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Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for March

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.

February 03, 2013 | | Local News


Barton County producer attends KLA Leadership Conference

Evan Cooper of Great Bend attended the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Leadership Conference in Topeka. He was among 15 producers to participate in the event, which is designed to expose attendees to services provided by KLA and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the legislative process, industry advocacy and various aspects of beef marketing.

February 03, 2013 | | Agriculture


CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. patents Plan Audit System

CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Patent office has granted patent 8,355,964 to CPI's Auditor's Toolbox process. The brainchild of former CPI CEO, Robert J. Dema, the Auditor's Toolbox brings together, online and in one central location, all of the information an auditor needs in order to complete the audit required for qualified plans with more than 100 eligible employees. This information includes, but is not limited to: the applicable SSAE16 audit reports, plan documentation, website data, transaction detail, financial statements, and detailed information on the plan's loan program ...

February 03, 2013 | | Business


Arrogance isn’t the Answer

I'm getting tired of President Obama blaming Republicans for everything.

February 03, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Preceptor Pi donation

February 03, 2013 | | Club News


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces scholarships available for 2013

The Golden Belt Community Foundation has announced scholarships available to students in the Golden Belt area.

February 03, 2013 | | Business


Volunteers in Action

RSVP has received a grant from the Kansas Volunteer Commission to expand into a full service volunteer center that works with volunteers of all ages. RSVP will maintain a separate identity for the over age 55 volunteers and the new Volunteer Connections will recruit and manage volunteers under age 55. We are in the process of hiring a part time person to coordinate this new program and plan to be up and running soon. Central Kansas Volunteers in Action will be the umbrella agency for the two volunteer programs; we plan to be a one-stop shop to look for volunteers ...

February 03, 2013 | | Local Life


Randy Parsons named to Coldwell Banker® International Diamond Society

Randy Parsons, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the Top 8 percent of all sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

February 03, 2013 | | Business


Obama the Groundhog

February 03, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Crop Science 101 – Part 2

Last week's column discussed temperature and what it means for crop growth. This week will focus on moisture. While temperature determines the area of crop adaption, moisture determines the potential for growth and yield potential. However, it is not as simple as the amount of precipitation an area receives yearly and involves other factors besides rain or snow. And we are discussing the long-term average precipitation, not just one or two years.

February 03, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


American State Bank promotes Brad Herter

Claflin native Brad Herter has been promoted to Senior Vice-President at American State Bank and Trust Company in Great Bend. He will continue in his present role as Chief Financial Officer, managing financial reports and data for the bank and its constituents.

February 03, 2013 | | Business


Donald Ronck joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is pleased to announce that Donald Ronck has joined the company as a Transmission Engineer I. Donald joined Sunflower on Jan. 21st. He will perform professional engineering work to evaluate the distribution operations as well as maintenance practices and procedures. He will also provide appropriate support to achieve the lowest cost and most reliable and environmentally sound electric transmission and distribution possible.

February 03, 2013 | | Business


4-step plan for waking teenagers

I'm not a doctor, but I play one at home. I'm a sleep specialist. And for most of the summer I've been conducting a clinical trial of sleep disorders. My patients: two of my teenage sons. The ones not yet old enough for a summer job.

February 03, 2013 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Pistol offense is rage with 49ers’ Kaepernick

NEW ORLEANS - If the idea was simple, so was the way former Nevada coach Chris Ault went about mapping it out.

February 03, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Rodriguez delivers for No. 18 Wildcats in win over Sooners

NORMAN, Okla. - On a day when he struggled to make shots, Angel Rodriguez delivered from the line for No. 18 Kansas State.

February 03, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Kansas NRCS announces National Initiatives for 2015

Eric B. Banks, State Conservationist with U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces five national initiatives being offered in Kansas through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP): Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative, National Water Quality Initiative, On-Farm Energy Initiative, Organic Initiative, and Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative. While NRCS accepts applications for EQIP on a continuous basis, NRCS has set a deadline of March 20, to apply for 2015 initiatives funding.

February 15, 2015 | | Agriculture


Soil Issues

Though soil tests are useful for identifying nutrient deficiencies as well as soil pH, they do not tell the whole story. The KSRE Soils Lab often receive soils from gardeners that are having a difficult time growing crops even though the soil test shows the pH is fine and nutrients are not deficient. Here are some factors that can affect plant growth that are not due to nutrient deficiencies or pH.

February 15, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Local students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University

Local students are among the 737 who completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the fall 2014 semester.

February 15, 2015 | | Education


Local students earn spot on 4.0 Business Honor Scholars list at FHSU

Business students who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall 2014 semester have been named to the College of Business and Entrepreneurship Honor Scholar list at Fort Hays State University.

February 15, 2015 | | Education


HCC honor students listed

Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Fall 2014 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session. 1,317 students have been honored with selection to the two honor roll listings, with 663 achieving the President's Honor Roll with a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

February 15, 2015 | | Education


Great Bend Area Panhellenic

The Great Bend Area Panhellenic is a local organization for alumni of the Greek sororities belonging to the National Panhellenic Conference. One objective of the group is to promote interfraternity, friendship and collaboration among Greek alumni. If anyone has recently moved to Great Bend and would like to be included on the email list, send your email address to tinahiss@cox.net. Current members are reminded to send any updated information to receive electronic mailings.

February 15, 2015 | | Club News


Great Bend High School Bowling reults

On Thursday, the Great Bend Panthers hosted a triangular with Liberal and Holcomb. In girls action the Lady Panthers dominated the day by winning ten of the 11 WAC points possible. Senior Addie Soukup was the high bowler for the Lady Panthers as she rolled a top series of 562. Sophomore McKenzy Black finished in 3rd place as she rolled a series of 504. In junior varsity action the Lady Panthers made it a clean sweep as they swept the medal count. Junior Alex Snyder earned 1st place honors by rolling a 522 series. Junior Hanna Pfeifer claimed the silver ...

February 15, 2015 | | Local Sports


No eggs for breakfast?

The egg is in hot water again thanks to recent reports of high cholesterol levels in the U.S. population. With this linkage between high serum cholesterol and coronary heart disease (CHD), these studies and others have led people to believe CHD is the fault of "those dirty rotten eggs."

February 15, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Check It Out!

Ellinwood High School was the place to be this past Sunday! Many people came out to enjoy dinner sponsored by the EHS band, and then ventured on over to the library to see the Smithsonian Exhibit. Dr. Michael Zogry, from Kansas University was our featured speaker. His topic was "Faith and Basketball", and he discussed Dr. James Naismith's connection with basketball and religion.

February 15, 2015 | | Local News


The Swimsuit Issue

Ah, the middle of February. We all know what that means: Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue has arrived.

February 15, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Parent/teacher conferences reminder

The staff of Great Bend Middle School invites parents to Parent/Teacher Conferences on from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 and Tuesday, Feb. 24, and from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26th. Call the office at (620) 793-1510 to schedule a conference time.

February 15, 2015 | | Local News


Living in Obama World

Barack Obama is living in his own dream world.

February 15, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The diet of Lent

Dear Editor,

February 15, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Be My Veto-tine

February 15, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


K-State Research and Extension offering Family and Youth Events

K-State Research and Extension is offering family and youth events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.

February 15, 2015 | | Agriculture


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