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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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At the Mike

I know its a day late but a big salute to all veterans out there. Too many days that made our country what it is ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local Sports

Barton County Young Professionals host quarterly mixer this Friday

The Barton County Young Professionals group will hold a casual networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Hutchinson Clinic ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local News

BCC officials meet US Rep. Jenkins

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins met with Barton Community College Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Johnson and Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman Tuesday afternoon to ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local News

LHS drama offers comedic cure with ‘Bedside Manor’

LARNED - It's not Grey's Anatomy, but comical characters, a blossoming romance, and hospital antics can all be found in the parody, "Bedside Manor ...

November 11, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

OTR for October 10, 2015

Great Bend Police

November 11, 2015 | | On the Record

Veterans: We Love and Honor You

Since taking office, I have had the privilege of greeting hundreds of Kansas Veterans visiting Washington as part of the Honor Flight network. This incredible ...

November 11, 2015 | Congressman Tim Huelskamp | Columnists

Thank you from GBHS Adopt a Pet

Dear Editor,

November 11, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Clara Barton Hospital recognized

Clara Barton Hospital announced last month they had been recognized by the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation for recent efforts to improve the food ...

November 11, 2015 | | Business

Veterans Day

November 11, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

KDOT announces approved October bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Oct. 21 in Topeka ...

November 11, 2015 | | Business

Our Nation's Veterans: Why They're Special

Make no mistake about it: every civilian who does his job conscientiously and delivers an honest day's work for an honest day's pay ...

November 11, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Thanks for making our city great

Dear Editor,

November 11, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Kansas 150 1901-1925

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