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Oration Contest winners

Speaking about "A Person Who Has Overcome," two local orators placed at a speech contest in Dodge City. The first place winner was Leah Stein, center, a 7th grader from Dodge City. The second place winner was Marcie Schartz, right, a sixth grader from Holy Family School in Great Bend, and the third place winner was Sarah Hammeke, left, a sixth grader from Ellinwood. The contest was sponsored by the Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal financial services organization.

April 29, 2013 | | Education


Barton Foundation Sporting Clay Shoot nets record proceeds

The clay targets at LaSada Sporting Clays and Hunting Service in Russell never had a chance.

April 29, 2013 | | Local News


'Shirley's Koi'

Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek took home a cash award at the 44th annual Smoky Hill Art Exhibition for his watercolor painting of a Japanese koi fish titled "Shirley's Koi." The juror for the show was Stephen Gleissner, who is the chief curator for the Wichita Art Museum. The exhibit is at the Hays Arts Council Gallery until June 6.

April 29, 2013 | | Local News


Responses to Boston reveal beliefs

As you are aware, we have suffered an attack on hundreds of innocent victims in America at the Boston Marathon. The scene, as I watched it, was almost surreal. People down on the race track which was full of blood and even body parts. First responders and volunteers rushed in to take down barricades in order to render aid.

April 29, 2013 | Frankly Speaking by Frank Clark | Religion


Christian Motorcycle Association plans Bikes & Blues Rally

The Christian Motorcyclists Association invites everyone to meet in the City Park in Macksville on May 4, for the fourth annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Rally. The event starts at noon with a prayer and the CMA's "Run for the Son" ride. There will be live music, food venders and camping available in the park.

April 29, 2013 | | Religion


Pawnee County Briefs

LHS calendar

April 29, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Teen shot in eye with arrow

A 15-year-old boy was flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita on Saturday after being shot in the right eye with an arrow, Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports.

April 29, 2013 | | News


Russell KS native featured in national publication

281 Bypass Antiques located at 1135 Hwy 281 Bypass in Great Bend will host a reception for artist Dustin Poche from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday May 11.

April 28, 2013 | | Business


Dancers step their way to honors

Dancers from Euphoria Dance Centre in Great Bend were awarded 11 Elite Top First Awards and 19 Top First Awards in the Talent on Parade dance competition on April 11–April 14 in Overland Park. In addition, four dancers, Jewelia Depperschmidt, Daehlyn Ellis, Shaylee Patterson and Kaitlyn Pohlman received Top Starz invitations to compete at the Talent on Parade National Competition, June 25 – 30 in Overland Park.

April 28, 2013 | | Local Life


K-State Research and Extension Announces Lesser Prairie-Chicken Meeting

Pheasants Forever is helping to publicize a meeting for landowners interested in learning more about the potential listing of the lesser prairie-chicken (LPC) as a threatened or endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). This issue has been on the minds of western Kansas landowners for the last two years. A final decision is expected from USFWS in September of this year, but there is still plenty of uncertainty about what that ruling will mean for area producers. This uncertainty causes many concerns for land managers. In order to address some of those, Kansas Department of ...

April 28, 2013 | | Agriculture


The family that eats together stays together

When we think of eating a meal today, images of a person dashing toward the door while chomping down the last bite and yelling good-bye, is an all too common picture. But again, that is only part of the story.

April 28, 2013 | John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Piland baby boy

Josh and Laura Piland of Mountain Grove, Mo. announce the birth of their son, Jeremiah Ryan Piland, on April 2. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 1/2 in. long.

April 28, 2013 | | Births


Kelly —

Kelsey Torrez and Sean Kelly were united in marriage on March 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Hays in a double ring ceremony officiated by Pastor Jerre Nolte. Parents of the bride are Joseph and Darlene Torrez of Albert. Parents of the groom are Patrick Kelly II of Independence, Mo. and Joyce Kelly of Olathe. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

April 28, 2013 | | Weddings


Ricke — Kohl

Kirby and Mary Ricke of Hoisington announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Ricke to Randy Kohl, son of Whitey and Julie Kohl of Ellis.

April 28, 2013 | | Engagements


HCC students inducted by Phi Theta Kappa

Forty-eight outstanding sophomore-level students at Hutchinson Community College have been inducted by Phi Theta Kappa as new members of the Kappa Gamma chapter at HCC.

April 28, 2013 | | Education


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Wheat plot

This year's wheat crop has had to have nine lives in order to survive to this point. The stressors for this year's crop have been many including: winter-kill, drought, insects, various rusts, and mosaic diseases. The rains came late as well, leaving the wheat shorter than normal. Even though the wheat is short, and many issues have been against it, the wheat still has a chance in many places to make a decent harvest. The individual wheat varieties are responding in various ways to the different stressors that have been present this year. This is one major reason ...

May 10, 2015 | | Agriculture


Plan for a safe canning season

One ritual of spring is planting a garden. And for many home gardeners, this includes plans for preserving and canning the year's bounteous produce.

May 10, 2015 | | Local Life


Celebrate Bike to Work Week

Since May 11-15, is designated as "Bike to Work Week" it seems fitting that I share my passion for this fun activity in my column space today. Although research shows around 1 percent of adult Americans commute to work by bicycle, roughly 41 percent of work commutes are shorter than 5 miles. If I ride to work in the morning, home for lunch and home again at the end of the day I will log a total of 7 miles. Unless it is below 20 degrees or icy underfoot, you are likely to see me in my hi-vis green jacket ...

May 10, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


PSU releases list of spring 2015 graduates

More than 1,100 students are expected to participate in Pittsburg State University's spring commencement exercises on May 8 and 9, in the Garfield Weede physical education building on the PSU campus. Friday May 8, the College of Arts and Sciences will be held at 5:30 p.m. Kelce College of Business including College of Arts and Sciences departments of Art, Communication and History, Philosophy and Social Sciences at 8 p.m. Saturday May 9, commencement for the College of Education will be at 9:30 a.m. The College of Technology will be at 12 p.m.

May 10, 2015 | | Education


League of Women Voters meeting

League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the 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.

May 10, 2015 | | Club News


Hoisington School Menu

Breakfast

May 10, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served May 11 through May 15. 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.

May 10, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

May 10, 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.

May 10, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

May 10, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Sunday

May 10, 2015 | | Club News


Memorial Day decorations

Dear Editor,

May 10, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Kansas State FFA Adviser visit

May 10, 2015 | | Education


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

The 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 approval of flooring bid for Eisenhower Elementary School; approval of 2015-2016 BOE meeting schedule; approval to alter District Education Center summer schedule; assessments updates; grounds improvements; and licensed teacher resignations and licensed teacher appointments.

May 10, 2015 | | Local News


Clinton J, Hammeke joins Membership of American Angus Association

Clinton J. Hammeke, Great Bend, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

May 10, 2015 | | Agriculture


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