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Edward Murray 1944-2011

HOISINGTON - Edward Murray, 67, died Dec. 6, 2011 at his home in Hoisington.

December 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Florine Burgardt 1926-2011

GREAT BEND - Florine Burgardt, 85, died Dec. 6, 2011 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.

December 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Fundraising donation

December 08, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


HMS basketball enjoying successful season

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Middle School boys basketball teams just put the finishing touches on a very successful first half of their season by taking on the Larned Indians in a road contest on Monday. The A team defeated Larned for the second time this season 52-39 behind a very balanced scoring attack led by Ryan Broeder with 14 points, followed by Chris Wright and Jacob Warnken with 11 each. Ryan also sealed the deal against Larned the first time around by hitting a shot a the buzzer to give the Cards a win. With victories against Russell, Lyons and Dodge ...

December 08, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood Police Department monthly report

pproximately 108 calls for service and 94 Officer initiated calls were received for the month of November. Officers responded to 15 medical/fire calls and worked one non-injury accidents. Nine arrests were made and three criminal summonses were served in the month of November.

December 08, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington students attend National Youth Training Leadership

HOISINGTON-"Raising the Bar" was the theme as youth from around the country gathered at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2011 National Cluster Meeting, Nov. 11-13, in Denver, Colo.

December 08, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


HMS basketball enjoying successful season

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Middle School boys basketball teams just put the finishing touches on a very successful first half of their season by taking on the Larned Indians in a road contest on Monday. The A team defeated Larned for the second time this season 52-39 behind a very balanced scoring attack led by Ryan Broeder with 14 points, followed by Chris Wright and Jacob Warnken with 11 each. Ryan also sealed the deal against Larned the first time around by hitting a shot a the buzzer to give the Cards a win. With victories against Russell, Lyons and Dodge ...

December 08, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Barton County Historical Society hosts "Ghosts of Christmas Past"

"Ghosts of Christmas Past" will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Barton County Historical Museum and Village, just over the river bridge. No admission will be charged, everyone is encouraged to attend.

December 08, 2011 | | Area Briefs


American State Bank hosts annual Mitten Tree

American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its seventh-annual Mitten Tree Project at its six locations through Dec. 15. The Mitten Tree gives bank customers and the community a chance to donate new hats, gloves, scarves, coats and mittens to children and families in need as a way to brighten their holiday season.

December 08, 2011 | | Local News


GBMS and GBHS bands plan Christmas concert

Instrumental sounds of the holiday season can be heard at Great Bend High School on Monday, Dec. 12. The seventh grade, eighth grade, and high school orchestras, will be directed by Mr. Isaac Enochs at 7 p.m. in the GBHS auditorium. Following their performance, the music will more to the GBHS gymnasium where the jazz, junior varsity, and varsity bands will add to the Christmas cheer starting at 8 p.m. The junior varsity and varsity band will combine for three selections to conclude the concert. The bands are directed by Mark DeWald, and he is assisted by Enochs ...

December 08, 2011 | | Local News


It can’t be her fault, you know

Diane Schuler, with a 0.19 blood-alcohol reading (and marijuana in her system), drove the wrong way for two miles on a New York freeway, finally crashing into another car, killing three people and herself.

December 08, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Tebow faces pseudo-political correctness

Despite the fact that in America, 60 to 70 percent of people identify themselves as "Christian" to one degree or another, Christian-bashing seems to be just about as popular a pastime as watching football these days. And when a national football player commits the unpardonable sins of being both pro-life and vociferously, pro-Jesus, you end up with Monday morning pundits who cast ridiculous judgments from on top of their lofty thrones, much like the old Muppet Show characters Statler and Waldorf.

December 08, 2011 | | Columnists


Teddy -- Roosevelt -- not Kennedy

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

December 08, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Area high school basketball box scores

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

December 07, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Turkey Bowl Three-peat

December 07, 2011 | | Local Sports


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Short-handed Cougars do it again

There appears to be something special brewing on the hill.

January 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Why We Need a Better Sense of Humor

Boy, does the world need a better sense of humor right about now.

January 23, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The Return of Satire

Decades after being dismissed by George S. Kaufman as a genre that "closes on Saturday night," satire, like the measles and mumps, is making a comeback. And in many quarters, remains the most feared of the three conditions.

January 23, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Sideline Chatter

The NFL is supposedly investigating whether the Patriots used deflated footballs in their AFC Championship game. REALLY? The only thing that was deflated last Sunday was the Green Bay Packers fans! What a giveaway! In Packerland lore, the names of Bart Starr, Fuzzy Thurston, Paul Hornung, Vince Lombardi and others are remembered forever. Now you can add the name of Packers tight end Brandon Bostick (though he may not be a Packer for long). Bostick is the Packer who had the on-side kick right in his hands and let it fall through, enabling the Seahawks to recover and win. At ...

January 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Crash Test Prez

January 23, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Local Emergency Planning Committee to meet Jan. 27

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a discussion on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2015, election of 2015 chairperson and vice-chairperson, and a presentation on the National Public Safety Broadband Network.

January 23, 2015 | | Local News


Things found in the newspaper

By Pawnee Annie

January 23, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Commission names Pelton as board chair

LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Jan. 12 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.

January 23, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


High school scores

HIGH SCHOOL SCORES

January 23, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Wichita West stuns Larned, 64-63

ST. JOHN – Javon Reed made the game-winning free throw with three seconds left to lift Wichita West past Larned 64-63 in the St. John Mid-Winter Classic.

January 23, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Central Plains surprises Class 6A Junction City

CENTRAL PLAINS 51,

January 23, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Stafford suspect escapes search

STAFFORD - A suspect wanted on arrest warrants fled to Pratt County and escaped a search from various law enforcement agencies south of Stafford Wednesday evening.

January 22, 2015 | | News


Prayer of the Week, Jan. 23, 2015

Lord, Help our legislators, both national and state, to see keenly their responsibility to be just and fair, sensible and kind in their deliberations, so we may live in peace throughout the nation and the world. Amen

January 22, 2015 | | Religion


Church bulletin

Upcoming programs:

January 22, 2015 | | Religion


Lutheran 'rock star' writer coming to area

LINDSBORG - Bethany College and Bethany House of Studies are presenting An Evening with the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Burnett Center, Bethany College, Lindsborg.

January 22, 2015 | | Religion


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