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City of Claflin meets

CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session July 8 at the city building. Present were: Mayor Michael Urban, Councilpersons Kirk Schneweis, Casey Hubbard, Doug Hubbard, Kelly Nixon and Dan Michaelis. Also present were: City Attorney Bob Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt, Robert Gunder, Richard Hayes, Mel Waite, Tyler Allison, Toby Holmes, Julie Smith, CiJi Folk and Dawnya Hickel. These are the unofficial minutes.

July 19, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

The Window Fans

Even on the hottest nights of the summer, my father knew how to make our house ice cold.

July 19, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Guns Get Off Again

Saturday's verdict in the George Zimmerman trial has sparked national outrage, and rightfully so. And yet, with much of the focus on race, there is an accomplice to Trayvon Martin's death that has, to a surprising degree, escaped scrutiny and a seat in the dock- guns, and our lenient, permissive approach to them. The fact that it's a repeat offender makes matters even worse.

July 19, 2013 | Michael Stafford | Columnists

Twinkies are back

July 19, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons



July 18, 2013 | | AP Sports

Saban waves off Bear comparisons, along with three-peat talk

HOOVER, Ala. - Nick Saban is as hard to distract as he is to beat.

July 18, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Royals place Getz, Herrera on taxi squad, to recall them

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals placed infielder Chris Getz and reliever Kelvin Herrera on the taxi squad Thursday in anticipation of recalling them today, and optioned infielder Johnny Giavotella and reliever Everett Teaford to Triple-A Omaha.

July 18, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Cats picked sixth in preseason Big 12 football

MANHATTAN - A day after placing a league-high five players on the preseason All-Big 12 Conference team, Kansas State was picked to finish sixth in the 2013 Big 12 football race by media representatives who cover the league, the conference office announced Thursday.

July 18, 2013 | | College/Professional

High Five: KSU has most preseason selections in Big 12

MANHATTAN - Kansas State placed a Big 12 Conference-high five football players on the 2013 Preseason All-Big 12 team as voted on by media representatives who cover the league, the conference office announced Wednesday.

July 18, 2013 | | College/Professional

Tigers looking to heat up, open tonight against KC

DETROIT - Justin Verlander spent all sorts of time over the last couple months trying to figure out what was wrong and why he was no longer dominating hitters with his terrific fastball.

July 18, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

New Generation Singers to perform at 1st UMC

The First United Methodist Church of Great Bend will play host to The New Generation Singers on their way to the northern states of South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska, as well as Alberta and British Columbia in Canada.

July 18, 2013 | | Religion

Shoppers will set the prices at church rummage sale

The Women's Fellowship of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2400 21st St., is having a "priceless" rummage sale, Saturday, July 20 from 7:30-11:30 am. The sale will be set up the same way in the church as in other years; the difference is the items are not marked. Payment is by donation that is determined by the shopper.

July 18, 2013 | | Religion

Local VBS programs

First Southern Baptist Church, 3301 19th St., offers a vacation Bible school with a roller coaster theme. Children from 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to attend "Colossal Coaster World" from 6-8:30 p.m. starting Sunday, July 21, and continuing through Friday, July 26.

July 18, 2013 | | Religion

Stephen Wesley Bell 1951 - 2013

TOPEKA - Stephen Wesley Bell, 62, died July 16 at Midland Hospice. Born Jan. 5, 1951, in Great Bend, he was the son of Elmer "Pete" and Bernice (Harding) Bell. He attended Great Bend High School and Fort Hays State University, graduating in 1973 with a degree in English.

July 18, 2013 | | Obituaries

Fidelis "Dale" Degenhardt 1929 - 2013

HAYS - Fidelis "Dale" Degenhardt, 84, died July 16 at the Golden Living Home in Wilson. Born July 1, 1929, in Pfeifer, he was the son of John and Emma (Basgall) Degenhardt. On Sept. 22, 1947, he married Edna Cantwell in Pfeifer. He was the service manager for Hartman Oil for many years.

July 18, 2013 | | Obituaries

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BCSO joins forces for the holidays

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will join many other police agencies across the state, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from Monday, Nov ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

The Dysfunctional Iowa Caucuses

As the Iowa caucuses draw near, we should take a close look at how the Hawkeye State runs its presidential nominating system.

November 24, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Time for Obama to Reverse Refugee Plan

Across America, the prospect of resettling as many as 10,000 Syrians has put citizens on edge. The Paris massacre and related events-ISIS' bombing ...

November 24, 2015 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists

Metal detector

November 24, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Barton women win sixth straight

It was a sluggish start coming off a record-breaking effort for the Barton women's basketball team.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Barton men cruise by Hesston

It used to be a gimme game. But not any more. The Hesston College men's basketball team is pretty good now days.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

FHSU men’s soccer moves on in Division II National Tournament

Fort Hays State used three first half goals to earn a 4-2 victory over Upper Iowa in the round of 16 at the NCAA Division ...

November 24, 2015 | | College

Four earn All-American status at Cross Country Championships

Missouri Southern's Vincent Kiprop was the National Runner-Up in men's cross country to highlight the MIAA's day at the NCAA Division II ...

November 24, 2015 | | College

CPL All League teams

Central Prairie League All-League Volleyball Teams 2015

November 24, 2015 | | Prep Sports

The Prairie Godmother Funds host Giving Tuesday Event to increase endowment fund

The Prairie Godmother Funds is one of over 65 organizational and other endowment funds participating in Give Where You Live, in conjunction with Giving Tuesday ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas Forage and Grassland Council Annual Conference to be held Dec. 15

The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council will hold its Winter Conference and Annual Meeting on Dec. 15, at Kansas Farm Bureau Headquarters, 2627 KFB Plaza ...

November 24, 2015 | | Agriculture

OTR for November 23, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 23, 2015 | | On the Record

Holiday foods: Homemade and mail order gifts are welcome

Candy, jellies, cookies and more-some of the best holiday gifts come from our own kitchens, or from the kitchens of local specialty food companies.

November 22, 2015 | | Local Life

Why it’s called ‘Turkey Day’

How did the turkey reserve its place on our traditional Thanksgiving table?

November 22, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Ellinwood Garden Club

The Ellinwood Garden Club met on Nov. 11, at the Historic Wolf Hotel. Members enjoyed a catered hot luncheon served in elegant style on a ...

November 22, 2015 | | Club News

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