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Accounting scholarship awarded

Kennedy and Coe, LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, awarded Samantha Francis an accounting scholarship at Fort Hays State University. Samantha is the daughter of Todd and Linda Francis of Great Bend. Samantha is a member of the Accounting Club at FHSU and the treasurer and founding member of the FHSU Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

May 01, 2011 | | Education


$1,000 Built Ford Tough - FFA Scholarship awarded to local youth

Dakota Zecha, a 2011 graduate of Great Bend High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Mannie Ford, Inc. and Ford Motor Company. Zecha's parents are Kelly Zecha and Rehna Zecha of Great Bend. Zecha plans to study at North Central Kansas Technical College.

May 01, 2011 | | Education


Don’t mess with Kansans

Kevin Funderburk, 25, was charged with sexual assault of a 71-year-old woman in her Hutchinson, Kan., home in December.

May 01, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Remember Loyalty Day today

Dear Editor,

May 01, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Family gathers to bring attention to cancer

Dear Editor,

May 01, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Stafford hosts track meet

STAFFORD - Stafford High School hosted a track and field invitational on Friday.

May 01, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Lady Panthers tie 1-1 after two OTs

SALINA - After playing 99 minutes against the Dodge City High School girls soccer team on Thursday, Great Bend went the distance against Salina South on Friday.

May 01, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Pioli pleased with Chiefs’ choices in 2011 NFL draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs drafted someone from Hog Hammock and someone from Yale.

May 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Thunder, Grizzlies have youth on rise in West

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The new kids in town are trying to take over the Western Conference.

May 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Lockout’s return, draft makes wild week for NFL

NEW YORK (AP) - From lockout to injunction to limbo and back to lockout - with a draft thrown in. Not even Super Bowl week gets that wild.

May 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Miami’s James gets third shot at confident Celtics

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James planned to spend a large part of Saturday studying film, looking for any edge that the Miami Heat may use against the Boston Celtics.

May 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Gordon’s three-run blast leads Royals to 11-2 win over Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Leading by one in the eighth inning, the Kansas City Royals got an insurance run and then kept adding on.

May 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Kansas shows improvement after spring practices

LAWRENCE (AP) - With a full year to get to know his program, Kansas coach Turner Gill came away from Saturday's spring game feeling much better than he did a year ago.

May 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


BCC to present Music Endowment Concert

Barton Community College's music department will present its Music Endowment Concert featuring both vocal and instrumental music groups.

April 30, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Grief support group sessions to start

Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will sponsor a Tuesday evening grief support group in Great Bend from May 10 through July 5. It will meet each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Thelma Faye Harms Room in the basement level of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway.

April 30, 2011 | | Area Briefs


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Study finds climate change may dramatically reduce wheat production

A recent study involving Kansas State University researchers finds that in the coming decades at least one-quarter of the world's wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change if no adaptive measures are taken.

February 22, 2015 | | Agriculture


Planting fruit trees

If you're pondering buying a fruit tree, here are some comments from the K-State Research and Extension's Horticulture department on ones that are commonly grown in Kansas. Fruit trees are a long-term investment requiring careful thought before purchase. Begin by choosing fruit you will eat, not fruit that appears attractive in the catalog. Other considerations are outlined below. For more choices, go to the publication "Small- and Tree-Fruit Cultivars" at http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/MF1028.pdf. You may also request this publication from me at the Barton County K-State Research and Extension office.

February 22, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Great Bend High School Bowling results from the WAC Tournament

Both Great Bend Bowling teams concluded their regular season on Thursday as they competed in the WAC Tournament in Garden City. The Lady Panthers dominated the tournament from start to finish. The girls squad captured 17 of the possible 21 points possible as they won the tournament. However, they fell just short of Garden City who was able to hang on to claim the Conference title. This ended the Lady Panthers 4 year run as conference champions. Sophomore Allie Brodrick paced the team as she rolled a 1st place series of 599 which include a high game of 259. Senior ...

February 22, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Docs Who Care physician provides services at St. Rose Health Center

One thing that jumped out at Meredith Woolley, M.D., is the spirit of teamwork at St. Rose Health Center.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS FFA attends Kansas Equifest

February 22, 2015 | | Education


Great Bend City Slickers December meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Great Bend City Slickers 4-H Club was held on Dec. 18th. The meeting was called to order by President Caleb Maneth. There were 11 members, three leaders, 11 parents, and three visitors. The members discussed the 4-H council and livestock and new rules. Hailey Hicks had a Project Talk, Kyle Rhiza did a demonstration, and Josh Crawford had a Health and Safety talk. Club members held a white elephant exchange.

February 22, 2015 | | Club News


Retired Bain Capital executive Michael F. Goss to speak at College of Business Administration’s Dist

Michael F. Goss, former managing director and head of global investor relations for Bain Capital, will be the spring 2015 speaker for the Kansas State University College of Business Administration's Distinguished Lecture Series.

February 22, 2015 | | Business


Nels Lindberg honored as NextGen Leader of the Year

Nels Lindberg was recognized as the 2014 NextGen Leader of the Year for his continuous efforts to improve the Great Bend community.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Community pride earns Westfall 2014 Citizen of the Year award

There are countless people raised in Great Bend who are proud of their hometown. But none have exhibited more pride than Jan Westfall.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Great Bend Co-op Association earns Business of the Year honor

Fifty five years ago, when Great Bend's landscape looked a lot different than it does now, the Great Bend Co-op Association was just getting started with first-year sales of under $1 million.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Gerald P. (Short) Penka 1952-2015

LARNED - Gerald P. (Short) Penka, 62, passed away Jan. 11, 2015, at his home in Norwood, Mass., following a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.

February 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lloyd Earl Donham 1933-2015

GREAT BEND – Lloyd Earl Donham, 81, died Feb. 18, 2015 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

February 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Calvin (Bud) Jennings 1942-2015

AMARILLO, TEXAS ‑ Calvin (Bud) Jennings, 72, died Feb. 7 at Amarillo, Texas. Born July 23 1942 at Larned, he was the son of Calvin and Eunice (Pool) Jennings.

February 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


No. 20 Baylor crushes Kansas State

WACO, Texas (AP) - With yet another 20-win season under Scott Drew secured, Baylor forward Rico Gathers is thinking more about the two times the Bears have been a win away from the Final Four under their coach.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Winston displays strong arm, but Mariota has faster feet at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Florida State's Jameis Winston showed Saturday there's nothing wrong with his throwing shoulder.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


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