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Sweltering in the ‘dog days’ of summer...Bring on the rain

In case you hadn't noticed, much of the state may already be mired in the "dog days" of summer. You might be thinking, it's too early for such hot temperatures, but think again.

July 07, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

June Marriage/Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

July 07, 2013 | | Local News

League of Women Voters meeting

League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.

July 07, 2013 | | Club News

Nelson — Feist

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Nelson of Otis, announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Ann Nelson, to Jason Evin Feist, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Feist of Ellinwood and the late Carma Feist.

July 07, 2013 | | Engagements

Pat Stonebraker 71

Pat Stonebraker of Hazleton, Pa. will celebrate her 71st birthday on July 8. She was born on July 8, 1922.

July 07, 2013 | | Birthdays

Cutting —

Tiffany Loving and Daniel Cutting were united in marriage on April 20 in a double ring ceremony officiating by Father Joe Popelka. Parents of the couple are Marty and Karen Loving of Pawnee Rock and Dennis and Carol Cutting of Manhattan. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

July 07, 2013 | | Weddings

Rose 60th

Franklin and Theda (Howell) Rose of Pratt will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 13 at the First United Methodist Church, 600 West Lincoln Avenue in Greensburg. Friends and family are invited.

July 07, 2013 | | Anniversaries

Agricultural flight demonstration underscores benefits and economic impact of unmanned aircraft

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will have a significant impact on Kansas' precision agriculture industry and overall economy, according to elected officials, academics and industry leaders speaking at a press conference today. U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined leaders at Kansas State University and Michael Toscano, president & CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), to launch a flight demonstration of numerous UAS used to enhance the care of crops, livestock, pasture and rangelands. Sen. Moran and Toscano also delivered remarks on the significant economic growth and job creation potential of UAS in Kansas.

July 07, 2013 | | Agriculture

Beaver Express celebrates 70th anniversary

This July marks the 70th anniversary of Beaver Express Service, a premier small package express and LTL motor freight carrier serving Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and New Mexico. The company has a facility at 910 McKinley in Great Bend.

July 07, 2013 | | Business

Flame Engineering achieves 12 Years With No Loss Time Accidents

Flame Engineering succeeded in achieving 12 Years With No Loss Time Accidents on June 25, 2013. There will be an all company celebration on Friday, July 12th. Management and staff take safety seriously and this accomplishment is a tribute to their commitment. A special celebration luncheon is planned with local and state dignitaries invited to participate. In addition to the outstanding safety record, Flame Engineering is currently recognized by the Kansas Department of Industrial Safety & Health along with OSHA as a SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) company. This recognition was accomplished in October of 2000 and maintained to date.

July 07, 2013 | | Business

Cemetery Board meeting

A special meeting of the Great Bend Cemetery Board will be held at 8 a.m. on Thursday at the north cemetery.

July 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Where Did the Wheat Come From?

The wheat harvest is essentially over. While hardly a bumper crop, the area, especially as you move east had fair to very good yields. So how did we end up with a crop in the midst of an exceptional drought? The obvious answer is the precipitation received, especially after the first of the year, but it's a little more complicated than that. Those fields that missed out on the rains, primarily the western half of the area, had miserable yields so the amount of precipitation certainly mattered. What factors allowed many producers to harvest at least average yields?

July 07, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

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.

July 07, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


July 07, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


July 07, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

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Response to Polman editorial

Dear Editor,

November 12, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Plains Indian Art Program

In commemoration of American Indian Heritage Month an interactive program for kids will take place at the Jordaan Memorial Library from 1 to 3 p ...

November 12, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

GBMS wrestlers start season

Great Bend Middle School wrestling season began Saturday at the Little Apple Grapple in Manhattan. The Panthers brought 36 wrestlers and placed 21 in their ...

November 12, 2015 | | Prep Sports

GBHS Tennis WAC team

November 12, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Republicans and the Media

November 12, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Veterans Day By the Numbers

"I had no idea that many men and women have served our country in our armed forces."

November 12, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Cruel Apprentice Where the Boss Is Fired

It seems Jobs "Rn't" Theirs at Toys "R" Us.

November 12, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

One District-One Book success

Dear Editor,

November 12, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Charlotte Ann Watkins 1946 - 2015

GREAT BEND - Charlotte Ann Watkins, 69, passed away Nov. 10, 2015, in St. John. Born on Jan. 3, 1946, in Hays, she was the daughter ...

November 11, 2015 | | Obituaries

Patrick James O’Connell 1947 - 2015

TULSA, Okla. - Patrick James O'Connell was born in Wichita on Nov. 5, 1947 to Winifred and Mike O'Connell. He died in Tulsa, Okla ...

November 11, 2015 | | Obituaries

Larned Juvenile recognizes Employees of the Quarter

LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility has selected its employees of the quarter for July, August, and September.

November 11, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

At the Mike

I know its a day late but a big salute to all veterans out there. Too many days that made our country what it is ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local Sports

Barton County Young Professionals host quarterly mixer this Friday

The Barton County Young Professionals group will hold a casual networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Hutchinson Clinic ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local News

BCC officials meet US Rep. Jenkins

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins met with Barton Community College Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Johnson and Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman Tuesday afternoon to ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local News

LHS drama offers comedic cure with ‘Bedside Manor’

LARNED - It's not Grey's Anatomy, but comical characters, a blossoming romance, and hospital antics can all be found in the parody, "Bedside Manor ...

November 11, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

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