Rusty Hammond has recently been promoted to a managerial position at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. Hammond started his career with CPI in August, 1995 as a Programmer in the Information Technology (IT) Department. In October, 2001, he was promoted to Senior Programmer and in April, 2011 to Manager of IT.
Last week I mentioned no-till in regards to the 2011 wheat crop. Some thought the comments rather negative but that wasn't my intention. My point was while no-till has many positive benefits, it usually isn't as easy as deciding to no-till. Often when producers decide to no-till after using tillage for years or decades, it is under adverse conditions like drought and/or heat stress. This is the absolute worse time to eliminate tillage and count ...
Great Bend Desk & Derrick will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at Bentley & Associates on South Patton Road for their monthly meeting. Guest speaker will be Tommy Duncan with Jacam Chemicals. Duncan with 33 years of experience as a Senior Corrosion Specialist will explain the various methods used to prevent pipeline corrosion. Following the program, president Wendy Brackeen will report on the regional meeting hosted by the Bartlesville, Okla. club. The three day ...
Don Hanhardt, loan officer at the original Farmers Bank in Albert recently celebrated his 50th anniversary with the financial institution. "Don's loyalty to our bank is a perfect reflection of this bank's commitment to the communities we serve," remarked CEO WR Robbins. "Don has seen a lot of changes over the last fifty years, and has continually adapted to his customers' needs."
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma are working with West Wind Energy on a wind farm project, with the goal to have tribal operations completely powered by renewable energy, officials said Thursday.
Kennedy and Coe, LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, awarded Samantha Francis an accounting scholarship at Fort Hays State University. Samantha is the daughter of Todd and Linda Francis of Great Bend. Samantha is a member of the Accounting Club at FHSU and the treasurer and founding member of the FHSU Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Dakota Zecha, a 2011 graduate of Great Bend High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Mannie Ford, Inc. and Ford Motor Company. Zecha's parents are Kelly Zecha and Rehna Zecha of Great Bend. Zecha plans to study at North Central Kansas Technical College.
Kevin Funderburk, 25, was charged with sexual assault of a 71-year-old woman in her Hutchinson, Kan., home in December.
Dear Editor, Mayor Mike Allison proclaimed today as Loyalty Day and invites all fellow citizens to join in. Individuals, schools, churches, civic groups, organizations, business establishments and homes within his jurisdiction are encouraged to display proudly the flag of the United States and participate in public patriotic Loyalty Day activities. These are to be cosponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, its Ladies Auxiliary and others. The VFW started the observation of Loyalty Day in ...
Dear Editor, Unfortunately so many people have their own cancer-related stories to tell but I just wanted to take a moment to share our family's story. I am Sharon Miller Boswell, my sister, Shelley Miller was diagnosed with cancer in October of 2005. She was experiencing extreme stomach pain and was admitted to the hospital. After many hours and lots of tests the doctors determined that she had a blockage in her colon. They took ...
STAFFORD - Stafford High School hosted a track and field invitational on Friday. Ellinwood, St. John and Otis-Bison were among the competing schools. Ellinwood had the best outing, finishing in first place in the girls division with 143 points and second place in the boys division with 109. St. John got third place in the girls division, scoring 81 points and fourth place in the boys division with 87. Otis-Bison's boys finished in third place ...
SALINA - After playing 99 minutes against the Dodge City High School girls soccer team on Thursday, Great Bend went the distance against Salina South on Friday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs drafted someone from Hog Hammock and someone from Yale.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The new kids in town are trying to take over the Western Conference.
NEW YORK (AP) - From lockout to injunction to limbo and back to lockout - with a draft thrown in. Not even Super Bowl week gets that wild.
PATRIOTS 34, BRONCOS 31 (OT)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Red-faced and bundled on the sideline in a parka and stocking cap, Peyton Manning looked nothing the part of the cold-weather quarterback.
LARNED - JoAnn (Bruntzel) Simmons Selzer, 82, passed away peacefully Nov. 22 at the Linnwood Park Senior Care home in Meriden. She was born Oct. 21, 1931 in Rozel, the daughter of Alfred and Mildred Ellis Bruntzel. JoAnn was a Pawnee County resident until 1985, when she and her husband, Clyde, sold their beloved Melody Ranch southeast of Larned and moved to Paola to be closer to their children and grandchildren living in the Kansas ...
WELLINGTON - Evelyn Fairy DeYoe, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehab Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Wichita, she was the daughter of William and Evalena (Fields) Gasswint.
WICHITA - Sidney J. Hughes, died on Nov. 23. He was a retired police officer with 28 years of service.
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Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.
ELLINWOOD - The newly formed Ellinwood Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 in a special meeting at the Farmers Mutual Insurance office, 16 N. Main, to discuss a youth basketball league being organized by Hoisington Rec.
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed both days. The Barton County Landfill will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. On Saturday, it will return to normal operational hours. Emergency services will be in normal operation.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Philip Rivers came through when the San Diego Chargers needed him the most.
Members of Preceptor Pi Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, enjoyed an early Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 16 at First Christian Church with their spouses as their guests. Wheatland Café of Hudson catered the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday to discuss the search for USD 428 Superintendent of Schools.
The Kansas State Fair announced that Logan Evers, Great Bend, is the inaugural recipient of the Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship. Logan was chosen for exemplifying outstanding character, perseverance, work ethic, ingenuity and demonstrated scholastic achievement, consistent with the values endeared by the Holland family.