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Barton County 4-H hosts Winter Classic

Barton County 4-H shooting sports leaders hosted the 12th annual Barton County 4-H Winter Classic on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Expo Complex. There were six counties represented. Barton County placed second as a team. The four team members for Barton County were Parker Smith, Katelyn Reh, Ryan Kohman, and Lake Lyman.

February 28, 2016 | Berny Unruh | Local Life

Young Stockmen’s Academy gathers in Topeka for first session

A group of 20 young ranchers from across the state met in Topeka last week for the first installment of the 2016 KLA Young Stockmen's Academy (YSA). Merck Animal Health is partnering with the association to host these members for an in-depth look into KLA and the beef industry. A series of four seminars will be held throughout the year in various locations in Kansas.

February 28, 2016 | | Agriculture

GBMS 7th grade basketball results

A team 28 - Hays Middle School 36

February 28, 2016 | | Prep Sports

Great Bend High School Regional Bowling results

On Thursday the Great Bend Panther bowling teams traveled to Salina to compete in the 13 team Regional Tournament. In boys action the Panthers finished in 5th place just 80 pins away from qualifying for State. The top three teams from each Regional qualify for the State Tournament. Salina South claimed the top spot with a series total of 2786 pins. Wichita Heights came in second place with a total of 2635 pins followed by Newton with 2511 pins. Great Bend rolled a series total of 2431. The bright spot on the day for the Panther Boys was sophomore Kameron ...

February 28, 2016 | | Prep Sports

Vietnam Scholarships

Vietnam Veterans of America Hays Chapter 939 announces that they will again be awarding four, $500 scholarships for college or trade school. Students who reside in one of the following counties are eligible: Barton, Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Finny, Graham, Gove, Hodgeman, Lane, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Rush, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, and Wallace.

February 28, 2016 | | Local News

Spring Is Almost Here - Corn

Last week we discussed wheat heading into spring. Today's column focuses on getting ready for the 2016 corn crop. Corn planting, depending on Mother Nature's whims, could start in as little as five weeks, especially dryland corn. For many corn producers what is listed below may have already been decided, especially with discounts for early seed orders and locking in lower prices for inputs. So what goes into getting ready to plant a corn crop? Keep in mind though not mentioned here, the selection of tillage systems plays a large role in some of these decisions.

February 28, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Parents, Learn That Teen Slang – If You Dare

Far out! Only a jive turkey would pass up the chance to read the Huffington Post article "14 Teen Slang Terms Decoded For Middle-Age Parents."

February 28, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Intervention Fail: Back to Libya

The use of the U.S. military overseas seems to have become so commonplace that the Obama Administration can bomb a country with no Congressional input and very little media interest at all. Such was the case on Friday, when the U.S. military killed some 49 people in a bombing run near Tripoli, Libya.

February 28, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists

Apple smart phone key issue

February 28, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons

Time to put mess behind us

Dear Editor,

February 28, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Special Needs Calendar


February 28, 2016 | | Menus and Activities

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.

February 28, 2016 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


February 28, 2016 | | Menus and Activities

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Feb. 29 through March 4. 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.

February 28, 2016 | | Menus and Activities

Club Calendar


February 28, 2016 | | Club News

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