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GBMS Jazz Ensemble participates in 2012 Winter Jazz Clinic

On Jan. 27 the Great Bend Middle School Jazz Ensemble participated in the annual Hutchinson Community College 2012 Winter Jazz Clinic. Guest artists from Denver, Colo. and Louisville, Kent. were in attendance as jazz clinicians for the high school and middle school jazz ensembles. Three GBMS Jazz Ensemble members received awards For Outstanding Musicianship. They are: Tanya Sanchez-Alto Sax, Blake Stanley-Trumpet and Thomas Bobbitt-Alto Sax.

February 05, 2012 | | Education


SRS recognizes exemplary employees statewide

During a special luncheon, Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Interim-Acting Secretary Jeff Kahrs recognized 20 agency employees for outstanding service and dedication to the people of Kansas on Friday, Jan. 27th.

February 05, 2012 | | Business


Bernie has a birthday and I have a crisis

Matt Keenan

February 05, 2012 | | Local Life


CPI employees attain ASPPA’s TGPC designation

Russell Linderer, Matt Morgenstern and Robert Willesden of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.

February 05, 2012 | | Business


GBHS Pink Out

Great Bend High School 2012 Pink Out will be held on Feb. 24 at the Great Bend vs Hays Basketball game. T-shirts can be ordered by Feb. 13 at GBHS Room 211 or by calling Stacy at 793-1521. The cost is $10. All proceeds will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

February 05, 2012 | | Education


Fall graduates: nearly 1,300 earn degrees from K-State

Nearly 1,300 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this fall.

February 05, 2012 | | Education


Keep warm, save energy and help the environment

Improve your home's comfort and save energy and money while doing the right thing for the environment. By using energy efficiently in your home, you will conserve valuable natural resources and lessen the environmental impacts associated with fuel production and power generation. Follow these simple recommendations:

February 05, 2012 | | Living Green


GBHS swim team takes third place

SALINA - The Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished in third place at the Salina meet on Wednesday.

February 05, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Area high school capsules

GIRLS

February 05, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Coach, QB give Pats shot at title

INDIANAPOLIS - Rarely is Bill Belichick outcoached. Tom Brady almost never gets outplayed.

February 05, 2012 | By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Giants defense key to beating Pats

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - In this new NFL age of throw first and throw again, it's easy to forget to first rule of football: Defense wins championships.

February 05, 2012 | By Tom Canavan AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Former Chiefs six-time Pro Bowl selection seeks elusive crown

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Leaving the Kansas City Chiefs is the best thing to happen to Brian Waters in his 12 years in the NFL.

February 05, 2012 | | AP Sports


Oh, Canada — how about a trade?

There's been a reversal of fortunes between Canada and America, and I'm not happy about it.

February 05, 2012 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Big business bets buoy big ballgame

BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 05, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Special events aren't the answer

Dear Editor,

February 05, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


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Check It Out!

There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.

January 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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