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So You Want A Career in Agriculture

Everyone is waiting to see what the wheat crop will hold. Summer crops are pretty well planted until double-cropping. The area has been receiving fairly significant rain and overall temperatures, while a little cool for corn and sorghum, are great for wheat grain development. Let's take the opportunity to shift gears from crops to our most important agricultural resource – people. Specifically, let's take a look at the people out in the fields and feedlots performing the day-to-day operations vital in producing food, fiber, and fuel.

June 09, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


P.E.O. Star Scholarship winner

Taylor Fry, daughter of Jeff and Angie Fry was recently awarded the prestigious P.E.O. Star Scholarship. Fry was recommended by Chapter HR of Great Bend. The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is based on excellence in leadership, activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. This year there were 302 STAR Scholarships awarded out of 1,961 applications, eight winners in Kansas. Fry is a recent graduate of GBHS and was accepted into Kansas State University where she plans to major in Business Management and minor in Piano.

June 09, 2013 | | Education


Bolt’s ninth-inning RBI lifts North Carolina over South Carolina, 6-5

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Freshman Skye Bolt hit a game-winning RBI single through the right side in the ninth inning to lift North Carolina past South Carolina 6-5 in the opener of the NCAA Super Regional best-of-3 series.

June 09, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Nicholson receives 50 Year Award

The Kansas Funeral Directors Association, Inc. recently held their 116th Annual Convention in Overland Park.

June 09, 2013 | | Business


Summer jobs and taxes

Students working at a summer job may not earn enough to owe income tax, but they will probably have to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes.

June 09, 2013 | | Business


Patent issued for beneficial animal ‘candy’

A U.S. patent has been granted to a Kansas State University-developed "candy" that stimulates the growth, health and reproductive functions of cattle, bulls and other livestock.

June 09, 2013 | | Agriculture


NBA FINALS GRIND

MIAMI - The NBA Finals. Just being here can be memorable - and miserable.

June 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Miami looking to snap out of fourth-quarter funk

MIAMI - Finishing games is becoming a concern for the Miami Heat.

June 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


BAT CATS

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Perhaps its destiny.

June 08, 2013 | | College/Professional


Royals win fourth straight game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ervin Santana plans to give the ball from his 100th career win to his mother.

June 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Marlins beat Mets in 20 innings

NEW YORK - Two full games, plus two more innings. A total of 561 pitches. And when it was finally (FINALLY!) over, the worst team in baseball had its 17th win of the season.

June 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kansas wins national title

EUGENE, Ore. - A dropped baton cost the Texas A&M men an outright NCAA outdoor track and field team title.

June 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


St. Rose sponsors transition classes for local cancer patients

Paula Brozek, Great Bend, thought it was an "opportunity too good to pass up." And she was right.

June 08, 2013 | | Business


TripAdvisor awards Best Western Angus Inn with Certificate of Excellence

Best Western Angus Inn has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This award signifies the Best Western in the top-performing 10 percent of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor.

June 08, 2013 | | Business


Sunflower Diversifed nets almost $20,000 with tasty fundraiser

Q. What do you get when you add 6,800 bierocks and 3,500 cinnamon rolls?

June 08, 2013 | | Local News


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Nation’s Top Ten Consumer Complaints 2014

The Consumer Federation of America issued the following news release:

August 02, 2015 | | Business


2015 Pawnee Rock All Class Reunion

2015 Pawnee Rock All Class Reunion will be on August 8, at the Angus Inn in Great Bend. The reunion will begin at 3 p ...

August 02, 2015 | | Reunions


International Award Winner President of local Pilot Club

The 2014-2015 Pearl Sparks Pilot Service Award was awarded to the incoming President of Great Bend Pilot Club, Betty Schneider. Betty was recognized at the ...

August 02, 2015 | | Club News


The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking items

The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking items for an agricultural exhibit which will run for two years. The items needed are a pivot flowmeter, a ...

August 02, 2015 | | Local News


ONE Gas Foundation contributes to Central Kansas United Way

The ONE Gas Foundation recently presented, on behalf of its Kansas Gas Service division, a $2,300 donation grant to the United Way of Central ...

August 02, 2015 | | Business


Consumer Corner: Check credit reports regularly for signs of fraud

You've probably seen those commercials on TV – the ones offering you a free credit report or credit score. Many of these companies are trying ...

August 02, 2015 | Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt | Business


Make sure your college checklist includes insurance

Many of us have watched our children head off to college. Remembering to pack everything they need is always a challenge. This is especially true ...

August 02, 2015 | By Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance | Education


Congress Inspects Nuclear Deal with Iran

August 02, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


The War Against Planned Parenthood

Whenever the Republicans target Planned Parenthood, I always remember what Jon Kyl said in the spring of 2011. Because the GOP senator's lie - and ...

August 02, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Dumb as Trump

Trump can't help being Trump.

August 02, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Steady growth and fiscal responsibility keep Barton Community College in the black; mill levy to rem

Barton Community College has seen steady growth for seven years. The institution as a whole drew more than 4,300 full-time-equivalent (FTE) students in 2014-15 ...

August 02, 2015 | | Education


USD 428 activity calendars

USD 428 activity calendars are now available for $2 each at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. Office hours are Monday through Friday ...

August 02, 2015 | | Local News


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

August 02, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Monday

August 02, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with ...

August 02, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


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