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Chavez, Montoya set for state cross-country meets

In a sport that is all about beating your best time, it's important to set goals.

October 24, 2012 | | Prep Sports


BCS ramifications

This is a big week for Oregon's BCS title hopes.

October 24, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Verna ‘Maxine’ Pierce Burks 1920 - 2012

LONGMONT, Colo. - Verna "Maxine" Pierce Burks, 92, died Oct. 13 at her home in Longmont, Colo.

October 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


David William Brumfield 1990 - 2012

DALLAS, Texas - David William Brumfield, born on Sept. 15, 1990 in Dallas, Texas, the son of Pamela Lynn and Edward Lee Brumfield, passed on Oct. 15.

October 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


​Contestants, tasters wanted for chili cook-off

The third annual Charity Chili Cook-off is set for Saturday, Nov. 3. Serving will start at 11 a.m. at two locations: along Main Street from 12th to 16th, and in the Westgate Shopping Center on K-96.

October 24, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Krug to discuss sugar at St. Rose diabetes class

Since it soon will be time whip up holiday meals and goodies, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center is sponsoring a free diabetes evening class to offer guidance about sugar as an ingredient.

October 24, 2012 | | Local News


OTR for Oct. 25, 2012

Great Bend Police

October 24, 2012 | | On the Record


​Library to hold Amnesty Day

Oct. 31 will be Amnesty Day at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. Anyone with overdue items may return them to the library and have their late fines waived, said Diane Bott, circulation supervisor.

October 24, 2012 | | Area Briefs




Sick homes topic of presentation

Ecologist Katherine Fuller and consumer educator Connie McDanel, both nationally known speakers and authors, will present a program entitled "Healing Homes: Our Social Responsibility" from 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday at the Great Bend Front Door, 1615 10th St. They will ask the questions "are our homes making us sick due to exposure to hidden toxins and what can we do about it." There is no charge for the presentation.

October 24, 2012 | | Local News


CKCA staff and administration attend training

Central Kansas Christian Academy staff and administration just completed two days training at the Annual ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) educator's conference in Kansas City. CKCA's Principal Ed Johnson, stated that ACSI is founded on Biblical fidelity and prayer and immerse themselves in the Holy Scriptures and prayer, both individually and corporately and consistently measure all association actions, programs, and resources against the teachings of the Word of God; and recognize their total dependence on Him. ACSI also believes and use Biblical foundations with a focus on Jesus Christ and strives to serve schools and educators which ...

October 24, 2012 | | Business


Pro Green fair exhibit award

October 24, 2012 | | Business


United Way Poster contest

Area 5th graders were visited by Julie Smith, Executive Director and an agency director on how United Way works in to help our community through the 21 agencies it supports. Local fifth graders were asked to design a poster depicting some aspect of the United Way, and how the agencies work in the community

October 24, 2012 | | Local News


Political Marriage

October 24, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Upcoming KWEC events announced

Two upcoming events have been announced at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, a branch of Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History.

October 24, 2012 | | Local News


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USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Jan. 19 through Jan. 23. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

January 18, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Lashley inducted into NJCAA Track and Field Hall of Fame

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.

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


Survey to begin on US-281 Highway in Barton County

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.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Clara Barton welcomes Dr. Howes

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.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


End Oil Protectionism

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.

January 18, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


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


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