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Now that summer is here, we all look forward to home-grown vegetables and fruit from local growers. These fresh produce items are available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings on the library parking lot and on Thursday evenings during the Summer Street Stroll. Everyone loves fresh vegetables but sometimes the cost added on to regular grocery bills can be prohibitive. The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program can be a solution. This is a new project that has been brought to our area through collaboration between Janel Rose, CDRR Program, Barton County Health Department and Janet Splitter, Executive Director, ElderCare and ...

July 07, 2013 | | Local Life


US spying on Europe

July 07, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


BOE meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office. Items on the agenda include nominations for the office of president and vice-president; appointments/designations; adoption of 2013-2014 calendar; mileage rate approval travel for district employees; rescind previous policy and adopt BOE Policy Manual; authorize certificates for manual signature; approve 2013-2014 petty cash resolution; approve resolution to maintain activity funds; resolution to establish home rule by BOE; approval to publish notifications; resolution to authorize bank signature card designees; Freedom of Information copy costs; deposition of property; destruction of records; 2013-2014 substitute teacher ...

July 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs


War on Women Met by People’s Filibuster

It was only a matter of time before Texas women put a stop to the War on Women. Everywhere else in America, Republicans have lost elections by restricting access to birth control and abortion and making ignorant remarks about rape. That has been going on in Texas for a long time with no electoral blowback, but that's changed because of the "People's Filibuster."

July 07, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


World Population Day Highlights Continuing Unsustainable Growth

Thursday, July 11 is World Population Day. The annual observation grew out of the "Day of Five Billion," July 11, 1987, recognized as the date human population reached that staggering number.

July 07, 2013 | Maria Fotopoulos | Columnists


Veterans Service Representative in Great Bend

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center, 1025 Main Street, from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday July 11, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information. Any veteran that served in Vietnam is encouraged to see the representative with their DD214 as they qualify for VA health coverage.

July 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Pratt Community College Honor Roll

Pratt Community College announces the spring 2013 Dean's Honor roll. In order to be on the Dean's Honor Roll list at a student must be full time, taking at least 12 credit hours, and must have a 3.5 and 3.9 GPA.

July 07, 2013 | | Education


HCC Honor Roll

Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Spring 2013 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session. 1,327 students have been honored with selection to the two honor roll listings, with 626 achieving the Vice President's Honor Roll with at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.

July 07, 2013 | | Education


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

YANKEES 5, ORIOLES 4

July 07, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

CUBS 4, PIRATES 1

July 07, 2013 | | AP Sports


Johnson becomes first driver to sweep Daytona since 1982

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A flawless race gave Jimmie Johnson a perfect year at Daytona International Speedway and put him on another exclusive list.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Baltimore’s Davis leads league in fan votes for All-Star game

NEW YORK - Baltimore slugger Chris Davis powered past Detroit Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera in the final week to claim the most fan votes in All-Star game balloting, and Washington outfielder Bryce Harper used a final surge to win a spot in the National League's starting lineup.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Dyson hits RBI single to give Royals boost over Athletics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals are starting to embrace quite the never-say-quit mentality.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Houston hopes Howard is step toward title

HOUSTON - Last offseason, the Houston Rockets were an afterthought, a young team with little star power.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Ohio State’s Meyer speaks out about allegations during Hernandez case

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said it is "wrong and irresponsible" to connect him or his former Florida staff to the murder charge facing Aaron Hernandez.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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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 a ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Moose's homer isn't enough to stop Red Sox

BOSTON- The Red Sox continued their recent success against the Royals by riding Wade Miley's strong pitching performance to a 4-1 victory in Thursday ...

August 21, 2015 | Ian Browne/MLB.com | AP Sports


Hoisington stand-off ends without incident

Thursday night, Aug. 20, at 10 p.m., Hoisington Police and deputies from the Barton County Sheriff's Office were called to 673 W. 3rd ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Power washer stolen from shed at Sonic Drive-in

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a man that was seen by surveillance cameras breaking into a storage shed located at 3908 10th St. in ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Check It Out!

We are back to school this week! This is always an exciting time of year! Following are the latest teen fiction accelerated reader books we ...

August 21, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Gunsmoke stars set to reunite in legendary Dodge City

Miss Kitty and Matt Dillon have been part of cultural history for over sixty years this September. Their names have been in songs, books and ...

August 21, 2015 | | Entertainment


Mission Implausible

August 21, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Sorry Donald, Substance Trumps Style

Donald Trump's commanding lead in the polls is a solemn reminder that if we're not careful, another narcissistic good talker will be elected ...

August 21, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


A Defense of Stand Your Ground

What does it mean to stand your ground?

August 21, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Great Bend mobile app features Wetlands Center

Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area visitors can now guide their own tours of the state park using the Great Bend 2 Go mobile app, a free ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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