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Hoisington rewards good handwriting

Last Friday, Jan. 23, Hoisington Middle School students recognized National Handwriting Day by competing in a handwriting contest. Teachers Karisa Kaiser and Shari Blase collected samples from students, and also awarded a prize to the student that could guess the highest number of teacher handwriting samples.

January 29, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Education

Education is Too Important Not to Leave to the Marketplace

This week, events around the country will highlight the importance of parental control of education as part of National School Choice Week. This year's events should attract more attention than prior years because of the growing rebellion against centralized education sparked by the federal Common Core curriculum.

January 29, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

Millennials Buy into Homeownership

Young Americans continue to put off homeownership, and that isn't good for anyone.

January 29, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Drone Crash

January 29, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Hoisington High School vs Russell results

Hoisington - 14 - 26 - 17 - 12 -- 69

January 29, 2015 | | Local Sports

Tuesday - GBMS vs McPherson results

GBMS A team 14 - Mcpherson 50

January 29, 2015 | | Local Sports

St. Rose Health Center now offers free nurse hotline service

Most everyone has experienced something like this – especially at night or on weekends.

January 29, 2015 | | Local News

Central Plains girls stay unbeaten

CENTRAL PLAINS 70,

January 28, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Prep Sports

High school scores

BOYS

January 28, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Accountant to serve as Larned mayor

By Jim Misunas

January 28, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Pawnee Co. News

Cuma M. Zeltner 1942 - 2015

PRATT - Cuma M. Zeltner, 72, died Jan. 27, 2015 at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. Born on April 16, 1942, in Princeton, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles Max and Gypsy Genelle (White) Vinson. On March 18, 1962, she married James 'Jim' W. Zeltner in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2012. She worked as office manager at Adams Electric in Pratt for 24 years and most recently worked as bookkeeper for Westhoff Plumbing. The avid reader enjoyed making her world famous chocolate chip cookies.

January 28, 2015 | | Obituaries

Unsafe properties focus of Hoisington City Council

The Hoisington City Council met Monday night and finally approved a resolution to approve the option to purchase real-estate between the city and Housing Opportunities Inc. for $21,500. The approval had been held up because of legal concerns over wording of the agreement which have since been worked out between the parties. This paves the way for additional duplex units to be constructed in Hoisington. The council also approved an option and sale contract to purchase property located at 309 E. Fifth for use by the city. A lien that had previously held up this agreement has been resolved.

January 28, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News

Whooping cough vaccines available

In response to the whooping cough outbreak that has cause on death in Barton County, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has provided the Barton County Health Department additional pertussis vaccine supplies to prevent the disease.

January 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

Temporary library outpost opens Monday

With renovation at the Great Bend Public Library underway, staff are busy moving books and other essentials to the temporary outpost at 3407 10th St.

January 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News

​Offerle man injured after texting while driving

GARDEN CITY - An Offerle man who was texting while driving went off U.S. 50 Tuesday evening in Finney County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 8:50 p.m. Jeffrey Humiston, was driving a 2013 Chrysler 200 that went in the ditch and traveled for 900 feet and struck an obstruction. The car went airborne, coming to rest in the westbound lane facing northwest.

January 28, 2015 | | Local News

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AG Schmidt: Use caution when directing disaster donations

In light of the devastating storm system that hit the East Coast last week, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt warns Kansans to be aware of possible scam artists seeking to profit from the generosity of others.

November 07, 2012 | | Business

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Dear Editor,

November 07, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

GBHS Debate team competes in Dodge City tournament

The Great Bend High School Debate team competed at the Dodge City Debate Tournament on Nov. 3rd. The Great Bend squad had six teams compete. In the varsity division two Great Bend teams had a 4-1 win/loss record. Marissa Hoisington and Chase Pumford placed sixth with a 4-1 win/loss record and 22 speaker points. Hoisington commented, "Although we debate almost every weekend, each tournament is different and presents unique challenges."

November 07, 2012 | | Education

American Family Insurance names Frank Callahan Agent of the Month

Agent Frank Callahan of Great Bend and Larned has been named Agent of the Month by American Family Insurance. He received the honor for outstanding sales of American Family insurance products during the month of October.

November 07, 2012 | | Business

Argus Hamilton

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

November 07, 2012 | | Columnists

Presidential election

November 07, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Joiner Construction in Ellinwood at 411 E Santa Fe, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Shay Kasselman with greeters Karmi Green and Jill Fitzsimmons. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

November 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs

9.12 Tea Party meeting

The 9.12 Tea Party's monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Kansas Oil and Gas Museum, 5944 West Tenth St. in Great Bend. Election analysis by Dick Friedeman, and John Edmunds will preview the 2013 Kansas Legislative Session. The meeting is open to the public and admission is free.

November 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Library will show ‘Spider-man 2’

The Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show "Spider-man 2" at the next Teen Movie Monday, at 4 p.m. on Nov. 12. On Nov. 19 it will show "Spider-man 3." The movies are free to students in grades 7-12.

November 06, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Krug to present ‘Loving Long-Distance’

The free educational program "Loving Long-Distance: Families Separated by Distance" will help participants understand the time motivation, and effort it takes to keep connected during times of geographical separation.

November 06, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Sterling House serving free lunch to veterans

Sterling House of Great Bend, 1206 Patton Road, will serve lunch to veterans and their spouses at noon Saturday, Nov. 10. There will be no charge for the meal. The event will include a flag raising, old time band and information for veterans.

November 06, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Bellendir survives write-in effort

Barton County Sheriff's Office Lt. Brian Bellendir will be the county's next sheriff, after fending off incumbent sheriff and write-in challenger Greg Armstrong in Tuesday's general election.

November 06, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News

​Teen injured in one-car accident

Kelsey Kaemmerer, 19, of Great Bend, was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Monday after the car she was driving went off NE 10 Ave. (North Frey St.).

November 06, 2012 | BY SUSAN THACKER | Local News

OTR for Nov. 7, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

November 06, 2012 | | On the Record

‘Rookie’ Edmonds wins again

Great Bend's John Edmonds will again be Representative of the state's 112th district, after pulling in 71 percent of the votes Tuesday night in Barton County. Unofficial final totals from the Barton County Clerk's Office showed the Republican with 6,528 votes. Democratic challenger Steve Muehleisen received 2,505 votes, or 27 percent. There were also 132 write-in votes. At the end of October, Great Bend Republican Frank McKinney announced he was running as a write-in candidate.

November 06, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News

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