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Home for the Holidays parade judges announce winners

All Ralph wanted was a Red Rider BB Gun, and P& S Security's float took top honors depicting Ralph finding it under the tree. P & S claimed the Holiday Spirit award with additional recognition as they won the Grand Marshal Theme award and Best Float.

December 02, 2013 | | News


OTR for Dec. 3, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

December 02, 2013 | | On the Record


All Good Things Take Time

Here's hoping everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Last week Alicia Boor, Barton County Extension ANR agent, wrote a column regarding soil testing and soil pH. This column discussed different tasks good producers perform during the winter. One of these was soil sampling reviewing the 2013 yield results and making adjustments for 2014. Some problems can be corrected quickly and immediately with good results, others require long-term planning, time, and patience. The soil environment provides a classic example of the latter, particularly soil pH. Besides the direct effects of soil pH on crop growth, disease pressure, and herbicide ...

December 01, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving weekend is here, and I know at least in my house, we go around the table saying what we are thankful for. When you are young, you are thankful for the toy you received for your birthday, or that raggedy old stuffed dog that has given you comfort as long as you can remember. (Mine was named "Puppy", and my son's is" Fluffy") As you get older, you become more thankful for the family that is around you and the times you get to be together rather than the smart phone or the new car. We grow up ...

December 01, 2013 | | Agriculture


Betty Adee 90th

Betty Adee celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 19 with her husband Richard Adee and her three daughters, Sharon Adee, Julia Jilek and Lynne Weiser. Betty and Richard had their first date together 70 years ago on her birthday. Friends and family helped celebrate her birthday with cards, letters and phone calls.

December 01, 2013 | | Birthdays


Brantley —

Jessica Folk and Crawford Brantley were united in marriage in Great Bend on April 20 in a double ring ceremony officiated by Nash Norris, cousin of the bride, of Colorado Springs. Parents of the bride are Bob Folk and Curtis and Shelley Robinson, all of Great Bend. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

December 01, 2013 | | Weddings


Marvin L. Schneider 80th

Marvin L. Schneider of Olmitz, will celebrate his 80th birthday with a Come and go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Albert Cafe. Hosts for the event will be his children and their spouses, Donna Huff (Don Bradbury) of Ellis, Rita Pivonka, Great Bend, Steve (Tammie) Schneider, Olmitz, Karen (Jim) Pechanec and Paula (Reggie) Tammen, all of Timken, Susan (Rick) Myrick of Hutchinson and John (Stacy) Schneider of Otis; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

December 01, 2013 | | Birthdays


Hoskins — Metzger

Kendall and Jennifer Hoskins of Great Bend, and Jack and Ann Metzger of Topeka announce the engagement of their children, Kendra Hoskins and Kyle Metzger. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Jim and Barbara Hoskins, Patricia Gerstenkorn, all of Great Bend and the late LeRoy Gerstenkorn. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Freda Metzger of Topeka, the late Warren Metzger and the late Duane and Gloria Fruechting.

December 01, 2013 | | Engagements


Harden Hospice Kansas hosts ribbon cutting in new location

Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.

December 01, 2013 | | Business


Study claims Congressional Budget Office may have overstated the cost of crop insurance

New data by agricultural economist Art Barnaby indicates that the Congressional Budget Office may have overstated the cost of federal crop insurance.

December 01, 2013 | | Agriculture


Senior Activities

Monday

December 01, 2013 | | 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 milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

December 01, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


2013 Farmer’s Tax Guide now available

The Internal Revenue Service Farmer's Tax Guide, is now available for use in preparing 2013 tax returns.

December 01, 2013 | | Agriculture


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

December 01, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Monday

December 01, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


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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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