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Kasselman Farm hosts annual Fall Fun Festival

CLAFLIN - Future children of Barton County that receive a diagnosis of cancer will be the beneficiaries of the 7th Annual Fall Fun Festival. The birthday wish of Kylee Kasselman for her 8th birthday back in 2006 was, rather than having a birthday party, to have a fall festival at her parent's farm to raise money for Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation.

September 21, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Check It Out!

There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:

September 21, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington has fall clean up

HOISINGTON – The Annual Fall City Clean-Up Week will be Monday through Friday, Sept. 24 through Sept. 28.

September 21, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


HMSI to continue despite state decision

Kansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George announced Thursday that the Kansas Main Street program is closed effective immediately. The move comes amid departmental restructuring for a total of 18 affected positions.

September 21, 2012 | | News


Woman carrying 12 pounds of cocaine sentenced

TOPEKA – A woman from Mexico has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison after she was arrested in Russell County with more than 12 pounds of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Friday.

September 21, 2012 | | News


Area students among winners at 2012 Kansas Book Festival

TOPEKA – Nearly 2,000 book enthusiasts joined Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback for the 2012 Kansas Book Festival at the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka Sept 15.

September 21, 2012 | | Education


Council committee to discuss insurance consultant

The first meeting of the Great Bend City Council Health Insurance Independent Consultant Selection Committee will take place at 2 p.m. Monday at the City Office. The meeting is open to the public. At its Sept. 4 meeting, the council voted to study hiring a consultant to help the city in bidding its insurance coverage. It named council members Dale Westoff, Dana Dawson and Randy Myers to the committee to make a recommendation. They are joined by three city staff members.

September 21, 2012 | | Local News


PLANT PUSH ‘GROWS’ NATIONAL

BY STEPHANIE YOUNG

September 20, 2012 | By Stephanie Young Tribune Correspondent | News


Shank to talk about restoring family farm

Richard Shank will talk about his restoration of his family farm in Saline County when the Barton County Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the museum, located just south of Great Bend's Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281. Admission is free and open to the public.

September 20, 2012 | | Local News


Gillispie resigns as Texas Tech basketball coach

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech fans had pinned their basketball hopes on Billy Gillispie.

September 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Lady Panthers finish fourth

SALINA - The Salina South High School girls' tennis tournament marked the first time that Great Bend has finished out of first place in September.

September 20, 2012 | | Prep Sports


No. 15 Kansas State starting to look stout on defense

MANHATTAN - There was a period during the late 1990s, back in Bill Snyder's first tenure at Kansas State, when the Wildcats annually fielded one of the best defenses in the country.

September 20, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


BCC to offer services at Ft. Leavenworth

Soldiers stationed at Fort Leavenworth and civilians in the surrounding communities now have access to classes at Barton Community College via a new campus at the fort, college officials announced.

September 20, 2012 | | News


Fabulous flippers

Erica Price with Chris Cakes flips a pancake, Thursday at the Prince of Peace Parish Center in Great Bend. The annual Sunflower Diversified Services Pancake Dinner featured the nimble Chris Cakes crew at an all-you-can eat dinner to raise funds benefitting area people with developmental disabilities. One person ate at least 15. The oldest person in attendance was 99-year-old Mildred Sherwood from Holton.

September 20, 2012 | | Local News


BCC sponsors student video contest

Barton Community College is sponsoring a student video contest open to all BCC students and to high school seniors in Barton, Ellsworth, Pawnee, Rice, Rush, Russell and Stafford counties. Parental consent is required for those under 18 years of age.

September 20, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Mellor named to statewide commission

Barton County staff and administration announced that Amy Mellor, assistant Barton County attorney, was appointed to the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training by Governor Sam Brownback.

February 27, 2015 | | News


LaVerna C. Moore 1934 - 2015

LaVerna C. Moore, 80, died Feb. 26, 2015, at the Hays Medical Center. Born April 11, 1934, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of G.F. and Christina (Cook) Ohnmacht. Originally from Olmitz, she married Walter B. Moore Jr. on Sept. 8, 1956, at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, Chicago, Ill. He died Oct. 17, 2002. A Great Bend resident since 1991, returning from Chicago, she was a homemaker.

February 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Vicky Boger Trivett 1938 - 2015

SARASOTA, Fla. - Vicky Boger Trivett, 76, died on Feb. 21, 2015. Born May 17, 1938, in Ulm, Germany, she was the daughter of Fredrich and Rosa Bauder. On April 27, 1960, she married Richard Dean Boger in Columbus, Ga. The couple resided in Great Bend from 1960 to 1974, before moving to Ellinwood from 1974-2002. They owned Boger Pharmacy in Ellinwood and Boger Gift Gallery in Great Bend. On April 19, 2002, Richard passed away. On Oct. 3, 2003, Vicky married Preston Trivett. The couple resided in Sarasota, Fla.

February 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Setting a heck of a pace

The United Way of Central Kansas hosted its first-ever Pacesetter Luncheon to honor the 2014 campaign's top 15 payroll companies and other honorees Thursday afternoon.

February 27, 2015 | | News


Class 5A state wrestling

At Hartman Arena

February 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Walking School Bus

Notes are going home from elementary school all over town this week to encourage parents to sign up their children for the Walking School Bus.

February 27, 2015 | | Local News


Moran meets with ag secretary

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, met with United States Department of Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about priorities for the 114th Congress.

February 27, 2015 | | Agriculture


Cougar women close regular season with win; host playoff game

It took all 16 games to secure but the Barton Community College women's basketball earned a home playoff game this weekend. Barton put it in the books with an 86-79 win over Cloud County Wednesday night at the Barton Gym in the regular season finale.

February 27, 2015 | | Community College


HomeWords: A Project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas

This weekly poetry column explores the topic of "home" from micro to macro: from our body to the house it inhabits, to the land that anchors the house, to the sky in which it swirls.

February 27, 2015 | Wyatt Townley | Entertainment


Enoch lights up Cloud with record-tying 9 3’s

It was a night to remember for Kenny Enoch. A night that put him in the record books.

February 27, 2015 | | Community College


Tinseltown Talks

Her career as a child actress only lasted from 1931-1944, but Marilyn Knowlden has carried the memories for a lifetime.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


US-56 pavement widening and box bridge project in Lyons set to begin

Starting around Monday, March 2, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a project to replace the concrete box bridge on the west side of Century Road and widen US-56 to four lanes from the end of the existing four lane roadway west to the entrance to the airport. Project construction is scheduled to be completed in September, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.

February 27, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Music Recital at the Sandzen Gallery

Kimberly Roberts, soprano, will present a chamber music recital at 1:30 p.m. on March 8, at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg. The recital will feature Scandinavian music of Sibelius and Sven Lekberg, as well as the music of Giacomo Puccini and Michael Patterson.

February 27, 2015 | | Entertainment


Justice Selection

Some members of the legislative and executive branches of Kansas government have publicly expressed their admiration for many "things Texan." For example, they acclaim Governor Rick Perry's conservative leadership and praise Texas' lack of a state income tax. Their high regard for our southerly neighbor may explain why our legislature is considering whether Kansas should switch to Texas' system for selecting Supreme Court justices. Texas procures justices through statewide elections.

February 27, 2015 | Lawton Nuss | Columnists


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