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Karst 40th

Allen and Doris Karst, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 40th anniversary today with a family meal.

August 11, 2013 | | Anniversaries


Taylor Klug promoted to Vice President, Information Technology and Compliance Officer

Taylor Klug is being promoted to Vice President, Information Technology and Compliance Officer for First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank. Snapp remarked, "Since joining our Bank, Taylor has done an outstanding job delivering customer service and leadership in a variety of roles. She will continue to strengthen our Bank's commitment to providing exceptional customer service while building genuine relationships. I am pleased to announce this promotion"

August 11, 2013 | | Business


Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include, review of 2013-2014 budget, approval of BOE policies, approval of local consolidated plan allocations, approval of mill levy for Great Bend Recreation Commission, proposed BOE retreat, 5 R's for accreditation, college and career ready standards, professional development, assessments update, curriculum adoption schedule, approval to accept grant application/awards, licensed position changes for 2013-2014, project updates at GBMS and parking lot at Great Bend High School, and student transfer request report

August 11, 2013 | | Local News


Tips to Get Ready For Back-To-School

Move over, summer – a new school year is coming! With the start of school, families face new organization challenges. School bells ring- and so do early-morning alarm clocks. Paper piles swell as hand-outs and homework make their way into the house. If this sounds like your house, read on for some tips to ease the family back into a schedule.

August 11, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life


FHSU launches 2013-2014 academic year with annual Fall Convocation

The annual Fall Convocation will greet returning and new Fort Hays State University faculty and staff when it convenes at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.

August 11, 2013 | | Education


Be on the lookout for mosquitos

With the recent heavy rains and subsequent flooding in our area, be on the lookout for an increase in mosquitoes. Mosquitoes require still water ponds or pools to lay their eggs and develop. A female will lay eggs every third night of her life span of several weeks. Females lay their eggs into water making a small "egg raft" of 100 to 300 eggs that will hatch into larvae that feed on the microorganisms in the water. The second stage is a non-feeding pupa from which the adult then develops. This can take from 7-10 days for the cycle to ...

August 11, 2013 | | Agriculture


Photon Healthy Energy at EZ TAN

Photon Healthy Energy at EZ TAN featuring the Photon Genius is having an 'Informative Class' at 7 p.m. on Monday. Admission is $10. Door prizes, refreshments, demos and a free $35 coupon to use the Genius.

August 11, 2013 | | Business


Five Years Later, Obama Again Blames Bush

Anyone who has even bothered to read my columns over the last decade-plus knows I was never a huge fan of George W. Bush. I have always believed that the 43rd president was a decent man who tried to do the right thing but often failed, either because of bad advice or flawed ideology - or both. That said, Barack Obama has carried Bush bashing to a level that should astound all but the most hardened and cynical political observer.

August 11, 2013 | Doug Patton | Columnists


Volunteers in Action

Volunteers in Action is excited to bring a free professional training opportunity to Great Bend on Aug. 20th. The Kansas Volunteer Commission is one of our funders and has commissioned this training to be created especially for Kansas by Susan Ellis, Energize Inc, a nationally recognized leader in the area of volunteerism. The training will be from 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. in room F30 at the Fine Arts Building on the Barton Community College campus and is open to anyone that is interested. The trainers from the Kansas Volunteer Commission will be discussing innovative ways to utilize volunteers ...

August 11, 2013 | | Local Life


Betwixt and Between

Ownership changes at The Washington Post and Boston Globe have many people speculating anew about the future of newspapers. But whatever happens to these great publications probably won't mean much to you, me, or the paper that carries this column.

August 11, 2013 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Afghanistan Same as it Ever Was

August 11, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


New Wheat Varieties on the Horizon

New, prospective, wheat varieties were discussed at the Kansas Seed Industry Conference last week as farmers prepare to begin planting. The annual meeting allowed industry leaders to determine the availability of certified seed and discuss the varieties producers anticipate using in the future.

August 11, 2013 | | Agriculture


Volunteer Not Wanted

First, let's take a quick look at the area's drought status. Please remember, this is only through August 6 and doesn't include rain after that. Believe it or not none of the area moved totally out of drought status, however, only the SE quarter is rated as severe drought. No part of Barton is any longer in the extreme category. The rest of the county, except, the NE corner is rated as moderate drought. The NE corner is now simply considered abnormally dry. With the added rains since the 6th and the relatively moderate temperatures, further easing ...

August 11, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


U.S. relations suffer

Dear Editor:

August 11, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Food safety

The issue of safe, healthy food is in the news once again. While the majority of this nation's food is healthy and safe to eat, food remains deeply entrenched in family values.

August 11, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


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Loss 50th anniversary

Bob and Marilyn Loss of Great Bend celebrated their 50th anniversary on Jan. 22nd.

January 24, 2016 | | Anniversaries


Plenty of reasons to be intrigued by NFC title game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Hey, don't forget about us.

January 24, 2016 | | AP Sports


Kansas State University awards semester honors to 3,900 students

A record 3,900 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the fall 2015 semester.

January 24, 2016 | | Education


Broncos, Pats stay in AFC hunt despite injuries, issues

DENVER (AP) - One team went without the services of its Hall of Fame-bound quarterback for more than a third of the season, and when he ...

January 23, 2016 | | AP Sports


No. 3 Kansas overcomes slow start to beat Texas, 76-67

LAWRENCE (AP) - The way Kansas had labored over the past two weeks, coach Bill Self headed into Saturday's game against Texas firmly believing it ...

January 23, 2016 | | AP Sports


Shockers rout Bradley for ninth straight win

WICHITA (AP) - Fred VanVleet had 13 points and added four assists and four steals to help lead Wichita State to its ninth straight win, a ...

January 23, 2016 | | AP Sports


K-State tops Oklahoma State with hot shooting

MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) - Kamau Stokes and Justin Edwards scored 13 points apiece, and Kansas State hit nine 3-pointers to help snap a two-game losing streak ...

January 23, 2016 | | AP Sports


Running backwards

Aaron Yoder, who is the Bethany College track coach has set a world-record for the fastest mile, RUNNING BACKWARDS! He set the record of 5 ...

January 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes information ...

January 23, 2016 | | Local News


Panthers lose 51-31 to Collegiate

WICHITA COLLEGIATE 51, GREAT BEND 31

January 23, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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