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February 15, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Kansas NRCS announces National Initiatives for 2015

Eric B. Banks, State Conservationist with U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces five national initiatives being offered in Kansas through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP): Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative, National Water Quality Initiative, On-Farm Energy Initiative, Organic Initiative, and Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative. While NRCS accepts applications for EQIP on a continuous basis, NRCS has set a deadline of March 20, to apply for 2015 initiatives funding.

February 15, 2015 | | Agriculture


Soil Issues

Though soil tests are useful for identifying nutrient deficiencies as well as soil pH, they do not tell the whole story. The KSRE Soils Lab often receive soils from gardeners that are having a difficult time growing crops even though the soil test shows the pH is fine and nutrients are not deficient. Here are some factors that can affect plant growth that are not due to nutrient deficiencies or pH.

February 15, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Local students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University

Local students are among the 737 who completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the fall 2014 semester.

February 15, 2015 | | Education


Local students earn spot on 4.0 Business Honor Scholars list at FHSU

Business students who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall 2014 semester have been named to the College of Business and Entrepreneurship Honor Scholar list at Fort Hays State University.

February 15, 2015 | | Education


HCC honor students listed

Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Fall 2014 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session. 1,317 students have been honored with selection to the two honor roll listings, with 663 achieving the President's Honor Roll with a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

February 15, 2015 | | Education


Great Bend Area Panhellenic

The Great Bend Area Panhellenic is a local organization for alumni of the Greek sororities belonging to the National Panhellenic Conference. One objective of the group is to promote interfraternity, friendship and collaboration among Greek alumni. If anyone has recently moved to Great Bend and would like to be included on the email list, send your email address to tinahiss@cox.net. Current members are reminded to send any updated information to receive electronic mailings.

February 15, 2015 | | Club News


Great Bend High School Bowling reults

On Thursday, the Great Bend Panthers hosted a triangular with Liberal and Holcomb. In girls action the Lady Panthers dominated the day by winning ten of the 11 WAC points possible. Senior Addie Soukup was the high bowler for the Lady Panthers as she rolled a top series of 562. Sophomore McKenzy Black finished in 3rd place as she rolled a series of 504. In junior varsity action the Lady Panthers made it a clean sweep as they swept the medal count. Junior Alex Snyder earned 1st place honors by rolling a 522 series. Junior Hanna Pfeifer claimed the silver ...

February 15, 2015 | | Local Sports


No eggs for breakfast?

The egg is in hot water again thanks to recent reports of high cholesterol levels in the U.S. population. With this linkage between high serum cholesterol and coronary heart disease (CHD), these studies and others have led people to believe CHD is the fault of "those dirty rotten eggs."

February 15, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Check It Out!

Ellinwood High School was the place to be this past Sunday! Many people came out to enjoy dinner sponsored by the EHS band, and then ventured on over to the library to see the Smithsonian Exhibit. Dr. Michael Zogry, from Kansas University was our featured speaker. His topic was "Faith and Basketball", and he discussed Dr. James Naismith's connection with basketball and religion.

February 15, 2015 | | Local News


The Swimsuit Issue

Ah, the middle of February. We all know what that means: Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue has arrived.

February 15, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Parent/teacher conferences reminder

The staff of Great Bend Middle School invites parents to Parent/Teacher Conferences on from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 and Tuesday, Feb. 24, and from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26th. Call the office at (620) 793-1510 to schedule a conference time.

February 15, 2015 | | Local News


Living in Obama World

Barack Obama is living in his own dream world.

February 15, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The diet of Lent

Dear Editor,

February 15, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Be My Veto-tine

February 15, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


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Repubs on a Roll

February 17, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Wrestling results for Hoisington High School for C.K.L. tournament

The Hoisington Wrestling team came as close as a team can come in not winning a team championship at the Central Kansas League tournament hosted by Hoisington this past Saturday. The team lost by just a mere 1/2 point to Smoky Valley High School. Making it even tougher on the Cardinals was that they had the fire power to have won the tournament, if they had been able to be at full strength. Gone from the lineup was one of their main cogs in senior Chance Boor at 195 lbs. Chance a state placer last year has been a ...

February 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Former GBHS wrestler qualifies for NJCAA Wrestling Nationals

Former Great Bend High School wrestler Zachary Schridde qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Wrestling Nationals in the 133-pound weight class. Schridde placed fourth for the Pratt Beavers on Feb. 14, at the West Central District Regionals hosted by Colby Community College. Eight colleges participated including colleges from Oklahoma and Arkansas. Pratt Community College Beavers qualified a total of seven of their nine wrestlers for the National Tournament on Feb. 27-28, held in Des Moines, Iowa. The Pratt Beavers are coached by Ken Kepley.

February 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Barton splits at Western Nebraska after games moved

The home opener was put on hold. Due to the weather expected in Great Bend over the weekend, the Barton Community College baseball team switched venues for its 4-game series.

February 17, 2015 | | Community College


Cougars take game on road; sweep Allen to move to 6-0

After rolling to a 4-0 start at home to start the 2015 season, the Barton Community College softball team hit the road for the first time Saturday. And it wasn't a short trip either. The Cougars traveled to far southeast corner of the state to battle Allen County in Iola.

February 17, 2015 | | Community College


BCC PTK Academic all stars honored in Topeka

Six students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team, during an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka.

February 16, 2015 | | News


Kenneth Dean Likes 1932-2015

Kenneth Dean Likes, 82, died Feb 15 at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born Sept. 1, 1932,at Brownell, he was the son of William Bryan and Mary Tee (Smotherman) Likes.

February 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lyle J. Lang 1942 - 2015

Lyle J. Lang, 73, died Feb. 15, at his home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 15, 1942, in Great Bend, he was the son of Frank and Gertrude (Eckert) Lang. On Oct. 24, 1966, he married Nancy Weber in Great Bend. They later divorced. A lifetime area resident, he was a truck driver for Meadow Gold Dairy, Santa Fe Trucking and Kansas Brick and Tile.

February 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for Feb. 17, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 16, 2015 | | On the Record


​Great Bend man injured when van hits tree

A Great Bend man was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita late Monday morning after a one-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, 2 miles south of Great Bend. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 11:57 a.m.

February 16, 2015 | | News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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