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Man found burning wire

Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units at 10:39 a.m. Friday for a possible structure fire at 600 Kansas Ave. Chief Mike Napolitano said that upon arrival they found that a man was in the basement burning the insulation off copper wire. The fire was out when units arrived; however, there was still some smoke in the building.

January 26, 2015 | | On the Record

Norma Ruth Schaefer - 1926 - 2015

HOLYROOD - Norma Ruth Schaefer, 88, passed away Jan. 25 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth. She was born June 10, 1926, in Lincoln, to Anna E. (Bahls) and Neils M. Pedersen.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Hazel "Alberta" Crone - 1925 - 2015

PAWNEE ROCK - Hazel "Alberta" Crone, 89, died Jan. 24, at her home in rural Pawnee Rock. Born July 12, 1925, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of George Albert and Hazel Olive (Colgin) Payne. On June 26, 1942, she married Francis "Roy" Crone in Iola. He died on Nov. 19, 2007. A resident of Barton County most of her life, she was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

OTR for Jan. 27, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 26, 2015 | | On the Record

HOMETOWN TEAMS

ELLINWOOD - Twenty-one crates from the Smithsonian Institution arrived at the Ellinwood School/Community Library on Monday. Inside those crates was an American story: the story of athletes, coaches and the fans who cheer them on. The traveling exhibit, "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shaped America," will open officially at 10 a.m. Saturday at the library, located at 210 N. Schiller Ave., but those who attend the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 10 a.m. on Friday can get a sneak peek at the artifacts and over 200 photographs from the Smithsonian's collection highlighting Americans and their love for sports.

January 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News

Take time to immunize

It was sobering news Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider delivered to the County Commission Monday morning. The county, she said, is in the midst of a whooping cough outbreak.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

Commission district to remain unchanged

The Barton County Commission districts, last set three years ago, will remain the same for another three years, it was decided at the commission meeting Monday morning.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

High school basketball scores

HIGH SCHOOL SCORES

January 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Ellinwood girls win Hoisington title

ELLINWOOD GIRLS 44, RUSSELL 29

January 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Prep Sports

MVP Wade leads St. John to Mid-Winter Classic title

By Jim Misunas

January 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Prep Sports

Interested parties file for city, school boards

LARNED - Ruth Searight, Pawnee County clerk, reports filings for the city/school board election scheduled April 7 as of Thursday morning, Jan. 22, 2015. The final filing date is noon, Tuesday, Jan. 27.

January 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Pawnee Co. News

Whooping cough outbreak hits Barton County

With five current cases of whooping cough and one fatality from the disease in the past month, Barton County is now in the throws of a pertussis outbreak, Health Director Shelly Schneider said Monday morning.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

Trees vs Grass

Many times when I go out on home visits, the homeowners concerns are with trees on their property. One reason for your trees being in distress may very well be your lawn. If your grass, (especially cool season grasses such as fescue) is allowed to grow up to the trunk of your trees, the competition for water and other nutrients may cause your tree to decline in health. Following is a report on research that has been completed by KSU with more information about the grass and tree competition issue many homeowners have faced.

January 25, 2015 | | Agriculture

Raindrop Repair technician attends Reinke advanced PLUS Seminar

Reinke announces that Stephen Batten with Raindrop Repair in St. John, recently attended the 3-day Reinke Advanced PLUS (Proven Leaders in Unmatched Service) Seminar. Service technicians representing 13 Reinke dealerships from across the U.S. attended the seminar in Deshler, Neb.

January 25, 2015 | | Business

Check It Out!

If you have been to the library in the past few days, you will have noticed a big change! Many of the tables and chairs have been removed to make way for the "Hometown Teams" Smithsonian Exhibit. Crates should be arriving before Friday filling up the empty space. Library services will remain as usual, and we have tables set aside for you to continue to use. Set up will begin next week, docents will be trained, and there will be a Chamber Coffee on Friday, January 30th. Sharon Sturgis has prepared wonderful accompaniments to the display, and there should be ...

January 25, 2015 | | Local News

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2015 Kansas Travel, Outdoor, State Park Guides available

The 2015 editions of the Kansas Travel Guide, Kansas Outdoors and Kansas State Parks, the official guides to experiencing the Sunflower State, are now available. Published by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), each publication is packed with stunning photographs, tips, information and brief descriptions of activities, events and places to experience. These new guides join the recently-released Kansas Byways Guide to give visitors plenty of ways to plan a Kansas experience – whether it's a daytrip, weekend getaway or longer vacation.

January 07, 2015 | | Local News

Orscheln Farm and Home LLC acquisition

Orscheln Farm and Home LLC, a Midwest family owned rural retailer, announced its acquisition of a 357,000 square foot distribution center located on 54 acres in Abilene.

January 07, 2015 | | Business

Ten New Year's Resolutions for Congress

Since New Year's is traditionally a time for resolutions, and since the new Congress convenes this week, I thought I would suggest some New Year's resolutions for Congress:

January 07, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

In Praise of Big Families

Pope Francis recently praised the benefits of big families - that a big family teaches children selflessness and sharing, which benefits the whole of society - and I couldn't agree more.

January 07, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Baby New Congress Vows to Do Nothing in 2015

January 07, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Dust Bowl exhibit Open House at Kinsley Library

A public open house for the national traveling exhibit, Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Kinsley Library. The library was one of only 25 entities across the country chosen to host the exhibit.

January 07, 2015 | | Local News

​Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms announce social

The Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms officers and board of directors will host the Third Annual Winter Social from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Classic Inn, 1 South Patton Road, Great Bend.

January 07, 2015 | | Local News

Owner sustains theft, damage

RADIUM - The Stafford County sheriff's department is investigating criminal damage and theft of thosuands of dollars in equipment.

January 07, 2015 | Jim Misunas | News

BCC offers course on World War II, Cold War

Barton Community College history instructor Linda McCaffery will present a course focusing on World War II and the Cold War from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 27 through March 31 in the Fine Arts building, Room F-30.

January 07, 2015 | | Local News

​Library classes explain online card catalog

The Great Bend Public Library is offering free sessions on how to use Pathfinder, GBPL's online catalog. Library spokseperson Jennifer King said this is the perfect opportunity for the public to get comfortable with the library's system as they prepare to operate from a smaller site for a few months. The library will offer multiple public sessions and there is no need to register in advance.

January 07, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for Jan. 7, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 07, 2015 | | On the Record

A CLEAR VISION

It didn't take much longer that it would taken to snap a portrait.

January 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

Johnson, Martinez, lead HOF class

NEW YORK (AP) - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, a trio of star pitchers who dominated in an era of offense, were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Tuesday along with Craig Biggio, the first time since 1955 writers selected four players in one year.

January 06, 2015 | | AP Sports

Bo Black leaving Hays after one year

Bo Black wanted to make sure everyone knew he wasn't out looking for a job. But when one came his way, he found it too good an opportunity to pass on.

January 06, 2015 | By AUSTIN COLBERT Hays Daily News | Prep Sports

Pratt’s defense shuts down Hoisington

HOISINGTON – The Pratt and Hoisington girls basketball coaches gave the defensive scouting report a near perfect grade after playing back-to-back games.

January 06, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Prep Sports

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