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GBRC to host photography program

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Macro Photography" at noon Tuesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Eric Giesing, Kansas Wetlands Education Center/Fort Hays State University educator, will be the presenter for this one-hour program.

December 10, 2011 | | Area Briefs


BCC trustees to act on vehicle bids Tuesday

In a change of its regular meeting date, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees will conduct business at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The board will be voting on vehicle replacement bids, a change in the Military Certificate program offered at the college, and personnel. Charles Perkins will present information from the National Center for Education Statistics.

December 10, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Recreation commission may change rental fees

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will vote on revising its rental fees and guidelines when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

December 10, 2011 | | Area Briefs


On the Record for Dec. 11, 2011

Great Bend Police

December 10, 2011 | | On the Record


Projects modernize St. Rose

As senior vice president of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, Leanne Irsik understands that the facility's improvement projects can be a bit inconvenient at times. But she also understands that the changes will be well worth the effort.

December 10, 2011 | | News


LifeTeam commemorates 10 years of service

NEWTON – October 17, 2001 marks an important anniversary for LifeTeam, a regional air medical transport company. The inaugural transport by LifeTeam originated in Liberal, the first of LifeTeam's eight bases. The company chose to celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house Friday at its headquarters in Newton.

December 10, 2011 | | Business


Grading the 2012 wheat crop

As this is being written, students at Barton are finishing up the fall semester with their final exams. It is often hard to convince them the real purpose behind testing isn't just to assign grades and make them miserable but as a tool for instructors and for themselves to determine progress and skills obtained while also locating weaknesses needing to be addressed. It allows instructors and students to assess the state of each student's education. Just as important is the fact it allows instructors to assess the effectiveness of instruction and work to improve each class. Now that ...

December 10, 2011 | Victor Martin | Agriculture


State Treasurer Estes comes to Great Bend

Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes' office is currently safeguarding over $230 million worth of unclaimed property for their rightful owners or their heirs.

December 10, 2011 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Elderly bear at Brit Spaugh Zoo dies

An elderly female grizzly bear at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo was put to sleep last week, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said.

December 10, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Local student earns Newman University Grant

WICHITA – Tanner Brown of Great Bend is one of the students who has received a $5,000 Newman Grant from Newman University. The grant can be renewed each year to a total of $20,000 over four years. A student must have 2.0-3.29 high school or college GPA. Freshman students must have a score of 18-22 on the ACT or equivalent SAT score to be eligible for the Cardinal Newman Scholarship. Recipients of the Newman Grant must be enrolled full-time.

December 10, 2011 | | Education


Two flown to Wichita after rear-end collision in Larned

Two people were flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita after a motor vehicle accident Friday night in Larned.

December 10, 2011 | | News


Fat rats get cancer

It's holiday time and while Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas and New Year's Day are just around the corner. That means all sorts of good tasting food – roast turkey, bread stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, wine and pumpkin pie.

December 10, 2011 | BY JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Zelma Marie Dodge 1916 - 2011

MANHATTAN - Zelma Marie Dodge, 94, Manhattan, passed away on Dec. 09 at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. She was born Dec. 10, 1916, on a farm near Hoisington, the daughter of Clara (Bicknell) and Charles Finn.

December 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


Afterschool 4-H programs offered

"Hot Chocolate Hullabaloo" is the theme for the December 4-H Afterschool program. This will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 14 and 21 from 3:30- 5 p.m. at the Barton County Extension Office meeting room. To sign up for one or both days, please call 793-1910 by noon on Wednesday the 14th. The suggested age is 6-12 years old. We also need some 4-H junior leaders to come help with the program!

December 10, 2011 | Berny Unruh | Local Life


Georgia Spence 1924 - 2011

Georgia Spence, 87, died Dec. 9 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 9, 1924, at Purcell, Okla., she was the daughter of Roy and Luna (Clutz) Sims. She married Gordon Spence on Feb. 15, 1947, at Winfield. He died May 20, 1985. A lifetime Great Bend resident, she was former owner and operator of Dairy Queen, and was a homemaker.

December 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


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KWU Receives $1M from Sunflower Bank to power technology upgrades

Kansas Wesleyan University has received a $1M gift from Sunflower Bank for a comprehensive campus-wide technology infrastructure upgrade. The university has awarded the project to Nex-Tech, a Lenora, Kansas-based technology company.

April 12, 2015 | | Business


March Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

April 12, 2015 | | Local News


NRCS to provide $332 million to protect and restore agricultural working lands, grasslands and wetla

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is making available $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). ACEP applications may be submitted at any time to NRCS however, applications for the current funding cycle must be submitted on or before May 15, 2015.

April 12, 2015 | | Agriculture


BCC students to exhibit art in Shafer Gallery

Barton Community College art students will line the walls of the Shafer Art Gallery with their work during the "Barton Student Art Exhibit" juried art show from April 13 through May 2. The reception will be Friday, April 17 from 6-8 p.m.

April 12, 2015 | | News


​GB Library Board meets Monday

The Great Bend Public Library's board of directors meeting is set for 4:45 p.m. Monday, April 13, in the Dane G. Hansen Media Center at the library, 1409 Williams St.

April 12, 2015 | | Local News


Not so fast

Pre-packaged, vacuum-packed, just add water.

April 12, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate earns Premier Office award

Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate has been named a Coldwell Banker® Premier Office for year-end 2014, the highest honor given to Coldwell Banker offices worldwide. This award is given to Coldwell Banker offices that have exceeded annual sales goals and customer service levels.

April 12, 2015 | | Business


Barton County 4-H receives donation

April 12, 2015 | | Club News


Tara Cornwell attains QKA

Tara Cornwell of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions has recently passed all of the required exams to attain her QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.

April 12, 2015 | | Business


Kirmer 40th

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Kirmer of Great Bend will celebrate their 40th anniversary on April 12, with a card shower. There will be a family brunch on Sunday.

April 12, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Eileen Ehler 95th

Eileen Ehler will celebrate her 95th birthday on April 16, with a card shower.

April 12, 2015 | | Birthdays


Moore — Moeder

Charles and Janice Moore of Otis announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Ann Moore to Matthew Allen Moeder, son of Kevin and Cheryl Moeder of LaCrosse. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Sylvester and Augustina Axman and the late Lester and Wilma Fern Moore. The prospective groom is the grandson of Elenora Moeder and the late Thomas Moeder and the late Jack and Sharon Mendenhall.

April 12, 2015 | | Engagements


​Insurance renewal on Rec Commission agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board will act on insurance renewals when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. "Participation awards" are also on the agenda as an action item, and there will be information about the upcoming Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Championship Tournament.

April 12, 2015 | | Local News


Gary Campbell joins Eagle Tire, LLC

April 12, 2015 | | Business


Great Bend school counselor honored

April 12, 2015 | | Education


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