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Guiding the ship: Be an effective board member

Whether thinking about getting involved in a non-profit organization's board of directors or already serving on a church council or school board, there are many ways you can help guide that ship. Some ways work better than others.

January 17, 2016 | | Club News


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 17, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


McCracken Public Library fundraiser

McCracken Public Library presents Steve Burns, an Abraham Lincoln re-enactor, from Russell. His portrayal encompasses Lincoln's life from childhood to Gettysburg. The presentation will begin at 7 pm. on Feb. 6, at the McCracken City Building, 402 1st Street.

January 17, 2016 | | Local News


FHSU student recognition programs for 2016 begin in Wichita on Jan. 24

Fort Hays State University's annual 13-city program of recognizing scholarship winners for the next academic year will kick off with a program beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive in Wichita.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Local students named to Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

Local students are among the 1,239 named by Fort Hays State University to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2015 semester.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Kansas State University students earn degrees

Nearly 1,450 students have completed degree requirements from Kansas State University.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Great Bend High School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

All A

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Sunflower Bank kicks-off ABC Program to promote education for 15th year

Since 2001, Sunflower Bank has been raising money for local schools and students annually through its ABC program. Total donations since the program began are over $934,000. Last year the program included almost 300 schools across Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri and raised $113,945.

January 17, 2016 | | Business


Preceptor Pi members celebrate opening of My Backyard Playground

Members of Preceptor Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi took special pride in attending the December grand opening of My Backyard Playground on the grounds of the Great Bend Recreation Commission Activity Center, 2715 18th, knowing their contributions helped make the playground a reality for their community.

January 17, 2016 | | Club News


Red Cross Blood Drive set

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January 17, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


NCK lists honor roll

North Central Kansas Technical College announced the Dean's Honor Roll list for the Fall 2015 semester. To qualify for the honor roll, students must achieve a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA. Area students include: Claflin: Matthew Demel, Welding, Carson Kirmer, Electrical Technology; Ellsworth: Zachary Martin, Telecommunications and Network Tech; Great Bend: Garrett Anspaugh, Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, Christopher Nollette, Welding; La Crosse: Kathy Bracken, Practical Nursing; Lucas: Steven Ammon, Automotive Technology; Russell: Jaryn Brown, Assoc. Degree Nursing, Andrew Hachmeister, Welding, Kristen Lorenc, Assoc. Degree Nursing, Jori McAdoo, Practical Nursing, Shanan Ryan, Practical Nursing. Jason Suchy, Plumbing Heating and ...

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Kansas Farm Bureau well represented at national meeting

Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) President Richard Felts was elected to a term on the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) board of directors today during the AFBF annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Felts will represent the Midwest region on the board that includes 11 states.

January 17, 2016 | | Agriculture


Students named to Dean’s List at Bethany College

More than 150 Bethany College students have earned semester honors for their academic performance during the fall 2016 semester and have been named to the Dean's List.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Newman University students named to Dean’s List

Newman University officials have announced the students on the Dean's List for the fall semester of 2015. To qualify for this achievement, a student must complete 12 credit hours and have attained a grade point average of 3.5 or better.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Free tax help will be starting soon

The AARP Tax Preparation volunteers will start their tax season in February. They are currently taking update and renewal classes. These volunteers are offering free tax preparation to seniors in Barton and Pawnee counties on Thursdays. Tax appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. each Thursday. Appointments fill quickly, so you can call into the office to get on the waiting list. It is first come first serve for appointment times and it is filling up fast. To reserve an appointment, call the RSVP office at 620-792-1614.

January 17, 2016 | Linn Hogg | Local Life


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Barton drops second straight in Jayhawk play

For the first time this season the Barton men's basketball lost back-to-back games. Courtesy a home loss Wednesday night to Colby the Cougars have ...

January 22, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton split wrestling duals

Being a first year program, the Barton wrestling team is looking for progress. The Cougars showed that for sure Tuesday night at the Barton Gym.

January 22, 2016 | | Community College


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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