Boy, do I feel sorry for smokers these days.
From what little I can remember from when I remained awake in high school and college, William Shakespeare loved mistaken identities, crossed purposes and scheming villains. Shakespeare would have loved Elizabeth Warren, Richard Shelby and Wall Street bankers.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce has canceled the coffee scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21 due to the snow.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team claimed a 50-23 Mid-Central Activities Association rout over Larned on Tuesday night to close out the regular season.
HOUSTON (AP) - The NBA's career scoring leader in the All-Star game, Kobe Bryant has never been just about offense.
WAKEENEY - Western Cooperative Electric Cooperative president Larry Evans announced that Darrin Lynch has been selected to serve as the next general manager. David Schneider, current general manager, will retire May 31.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show the motion picture "Total Recall" at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, for Teen Movie Monday. The free program is open to all students in grades 7-12.
Author Rebecca Willman Gernon will visit the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, to speak on the issue of "Two Sides of the Same Story: Deaf in a Hearing Family."
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for frozen berries from the Bithell Farms in Oregon. These excellent quality berries are flash frozen and packed in 14 pound boxes and can be divided easily. Available are: blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries, pie cherries, dark sweet cherries, peaches, apricots, apples and rhubarb.
Barton Community College will host a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Kirkman Student Activity Center.
On-campus enrollment is down, but Barton Community College appears to be maintaining steady growth for a sixth consecutive year, college officials reported.
James L. Blakey, 77, died Feb. 17, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born July 28, 1935 at Great Bend, the son of William and Esther (Langrehr) Blakey.
Barton County Sheriff
ELLINWOOD - Ann T. Brown, 64, died Feb. 18 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born May 24, 1948 in Duncan, Okla., she was the daughter of Howard Gardner and Gladys B. Baldwin Gardner. On June 10, 1967 she married Terrance W. Brown in Ellinwood. A resident of Ellinwood for 50 years and a seasonal resident of Sargents, Colo., she was a legal secretary, a property manager, office manager for North American Drilling and Exploration and an aerobics instructor for 25 years.
Thompson Gymnastics Competition Team is finishing out their season strong which runs from January to May. The Competition Team consisted of girls of the ages 6 - 15 with skills from Level 1 to Level 7.
PRATT- With its slim title hopes gone the Barton Community College baseball team must now turn focus to its seeding in the upcoming Region VI post season play.
NEWTON – Once again the Barton Community College men's golf team played well. Very well in fact. In the end, yet again, it found itself in fifth place in a Jayhawk Conference meet.
A Great Bend man received minor injuries Tuesday when he lost control of a motorcycle on NE 30 Road and U.S. 281.
A Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a minor injury accident Wednesday morning, after pulling in front of another vehicle at 24th and Harrison St. in Great Bend.
Superior Essex of Hoisington announces the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Joe Axman, Master Mechanic, was named the first quarter 2015 STAR Employee and will be treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
The District National Qualifying Speech tournament was held at Bethel College in Newton on April 17 and 18. Eight students competed and placed 7th in sweepstakes out of 14 schools. Three students advanced to the elimination rounds. Sophomore, Hadley Murphy, was a semifinalist in Original Oration. Sophomore, Ashtin Heath and Junior, Malia Clark, advanced to Finals in Dramatic Interpretation. Malia Clark placed 5th and Ashtin Heath placed 4th qualifying her to Nationals. Ashtin Heath will compete at the national tournament in Dallas, Texas, June 13th through June 19th.
Pope Francis recently annoyed the Turkish government by making the politically incorrect observation that it had exterminated a generation of Christian Armenians. He used the word "genocide," which is something that the Turks have been rejecting for decades.
Should women serve in combat? Right now the military is answering that question with a final verdict scheduled to come down from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in January 2016. This will inevitably become a political question-and thus particularly useless in producing a satisfactory answer-but until then it's useful to understand that the military sees this question differently than you and I do.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, recently held a hearing on opportunities and challenges for agriculture trade with Cuba. Fifth generation wheat farmer Doug Keesling of Chase offered testimony of support.
Two civic groups have raised more than $50,000 for new playground equipment at Brit Spaugh Park. One final fundraiser is planned to make "The Tot Spot" even better, members said.