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Cain logs 2 hits, RBI double in All-Star win

CINCINNATI- Just a couple of hours before Tuesday's All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile, Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was asked if he'd like to do something really special in the game at Great American Ball Park.

July 15, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Trout hits leadoff HR, wins MVP as AL All-Stars top NL 6-3

CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field.

July 15, 2015 | RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Simpson Farm Enterprises employees honored for Apache Sprayer sales

Four sales people at Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, were recognized for outstanding Apache self-propelled sprayer sales performance by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.

July 15, 2015 | | Business


Distant Worlds

July 15, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Hillary Illustrates the Liberal Media Bias

For those of you who pretend there is no politically liberal bias among the national media, consider these two recent events involving Hillary Clinton.

July 15, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Open Mic Night

A-440 Music Store, 1207 Main Street in Great Bend held an Open Mic Night on July 10, where two local music studio's participated. Glenna Gaunt of Gaunt's Music Studio announced the winners from the studio's sight-reading contest at the evening's event. First place winner of the sight-reading contest was Lexi Ratcliff of Great Bend, successfully completing 68 exercises. Second place winner was Haley Troyer, of Ellinwood, successfully completing 21 exercises. Third place winner was Jadynce Schroeder of Great Bend, successfully completing 20 exercises. All of the winners also sang at the open mic night along with ...

July 15, 2015 | | Business


Greece Today, America Tomorrow

The drama over Greece's financial crisis continues to dominate the headlines. It appears a deal has been reached providing Greece with yet another bailout if the Greek government adopts new "austerity" measures. The deal will allow all sides to brag about how they came together to save the Greek economy and the European Monetary Union. However, this deal is merely a Band-Aid, not a permanent fix to Greece's problems. So another crisis is inevitable.

July 15, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


​Fatal rollover in Russell County

A Colby woman died Monday in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 in Russell County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.

July 14, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower Diversified clients enjoy visits from Polo and Star

When Polo and Star visit Sunflower Diversified Services, they generate "smiles, lots of smiles," said Amanda Urban, the non-profit agency's training/advocacy coordinator.

July 14, 2015 | | Local News


Humane Society to host Adopt A Pet

ELLINWOOD - Golden Belt Humane Society will hold Adopt A Pet on Saturday during the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival. Volunteers will have animals available for adoption at Wolf Park from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They will also be grilling hamburgers, hot dogs and brats. A $6 meal includes choice of meat, chips, cookies and a bottle of water.

July 14, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington City Council sets budget meeting

HOISINGTON - A special Hoisington City Council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16, in the meeting room of the Hoisington Library, 169 S. Walnut St. The meeting has been scheduled for the purpose of working on the city's 2016 budget.

July 14, 2015 | | Local News


​Edna Claudine Ringwald 1931 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Edna Claudine Ringwald, 83, died on July 11, 2015, in Great Bend. Born Aug. 15, 1931, at the family home in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Claude and Alice (Lovely) Ewalt. On May 18, 1952, she married Reinder Carl Ringwald in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on June 22, 2015. A lifetime resident of rural Rice County and Ellinwood, she was a housewife and actively participated with her beloved husband in their farming and livestock operation.

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Judith J. Hrymecki 1941 - 2015

ALBERT- Judith J. Hrymecki, 74, passed away at her home in Albert on Sunday evening, July 12, 2015. Born Jan. 9, 1941, at White Heath, Ill., she was the daughter of Robert Dwight and Nannie Elizabeth (Parker) Robinson. On Dec. 14, 1979, she was united in marriage to John J. Hrymecki at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakley, Mich. The couple made their home in Chapin, Mich., for 15 years and then in Owosso, Mich., for 15 years prior to moving to Albert in 2009. While in Michigan, Judith worked for Universal Electric, Woodards Furniture and Ovid Convalescent Home.

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Richard Alton Miller 1972 - 2015

Richard Alton Miller, 43, died July 13, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born May 31, 1972, in Long Beach, Calif., he was the son of Donald and Mary Lou Miller. He was supervisor of Campus Security at Barton Community College.

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Road break

July 14, 2015 | | Local News


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Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for ...

July 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ventura pitches Royals past Astros in rubber game

KANSAS CITY- Omar Infante and Cheslor Cuthbert each came through with two-out, two-run hits in the first inning and Yordano Ventura delivered seven strong innings ...

July 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Sugercane aphids

Sugarcane aphids have a good chance of being a serious issue in Sorghum fields this year. Despite a slow start in 2015, the sugarcane aphid ...

July 26, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Beat the Heat with Plenty of Fluids

We made it through the Barton County Fair with just a couple of really hot days. Some of the surrounding counties have not been that ...

July 26, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


It’s time to divide Bearded Iris

Showy, elegant, and easy are terms that describe bearded iris flowers, and because they grow so well in the heartland, it's a good idea ...

July 26, 2015 | | Local Life


Kansas State University researchers attack antibiotic resistance, improve public policy

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers are looking at the growing problem of antibiotic resistance and are helping shape public policy on the ...

July 26, 2015 | | Agriculture


Boy Scout Troop 184 trip

July 26, 2015 | | Club News


4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year

The Barton County 4-H Holding Board announces the recipients of 4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year.

July 26, 2015 | | Education


Where Are Those Polts?

There are several breakfast or coffee meetings in our area. They are usually comprised of the same core group with a few occasional stragglers that ...

July 26, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Sustaining Agriculture – Conclusion

To wrap up this series let's examine what would happen if conventional agriculture abandoned the practices discussed last week as called for by the ...

July 26, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Trail segment and four historic districts among listings added to National Register of Historic Plac

The Kansas Historical Society announced that a segment of the Smoky Hill Trail and Butterfield Overland Despatch and four historic districts are among the newest ...

July 26, 2015 | | Local News


Roger the dodger

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


No Outrage From Environmentalists About Pot?

File this in the large and growing 'Government Unintended Consequences' folder.

July 26, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Rumpus Chumpus Trumpus

For all those bemoaning the lack of noise in the Republican presidential sweepstakes, it's time to get down on our knees and give thanks ...

July 26, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Trumps mind

July 26, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


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