WICHITA – Thirteen students began the 74-week Construction and Forestry Technology program at Southeast Community College in Milford, Neb. The program is a partnership between John Deere Construction and Forestry, participating John Deere dealerships and local colleges. As a John Deere partnership program, it is designed specifically to prepare individuals for trouble shooting and repair of construction equipment. Students completing curriculum receive tuition reimbursement and a tool allowance. Graduates are guaranteed job placement at a sponsoring dealership location and earn an associate of applied science degree in John Deere Construction and Forestry Technology.
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DODGE CITY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... EDWARDS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS... EXTREME EAST CENTRAL HODGEMAN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST KANSAS... PAWNEE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS...UNTIL 530 PM CDT
Barton Community College has hired Doug Lippstreu as the new director of the BCC Center for Adult Education.
ST. JOHN - Ann Kathleen Raven, 82, died Aug. 10, 2011 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, Mo.
LARNED - Gladys Hungate, 98, of Clinton, Iowa, formerly of Larned, died Aug. 5, at the Alverno Health Care Facility in Clinton, Iowa.
Helping Hands Preschool, along with Great Bend-based USD 428, are looking for children to fill a limited number of openings still available in the 4-Year-old At-Risk program for the upcoming school year. This free program is sponsored by a grant from the Kansas State Board of Education. Helping Hands administers this program for children living in the Great Bend school district.
"We are remembered forever by the tracks we leave." ~ Unknown
Faith Community Church will host the ministry of Melissa Harris and Kylie Oaks at 7 p.m. on Saturday, and at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Melissa Harris is lead Pastor at the Hope Center in Branson, Mo. Melissa's dynamic preaching style and passionate desire to follow the leading of God in every service stir people of all ages to yield their lives boldly and fully to His plan. The philosophy of this ministry is that there is no church too dry, no life too broken, no village too dark, and no yoke of ...
The Endowment Committee of Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend awarded scholarships to 13 members of the congregation who will be attending college this school year. Awarded $500 scholarships were freshmen Darien Blackwell, New Mexico Junior College and Nina Burton, Barton Community College. Awarded $300 scholarships were upperclassmen Lyndsee Johnson, Matt Krug and Katelyn Kaiser, Kansas State University, Cameron Lampe, University of Kansas, Elizabeth Simmons, Wichita State University, Jenna Clarke, Barton Community College, Kelly Curtis, Sterling College and Amber Dowson, Michelle Mull, Matthew Koch and Amanda VanSkike, Fort Hays State University.
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Thursday, Aug. 11
LARNED - The city of Larned city council met July 18 in a special session. The following are approved minutes.
Heather Acheson, Chris Klima, Irma Hladek and other Kennel Techs represented Golden Belt Humane Society at a one-day workshop in Wichita, presented by Petfinder, the online database of adoptable pets. The workshop was sponsored by Petco and hosted by Kansas Humane Society.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Volunteers in Action, Barton Workforce Building, 1025 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Amanda Hackerott and Nancy Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Last week, twelve members of the Barton County Young Professionals group completed a proprietary leadership workshop entitled "Future in Focus", which was designed to help participants set personal and professional goals for the year 2020. The event was sponsored by The 10th Street EyeCare Center, and was facilitated by Troy Unruh with the Kansas Leadership Center.
Sometimes it's hard to tell whether a politician is crazy or just joking. The problem is usually that no one is laughing. Such was the case recently when two candidates offered a radical solution to the humanitarian crisis on the Texas border: Bomb Mexico. Serious or not, it shows how far the anti-immigrant tide has carried some politicians from realistically addressing border security and immigration reform.
Even though it ultimately failed at the ballot box, the recent campaign for Scottish independence should cheer supporters of the numerous secession movements springing up around the globe.
Some people live for challenges.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the latest estimates on health insurance coverage. The American Community Survey (ACS) reported that 348,097 Kansans - or 12.3 percent of the population - did not have insurance coverage in 2013. This was essentially unchanged from 2012 (12.6 percent). The uninsured rate in Kansas of 12.3 percent is significantly lower than the national uninsured rate of 14.5 percent.
KINSLEY - A Kinsley man died after rolling a vehicle Tuesday night on U.S. 50, 1 mile east of Kinsley. Kansas Highway Patrol reports that Manuel G. Baca, 43, was not wearing a seat belt. He was taken to the Edwards County District Hospital.
Two racing motorcycles with a combined value of $11,525 were stolen last week from the 700 block of Washington St. in Great Bend, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The Sept. 26 theft is featured this week by Crime Stoppers.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball's postseason.
ARKANSAS CITY - Some nights it just isn't there.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has been here before.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Kansas City Chiefs have created space on their roster for the return of right tackle Donald Stephenson by placing running back Joe McKnight on injured reserve.