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A Busy Weekend

September 22, 2012 | | News


On the Record for Sept. 23, 2012

Great Bend Police

September 22, 2012 | | On the Record


​Man injured when motorcycle hits dog

A St. John man was injured Thursday in a motorcycle accident in Barton County.

September 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​CKAVI to hold craft, food sale

Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired will hold its annual Craft and Food Sale at the Dominican Convent auditorium, 3600 Broadway Ave. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Motorists will find easy access north of the convent off 17th St. Baked goods, crafts, and new and used items will be for sale. There will be a raffle for a quilt, shop vac and table linens.

September 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Paden joins Incredible Years Preschool as teacher

The young students at Incredible Years Preschool are already reaping the benefits of having Treva Paden as their new teacher, said Cathy Estes, preschool coordinator. Paden has returned to her hometown and recently joined the team as a full-time instructor.

September 22, 2012 | | Education


Wagon wranglers

Helping Hands Preschool children climb aboard a horse-drawn wagon at Rosewood Ranch on Tuesday afternoon. Nearly 20 children attended the field trip. The children had the opportunity to learn about ranch life from the Rosewood Ranch staff and to interact with several horses at the ranch. Three more classes are scheduled to attend Rosewood Ranch this week, comprising about 30 children, said Helping Hands teacher Shelly Post. Helping Hands students have been visiting the ranch for about five years. "We schedule a lot of field trips throughout the year," explained Post. "Children are very visual, so field trips are a ...

September 22, 2012 | | Education


BCC signs agreement with KU School of Nursing

Kansas nurses now can advance their careers at home, thanks to an agreement between Barton Community College and the University of Kansas School of Nursing. The agreement allows nurses with an associate's degree in nursing from a participating college to easily transition to receive their Bachelor of Science in nursing from KU's online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program. KU signed similar agreements with 18 other colleges as well.

September 22, 2012 | | Education


UMB hires Ruble as senior VP, senior commercial banker

SALINA – UMB Bank announced that Jim Ruble has joined the bank as senior vice president, senior commercial banker. In this role, he is responsible for commercial lending, new business development, customer service, treasury services and commercial banking solutions in north central and central Kansas.

September 22, 2012 | | Business


Heartland Cancer Center celebrates ninth anniversary

The public is invited to celebrate the Heartland Cancer Center's ninth anniversary this month with tours, refreshments and a balloon launch. The free event is set for Sunday, Sept. 30 at the center, 204 Cleveland.

September 22, 2012 | | Business


Ron Peters named OPI sales rep

The new Office Products Inc. sales representative is keeping the road hot throughout his territory in central Kansas. Ron Peters is covering the north and east portions of Barton County, all of Rice and Stafford counties, and southern Ellsworth County.

September 22, 2012 | | Business


GBHS class of 1957 will hold its 55th reunion

The Great Bend High School class of '57 headquarters for the reunion will be the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard, 2920 10th St. Events and activities will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Friends of the class are invited to visit Friday and Saturday after 8:30 p.m. each night at the courtyard. For more information contact Dana Foss at 620-793-5811 or danafoss57@yahoo.com.

September 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs


BCC student does double duty on set of 'Bus Stop'

Barton Community College sophomore Drew Reisner spends his afternoons each day creating a new world inside of the Fine Arts Auditorium as a member of the stage production team for Barton Theater's fall production of William Inge's play "Bus Stop." Once he's done with that, he puts on his costume and rehearses with the rest of the cast into the evening. Oh, and he's also learning to play the guitar for the show and handling a full class load. The Hoisington native has a lot on his plate, but it's nothing he can't handle.

September 22, 2012 | | Local News


Stoppage in play hurts Lady Panthers in loss to Hutch

HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School Lady Panthers were digging it. They were pouncing at every ball hit their way during a volleyball match with Hutchinson on Thursday evening at the Hutchinson triangular.

September 22, 2012 | | Prep Sports


No. 15 Kansas State vs. No. 6 Oklahoma capsule

College Football

September 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Williams released from hospital one day after surgery

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina coach Roy Williams is out of the hospital one day after surgery to remove a tumor from his right kidney.

September 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for March 1

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories. Detailed grant guidelines can be found online.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


HHS sends wrestlers to finals at Bob Kuhn Classic

The Hoisington High School varsity wrestling team participated in the Bob Kuhn Sr. Prairie Classic Wrestling Tournament this past weekend at Hays. The team sent five wrestlers to the finals where senior Brandon Ball at 138 lbs. won the Championship match to help propel him to win the Tournaments Most Outstanding Wrestler Award. Sophomore Jonathan Ball, 145 lbs.lbs.; freshman Christopher Ball, 152 lbs.; senior Chance Boor, 195 lbs.; and sophomore Landen Urban, 285 lbs., all finished second. Senior Landon Harmon, 120 lbs., and junior Austin McHenry, 182 lbs., finished in fifth place. Collectively with teammates freshman Tanner Cassity, 113 ...

January 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Ace Hardware, 4903 W 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Terry Lewis, Dale Hogg and Regan Ochs. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


Barton Blazers place 2nd

January 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


States Should Force Federal Gas Tax Cut

For decades conservatives have advocated scaling back the role of the federal government in transportation, yet the federal gas tax that was supposed to end in 1969 is still hanging around 46 years later. Fortunately, there is a feature of the current law that gives states the the upper hand, and they should seize the opportunity to act.

January 27, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Ted Cruz and Climate Change

If this is the best liberals can do to disparage Ted Cruz, the Texas Senator has a great chance of being our next President.

January 27, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Cheap Gas

January 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Cougar women make it back-to-back West wins

Some portions of a schedule are tougher than others. Thanks to a make-up reshuffling earlier this year, the Barton Community College women's basketball had about as tough a 3-game stretch as anyone in the nation will play this season.

January 27, 2015 | | Community College


Barton offensive continues to roll in 100-90 win over Pratt

On a night when Gene Butler, a member of the highest scoring team in school history, was inducted into the Barton Sports Hall of Fame, the current Cougars showed him they can score a few points as well. Barton hit triple digits for the third time in seven conference games in a 100-90 win over Pratt.

January 27, 2015 | | Community College


Man found burning wire

Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units at 10:39 a.m. Friday for a possible structure fire at 600 Kansas Ave. Chief Mike Napolitano said that upon arrival they found that a man was in the basement burning the insulation off copper wire. The fire was out when units arrived; however, there was still some smoke in the building.

January 26, 2015 | | On the Record


Norma Ruth Schaefer - 1926 - 2015

HOLYROOD - Norma Ruth Schaefer, 88, passed away Jan. 25 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth. She was born June 10, 1926, in Lincoln, to Anna E. (Bahls) and Neils M. Pedersen.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Hazel "Alberta" Crone - 1925 - 2015

PAWNEE ROCK - Hazel "Alberta" Crone, 89, died Jan. 24, at her home in rural Pawnee Rock. Born July 12, 1925, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of George Albert and Hazel Olive (Colgin) Payne. On June 26, 1942, she married Francis "Roy" Crone in Iola. He died on Nov. 19, 2007. A resident of Barton County most of her life, she was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for Jan. 27, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 26, 2015 | | On the Record


High school basketball scores

HIGH SCHOOL SCORES

January 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Trees vs Grass

Many times when I go out on home visits, the homeowners concerns are with trees on their property. One reason for your trees being in distress may very well be your lawn. If your grass, (especially cool season grasses such as fescue) is allowed to grow up to the trunk of your trees, the competition for water and other nutrients may cause your tree to decline in health. Following is a report on research that has been completed by KSU with more information about the grass and tree competition issue many homeowners have faced.

January 25, 2015 | | Agriculture


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