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USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Sept. 3 through Sept. 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

September 01, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Use them right

Is there a shift in human focus and concentration, or is it just me?

September 01, 2013 | John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

New U.S. Crop Insurance report to reveal key causes of record $17.3 billion in 2012 crop losses

How can farmers prepare for extreme weather ahead? Extreme weather forced the Federal Crop Insurance Program (FCIP) to pay out a record-breaking $17.3 billion in crop losses last year, as detailed in a new crop insurance report and crop loss mapping tool to be released at Noon EDT/11 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, August 27, by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). 2012's record-breaking crop insurance payouts smashed the trend of annual Federal Crop Insurance payouts from 2001-2010, when crop losses averaged just $4.1 billion a year.

September 01, 2013 | | Agriculture

Coming up dry: Study focuses on future availability of groundwater in High Plains Aquifer

If current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas will be depleted in 50 years. But immediately reducing water use could extend the aquifer's lifetime and increase net agricultural production through the year 2110.

September 01, 2013 | | Agriculture

Brophy is 53, his brain is 70

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Jay Brophy is 53. Doctors have told him his brain is 70.

September 01, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

4-H Small Bore competitors finish strong

On Aug. 17, three Barton County 4-Hers traveled to Reno County to compete in a 4-H small bore rifle competition. Caleb Straub from Great Bend competed in the senior division. Katelyn Reh from Ellinwood and Parker Smith from Great Bend competed in the junior division. Parker placed 2nd and Katelyn placed 4th.

September 01, 2013 | | Local Life

Kid’s Ag day is almost here!

Kansas is in the heartland of Agriculture in the United States. Unfortunately, students in our communities have only a little more knowledge of agriculture, and its direct and indirect roles in our lives, than students living in urban areas. Twenty years ago, the Chamber of Commerce's Agriculture committee sought to change that. Kid's Ag Day was born, and is fondly remembered by many even years later.

September 01, 2013 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Obama’s Blundering Incompetence

I don't know who's more confused about Syria, President Obama or me.

September 01, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Humanizing Savage Capitalism

Since his election, Pope Francis has warned repeatedly of the challenges and dangers posed by a "savage capitalism" that "has taught the logic of profit at any cost, of giving in order to get, of exploitation without thinking of people." He has rightly criticized a "dictatorship of the economy" and a "cult of money" that consistently subordinates concern for human beings to questions of efficiency and profit. He has also held up an alternative rubric, noting that "concern for the fundamental material and spiritual welfare of every human person is the starting-point for every political and economic solution and the ...

September 01, 2013 | Michael Stafford | Columnists


September 01, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Agriculture Education is Hands-On at Agriland during the Kansas State Fair

Touch corn, experience a virtual combine ride or sit tall in the saddle. All of these fun activities and many more will take place in Agriland at the 2013 Kansas State Fair. The cooperative agricultural education exhibit is located in the Pride of Kansas building.

September 01, 2013 | | Agriculture

Local students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University

The names of 344 students who completed requirements for associate, bachelor and graduate degrees during the summer 2013 term at Fort Hays State University have been released by FHSU Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Joey Linn, who is also university registrar.

September 01, 2013 | | Education

Mixed emotions from NFL players on settlement

NEW YORK - The hundreds of millions of dollars the NFL is ready to pay former players sounds great, until you stretch it out over 20 years and divide it among thousands of people.

September 01, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Fuller Industries names Alan Burton as Financial Controller

Fuller Industries is pleased to announce that Alan Burton has joined the company as Financial Controller. Burton graduated summa cum laude from Fort Hays State University with a B.B.A. in Accounting. He worked in the retirement plan industry for several years and is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. In addition, he became a certified public accountant in 2012 while working in public accounting and was recognized for earning one of the top scores in the country for that year on the Uniform CPA Exam with the Elijah Watt Sells Award. He is ...

September 01, 2013 | | Business

Baord of Education retreat

The Board of Education will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road, for a retreat, with a guest facilitator.

September 01, 2013 | | Area Briefs

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Barton women win sixth straight

It was a sluggish start coming off a record-breaking effort for the Barton women's basketball team.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Barton men cruise by Hesston

It used to be a gimme game. But not any more. The Hesston College men's basketball team is pretty good now days.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

FHSU men’s soccer moves on in Division II National Tournament

Fort Hays State used three first half goals to earn a 4-2 victory over Upper Iowa in the round of 16 at the NCAA Division ...

November 24, 2015 | | College

Four earn All-American status at Cross Country Championships

Missouri Southern's Vincent Kiprop was the National Runner-Up in men's cross country to highlight the MIAA's day at the NCAA Division II ...

November 24, 2015 | | College

CPL All League teams

Central Prairie League All-League Volleyball Teams 2015

November 24, 2015 | | Prep Sports

The Prairie Godmother Funds host Giving Tuesday Event to increase endowment fund

The Prairie Godmother Funds is one of over 65 organizational and other endowment funds participating in Give Where You Live, in conjunction with Giving Tuesday ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas Forage and Grassland Council Annual Conference to be held Dec. 15

The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council will hold its Winter Conference and Annual Meeting on Dec. 15, at Kansas Farm Bureau Headquarters, 2627 KFB Plaza ...

November 24, 2015 | | Agriculture

OTR for November 23, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 23, 2015 | | On the Record

Holiday foods: Homemade and mail order gifts are welcome

Candy, jellies, cookies and more-some of the best holiday gifts come from our own kitchens, or from the kitchens of local specialty food companies.

November 22, 2015 | | Local Life

Why it’s called ‘Turkey Day’

How did the turkey reserve its place on our traditional Thanksgiving table?

November 22, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Ellinwood Garden Club

The Ellinwood Garden Club met on Nov. 11, at the Historic Wolf Hotel. Members enjoyed a catered hot luncheon served in elegant style on a ...

November 22, 2015 | | Club News

Digging deeper: Study finds High Plains Aquifer peak use by state, overall usage decline

A new Kansas State University study finds that the over-tapping of the High Plains Aquifer's groundwater beyond the aquifer's recharge rate peaked in ...

November 22, 2015 | | Agriculture

Kansas State University working with state, industry to turn area into pet food industry hub

Kansas State University issued the following news release:

November 22, 2015 | | Agriculture

Gentiva Hospice an affiliate of Kindred at Home celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month

Gentiva Hospice – part of Kindred at Home, the nation's largest provider of home health and hospice services – joins in celebrating National Home Care and ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

Thanks and Sharing in November

The first wave of Mary Kay Chemo Care packages were delivered to the staff at the Great Bend Heartland Cancer Center this week by Mary ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

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