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Almost Home observes first year; family expresses gratitude

Marisa Struckhoff and her four siblings were like a lot of adult children – holding their breath while searching for an answer to an aging parent's physical and emotional decline.

March 07, 2015 | | Local News


Cherry Village promotes Donna Marbut to director of nursing

Just after Donna Marbut graduated from Barton Community College in 1993, she was hired as a director of nursing. And now she has that same title at Cherry Village Benevolence Inc., 1401 Cherry Lane.

March 07, 2015 | | Business


Virginia Ruth Adams 1924-2015

HOISINGTON - Virginia Ruth Adams, 90, died March 6, at her home in Hoisington. Born Oct. 23, 1924, in Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Harry and Elon (Seaborn) Mills.

March 07, 2015 | | Obituaries


John R. Keenan 1940-2015

John R. Keenan, 74, died March 5 at Autumn Hills Retirement Home, Riley. Born May 16, 1940 at Great Bend, he was the son of Russell S. and Mareeta Ann (Rohrer) Keenan.

March 07, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dr. Satti Satyanarayana 1935-2015

WICHITA - Reddy, Dr. Satti Satyanarayana, 79, died Friday, March 6. He was born March 14, 1935 on a rural farm in Agraharam in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. He had six other siblings.

March 07, 2015 | | Obituaries


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


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More photos of Tot Spot

These images show the one of the musical elements that will be featured at the Tot Spot, and the alternate color choice. Vote for glue/green or pink/yellow on the Tot Spot Facebook page.

March 21, 2015 | | Local News


Michael ‘Mike’ Christians 1955-2015

LARNED – Michael "Mike" Christians, 60, died March 20, 2015 at Hays Medical Center.

March 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Deines Center to display SHPTV auction art

RUSSELL - The Smoky Hill Public Television Signature Auction is coming to the Deines Cultural Center.

March 21, 2015 | | Local News


​Augustine joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Joe Augustine has joined the company as a Substation Technician Apprentice II-1st 6 months in Great Bend.

March 21, 2015 | | Business


Xeriscaping encouraged at Garden Club meeting

At a recent Great Bend Garden Club meeting, Alicia Boor, the agriculture and natural resources agent for the Barton County Extension Service, presented an informative program entitled "Gardens for our Varying Climate." Armed with data from Kansas State University's Agricultural Research and Extension Services, Boor first described the serious lack of water facing many parts of the state and what is currently being done to help prevent the very probable water crisis that faces the whole state in the future. Although watering of gardens is only a small segment of the increasing water problem, Boor brought a wealth of ...

March 21, 2015 | | Club News


Model railroad group to hold swap meet

Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold a swap meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave, Great Bend.

March 21, 2015 | | Local News


Album feat. GB native Pinkall hits No. 1 on 'Billboard'

MANHATTAN - The acclaimed new album celebrating Rachmaninoff, featuring Great Bend native and K-State music professor Bryan Pinkall, is topping the music charts around the world. Following his success as artistic director of the production of the 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony the award-winning assistant professor of music at Kansas State University performs on the recording of Rachmaninoff's "All-Night Vigil" with two Grammy-winning ensembles. Since its release on March 10, the album has reached No. 1 on iTunes, Amazon, and on Thursday it debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Classical Albums and Traditional Classical music charts.

March 21, 2015 | | Local News


Guided 'lek' tours offered at wetlands

Just before the sun rises over the vast grasslands each spring, while most people are still snug in their beds, prairie-chickens are busy putting on a show that is critical to their survival. In April, staff from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will lead guided field trips to watch the birds' mating rituals at Cheyenne Bottoms.

March 21, 2015 | | Local News


Recycle old T-shirts into braided rugs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will kick off its spring Craft Series with a free class, "Recycled Rag Rug," at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29.

March 21, 2015 | | Local News


NCAA Tournament on TV

SATURDAY'S GAMES

March 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


OTR for March 21-22, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 20, 2015 | | On the Record


No. 2 seed KU routs No. 15 seed Aggies

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The last few weeks have been an exercise in patience for Kansas. Shots haven't been falling, the offense hasn't looked good. The game has been a struggle.

March 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Central Kansas Community Choir and Barton Orchestra to present concert

The Central Kansas Community Choir (CKCC) accompanied by the Barton Community College Orchestra, will present a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Fine Arts Auditorium on at Barton Community College.

March 20, 2015 | | Entertainment


Tinseltown Talks

How much mileage could a studio expect from a 1950s film starring a biologist with a fascination for a secluded fishpond? Quite a bit, when the scientist is beautiful Julie Adams wrapped in a skin-tight white latex bathing suit and the fish turns out to be an angry piscine amphibious humanoid – aka a "Creature from the Black Lagoon."

March 20, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


KWEC’s Turtle Tot Club

There's still time to sign up for the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's last Turtle Tot Club session by calling 1-877-243-9268 to register by March 23. For preschool-age children, ages 3 to 5, Egg-citement, will be presented 10 to 11 a.m., March 25. From insect to bird eggs, children will explore eggs of all kinds and sizes, participate in an egg experiment and make an egg craft. There is a minimum enrollment of 6 and a maximum of 15 children. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver and pre-registration is required.

March 20, 2015 | | Local News


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