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Get smart about snow removal

There are many good things about a fresh coating of snow on the ground, especially for those who are avid outdoor enthusiasts. Fresh powder makes for ideal skiing conditions as well as opportunities for snowshoeing and snowboarding.

December 31, 2012 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Sunflower iPad donations a hit

Editor's note: This is the second of two stories about how iPads are helping teachers concentrate on students' behavioral issues. The Sunflower Diversified Services Foundation has donated several iPads to USD 428 schools, most recently to Helping Hands Preschool, which was featured in the first article. This one is about Sunflower's reasons for the donations.

December 31, 2012 | | Education


Cookie contest raises cash for food bank

A sweet time had by more than a dozen Great Bend retail businesses and shoppers in late November resulted in more than $350 being donated to the Food Bank of Barton County earlier this month.

December 31, 2012 | | Local News


Rosewood greenhouse produces winter tomatoes

As a rule, winter tomatoes sold in Kansas this time of year don't measure up to their sun-drenched summer counterparts. That's because winter tomatoes typically travel long distances, so they are picked green then gassed to turn a deep uniform red. While that process pleases the eye, it results in a tasteless tomato.

December 31, 2012 | | Business


​Cancer support group meeting change

Because of the New Year's holiday, the Touched by Cancer Support Group will not meet on Tuesday. The group will meet at 2 p.m. on Jan. 15 at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St., Great Bend. This will be the group's only meeting for the month.

December 31, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Red Cross accepting blood donations

January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when the American Red Cross recognizes and thanks the millions of dedicated blood donors across the country for helping ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need.

December 31, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Library announces January movies

Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will have more free movies and popcorn in 2013, Marketing Director Jennifer King said.

December 31, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Parents Night Out

December 31, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood service awards

December 31, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Service Award

December 31, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Penny Martin - Mulligan 1959-2012

ELLINWOOD - Penny A. Martin-Mulligan, 53, died Dec. 26, at her home in Ellinwood. Born April 10, 1959, in Hutchinson, she was the daughter of Billy and Sharon (Stout) Martin. Penny enjoyed crafts, art, and crocheting.

December 31, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dowson — Koch

Eric and Janet Dowson, of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter Amber Lynne Dowson to Matthew Kurtis Koch, son of Kurtis and Debra Koch, of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Eleanor Rindt of Salina and Dean Dowson of Hershey, Neb. The prospective groom is the grandson of Lewis and Norma Klausmeyer of Goddard.

December 30, 2012 | | Engagements


Isabelle Befort 95th

Isabelle A. Befort will celebrate her 95th birthday on Jan. 8 with a card shower. Born in 1918 and raised on a farm near

December 30, 2012 | | Birthdays


Great Bend City Slickers club meeting

Great Bend City Slickers met on Dec. 13th. Eight members, two leaders, seven parents and one guest were present. Roll call was taken by naming one of Santa's reindeer. A project talk was given on archery. A health talk was given on teeth and a safety talk was given on hunting safety. Flowers were given to the Senior Center. After a chili supper the club went caroling at Cherry Village. Members brought gifts for the nuns. Members raising livestock must attend showmanship and assurance training and attend five regular 4-H club meetings to sell market projects.

December 30, 2012 | | Club News


USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools menu

The following meals will be served Jan. 3 and Jan. 4. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's 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.

December 30, 2012 | | Menus and Activities


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Loss 50th anniversary

Bob and Marilyn Loss of Great Bend celebrated their 50th anniversary on Jan. 22nd.

January 24, 2016 | | Anniversaries


Plenty of reasons to be intrigued by NFC title game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Hey, don't forget about us.

January 24, 2016 | | AP Sports


Kansas State University awards semester honors to 3,900 students

A record 3,900 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the fall 2015 semester.

January 24, 2016 | | Education


Broncos, Pats stay in AFC hunt despite injuries, issues

DENVER (AP) - One team went without the services of its Hall of Fame-bound quarterback for more than a third of the season, and when he ...

January 23, 2016 | | AP Sports


No. 3 Kansas overcomes slow start to beat Texas, 76-67

LAWRENCE (AP) - The way Kansas had labored over the past two weeks, coach Bill Self headed into Saturday's game against Texas firmly believing it ...

January 23, 2016 | | AP Sports


Shockers rout Bradley for ninth straight win

WICHITA (AP) - Fred VanVleet had 13 points and added four assists and four steals to help lead Wichita State to its ninth straight win, a ...

January 23, 2016 | | AP Sports


K-State tops Oklahoma State with hot shooting

MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) - Kamau Stokes and Justin Edwards scored 13 points apiece, and Kansas State hit nine 3-pointers to help snap a two-game losing streak ...

January 23, 2016 | | AP Sports


Running backwards

Aaron Yoder, who is the Bethany College track coach has set a world-record for the fastest mile, RUNNING BACKWARDS! He set the record of 5 ...

January 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes information ...

January 23, 2016 | | Local News


Panthers lose 51-31 to Collegiate

WICHITA COLLEGIATE 51, GREAT BEND 31

January 23, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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