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Ellinwood makes requests

ELLINWOOD - Due to the recent flooding in the community, the USD 355 school district will be making bathroom and shower facilities available at the high school during regular business hours Tuesday, Aug. 6 this week. Additional dates will be made available if necessary. This will allow people who are being affected by the flooding to have access to facilities.

August 05, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Royals drop Mets, win for 11th time in 12 games

NEW YORK - Things are going so well for the Kansas City Royals these days they have even figured out how to turn the sun in their favor.

August 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Kahne passes Gordon late to win at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Jeff Gordon had the inside line, a lead and his first win of the season in sight, usually a sure thing for Pocono's top winner.

August 04, 2013 | | AP Sports

Royals catcher Perez suffers concussion against Mets

NEW YORK - All-Star catcher Salvador Perez, who was struck in the mask by a foul ball in the Kansas City Royals' win over the New York Mets on Saturday is going on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

August 04, 2013 | | AP Sports

And more water

August 04, 2013 | | News

Hands-on folkart workshop

The next hands-on folkart workshop at the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas features a classic animated toy, the jumping jack.

August 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Christiansen reunion

The annual Christiansen reunion will be held on Aug. 10 at the Larned Community Center, north of the National Guard Armory just off 56-156 highway. A pot luck dinner will start at noon.

August 04, 2013 | | Reunions

A sure thing: Robotics Team claims seventh straight championship

Just call them Team Automatic.

August 04, 2013 | | Education

Picking the perfect melon

When I was a young child, I used to be in amazement on how my uncle or mother were able to go out to the garden and pick the best melon for dessert out of all of the fruit growing. What was the secret that they alone knew to go out amongst what at that time I felt was hundreds of melons (I bet there were no more than 15 or 20) and pick the one that would be perfect at the time when we would eat it. Well, now that I am older, I am better about which melon ...

August 04, 2013 | | Agriculture

Farm safety around electrical power lines

In June of this year, a 37-year-old Stanton County farmer died inside a grain cart while preparing for wheat harvest. A tarp (containing a metal rod) in the grain cart blew up and touched an over-head power line electrocuting him.

August 04, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

K-State Olathe, American Royal seek entries for best-tasting steak

The American Royal Association and Kansas State University Olathe are looking for the best-tasting steak and are inviting beef producers from across the nation to submit rib-eye steaks for the competition.

August 04, 2013 | | Agriculture

Great Bend student completes Nasa-Based Space Science Education Program at the Cosmosphere

Jordyn Stukey of Great Bend, daughter of Greg and Regina Stukey, graduated from the Camp KAOS Starship Earth July 19th at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Jordyn will be entering 5th grade at Jefferson Elementary School this fall.

August 04, 2013 | | Education

U.S. wheat still a hot world commodity

The U.S. grain marketing system is unmatched and transparent. Yet it can be complicated. This is why U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) maintains 17 offices strategically located around the world to pave the way for U.S. export growth.

August 04, 2013 | Aaron Harries Director of Marketing Kansas Wheat | Agriculture

Gertrude Lischesky Alumni Fund established

"As you anticipate your future, what role do you hope to play in making this a better world?"

August 04, 2013 | | Education

Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

August 04, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

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It's time, once again, for our Annual Turkey Awards. That time of year when we recognize the biggest "Turkeys" from the world of sports ...

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Grant benefits local swim team

Earlier this year the Golden Belt Community Foundation established the Barton County Pool Grant and Endowment Funds (Funds) as a way to provide long-term support ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Galindo joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announces the hiring of Cory Galindo at their Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th Street in Great Bend. Cory ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Nex-Tech announces new location in Great Bend

Nex-Tech relocated its store location to 3700 10th Street in Great Bend on Nov. 1. Nex-Tech customers will enjoy easier access in and out of ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Trustees look at campus security

Dear Editor,

November 25, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Tiger fans make plans for bowl game

It's been a long time since the Fort Hays State University football team has qualified for the post-season, and fans are making plans to ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

​Cookie Contest promises sweet fun to Saturday shoppers

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Prairie Ink accepting submissions

Editors Jamie Oss and Teresa Johnson of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, Prairie Ink, are accepting entries for its seventh edition.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Galindo joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announced the hiring of Cory Galindo at its Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th St.

November 24, 2015 | | Business

St. Rose Health Center volunteers host Jewelry Fair

Anyone who is on the search for stocking stuffers and other gifts may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St ...

November 24, 2015 | | Business

Mutual aid dispatched to river fire on Monday

Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units to the west of Radium Road in the area of the Arkansas River (SW 60 Ave. and West Barton ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

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