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Pump prices dip below $3

As the holiday travel period looms, average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.11 per gallon Wednesday, kansasgasprices.com reported. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.31.

November 30, 2011 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Relatively easy one for Saints in Big Easy as they host Detroit

If the NFL and NBC envisioned the Saints marching and the Lions roaring when they flexed Detroit's visit to New Orleans to prime time on Sunday, at least they got it half right.

November 30, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


No national title implications, not meaningless

The Southeastern Conference championship game between No. 1 LSU and No. 12 Georgia is not meaningless.

November 30, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


On the Record for Dec. 1, 2011

Barton County Sheriff

November 30, 2011 | | On the Record


Vernon Lamatsch 1937 - 2011

DORRANCE - Vernon Lamatsch, 74, died Nov. 29, 2011 at the Ellsworth County Medical Center.

November 30, 2011 | | Obituaries


Norman W. Stieben 1918 - 2011

OTIS - Norman W. Stieben, 93, died Nov. 29, 2011 at his home in Otis.

November 30, 2011 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth A. Pivonka 1929 - 2011

HOISINGTON - Elizabeth A. Pivonka, 82, died Nov. 29, 2011 at Country Place Senior Living in Hoisington.

November 30, 2011 | | Obituaries


Young Living will presents the “Raindrop Technique”

Young Living will present the "Raindrop Technique" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 1st at The Front Door Facility, 1615 10th Street in Great Bend. This event is free to the community. Following a video presentation will be a hands on demonstration. This energizing technique has been used for years as a highly effective method for balancing and rejuvenating the mind and body. Powerful benefits include reduced pain and inflammation, improved circulation, stress relief, improved immune function and facilitating the release of emotions. For more information call 793-9258.

November 30, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Pathways and ResCare HomeCare Employees of the Month

Sara Bruce, LPN has been named Pathways Employee of the Month for November. Sara has been caring for Pathways clients for the past year. While she has not been at Pathways long, she has proven to be a valuable asset to the clients and agency. Sara is personable and friendly. She is willing to help out wherever she is needed and goes above and beyond her job duties. She is very motivated and has enhanced the health of Pathways clients through her expertise. Sara never complains, but instead is always cheerful, no matter what the circumstances.

November 30, 2011 | | Business


Leadership Golden Belt recognizes newest class of graduates for 2011

Leadership Golden Belt graduated 15 participants from the three-month leadership training program on Nov. 21. Key note speaker, Larry Straub, Chairman and CEO of Straub International kicked off the celebration with a formal graduation ceremony following. The Leadership Golden Belt Class of 2011 joins a growing alumni class, with now four years of alumni.

November 30, 2011 | | Local News


ESA to hold annual auction fund raiser

The public is invited to the Delta Tau chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha's annual holiday auction Monday, Dec. 5 at the Best Western in Great Bend. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to view auction items, with bidding beginning at 7 p.m.

November 30, 2011 | | Local News


Here's why we're in trouble

The Securities and Exchange Commission's inspector general revealed that a $1,200 cash award was paid by the agency in 2010 to one of the very employees who had been specifically singled out for allowing Bernard Madoff to talk his way out of SEC inquiries in 2005 and 2006, before his epic Ponzi scheme was exposed in 2008.

November 30, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Time to beat down bullying problem

CLEARFIELD, Pa. - Here's one more disturbing story related to the shocking Penn State child sexual abuse case: Victim #1, whose allegations about being molested by Jerry Sandusky led to legendary football coach and alleged enabler Joe Paterno's firing, has left his high school after being bullied by classmates due to his role in Paterno's dismissal.

November 30, 2011 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Balance of nature disrupted

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

November 30, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Opportunity beckons for Orton with Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kyle Orton finished dressing after the Kansas City Chiefs' loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday night, and then turned to face reporters for the first time since he was claimed off waivers from the Denver Broncos.

November 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


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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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