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Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 07, 2015 | | On the Record


‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ illustrates child’s truth

By PAWNEE ANNIE

August 07, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


​Tickets on sale for Big Benefit Auction

Tickets for the Barton Community College Foundation's Big Benefit Auction, "A Ghostly Gala," are still available through Friday, Aug. 14.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


​Budget on school board agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will approve a 2015-2016 budget for publication when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The final budget will be approved at a special meeting on Aug. 24.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


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 a revised Juvenile Services Department budget, and updates on the road sealing program and the Appraiser's Office property re-inspection.

August 07, 2015 | | News


Royals finish tough road trip on sour note

DETROIT- The Royals capped a disappointing road trip with an 8-6 walk-off loss to the Tigers in the rubber game on Thursday afternoon.

August 07, 2015 | Alejandro Zúñiga/MLB.com | AP Sports


Scooters and Ukuleles coming through your town

For the fifth straight year, Hutchinson based music group/scooter gang, The Scukesters will be touring cities of all size in Kansas. This year the start of the tour coincides with Hawaiian Statehood Day, Friday Aug. 21st. An appropriate date because this music group's instrument of choice is the Hawaiian instrument, the ukulele.

August 07, 2015 | | Entertainment


Devasting effects of criminal activity by illegal aliens

Dear Editor,

August 07, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Check It Out!

Ellinwood School/Community Library is once again hosting Stuff the Bus. This year, we will forgive partial fines for a donation. The premise of Stuff the Bus is to load a school bus with items that United Way's 19 member agencies need to serve the community. The drop-off place beginning in August is the Ellinwood School/Community Library.

August 07, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Russell Community Theater announces open auditions for A Second Evening of One Acts

Open auditions for the Russell Community Theater production of A Second Evening of One Acts will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 25 and 27, at the RCT Playhouse, 5th and Kansas in Russell. Auditions will include an evening of theater games and cold readings. Prepared audition materials are not required.

August 07, 2015 | | Entertainment


A Republican Sweet Sixteen... Plus One

Get to high ground everybody. Our nation is in danger of being inundated by a candidate tsunami of 17 Republicans. The Sweet Sixteen and Never Been Kissed Plus One. Seventeen Shades of Grey. If they used a designated pitcher they could split up into two teams and play softball against each other. No hardball allowed.

August 07, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Damn the Facts, Full Speed Ahead

What's the biggest difference between the Planned Parenthood videos and the sinking of the U.S. battleship Maine in 1898?

August 07, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Pick Your Outrage

August 07, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Lynn R. Davis 1946-2015

Lynn R. Davis, 69, died August 6, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born Feb. 11, 1946, in Larned, the son of Albert and Florentine (Bieker) Davis.

August 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Donald Raymond McLaughlin 1950-2015

Donald Raymond McLaughlin, 65, died August 5, 2015 at his home in Great Bend. He was born June 18, 1950 at Great Bend, the son of Joseph Raymond and Grace Kathleen (McCarthy) McLaughlin.

August 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Donald Maynard Beers Jr. 1963 - 2015

Donald Maynard Beers Jr., 52, died Aug. 20, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born July 10, 1963, he was the son of Donald ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Hoisington woman hurt when car is rear-ended

HESSTON - A Hoisington resident was injured when the car she was riding in was rear-ended at 7:38 a.m. Monday on Interstate 135, 1 ...

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


​Driver receives injuries from airbags

HOISINGTON - A motorist was injured when the vehicle she was driving hit a deer at 8:34 p.m. Sunday on K-4, about 4 miles ...

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Two injured in rollover

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a one-vehicle accident at 1:05 p.m. Sunday in the 10 block of NW 30 Road ...

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Former Wildcat Nelson hurt as Packers fall to Steelers 24-19

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jordy Nelson caught the ball, spun and prepared to dart downfield.

August 24, 2015 | WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals string together bizarre rally

BOSTON- One of the craziest ninth innings of the season unfolded in the Royals' 8-6 win over the Red Sox on a misty Sunday afternoon ...

August 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Upcoming programs

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, The K-State Research and Extension Agricultural Research Center in Hays will be hosting their annual Fall Crop Seminar. The event will ...

August 23, 2015 | | Agriculture


CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions employees attain ASPPA designation

Matt Morgenstern and Kendra Kaiser of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QKA (Qualified 401(k ...

August 23, 2015 | | Business


Jump Start Your Day with Breakfast

While much of the programming I develop is directed toward adults, I also enjoy sharing information with children of all ages. Nothing pleases me more ...

August 23, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area Information Night

The annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area Information Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The KWEC ...

August 23, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas farmers encouraged to be proactive in wheat disease control

Kansas farmers are encouraged to be especially cognizant during wheat planting season to select wheat varieties with high resistance to fungal diseases as well as ...

August 23, 2015 | | Agriculture


Here Comes Fall!!!

The air is different. The tomato plants are changing to a different production mode. School has started. Shore birds are migrating with more urgency through ...

August 23, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


New Perspectives on life arrive at the Atlanta airport

A long time ago, when I was a student at KU I had a friend who, at the moment something peculiar happened to us while ...

August 23, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


The Wetland Explorer

About this time last year, I introduced the term zugunruhe (pronounced zue-gun-rue) to you in our Wetland Explorer column. This word is used in the ...

August 23, 2015 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local News


Planting the Next Crop of Farmers

The official end of summer in Kansas is really the start of school. Most public schools are now in session and Barton Community College started ...

August 23, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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