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PTK Christmas drive

Barton Community College Phi Theta Kappa members Michelle Klepper of Ellinwood and Jeff Pike of Great Bend helped load and deliver more than 1,000 items collected for the Family Crisis Center of Great Bend last Tuesday, Dec. 11, as part of the Family Crisis Christmas Drive. Phi Theta Kappa is an academic honor society that places on an emphasis on community service and involvement.

December 18, 2012 | | Local News


Delbert Lee Wagner 1952-2012

HOISINGTON - Delbert Lee Wagner, 60, died Dec. 18, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Nov. 26, 1952 at Ft. McClellan, Ala., the son of Waldine L. and Verne E. (Hamilton) Wagner

December 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Steak and shrimp dinner to be held

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Knights of Columbus, 114 N. Main, will host a steak and shrimp dinner from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5. The cost is $9 for shrimp, $13 for steak and $16 for steak and shrimp combo dinner with all of the trimmings. All proceeds fund the council's charitable activities.

December 18, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Science Olympiad

December 18, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


ELLINWOOD Police

Ellinwood Police Department November monthly report

December 18, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Sinh Thi Nguyen, 1919-2012

Sinh Thi Nguyen, 93, died Dec. 17 at home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 2, 1919 at Hanoi, Vietnam, she was a daughter to mother Chuc Nguyen. In 1937, she married Lam V. Tran in Hanoi, where she was a homemaker. He died in 1962. She came to the United States after the fall of Saigon, Vietnam in 1975, and she became a resident of Great Bend. She was of the Buddhist Faith.

December 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ruth W. Wynn 1925 - 2012

SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Ruth W. Wynn, 87, died Dec. 15 at Mennonite Friendship Manor in South Hutchison. Born May 31, 1925 in Chase, she was the daughter of Fred Leslie and Sara Maude Elliot Willard. In 1943, she graduated from Labette county Community High School in Altamont. On Dec. 18, 1977, she married Phillip G. Wynn Jr., in Sterling. He died on Oct. 28, 2012. Formerly of Great Bend and Ellinwood, with winters spent in McAllen, Texas, she was a receptionist at Sterling Drilling Company for 14 years.

December 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Imogene (Meadows) Werner

CHICAGO, Ill. - Imogene (Meadows) Werner, 72, formerly of Great Bend and Ellinwood, died Dec. 11 at her home in Chicago, Ill. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home.

December 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Frances Victoria Fox 1917-2012

rances Victoria Fox, 95, died Dec.18 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 10, 1917 at Great Bend, the daughter of Charles Franklin and Nannie Silvey (Wilson) Younkin.

December 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Virginia Hope Sell 1934-2012

STAFFORD - Virginia Hope Sell, 78, died Dec. 17, 2012 in Pratt County. Born Sept. 1, 1934 at Richfield, she was the daughter of Arcy and Myrtle Heggy Krey. She was the owner of Ginny's Beauty Shop and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Stafford. She volunteered for several organizations in Stafford. On May 23, 1956 she married Darwin Sell at Stafford County. He died June 30, 2005.

December 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Huelskamp protests committee assignments

Dear Editor,

December 18, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Ghost of the cliff

December 18, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


“Group of Eight” Plots to Undermine Americans on Immigration

Here we go again. When the 113th Congress convenes in January, legislators are determined to waste valuable time and energy in yet another futile effort to pass what they refer to as comprehensive immigration reform. Most Americans call it amnesty.

December 18, 2012 | By Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Right-to-Work in Michigan: 24 down, 26 to go

Back in the late 1970s, when the now-legendary Lee Iacocca took the reins at Chrysler, he was reputed to have told the union bosses, "Look, boys, I've got a shotgun to your head. I've got thousands of jobs at seventeen bucks an hour. I've got no jobs at twenty."

December 18, 2012 | By Doug Patton | Columnists


Local politics continue to be a problem

Dear Editor,

December 18, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


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Matilda P. "Tillie" Hoth 1916 - 2015

SALINA - Matilda Pauline "Tillie" Hoth, 98, formally of Holyrood, died Jan. 18, 2015. Born Aug. 30, 1916, in Ellsworth County, she was the daughter of Fred and Anna (Kempke) Hoffman.

January 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Garry L. Simpson 1954 - 2015

CLAFLIN - Garry L. Simpson, 60, died Jan 19, 2015, at his home in Claflin. Born July 18, 1954, in Columbia, N.C., he was the son of Howard and Beulah (Stevenson) Simpson. A resident of Claflin since 2002, coming from Roper, N.C., he was a nurse, working for Washington County Hospital and Central Kansas Medical Center, and formerly owned and operated Prairie House Flowers and Gifts.

January 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Rollover accident under investigation

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rollover accident that was discovered around 4:15 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of NE 30 Road. It was determined that the owner of the vehicle, a 2010 Dodge Avenger, was Ahmad Walker, 22, a student at Barton Community College. The occupants of the car were located with the help of BCC security.

January 20, 2015 | | News


Personnel on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Items on the agenda include an executive session for discussion of personnel, as well as reports on faculty accreditation and other topics.

January 20, 2015 | | Local News


Young Professionals prepared for annual charity supply drive

For the third straight year, Barton County Young Professionals will host their annual Charity Supply Drive on Saturday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter, 3503 10th St. in Great Bend.

January 20, 2015 | | Business


BCC Library to host History Snapshot

Barton Community College will host "Kansas History Snapshot: E. Haldeman-Julius: Controversial Publisher and Free-Thinker," a presentation by Dean of Library Services and Curator of Special Collections at Pittsburg State University Randy Roberts, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 in the Library. Catered refreshments will be served.

January 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Fire reported in Barton County

The Barton County Sheriff's Office along with the Claflin Fire Department and fire units from Ellsworth County responded to a structure fire 3:24 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19. The location of the fire was at 1835 NE 150 Ave.

January 20, 2015 | | News


OTR for Jan. 21, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 20, 2015 | | On the Record


Western Kansas Mini Winter Swim meet Golden Belt Swim Club results

Girls 8 Under 25 Free

January 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


Lincoln High School vs. Hoisington High School at Stafford Dual Tournament Thursday results

Hoisington High School (HHS) 76.00 Lincoln High School (LHS) 6.00

January 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


Barton sprinters impressive at Holiday Inn meet in Nebraska

Another meet and a growing list of qualifiers. That is the strategy for the Barton Community College men's indoor track team and it worked perfectly this past weekend in Lincoln, Neb.

January 20, 2015 | | Community College


GBMS 8th grade girls basketball

Thursday January 15th at GBMS

January 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


Mato sets school record in 5000m

It was another banner day on the track for Barton Community College standout Lydia Mato. The sophomore shattered the Barton women's record for the 5000m indoor by an astonishing 16 seconds to lead the Cougars during the Holiday Inn Invitational on the campus of the University of Nebraska.

January 20, 2015 | | Community College


Monsieur Obama MIA

Everyone from Jon Stewart to Ted Cruz has mocked President Obama for not flying to France last weekend.

January 20, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


On Handwritten Letters

I received an unexpected postcard in the mail the other day from an old friend. It made my day.

January 20, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


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