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National American Miss Kansas pageant

June 07, 2015 | | Local Life


USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association reunion

The 2015 reunion of the USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association will be held from Sept. 14 to Sept. 20 at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk in Jacksonville, Fla. For more information call Don Shade at 866-352-2469 or 716-569-2314 or email lbcgn9@aol.com.

June 07, 2015 | | Local Life


Working Women of WWII

American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during World War II. Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical, farming, and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials. These women have stories of their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. American Rosie the Riveter Association would like to acknowledge these women with a certificate and have their ...

June 07, 2015 | | Local Life


Local student named Governor’s Scholar

At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Natalie "Lexi" Sanders of Hoisington, was selected to attend the 32nd Annual

June 07, 2015 | | Education


The Fair is Coming

In less than a month pre-fair activities will be history and the opening day of the 2015 version of the Barton County Fair will be here. I hope many of you reading this column will consider making an exhibit of your own this year. Whether it is a jar of jelly or freshly baked pie, a crocheted afghan, quilt, or other handiwork, there is a class for just about everything. I am always amazed at the talent shown by exhibitors in the arts and crafts, woodworking, and photography division. Garden produce and flowers may also be entered and they really ...

June 07, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Corn and Soybean Production – Heat and Light Part I

If you have been paying attention to farm news in our region, you heard concerns about getting the corn crop in the ground as it was getting late for planting. You seldom hear those concerns in Kansas regarding soybeans. Have you ever wondered why? Well it has to do with the difference in the importance of heat and light for these crops.

June 07, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Wheat flag smut

This year has been ideal for disease issues in the wheat field. Agronomists across the state have reported widespread rust disease, as well as wheat streak mosaic in many areas. Now, there have been reports of wheat flag smut detected in Kansas as well. It has not been confirmed in Barton County, but be on the lookout in your fields for it. This is a manageable issue, but bears keeping a close eye on. The following column gives you some more information about Flag Smut from the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Check www.agriculture.ks.gov and search for Wheat ...

June 07, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Local woman competes in fitness show

Barb Gilmore Thorn of Great Bend competed in the 2015 NPC Midway USA Championship on May 16, in Wichita. She placed first in novice and second in masters classes.

June 07, 2015 | | Business


Dan Quilin joins Advanced Therapy

Dan Quilin, PT, DPT has recently joined Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine's Physical Therapy Team. Dan is originally from Olathe. He attended Olathe South High School. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training from Emporia State University, where he spent a lot of time with the football and men's basketball teams. During his undergraduate years he was a member of the Emporia State Hornets Track and Field team.

June 07, 2015 | | Business


Great Bend High School 4th Quarter Honor Roll

All A

June 07, 2015 | | Education


League of Women Voters meeting

The League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold its monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from the "quick serve" menu.

June 07, 2015 | | Club News


Golden Sheaf Chapter #226, Great Bend

Golden Sheaf Chapter #226, Great Bend, was honored with a special visit from Doris Kammerer, Newton Chapter #5, District Aide for District 9, Grand Chapter of Kansas, Order of the Eastern Star on June 1, at the Hoisington Masonic Lodge.

June 07, 2015 | | Club News


C&V Home Improvement sponsors Lead Safe Certification Training for contractors and landlords

In 2010, Kansas enacted legislation requiring contractors and landlords to follow Lead Safe Work Practices (LSWP) when remodeling homes and certain commercial entities built prior to 1978. Contractors and landlords must assume lead is present in paint and stains for all pre-78 homes. Contractors are required to complete certification and to conduct their work in compliance with the LSWP. One struggle facing certification for contactors is the lack of local certification classes. The closest available training is in the Wichita area. "We are sponsoring this class so that all contractors and landlords can have convenient access to certification and recertification ...

June 07, 2015 | | Business


Bethany graduates Class of 2015

On May 17, Bethany College honored 119 students who earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education from the college during the 2014-2015 academic year.

June 07, 2015 | | Education


Local students named to Spring 2015 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

Local students are among the 1,244 named by Fort Hays State University to the Deans Honor Roll for the spring 2015 semester.

June 07, 2015 | | Education


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Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 22, 2015 | | On the Record


Spieth wins a stunner at Chambers Bay for US Open title

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Jordan Spieth is halfway home to the Grand Slam, a prize only three of the biggest names in modern golf have ever chased.

June 22, 2015 | DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Young, Royals roughed up in rubber game

KANSAS CITY- Mookie Betts came within a single of hitting for the cycle, the Red Sox pounded out 16 hits and Wade Miley served up six scoreless innings in a 13-2 Father's Day blowout of the Royals on Sunday afternoon.

June 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Blazers place second

The Barton Blazers took second place in the Shawnee Mission/Overland Park Premiere basketball tournament. The Blazers defeated the Reno County Elite, Beastmode, Bobcats, and CNBA. They lost in the championship game to Missouri Flight. The Blazers will be playing at home this coming weekend in the Great Bend MAYB tourney. Players include, Brock Skelton, Evan Campbell, Nick Wondra, Chance Sanger, Ray Kuhlman, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, and JJ Heredia.

June 22, 2015 | | Local Sports


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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