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When executives of corporations are caught aiding and abetting criminal behavior of their employees, the executives are prosecuted and the businesses are destroyed.

May 12, 2013 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science prepares to honor 3rd graduating class

The 27 members of the 2013 class of the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science will walk across the stage at Commencement beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, in the Fort Hays Ballroom on the second floor of the Memorial Union.

May 12, 2013 | | Education


May 12, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Lots to Celebrate in May

Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there! The month of May has arrived and that means a frenzy of activity for families who are celebrating Mother's day today and graduations now or in the weeks ahead. I am truly blessed to have my mother-in-law, daughter, and granddaughters close by. It is a joy to spend time together at a moment's notice. Hopefully your weekend plans include some good family time with plenty of hugs.

May 12, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Prides of Kansas Lions To Wichita Convention

The annual Kansas Lions State Convention in Wichita, May 30 - June 1, 2013, will take on an international significance as the Kansas Lions host Lions Clubs International President Wayne Madden and wife Linda at the Airport Hilton Convention Center.

May 12, 2013 | | Club News

MILC, SURE, and NAP will restart on May 8

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farm payments, which had been temporarily suspended due to sequestration, are scheduled to resume today, May 8th. This includes payments for the 2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE), the Noninsured Crop Assistance Program (NAP) and the Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC).

May 12, 2013 | | Agriculture

Why Does It Matter?

This is finals week at Barton and many of the other colleges around the state. For instructors it's time to evaluate what students learned over the last semester. For students it's time for that one last push to maintain or raise their grades. While faculty see testing as a method to evaluate learning and adjust accordingly, students often see testing as a way to be tortured. Students focus on the grade while faculty focus on learning. In agriculture, as in most curriculums, it is a process of providing the building blocks that provide a foundation on which to ...

May 12, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Play safe on the farm

The dream of many young farm boys and girls is to ride on a tractor. For a youngster, the mammoth tractor epitomizes raw power, responsibility and coming of age.

May 12, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

“Celebrate Wheat” Quilt Block Challenge announced

The theme for the 2013 Barton County Fair quilt block challenge is "Celebrate Wheat." Coordinated by members of the Central Kansas Thread Benders quilt guild, the contest is open to anyone who sews. Kits are available for pick up for $3 at the Barton County Extension Office, 1800 12th Street in Great Bend. Each kit contains two fat eighths of fabric. Each of these fabrics must be used in the final block as well as other fabrics. A total of 34 kits will be available on a first come first served basis. Finished blocks must be entered by noon on ...

May 12, 2013 | | Local Life

Pacers put down Knicks for 2-1 series lead

INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Paul George had 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assist to lead the Pacers past New York 82-71 Saturday night in Game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Pirates topple Mets

NEW YORK - Francisco Liriano struck out nine and pitched into the sixth inning to win his debut with Pittsburgh and help the Pirates beat the New York Mets 11-2.

May 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Pettitte, Yankees edge Royals 3-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Pettitte finally stopped beating himself up long enough to look at video of his past couple of outings, subpar efforts by any stretch and certainly his own lofty standards.

May 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Lady Panthers to play Hays

The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team travels to Hays on Tuesday to play an opening-round game of a Class 5A regional tournament

May 11, 2013 | | Prep Sports

Oilers capture third place at state tourney

HILLSBORO - Central Plains High School brought a young team, but the Oilers came through for a third-place finish at the Class 3-1A state tennis tournament on Saturday to take home some hardware.

May 11, 2013 | | Prep Sports

Eagles lead area teams at Mid-Central Activities Association meet

HAYS - It was Thomas More Prep Marian that ruled Thursday's Mid-Central Activities Association track and field meet.

May 11, 2013 | | Prep Sports

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NFL Week 5: Surprise Bengals in marquee matchup vs Seahawks

One of the six remaining undefeated NFL teams will be on the field in Cincinnati on Sunday when Seattle visits.

October 10, 2015 | BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports

Jayhawks drubbed by No. 3 Baylor 66-7

LAWRENCE (AP) - It's hard to stay positive when a winless team continues to lose.

October 10, 2015 | | AP Sports

No. 2 Horned Frogs rally past Kansas State to escape upset

MANHATTAN (AP) - Trevone Boykin threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns, the second a 55-yard strike to Josh Doctson with 1:10 left in the ...

October 10, 2015 | | AP Sports

​Gifts for Panther sign, Park playground on BOE agenda

Accepting two gifts of $5,000 is on the agenda for the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, set for 5 p.m ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Search begins for future GBPL director

The Great Bend Public Library's Board of Directors will meet at 4:45 p.m. Monday in the Dane G. Hansen Media Center, on ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Dueling Pianos to raise funds for youth program

A dinner and dueling pianos show, "Fun Pianos 176 Keys," will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Great Bend Events Center.

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

​BCC trustees schedule Tuesday retreat

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a retreat from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Conference Room of ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

Betty Jane Welch Gruber 1926 - 2015

NORMAN, Okla. - Betty Jane Welch Gruber died Oct. 7, 2015, at her home in Norman. She was born Jan. 27, 1926, to Elmer and Inez ...

October 10, 2015 | | Obituaries

​William “Wild Bill” Vsetecka 1926 - 2015

William "Wild Bill" Vsetecka, 89, died Oct. 10, 2015, at Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood. He was born April 9, 1926, at Timken, the son ...

October 10, 2015 | | Obituaries

Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes cereal-malt ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

Dorothy E. Kerschen 1924 - 2015

Dorothy E. Kerschen, 91, died Oct. 9, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 6, 1924, at Willowdale, the daughter of Rudolph ...

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

Roosevelt top sellers

Roosevelt Elementary School recently had their annual fall trash bag fundraiser. The top sellers this year were Mason Martin, Drew Hekele, Carah Maddox, Campbell Husted ...

October 09, 2015 | | Education

Foundation raises over 50K for Clara Barton expansion

Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's 22nd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, dinner, and auction had record net proceeds this year totaling $50,965. Proceeds from this ...

October 09, 2015 | | Business

Meals on Wheels needing drivers

Meals on Wheels is in desperate need of volunteer drivers to deliver food and smiles to local residents on Fridays.

October 09, 2015 | | Local News

Central Plains Middle School names October Students of the Month

Central Plains Middle School recognizes Kristi Weeks, Emily Ryan and Lawson Oeser as the October Students of the Month.

October 09, 2015 | | Education

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