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Manhattan Area Technical College commencement

Manhattan Area Technical College held its spring commencement exercises on Dec. 14, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Bruce Snead, Director of Engineering Energy Extension at K-State and former mayor of Manhattan, delivered the commencement address to 80 graduates in 10 programs of study. MATC awarded 56 associate of applied science degrees and 24 graduates received technical certificates.

January 13, 2013 | | Education


Debt Ceiling Pogo Stick

January 13, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


USD 428 Board of Education meeting agenda

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include presentation of R.O.S.E. Award to Officer Jefferson Davis; Boardmanship Academy Awards presented to Wade Babock, Kevin Mauler, Cheryl Rugan and Dwight Young; Challenge Awards presented to 6th grade math at Eisenhower Elementary School and 5th grade reading at Jefferson Elementary School; insurance plan health survey/tests and permission to revise health plan; update on wellness initiative; fundraiser requests for 2013-2014; approval to market the district's insurance; consideration for use ...

January 13, 2013 | | Local News


Rosewood’s Millenheft earns annual Shining Stars Award; Nickelson and Myers also recognized

Regina Millenheft made an impact during first year as a Rosewood Services employee. A residential manager, Millenheft started her position in February of last year and capped off her first year by earning the "Shining Star of the Year" award for 2012. She was nominated by her peers for stepping up to provide clients with care and supports beyond her normal management duties.

January 13, 2013 | | Business


Tina Weber 80th

Tina Weber will celebrate her 80th birthday on Feb. 2 with a card shower.

January 13, 2013 | | Birthdays


Kenneth Pekarek 90th

Kenneth H. (Bud) Pekarek will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Great Bend Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard. Friends and relatives are invited.

January 13, 2013 | | Birthdays


Allen 65th

Betty Clement and Robert W. Bud Allen were married on Jan. 10, 1948 in Russell. They will celebrate their 65th anniversary with a card shower.

January 13, 2013 | | Anniversaries


Prescribed fire workshop to be held in Trousdale

Pheasants Forever, in conjunction with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and K-State Research and Extension is hosting a prescribed fire workshop. The workshop will be held at the Trousdale Methodist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 29th. A $5 registration fee will be charged to each workshop participant. The fee will cover informational materials for each participant to take home as well as lunch.

January 13, 2013 | | Agriculture


Shepard —

Briana VanderGiesen and Lance Shepard were united in marriage on Dec. 22 at the Church of the Nazarene in Smith Center. Parents of the couple are Gary and Marla VanderGiesen and Bill and Marilyn Shepard. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

January 13, 2013 | | Weddings


USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served January 14 through January 18. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

January 13, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Monday

January 13, 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.

January 13, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


FHSU Student Recognition Program for 2013 coming to Great Bend

This year's edition of Fort Hays State University's annual 13-city, two-month Student Recognition Program series will begin in Phillipsburg on Monday, Jan. 28, swing into Colorado and Nebraska, and end in Beloit on March 12. The highlight at each event is the recognition of scholarship winners.

January 13, 2013 | | Education


Progress Club

The Progress Club met on Jan. 7 at the home of Sharon Jones. Mary Anne Mull and Becky Dudrey served as co-hostesses. There were 16 members in attendance.

January 13, 2013 | | Club News


Start 2013 with an action plan for healthy living

A long and healthy life doesn't just happen. Everyday choices influence your quality of life. From healthy food choices, becoming more physically active, to working to improve a bad habit or behavior, there are many strategies to try. I will be presenting "Action Plan for Healthy Living" twice next week, sharing 15 lifestyle strategies for you to try.

January 13, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life


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Loray Wilhelm 90th

Loray Wilhelm will celebrate his 90th birthday with a casual, come and go Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 17, at the Buhler Sunshine Meadows in Buhler. Hosts for the event will be his family. Your presence is his gift.

January 11, 2015 | | Birthdays


USD 428 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, Jefferson Elementary School Students' Sportsmanship Awards; School Board Recognition Month; GBHS Student Council, Community Service Project; BOE Education Foundation board of trustees representative replacement; BOE approval of teacher representative for Education Foundation Board of Trustees; approval of fundraiser requests for 2015-2016; BOE policies first reading; K-6 Math curriculum adoption; technology update; assessments update; personnel update; approval of laundry equipment purchase; consideration of 2015 summer projects; approval of contributions; and licensed teacher retirements and ...

January 11, 2015 | | Local News


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Jan. 12 through Jan. 16. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

January 11, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

January 11, 2015 | | 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.

January 11, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


The Hoisington Middle School has released the Honor Roll for the 2nd nine weeks

Principal's Honor Roll - 4.0 GPA – All A's.

January 11, 2015 | | Education


Club Calendar

Sunday

January 11, 2015 | | Club News


League of Women Voters meeting

League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.

January 11, 2015 | | Club News


USDA seeks public comment on the Environmental Quality Incentives program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is publishing a rule that outlines how it will improve the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), one of USDA's largest conservation programs. The interim final rule includes program changes authorized by Congress in the 2014 Farm Bill.

January 11, 2015 | | Agriculture


Thank you for generosity

Dear Editor,

January 11, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Progress Club meeting

The Progress Club met on Jan. 5, at the Presbyterian Church with ten members present.

January 11, 2015 | | Club News


Kansas women farmers shift agriculture and food production trends

Although women represented only 28 percent of Kansas farmers in 2012 and the number of farmers is declining overall, women are ramping-up their involvement in several of the state's less common forms of agriculture. The Kansas Rural Center is one organization in Kansas that continues to advance programs to better serve the needs of this historically underserved population.

January 11, 2015 | | Agriculture


Medical Insurance Deductibles: Threat Or Menace?

If you get your jollies from graphs, statistics and reasoned arguments, I suggest you Google the USA Today article "Dilemma over deductibles: Costs crippling middle class."

January 11, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Golden Belt Community Foundation Scholarship application now available

Each year Golden Belt Community Foundation helps students realize their dreams with scholarships made possible through the generosity of caring donors.

January 11, 2015 | | Education


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part I

We all know a century is a long time. In U.S. agriculture the changes make it seem more like a millennium. We are aware of the obvious changes in crops, crop yields, machinery and technology, demographics, and globalization. But where and why did those changes happen and how have these changes changed, or not changed, what a farmer has become?

January 11, 2015 | | Agriculture


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