In one room of the CPI Qualified Plan Consultants annex building Tuesday afternoon, employees were giving blood as part of a company-wide blood drive.
The Barton Community College baseball team put together an impressive Saturday afternoon at Lawson-Biggs Field through some unimpressive weather. The Jayhawk West series Seward County was capped off by a combined no-hitter for Barton – highlighted by Tayler Davis – to earn a sweep of Seward on Saturday. That came after the Saints swept Barton Friday afternoon as the two teams spilt the West series. The split kept Barton in the hunt for the West title and kept Seward near the top. Barton is 9-7 in the West and 18-13 overall while Seward is 11-5 and 22-14. Barton will have a non ...
A book signing and lecture session has been scheduled for 2 p.m. on April 10 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in Great Bend, for the new book, "Amphibians, Reptiles, And Turtles In Kansas", by Joseph T. Collins, Suzanne L. Collins, Travis W. Taggart with Artwork by Errol D. Hooper, Jr.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Jefferson Elementary School, 2716 24th Street. Items on the agenda include 2011-2012 Student Handbook update, and Jefferson Elementary School Principal Art Baker and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Jefferson School.
Kansas Originals Market and Gallery in Wilson is excited to announce our 2011 "Meet the Authors Event", bringing together Kansas Authors from across the state. Join us from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. for music, conversation, and storytelling.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grove Chiropractic & Sports Injury P.A., 1309 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Randy Bahe and Erin Powers. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
EMPORIA (AP) - Emporia is revved up by NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer's latest contribution to his hometown.
Jay Kornegay isn't sure who the guy is, or exactly what his motivation was. All he knows is no one is laughing at him now.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - In Bill Self's eight seasons at Kansas, the Jayhawks have had all sorts of disappointing finishes - back-to-back first-round departures and last year's second-round failure when they were the No. 1 overall seed.
Hoisington Municipal Court- Feb. 17
HOISINGTON - Students that will be attending Kindergarten at Roosevelt Elementary in Hoisington for the 2011-12 school year will need to call Roosevelt Elementary to set up a screening appointment. Students presently enrolled in the Roosevelt Elementary Pre-School 4-year-old class do not need to set up a screening appointment. For questions, please contact Roosevelt Elementary at 620-653-4470.
ELLINWOOD - Barton County Extention Agent Donna Krug was present at the Heritage Club last week to encourage the seniors to eat food that is closer to the farm.
While we all know the answer to better health - drink more water, and eat more fruits and vegetables, the class served as a reminder.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members who have worked on STAR (Students Taking Action for Recognition) events competed in February at the District B competition in Plainville. There are two divisions in STAR events. The junior division is for members in 7th- through 9th-grades. The senior division is for members in 10th- through 12th-grade. Members compete at district level. If they receive the top score with a silver or gold, they advance onto state in April. Depending on the event, if they are the top scoring one or two, they advance onto national ...
The Ellinwood Garden Club met March 9 at the home of Debbie Tillotson. Jean Robinson, Denise Joslin, and Debbie Tillotson were hostesses. The meeting was called to order by President June Stephens and roll call and minutes were read by Mike Westerman, secretary.
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - The president of Virginia Commonwealth University says he predicted a Final Four appearance, even if the players and most everybody else following college basketball didn't see it coming.
Maybe you've noticed the Earth Day poster art blooming in downtown Great Bend this spring. Wondering where all that art is coming from? Each poster is an original picture by one of over 30 young artists from Holy Family School in Great Bend.
Thursday, April 17
LARNED - Although their actual anniversary isn't until April 20, the weather was perfect for Wayne Hesher to get out and visit his lovely bride with the assistance of his nurse.
The 17th Annual FHSU Foster Grandparent Program Recognition Celebration was held on Thursday, April 10, at the FHSU Memorial Union. Approximately 90 people were in attendance including State Representatives Sue Boldra and Travis Couture-Lovelady, Rep. for District 110 in the Kansas House; Margaret Gabelmann and state Silver Hair Legislature representatives from the area as well as Ellis Mayor Lyle Johnston.
Recently, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation recognizing next week as Community Bank Week in the Sunflower State, and local bankers are echoing the need to promote this event.
HOUSTON - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.
To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won its own invitational on Wednesday.
LARNED - While most of the world is focused on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial (What is it about a guy that runs on blades instead of feet that creates so much interest?) a lot is happening that might escape you.
When Cathy Estes reviews new information about autism, it is obvious to her that "something is very wrong."
HOISINGTON - The Central Plains High School Oilers tennis team placed first at the Hoisington Invitational on April 10, with a total of 28 team points - 12 points over second-place Scott City in the four-team tournament.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Gardens For Our Varying Climate" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free Stop 'N Learn program will be presented by Alicia Boor, Barton County agriculture and natural resource agent.
The seventh Annual Barton Foundation Sporting Clay Shoot scheduled for May 4 has been canceled due to the fire in the dining hall at Camp Aldrich this past weekend.