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Desk and Derrick members travel to St. Louis

ADDC President Angie Duplessis invited members to "Meet in St Louis" with her theme--"Gateway to Growth and Opportunity". Business meetings were held at the Hyatt Riverfront Hotel just across the street from the Arch and a few blocks away from the Cardinals stadium. The city of St. Louis offered many world famous attractions, amusements, restaurants and shopping for club members to enjoy while furthering their education with field trips and seminars pertaining to the energy industry. There were 64 Desk and Derrick clubs located throughout the United States and Canada represented at this annual meeting where officers for 2012 ...

November 20, 2011 | | Oil & Gas


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 milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

November 20, 2011 | | Menus and Activities


Protect the prairie

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau

November 20, 2011 | | Agriculture


Preceptor Pi has program on ‘Candies for the Holidays”

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Nov. 15 at the home of Cindy Meitler, who also served as co-hostess and presented the program. President Janis Link led the meeting.

November 20, 2011 | | Club News


The Greatest Innovation?

In any area, people continually discuss (argue?) over the best or greatest. We trot out statistics and arguments, call on experts for their opinions, poll the public and spend a great deal of time in the debate. There are yearly, decade, century, and as 2000 approached even millennial lists. Examining our everyday lives, the media has and continues to debate what inventions and innovations have had the greatest effect on our everyday lives. The agricultural community is no exception, as in many ways it has experienced a more accelerated rate of change than society in general and often adopted technologies ...

November 20, 2011 | | Agriculture


Grant provides aid to FHSU 
Transition to Teaching Program

The Transition to Teaching Program at Fort Hays State University was recently awarded a five-year sub-award totaling more than $400,000. The sub-award is a component of Ohio State University's $5 million grant to build a network of partner universities that will support alternative licensure.

November 20, 2011 | | Education


Friends of the Library sponsors Christmas Bagpipe Recital

A Christmas Bagpipe Recital featuring Pipe Major Ian Briggs, McPherson, will be held after the St. John Christmas Around the Square festivities at 7 pm on Dec. 3, in the community room of Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library. There will be a free will donation.

November 20, 2011 | | Local News


MSGT Jack Willenberg retires from Kansas Air National Guard

Jack Willenberg, MSGT, retired from the Kansas Air National Guard on Nov. 5 after 20 years of service. The ceremony was held at McConnell Air Force base in Wichita. With family and friends with him, he was honored with several service awards.

November 20, 2011 | | Local Life


Sort of like ice cream

Orlando-area cosmetic surgeon Jeffrey Hartog inaugurated Liquid Gold, a storehouse for patients' frozen liposuctioned fat, charging $900 to safe keep a coffee-cup-sized portion and $200 per year storage - in case the fat is needed later, as for smoothing facial wrinkles.

November 20, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Wildcats hold on to beat Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Collin Klein and Kansas State just keep finding ways to win.

November 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


Baylor delivers stunning blow to No. 5 OU, 45-38

WACO, Texas (AP) - Robert Griffin and Baylor created even more chaos in the national championship race with a stunning blow against fifth-ranked Oklahoma.

November 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


Virginia upsets No. 23 Florida State 14-13

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Parks ran 10 yards for a touchdown with 1:16 left Saturday to give Virginia the lead and Florida State's Dustin Hopkins missed a 42-yard field-goal attempt in the closing seconds as the Cavaliers upset of No. 23 Florida State 14-23 to set up a showdown with intrastate rival Virginia Tech a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

November 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


USC upsets No. 4 Oregon after missed field goal

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Matt Barkley threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns and No. 18 USC held off No. 4 Oregon 38-35 on Saturday night when Alejandro Maldonado missed a 37-yard field goal to tie the game with five seconds left.

November 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


Richardson, No. 2 ’Bama cruise past Georgia Southern 45-21

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Trent Richardson rushed for 175 yards and scored three touchdowns to power Alabama over Georgia Southern 45-21.

November 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


Barton finishes season with loss to Temple

WEST PLAINS, Mo. - The Barton Community College volleyball team fell to Temple College on Friday at the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament.

November 19, 2011 | | Community College


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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Brookdale of Great Bend (Sterling House of Great Bend), 1206 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Claudia Elsen. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

June 23, 2015 | | Local News


Outlaw motor vehicles

Dear Editor,

June 23, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Military Moms letters

Dear Editor,

June 23, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Huelskamp vets visit

Huelskamp staff to host local office hours in Great Bend for Veterans' concerns

June 23, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for June 22, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 22, 2015 | | On the Record


Spieth wins a stunner at Chambers Bay for US Open title

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Jordan Spieth is halfway home to the Grand Slam, a prize only three of the biggest names in modern golf have ever chased.

June 22, 2015 | DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Young, Royals roughed up in rubber game

KANSAS CITY- Mookie Betts came within a single of hitting for the cycle, the Red Sox pounded out 16 hits and Wade Miley served up six scoreless innings in a 13-2 Father's Day blowout of the Royals on Sunday afternoon.

June 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Blazers place second

The Barton Blazers took second place in the Shawnee Mission/Overland Park Premiere basketball tournament. The Blazers defeated the Reno County Elite, Beastmode, Bobcats, and CNBA. They lost in the championship game to Missouri Flight. The Blazers will be playing at home this coming weekend in the Great Bend MAYB tourney. Players include, Brock Skelton, Evan Campbell, Nick Wondra, Chance Sanger, Ray Kuhlman, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, and JJ Heredia.

June 22, 2015 | | Local Sports


Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Dave Schultz – Seed Research Equipment Solutions

Let's go to South Africa. A group of scientists are planting a research plot to evaluate how a crop will perform. They are using a specialized planter which provides precise control and data on seed spacing and placement. Would you believe, this planter comes from halfway around the globe in the middle of Kansas?

June 21, 2015 | Ron Wilson director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University | Agriculture


Miles family reunion

The annual reunion of the family of William and Stella Miles, was held June 14, at the Iuka Community Hall with 23 family members attending.Hosts for the reunion were Teresa Bachand and Kenny and Fern Tompkins.

June 21, 2015 | | Reunions


Celebrating Dads on Father’s Day

I hope that your family takes time to celebrate with dad on his special day. Not a day goes by that I don't think of my own father. Even though he's been gone nearly 10 years I appreciate the role model he was to our family. A hard working farmer, he was totally outnumbered with a wife and three daughters. He taught us a lot of things and provided opportunities for us to attend college. He even took the time to be a 4-H community club leader for many years. He was a wonderful caregiver to my mother ...

June 21, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Avian Flu

Avian Influenza has been in the local news many times over the last several months. Bird flu, as it is otherwise called first infected humans in China in 1997. In 2003, a larger outbreak of the flu crossing species barriers caused the World Health Organization to keep a closer eye on it and track the two potential viruses that are able to infect not just birds, but mammals including humans as well. The two strains of the virus that have crossed the species barrier are HH5N1 and H7N9 with possible pandemic threats since humans do not have any immunity to ...

June 21, 2015 | | Agriculture


Agriculture – Separating Fact From Fiction

We live in the Age of Information. Twenty-four hour news channels, Twitter, the internet, and various forms of social media are prevalent. Many argue, and correctly, that having instant platforms for information and instant access to information is a good thing. However, there is a downside – a lack of vetting of what is presented as data and fact. In the "Good Old Days" news outlets took great pains to verify facts and researchers needed to have articles reviewed by peers for the veracity of the methods used, the analysis of the data, and the conclusions made. While this still happens ...

June 21, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


There’s nothing like a vole-filled yard to put a DIY guy up on a ladder

A long time ago, I was a "do it yourself" guy. All that changed in roughly December 1991. I remember it well.

June 21, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Truman State University announces Spring 2015 President’s List

Truman State University has released the Spring 2015 President's List. To qualify for this list, an undergraduate student must attain a semester 4.0 grade point average and must complete 12 semester hours of credit.

June 21, 2015 | | Education


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