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4-H Wheat Plot Tours

As May turns into June, thoughts turn to the wheat crop. Anywhere you drive in Barton County, the wheat fields are waving in the wind. To me, this is a major reminder of how beautiful our great state is, and one of my favorite things to do in the spring and summer is watching the wheat grow and develop. But how well is our wheat doing? Come join us on June 6th at 6 p.m. for a 4-H wheat plot tour to hear more.

June 02, 2013 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Upper Arkansas Basin Advisory Committee to hold meeting in Great Bend at the Barton County Historica

The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Upper Arkansas Basin Advisory Committees (BAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin area as well as the state.

June 02, 2013 | | Area Briefs

City Slickers 4-H Club

At the March 14 meeting of the Great Bend City Slickers 4-h Club there were five members, two leaders, eight parents and four guests present. The club took a donation to the Great Bend Humane Society. A demonstration and talk was given by Joshua Crawford.

June 02, 2013 | | Club News

Melanie Maneth to attend Sunflower Girls State

Melanie Maneth of Great Bend High School has been chosen by Unit #180 of American Legion Women's Auciliary to attend the 71st annual

June 02, 2013 | | Education

State Treasurer Ron Estes encourages Kansas families to Sstart saving for higher education with a 52

On May 29, Treasurer Ron Estes will join the College Savings Plans Network (CSPN) and State Treasurers around the nation in celebrating "529 College Savings Day" to increase awareness among Kansas families about the importance of saving for their children's higher education expenses. Learning Quest, the Kansas 529 Education Savings Plan, will also be holding three drawings this year for three $1,000 Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Plan accounts for those who like the plan on Facebook and register. Drawings will be held for entries received by June 30, September 30, and December 31, 2013.

June 02, 2013 | | Business

Nicholson installed as KFDA Vice President

Bill Nicholson of Hoisington, was recently installed as Vice President of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the Tri-State Convention held May 5-8, at the Sheraton Overland Park and the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park.

June 02, 2013 | | Business

Carrie Witte retirement reception

A retirement reception to honor Carrie Witte will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center. The public is invited to celebrate her 43 years of service.

June 02, 2013 | | Business

GBHS 4th Quarter Honor Roll

All A

June 02, 2013 | | Education

Volunteers in Action News

Volunteers in Action/RSVP wants to thank everyone that purchased recycled Memorial Flowers from our Great Bend and Hoisington locations this year. Because of your support, we made over $1,500 which means that we will be able to say a proper "THANK YOU" to our volunteers for everything they do to make our communities a better place to live. If the winds and rain don't beat them up too much before next Monday, we have volunteers scheduled to help us pick up the abandoned flowers at the cemetery again this year. Don't forget: if you want to ...

June 02, 2013 | | Local Life

CPI employee attains ASPPA’s TGPC designation

Heather Weathers of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) has recently passed all of the required exams to attain their TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.

June 02, 2013 | | Business

Underreporting in Obamaland

Scandal after Obama scandal.

June 02, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Beware The Infrastructure, My Son

A stitch in time saves nine. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You can lead a horse to water, but if an outdated bridge collapses on it, the meat will wind up marketed by IKEA.

June 02, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

McCool receives Dale Dennis Award

Peter McCool, a senior at Hoisington High School, has received the Dale Dennis Excellence in Education award sponsored by United School Administrators of Kansas.

June 02, 2013 | | Education

Freedom of the Pressed

June 02, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Rain and Summer Crops

As of noon this past Thursday, The GMD 5 (Groundwater Management District) weather station west of Great Bend reported 2.48 inches of precipitation for the preceding 24 hour period. The highest amount for that period from their weather stations was 4.12 inches for the Stafford site with Macksville at 3.8 inches and Radium at 2.77 inches. No, this doesn't end the drought for areas receiving this rain but it certainly eases its effects.

June 02, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

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Gary Fischer 80th

Gary Fischer of Hudson will celebrate his 80th birthday on Oct. 3, with a card shower. A family celebration is planned at a later date.

September 27, 2015 | | Birthdays

Senior Activities


September 27, 2015 | | 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 ...

September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Janis Friedeman Sayler

GREAT BEND - Janis Friedeman Sayler, 84, died Sept. 25, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.

September 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Kathleen Foster 1924 - 2015

DODGE CITY - Kathleen Foster, 90, died Sept. 24, 2015, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City.

September 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Carrasco shutsout Royals, 6-0

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Carlos Carrasco threw 6 1/3 innings of no-hit ball and finished with a one-hitter while striking out a career-high 15 as ...

September 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ | AP Sports

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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