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Barton County 4H Air Rifle competes at Pawnee County Shoot Out

On March 9, Barton County 4H members in the 4H air rifle project traveled to Larned to compete in the Pawnee County 4H Shootout. There were 36 shooters representing seven counties from across Kansas.

March 17, 2013 | | Club News

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March 17, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

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.

March 17, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

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March 17, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

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March 17, 2013 | | Club News

The Drought Is Over – Right?

We all know the answer to the title of this article is no. However, the reaction of some media outside of Kansas and other drought stricken areas implied that at the very least the worst is over. While that isn't true, things are a bit better. Our area has moved from the worst rating this week, exceptional, to the second worst rating, extreme. This is true of much of central Kansas. Much of the eastern third of the state has moved to severe and an area around Kansas City is all the way up to just being moderate. Unfortunately ...

March 17, 2013 | | Agriculture

Are you ready?

Kansas farmers, ranchers and landowners the deadline to file a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC) looms just around the corner. As of May 10, any farmer, rancher or landowner who has petroleum products of 1,320 gallons or more, in above-ground tanks 55 gallons or greater, must have a spill prevention and countermeasures plan in place as required by the Environmental Protection Agency.

March 17, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

A Catholic Pope, Revisited

By the time you read this, the world's billion-plus Roman Catholics may have a new pope. And when the black smoke of Tuesday's indecisive first vote has turned to the white smoke of final decision, don't be surprised if the cardinals have chosen... a Catholic pope.

March 17, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

McCain and Graham, Irrelevant or Dangerous

Imagine U.S. Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana attacking fellow Democrats Diane Feinstein, Chuck Schumer and Richard Blumenthal over their unconstitutional gun control proposals. Further, envision Manchin granting an interview with conspiratorial radio talk show host Alex Jones, during which the senator calls Feinstein, Schumer and Blumenthal "wacko birds." Picture the harrumphing that would emanate from the elite media...

March 17, 2013 | Doug Patton | Columnists

White House Smoke Color

March 17, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

No. 4 Cardinals rally to beat No. 19 Syracuse

NEW YORK - Peyton Siva had 11 points and eight assists to lead No. 4 Louisville to a 78-61 victory over No. 19 Syracuse on Saturday night, giving the Cardinals their second straight Big East tournament title.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

No. 22 Wisconsin upsets No. 3 Indiana in Big Ten semifinal

CHICAGO - vans scored 16 points in a terrific all-around performance and No. 22 Wisconsin upset No. 3 Indiana 68-56 in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament Saturday.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One by one, Kansas players headed to the top step of the ladder to cut down the nets, with Jeff Withey carefully nipping at a piece of nylon and then waving it to the roar of the fans.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Head coach Reid credited for Chiefs’ infusion of free agents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When the Kansas City Chiefs made a move to hire Andy Reid to be their next coach, their swift and decisive decision snapped just about everyone in the NFL to attention.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Brett offering Hall-of-Fame help to Kansas City

SURPRISE, Ariz. - George Brett juggles three baseballs near the mound of a practice field, then loosens up his right arm and delivers a pitch to Mike Moustakas to start off batting practice.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

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Cooler temperatures mean rodents seeking shelter

When warmer days go away, rats and mice come out to play-inside our homes and other buildings. K-State Research and Extension wildlife specialist Charlie ...

November 15, 2015 | | Local Life

Make your own plan

The vocation of agriculture began thousands of years ago when the first farmer dug a hole in the soil and planted the first seed. Way ...

November 15, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Farmer led committee seeks innovative research proposals

Applications for research projects that can enhance Kansas wheat producers' profitability are currently being accepted by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Wheat Alliance and the ...

November 15, 2015 | | Agriculture

A big disease problem in cattle this fall season: anaplasmosis

This year, confirmed cases of anaplasmosis throughout Kansas and beyond are at some of the highest numbers veterinarians have ever seen. With the high incidence ...

November 15, 2015 | | Agriculture

GBHS Band has successful season

The Great Bend High School Panther Marching Band has had a successful fall season.

November 15, 2015 | | Education

Marsh Musings

Pretty bird

November 15, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Progress Club meeting

The Progress Club met on Nov. 2, at the home of Kathy Schugart. Co-hostesses were Darlene Mathers and Ruth Lowry, who was unable to be ...

November 15, 2015 | | Club News

Nex-Tech Wireless kicks off annual Toy Drive

Nex-Tech Wireless annual toy drive has kicked off and will continue until the end of December. Toys are being collected at all Nex-Tech Wireless and ...

November 15, 2015 | | Business

Fall chores

As a child, you may have fond memories of playing in freshly raked piles of leaves on a crisp fall afternoon. As you get older ...

November 15, 2015 | | Agriculture

Farm Bureau farmers and ranchers to meet in Manhattan

More than 1,000 Farm Bureau members in Kansas will gather in Manhattan Dec. 7-8 for their organization's 97th annual meeting.

November 15, 2015 | | Agriculture

T’ain’t Right

There's a whole lot of things going on out there in the world of sports that just "t'ain't right".

November 15, 2015 | | Local Sports

Get, Get, Get . . . GIVE

Golden Belt Community Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy ...

November 15, 2015 | | Local News

No school on parade day? What kids really learned that day

Everyone is still talking about the Royals parade. It seems the only people complaining are those upset that school was canceled. Hordes of school districts ...

November 15, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Columnists

Christmas Music Torture

November 15, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Politicians Peddle Fear Because it Works

Politicians and activists throughout the ideological spectrum use fear tactics to win.

November 15, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

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