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Library board prepares to search for new director

Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems has announced his plan to retire in April 2016. He is also director of the Central Kansas Library System.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News

​BCC Planetarium shows planned

Starting Monday, September 21, the Barton Planetarium will present shows every other Monday evening from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. For new guests, we are located in the Science Building on the north side of campus.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News

Flipping for a cause

The 15th annual Pancake Feed for Sunflower Diversified Services kicked off SDS's Sunrise Campaign to help area people with developmental disabilities and delays.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News

Sunrise Campaign kicks off for people with disabilities, delays

Those who donate to the Sunrise Campaign can be assured their generosity will lead to tangible results for their neighbors with developmental disabilities and delays.

September 21, 2015 | | Barton Co. Briefs

Last chance tryouts for Bombers Baseball set for Thursday

Bombers Baseball, a local non-profit baseball association, will be conducting last chance baseball tryouts for both 8-under and 9-under baseball teams this Thursday, September 24th at 5:15 p.m. at Vets West baseball field. This tryout is for the 2016 baseball season. Winter workouts prior to spring competition will also be held. Anyone that will be 7-years old this school year, but cannot be 10 prior to May 1, 2016, is invited attend. There is no cost for the tryout, but, upon making the team, there will be a $200 player fee plus the cost of uniforms for next ...

September 21, 2015 | | Local Sports

Pickup wrecked in pursuit Saturday

A pickup fleeing Russell County law enforcement went off U.S. 281 at 12:10 a.m. Saturday in Barton County.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News

Kendrys belts 3 HRs as KC nears Central title

DETROIT- Kendrys Morales hit three home runs and set a franchise record with 15 total bases, and Paulo Orlando homered and doubled as the Royals pounded the Tigers, 10-3, on Sunday at Comerica Park.

September 21, 2015 | JASON BECK/ | AP Sports

Sweeping study of U.S. farm data shows loss of crop diversity the past 34 years

U.S. farmers are growing fewer types of crops than they were 34 years ago, which could have implications for how farms fare as changes to the climate evolve, according to a large-scale study by Kansas State University, North Dakota State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Less crop diversity may also be impacting the general ecosystem.

September 20, 2015 | | Agriculture

Keep kids safe this harvest

Keeping children safe while they live, play and work on farms can be challenging. It's even more difficult during harvest season – a peak time for agricultural injuries.

September 20, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Spring stable fly control starts in winter

The stable fly is the most concerning pest for producers of both pasture and feedlot cattle, according to Ludek Zurek, Kansas State University professor of entomology. Because stable flies are difficult to control, especially around pastured cattle, he encourages producers to be proactive and begin controlling stable fly populations even when they cannot be seen.

September 20, 2015 | | Agriculture

K-State’s Beef Stocker Field Day planned for Sept. 24

Beef stocker cattle health, business management and infrastructure topics are among those on tap for the 2015 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 24, in Manhattan.

September 20, 2015 | | Agriculture

Advanced Therapy celebrates October with Second Annual Community Food Drive

Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine is Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October by organizing its second annual community food drive. The GIVE BACK Community Food Drive will run from Oct. 1-31.

September 20, 2015 | | Business

The day I took a vacation from Super Foods and Anti-oxidants

These days everyone is giving us advice on what to eat. In our home, Dr. Oz, with his frozen jet-black hair, leads the charge on do's and don'ts. But the books and magazines on this topic are endless as well. A search on Amazon for healthy eating shows 9,000 books. One I saw promised to reset "your body's natural balance and be truly healthy."

September 20, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Columnists

D of I donates to Makinna Ann Hope Foundation

September 20, 2015 | | Club News

2015 Miller Scholarship

Anna Frizell and Caleb Maneth are the recipients of the Carl and Evelyn Miller Memorial 4-H Scholarship. Carl and Evelyn were leaders for the Lakin Go-Getters 4-H club. Carl served on the 4-H Holding Board from 1969 through 1975 and they both worked for many years with the 4-H Chicken BBQ.

September 20, 2015 | | Education

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William Wolf 80th

William M. Wolf of Great Bend celebrated his 80th birthday on Sept. 24. A celebration is planned for a later date.

September 27, 2015 | | Birthdays

Gary Fischer 80th

Gary Fischer of Hudson will celebrate his 80th birthday on Oct. 3, with a card shower. A family celebration is planned at a later date.

September 27, 2015 | | Birthdays

Senior Activities


September 27, 2015 | | 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 ...

September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Janis Friedeman Sayler

GREAT BEND - Janis Friedeman Sayler, 84, died Sept. 25, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.

September 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Kathleen Foster 1924 - 2015

DODGE CITY - Kathleen Foster, 90, died Sept. 24, 2015, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City.

September 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Carrasco shutsout Royals, 6-0

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Carlos Carrasco threw 6 1/3 innings of no-hit ball and finished with a one-hitter while striking out a career-high 15 as ...

September 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ | AP Sports

Kansas 150 1901-1925

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