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Exclusive Excerpt from: "Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!" by Tom Purcell

October 06, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Oct. 7 through Oct. 11. 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.

October 06, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Dog for a dog event a success

Landmark National Bank "Dog For A Dog" event was held on Oct. 2 to benefit the Great Bend Humane Society. Approximately $800 was raised. Items were collected that the Humane Society needs on a daily basis such as 30 gallon trash bags, zip lock bags, paper towels, band aids, dog, puppy and cat food. A complete list can be viewed at the display at Landmark National Bank.

October 06, 2013 | | Business


Illegal Immigrant Lobby to Stage National Demand for Amnesty, Work Authorization

On October 5, as part of their ceaseless demand that Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform, illegal aliens and their advocates will hold a National Day of Dignity and Respect. Their goal is to achieve immediate legal status, with work authorization, and eventual citizenship. If successful, at least 11 million aliens would compete with Americans for the handful of available jobs.

October 06, 2013 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Farm Bureau members of Kansas serve on state committees for their farm organization

More than 75 Farm Bureau members of Kansas have taken leadership positions within their farm organization and will serve on the organization's agricultural advisory committees. Members on the eight state ag advisory committees surface commodity-specific issues, discuss solutions and make recommendations to the Kansas Farm Bureau board of directors.

October 06, 2013 | | Agriculture


Migrating caterpillars

In the last two weeks, I have been getting a lot of calls about different types of caterpillars that are migrating into people's yards and gardens, and sometimes even their houses! I will talk about a few of these and try to help you out a little bit if you are also having this problem.

October 06, 2013 | | Agriculture


Commissioner’s Corner

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010, unscrupulous scammers have been creating ways to take advantage of consumers' uncertainty surrounding the law.

October 06, 2013 | Sandy Praeger | Business


Great Bend Pilot Club Names Knudson Sweetheart of the Year

Pilot International Foundation was established in 1975 to support the community-based work of Pilot Clubs by promoting the awareness and prevention of brain-related disorders, and improving the lives of those affected by such disorders, through education, volunteerism, financial support, and research. Each year, the Great Bend Pilot Club supports the efforts of Pilot International through a multitude of activities.

October 06, 2013 | | Club News


FHSU Homecoming finalists

Ten finalists have been announced for king and queen at this weekend's Fort Hays State University's homecoming. Each FHSU student organization was encouraged to nominate a candidate for homecoming king, queen or both.

October 06, 2013 | | Education


What if Agriculture Shut Down?

Sometime over the last year or so, one of these columns was supposed to focus on the new Farm Bill. Needless to say, that hasn't happened and likely won't for some time to come. One of the casualties of the impasse in Washington going largely unnoticed isn't just the lack of a Farm Bill but as of October 1 there is no authority to continue under the previous one. Adding to the mess for agriculture is the closure of Farm Service Agency offices and most USDA functions. Instead of dwelling on Washington, let's shift the focus ...

October 06, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Mauler promoted at Farmers Bank & Trust

Farmers Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheryl Mauler to Assistant Vice President Securities Administrator. Sheryl began her employment with Farmers Bank on Feb. 21, 2001, as the bank's securities administrator. "Sheryl has been an essential part of the financial services department serving in the role of heading security administration. Sheryl's organizational skills and depth of experience are invaluable in assisting in the oversight and management of the bank's investment portfolio," remarked Steve Dobratz, Chief Financial Officer of the bank. Sheryl has mastered many areas of banking throughout her career. She has prior experience ...

October 06, 2013 | | Business


October is Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month

Living in the wide open spaces of Kansas helps a person appreciate the relatively clean air quality outdoors. But since many people spend a significant amount of time indoors, October is the perfect time to be reminded of indoor air quality.

October 06, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Veterans Service representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Oct. 10, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to sign up for the Kansas Medallion honoring their service. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

October 06, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Is the answer blowing in the wind?

With each passing day there's more interest in the Grain Belt Express Clean Line transmission project. This is the proposed direct current (DC) electric transmission line that would run from near Spearville north and east across the state to the Kansas-Missouri border.

October 06, 2013 | | Agriculture


AP Top 25 capsules

No. 1 ALABAMA 45, GEORGIA STATE 3

October 05, 2013 | | AP Sports


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Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 04, 2016 | | On the Record


Former soldier becomes Barton paramedic student

After graduating high school in 1998, Hoisington-area resident Erik Berger joined the US Army and became an engineer and combat lifesaver. In 2003 he suffered ...

February 04, 2016 | By Joe Vinduska Barton Community College | Local News


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces changes in recreation day use fees

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District announced today a change to recreation day use fees charged for boat launches and swimming ...

February 04, 2016 | | Local News


Braedan Crites signs

February 04, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for March 1

Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and ...

February 04, 2016 | | Local News


Barton women sweep tennis duals in Nebraska

The Barton women's tennis team had an impressive weekend in Nebraska. The Cougars, in their annual late January trip to Freemont, defeated Nebraska schools ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton men lose two close tennis matches in Nebraska

Things don't get much closer than this past weekend for the Barton men's tennis team. The Cougars traveled to Nebraska for a break ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Authorities Got It All Wrong in Planned Parenthood case By Christine Flowers Ann Richards, former

Ann Richards, former governor of Texas, became famous for one quip about George H.W. Bush by saying, "He was born with a silver foot ...

February 04, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Why This Female Cannot Support Donald Trump

How any female in America could support Donald Trump, the American version of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, is beyond me.

February 04, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Public Lands

February 04, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Two more Barton women wrap up NJCAA spots

Tamara Style and Brooklyn Polk earned their seats on the bus when the Barton women's track team head to the NJCAA Indoor Nationals at ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton men split squads; continue to add up qualifying marks

Most of the Barton men's track team this past weekend took for southeast Kansas and Pittsburg State Invitational. A few, however, headed northeast to ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


At the Mike

Two weeks might be too much for the national media

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


​Ellinwood Columbus Club to sponsor fish fry Feb. 12

Ellinwood Knights of Columbus are having a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd. The ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


​Adopt A Pet serving soup, cinnamon rolls Saturday

Great Bend Humane Society Adopt A Pet will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Orscheln's Farm ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


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