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Globe-Trotters: Study Abroad Scholarships take students around the world

From South America, Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia and lots of places in between, Kansas State University students are expanding their horizons by studying abroad during the spring 2012 semester with the help of university and donor sponsored scholarships.

January 08, 2012 | | Education


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of the 2010-2011 business audit, updated information on the district's Shady Grove property, approval of roofing bids for Park School and Great Bend Middle School, report on 7th grade competitive sports, 2012-2013 program of studies, and an update on plans for replacement of the GBMS floor coverings.

January 08, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Pilot Club donation

Members of the Pilot Club of Great Bend recently became aware of the need for car booster seats for some young children. The club donated thirty of the seats to children at Head Start, Helping Hands Pre-School, the Applied Learning Center and Share and Care Pre-School. Shown clockwise in the photo above are Pilot members Judy Fox, Rhonda Knudson, and Betty Schneider, with Aimee Peschka, Center Supervisor of CDI Head Start in Great Bend, and Pilot member Sharon King. The mission of Pilot Club is to improve the quality of life in our community, which includes responding when a need ...

January 08, 2012 | | Club News


RSVP column

RSVP wants to thank all of Santa's helpers that made lap robes for residents of the Barton County assisted living and nursing facilities during the past year. RSVP delivered 84 lap robes to three nursing facilities and four assisted living facilities for residents in need during the holiday season. This is more than we have ever delivered and it is all because of generous gifts of time and talent by a group of dedicated volunteers. You know who you are. Thank you so much!

January 08, 2012 | | Local Life


FHSU Student Recognition Programs for 2012 begin in Garden City, Dodge City on Jan. 15

This year's edition of Fort Hays State University's annual 13-city, two-month Student Recognition Program will begin in Garden City and Dodge City on Jan. 15, swing into Colorado and Nebraska, and end in Colby on March 5. The highlight at each event is the recognition of scholarship winners.

January 08, 2012 | | Education


Big 12 capsules

No. 4 BAYLOR 73, TEXAS TECH 60

January 08, 2012 | | AP Sports


AP Top 25 capsules

No. 1 SYRACUSE 73, No. 20 MARQUETTE 66

January 08, 2012 | | AP Sports


NBA capsules

HEAT 101, NETS 90

January 08, 2012 | | AP Sports


Paul’s army won’t be easily broken

When Sarah Palin, during the post Iowa media spin feast, warned GOP leaders to not "marginalize" the Ron Paul supporters, she was looking ahead to the greatest challenge faced by whoever captures the nomination.

January 08, 2012 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists


Taxpayers are so dumb

Apparently, officials at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport felt the need for professional guidance on rebranding their facility to (as one put it) "carry it into the modern era," and so hired the creative talents of Big Communications of Birmingham, Ala., to help.

January 08, 2012 | | News of the Weird


Obama fires the U.S. Army

BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?

January 08, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Cardinals win league match

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School wrestling team won the Mid-Central Activities Association championship on Thursday night.

January 07, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Saints beat Lions 45-28

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees and the Saints keep pouring on the points, rolling up the wins and rewriting the record books, too.

January 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


William J. (Bill) Cole 1946-2012

LARNED - William J. (Bill) Cole, 65, died Jan. 6, 2012, at his home in Larned.

January 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sharon L. Brack 1947-2012

GREAT BEND - Sharon L. Brack, 64, died Jan. 7, 2012 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.

January 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


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​Library programs include how to ‘upcycle’ VHS cases

The Great Bend Public Library continues to offer patron programs at its temporary location, 3407 10th St.

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


Sheriff's Office to offer concealed carry class

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, March 21. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry permit through the State of Kansas. Residents of Barton County will be given priority enrollment.

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Feb. 27, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 26, 2015 | | On the Record


GBHS Swim Team

Great Bend High School swimmers hope they aren't all wet when it comes to a lofty goal they have set for themselves this weekend.

February 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Heartland Cancer Patient Care and Support Endowment Fund applications now being accepted

Golden Belt Community Foundation recently announced that applications are now being accepted for the Heartland Cancer Patient Care and Support Endowment Fund. Established with the transfer of assets from the St. Rose Foundation, the fund will continue a vision of helping local people.

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend’s Cody Liles will face challenge

PARK CITY - Great Bend's state-ranked Cody Liles (132) faces a loaded bracket in Friday's Class 5A State Tournament at Hartman Arena in Park City. The top two finishers will meet for the state championship Saturday night.

February 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Driver injured on U.S. 281

A Russell man was injured Wednesday in a one-car accident on U.S. 281, half a mile south of NW 180 Road. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports that Nicholas T. Clenney, 24, was transported to the Russell hospital by the Hoisington Ambulance Service.

February 26, 2015 | | News


Big Government and Fat Taxes

How much should the government fine people whose children are deemed by (some) well-meaning bureaucrats as "obese?"

February 26, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Interventionism Kills: Ukraine One Year Later

It was one year ago last weekend that a violent coup overthrew the legally elected government of Ukraine. That coup was not only supported by U.S. and European governments -- much of it was actually planned by them. Looking back at the events that led to the overthrow it is clear that without foreign intervention Ukraine would not be in its current, seemingly hopeless situation.

February 26, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Class 6A state wrestling

CLASS 6A

February 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Class 5A state wrestling

CLASS 5A

February 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Class 4A state wrestling

CLASS 4A

February 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Class 3-1A state wrestling

CLASS 3-2-1A

February 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports


How Rudy

February 26, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Library is important to community

Dear Editor,

February 26, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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