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Prescribed Burn Association informational meetings scheduled

Pheasants Forever and their regional partners are hosting four informational meetings for landowners to discuss the benefits of forming a local Prescribed Burn Association (PBA). Prescribed Burn Associations are landowner-led cooperatives that bring people together to assist each other with prescribed burns in rangeland and CRP. This allows individual landowners to overcome obstacles to safe burning, such as a lack of experience, equipment, or manpower. Safer burns mean reduced liability risks to landowners, less risk of wildfire outbreak, and greater community safety. Partners assisting with the meetings are: USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, local county Conservation Districts, Rice County Fire Districts ...

March 17, 2013 | | Agriculture


Great Bend Pilot Club sponsors Local Brain Awareness Week March 11-17

Pilot club members were honored by Mayor Mike Allison when he signed a Proclamation proclaiming that March 11-17 was Brain Awareness Week.

March 17, 2013 | | Club News


USDA Announces General CRP Sign-up for 2013

When the 2008 Farm Bill was given a stay of execution in the "fiscal cliff" deal in January, those of us outside of the Beltway were given few details about how the extension would impact producers and conservation programs. Conservation Title programs were supposed to be back-though some would be receiving limited funding.

March 17, 2013 | Zac Eddy – Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist | Agriculture


Board of Barton County Commissioners meeting

The Board of Barton County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include 2013 tax sale; membership in the Kansas County Commissioners Association; purchase of grouting equipment by the Road and Bridge Department; Sheriff Brian Bellendir will discuss an emergency vehicle designation request; John Debes, Information Technology Director, will join Mr. Boeckman in discussing options related to the Courthouse telephone system; and Dale Phillips, Road and Bridge Director, will review the Noxious Weed Annual Report, asphalt mixing bids and a broom that is needed for road work.

March 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Chase High School/Raymond Junior High honor rolls

Chase High School 3rd nine weeks honor roll

March 17, 2013 | | Education


Eicher baby boy

Reuben and Lindsey Eicher of Wakarusa, Ind. announce the birth of their son, Averem Lane Eicher, on Feb. 25 in Goshen, Ind. He weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a seven year old brother, Kyvel Eicher.

March 17, 2013 | | Births


Dreiling - Kepka

Jayson and Penni Dreiling announce the engagement of their daughter, Aimee Dreiling to Dane Kepka, son of Phillip and Kim Kepka.

March 17, 2013 | | Engagements


Sekavec 25th

Lane and Mary Sekavec celebrated their 25th anniversary on June 23, 2012 with a Catholic ceremony at Holy Family Church in Eudora, followed by a reception, dinner and dance at the DeSoto VFW.

March 17, 2013 | | Anniversaries


The National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes Elizabeth Anne Kutina as a new member

Elizabeth Anne Kutina of Great Bend has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

March 17, 2013 | | Education


Emerson baby boy

Aaron and Hillary Emerson of Lawrence announce the birth of their son, Oliver Michael Emerson, on Feb. 1 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has a big sister, Elaine Victoria.

March 17, 2013 | | Births


Christine Suchy 93rd

Christine (Werth) Suchy will celebrate her 93rd birthday on March 18 with a card shower.

March 17, 2013 | | Birthdays


10th Annual Highlander Reunion and Car Show

The 10th Annual Highlander Reunion and Car Show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 20 at the Marriott Hotel parking lot, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive (north on Webb Road and Kellogg). Admission and entry is free with a free dash plaque for each entry. Dinner and a short program by Hank Denning, President of the Sunflower Rod and Custom and the Great Bend Drag Strip, on the History of the National Championship Drags, will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the hotel. Dinner is by reservation by contacting CC Wiley ...

March 17, 2013 | | Reunions


BCARSP meeting

The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 8 at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 35 members and three guests present.

March 17, 2013 | | Club News


Preceptor Pi supports International Grant Renewal Proposals

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently gave its approval and support for five Beta Sigma Phi International Endowment Grant Renewal Proposals. The grant renewal proposals for 2013, 2014 and 2015 included:

March 17, 2013 | | Club News


Jim Haines Jr. joins the Sunflower Bank board of directors

Mollie Hale Carter, President & CEO of Sunflower Bank, a regional community bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Haines, Jr. of Lawrence to the bank's board of directors.

March 17, 2013 | | Business


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Moran’s Memo: Happy Kansas Day

The history of Kansas is one replete with humble but aspirational men and women. Our state has raised many national leaders who, over the years ...

January 29, 2016 | U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) | Opinion


Check It Out!

Ellinwood School/Community Library provides magazines for our patrons. They are not checked out, but read in our magazine area. I have not been able ...

January 29, 2016 | | Entertainment


The 118th Annual Midwest Art Exhibition opening the Sandzén Gallery in Lindsborg

Three new exhibits encompassing the 118th annual Midwest Art Exhibition open at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery on Sunday, Feb. 7. On display through ...

January 29, 2016 | | Entertainment


Barton regains mojo with blowout win at Cloud

It was just what Craig Fletchall wanted to see. The Barton men had lost three straight basketball games. The Cougars showed some signs of breaking ...

January 29, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


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I Like Trump, and So Should You

Donald Trump represents more than a change of tone in presidential primary politics. He is redefining what it means to be a mainstream Republican.

January 29, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


GOP Debates Aren't Helping Much

Never before in the relatively brief history of televised presidential politics have debates been so important as in the current GOP campaign. Yet, through six ...

January 29, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Senator Holmes votes against voter wishes

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January 29, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Schizophrenic or Scatterbrained?

Am I schizophrenic or scatterbrained? Whatever, I can't pick just one topic. There's just too much out there to think about!

January 29, 2016 | | Sports




Shakespeare scholars say the Bard still relevant today — 400 years after his death

From Feb. 4-28, Kansas residents have a special opportunity to view Shakespeare's First Folio at Kansas State University. The book that will be on ...

January 29, 2016 | | Entertainment


A winter of content: ‘Shakespeare in the Little Apple’ celebrates First Folio, all things Shakespear

February is all about the Bard at Kansas State University as "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" makes its only stop in Kansas ...

January 29, 2016 | | Entertainment


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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