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Heartland Cancer Center equipped with ITV, thanks to local couple

In the recent past, when local cancer patients participated in interactive television (ITV) consultations with out-of-town doctors, they had to go to the main St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center campus.

February 11, 2013 | | Business


OTR for Feb. 12, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

February 11, 2013 | | On the Record


Police release information on rape suspect

Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a rape that occurred at 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, when a man broke into a residence in the 1100 block of Morphy St.

February 11, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Lillian E. Ricker

CHASE - Lillian E. Ricker, 85, died Feb. 10th at Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. Born Feb. 14, 1927 in Bushton, she was the daughter of Edward W. Koch and Grace M. Flannery Koch. On June 8, 1947 she married Franklin F. Ricker in Bushton. A lifetime resident of Rice County, she was a valedictorian graduated from Bushton High school in 1945 and a valedictorian graduating from Sterling College in 1959. She was an English and Reading teacher at Chase Junior High School from 1947-1959 and a 4th grade teacher at Central School in Lyons from 1964-1988.

February 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


Brian Gene Mott 1980 - 2013

Brian Gene Mott, 32, died Feb. 7 in Kingman County. Born April 1, 1980 in Medicine Lodge he was the son of Wendell and Connie (Kimball) Mott. A resident of Great Bend since 2003, coming from Pratt, he was employed for Val-energy Rig #3. Brian loved working on the rig and being outdoors and fishing.

February 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ralph Coonrod

BETHEL, Mo. - Ralph Coonrod, 77, died on Feb. 6 at the University Medical Center in Columbia, Mo. He was born on Jan. 30, 1936.

February 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


Continuation of Ellinwood police January Report

Continued from Sunday

February 11, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Pawnee County commission hears reports

LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.

February 11, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


‘Bull whackers’ employ colorful language

Editor's Note: Local historian David Clapsaddle writes about aspects about the Santa Fe Trail. The Santa Fe Trail eventually included Fort Larned and Pawnee County. "Old Dan and His Traveling Companions," profiles oxen on the Santa Fe Trail.

February 11, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Quilting Bees meet

LARNED - In the absence of the president, Colleen Wolf welcomed the Quilting Bees Guild and especially Lavada Kraft of Great Bend at the Feb. 5 meeting at the First Presbyterian Church.

February 11, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Superintendent supports United Way

LARNED – The Larned State Hospital sponsored a Giving Back Day recently for United Way of Central Kansas.

February 11, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned High students qualify for State Forensics

LARNED - After a long absence, Larned High School once again is sponsoring a forensics team as an extracurricular activity.

February 11, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Welcome Inn What Nots

Activities Feb. 10-Feb. 16

February 11, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Juvenile Correctional holds quarterly meeting

LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility Advisory Council held its quarterly meeting Tuesday.

February 11, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Andreus Tucker writes about Santa Fe Trail

By Andreus Tucker

February 11, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


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Check It Out!

There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.

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


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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