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Area students awarded scholarships from Barton CC Foundation »

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GREAT BEND — The Barton Community College Foundation presents scholarships each year from funds received through its fundraising events, endowments and annual scholarship gifts. For the 2014-15 academic year, the foundation selected the following northwest Kansas students for scholarship offers: Claflin Emily Girard, Robert Bonomo Memorial Scholarship Amanda Lewis, Loren and Maxine Pease Scholarship Colton […]

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KSHSAA releases sub-state volleyball brackets »


The Kansas State High School Activities Association released sub-state brackets for this Saturday’s volleyball tournament on Wednesday. After finishing the regular season 26-9 the Hays High Indians are the No. 3 seed at the 4A-division 1 McPherson sub-state. The Indians will take on No. 2 McPherson in the second match of the day. The winner […]

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RIP Ben Bradlee: Staunch, stylish First Amendment champion »

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Did the First Amendment ever have a more stylish defender — and one who made more effective use of it — than Ben Bradlee? The legendary managing editor of The Washington Post who died Tuesday at 93, Bradlee’s 23 years at the helm were marked by landmark collisions between a free press and government, from […]

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Now That’s Rural: Carolyn Harms »

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By RON WILSON Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development Prestwick, Scotland; Jinjiang, China. A U.S. aerospace company opened repair facilities here. A key person in developing this venture is a woman from rural Kansas. Not only is she a leader in the business world, she is a remarkable volunteer in her community and state […]

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Time-lapse video: Annual FHSU gamer event TigerLAN »

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TigerLAN, the annual video gaming event at Fort Hays State University was Saturday on campus. Check out a time-lapse of the event below — more than 12 hours condensed into a few minutes.

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4-year-old Hutch girl in fair condition after being hit by car »

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Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — A Hutchinson girl was injured after she was hit by a car Tuesday afternoon. Hutchinson Police reported 4-year-old Abiegaile Branscom was playing in a motorized toy car when she was hit by 50-year-old Danell Branscom, who was backing her vehicle out of the driveway. The girl was taken to Hutchinson Regional […]

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LeRoy Eller »

Kirwin resident LeRoy Eller passed away at the Phillips County Hospital, Monday, October 20, 2014, at the age of 82. He was born July 1, 1932, the son of Derwin and Thelma (Hand) Eller. LeRoy worked as a mechanic for a trucking company. His son, Glenn and daughter, Susan Eller, preceded him in death. Survivors […]

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More traffic changes as 41st Street reconstruction project continues »

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Beginning Wednesday, the following changes in road closure will occur related to the 41st Street reconstruction project: • 41st will be closed west of Truman Circle, and Smoky Hill Drive is closed at 41st • 41st remains closed between Fillmore and Harrison • 41st remains closed immediately east of Hall • 41st remains closed east […]

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TMP fall musical will transport audience to the Land of Oz »


Tickets are available for the Thomas More Prep-Marian fall musical, “The Wizard of Oz.” The classic will be performed Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., with a matinee performance scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE or at the TMP office between 9 […]

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Role of government, not tax reform, driving Kansas governor election »

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Much national attention has portrayed the upcoming election for Kansas governor as a referendum on the efficacy of tax reform, but that really isn’t the issue. The real issue is whether government should spend whatever it wants or provide quality services at a better price in order to keep taxes low. Unfortunately, some people simply […]

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Annual Christmas Tree Auction scheduled for Nov. 22 »

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The annual Christmas Tree Auction — Bright Lights for Little Tykes — is scheduled for next month. The Hays Area Children’s Center event, which helps fund early intervention and education efforts, will be Saturday, Nov. 22, at Rose Garden Banquet Hall, 2350 E. Eighth. The silent auction is set to begin at 6 p.m., with […]

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Area music students will perform in Barton recital »


GREAT BEND — Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building. The recital is free. The recital will feature a variety of instrumental performances from the following Barton Music students:  Corey Hartman of […]

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Mary Joan Dinkel »

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Mary Joan Dinkel, 73, of Grainfield, died Monday, October 20, 2014. She was born September 22, 1941 in Colfax, IA to Paul and Lillian Yoakum. She was a cook at USD 292. She loved the kids and really enjoyed cooking for them. Joan also loved playing jokes. She married LeRoy Dinkel on October 24, 1992. […]

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