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Zoning issues on commission agenda

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. Topics of discussion will include updates to the county's zoning regulations, improvements to the county's website, bridge inspections and high risk rural roads.

January 25, 2013 | | Local News


St. John cruises to win

PRATT - St. John-Hudson High School's girls' basketball team improved to 11-0 on the season with a 56-23 drumming of Wichita North to open the Pratt Girls' Tournament of Champions on Thursday afternoon.

January 24, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Panthers take second at Salina

January 24, 2013 | | Local Sports


Spurs' Duncan claims his 14th career all-star selection

NEW YORK - Tim Duncan was selected to his 14th All-Star game, Spurs teammate Tony Parker is joining him, and the Chicago Bulls also had two reserves chosen Thursday for next month's game in Houston.

January 24, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Luck soaking up first Pro Bowl experience

INDIANAPOLIS - Andrew Luck is getting down to business in Hawaii.

January 24, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Huelskamp nominates Bryce Divis of Great Bend to attend military academies

DODGE CITY - Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced Thursday he had nominated Bryce Divis to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy. Divis is the son of Stephen and Dixie Divis.

January 24, 2013 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 25, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

January 24, 2013 | | On the Record


Sylvester F. "Sonny" Urban 1930 - 2013

LIEBENTHAL - Sylvester F. "Sonny" Urban, 82, died Jan. 23 at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Aug. 7, 1930, in rural Rush County, he was the son of Stephen S. and Paulina (Dater) Urban. In 1949 he graduated from Schoenchen High School. On June 2, 1956, he married Dorothy Ann Herrman at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Liebenthal. She preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 1978. A lifelong resident of Rush County, he was the owner and operator of Sonny's Tavern in Liebenthal, until his retirement.

January 24, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michelle Dunn-Heggemeier 1973 - 2013

HOISINGTON - Michelle Dunn-Heggemeier, 39, died Jan. 22 at her home in Hoisington. Born March 28, 1973, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Jack T. and Janet Kay (Mullen) Dunn Jr. On Dec. 1, 1996 she married Danny Chapman in Great Bend. On Oct. 9, 2010, she married Justin Eugene Heggemeier in Great Bend. He died on Jan. 22, 2013. A longtime resident of Great Bend, she was a former manager for Burger King, general manager of the Flyover Cafe in Susank and was a Mary Kay salesperson. She enjoyed raising an assortment of pets and farm animals.

January 24, 2013 | | Obituaries


Marylyn Ann Scheuerman 1931 - 2013

WICHITA - Marylyn Ann Scheuerman, 81, passed away on Jan. 21 in Wichita. Born Oct. 4, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harry and Rose Mausolf. In March 1950 she met and married Elmer Scheuerman. She was employed in medical insurance billing for various doctors in Wichita. She later became a volunteer with Victory In The Valley.

January 24, 2013 | | Obituaries


Huelskamp adds BCC stop to town hall list

DODGE CITY - In addition to the six town halls previously announced for the week of Jan. 28, Congressman Tim Huelskamp will also host a town hall meeting in Barton County on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The one-hour meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building at Barton Community College.

January 24, 2013 | | Local News


BCC parking lot bids on Monday's agenda

Replacing three parking lots at Barton Community College will cost more than half a million dollars, and awarding the bid for that project is on the agenda for the next BCC Board of Trustees meeting. The meeting is set for 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building on the campus.

January 24, 2013 | | Local News


​Free radon program planned

"Update on Radon" is the title of the next Stop 'N Learn session, set for noon on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Great Bend Activity Center. This free one-hour program is sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission and will be presented by Brian Hansen, K-State Research and Extension Specialist.

January 24, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Great Bend library showing movies for all ages on Feb. 1

Great Bend Public Library will have more free movies and popcorn on Friday, Feb. 1, marketing director Jennifer King said.

January 24, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Evangelist coming to Cornerstone Fellowship

Todd Bailey, an evangelist from Fort Collins, Colo., will minister at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 1609 24th St., Great Bend at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.

January 24, 2013 | | Religion


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Summer Picnic Season Begins Now

The celebrations surrounding the Memorial Day weekend oftentimes include a picnic or barbecue. With warmer weather here, it is important that you consider food safety tips so none of your guests take home an unwanted foodborne illness.

May 24, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


17 year cicadas

This year is a special one for entomologists. The 17 year periodical cicadas are due to come out of the ground, where they have been developing, to reproduce and lay their eggs. No specimens of this particular cicada have been documented in Barton County, but they are in neighboring counties, so keep your eyes and ears open. The following piece is from the KSRE's Entomologist Bob Bauernfeind about these amazing insects and what to expect if they are found in Barton County.

May 24, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains

A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture


FFA members to gather in Manhattan for annual state convention

One of the largest annual gatherings of Kansas high school students is set to begin next week as more than 2,000 FFA members, agricultural educators and supporters converge at Kansas State University for the 87th Kansas FFA Convention. The convention will open Wednesday, May 27, and run through Friday, May 29.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture


Axman named a Top Cruise Producer

Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


NCK Tech awards Technical Honor Student scholarships

North Central Kansas Technical College, with campuses in Beloit and Hays announces the recipients of the Technical Honor Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship recipients sign a letter of intent to attend a technical program at NCK Tech and are nominated by a high school instructor. The awards are based on student's strong work ethic, good attendance, self-motivation and high quality of character. In addition, students demonstrate their technical skills with the NCK Tech instructor in the selected program area.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Hoisington Middle School 4th nine weeks Honor Roll

Principal's Honor Roll - 4.0 GPA – All A's.

May 24, 2015 | | Education




Co-Op receives national recognition for Cram the Van

Wheatland Electric Cooperative recently received recognition in the 2015 "Spotlight on Excellence" national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Wheatland received a Gold Award in the Best Event Category for the Cram the Van food drive. Shawn Powelson, Manager of Member Services and Corporate Communications coordinated the award-winning event.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Military families have an ally in BBB’s Military Line

The approach of Memorial Day reminds thoughtful Americans of those who serve in uniform. It's a time of reflection about the sacrifice that many have made for the rest of us. The Better Business Bureau honors the memory of those who served our nation and remains mindful of the needs of the families of military members who continue to serve.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


A Little Agriculture Fun

First, here's hoping everyone has a safe, enjoyable Memorial Day and takes a moment to reflect on the meaning of the holiday. The rains of the past several weeks have greatly improved soil moisture conditions and while many have commented on the cold, the weather has been closer to the long-term average the springs of the recent past. The purpose of today's column is to kick back a bit and test your agricultural knowledge. First let's have a little fun with wheat. Answers appear at the end of the column.

May 24, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Kansas 4-H to award scholarships to 64 students

The Kansas 4-H Foundation has selected 64 students to share more than $59,000 in scholarships, rewarding them for their dedication and leadership as Kansas 4-H members.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Kansas 4-H announces State Project winners

The Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program has named the 2015 State 4-H Project Winners.

May 24, 2015 | | Club News


Sterling College graduates 125 at Commencement 2015

The Sterling College Class of 2015 walked across the stage in Gleason Physical Education Center on May 16, to mark the end of their time at Sterling College. President Scott Rich shook the hands of each graduate as they were welcomed into the family of Sterling College Alumni.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


BBB Wise Giving Alliance joins Federal and State Regulators for major charity fraud announcement

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined with the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, and State Charity Regulators today to help the donating public avoid questionable fund raising circumstances and find trustworthy charities to support. The FTC announced a major action against Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


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