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New endowment benefits Locust Grove Village

The Golden Belt Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Locust Grove Village (formerly Rush County Nursing Home), has established a new endowment fund. This partnership between the community foundation and Locust Grove Village gives individuals and businesses interested in supporting the nursing home or retirement community a vehicle for their charitable giving.

May 01, 2013 | | Business


Rosewood Ranch receives grant from CMN Hospitals at Via Christi Health to offer therapeutic riding s

Rosewood Ranch, a 900-acre full-working horse ranch, in Pawnee Rock, that offers equestrian and therapeutic riding classes to people with developmental disabilities, has been awarded a grant for $1,950 by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health.

May 01, 2013 | | Business


Ellsworth Correctional Facility inmates show talent for theater

More than 130 people, mostly residents of the Ellsworth area, packed an auditorium recently for a dinner-theater performance of the comedy "The Ransom of Red Chief" this past weekend. But they weren't there to see some performance of a traveling drama troupe. Nor were they on hand to support members of the town in a community theater.

May 01, 2013 | | Local News


Great Bend falls 3-0 in road game

WICHITA - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team lost 3-0 on Tuesday against Wichita Southeast.

April 30, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Nuggets avoid elimination in series against Warriors

DENVER - Kenneth Faried brought the energy and the Denver Nuggets rediscovered their toughness in time to stave off elimination Tuesday night with a 107-100 win over the Golden State Warriors.

April 30, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Royals take hold in sixth for win over Rays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - James Shields made a stellar first start against his former team, and Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer to spur the Kansas City Royals to an 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

April 30, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Lady Cougars edge Dodge City to win Region VI title

HUTCHINSON - The Barton Community College women's golf team won a National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI title on Monday.

April 30, 2013 | | Community College


Lady Panthers sweep doubleheader at Larned

LARNED - The Great Bend High School softball team overcame numerous errors to sweep a doubleheader against Larned on Tuesday afternoon.

April 30, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Library announces programs

Great Bend Public Library will show "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" during Teen Movie Monday, at 4 p.m. on May 13. The free movie is open to students in grades 7-12.

April 30, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Farm Show winners

The Jordan Hickel family of Great Bend won the grand prize at the American State Bank booth during the recent Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo. The bank let participants spin its prize wheel for a chance to win a Sanyo 42-inch high definition TV. Pictured from left: Jordan and Katrina Hickel and their two children Kate and Mack, along with Robert Rugan and Jerry Renk representing American State Bank and Trust.

April 30, 2013 | | Business


Poche dolls to be shown in Great Bend

281 Bypass Antiques, located at 1135 U.S. 281 Bypass in Great Bend, will host a reception for artist Dustin Poche from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday May 11.

April 30, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Pork Association sponsoring blood drive

For the second year, the Kansas Pork Association is sponsoring several blood drives throughout Kansas with a goal of collecting 150 pints of blood. Because each pint could help save up to three lives, up to 450 patients could benefit.

April 30, 2013 | | Area Briefs


BCC to host concert

The Barton Music Department awards 11 scholarships every year at about $1,000 each, and it couldn't be done without the help of the community's support of the annual Music Endowment Concert, which is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

April 30, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Heartland Farm offers spring blessings, open house

The Dominican Sisters of Peace invite the public to join them Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for their annual Spring Blessing free family fun event. Guided tours of the straw bale buildings, a labyrinth walk, and a tree planting are planned. Come visit the alpacas, including two-month old baby Joy. Drop in or stay for the whole day. Visitors are welcome to bring chairs and a picnic and relax and enjoy the grounds. Heartland Farm is located at 1049 CR 390, Pawnee Rock. For more information, contact Marilyn Pierson, OP, by calling 620-923-4585 or ...

April 30, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for May 1, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

April 30, 2013 | | On the Record


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Remember Kermit Gosnell? Probably Not

It is difficult to imagine that two years have passed since a Philadelphia jury decided the fate of Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

May 15, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Amish Romance Novels: Is That Even A Thing?

I had never really thought about such books existing, but the May 8 "Newsweek" reports that Amish romance novels are big business, accounting for as much as half of the inspirational fiction market and involving dozens of new titles each month.

May 15, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


IRS Workers

May 15, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Help wanted – careers in agriculture

It's graduation season for secondary and post-secondary education. Some graduates are continuing their formal education and many are looking for work. Many are still trying to figure out their career. Too many have never considered agriculture as a career path for a variety of perceived reasons: low wages, poor benefits, they don't hire women, less than desirable working conditions, no experience in agriculture, no jobs, no opportunity for advancement. All of those perceptions are wrong. This column isn't saying there aren't less than desirable jobs in agriculture but these jobs are shrinking as agriculture adapts to ...

May 15, 2015 | | Agriculture


Kirmser Awards recognize exceptional undergraduates at KSU

MANHATTAN - Outstanding undergraduate research in topics ranging from presidential history to biosystems engineering has earned several Kansas State University students the Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award, presented through the K-State Libraries.

May 15, 2015 | | Education


From Barton to bachelor’s

MANHATTAN - Nathan Legleiter always wanted a Kansas State University degree, but he needed a way to complete it while living and working in the Great Bend area. He used a special partnership between Barton Community College and the university to complete his bachelor's degree in general business.

May 15, 2015 | | Education


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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