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Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010, unscrupulous scammers have been creating ways to take advantage of consumers' uncertainty surrounding the law.

October 06, 2013 | Sandy Praeger | Business

Great Bend Pilot Club Names Knudson Sweetheart of the Year

Pilot International Foundation was established in 1975 to support the community-based work of Pilot Clubs by promoting the awareness and prevention of brain-related disorders, and improving the lives of those affected by such disorders, through education, volunteerism, financial support, and research. Each year, the Great Bend Pilot Club supports the efforts of Pilot International through a multitude of activities.

October 06, 2013 | | Club News

FHSU Homecoming finalists

Ten finalists have been announced for king and queen at this weekend's Fort Hays State University's homecoming. Each FHSU student organization was encouraged to nominate a candidate for homecoming king, queen or both.

October 06, 2013 | | Education

What if Agriculture Shut Down?

Sometime over the last year or so, one of these columns was supposed to focus on the new Farm Bill. Needless to say, that hasn't happened and likely won't for some time to come. One of the casualties of the impasse in Washington going largely unnoticed isn't just the lack of a Farm Bill but as of October 1 there is no authority to continue under the previous one. Adding to the mess for agriculture is the closure of Farm Service Agency offices and most USDA functions. Instead of dwelling on Washington, let's shift the focus ...

October 06, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Mauler promoted at Farmers Bank & Trust

Farmers Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheryl Mauler to Assistant Vice President Securities Administrator. Sheryl began her employment with Farmers Bank on Feb. 21, 2001, as the bank's securities administrator. "Sheryl has been an essential part of the financial services department serving in the role of heading security administration. Sheryl's organizational skills and depth of experience are invaluable in assisting in the oversight and management of the bank's investment portfolio," remarked Steve Dobratz, Chief Financial Officer of the bank. Sheryl has mastered many areas of banking throughout her career. She has prior experience ...

October 06, 2013 | | Business

October is Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month

Living in the wide open spaces of Kansas helps a person appreciate the relatively clean air quality outdoors. But since many people spend a significant amount of time indoors, October is the perfect time to be reminded of indoor air quality.

October 06, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Veterans Service representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Oct. 10, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to sign up for the Kansas Medallion honoring their service. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

October 06, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Is the answer blowing in the wind?

With each passing day there's more interest in the Grain Belt Express Clean Line transmission project. This is the proposed direct current (DC) electric transmission line that would run from near Spearville north and east across the state to the Kansas-Missouri border.

October 06, 2013 | | Agriculture

AP Top 25 capsules


October 05, 2013 | | AP Sports

No. 20 Texas Tech rolls Jayhawks

LAWRENCE - How costly Texas Tech's 54-16 victory over Kansas is going to be is not yet known.

October 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


State High School Football

October 05, 2013 | | Prep Sports

Moyers, Francis combine to win doubles competition at invite

McPHERSON - Great Bend High School's Macy Moyers and Morgan Francis combined for a first-place finish in the doubles tennis competition on Saturday at the McPherson Invitational.

October 05, 2013 | | Prep Sports

Oilers open district play with rout of Canton-Galva

CANTON - Quarterback Braeden Crites was involved in all but one of Central Plains High School's six touchdowns on Friday night.

October 05, 2013 | | Prep Sports

Indians remain undefeated with win over Cimarron

CIMARRON - The Larned High School Indians moved their unblemished record to 5-0 on Friday night as they controlled the second half in a 33-23 victory over the Cimarron Bluejays, who fall to 3-2 on the season.

October 05, 2013 | By Charles Tabler Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports

Walsh’s late TD lifts OSU past Kansas State 33-29

STILLWATER, Okla. - Mike Gundy was just as baffled as everyone else watching Oklahoma State's offensive struggles for much of the second half against Kansas State.

October 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

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