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National 4-H Conference Delegates selected

The National 4-H Conference to be held in Washington DC in April is the annual premiere national civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members across the country. The conference is held at the National 4-H Center and there will be teens in attendance from every state in the nation.

January 10, 2016 | Berny Unruh | Local Life


Kansas Farm Bureau honors tradition and heritage of family farms

Tradition and heritage are a big part of what makes agriculture such an attractive way of life for so many Kansans. The lifeblood of our existence, the farms and ranches in Kansas, provide food, fuel and fiber for the world.

January 10, 2016 | | Agriculture


League of Women Voters meeting

League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Classic Inn. Lunch will be from the buffet or the menu.

January 10, 2016 | | Club News


KHP asking for public’s input on tattoos

The Kansas Highway Patrol is short in manpower statewide. In addressing this shortage, the agency is exploring ways of attracting more applicants for its trooper and other vacant positions. As an agency with a background of history and tradition, the agency has a tattoo policy, and as we move into 21st century policing, the Patrol is interested in what the public has to say or their thoughts on tattoos in law enforcement.

January 10, 2016 | | Local News


Seven deadly sins

Last week, I had the most interesting dream. I was floating in the clouds when suddenly the sky cleared and in front of me was a large gate, partially opened. There was a man was sitting before it. He had a substantial flowing beard and appeared to be in dramatic need of an eyebrow trimmer. Perched on a simple chair, he was staring, or more correctly, glaring at me. No doubt - this was God. And he was angry.

January 10, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


Surviving Hard Times – Part I

While it's too early to set in stone, it is certainly shaping up as a financially challenging year for crop and livestock producers. Crop prices, input costs, sluggish economies around the world, and many other factors will test the patience and skill of producers. This isn't to imply input prices haven't fallen but overall they haven't fallen nearly as much as most crop prices.

January 10, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Joking About Gun Control

When I was a kid my father gave me three rifles and a shotgun.

January 10, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Oregon Civil Disobedience: Will It Spread Nationwide?

Have you taken sides in the eastern Oregon anti-government standoff?

January 10, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


McPherson Opera House play

The McPherson Opera House presents a one act play, "Give 'em Hell, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. It is an engaging portrayal of the life of President Harry Truman by actor, Ray Wills. Tickets are $22, $17, and $12. For tickets go online at mcphersonoperahouse.org, by phone at 620241-1952, or the box office at 219 S. Main St.

January 10, 2016 | | Entertainment


Campaign Trail

January 10, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Senior Activities

Tuesday

January 10, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


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.

January 10, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

January 10, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428, Holy Family and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Jan. 11 through Jan. 15. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and fruit. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk is served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

January 10, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Sunday

January 10, 2016 | | Club News


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John D. Harris 80th

John D. Harris will celebrate his 80th birthday today. He recently celebrated with family and friends in the Mount Hope area.

January 31, 2016 | | Birthdays


Mary Hazel (Donovan) Hoffman 90th

Mary Hazel (Donovan) Hoffman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House hosted by friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 6 ...

January 31, 2016 | | Birthdays


Newman University announces fall 2015 graduates

Newman University officials have announced the students who completed the requirements to earn a degree at the close of the fall 2015 semester. The graduates ...

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Kansas Mason's District 36 meet

January 31, 2016 | | Club News


The right stuff

Seems like nearly everyone is trying to define the family farm. While this isn't a new phenomenon, it's certainly one that bears consideration ...

January 31, 2016 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Saving money

Where did the first three weeks of 2016 go? If you are like me, you are just now getting used to writing 2016 on letters ...

January 31, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Central Plains High School Honor Roll

2nd Nine Weeks

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Boys Scouts ready for annual dinner

The Boy Scouts Troop and Pack 184 have made plenty of noodles for the 45th annual Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner. The meal featuring ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


​Elks Lodge taking reservations for Valentine’s Dinner

The Elks Lodge in Great Bend is taking reservations for its Valentine's Dinner. It will be served from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Scholarship Day auditions to be hosted by BCC

The Barton Community College Performing Arts Department will host "Scholarship Day" auditions on Thursday, Feb. 11. Current or prospective students may contact the Music Department ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Kansas Day at Riley Elementary - photos

Photos taken Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at Riley Elementary School in Great Bend. For Kansas Day, the school was visited by Amelia Earhart and Calamity ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Hulda Steinert Bitter 1915-2016

HOISINGTON - Hulda Steinert Bitter, 100, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Country Place Senior Living, Hoisington. She was born Aug. 30, 1915, at Galatia, the daughter ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Area high school basketball scoreboard

MID-SEASON TOURNAMENTS

January 30, 2016 | | Prep Sports


​Wilbert Charles Fanishier

ST. JOHN - Wilbert Charles Fanishier, 89, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital, Stafford. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kevin D. Anderson 1968 - 2016

Kevin D. Anderson, 47, Great Bend, formerly of Hays, died Jan. 28, 2016, from a brief but aggressive illness at St. Luke's Hospital in ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


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