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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.

September 01, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Club Calendar


September 01, 2013 | | Club News

USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Sept. 3 through Sept. 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's 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.

September 01, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Use them right

Is there a shift in human focus and concentration, or is it just me?

September 01, 2013 | John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

New U.S. Crop Insurance report to reveal key causes of record $17.3 billion in 2012 crop losses

How can farmers prepare for extreme weather ahead? Extreme weather forced the Federal Crop Insurance Program (FCIP) to pay out a record-breaking $17.3 billion in crop losses last year, as detailed in a new crop insurance report and crop loss mapping tool to be released at Noon EDT/11 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, August 27, by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). 2012's record-breaking crop insurance payouts smashed the trend of annual Federal Crop Insurance payouts from 2001-2010, when crop losses averaged just $4.1 billion a year.

September 01, 2013 | | Agriculture

Coming up dry: Study focuses on future availability of groundwater in High Plains Aquifer

If current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas will be depleted in 50 years. But immediately reducing water use could extend the aquifer's lifetime and increase net agricultural production through the year 2110.

September 01, 2013 | | Agriculture

Brophy is 53, his brain is 70

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Jay Brophy is 53. Doctors have told him his brain is 70.

September 01, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

4-H Small Bore competitors finish strong

On Aug. 17, three Barton County 4-Hers traveled to Reno County to compete in a 4-H small bore rifle competition. Caleb Straub from Great Bend competed in the senior division. Katelyn Reh from Ellinwood and Parker Smith from Great Bend competed in the junior division. Parker placed 2nd and Katelyn placed 4th.

September 01, 2013 | | Local Life

Kid’s Ag day is almost here!

Kansas is in the heartland of Agriculture in the United States. Unfortunately, students in our communities have only a little more knowledge of agriculture, and its direct and indirect roles in our lives, than students living in urban areas. Twenty years ago, the Chamber of Commerce's Agriculture committee sought to change that. Kid's Ag Day was born, and is fondly remembered by many even years later.

September 01, 2013 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Obama’s Blundering Incompetence

I don't know who's more confused about Syria, President Obama or me.

September 01, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Humanizing Savage Capitalism

Since his election, Pope Francis has warned repeatedly of the challenges and dangers posed by a "savage capitalism" that "has taught the logic of profit at any cost, of giving in order to get, of exploitation without thinking of people." He has rightly criticized a "dictatorship of the economy" and a "cult of money" that consistently subordinates concern for human beings to questions of efficiency and profit. He has also held up an alternative rubric, noting that "concern for the fundamental material and spiritual welfare of every human person is the starting-point for every political and economic solution and the ...

September 01, 2013 | Michael Stafford | Columnists


September 01, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Agriculture Education is Hands-On at Agriland during the Kansas State Fair

Touch corn, experience a virtual combine ride or sit tall in the saddle. All of these fun activities and many more will take place in Agriland at the 2013 Kansas State Fair. The cooperative agricultural education exhibit is located in the Pride of Kansas building.

September 01, 2013 | | Agriculture

Local students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University

The names of 344 students who completed requirements for associate, bachelor and graduate degrees during the summer 2013 term at Fort Hays State University have been released by FHSU Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Joey Linn, who is also university registrar.

September 01, 2013 | | Education

Mixed emotions from NFL players on settlement

NEW YORK - The hundreds of millions of dollars the NFL is ready to pay former players sounds great, until you stretch it out over 20 years and divide it among thousands of people.

September 01, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

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Richard L. Ford 1946 - 2015

OSKALOSSA, Iowa - Richard L. Ford, 69, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, died Nov. 11, 2015, at the MHP Hospital in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Born May 18,, 1946, in ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Ronald L. “Ron” Royer 1936 - 2015

Ronald. L. "Ron" Royer, 79, died Nov. 14, 2015, at Almost Home, Inc., in Great Bend. Born April 6, 1936, in Sunbury, Penn., he was ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Aron Villegas 1992-2015

Aron Villegas, 23, died Sunday, November 15, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 1, 1992, he was the son of Jose and Paula ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Ruby M. Popp 1934-2015

HOISINGTON - Ruby M. Popp, 81, died Nov. 15, 2015, at home in Hoisington. Born July 12, 1934 at Newton County, Ark., she was the daughter ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mary Lyne Grandclair 1954-2015

HOISINGTON - Mary Lyne Grandclair, 61, died Nov. 15, 2015, at her residence in rural Hoisington. Born Oct. 10, 1954 at LaCrosse, she was the daughter ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

BCC to host Prairie Winds Concert

Barton Community College's Prairie Winds Concert Band and Jazz Band, featuring members of the community, will present their annual fall concert titled "It Is ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Hughes donates car to Almost Home in memory of brother

Rhonda Hughes, Great Bend, believes that her brother, Stanton Bergen, is probably tickled with the idea that his 2012 Kia Soul is being put to ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

​School board to recognize PE teacher

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Library at Great Bend High School. The board ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Barton Theatre presents “The Santaland Diaries” to raise funds for program

The Barton Theatre Department will present "The Santaland Diaries," starring Barton Theatre and Kansas State University Theatre alumnus, Great Bend resident Grady Bolding at 7 ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Deputies recover stolen vehicle

ALBERT – A tip from an Albert resident led to the arrest of an alleged car thief from Hays and the recovery of a stolen vehicle ...

November 16, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Believers Wrestling Club to hold meeting Tuesday

The Great Bend Believers Wrestling Club is sponsoring an informational and sign-up meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Great Bend Middle School on ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Firearms stolen on Friday

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Department, on Nov. 13, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., a burglary was committed in the ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for November 16, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 16, 2015 | | On the Record

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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