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West Plains students donate caps to local cancer patients

Some patients at Heartland Cancer Center are enjoying new caps donated by the KAY Club at West Plains High School in Ransom and Bazine. The head coverings come in handy for those who have lost hair as a result of chemotherapy treatment.

January 05, 2013 | | Education

Texans take down Bengals in playoffs

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers and the Houston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second straight year.

January 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Packers shoot down Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers showed how dangerous they can be when they're at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild-card game that was never really close.

January 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Video contests inspire Barton's student filmmakers

Barton Community College recently challenged its students and potential students to craft videos that answer the question, "What Drives You?" The first annual video contest ended in late 2012 with two winners selected.

January 05, 2013 | | Education

McGruder’s second-half explosion sparks KSU

MANHATTAN - Rodney McGruder scored all but two of his 28 points in the second half. He hit five 3-pointers, three in the closing minutes. The senior almost single-handedly willed No. 25 Kansas State to a 73-67 victory over No. 22 Oklahoma State on Saturday.

January 05, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

OTR for Jan. 6, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

January 05, 2013 | | On the Record

Tide looking for second straight title

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - AJ McCarron knows how Alabama quarterbacks are judged.

January 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Retirement reception set for Judge Kitts

A retirement reception for Twentieth Judicial District Judge Hannelore Kitts will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in Courtroom B at the Barton County Courthouse. Kitts has served as a district judge for 17 years. The district includes Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell and Stafford counties.

January 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs

BCC trustees will discuss future property acquisition

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will be talking about property acquisition during a special meeting on Thursday afternoon. The preliminary discussion on real estate is being held in executive session to protect the public interest in obtaining a fair price. Changing the date of the board's January business meeting is also on the agenda.

January 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Sandy Chism 1957 - 2013

Sandy Chism, 55, died Jan. 2 at her sister's home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 7, 1957, at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Charles E. and Dorothy Elizabeth (Allen) Chism.

January 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Terry Lee Waugh 1937 - 2012

AUSTIN, Texas - Terry Lee Waugh, 75, died Dec. 30, 2012, in Austin (Lakeway), Texas. He was born on Aug. 31, 1937, to Bernard "Jack" and Ida (Bauer) Waugh.

January 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Reid agrees to five-year deal to lead Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Reid pulled up to Arrowhead Stadium in a black SUV on Friday, stepped out of it wearing a dark suit and red tie, and walked briskly toward the doors of the Kansas City Chiefs' home.

January 04, 2013 | | AP Sports

Frank M. Lemuz 1951 - 2013

LARNED - Frank M. Lemuz, 61, died Jan. 3 at Hays Medical Center. Born Feb. 8, 1951, in Larned, he was the son of Cirilo and Josefa Marquez Lemuz. A lifetime area resident he was a retired LMHT from the Larned State Hospital.

January 04, 2013 | | Obituaries

Ag programs slated for January and February

The 10th-annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference for crop producers and consultants will be held on Jan. 15-16 at the Gateway Conference Center in Oberlin. The conference, which typically draws more than 500 attendees from Kansas and other states, highlights the latest technology, methods, and conservation practices to improve crop production on the High Plains. This year it will feature university specialists and industry representatives discussing issues such as kochia control, cropping intensity and fallow efficiency, pre-season irrigation, wheat fertility: simple and effective, and use of corn residue by cattle. The same programs will be offered both days of the ...

January 04, 2013 | BY BERNY UNRUH | Agriculture

Seventh-day Adventists celebrate grand opening, consecration service

The Seventh-day Adventist congregation is celebrating the grand opening of its newly constructed sanctuary located at the corner of 10th Street and SW 30th Ave. (one mile west of 10th and Patton Road) this Saturday, Jan. 5. The service will begin with Bible study hour at 9:15 a.m. and the consecration service at 11. There will be a baptism at 2 p.m., followed at 3 by a short open house and musical concert. Representatives from the Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Topeka will be represented as Elder John Sweigart, vice president for administration, will present the ...

January 04, 2013 | | Local News

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Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 23, 2015 | | On the Record

Holiday foods: Homemade and mail order gifts are welcome

Candy, jellies, cookies and more-some of the best holiday gifts come from our own kitchens, or from the kitchens of local specialty food companies.

November 22, 2015 | | Local Life

Why it’s called ‘Turkey Day’

How did the turkey reserve its place on our traditional Thanksgiving table?

November 22, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Ellinwood Garden Club

The Ellinwood Garden Club met on Nov. 11, at the Historic Wolf Hotel. Members enjoyed a catered hot luncheon served in elegant style on a ...

November 22, 2015 | | Club News

Digging deeper: Study finds High Plains Aquifer peak use by state, overall usage decline

A new Kansas State University study finds that the over-tapping of the High Plains Aquifer's groundwater beyond the aquifer's recharge rate peaked in ...

November 22, 2015 | | Agriculture

Kansas State University working with state, industry to turn area into pet food industry hub

Kansas State University issued the following news release:

November 22, 2015 | | Agriculture

Gentiva Hospice an affiliate of Kindred at Home celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month

Gentiva Hospice – part of Kindred at Home, the nation's largest provider of home health and hospice services – joins in celebrating National Home Care and ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

Thanks and Sharing in November

The first wave of Mary Kay Chemo Care packages were delivered to the staff at the Great Bend Heartland Cancer Center this week by Mary ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

BBB joins Fraud Awareness Movement

etter Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is reminding consumers and businesses that Nov. 15 – 21, is International ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

December programs

As the weather starts to cool down, and the last minute planting and harvesting wraps up for the year, many producers take this time to ...

November 22, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Eric Schoendaler promoted at First Kansas Bank

Eric Schoendaler has been promoted to Assistant Vice President at First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank.

November 22, 2015 | | Business

Saint Francis Community Services kicks off annual Christmas for Kids campaign

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) has begun its annual Christmas for Kids campaign, which provides presents to children in foster care at Christmas. Each year ...

November 22, 2015 | | Local News

Explore the National Park Service Sites of Kansas

Fort Larned National Historic Site, established on Aug. 31, 1964, was the first National Park Service site established in Kansas. It's not the only ...

November 22, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

New college at Fort Hays State gets a name: Science, Technology and Math

A fifth academic college became a reality at Fort Hays State University Wednesday when the Kansas Board of Regents unanimously approved the College of Science ...

November 22, 2015 | | Education

Decision won't be last word

Dear Editor,

November 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

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