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Alliance Insurance selected as EMC Insurance Companies 2012 Premier Partner

Alliance Insurance of Great Bend is one of the highest-performing EMC Insurance Companies agency partners in the country and has been named a 2012 EMC Premier Partner. Alliance Insurance placed in the top two percent of all EMC agencies nationally, based on key indicators such as customer retention, profitability and growth over a three-year period.

March 25, 2012 | | Business


Summer Driver Education

Parents of students interested in enrolling in the summer session of Driver Education are invited to attend a Driver Ed meeting held by Mr. Meter on April 11 in the GBHS commons. Meeting times are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Attendance at the meeting is recommended but not required. Class dates, times and expectations will be discussed at this meeting, followed by a question and answer session. Enrollment forms are available on the USD 428 website as well as the high school activities office and the middle school office. Cost for the course is $150 ($100.00 ...

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


What If? Oh My! What Can I Do?

Jenni Carr, CEA

March 25, 2012 | | Agriculture


Nex-Tech Wireless announces new message manager product

Nex-Tech Wireless has announced the launch of a new text messaging management service entitled Message Manager. Message Manager allows customers to monitor, customize and place text messaging restrictions for any line on their account. Messaging personalization options allow you to copy and forward messages to other mobile numbers or e-mail addresses. You can also create personalized signatures that are added to every message you send, as well as customized auto-reply messages.

March 25, 2012 | | Business


Barton student Devan Boeger lands Bronze Scholar award on Coca-Cola's 2012 Community Academic Team

Facing graduation in May, sophomore at Barton Community College Devan Boeger would have easily been able to look back on the last two years with comfort, pride and a sense of accomplishment. Those emotions however, have recently been amplified, as Boeger is the recipient of a Bronze Scholar Award, a prestigious national honor recognizing only the top 0.1 percent of the 125,000 members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

March 25, 2012 | | Local News


GBRH Lab Fair to be held April 3 and 6

All sorts of numbers are etched in our minds because we use them throughout our daily lives. But few people know the numbers that matter most – those numbers related to health. Great Bend Regional Hospital is offering an inexpensive way for members of the public to learn their health numbers at Spring Check-up Lab Fair, which will be held from 6-7:30 a.m. April 3 and 6 at GBRH.

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Doctors learn of Early Ed Center services

Cathy Estes has been communicating with local and area physicians for years – just not face to face. So, as coordinator of Sunflower's Early Education Center (EEC), Estes thought it was high time to change that.

March 25, 2012 | | Local News


Library Friends to elect officers

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March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Golden Belt Community Concert Association presents Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson, noted for her unique blend of jazz and country music, will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

March 25, 2012 | | Local News


Russell boy struck, killed by freight train

RUSSELL (AP) - Residents of Russell are mourning a 9-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a freight train.

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Forgiven Quartet to perform today

The Rev. Bill Johnson and the entire church family will welcome the Forgiven Quartet to First Christian Church of Great Bend at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, March 25. First Christian Church is located at 5230 Broadway.

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Joyce A. French 1935 - 2012

AUGUSTA - Joyce A. French, 76, Augusta, died March 22 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born on April 15, 1935, in Ponca City, Okla., the daughter of Anthony G. and Ruth P. Casteel Brizendine. On Aug. 14, 1954, she married Lyle D. French in Eureka. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1982. She graduated from Eureka High School and then attended Emporia Teachers College. She worked as a secretary and a bookkeeper.

March 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Wanda Nadine Meyer 1932 - 2012

YUMA, Ariz. - Wanda Nadine Meyer, 80, of Yuma, Ariz., passed away peacefully at 3 p.m. on March 16. She was born in Great Bend on Jan. 24, 1932, to Edward and Sarah Etta Keys.

March 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Naomi Janell (Jan) Williams 1926 - 2012

Naomi Janell (Jan) Williams died on March 9. Born on June 9, 1926, in Hayworth, Okla., she was the daughter of William McKinley "Bill" Whala and Lessie Whala. In 1943 she graduated from Ellinwood High School. She retired from Civil Service at Tinker Air Force Base.

March 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lenora Jean McMillan 1929 - 2012

TOPEKA - Lenora Jean McMillan, 83, of Topeka, went home to be with her Lord on March 23, at her home. She was born Feb. 11, 1929, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Eugene and Edith Duncan Johnston. She attended Great Bend High School and obtained an Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing from Barton County Community College. The early years of her life were spent raising her family in Great Bend before moving to Topeka in 1975.

March 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Pawnee Valley’s sleep center earns program accreditation

LARNED - Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Sleep & Diagnostic Center in Larned recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

March 06, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Pawnee Valley’s program honored by diabetes group

LARNED - The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education has recognized Pawnee Valley Community Hospital as a certified expansion site for Diabetes Solutions, a quality diabetes self-management education program.

March 06, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


‘Celebrate Recovery’ program will start Sunday at Glory Be

LARNED - A "Celebrate Recovery" program will be started in Pawnee County starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 at Glory Be in Larned. The free meeting is open to the publi.

March 06, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


HomeWords: A Project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas

This week's theme is HOME AS HOUSE. Our poets explore "house" through the door of the American Cinquain-22 syllables divided among five lines in this order: 2, 4, 6, 8, and back to 2.

March 06, 2015 | Wyatt Townley | Entertainment


Tinseltown Talks

Chris Mitchum began his movie career almost 50 years ago at Arizona's 'Old Tucson,' the historic film studio site of numerous film and TV Westerns since the 1940s (see www.oldtucson.com).

March 06, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


Grassroots Art Center celebration

The Grassroots Art Center will hold a "HATS OFF CELEBRATION" in Lucas March 14, because they won #2 in "America's Best Restroom" contest. Wear a funky hat to the celebration and bring a chair.

March 06, 2015 | | Entertainment


Grammy®-Winning Phoenix and Kansas City Chorales with Emmy-Winning K-State Music Professor and Great

Bryan Pinkall's career continues to hit the right notes. The award-winning assistant professor of music at Kansas State University is following up on his success as artistic director of the Emmy-winning production of the 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony by performing on the soon-to-be released recording of Rachmaninoff's "All-Night Vigil" with two Grammy-winning ensembles.

March 06, 2015 | | Entertainment


Smithsonian exhibit celebrates the invention of the American Backyard

Americans love their backyards. Retreats for recreation, entertainment, dining, and relaxation, they combine the comfort and convenience of living rooms with the freedom of the open air. A new Smithsonian traveling exhibition, "Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the Backyard," explores the transition from the front porch to the backyard patio, the rise of the do-it-yourself homeowner, and the use of "chemical warfare" to achieve the perfect lawn.

March 06, 2015 | | Entertainment


U.S. Combat Forces In Vietnam: The Fiftieth Anniversary

One of my late father's favorite trick questions was, "What does a cat learn if it jumps on a hot stove burner?"

March 06, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


‘Taming of the Shrew’ on stage at Sterling

Sterling College will present William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" at 8 p.m. through today in Culbertson Auditorium. Tickets will be available show nights at the Sterling College box office in Spencer Hall at 7 p.m., and the doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors.

March 06, 2015 | | Entertainment


Hillary Gets Busted for Secrecy (Again)

Is any remotely viable Democrat prepared to step up and challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016? Because she deserves to be scrutinized by a competitive opponent - more so than ever, now that she's been busted anew for engaging in classic Clintonian secrecy.

March 06, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Equal internet

March 06, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Get vaccinated

Dear Editor,

March 06, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Class 3A, 2A, 1A boys basketball substates

CLASS 2A BOYS

March 06, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Class 3A, 2A, 1A girls basketball substates

CLASS 3A GIRLS

March 06, 2015 | | Prep Sports


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