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China's sleepy Zisiqiao Village in Zhejiang province is actually headquarters for the country's revered snake industry, with 160 families raising about 3 million serpents a year, mostly to harvest livers and gall bladders for soup, wine, and other products consumed for their immunity-building properties.

September 04, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Thanks for the great concert

Dear Editor,

September 04, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Remember Labor Day

Dear Editor,

September 04, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


It would be funny if it weren't so serious

Dear Editor,

September 04, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Major League Baseball results

American League

September 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


Lady Panthers go 1-2 at Garden City

GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School volleyball team dropped matches to host Garden City and Liberal on Thursday, but defeated Holcomb in two sets.

September 03, 2011 | | Prep Sports


GBHS takes fifth place in McPherson

McPHERSON - Great Bend High School finished fifth out of six teams at the McPherson varsity tennis tournament on Thursday.

September 03, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Kansas City places tight end Moeaki on injured reserve

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs put tight end Tony Moeaki on injured reserve Saturday after he was hurt in their final preseason game against Green Bay, depriving quarterback Matt Cassel of one of his most dependable targets heading into the regular season.

September 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 23 Auburn scores late touchdown to beat Utah State

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Mike Dyer bulled through the line for a game-saving touchdown with 30 seconds left and defending national champion Auburn escaped with a 42-38 win over Utah State on Saturday.

September 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


Kansas State avoids major upset, trims Eastern Kentucky

MANHATTAN (AP) - Collin Klein connected with Chris Harper on a 33-yard touchdown pass with 1:39 left, and Kansas State escaped with a sloppy 10-7 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night to give longtime coach Bill Snyder his 150th win.

September 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 4 LSU dismantles No. 3 Oregon, 40-27

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Michael Ford ran for two touchdowns and Jarrett Lee admirably directed LSU's offense in place of suspended quarterback Jordan Jefferson in the fourth-ranked Tigers' season-opening 40-27 victory over No. 3 Oregon on Saturday night.

September 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


Webb leads Kansas in win over McNeese State

LAWRENCE (AP) - Jordan Webb threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Kansas, flashing the improved speed coach Turner Gill had promised, beat McNeese State 42-24 Saturday night in a season opener delayed almost 25 minutes by rain.

September 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


Sedgwick edges Hoisington in overtime, 22-21

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School football team fell in overtime to Sedgwick, 22-21.

September 03, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Public Library forms new teen group

The Great Bend Public Library is forming a Teen Advisory Group to help with various areas of the Young Adult Department. In addition to making suggestions for new books to purchase for the collection, they will also help plan future teen programs, such as Movie Nights and Game Days. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome to join.

September 03, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Barton Community College Offers Merit Scholarships for 2011-12

Barton Community College, Great Bend, Kan., has announced students qualifying for Merit Scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. These scholarships are administered by Barton's Financial Aid Office. The following students, listed by hometown, have qualified for Merit Scholarships:

September 03, 2011 | | Education


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Thank you from Adopt-A-Pet program

Dear Editor,

March 15, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Thank you from the Kiwanis

Dear Editor,

March 15, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


To green or not to green?

Caring for the environment used to be tough duty. However, during the last couple of decades, it's become a marketing opportunity.

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


Sauber — Danahy

Michael and Diane Sauber announce the engagement of their daughter Monica Katherine Sauber to Nicholas Edward Danahy, son of Timothy and Vickie Danahy.

March 15, 2015 | | Engagements


Kenyon — Heller

Roger and Linda Kenyon of Otis announce the engagement of their daughter Kara Susann Kenyon of Salina to Jeffrey Lynn Heller of Salina, son of Robert and Mary Lou Heller of Beloit.

March 15, 2015 | | Engagements


Olivier baby boy

Trenton and Kala Olivier announce the birth of their son Cade Mac Olivier on Jan. 29, in Emporia. He weighed 7 lbs 3 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a big brother, 22 month old Cole Michael Olivier.

March 15, 2015 | | Births


Dr. Edward L. “Dusty” Jones 80th

Dr. Edward L. "Dusty" Jones will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 21, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, in the Fellowship Hall. Friends, family and associates are invited to attend.

March 15, 2015 | | Birthdays


Snell — Key

Tom and Jolene Snell of Ellinwood and Larry and Lynda Gass of Wichita announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyson Snell, to Alex Key, son of Randy and Spring Key of Jasper, Ala.

March 15, 2015 | | Engagements


Dixie Hejny 80th

Dixie Hejny of Great Bend will celebrate her 80th birthday with a surprise party from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 21, at Pizza Hut on Main Street in Great Bend. Host for the party will be her husband Blackie Hejny.

March 15, 2015 | | Birthdays


Dr. Mike Allison announces candidacy

Dr. Mike Allison announces his candidacy for Mayor of Great Bend.

March 15, 2015 | | Local News


4-H Day is annual event

4-H Day is an annual event in each county in Kansas. It gives 4-H members an opportunity to share their talents in public speaking, music and talent. Barton County 4-H Day is an event equally as important as the county fair!

March 15, 2015 | | Local Life


SpringDance 2015 coming to McCain Auditorium March 27-28

Kansas State University's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents SpringDance 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, in McCain Auditorium.

March 15, 2015 | | Education


Children Act Fast; So Do Poisons

In a few short months our youngest grandson will be mobile and that means we will need to child proof certain areas of our home. Children should be curious, but curiosity can turn dangerous if kids are getting under the kitchen sink or into the medicine cabinet where hazardous chemicals and adult medicines are kept. In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, I want to use my column space today to remind you about storing hazardous materials out of a child's reach.

March 15, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Wayne Henneke for City Council Ward 2

My work experience in city government stretches from 1974 – 2012. I retired December 2012 after working as City Clerk/Finance Director for Great Bend. After retiring I was elected to the Great Bend City Council April, 2013. With my 38 years working in Governmental Finance and providing information to the City Councils and attending the City Council meetings over this period of time, it has given me a solid background in the workings of a city. During my tenure with the city I worked closely with the zoo director in the development of the zoo to meet AZA Requirements. With ...

March 15, 2015 | | Local News


Sunshine week

March 15, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


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