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West Unit inmates lend a helping hand

By Jim Misunas

November 17, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


Engle Scott 1937 - 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas - The Lord called Engle Scott, a retired U.S. Army colonel, home on Nov. 14, 2011. Engle Wayne Scott was born in Larned, on Jan. 20, 1937, the youngest of eight children of Silvey West Scott and Dixie Shumate Scott. Until the age of 5, he lived in Ash Valley, where his father was a grain elevator and feed store manager. During World War II, his family moved to Great Bend, where he graduated from high school in 1955. He attended Kansas State University where he met and married Miss Judith Ann Higgins on Aug. 31, 1958 ...

November 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


William “Bill” Richard Setzkorn 1920 - 2011

DODGE CITY - William "Bill" Richard Setzkorn, 91, died Nov. 16, 2011 at the Hodgeman County Longterm Care Center, in Jetmore.

November 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Linda R. Gilmore 1942-2011

CHASE - Linda R. Gilmore, 68, of Chase, died Nov. 17, 2011 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.

November 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Washing hands

November 17, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington awarded $75,000 in tax credits

HOISINGTON - NetWork Kansas announced today that Hoisington was selected as a 2011 Entrepreneurship (E-) Community and has been awarded $75,000 in tax credits, enabling the Hoisington area E-Community to raise $100,000 to be loaned to local businesses. Hoisington joins a group of twenty-nine other E-Communities.

November 17, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Lowry elected Area 6 KAY president

HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School and Hoisington Middle School KAY members attended the Regional KAY Conference on Nov. 7 at Goddard. At the conference, HHS student Olivia Lowry was elected to serve as Area 6 KAY president. Candidates for this position gave a speech and answered an impromptu question. She will preside over future conferences and lead sessions at the KAY Leadership Camp this summer. Area 6 includes 40 KAY clubs from the south-central portion of Kansas.

November 17, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Christmas Gala

November 17, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Since 1978, individuals and groups in Sterling have cooperated to host one of the largest feasts in Kansas, the annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner.

November 17, 2011 | | Local News


Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Mobile Office to be in Larned and Great Bend

The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Mobile Office will be located at the Larned Dollar General parking lot on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m today, and at the Great Bend Walmart parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, to assist eligible veterans and family members in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Such benefits might include service connected disability compensation, improved pension benefits, death pensions, VA health care benefits, education benefits, vocational rehabilitation and much more. The office will be staffed by accredited veteran service representatives trained ...

November 17, 2011 | | Local News


Lyle E. Stout 1936 - 2011

HOISINGTON - Lyle E. Stout, 75, died Nov. 15, 2011 in Hoisington.

November 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


He had a dirty stinking name

A New York Times obituary for former lead singer Jani Lane of the heavy metal band Warrant revealed that Mr. Lane's birth name (he was born a year after Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy) was John Kennedy Oswald.

November 17, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Club One conducting ‘Meet the Pro’ tonight

Club One Fitness will hold a "Meet the Pro" for tennis pro Rachel Kitch, who will be conducting the tennis program at the fitness facility tonight.

November 16, 2011 | | Local Sports


Annual Turkey Bowl returns

The third-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl will kick off at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium.

November 16, 2011 | | Local Sports


Will Jets get Tebowed like others have?

Pro Picks slumped like the Chargers and Redskins, so the early start to Week 11 is welcomed.

November 16, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


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BBB advice for choosing a tax preparer wisely

W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.

January 28, 2015 | | Business


Hoisington High SchoolBaskeball Season Stats

Team Stats

January 28, 2015 | | Local Sports


GBHS JV Wrestling results

This last weekend the Great Bend Panther's JV squad competed at the Stafford JV wrestling tournament. The Panthers placed 8 of their 9 wrestlers with three 1st place finishers.

January 28, 2015 | | Local Sports


The New Political Ice Age

Raging Moderate by Will Durst

January 28, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Whatever Happened to Pragmatism?

We complain about a two-party system that's stuck in ideological ditches, but somehow it never occurs to us to embrace pragmatism, the uniquely American philosophy that was created as a reaction to ideological stagnation. Unless Republicans and Democrats getting madder at each other suddenly starts working, maybe it's time to give pragmatism a chance.

January 28, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


GOP Deflate-Gate

January 28, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Inflation, Deflation

Inflation, deflation. No, this is not Economics 101. We will not be using the Bell Curve and doing some statistical analysis. No accounting, no spreadsheets. This is about footballs. DEFLATEGATE!

January 28, 2015 | | Sports


No. 17 West Virginia holds off Wildcats

MANHATTAN (AP) - Tarik Phillip matched a career-high 12 points and West Virginia, relying on its high-pressure defense, shut down Kansas State for a 65-59 victory Tuesday night.

January 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Charity drive nets thousands of items for local food banks

The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.

January 27, 2015 | | Business


Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unruh 1943 - 2015

NEODESHA - Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unrein died Jan. 24, 2015, at his home in Neodesha. Born Sept. 21, 1943, in La Crosse, he was the son of Jacob and Abby Unrein. He attended school in La Crosse. He was employed at a packing plant, roofing and construction and was a truck driver at Airosal Inc.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber 1931 - 2015

HAYS - Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber, 83, died Jan. 25, 2015, at Hays Medical Center. Born Dec. 19, 1931, in Great Bend, he was the son of Fred and Margaret (Mauler) Schreiber. On Sept. 27, 1952, he married Frances L. "Frankie" (Musick) in Hutchinson. She died April 3, 2012. He was director of fleet maintenance for Becker Corporation in El Dorado for 21 years. He also worked 11 years at Thompson Transport in McPherson. In 2008 he moved to Hays from Andover.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Walter L. Graham 1921-2015

EMPORIA - Walter L. Graham, 93, of Emporia, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Walter was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Liberal, the son of Logan and Margaret (Bruce) Graham. He attended Pratt Junior College, Independence Junior College and Wichita State University.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


College to feature Library Lovers Month

The Barton Community College Library will celebrate "Library Lovers Month" in February by featuring a unique event each week including special library-wide themes, creative book displays, a Facebook promotion and a scavenger hunt. Events are open to students, faculty, staff and community members.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 28, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Gas prices creep back up a tick

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.82 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents in the last week to $2.02.

January 27, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


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