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Soldiers thank Great Bend Military Moms

Editor's note: These notes were submitted to Leslie Barrett of Great Bend Military Moms by soldiers who received care packages from the organization.

September 02, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Wagner 50th

Richard and Joan Wagner of Topeka will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept. 7.

September 02, 2012 | | Anniversaries


Albert — Mellies

Monte and Jolene Albert announce the engagement of their daughter Kari Anne Albert, to Brant Neil Mellies, son of Dave and Lori Mellies.

September 02, 2012 | | Engagements


Brack 55th

Glenn and Thelma Brack of Hoisington celebrated their 55th anniversary on Aug. 19. The couple was united in marriage on Aug. 19, 1957 in Wichita Falls, Texas. They have two children, Burton and Breta, and six grandchildren.

September 02, 2012 | | Anniversaries


Gilmore baby girl

Matt and Jennifer Gilmore of Pittsburg announce the birth of their daughter, Norah Grace on Aug. 1 at Via Christi in Pittsburg. She weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 inches long. She has a big sister, Mariella.

September 02, 2012 | | Births


Alice Batt 90th

Alice Batt will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 7 with a card shower.

September 02, 2012 | | Birthdays


Nemnich — Fyler

Brad and Christine Nemnich of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Lynnea Nemnich to Brandon James Fyler, son of Karen Lambert of Olivia, Minn. and Ron Fyler of Olmitz.

September 02, 2012 | | Engagements


Rolo — Pangburn

Greg and Sherry Rolo announce the engagement of their daughter Kali Rolo to Clinton Pangburn, son of Craig and Annette Pangburn.

September 02, 2012 | | Engagements


Mitchell — Siebert

Clark and Julia Mitchell of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Kelli Christine Mitchell to Luke Aaron Siebert, son of Chris and Sandy Siebert of Wamego.

September 02, 2012 | | Engagements


Most lables don’t matter

Dear Editor,

September 02, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Barton honors 15 employees for service milestones

Barton Community College honored 15 employees during an all-college forum August 24, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for 5, 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service.

September 02, 2012 | | Education


New family medicine physician opens St. Joseph practice

Stanley Hatesohl, M.D., is not only excited about his new medical practice in Great Bend but he also is happy to be close to family and a local non-profit agency that will provide services for his son.

September 02, 2012 | | Business


Twins sweep doubleheader

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joe Mauer's first grand slam of the year helped the Minnesota Twins finish off a successful Saturday.

September 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


West Virginia stomps Marshall

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Whether it's the Orange Bowl or playing at home, No. 11 West Virginia is comfortable with scoring a point a minute.

September 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


Wildcats heat up in second half for 51-9 win

MANHATTAN - All week, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder harped on his team about starting fast. He wanted the No. 22 Wildcats to put away Missouri State early in their season opener, and give the backups some valuable repetitions before next week's showdown with Miami.

September 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Bully bully!!!

I thought he was exaggerating when my friend called and said he had snakes in large numbers in a water trap in his front yard. I grabbed the camera and drove out to his farm. I was amazed when he lifted the iron cover to expose the mass of reptiles inhabiting that small area. Practically every crevasse housed a serpent. They were mainly Bull Snakes with some King Snakes and Rat Snakes. The temperature was in the 70's, and the snakes were lively and active. There were no venomous snakes that I could discern. We agreed that the large ...

April 05, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Thrivent Asset Management wins 2015 Lipper Fund Award

Thrivent Asset Management has been honored with a prestigious Lipper Fund Award for Best Mixed-Assets Small Fund Family.

April 05, 2015 | | Business


Hoisington School Menu

Breakfast

April 05, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Regional 4-H day

Barton County was host to Regional 4-H Day at Great Bend High School on March 13th. Regional 4-H Day participants are the top presentations selected at their local county 4-H Day. The counties represented in the Heart of Kansas 4-H Day Regional are Ellsworth, Pawnee, Rice, Russell, Stafford and Barton.

April 05, 2015 | | Local Life


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served April 7 through April 10. 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.

April 05, 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.

April 05, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Hearts and minds

Each day, farmers and ranchers pull on their boots, roll up their sleeves and go to work outside rural communities across Kansas. They perform a litany of chores – feeding and doctoring livestock, cultivating their crops, pulling maintenance on machinery, paying bills – you name it and farmers and ranchers do it.

April 05, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Senior Activities

Monday

April 05, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

April 05, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


The End of the Civil War: The 150th Anniversary

When we were teenagers, my "the South's gonna do it again" younger brother bought into some weird conspiracy theory that Gen. Robert E. Lee didn't really surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia. Lee supposedly thought he was merely handing his sword over to someone for cleaning. (The deniers who concocted the theory apparently also believed that Europeans never really landed in the New World but just filmed it out in the desert somewhere.)

April 05, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Springtime in Washington

Ah, springtime has finally arrived in Washington, D.C.

April 05, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


CKCA Topeka field trip

April 05, 2015 | | Education


Tornado drill a success

A voice came over the loud-speaker system filling every room at Great Bend Middle School.

April 05, 2015 | | Local News


Easter Sunday

April 05, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Spring is here so where are we?

It's Easter weekend and this past Thursday night saw some fairly severe weather in the area complete with power outages. Spring is really here, especially after the extremely warm temperatures this past week. Today is April 5, so area producers should have wrapped up side dressing the 2015 wheat crop and corn planters are being readied to begin planting shortly. Alfalfa is greening up and in some parts of the state, including some fields here, wheat producers are assessing winter survival. Since not a great deal is going on just yet, let's catch up on what is known.

April 05, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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