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Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 13, 2015 | | On the Record


​Butler attains Double Diamond sales at Simpson Farm Enterprises

MOORESVILLE, Indiana, – Four sales people at Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, were recognized for outstanding Apache self-propelled sprayer sales performance by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.

July 13, 2015 | | Business


Orlando's HR rescues Royals against Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY- Paulo Orlando snapped a tie with a clutch homer in the eighth inning off reliever Bo Schultz to lift the Royals to an 11-10 victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday in the rubber game at Kauffman Stadium.

July 13, 2015 | Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Smart business

While food safety will always be the cornerstone of our farm and ranch production process, allegiance is making inroads into why and where consumers buy their products.

July 12, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Brown patch in fescue

With the wet cool spring that we had, diseases that have not been seen much of in several years have made a reappearance in various plants around the area. One of these diseases is a fungus called Brown Patch that is showing up in fescue lawns. Ward Upham, K-State Research and Extension's horticulture expert wrote a short article explaining what Brown Patch is, as well as your options if you would decide to treat your lawn. As always, if you have questions, or would like a second opinion, you can always call your local Extension Office for help.

July 12, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Daughters of Isabella donation

July 12, 2015 | | Club News


Great Bend Community Blood Drive July 20 to feature Farmers and Battle of the Badges

Kansas pork farmers are hoping to make an even bigger impact on communities around the state this year though a partnership supporting American Red Cross Blood Drives that has already collected enough blood to help up to 11,000 patients since 2012.

July 12, 2015 | | Local News


Women on the farm

STOP! Read all directions before proceeding! We have all seed the warning labels, and we all know that no matter what activity we are participating in, there are safety precautions that must be followed. Our work in the agriculture field is no different. When we work in the agriculture field, we are assuming the risk of the most dangerous occupations in our nation. According to the CDC, everyday about 167 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury. The next Women on the Farm event will feature not only safety for working on the farm, but also the selection of tools for ...

July 12, 2015 | | Agriculture


Sign up for IRS Summertime Tax Tips

Taxpayers interested in receiving helpful consumer tips this summer to get a jump start on this year's taxes should consider joining the more than 660,000 subscribers who already receive IRS Tax Tips.

July 12, 2015 | | Business


Kerry-On Baggage

July 12, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Community Response

The primary sponsor of the corps was the local American Legion Argonne Post 180. The bond between the corps and the Legion was permanent, and the Post routinely funded new instruments, uniforms, and travel expenses to their state and nation championship contests and conventions. While the corps enjoyed the support of the Post, it was dependent upon the generosity of the local public school systems, area businesses, foundations, anonymous donors, member families, volunteers, and its many friends and fans. Families of corps' members contributed financially, by paying nominal annual membership dues. When families were unable to meet that obligation, other ...

July 12, 2015 | | Business


Barton Community College students named to honor rolls

Barton Community College has named 279 students to the Dean's List for the spring 2015 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.

July 12, 2015 | | Education


How About These Beauties?

There are several birds at the Bottoms right now that are just stunning. My friends, Dodge and Lorna Engleman from Salina and San Antonio are here for their annual visit. They are world-class birding experts and travel internationally several times per year to see new birds in their natural environment. It is always a special treat for them to stop by. Their efforts in conservation and habitat preservation are inspiring to all of us.

July 12, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Frost named new American State Senior V.P.

Bruce Frost, Wichita, has been named the new Senior Vice-President of American State Bank and Trust Company. He will specialize in agriculture and commercial lending and will service loans previously handled by Don LacKamp, President and CEO of American State Bancshares, the parent company of American State Bank.

July 12, 2015 | | Business


FHSU students attend Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference

Six students from the Fort Hays State University Marketing and Management Association attended the 2015 Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA) National Leadership Conference recently in Chicago. The students competed in business events and participated in professional development activities after qualifying at the Kansas State Phi Beta Lambda conference.

July 12, 2015 | | Education


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Trail segment and four historic districts among listings added to National Register of Historic Plac

The Kansas Historical Society announced that a segment of the Smoky Hill Trail and Butterfield Overland Despatch and four historic districts are among the newest ...

July 26, 2015 | | Local News


Roger the dodger

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


No Outrage From Environmentalists About Pot?

File this in the large and growing 'Government Unintended Consequences' folder.

July 26, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Rumpus Chumpus Trumpus

For all those bemoaning the lack of noise in the Republican presidential sweepstakes, it's time to get down on our knees and give thanks ...

July 26, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Trumps mind

July 26, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Club Calendar

Monday

July 26, 2015 | | Club News


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

July 26, 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 ...

July 26, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Dr. Bill King 80th birthday

Dr. Bill King will celebrate his 80th birthday and 20 years of retirement from his OB-Gyn Practice with a come and go reception from 2 ...

July 26, 2015 | | Birthdays


Marvin Riggs 90th

Marvin Riggs will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2, at the First Church of Nazarene ...

July 26, 2015 | | Birthdays


Bieberle 60th

Willis and Theresa Bieberle will celebrate their 60th anniversary from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2 at St. Patrick's Parish Center, 4100 ...

July 26, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Henrietta Bartonek 90th

Henrietta Bartonek of Otis will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 1, at the Otis-Bison Elementary ...

July 26, 2015 | | Birthdays


Burnett — Schneider

Timothy and Barbara Burnett of Pittsburgh, Pa. and LaVern and Elaine Schneider of Albert, announce the engagement of their children Alexandria Dee Burnett and Scott ...

July 26, 2015 | | Engagements


Stoss baby girl

John R. and Becky Stoss of Dodge City, announce the birth of their daughter, Neeley Deann Stoss, on June 11.

July 26, 2015 | | Births


Make the most of mealtime

In today's harried world, seems like everyone's schedule is filled to the brim with activities. Both parents work, kids go to school and ...

July 26, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


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