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RIP George Jones

Even back in 1980 when George "The Possum" Jones received a Grammy Award, I regarded him as an old fogey who should step aside for the younger set, such as, well, um, Kenny Rogers.

May 01, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


New endowment benefits Locust Grove Village

The Golden Belt Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Locust Grove Village (formerly Rush County Nursing Home), has established a new endowment fund. This partnership between the community foundation and Locust Grove Village gives individuals and businesses interested in supporting the nursing home or retirement community a vehicle for their charitable giving.

May 01, 2013 | | Business


Rosewood Ranch receives grant from CMN Hospitals at Via Christi Health to offer therapeutic riding s

Rosewood Ranch, a 900-acre full-working horse ranch, in Pawnee Rock, that offers equestrian and therapeutic riding classes to people with developmental disabilities, has been awarded a grant for $1,950 by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health.

May 01, 2013 | | Business


Ellsworth Correctional Facility inmates show talent for theater

More than 130 people, mostly residents of the Ellsworth area, packed an auditorium recently for a dinner-theater performance of the comedy "The Ransom of Red Chief" this past weekend. But they weren't there to see some performance of a traveling drama troupe. Nor were they on hand to support members of the town in a community theater.

May 01, 2013 | | Local News


Great Bend falls 3-0 in road game

WICHITA - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team lost 3-0 on Tuesday against Wichita Southeast.

April 30, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Nuggets avoid elimination in series against Warriors

DENVER - Kenneth Faried brought the energy and the Denver Nuggets rediscovered their toughness in time to stave off elimination Tuesday night with a 107-100 win over the Golden State Warriors.

April 30, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Royals take hold in sixth for win over Rays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - James Shields made a stellar first start against his former team, and Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer to spur the Kansas City Royals to an 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

April 30, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Lady Cougars edge Dodge City to win Region VI title

HUTCHINSON - The Barton Community College women's golf team won a National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI title on Monday.

April 30, 2013 | | Community College


Lady Panthers sweep doubleheader at Larned

LARNED - The Great Bend High School softball team overcame numerous errors to sweep a doubleheader against Larned on Tuesday afternoon.

April 30, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Library announces programs

Great Bend Public Library will show "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" during Teen Movie Monday, at 4 p.m. on May 13. The free movie is open to students in grades 7-12.

April 30, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Farm Show winners

The Jordan Hickel family of Great Bend won the grand prize at the American State Bank booth during the recent Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo. The bank let participants spin its prize wheel for a chance to win a Sanyo 42-inch high definition TV. Pictured from left: Jordan and Katrina Hickel and their two children Kate and Mack, along with Robert Rugan and Jerry Renk representing American State Bank and Trust.

April 30, 2013 | | Business


Poche dolls to be shown in Great Bend

281 Bypass Antiques, located at 1135 U.S. 281 Bypass in Great Bend, will host a reception for artist Dustin Poche from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday May 11.

April 30, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Pork Association sponsoring blood drive

For the second year, the Kansas Pork Association is sponsoring several blood drives throughout Kansas with a goal of collecting 150 pints of blood. Because each pint could help save up to three lives, up to 450 patients could benefit.

April 30, 2013 | | Area Briefs


BCC to host concert

The Barton Music Department awards 11 scholarships every year at about $1,000 each, and it couldn't be done without the help of the community's support of the annual Music Endowment Concert, which is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

April 30, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Heartland Farm offers spring blessings, open house

The Dominican Sisters of Peace invite the public to join them Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for their annual Spring Blessing free family fun event. Guided tours of the straw bale buildings, a labyrinth walk, and a tree planting are planned. Come visit the alpacas, including two-month old baby Joy. Drop in or stay for the whole day. Visitors are welcome to bring chairs and a picnic and relax and enjoy the grounds. Heartland Farm is located at 1049 CR 390, Pawnee Rock. For more information, contact Marilyn Pierson, OP, by calling 620-923-4585 or ...

April 30, 2013 | | Area Briefs


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Get Outdoors!

One of the most satisfying things about my job as an environmental educator is the opportunity to introduce kids of all ages to new outdoor experiences – from observing animals in the wild, to learning strange and interesting facts about familiar plants or animals, to actually getting to touch a "scary" animal like one of our educational snakes, watching that moment of discovery and excitement happen is something I treasure.

June 28, 2015 | Jean Aycock - KWEC Education Director | Local News


DAV Chapter 27 annual "Forget-Me-Not" fundraiser

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 27, Great Bend, hold their annual "Forget-Me-Not" fundraiser, Saturday July 4, at local businesses in Great Bend. Chapter 27 members will be stationed at both Dillons stores, WalMart, Waters True Value Hardware and Orschein Farm & Home Store.

June 28, 2015 | | Club News


American Legion Boys State of as Leadership Academy Concludes 2015 Session

More than 450 young men from across the state, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of as Leadership Academy. The event, in its 78th year, was held May 31, through June 6, at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

June 28, 2015 | | Education


Champions for Life

Donor support from the "Hometown Team" made fielding champions more than a possibility. A string of Kansas State American Legions titles and regional appearances would springboard the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps onto the national stage. Taking the field with the nation's best quickly advanced the understanding that the youth from a rural community in Central Kansas could compete with - and conquer – champions from every corner.

June 28, 2015 | | Columnists


198 named to Sterling College’s Spring Dean’s Honor Roll

The spring 2015 Sterling College Dean's Honor Roll recognizes 198 students who completed the semester with a 3.50 GPA or better in at least 12 credits of residential work or 10 credits of online work.

June 28, 2015 | | Education


Wheat Market show

If you are out and about in Barton County right now, you will be able to spot combines rolling through the wheat fields. To me, it is one of the best sites of the year, and I can spend hours watching harvest. All of the hard work raising a crop is coming to the end for a while, and finally, the producer will be able to see a return on the long days he has spent to bring the crop full circle. Many people I have talked to are very pleased with how well the wheat has turned out this ...

June 28, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


California’s Water Woes Hit Home

Pundits sizing up the drought have said that water is the new oil. They're wrong, of course. Oil supplies merely send nations to war, while the water shortage pits neighbors against each other.

June 28, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Time for the South to Surrender

Reasonable people have suggested that removing Confederate flags from capitols, symbols from license plates, and products from Walmart shelves is mere symbolism, but it's more than that. By recognizing that flying the Confederate flag is a continuation of a treasonous act motivated by racial hatred, we can end what amounts to a 150-year-long Civil War re-enactment and move the South into what Abraham Lincoln called its "proper practical relation" to the rest of the county.

June 28, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Racism

June 28, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Norma Gatterman 90th

Norma Gatterman will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 6, with a card shower.

June 28, 2015 | | Birthdays


Elma Laughlin Lepej 99th

Elma Laughlin Lepej will celebrate her 99th birthday on June 30, with a card shower. Elma and her twin brother, Elmer Laughlin, were born on June 30, 1916, on a farm near Alexander. They attended school in LaCrosse. On April 17, 1943, she married Joe Lepej. Elma has been a resident of Great Bend since 1965. She has two daughters, Patti Smith and husband George of Great Bend and Jo Kay Lepej of Topeka;

June 28, 2015 | | Birthdays


Feldman 72nd

Harold and Clara Feldman will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on July 2, with a card shower.

June 28, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Bettis — Cooper

Michael and Pamela Perry of Great Bend and Toby Bettis of Wilsonville, Ore. announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Bettis to Cameron Cooper, son of Scott and Terri Cooper of Garnett. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gloria and Linus Schamber and Harold and Margaret Bettis, all of Hays; Vernon and Karen Hayes of Great Bend and the late Coyle and Carla Detherage, and Dale Perry; and the great-granddaughter of Norma Mounkes, all of Great Bend. The prospective groom is the grandson of Jim and June Cooper of Garnett and Rosalie Burkhead of Lawrence and the late Dean Burkhead.

June 28, 2015 | | Engagements


Moore — Burt

Jeff and Carrie Moore of Kechi announce the engagement of their daughter Rhae Ann Moore to Chris Burt, son of Cliff and Kathy Burt of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dave Egan, Joyce Markley, the late Shirley Moore, the late Sonny Moore and Charles Honeyman. The prospective groom is the grandson of Patricia Schumacher, the late Duke Burt, the late Betty Lewis and the late Bruce Lewis.

June 28, 2015 | | Engagements


Ruckman 60th

Walt and Deanna Ruckman will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 24th.

June 28, 2015 | | Anniversaries


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