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Prom royalty

Great Bend High School Prom King and Queen Wyatt Bayless and Amy Christopher are shown, April 20. Both are seniors and were chosen by their classmates. This year's prom was "Masquerade," and many of the students donned masks of many different styles. The evening began with dinner and then "The Promenade" at the high school track. Following the dance, couples went to a huge party at the bowling alley courtesy of the junior class parents. There were prizes and gift cards for all.

April 30, 2013 | | Local News


USD 428 Ed Foundation minigrants

Finding a way to make exciting things happen in local classrooms, despite budgetary constraints, is a challenge that the USD 428 Education Foundation has accepted and met for nearly 25 years. The organization has raised and donated nearly $250,000 to enhance education in the district through minigrants for teachers.

April 30, 2013 | | Local News


American Red Cross Blood Drive donors to receive special thanks during Kansas Pork Association Commu

Blood donors participating in the Great Bend Community Blood Drive on Monday, May 6, at Bank of the West, 1222 Kansas Avenue, will receive a special thanks from Kansas Pork Farmers. The Kansas Pork Association (KPA) is teaming up with the Central Plains Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross as part of its 2013 Be Inspired to Make a Difference community program. The KPA program is providing support to organizations that are making a difference by working to build stronger communities and a stronger Kansas.

April 30, 2013 | | Local News


Liberals Only Seem to Care When Kids Are Killed By Bullets

President Obama receives reports that 20 children and 6 adults have been murdered at the Sandy Hook Elementary School and decides the country needs national standards for gun accessories to protect our children. Limit ammunition capacities for rifle magazines. Outlaw triggers and stocks on rifles that look like pistols. Push for legislation requiring all law-abiding citizens to go through background checks and have the information stored for future reference.

April 30, 2013 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Tail-Sucking Mobius Loop

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously uttered, "There are no second acts in American lives," but bless his heart, the besotted scribe seems blissfully unaware of the loophole large enough to taxi a C-130 through that exists for American politicians. These people are as indomitable as a mule falling off a bridge. More oblivious than a blind tortoise humping a rock. Limber like a deboned eel.

April 30, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


Obama's RED LINE in Syria

April 30, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Tangible artifacts separate Facts from Fiction

Dear Editor,

April 30, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Jimenez heats up as Indians romp past Royals, 9-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ubaldo Jimenez pitched into the eighth inning, Ryan Raburn hit two home runs and the Cleveland Indians pounded the Kansas City Royals 9-0 on Monday night to split their four-game series.

April 29, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


ADVANTAGE, PANTHERS

LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team wrapped up a Western Athletic Conference title on Monday by sweeping the conference tournament.

April 29, 2013 | | Prep Sports


REBUILDING JOB

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs weren't exactly in shambles when John Dorsey and Andy Reid first walked through the door. After all, the team did have six Pro Bowl players on the roster.

April 29, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Jets end experiment, cut Tebow

NEW YORK (AP) - The possibilities appeared endless for Tim Tebow.

April 29, 2013 | | AP Sports


Larned High students qualify for State Forensics

Courtesy Photo

April 29, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Evelyn E. (Sooby) Galliart 1925-2013

LARNED - Evelyn E. (Sooby) Galliart, 88, died April 27 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. Born Feb. 26, 1925 in Larned, she was the daughter of Ben H. Sooby Sr. and Edith (Hays) Sooby, She graduated from Larned High School in 1943. Evelyn married Glenn Galliart on Aug. 8, 1942, at Jetmore. They farmed in the Zook community from 1943 to 1973, when they moved to Texas in order to follow Glenn's work for Federal Crop Insurance. In 1991, Glenn and Evelyn moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. and then back to Larned in 2003. After moving back to ...

April 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for April 30, 2013

Kansas Highway Patrol

April 29, 2013 | | On the Record


Child Education Fair a hit

Barton Community College held its annual Child Education Fair on Saturday and sponsors report it was a hit with teachers, who sang "If You're Happy and You Know It ..." as they learned about using music to help in the development of children.

April 29, 2013 | | Local News


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Perez crushes key homer for 500th career hit

OAKLAND- Royals catcher Salvador Perez is keeping pretty good company in baseball's record books.

June 29, 2015 | Tracy Ringolsby/MLB.com | AP Sports


Blazers head to Nationals following MAYB tour win

The Barton Blazers took first place in the Great Bend MAYB tournament this past weekend. The Blazers defeated the CK Select in the championship game 49-38. The Blazers will play at Nationals the weekend of July 30th in Wichita. Players include Brock Skelton, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, J.J. Heredia, Evan Campbell, Dalton Miller, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, and Ray Kuhlman.

June 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


Barracudas cap season with victory at Lakin

LAKIN- The Golden Belt Swim Club Barracuda won their final regular season meet in Lakin on Saturday. Matt Huslig and Aubrey Snapp won all of their events. Other top swimmers were Kira Cook, Brady Daniel, and Phane Pedigo.

June 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Bend July 4 fireworks show planned

The Great Bend Fourth of July community fireworks display Saturday, July 4, at the Great Bend Expo Complex west of town. Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. The show, which is choreographed to music, will begin as soon as it is dark enough (between 9:45 and 10 p.m.).

June 28, 2015 | | Local News


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

June 28, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Monday 6-29

June 28, 2015 | | Club News


Who Knows What????

Harvest is here. Combines, trucks, chaff and grain. Kansas big heart is beating in the hot sun and wind. The heritage of history to support our families and validate the wisdom of our forefathers who risked everything to come here is palpable and visible in the faces of our farmers. It is religious to watch this process draw families, neighbors, custom-cutting visitors and friends together to process the harvest. It was nail-biting to get the rain and risk not getting into the fields in time. Kansas seems to grin at that possibility and solved the problem with 100 degrees and ...

June 28, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Masonic Scholarships

Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331 has awarded $10,100 dollars in scholarships to area students and legacies of Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331 members.

June 28, 2015 | | Education


District 71 Reunion

Former students of Country School District 71, south of Great Bend, held a reunion on June 20, at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Marla Brocher served refreshments to the 20 students and spouses. Those attending were: Bill and Marie (Roach) Stanley, Patricia (Wright) Mauch, Mary Brocher Smith, Marla (Whorton) Brocher, Marvin and Marcia (Bliss) McNett, Cathy (McNett) Johnson, Gary and Jimmy Ellis, Rex and Virginia Ramey, Val and Arlene (Lundquist) Bakumenko, Terry and Susie Lundquist, David Gaunt, Patricia (Bliss) Julian, Robert Blake, and Arleen Whittaker.

June 28, 2015 | | Reunions


Farmers encouraged to participate in Cost Share Program

Kansas Certified organic produces or farmers interested in becoming certified organic growers are encouraged to apply to receive cost share funds. The cost share program is funded by the 2014 Farm Bill to assist Kansas farmers in paying for organic certification or recertification.

June 28, 2015 | | Agriculture


Land is sacred

Almost every farmer has said in one way or another, "My life begins with the land." Look at it any way you want but this bedrock principle remains as it has for generations. Land ownership is the key to farming and ranching. Farmers are proud of the crops they grow and the land they work.

June 28, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Champions in Training

By the late 1950s, many veterans of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps were "aging out," and a paradox ensued. While an all-time number of pre-teems were applying for membership, an all-time low were correctly trained musicians. To address the dilemma while reducing the strain placed on a volunteer staff, the Rebel-Heirs feeder corps was organized.

June 28, 2015 | | Business


Golden Sheaf Chapter #226, Great Bend

Golden Sheaf O.E.S. Chapter 226 of Great Bend met on June 15 at the Hoisington Masonic Hall for their last meeting before summer break. Kristi Hord from the Proficiency Team and Cindy Moore from the Membership Team for District 9 were present.

June 28, 2015 | | Club News


Barton County Fair

Next week marks the beginning of my 26th year as your Barton County Family and Consumer Science Agent. The old adage "Time flies when you are having fun" is definitely true. It does not seem like a year has passed since I was ordering bread for the 4-H barbecue or lining up roasters for preparing the baked beans. Hopefully you have connected with a 4-H member to purchase your barbecue ticket. Prices do increase after July 1st.

June 28, 2015 | | Local Life


Get Outdoors!

One of the most satisfying things about my job as an environmental educator is the opportunity to introduce kids of all ages to new outdoor experiences – from observing animals in the wild, to learning strange and interesting facts about familiar plants or animals, to actually getting to touch a "scary" animal like one of our educational snakes, watching that moment of discovery and excitement happen is something I treasure.

June 28, 2015 | Jean Aycock - KWEC Education Director | Local News


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