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

May 23, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Hoisington briefs

Hoisington announces trash pickup for holiday

May 23, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


IRS Image

May 23, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Ellinwood briefs

City of Ellinwood trash pickup schedule

May 23, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Learning From the Rise and Fall of Michelle Rhee

At some point, we need to stop believing in miracles, at least in education. While we're still getting over the RICO indictments handed down in the Atlanta cheating scandal comes the revelation that the success Michelle Rhee achieved as the "no excuses" superintendent of Washington, D.C.'s public schools was the product of massive cheating. Those asking why Rhee isn't under indictment just like her former colleague in Atlanta are missing the bigger question: If she's an example of its success, is the theory behind market-driven education reform valid?

May 23, 2013 | | Columnists


Rozel tornado videos

A tornado developed six miles southwest of Rozel at 7:18 p.m. and moved one mile west of town before turning to the northwest and dissipating about three miles northwest of Rozel at 7:47 p.m. Five farms were damaged by this tornado, including one farm house that lost most of its roof and some of its exterior walls. The tornado intensity has been rated as high as EF4 based on measured winds of 165 to 185 mph by a Doppler on Wheels system from Boulder, Colo. The maximum damage path width was 1,100 yards.

May 23, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Huelskamp (R-Kansas) receives favorable review

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) reported the poll results from the monthly telephone town hall his office conducted Tuesday for constituents.

May 23, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Briefs

LHS calendar

May 23, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Debate centers on Santa Fe Road or Trail

By David Clapsaddle

May 23, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News




The Santa Fe Road: An anachronism of the 21st century

By David Clapsaddle

May 23, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


COLOR ME PURPLE

Old Frank was probably watching when Kansas State last won a conference title in baseball. It was 1933, and Franklin D. Roosevelt was only two months into his first term as President. Now, in 2013, the Wildcats finally got around to making it happen again.

May 22, 2013 | | College/Professional


Astros take series with 3-1 victory over Royals

HOUSTON - J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer off James Shields, Jordan Lyles pitched six effective innings and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Wednesday night.

May 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Urlacher retires after 13 seasons in NFL

CHICAGO - Brian Urlacher wasn't sure how dominant he could be any longer, so he's calling it a career after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.

May 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


​BCC to close for Memorial Day observance

The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The college will resume regular summer hours on Tuesday, May 28.

May 22, 2013 | | Area Briefs


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Free 4-year-old preschool openings available

Helping Hands Preschool, along with Great Bend USD 428, has a limited number of openings available in the 4-year-old Pre-K program for the upcoming school ...

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker - Hall of Famer.

July 27, 2015 | John Kekis, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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


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