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Holiday spirit

There is nothing like watching the Sunday School children's Christmas program to get you in the spirit of the season. Our four year old granddaughter, Calyn, took her part seriously as Mary in the manger scene. The message and songs of the evening reminded us that it is not the expensive gifts, but rather time spent together that makes the holidays special. Make sure that your holiday traditions exemplify your values. Time spent playing board or card games together, viewing your communities' Christmas lights, or enjoying a sing-a-long can help define the holidays in a way that is meaningful ...

December 23, 2012 | Donna Krug | Local Life


BBB advice on giving wisely to the Newtown families

Americans deeply moved by the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, are reaching for their wallets these days. As always happens when a heartbreaking event such as this takes place, many are led to contribute to the cause, motivated by the touching stories of the effected families. Your Better Business Bureau advises that care be taken when you select the charity through which your gift is given.

December 23, 2012 | | Business


Kansas 511 now offers personalized traveler information

Just in time for the holidays, the Kansas Department of Transportation has made it easier than ever for travelers to get the latest information about their route to work, school or holiday gatherings.

December 23, 2012 | | News


Immigration and naturalization exhibit opens at FHSU’s Forsyth Library in January

Most Kansans can trace their heritage to another part of the world. Some came in search of a better life for themselves or their children. Many came to join families or friends.

December 23, 2012 | | Education


Huelskamp stands strong

Dear Editor,

December 23, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


American State Bancshares acquisition of First National Bank of Holcomb completed

American State Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of American State Bank and Trust Company, Great Bend, recently acquired First National Bank of Holcomb. American State Bank has a branch office in Garden City, so the acquisition will increase the bank's presence in that market.

December 23, 2012 | | Business


No. 9 Jayhawks secure road win over No. 7 Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's not supposed to be this easy for a kid playing his first collegiate road game.

December 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Detroit’s Johnson tops Rice’s single-season yardage record

DETROIT - The Atlanta Falcons have earned home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

December 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Wildcats stun No. 8 Florida

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Leave it to the kid from suburban Kansas City to help Kansas State finish off a banner day for the college hoops programs that the city calls its own.

December 22, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Temple shocks No. 3 Syracuse

NEW YORK - Khalif Wyatt had never been in Madison Square Garden let alone played there.

December 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


GBMS boys split last games before break

At the Christmas break, the Great Bend Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball "A" team record stands at 7-2.

December 22, 2012 | | Local Sports


Bowers leads No. 12 Missouri over No. 10 Illinois

ST. LOUIS - Laurence Bowers had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Missouri to an 82-73 win over Illinois in the annual Braggin' Rights game.

December 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Louisiana-Lafayette beats East Carolina

NEW ORLEANS - Whether Terrance Broadway was throwing, running, or throwing on the run, he gave East Carolina fits and justified Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth's decision to let his sophomore quarterback finish the season as his starter.

December 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Boise State edges Washington, 28-26

LAS VEGAS - The last two times Boise State played in the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl, there were other places the Broncos wanted to be. Not so on Saturday, when the smallest player on the team came up big in a 28-26 victory over Washington.

December 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Indianapolis visits Kansas City seeking playoff berth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Indianapolis Colts of a year ago were in no better shape than the Kansas City Chiefs of this season. Their offense couldn't score, their defense couldn't stop anybody, and they had just one win when mid-December rolled around.

December 22, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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$8.1 million in assistance available to plant trees, protect streams and fields

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is now accepting applications for Kansas Forest Service's "Water Quality Improvement through the Implementation of Forestry Practices" initiative. A ...

February 07, 2016 | | Agriculture


Kansas Corporation Commission to hold second educational meeting on Clean Power Plan

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will hold an educational meeting to discuss Kansas' path towards compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Education and Agriculture: Traditional or Technical Education?

throughout February with a series of events recognizing the importance of career and technical education while increasing awareness of career paths available for those preparing ...

February 07, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


The Mighty Mysterious White-tailed Buck

Three of my friends kill BIG deer almost every year. They are all bow hunters. It is amazing to me that they consistently kill deer ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local Life


Father Tighe/Murphy

The movie "Spotlight" was recently nominated for an Academy Award. I watched it, like I watch most movies these days, alone at the Leawood Theater ...

February 07, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


Future of farming

Matt Stafford, Pride Ag Resources/Ace Hardware Lyons Store Manager, will present a video showing the future of farming in light of technology at 7 ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Title up for grabs in 67th International Pancake Day Race Tuesday

Eleven women will compete in the International Pancake Day Race in Liberal this year, facing off against 25 runners in Olney, England. Last year's ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local Life


Birthing Classes for expecting mothers offered at Great Bend Regional Hospital

Great Bend Regional Hospital is well-known for its Women and Children's Center, which delivers approximately 40 babies per month to parents from all over ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


A.P.I. Kansas meeting

A.P.I. Kansas Luncheon will be held at noon on Wednesday at the Club at StoneRidge, 1438 24th Street, Great Bend. Lunch will be ...

February 07, 2016 | | Club News


The GOP Did Good in Iowa

I don't know how the primaries will turn out in New Hampshire next week.

February 07, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


No Rubio, Rights are Man-Made

The Iowa caucus brings out the evangelical in all Republican candidates. After all, previous winners include Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, two candidates who exclusively ...

February 07, 2016 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Great Expectations

February 07, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Great Bend Regional Hospital leads the charge in Heart Disease Awareness Initiative

As a leading healthcare provider in central Kansas, Great Bend Regional Hospital was proud to lead the charge in raising awareness for heart disease in ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


What is Hippology?

What is Hippology? Hippology is a Greek word, with the word root "hippo" meaning horse and "ology" meaning the study of. The State 4-H Horse ...

February 07, 2016 | | Club News


Jacam Chemical assigned patent

Jacam Chemical in Sterling has been assigned a patent (9,249,651) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for downhole application of ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


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