LIBERAL - After falling to two-time defending Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division champion Seward in the league opener in each of the last three seasons, the NJCAA No. 9-ranked Barton Cougars got it right this time around.
LIBERAL - Things neither started well, nor ended well for the Barton Community College women's basketball team on Saturday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs were in shambles after the worst season in franchise history, and chairman Clark Hunt promised their devoted followers that better ways were ahead.
St. Joseph Family Medicine (SJFM) patients will be offered more convenience and easier access to health care when the medical practice moves into the main building at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
McPHERSON - Billy McGuigan and his band bring the Buddy Holly tribute show "Rave On" to the McPherson Opera House on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m.
Some patients at Heartland Cancer Center are enjoying new caps donated by the KAY Club at West Plains High School in Ransom and Bazine. The head coverings come in handy for those who have lost hair as a result of chemotherapy treatment.
HOUSTON - J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers and the Houston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second straight year.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers showed how dangerous they can be when they're at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild-card game that was never really close.
Barton Community College recently challenged its students and potential students to craft videos that answer the question, "What Drives You?" The first annual video contest ended in late 2012 with two winners selected.
MANHATTAN - Rodney McGruder scored all but two of his 28 points in the second half. He hit five 3-pointers, three in the closing minutes. The senior almost single-handedly willed No. 25 Kansas State to a 73-67 victory over No. 22 Oklahoma State on Saturday.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - AJ McCarron knows how Alabama quarterbacks are judged.
A retirement reception for Twentieth Judicial District Judge Hannelore Kitts will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in Courtroom B at the Barton County Courthouse. Kitts has served as a district judge for 17 years. The district includes Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell and Stafford counties.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will be talking about property acquisition during a special meeting on Thursday afternoon. The preliminary discussion on real estate is being held in executive session to protect the public interest in obtaining a fair price. Changing the date of the board's January business meeting is also on the agenda.
Sandy Chism, 55, died Jan. 2 at her sister's home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 7, 1957, at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Charles E. and Dorothy Elizabeth (Allen) Chism.
The Hoisington Wrestling Team sent teams two different directions this past Saturday, and turned in some very good results.
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Great Bend Middle School Wrestlers traveled to Salina for a duel tournament on Saturday. "I'm very proud of our team. These guys sacrifice a lot just to participate in wrestling. The fact is this group gave up a Saturday to work their tails off and achieve something pretty special." commented Panthers Coach Norbert Muth. Ten teams attended the tournament. The teams were split into two pools and the winner of each pool would wrestle for the championship. The Panthers first duel of their pool was against Manhattan Eisenhower who they defeated easily 72- 24, Junction City was next up ...
Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God bless America.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters John Sullivan and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and will begin chemotherapy for what doctors called a "very treatable and potentially curable" form of cancer.
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Daniel Nobles, 88, died Dec. 7 at Life Care Center, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
Karl Lee Brack, 84, died Dec. 7, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 29, 1930, in Larned, he was the son of Sol M. and Neva M. (Toots) Brack. He was a 1948 graduate of Great Bend High School and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kansas State University in 1953. On Sept. 28, 1958, he married Loreta J. "Reta" Hill in Hoisington. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, Mr. Brack began work at KCKT-TV as a sales representative until February 1956, when he started work for American State Bank and Bank IV, retiring in 1991 ...
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Two rural accidents Saturday resulted in minor injuries, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports.