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Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo loses a fan favorite ‘Spidey’ the spider monkey

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is mourning the loss of Spidey, the world's second oldest spider monkey. Spidey was found non-responsive with an extremely low heartrate by zoo keepers first thing Monday morning.

October 19, 2015 | | Local News

Central Kansas Medical Center Candy Stripers: The way we were

The call came as I was walking out the front door of our house. "Are you finished with that hospital column?" It was my sister Kate, calling from Wichita. She had just reviewed my draft column. "Yeah, pretty much," I told her. "You can't run it yet. You need to make some changes. We weren't Candy Strippers. That's how it reads. We were Candy Stripers."

October 18, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Columnists

Family farm

It seems people outside agriculture routinely try to define the family farm. In our contemporary society this means people two, three or four generations removed from the land live in sprawling suburbia.

October 18, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Wheatland School 50th reunion

Wheatland School will be celebrating the 50th Reunion of the school's closing in 1966. An invitation goes to teachers, staff, and their parents who attended the southern Barton County country school. The reunion will be held in Ellinwood on July 16, 2016, in conjunction with the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival.

October 18, 2015 | | Reunions

Please Go Away™ Vacations provides new free travel service

People are traveling to foreign destinations in truly amazing numbers. Particularly in Europe, this unprecedented demand is being driven by a very strong dollar against the Euro that is reducing the costs of travel. The response of many quality international travel operators has been the reducing of their prices, combining the many benefits of early reservations by also providing truly excellent early reservation savings.

October 18, 2015 | | Business

No Till Cover Crop Field Day planned for October 28

The Golden Belt Residue Management Alliance is hosting a No Till Cover Crop Field Day starting at 4 p.m. on Oct. 28th. This event will start in the field located ½ mile north of Rush Center, located in Rush County on the Jamie Holopirek Farm.

October 18, 2015 | | Agriculture

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball welcomes new senior staff accountant

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd. announces Megan P. Niedens (Kirmer), CPA as a new senior staff accountant to its professional team

October 18, 2015 | | Business

Sterling College Homecoming begins Oct. 22

Sterling College Warriors will make their way back to their Alma Mater beginning Thursday, Oct. 22, to begin the 2015 homecoming festivities, many of which the community are invited to attend. That night the curtain in Culbertson Auditorium will open at 8 p.m. to begin the musical "9 to 5." Registration, tickets and additional information for all Homecoming events can be found at

October 18, 2015 | | Education

Barton County 4H Small Bore program finishes busy summer

In May, twelve Barton County 4H'ers and five certified shooting instructors started the 4H Small Bore Rifle Season by starting practice at the county level. Every Wednesday evening, they met at the Kiowa Gun Club to practice.

October 18, 2015 | | Club News

Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee to meet in St. John

The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin as well as the state.

October 18, 2015 | | Local News

Women on the farm program

Do farm families actually retire? What are our financial needs as we age? What role does Social Security have in our financial soundness? How do we afford health care and what are our options as we progress through life? How can the farm as a business provide health care coverage for my family and possibly a hired hand?

October 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Speaker of the House

October 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

2016 election

Each fall we begin to plan for next year's extension programs. An important part of that planning is the election of new people to serve on our various Program Development Committees. The Extension Executive Board set Wednesday, October 28, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. as the time to vote for the 2016 Extension Council candidates. Come by the Extension Office meeting room at 1800 12th Street to vote.

October 18, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life

GBHS Class of 1960 55th reunion

October 18, 2015 | | Reunions

Nex-Tech Wireless celebrates Tenth Anniversary

Over the past ten years Nex-Tech Wireless has worked diligently to bring superior wireless service to Central and Western Kansas, while providing customers with a wireless experience that is truly "Something Different".

October 18, 2015 | | Business

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Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 12, 2015 | | On the Record

St. Rose Health Center blood screenings set for Nov. 21

St. Rose Health Center staff members and volunteers will be on hand from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 for the next ...

November 12, 2015 | | Business

Obama rejects Keystone pipeline project


November 12, 2015 | | Oil & Gas

Schmidt accepts promotion to OPI outside sales representative

Scottie Schmidt is used to meeting face-to-face with Office Products Inc. (OPI) customers but now those visits are for a different reason.

November 12, 2015 | | Business

Response to Polman editorial

Dear Editor,

November 12, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Plains Indian Art Program

In commemoration of American Indian Heritage Month an interactive program for kids will take place at the Jordaan Memorial Library from 1 to 3 p ...

November 12, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

GBMS wrestlers start season

Great Bend Middle School wrestling season began Saturday at the Little Apple Grapple in Manhattan. The Panthers brought 36 wrestlers and placed 21 in their ...

November 12, 2015 | | Prep Sports

GBHS Tennis WAC team

November 12, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Republicans and the Media

November 12, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Veterans Day By the Numbers

"I had no idea that many men and women have served our country in our armed forces."

November 12, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Cruel Apprentice Where the Boss Is Fired

It seems Jobs "Rn't" Theirs at Toys "R" Us.

November 12, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

One District-One Book success

Dear Editor,

November 12, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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