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To green or not to green?

Caring for the environment used to be tough duty. However, during the last couple of decades, it's become a marketing opportunity.

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


Sauber — Danahy

Michael and Diane Sauber announce the engagement of their daughter Monica Katherine Sauber to Nicholas Edward Danahy, son of Timothy and Vickie Danahy.

March 15, 2015 | | Engagements


Kenyon — Heller

Roger and Linda Kenyon of Otis announce the engagement of their daughter Kara Susann Kenyon of Salina to Jeffrey Lynn Heller of Salina, son of Robert and Mary Lou Heller of Beloit.

March 15, 2015 | | Engagements


Olivier baby boy

Trenton and Kala Olivier announce the birth of their son Cade Mac Olivier on Jan. 29, in Emporia. He weighed 7 lbs 3 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a big brother, 22 month old Cole Michael Olivier.

March 15, 2015 | | Births


Dr. Edward L. “Dusty” Jones 80th

Dr. Edward L. "Dusty" Jones will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 21, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, in the Fellowship Hall. Friends, family and associates are invited to attend.

March 15, 2015 | | Birthdays


Snell — Key

Tom and Jolene Snell of Ellinwood and Larry and Lynda Gass of Wichita announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyson Snell, to Alex Key, son of Randy and Spring Key of Jasper, Ala.

March 15, 2015 | | Engagements


Dixie Hejny 80th

Dixie Hejny of Great Bend will celebrate her 80th birthday with a surprise party from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 21, at Pizza Hut on Main Street in Great Bend. Host for the party will be her husband Blackie Hejny.

March 15, 2015 | | Birthdays


Dr. Mike Allison announces candidacy

Dr. Mike Allison announces his candidacy for Mayor of Great Bend.

March 15, 2015 | | Local News


4-H Day is annual event

4-H Day is an annual event in each county in Kansas. It gives 4-H members an opportunity to share their talents in public speaking, music and talent. Barton County 4-H Day is an event equally as important as the county fair!

March 15, 2015 | | Local Life


SpringDance 2015 coming to McCain Auditorium March 27-28

Kansas State University's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents SpringDance 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, in McCain Auditorium.

March 15, 2015 | | Education


Children Act Fast; So Do Poisons

In a few short months our youngest grandson will be mobile and that means we will need to child proof certain areas of our home. Children should be curious, but curiosity can turn dangerous if kids are getting under the kitchen sink or into the medicine cabinet where hazardous chemicals and adult medicines are kept. In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, I want to use my column space today to remind you about storing hazardous materials out of a child's reach.

March 15, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Wayne Henneke for City Council Ward 2

My work experience in city government stretches from 1974 – 2012. I retired December 2012 after working as City Clerk/Finance Director for Great Bend. After retiring I was elected to the Great Bend City Council April, 2013. With my 38 years working in Governmental Finance and providing information to the City Councils and attending the City Council meetings over this period of time, it has given me a solid background in the workings of a city. During my tenure with the city I worked closely with the zoo director in the development of the zoo to meet AZA Requirements. With ...

March 15, 2015 | | Local News


Sunshine week

March 15, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Barton County 4-H travels to Ellis County Air Rifle Match

On Saturday 10 4H'ers from Barton County traveled to Hays to compete in the Ellis County 4H Air Rifle Match. Not only was the weather very good but so were their results.

March 15, 2015 | | Club News


Glenna Achatz named to Coldwell Banker® International President’s Premier

Glenna Achatz, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has qualified to join the company's International President's Elite. This prestigious membership is awarded to the TOP 1 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

March 15, 2015 | | Business


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Sunday

April 12, 2015 | | Club News


Slow-Motion Justice

Justice has been done in Boston, but it's not finished.

April 12, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


What Exactly Is Organic? Part 1

Before today's topic a brief update is in order. Temperatures the night of April 3 fell well below freezing ranging from the low 20s to around 30 over the area for several hours. Spotty freeze damage has been noted already in South Central Kansas and more will likely become evident over the next little while, especially under warm windy conditions. Leaf burn won't be a big deal but since wheat was jointing or jointed in much of the area, it will pay to keep an eye out for damage to the developing head inside the stem. Damage was ...

April 12, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Brownback Republicans

Dear Editor,

April 12, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Progress Club meeting

Progress Club met on April 6, at home Karen Becker with Janet Engleman and Pat Klusener as co-hostesses. Seventeen members attended. The program was given by Jan Peters, CEO of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce. Jan grew up in Colby and graduated from Great Bend High School. She spoke about economic development in Great Bend and efforts which have resulted in new businesses here: Central National Bank, Plains State Bank, Almost Home, Seaport Airlines and others. She also noted the efforts of many past and present Great Bend residents who have made a positive difference in our economic community.

April 12, 2015 | | Club News


California’s License Scheme Punishes Its Poor

Imagine if a doctor struggled to pay a small debt and as punishment the government took away his stethoscope. Or, if a ballerina owed money and was forced to surrender her toe shoes. Makes no sense, right?

April 12, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


North Carolina Shooting

April 12, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Ellinwood FBLA stays active

The Ellinwood FBLA chapter has been very busy these last few weeks. From March 23 to March 25, 29 members and two advisors traveled to Topeka to compete at the State FBLA Conference. Members took tests and gave presentations, both in groups and individually. Ellinwood came out with multiple awards at the ceremony on Wednesday and 11 members qualified for nationals. The National Conference will be held in Chicago, June 27-July 3.

April 12, 2015 | | Education


Sixth grade band members present concert Monday

Months of hard work will culminate Monday night at 7 p.m. as approximately 119 students of the Great Bend sixth grade band join forces for their annual concert at Great Bend High School gym. Schools represented include Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park, Riley, Holy Family and Central Kansas Christian Academy.

April 12, 2015 | | Local News


PedNet success

Dear Editor,

April 12, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


James W. Rajewski 1924-2015

VINCENT - James W. Rajewski, 91, died Thursday, April 9, at the Rice County Hospital in Lyons. born Feb. 12, 1924, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Baier) Rajewski. He married Marian (Kuhlman) on May 22, 1951, in Olmitz, Kansas.

April 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jack E. Everson

DERBY - Jack E. Everson, 86, died Friday, April 10.

April 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Robert P. Maneth 1928-2015

Robert P. "Bob" Maneth, 87, died April 10 at Kansas Medical Center, Andover. Born Jan. 1, 1928 at Great Bend, he was the son of Ferdinand W. "Fred" and Kathryn Gertrude (Pivonka) Maneth.

April 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


AP Source: QB Johnny Manziel released from rehab

CLEVELAND (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been released from a rehab facility.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


After stormy night, sun comes out at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)- After a stormy night, the sun broke through Saturday at Augusta National.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


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