LARNED - The Fort Larned USD 495 school board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the district offices. A Westside School contract, a social media policy and a fire alarm bid will be considered.
LARNED - The Fort Larned USD 495 school board voted to form a committee to begin the process of proposing a school bond issue to the community, according to minutes from a recent board meeting.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road in Great Bend. Items on the agenda include recognition of USD 428 volunteers; 2012-2013 Boardsmanship Academy Awards; approval of capital outlay resolution; KASB policy revisions; approval to request e-rate funding; approval to continue pursuing details of the Kansas Reading Roadmap Grant; review of Student Outcomes; Riley Elementary School HVAC and GBMS gymnasium updates; 2014-2015 school calendar review; approval of Zinn Memorial contributions; and approval of GBHS Student Council, KAYS and Dance Line Pink Out Night.
A study by The American Journal of Sports Medicine calculates that nearly 10 percent of Olympic athletes will compete with an injury sustained during competition or in training leading up to the Olympic Games. Sports with the highest rate of serious injury include bobsled, ice hockey and alpine freestyle skiing. Most frequent injury sites include head, spine and knees, with the most common types of injuries being bruising, ligament tears and muscular sprains.
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In some areas of western Kansas the winter wheat crop continues to show signs of stress. Constant windy conditions and a lack of snowfall or other moisture is turning the crop bluish brown in color.
Air Force Airman Daniel Banda graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Wayne Sr. and C. Joan Rathbun will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Feb. 14 with a card shower.
John Cargill will celebrate his 95th birthday with a card shower.
Mark and Julie Smith of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Olivia Anne Smith to Cody Lee Lopez, son of Robert and Cathy Lopez of Stillwater, Okla.
Gene and Alice Urban of Albert will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Feb. 16, with a family dinner and a card shower.
Bryce Divis, Great Bend, recently received his Eagle Scout award, the highest youth award in Boy Scouts. He joined Pack 157 in 2001 and crossed over to Troop 157 in 2007. He participated under Cub Masters Steve Pringle, Rick Popp and Steve Divis and Troop Masters Jim Hiss, Albert Strobel and Steve Divis.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) are partnering to host the first farmer's market conference in five years. The conference will be held in Topeka at the Downtown Ramada Hotel and Convention Center Feb. 28 through March 1.
The Kansas Department of Transportation and a consultant team led by CFG Engineers of Topeka and RDF Planning & Design of Omaha are developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the Kansas Byways System. This plan will include ideas for making each of the state's eleven scenic and historic byways more friendly to people experiencing them on foot and by bicycle.
HOISINGTON - The third annual "Taste of Hoisington" will offer a variety of homemade soups and cakes from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. For a suggested $6 donation, guests will get two servings of soups, crackers, cake and drink. There will be a drawing for prizes.
March 5 is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, April 20.
First Congregational United Church of Christ will hold its 13th annual Monterrey Dinner next week. Serving will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the church, 3400 21st St. in Great Bend. An accessible entrance is located on the Polk Street side.
MIAMI - LeBron James scored 31 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a huge third quarter to run away and eventually rout the New York Knicks 108-82 on Thursday night.
LAWRENCE - After two months spent mostly bludgeoning each other into submission, coaches in the Big 12 are starting to cast a wary eye toward the NCAA tournament.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Yu Darvish struck out four in two innings of the spring opener for Texas, and Prince Fielder hit a towering solo homer as the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 11-7 on Thursday.
LAWRENCE - Kansas coach Bill Self believes that unbeaten Wichita State deserves a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament - if it beats Missouri State on Saturday and then wins the Missouri Valley tournament.
LARNED - It's not as important as what's happening in the Ukraine, but that was quite a flap in the Atlantic Coast Conference when new-member Syracuse's Jim Boeheim went ballistic and ran onto the court protesting a key charging call during the Orange's 66-60 loss at Duke over the weekend.
SALINA - Things did not work out as planned for the Great Bend High School bowling teams.
It's not the usual comedic fair selected for a high school theater performance, but Dan Heath thinks "Reviving Ophelia" is an important story that needs to be heard.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for the spring shipment of Bithell Berries from Boring, Ore. The 14 pound boxes of fresh fruit are flash frozen so to better divide them upon arrival. Available now are Marion blackberries, red raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries sliced with sugar, strawberries whole, loganberries, pie cherries, sweet cherries, peaches, apricots, apples and rhubarb. Also available are frozen jams of various flavors and puree. Orders must be in by Friday and will arrive late March/early April. For additional information call 620-791-7314.
It says here that Jeb Bush has the best shot at the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, while Hillary Clinton might not be the Democrats' candidate - and if she is, she's no sure thing.