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Local 4H kids travel west for Air Rifle Competition

On Feb. 9, ten members of the Barton County 4H air rifle program traveled to Offerle for the Edwards County Air Rifle Match. There were a total of 47 competitors representing 12 counties from across Kansas. The Barton County participants brought home nine individual medals and a 2nd place team medal.

February 17, 2013 | | Club News

Senior Activities


February 17, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Kansas State Clover Awards

February 17, 2013 | | Agriculture

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.

February 17, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


February 17, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

State of the Union: Failure

Our failure in chief gave us his annual blurred vision of America again Tuesday night.

February 17, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Central Kansas 9.11/Tea Party to meet

The public is invited to attend the next meeting of the Central Kansas 9.12/Tea Party at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Front Door on 10th Street in Great Bend.

February 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Kansas Teachers of the Year present at Sterling College

On Feb. 4, Sterling College students studying education had an opportunity to hear from the top professionals in the field when the Kansas Teacher of the Year team was hosted on campus. Both prospective and current education majors were given the chance to hear two separate presentations that were focused on strategies for teaching.

February 17, 2013 | | Education

Works are not enough

Dear Editor,

February 17, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor

Barton County Farm Bureau to host check-out week event

The Barton County Farm Bureau is hosting an event for the National Food Check-Out Week. The week of Feb. 17–23 is dedicated to stretching your grocery dollar with healthy, nutritious food. Farm Bureau will be at Town and Country Market from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Hoisington.

February 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs

American State Bank Mitten Tree

February 17, 2013 | | Business

Straub International announces plans to relocate and expand their Wichita store to 55,000 sq. ft bui

Larry Straub, Chairman and CEO of the company announced the expansion as well as an expected completion date of August 2013 earlier this month, Straub noted "Our goal is to be up and operational by Sept. 1st of 2013. Our customers and employees in this market have had to work with a somewhat outdated and constrained facility, their patience is about to be rewarded with one of the largest dealership facilities in the U.S." Straub pointed out that this facility will boast enough indoor showroom space to display the largest tractors, sprayers and combines that Case IH manufactures as ...

February 17, 2013 | | Business

Barton County Board of Commissioners meeting

The Board of Barton County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Items on the agenda include a resolution transferring and carrying over 2012 unexpended funds to the Capital Improvement and Equipment Replacement funds; Richard Boeckman, County Counselor\Administrator, will provide the informational report of work completed during the last period; Amy Miller, Emergency Risk Manager, will discuss the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan; and Sheriff Brian Bellendir will discuss the need for a water filtration system at the Barton County Detention Facility.

February 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Panthers continue losing skid

LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School boys' basketball team continued their downward spiral on Saturday night.

February 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports

GBHS takes control early, wins big

LIBERAL- Solidifying their hold on second place in the Western Athletic Conference basketball standings, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers improved to 13-6 overall and 5-2 in league play after beating Liberal 61-39 on Saturday evening.

February 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports

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​William “Wild Bill” Vsetecka 1926 - 2015

William "Wild Bill" Vsetecka, 89, died Oct. 10, 2015, at Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood. He was born April 9, 1926, at Timken, the son ...

October 10, 2015 | | Obituaries

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 cereal-malt ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

Dorothy E. Kerschen 1924 - 2015

Dorothy E. Kerschen, 91, died Oct. 9, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 6, 1924, at Willowdale, the daughter of Rudolph ...

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

Roosevelt top sellers

Roosevelt Elementary School recently had their annual fall trash bag fundraiser. The top sellers this year were Mason Martin, Drew Hekele, Carah Maddox, Campbell Husted ...

October 09, 2015 | | Education

Foundation raises over 50K for Clara Barton expansion

Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's 22nd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, dinner, and auction had record net proceeds this year totaling $50,965. Proceeds from this ...

October 09, 2015 | | Business

Meals on Wheels needing drivers

Meals on Wheels is in desperate need of volunteer drivers to deliver food and smiles to local residents on Fridays.

October 09, 2015 | | Local News

Central Plains Middle School names October Students of the Month

Central Plains Middle School recognizes Kristi Weeks, Emily Ryan and Lawson Oeser as the October Students of the Month.

October 09, 2015 | | Education

‘Souper’ Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, St. Mark Lutheran Women of the ELCA will host their annual Soup Lunch. The menu includes homemade Chicken Noodle/Butterball Soup ...

October 09, 2015 | | Local News

​Dorothy Donnelly 1927 - 2015

Dorothy (Dottie Carol) Donnelly died peacefully on Oct. 2, 2015, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 25, 1927, she was the daughter of Blanche ...

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

The canary in the coal mine

The title of this article refers to a method coal miners used before sensitive detection equipment and modern ventilation. Miners would take a canary into ...

October 09, 2015 | | Agriculture

AG Schmidt announces public hearing on scrap metal regulations

A public hearing on the proposed permanent scrap metal dealer regulations has been scheduled at 10 a.m. on October 22, at Memorial Hall, 120 ...

October 09, 2015 | | Local News

Speaker Boehner Leaves House Republicans Painted in a Corner

October 09, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

The Lingering Problem of Race Relations

Race relations have returned to the forefront of our national discussion over the last several years. Unless one refers to illegal immigration, relations in question ...

October 09, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Time for Sensible Background Checks

In the wake of the recent homicidal shooting rampage at an Oregon community college, I'm forced to come to the conclusion that it is ...

October 09, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Check It Out!

James Patterson Book Series are popular at ESCL, so we have added his most recent to our collection. Stop by to check them out!

October 09, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment

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