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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

Agriculture and the Laws of Thermodynamics

The annual Jack Kilby Science Day was this past Thursday at Barton Community College. High school students from all over the area were exposed to a variety of topics including agriculture. There are many ways to explain what agriculture is and what it entails. While it may seem a little bit out there, agriculture can be described using the first two laws of thermodynamics. First what are these laws, with apologies to physicists, and second how do they relate to production agriculture?

October 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Hey Democrats, What About Congress?

Presidential candidates typically try to sell themselves as superheroes whose powers will magically cure our national ills. Rarely do they remind us that power is widely dispersed in our federal system, and that presidents are compelled to share it with the typically disputatious members of Congress.

October 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Banana Republicans Take Charge

To paraphrase former Speaker Sam Rayburn, Republicans have proven they can knock down a barn. In the aftermath of John Boehner's resignation and Kevin McCarthy's withdrawal, now they have to find among their number a carpenter who can rebuild the House. Until then, our Congress is being held hostage by Banana Republicans with a bad case of electoral dysfunction.

October 18, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists

HMS athletes win KSHSA awards

Two Hoisington Middle School students were awarded the Kansas State High School Association Award of Excellence for exemplary display of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity. They included football player Wyatt Pedigo and volleyball player Susanna Schneider.

October 18, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Cougar soccer drops tough West match at Cloud

CONCORDIA – It appeared to be the final hurdle to putting itself in the thick of a Jayhawk Conference title race. At least a share of the title.

October 18, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Huelskamp welcomes local veterans on Honor Flight

Last week, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) welcomed many Veterans from Kansas to their Honor Flight, including local Don Chalfant from Great Bend. Mr. Chalfant served in the U.S. Army.

October 18, 2015 | | Local News

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Oct. 19 through Oct. 22. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and fruit. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk is served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

October 18, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


October 18, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Club Calendar


October 18, 2015 | | Club News

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.

October 18, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


October 18, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Fall — Ochs

Terry and Diane Frantz of Phillipsburg and Scott and Deborah Fall of Hays announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Dawn Fall, to Neil Andrew Ochs, son of Daniel and Joan Schmidt of Hoisington and Robert and Wendy Ochs of Enid, Okla.

October 18, 2015 | | Engagements

Ochs — Reif

Shane Ochs of Hoxie and Tracy Huxoll of Cambridge, Neb. announce the engagement of their daughter Regan Ochs to Cole Reif, son of Raymond and Anne Reif. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Dan and Deb Ochs of Hoxie, the late Jack Wisdom and the late Marge Kunkee. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Steve and Mildred Reif of Claflin, and the late Henry and Patricia Commerford.

October 18, 2015 | | Engagements

Katherine (Hickel) Demel 90th

Katherine (Hickel) Demel of rural Odin, will celebrate her 90th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 1, at Holy Family Parish Hall in Odin. Katherine was born on Nov. 1, 1925, in rural Claflin. A lifetime resident of the Claflin and Odin area, she is a homemaker. On May 18, 1948, she married August Demel at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ellinwood. He died on Feb. 10, 2008. Katherine enjoys reading, needlework and gardening. Her children are Vernon (Janice) Demel of Moundridge, Carol (Lee) Nichol of Lakewood, Colo., Gary (Renee) Demel of Great Bend, Sharon ...

October 18, 2015 | | Birthdays

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Sue Shoen 1937-2015

ELLINWOOD - Sue Shoen, 77, of Ellinwood passed into eternal life, with her six children by her side, on Nov. 10, 2015.

November 14, 2015 | | Obituaries

Z. Lee Rouser

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to many, Z. Lee Rouser, 85, passed from this earthly life to her eternal home on Nov ...

November 14, 2015 | | Obituaries

Arlene Helen Miles 1915 - 2015

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Arlene Helen Miles, 100, died Nov. 6, 2015, at Life Care Center in Farmington, N.M. Born Jan. 13, 1915, in Breese ...

November 14, 2015 | | Obituaries

Patty Sue Mauler 1947 - 2015

SHAWNEE - Patty Sue Mauler, 68, died on Nov. 9, 2015, at her home. Born Feb. 26, 1947, to Paul and Helen (Riley) Stagner in Lafayette ...

November 14, 2015 | | Obituaries

Nine Patch revisited

Some quilts aren't made for warmth. Some of them are meant to be stared at in awe and wonderment.

November 14, 2015 | | Local News

Barton nursing student gets a head start with Senate Bill 155 classes

Barton Nursing student, 19-year-old Breanna Towers of St. John, started making strides toward her career during her sophomore year of high school by taking college ...

November 14, 2015 | | Local News

Passing out poppies

Great Bend's Poppi Perry passes out Veterans Day poppies at Walmart.

November 14, 2015 | | Local News

Cougars dominate first half cruising to 24-point victory over Planet Athlete

Racing out to an early nine point lead the Barton Community College men's basketball team never looked back in a 94-70 victory Friday over ...

November 14, 2015 | | Local Sports

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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