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Local FFA members participate in State FFA Chorus

A select group of FFA members used their musical abilities to entertain members and guests at the 85th Kansas FFA Convention this week on the Kansas State University campus.

June 09, 2013 | | Business

VFW Post 311 and Ladies Auxiliary meeting

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and it's Ladies Auxiliary met on May 28 at the Post Home.

June 09, 2013 | | Club News

Club Calendar


June 09, 2013 | | Club News

Special Needs Calendar


June 09, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior activities


June 09, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

School summer menu

USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park and Riley Elementary schools. The program will run from June 3 through June 27 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3.50 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.

June 09, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Reform the Tax Code

Jay Leno told his studio audience the other night that President Obama should forget his plans to close the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay and instead close the IRS.

June 09, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for July

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.

June 09, 2013 | | Local News

Caring for container plants

Sometimes, when you are taking care of your container plants, you might see a white or yellowish build up around the edges of the pot, or even on the soil itself. Many people wonder what this is, and want to either repot the plant entirely, or sadly, think that there is something wrong with the plant and just stop trying. The cause of this build up is actually very easy to explain, and easy to remove to be able to keep your plants healthy and looking great.

June 09, 2013 | | Agriculture

How Banning Three Useful Words Undermines Immigration Reform

On April 2, 2013, the Associated Press announced amendments to its style book, effectively banning the use of the word "illegal" to describe a person as in "an illegal immigrant." This announcement was followed by similar pronouncements from other news sources, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Denver Post.

June 09, 2013 | Jan Ting | Columnists

I Are Stupid

June 09, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Poaching Veterans’ Pensions

Veterans and their families are a target for some dishonest advisers who are claiming to offer free help with paperwork for pension claims. The scheme involves attorneys, financial planners, and insurance agents trying to persuade veterans over 65 to make decisions about their pensions without giving them the whole truth about the long-term consequences

June 09, 2013 | | Local Life

USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include budget hearing/budget approval; R.O.S.E. Award recipient; David Meter will present an overview of the year's activities and athletics; approval of insurance for 2013-2014; approval of change for GBMS gym construction; approval of GBHS track surface project bid; approval of roof bid for District Education Center; approval of curriculum grant; approval of supplemental for activity supervision at GBMS; approval of elementary, middle school and high school 2013-2014 fees; approval ...

June 09, 2013 | | Local News

Scheuerman Reunion

The Scheuerman Reunion was held on June 2 at the Rush Center City Hall. There were 14 in attendance from the Conrad Scheuerman family. Several shared about family interests or something exciting that they have done.

June 09, 2013 | | Reunions

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

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Successful farming

Travel out to the fields of Kansas during October and you'll see them teeming with fall harvest. Combines chomp through the fields of corn ...

October 04, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Great Bend Pilot Club names Carol Dellinger 2015 Pilot Club Ambassador

Pilot International Foundation was established in 1975 to support the community-based work of Pilot Clubs by promoting the awareness and prevention of brain-related disorders, and ...

October 04, 2015 | | Club News

Local students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University

Local students are among the 400 who completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the summer 2015 term.

October 04, 2015 | | Education

Drought-stricken farmers and ranchers have more time to replace livestock; 48 states and Puerto Rico

Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended ...

October 04, 2015 | | Agriculture

Freshmen honorary Quest selects members for 2015-2016

A Kansas State University honorary that helps outstanding freshmen become future campus leaders has selected new members for the 2015-2016 new year.

October 04, 2015 | | Education

Marsh Musings

At 5 a.m. this morning I am standing in a ranch road holding the gate while Dusty drives through with the lights off. We ...

October 04, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Preceptor Pi begins sorority year with programs and projects

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi had its first meeting of the season Sept. 1, at the home of Brenda Black. New chapter president ...

October 04, 2015 | | Club News

Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduates 34

The Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduated its fourteenth class of 34 students on Sept. 10 at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

Commodity Commission candidates face Nov. 30 filing deadline

Grain growers in eastern Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state's five grain commodity commissions - corn, grain sorghum ...

October 04, 2015 | | Agriculture

Students receive scholarships at K-State event in Great Bend

Sixteen area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $4,300 at the Great Bend Area K-State Alumni Club's alumni/student tailgate ...

October 04, 2015 | | Education

Growing issues outside of soil tests

A soil test is imperative to showing what nutrients are in the soil so that your plants can utilize them to grow. Sometimes though, a ...

October 04, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

First annual Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild a Success

The first annual Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild was held Sept. 26, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. Wine in the Wild, a fundraiser for ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

Jazz Concert set for Oct. 6

Music fans are invited to join the Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6, for their annual Fall ...

October 04, 2015 | | Local News

Customer service: how to improve it from both sides

Customer service in today's marketplace is very much a two-sided coin: There's the business side and the consumer side. This week your Better ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

Agriculture Safety Items Sometimes Overlooked

The last full week of September was Agricultural Safety Week. Rather than compete with various stories in the media then, we will tackle this issue ...

October 04, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

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