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James W. “Jim” Anderson 1925 - 2012

RUSSELL - James W. "Jim" Anderson, 87, died Sept. 20 at the Rush County Memorial Hospital in LaCrosse. Born May 20, 1925 in Concordia, he was the son of Floyd L. and Mary Agnes (Burch) Anderson. He grew up in Concordia and graduated from Concordia High School in 1943. During high school he worked at the Concordia Press. In August 1943 he was drafted into the United States Army. He was assigned to the European Theater of war where he was promoted to staff sergeant of the 94th Infantry Regiment in 1945. During combat duty he was awarded the Combat Infantry ...

September 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


Quivira presenting bus tours for those to see the birds soar

QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - For those who want to see the sandhill crane soar, hear the quacking of ducks and geese, and have help identifying the falcon, or a pheasant, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is offering free bus tours and lunch with the guidance of experts.

September 24, 2012 | | News


NFL capsules

BALTIMORE - Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Baltimore Ravens a 31-30 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night in a rematch of the AFC championship game.

September 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Succop boots franchise-record six FGs, including game-winner in OT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ryan Succop delivered a huge kick in the gut to the reeling New Orleans Saints.

September 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kansas State moves up to No. 7 in The AP Top 25 poll

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - With just two conference games in the books, the pecking order in the Big 12 has been shaken up.

September 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Esther Urban 90th

Esther Urban of LaCrosse will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 29 with a card shower.

September 23, 2012 | | Birthdays


Paul Hoss 90th

Paul Hoss celebrated his 90th birthday on Sept. 2 with a dinner for family and friends hosted by his children.

September 23, 2012 | | Birthdays


Howery — Porter

Chy A.M. Howery and Brandon Porter announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Mr. William and Dr. Connie Howery of Honolulu, Hawaii. Parents of the prospective groom are Casey Porter and Holly Valdez, both of Phoenix, Ariz.

September 23, 2012 | | Engagements


Clarence J. Burns 90th

Clarence J. Burns will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sept. 30 with a family celebration hosted by his children, Harlan and Barbara Davenport, Steve and Linda White and Tom and Kay Burns.

September 23, 2012 | | Birthdays


Payne — Dougherty

Jack and Tammy Payne announce the engagement of their daughter Jacklyn M. Payne to Brian J. Dougherty, son of Dennis and Marilyn Dougherty.

September 23, 2012 | | Engagements


Siebert —

Crystal Kay Sinn and Daniel Dean Siebert were united in marriage on Aug. 11 in an outdoor ceremony at Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle, Colo. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Melinda Sinn of rural Manhattan and the groom is the son of Jim and Taunya Siebert of Wichita, formerly of Hoisington. The bride is the granddaughter of Kathleen Sinn of rural Manhattan and the late Eugene Sinn and Kenneth and Leah Mae Bever of rural Sedan.

September 23, 2012 | | Weddings


Resner baby boy

Matt and Stacie Resner announce the birth of the son, Noah Easton Resner, on July 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a 3-year-old big brother, William Anakin Resner.

September 23, 2012 | | Births


Saints WR Colston, Chiefs G Lilja both active

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints receiver Marques Colston and Chiefs starting left guard Ryan Lilja are active for the game between Kansas City and New Orleans after being listed as questionable with injuries during the past week.

September 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Nothing sweeter for Kansas State's Hubert than beating OU

NORMAN, Okla. - For John Hubert and No. 15 Kansas State, there is no sweeter payback than avenging a dream-crushing loss at the hands of No. 6 Oklahoma.

September 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chiefs, Saints still seeking first win

NEW ORLEANS - It's only Week 3 and desperation time is already at hand for the Kansas City Chiefs and the New Orleans Saints.

September 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Trade already

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.

January 18, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Check It Out!

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.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

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."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

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 ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

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.

January 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

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.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

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.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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