Dianne Morse, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the TOP 15 percent of the approximately 96,600 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.
Scott Klepper of Ellinwood has been selected as a winner in America's Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The donations are available through the Monsanto Fund. Klepper has designated St. Joseph Catholic School, located in Ellinwood, to receive the award in Barton County.
Members of Preceptor Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi present a gift of $550 to Dr. Kyle Krebaum for the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation established by Krebaum and his wife, Tasha, in memory of their daughter, Makinna, to help families who have special-needs children. This donation will go toward the Foundation's new project to fund playground equipment for a special-needs access park. Since the chapter's first donation to the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation in 2008, Preceptor Pi has given a total of $3,082 to the foundation. For more information about the foundation, inquiries may be sent to ...
The Great Bend High School Madrigal Pops Singers will deliver singing Valentines from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 for a $25 donation. The recipient will be serenaded with a love song. The recipient will also receive a decorated cookie.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Jan. 24 at the Post Home.
K-State Proud, the first ever all-university, student-led campaign at K-State, is back for its sixth year of students helping students. Guided by the leadership of the K-State Student Foundation, as well as four co-chairs, an advisory board of K-State students and two honorary chairs, K-State Proud is designed to give students the opportunity to help their fellow students and show their pride through philanthropy.
Nex-Tech and Satellite Pros are excited to announce they have entered into a partnership in Great Bend. Great Bend residents can now receive discounts of up to 15% on Nex-Tech Internet and Phone service when they also subscribe to Satellite Pros TV service. Nex-Tech relocated its downtown location to inside Satellite Pros at 1520 Main Street. Great Bend residents can now sign up for Nex-Tech Phone and Internet service, Nex-Tech Wireless service and Satellite Pros TV service all at one convenient location inside Satellite Pros as well as at the main Nex-Tech location at 3705 10th Street.
More than 3,200 students earned semester honors from Kansas State University for their academic performance in the fall 2011 semester.
On Jan. 27 the Great Bend Middle School Jazz Ensemble participated in the annual Hutchinson Community College 2012 Winter Jazz Clinic. Guest artists from Denver, Colo. and Louisville, Kent. were in attendance as jazz clinicians for the high school and middle school jazz ensembles. Three GBMS Jazz Ensemble members received awards For Outstanding Musicianship. They are: Tanya Sanchez-Alto Sax, Blake Stanley-Trumpet and Thomas Bobbitt-Alto Sax.
During a special luncheon, Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Interim-Acting Secretary Jeff Kahrs recognized 20 agency employees for outstanding service and dedication to the people of Kansas on Friday, Jan. 27th.
Russell Linderer, Matt Morgenstern and Robert Willesden of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.
Great Bend High School 2012 Pink Out will be held on Feb. 24 at the Great Bend vs Hays Basketball game. T-shirts can be ordered by Feb. 13 at GBHS Room 211 or by calling Stacy at 793-1521. The cost is $10. All proceeds will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
Nearly 1,300 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this fall.
Lyles Lashley has received an unbelievable amount of coaching honors in his nearly 20-year career. The most prestigious of them came when he was chosen to be a member of the most recent class to the National Junior College Athletic Association Track and Field Hall of Fame released this past week. He was one of eight people to earn the honor and the only coach in the group.
Starting around Tuesday, Jan. 20, and continuing for three weeks, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will have a field survey team surveying a section of US-281 Highway in Barton County. The survey area will include the section of US-281 highway 600 feet north and 600 feet south of the US-281 bridge over a drainage tributary, located one mile north of the Great Bend city limits. The purpose of the survey is to gather information necessary to create detailed designs for future highway improvements.
Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics announce that Jeremy Howes, MD, is joining the Clara Barton family as a general surgeon at Clara Barton Surgical Services.
The politics of the crude exports issue are confused by a lot of irresponsible reporting. Almost every story on the issue asserts that allowing exports would be politically dangerous because it would supposedly raise prices at the pump, but the claim is never credibly sourced. In fact, every single serious study has found precisely the opposite: allowing crude exports would lower prices at the pump.
With the advent of 2015, there's hope the Obama administration will follow through on its ambitious trade agenda. Leaders on both sides of the Atlantic agree a more open trade partnership makes sense.
There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.
Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."
A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...
Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.
USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.
Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.
Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.