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Starting garden transplants from seed

February is often a cold and dreary month for many gardeners. However, planning for and starting vegetables and flower transplants from seed can make this a much more interesting time of year. Following are the steps needed to be successful in seed starting.

February 08, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Great Bend High School Boys Swimming results

Team Scores:

February 08, 2015 | | Local Sports


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

February 08, 2015 | | 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.

February 08, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

February 08, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Feb. 9 through Feb. 13. 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.

February 08, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Sunday Cheyenne Stamp Club - 2:30 p.m. at the North Main Pizza Hut

February 08, 2015 | | Club News


Toddler birthdays: a short history

Maybe you heard about the parents in Britain who billed another family for not attending their son's birthday party after they said they would come. The bill was equal to $24 - described as a "no-show fee" after their son skipped the party held at a local ski resort.

February 08, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Hoisington School Menu Feb. 9-Feb. 13

Breakfast

February 08, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Check It Out!

It's here! The twenty-one crates that contain the Smithsonian exhibit arrived on time! The display was assembled last Monday by Sharon Sturgis, the library staff, and other people from Goodland, Greensburg, Atchison, Perry, and Humbolt, who will also have the display in their communities. It took approximately four hours to complete the installation. Along with the Smithsonian exhibit, our community will be interested in seeing all of the work Sharon has done to feature our local teams and talents. Visitors will enjoy viewing a wall of historical photos featuring Ellinwood teams dating back to the 19th century, as well ...

February 08, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include recognition of volunteers in USD 428 Learning Centers; approval of BOE policies; approval to request 2015-2016 E-Rate funding; first reading of curriculum adoption; MTSS training; Kansas State Assessments;approval to upgrade exterior stairway at the GBHS Field House; financial update options; and approval of donation to GBHS Girls Soccer Team/Program.

February 08, 2015 | | Local News


In a flash – conditions can develop quickly for grain dust explosions

We've seen the impact they can cause – grain dust explosions sparked when certain conditions come together to create a combustible situation. And those conditions can develop much faster than many know, according to a Kansas State University grain scientist.

February 08, 2015 | | Agriculture


Central Kansas Photography Club meeting

The Central Kansas Photography Club welcomes Photographer Harland Schuster for this month's program. His program is on the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Harland is a freelance photographer who has traveled and photographed Kansas extensively. His works have appeared in regional and national Publications, including several photographs in a recent issue of KANSAS Magazine. The Central Kansas Photography club meets at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Petr's Frame House, 2009 16th Street in Great Bend. Guests are welcome to attend the meeting to hear and see Mr. Schuster's presentation.

February 08, 2015 | | Club News


Kansas Farm Bureau honors tradition dnd heritage of family farms

Tradition and heritage are a big part of what makes agriculture such an attractive way of life for so many Kansans. The lifeblood of our existence, the farms and ranches in Kansas, provide food, fuel and fiber for the world.

February 08, 2015 | | Agriculture


Progress Club meeting

Progress Club met Feb. 2, at the home of Sharon Mauler with Darlene Boley and Sharon Jones as co-hostesses. Sixteen members attended. Judy Fox presided and opened the meeting with a prayer. It was noted that Mary Ann Boyle has acepted our invitation to join and will attend the March meeting. A nominating committee will be appointed and announced at the March meeting.

February 08, 2015 | | Club News


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How About that Hedwig?

I am sure that a lot of you have read J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books and know Hedwig, the Snowy Owl that also appeared in the movies. If you haven't read the book or seen the movie about the Snowy Owl, I would encourage you to read and go see it to immerse yourself in a beautiful presentation of a beautiful bird. If you opt out of that, I would suggest that you might spend some time at the Cheyenne Bottoms and see the real deal. We have had one of these beauties in Pool 4 for ...

February 22, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Mathews donates rifle

February 22, 2015 | | Local Life


Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice plans new series of grief sessions

Since the death of a loved one naturally evokes emotional, physical and spiritual pain, Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) sponsors support groups throughout the year.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


Barton’s Networking Specialist Program stresses innovation and real-world experience

The field of information technology (IT) is ever-changing. The only way to stay on the cutting-edge is to deliberately sprint ahead of the curve, ready to learn about the latest and greatest developments. Barton Community College's Networking Specialist Instructor Kris Schneider is well aware of the need to innovate and is continuously finding ways to do so in the classroom.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


Dorothy Maneth 85th

Dorothy Maneth of Great Bend will celebrate her 85th birthday on Feb. 25, with a card shower. A family celebration will be held on Feb. 28th.

February 22, 2015 | | Birthdays


Guthrie — Schoendaler

Kerry and Roberta Guthrie of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Tiffany Guthrie to Eric Schoendaler, son of Ron and Deloris Schoendaler of Grinnell.

February 22, 2015 | | Engagements


Demel —

Corinna Jo Hickel and Adam Michael Demel were united in marriage on July 26, at Immaculate Conception Church in Claflin in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father John Forkuoh. Parents of the couple are Doug and Karen Hickel of Claflin and Mike and Sandy Demel

February 22, 2015 | | Weddings


Joe Guesnier 80th

Joe Guesnier of Great Bend will celebrate his 80th birthday on Feb. 27, with a card shower.

February 22, 2015 | | Birthdays


Piland baby boy

Josh and Laura Piland announce the birth of their son Micha James Piland on Jan. 16 in Houston, Mo. He weighted 8 lbs. 13 oz. He has a big brother, Jeremiah Piland who is 21 months old.

February 22, 2015 | | Births


Florence Johnson 90th

Florence Johnson will celebrate her 90th birthday with a Come and Go Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 28, at the Pawnee Rock Christian Church, 519 Centre in Pawnee Rock. No gifts are requested.

February 22, 2015 | | Birthdays


Fire remains vital management tool

Every spring, the ritual continues. Farmers, stockmen and landowners continue to use fire as a range management tool while maintaining the economic viability of the Flint Hills.

February 22, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Edna Starnes 85th

Edna K. Starnes will celebrate her 85th birthday on Feb. 24, with a card shower.

February 22, 2015 | | Birthdays


February is Heart Health Month

February may be the shortest month of the year but it is an especially good time to recognize the importance of making lifestyle changes related to heart health. Is it true that you are what you eat? When it comes to heart health, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Eating the right way is not about dieting, which is really a temporary change in your eating habits to lose a few pounds; it is about making better choices every day so that they become second nature.

February 22, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Club Calendar

Monday

February 22, 2015 | | Club News


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

February 22, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


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