINWOOD - A celebration of life memorial gathering for Melvin L. Krom will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the First Southern Baptist Church in Great Bend with Pastor Doyle Smith officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Fort Riley Honor Guard. A lunch for family and friends will be served at 1 p.m. before services.

June 10, 2013 | | Obituaries

Melvin L. Krom 1930 - 2013

ELLINWOOD - Melvin L. Krom, 83, died June 6 at the Good Samaritan Center in Lyons. Born March 24, 1930 in Galatia, he was the son of Conrad H. and Nima Schafer Krom. On Nov. 6, 1953 he married Bessie Weber in Galatia. They later divorced. A resident of Great Bend, formerly longtime Ellinwood resident, he worked as an oil field supervisor for Stevens Well Service and maintenance supervisor for Grove Park Golf Course in Ellinwood.

June 10, 2013 | | Obituaries

Oregon State downs Wildcats 12-4, evens series at 1-1

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Michael Conforto and Dylan Davis hit back-to-back home runs in a five-run first inning and Oregon State beat Kansas State 12-4 on Sunday night to force a decisive third game in the NCAA super regional series.

June 10, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

NBA Finals Box


June 09, 2013 | | AP Sports

Gordon, Hosmer lead Royals to fifth consecutive victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Luis Mendoza finally figured out what he needs to do to succeed at home.

June 09, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

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Freshmen honorary Quest selects members for 2015-2016

A Kansas State University honorary that helps outstanding freshmen become future campus leaders has selected new members for the 2015-2016 new year.

October 04, 2015 | | Education

Marsh Musings

At 5 a.m. this morning I am standing in a ranch road holding the gate while Dusty drives through with the lights off. We ...

October 04, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Preceptor Pi begins sorority year with programs and projects

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi had its first meeting of the season Sept. 1, at the home of Brenda Black. New chapter president ...

October 04, 2015 | | Club News

Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduates 34

The Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduated its fourteenth class of 34 students on Sept. 10 at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

Commodity Commission candidates face Nov. 30 filing deadline

Grain growers in eastern Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state's five grain commodity commissions - corn, grain sorghum ...

October 04, 2015 | | Agriculture

Students receive scholarships at K-State event in Great Bend

Sixteen area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $4,300 at the Great Bend Area K-State Alumni Club's alumni/student tailgate ...

October 04, 2015 | | Education

Growing issues outside of soil tests

A soil test is imperative to showing what nutrients are in the soil so that your plants can utilize them to grow. Sometimes though, a ...

October 04, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

First annual Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild a Success

The first annual Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild was held Sept. 26, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. Wine in the Wild, a fundraiser for ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

Jazz Concert set for Oct. 6

Music fans are invited to join the Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6, for their annual Fall ...

October 04, 2015 | | Local News

Customer service: how to improve it from both sides

Customer service in today's marketplace is very much a two-sided coin: There's the business side and the consumer side. This week your Better ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

Agriculture Safety Items Sometimes Overlooked

The last full week of September was Agricultural Safety Week. Rather than compete with various stories in the media then, we will tackle this issue ...

October 04, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Air quality

October is noted as Indoor Air Quality Awareness month. This is such an important topic so today seems like the perfect time to share some ...

October 04, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life

FHSU Music and Theatre Department offers broad range of events

In addition to the major productions from the theatre and Hays Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Hays State University Music and Theatre Department has a busy ...

October 04, 2015 | | Local Life

Club Calendar


October 04, 2015 | | Club News

Water on Mars

October 04, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

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