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Parnassus Club annual piano and voice scholarship auditions

On March 3rd, 21 middle school and high school music students participated in the Parnassus Club annual piano and voice scholarship auditions held in the Barton Community College Fine Arts building. The auditions are open to any 14 through 18 year old studying piano or voice in Barton County. The senior piano scholarship awards include: First Place, Taylor Fry, Second Place, Hanna Wilborn, Third Place, Hannah Mosier with one Merit Award in the Junior Piano Division given to Taylor Huslig. Piano teachers entering students were Lorrie Stickney and Marlene Regehr. The Senior Voice awards include: First Place, Estella Schumacker, Second ...

March 11, 2012 | | Education

Senior Activities


March 11, 2012 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


March 11, 2012 | | Menus and Activities

Zeta Gamma Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha

Zeta Gamma Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha met for a special dinner at the Elks Lodge in Great Bend on Feb. 25 to honor the chapter's Outstanding Sister for the year, Jeanette Shirer. She was presented with a gift and an Outstanding Sister charm. Jeanette fIrst joined Alpha Tau Chapter in Hoisington in 1952. She went inactive for a period of time to raise her children and to help her husband with his work. A couple of her former Alpha Tau sisters from Hoisington had joined Zeta Gamma in Great Bend and encouraged her to become active. She has ...

March 11, 2012 | | Club News

Medicaid changes for in-home care

ElderCare has entered the first phase of Kansas Medicaid reform by implementing the KS AuthentiCare program.

March 11, 2012 | | Local Life

Club Calendar


March 11, 2012 | | Club News

GBMS In House Band Contest

On March 2, the Great Bend Middle School bands held an In House Band Contest at GBMS. The guest judge/clinician was Bill Clausing from St. John. The 7th grade band received an Advanced Performance rating and the 8th Grade Band received a I+ rating. The bands are under the direction of Kurtis Koch assisted by Mark DeWald.

March 11, 2012 | | Education

What Makes A Soil?

Last week's column asserted that soil is the foundation of our agricultural industry and a scarce resource. This week let's start to examine why. First, 70% of the surface of the earth is covered with water. Of the remaining 30%, only 11% is considered arable, suitable for farming, or approximately 3.3% of the total of the earth's surface. Of that total, well over half has been degraded to some extent. Often that degradation is due to soil erosion (loss of the soil) by air or water. Why is that a big deal? A large part of ...

March 11, 2012 | | Agriculture

Nine area residents accomplish travel’s ultimate achievement

ecently, 14 intrepid travelers returned from an "Expeditions Adventure" that encompassed the continents of South America and Antarctica. Starting in Buenos Aires, Argentina and traveling to Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city situated on the Patagonian peninsula overlooking the historic Beagle Channel, the group then boarded the expedition-class cruise ship, M.S. Fram, and cruised across historic Drake's Passage en route Antarctica. For the next seven days they explored both the majestic sea life of minke, killer, and humpback whales, elephant and weddel seals, and indescribably-beautiful icebergs and ice shelves; along with many diverse areas of the "seventh continent ...

March 11, 2012 | | Business

We are stuck with the bill -- again

March 11, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor



March 11, 2012 | | Prep Sports

Lady Oilers fall 48-47 in third-place game

MANHATTAN - It came down to the wire in the Class 2A state tournament girls' third-place basketball game at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.

March 11, 2012 | | Prep Sports

Missouri leaving Big 12 as tournament champs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It seemed as if everybody was rooting against Missouri, the school that nearly brought the Big 12 to ruin, and you can be sure coach Frank Haith and the rest of the Tigers heard them.

March 11, 2012 | | AP Sports

Larned Briefs

Camp Pawnee benefit Sunday

March 10, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

Pawnee Heights to perform '45 Minutes from Broadway'

ROZEL - The National Honor Society at Pawnee Heights will perform the musical, "45 Minutes from Broadway," Thursday at the high school.

March 10, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News

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