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Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 14, 2015 | | On the Record

Smith’s 3 TDs lead Kansas City over Houston 27-20

HOUSTON (AP) - Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith got off to a great start in a win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

September 14, 2015 | KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

Shooting suspect

Freddie A. Thomas is being held in the Barton County Jail for murder in the first degree in connection with the shooting Friday night. His bond was set at $1,000,000

September 14, 2015 | | Local News

Yost: Struggling Cueto healthy; approach off

BALTIMORE- The losses for Royals right-hander Johnny Cueto keep mounting, the ERA is soaring, and the level of concern among the fan base is through the roof.

September 14, 2015 | | AP Sports

Shooting death occurs in Great Bend

Friday evening officers of the Great Bend Police Department were dispatched to the 2500 block of Williams St. for a possible shooting.

September 13, 2015 | | Local News

Transitioning houseplants

Even though temperatures have still been staying pretty hot most of the time, the cool weather snaps add that fall crispness that make thoughts about the changing seasons in the front of the mind. This also brings up thoughts of the end of the growing season and what fall chores need to be accomplished before the coming winter. This week I thought I would share an article from Ward Upham, K-State Research and Extension horticulture specialist about houseplants. Plants that were taken outside to benefit from the summer sun should be acclimated to being indoors for the winter. Ward covers ...

September 13, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Say it loud, say it proud

A successful farmer said it best about his obligation to provide the public with an understanding of his profession.

September 13, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

K•Coe Isom and the Beef Cattle Institute to unveil sustainability resources for U.S. Beef Industry

K•Coe Isom, in collaboration with The Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University, will unveil plans to provide resources that enable the beef industry to effectively measure and communicate its progress on sustainability. The joint effort will provide much-needed assistance for the beef supply chain in responding to the ever-increasing demands of food companies, supply chain partners and consumers regarding key issues like animal care, environmental impact and worker/community engagement.

September 13, 2015 | | Agriculture

Forensic symposium scheduled for October 7

HaysMed Education and The University of Kansas Medical Center Continuing Education and Professional Development and the Area Health Education Center – West, is sponsoring a Forensic Symposium 2015 on Oct. 7, at the HaysMed, Hadley Conference Rooms, 2220 Canterbury, Hays. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 13, 2015 | | Business

September lawn care

September is here and that means it is prime time to fertilize your tall fescue or Kentucky bluegrass lawns. If you could only fertilize your cool-season grasses once per year, this would be the best time to do it.

September 13, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Barton County Quality of Life Endowment announces 2015 awards

Employees from CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions in Great Bend recently presented checks to grant recipients of the Barton County Quality of Life Endowment, a donor advised fund at the Golden Belt Community Foundation. After submitting a letter of inquiry and presenting the needs for their funding requests, awards were given to: Central Kansas Dream Center for their cafe, Great Bend Zoological Society for the Butterfly House Accessibility Project, and USD 428 - Park Elementary for Park Elementary Playground Equipment.

September 13, 2015 | | Business

Blood drive set

Dear Editor,

September 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Parnassus Club meeting

October will be the start of the new season of study for the women of Parnassus Club. The Parnassus Club was organized in 1939 as a music study club. In 1960 the club began annual scholarship auditions for young musicians with cash awards for the winners. These awards are designated for further music study. The auditions are held in early spring each year at BCC.

September 13, 2015 | | Club News

Agriland at the Kansas State Fair: Promoting Kansas Agriculture

Ride in a virtual combine, sift grain between your fingers and milk Blossom, the mechanical dairy cow, in Agriland at the 2015 Kansas State Fair. Located in the Pride of Kansas building, the cooperative agriculture education exhibit provides an interactive experience for children to learn more about agriculture.

September 13, 2015 | | Agriculture

Doonan® Specialized Trailer LLC develops new Flatbed Coil Hauler Trailer with innovative safety and

Doonan® Specialized Trailer LLC, a leading manufacturer of platform trailers, including custom flatbeds, drop decks, oilfield trailers, extendibles, RGN lowbeds and double drops, announced today, their recent design and build of a New Specialty Coil Hauler trailer.

September 13, 2015 | | Business

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The Other Republican Debate

September 20, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Senior Activities


September 20, 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 ...

September 20, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Club Calendar


September 20, 2015 | | Club News

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Sept. 21 through Sept. 25. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

September 20, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


September 20, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Scoring the Great Debate

I didn't watch CNN's telecast of the Republican debate because I was there in person.

September 20, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Murphy 50th

Joseph A. and Roma Lee (Riner) Murphy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11, with family.

September 20, 2015 | | Anniversaries

Kansas 150 1901-1925

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