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Barton’s summer workshops offer opportunities to learn new skills

Barton Community College is accepting enrollments now for its summer workshops in Quickbooks (introduction), Skype, Dreamweaver, Word, Excel, Photoshop (digital composition), Photoshop (photo retouching) and Photoshop (digital painting). To enroll contact Janet Kirmer, 620-792-9294 or 1-866-813-2460.

May 11, 2011 | | Local News

Poster offer doesn’t benefit school distsrict

There is an e-mail circulating offering the chance to purchase advertising on a Great Bend High School football poster. However, said Unified School District 428 Superintendent Tom Vernon, it has nothing to do with the school system.

May 11, 2011 | | Local News

2011 Kansas Optometric Association Convention

More than 450 people attended the 2011 Kansas Optometric Association Convention, which took place April 28-30 in Wichita.

May 11, 2011 | | Business

Beautification Committee

The Beautification Committee's project of beautifying Main Street is once again in full swing. Thirteen large pots have been planted on the corners of Main and silk flowers have been placed in the arches at Jack Kilby Square. Smaller cement pots are currently being planted in front of downtown businesses. Donations to help with the costs of pots, soil and plants can be made to the Beautification Committee sent to June Hillman at 3216 Broadway in Great Bend.

May 11, 2011 | | Local News

Property valuation notices to be mailed

The Barton County Appraiser's Office will mail out the 2011 Personal Property Valuation Notices on Friday. Once a property owner receives their valuation notice, it is suggested that they review the notice for accuracy of property information.

May 11, 2011 | | Local News

Guess what? Beer is booze

The lower house of Russia's parliament approved legislation to classify beer, for the very first time, as an alcoholic beverage.

May 11, 2011 | | News of the Weird

'Real' Americans still chart their own course

I know a fellow from Lebanon who is more American than most Americans.

May 11, 2011 | | Columnists

We didn't start the fire

They got him. Put a couple of slugs in his face. Then they dumped his body in the sea - something for the fish, which don't much care what they eat, to feed on.

May 11, 2011 | Mike Reagan | Columnists

Yankees claim 3-1 win over Royals

NEW YORK (AP) - Freddy Garcia pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter provided the offense and the New York Yankees' bullpen made it stand up in a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

May 10, 2011 | | AP Sports

Rose, Bulls seize 3-2 lead in series against Hawks

CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored 33 points, Luol Deng added 23 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-83 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead.

May 10, 2011 | | AP Sports

Barton closes year at NJCAA Region VI Championships

The Barton Community College softball team went 1-2 during the weekend at the Region VI Championships in Wichita to end its season. Barton beat Colby to start the double-elimination tournament then fell to Butler and Garden City to ends its season with a 5-32 record. Barton won 4 of its final 9 games of the year.

May 10, 2011 | | Community College

St. Rose ribbon cutting to take place Monday

The public is invited to a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, the new name for Central Kansas Medical Center.

May 10, 2011 | | Business

On the record for May 11, 2011

Great Bend Police

May 10, 2011 | | On the Record

Shafer Gallery presents awards at Central Prairie League Art Day

Barton Community College's Shafer Gallery hosted Central Prairie League Art Day April 27, featuring the works of student artists from nine area high schools. The students were honored with a reception and awards ceremony on the day of the exhibit.

May 10, 2011 | | Local News

RSVP to hold recycled Memorial Day flower sales

For the next two Saturdays, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will be selling recycled Memorial Day flowers in the Zarah Mall.

May 10, 2011 | | Area Briefs

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​Velma Mae Sievers 1921 - 2015

ABILENE - Velma Mae Sievers went home to Jesus at the age of 93 on March 20, 2015, at Abilene Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born Sept. 22, 1921, to Robert John and Mae McWilliams Barnett on a farm southwest of Humboldt. Because her Dad rented from a family named Chicken, she always chuckled and said "I was born in the Chicken House."

March 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Barton women begin outdoor track season

The 2015 outdoor season started for the Barton Community College women's track team this past weekend in a big way. The Cougars traveled to the University of Alabama to compete in a loaded John Mitchell Alabama Relays.

March 24, 2015 | | Community College

Cougars open outdoor track season at Alabama

Coming off the heels of a successful indoor season, the Barton

March 24, 2015 | | Community College

OTR for March 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 24, 2015 | | On the Record

Barton County Jail Log, March 20-23, 2015

Barton County Jail

March 24, 2015 | | On the Record

USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield. Items on the agenda include the 2015-2016 school calendar; a resolution maintaining BOE member elections in April; and licensed teacher retirements, resignations and personnel appointment. Eisenhower Elementary School Principal Tricia Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Eisenhower.

March 24, 2015 | | Local News

Elect Susan Young

Dear Editor,

March 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Central Kansas Roller Girls has first scrimmage

Central Kansas Roller Girls hosted their first scrimmage of the season. Derby girls from Junction City, Wichita, Topeka, and Salina all met on Saturday at Skateland in Hutchinson for a derby match. Spectators are welcome and anyone interested in joining in on the derby fun can come by and see what it is about. More NSOs (Non-skating Officials), refs, teammates and volunteers are needed. No skating skills are required to start roller derby, everything is taught. Central Kansas Roller Girls meet at Skateland in Hutchinson from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and from 10 a.m. to noon ...

March 24, 2015 | | Local Sports

Barton splits series with Longview

It was a weekend to step away from Jayhawk West play but the results were similar for the Barton Community College baseball team – another split.

March 24, 2015 | | Community College

Fire destroys barn, threatens to spread

Fanned by winds, a Monday afternoon blaze north of Albert claimed a barn and spread to a nearby creek before it was brought under control and extinguished, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

March 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

Cougar softball end skid in split at Garden City

After bolting to a great start to the season the Barton Community College softball team found itself with a 4-game losing streak after dropping the opener at Garden City Saturday. The Cougars ended that in emphatic style with an 11-2 win in the finale.

March 24, 2015 | | Community College

Narcissistic Children: Can They Be Stopped?

One of my college roommates had a propensity for dismissing a rule (or someone else's interests) with "Pish posh! That's for lesser mortals!"

March 24, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Middle East Madness

March 24, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Think of the children!

"What about the children?"

March 24, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Dwight C. Martin 1941-2015

HOISINGTON - Dwight C. Martin, 73, died March 21, at his home in Hoisington. Born Aug/ 12, 1941, in Ransom, he was the son of Clade and Sylvia (Everhardt) Martin. Dwight graduated from Utica High School,Utica. He retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a train dispatcher, after working there for more than 40 years. Dwight was a member of the Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331, ISIS Shrine in Salina, Russell Shrine Club, Sunflower Shrine Club in Great Bend, and was a former president of the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce. On Feb. 8, 1964, he married Carolyn Kuder in Tribune. They ...

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries

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