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Is a Career In Agriculture For You?

Not so very long ago choosing a career was fairly easy, especially before the Industrial Revolution. The majority of Americans lived and worked on farms and were involved in some aspect of producing food, fiber, and fuel. Sons often followed in their fathers' footsteps. Women's choices were even more limited than men's. Go back a bit further and careers were typically passed down from father to son. Many of our common surnames such as Smith, Cooper, Miller, even Wainwright, reflected the profession of the male members of the family.

November 01, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Political Baloney

November 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Primary Losers

Donald Trump did not dominate the debate stage in his usual way.

November 01, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

A New Planned Parenthood Committee!

Fresh from their triumphant deep dive into Benghazi, House Republicans have announced Friday they've created another Special committee, this time to - of course - Planned Parenthood. I kid you not! And since the 2016 election is so clearly on their minds, perhaps they'll summon their favorite star witness. Just imagine...

November 01, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists

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 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


November 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


November 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Oct. 2 through Oct. 6. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and fruit. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk is served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

November 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Club Calendar


November 01, 2015 | | Club News

Sinclair — Birney

Darrin and Terri Sinclair announce the engagement of their daughter Kylie Sinclair to Alex Birney, son of Devin and Jennifer McMillen and Bryant and Clifann Birney.

November 01, 2015 | | Engagements

Zink — Bieberle

Joe and Lora Zink of Claflin announce the engagement of their daughter Natalie Zink to Taylor Bieberle, son of Lee and Jamie Bieberle of Claflin.

November 01, 2015 | | Engagements

Henderson — Maurer

Brandon Maurer and Amber Henderson of Wichita announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Kevin and Lonna Henderson of Great Bend. The prospective groom is the son of Lafe and Lori Maurer of Avoca, Iowa. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Glen Henderson of Larned. The prospective groom is the grandson of Gail and Lavonne Sidebottom of Avoca, Iowa.

November 01, 2015 | | Engagements

Buddy Poppy Campaign benefits veterans in need

Dear Editor,

November 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

After coaching shakeup, Lions head to London to face Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The previous time Jim Caldwell was part of a midseason swap that made the quarterbacks coach the new offensive coordinator, it resulted in a Super Bowl trip for the Baltimore Ravens.

November 01, 2015 | | AP Sports

Hiss twin boys

Matthew and Dena Hiss announce the birth of their twin boys, Ethan John Hiss and Owen Matthew Hiss on Sept. 16, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Ethan weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz. and was 19 in. long. Owen weighted 6 lbs. 11 1/2 oz. and was 20 in. long. They have a 2 year old big brother, Graham Basil Hiss.

November 01, 2015 | | Births

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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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