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Prescribed Burn Association informational meetings scheduled

Pheasants Forever and their regional partners are hosting four informational meetings for landowners to discuss the benefits of forming a local Prescribed Burn Association (PBA). Prescribed Burn Associations are landowner-led cooperatives that bring people together to assist each other with prescribed burns in rangeland and CRP. This allows individual landowners to overcome obstacles to safe burning, such as a lack of experience, equipment, or manpower. Safer burns mean reduced liability risks to landowners, less risk of wildfire outbreak, and greater community safety. Partners assisting with the meetings are: USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, local county Conservation Districts, Rice County Fire Districts ...

March 17, 2013 | | Agriculture

Great Bend Pilot Club sponsors Local Brain Awareness Week March 11-17

Pilot club members were honored by Mayor Mike Allison when he signed a Proclamation proclaiming that March 11-17 was Brain Awareness Week.

March 17, 2013 | | Club News

USDA Announces General CRP Sign-up for 2013

When the 2008 Farm Bill was given a stay of execution in the "fiscal cliff" deal in January, those of us outside of the Beltway were given few details about how the extension would impact producers and conservation programs. Conservation Title programs were supposed to be back-though some would be receiving limited funding.

March 17, 2013 | Zac Eddy – Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist | Agriculture

Board of Barton County Commissioners meeting

The Board of Barton County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include 2013 tax sale; membership in the Kansas County Commissioners Association; purchase of grouting equipment by the Road and Bridge Department; Sheriff Brian Bellendir will discuss an emergency vehicle designation request; John Debes, Information Technology Director, will join Mr. Boeckman in discussing options related to the Courthouse telephone system; and Dale Phillips, Road and Bridge Director, will review the Noxious Weed Annual Report, asphalt mixing bids and a broom that is needed for road work.

March 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Chase High School/Raymond Junior High honor rolls

Chase High School 3rd nine weeks honor roll

March 17, 2013 | | Education

Eicher baby boy

Reuben and Lindsey Eicher of Wakarusa, Ind. announce the birth of their son, Averem Lane Eicher, on Feb. 25 in Goshen, Ind. He weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a seven year old brother, Kyvel Eicher.

March 17, 2013 | | Births

Dreiling - Kepka

Jayson and Penni Dreiling announce the engagement of their daughter, Aimee Dreiling to Dane Kepka, son of Phillip and Kim Kepka.

March 17, 2013 | | Engagements

Sekavec 25th

Lane and Mary Sekavec celebrated their 25th anniversary on June 23, 2012 with a Catholic ceremony at Holy Family Church in Eudora, followed by a reception, dinner and dance at the DeSoto VFW.

March 17, 2013 | | Anniversaries

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes Elizabeth Anne Kutina as a new member

Elizabeth Anne Kutina of Great Bend has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

March 17, 2013 | | Education

Emerson baby boy

Aaron and Hillary Emerson of Lawrence announce the birth of their son, Oliver Michael Emerson, on Feb. 1 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has a big sister, Elaine Victoria.

March 17, 2013 | | Births

Christine Suchy 93rd

Christine (Werth) Suchy will celebrate her 93rd birthday on March 18 with a card shower.

March 17, 2013 | | Birthdays

10th Annual Highlander Reunion and Car Show

The 10th Annual Highlander Reunion and Car Show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 20 at the Marriott Hotel parking lot, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive (north on Webb Road and Kellogg). Admission and entry is free with a free dash plaque for each entry. Dinner and a short program by Hank Denning, President of the Sunflower Rod and Custom and the Great Bend Drag Strip, on the History of the National Championship Drags, will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the hotel. Dinner is by reservation by contacting CC Wiley ...

March 17, 2013 | | Reunions

BCARSP meeting

The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 8 at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 35 members and three guests present.

March 17, 2013 | | Club News

Preceptor Pi supports International Grant Renewal Proposals

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently gave its approval and support for five Beta Sigma Phi International Endowment Grant Renewal Proposals. The grant renewal proposals for 2013, 2014 and 2015 included:

March 17, 2013 | | Club News

Jim Haines Jr. joins the Sunflower Bank board of directors

Mollie Hale Carter, President & CEO of Sunflower Bank, a regional community bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Haines, Jr. of Lawrence to the bank's board of directors.

March 17, 2013 | | Business

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The Other Republican Debate

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Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with ...

September 20, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Club Calendar


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USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Sept. 21 through Sept. 25. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

September 20, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


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Scoring the Great Debate

I didn't watch CNN's telecast of the Republican debate because I was there in person.

September 20, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Murphy 50th

Joseph A. and Roma Lee (Riner) Murphy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11, with family.

September 20, 2015 | | Anniversaries

Virginia R. "Ginny" Sundahl

Virginia R. "Ginny" Sundahl, 89, formerly of McPherson, passed away on Sept. 17, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilatation. Born on Feb. 15, 1926 ...

September 19, 2015 | | Obituaries

Arther Wayne Hunt 1931 - 2015

Arther Wayne Hunt, 83, died Sept. 17, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 12, 1931, in Silver City ...

September 19, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Kenneth L. Tompkins 1926 - 2015

Kenneth L. Tompkins, 88, of Great Bend, passed away Sept. 17, 2015, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. He was born on Sept. 20 ...

September 19, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Mary Lynne Garnett 1961 - 2015

Mary Lynne Garnett, 54, of Great Bend, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She was born Feb. 24, 1961 ...

September 19, 2015 | | Obituaries

Royals' rallies not enough to slow Tigers in 12th

DETROIT- Rookie Dixon Machado drilled a two-out RBI single in the 12th inning off Royals closer Greg Holland as the Tigers rallied for a 5-4 ...

September 19, 2015 | JASON BECK/ | AP Sports

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