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GBMS Above and Beyond winners

Great Bend Middle School announces the August through October Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.

November 08, 2015 | | Education

GBMS 1st Quarter Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll

November 08, 2015 | | Education

Unruh Family Reunion

The Peter A.R. Unruh and Sarah Boese Unruh Family Reunion was held on Nov. 1, at Perkins Restaurant in Great Bend. Those in attendance were Don, Brenda, Julietha, and Sarah Jones, of Great Bend; Keith Mull and Leann Simmons, of Larned; Jeanine Haynes of Salina; and Vera Spencer and Leslie Peters of Wichita.

November 08, 2015 | | Reunions

November fertilize

Fall chores for the landscape are finally wrapping up for the year, but there are still a few items on the list. If you have a cool- season lawn, November is a good time to fertilize the turf for the winter hardiness and a quicker green up in the spring. Ward Upham, K-State Research and Extension's horticulture expert talks about the method below.

November 08, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Young Ellinwood resident scores sideline access and VIP Package for K-State Football

Nathan Hammeke from Saint Joseph Catholic School in Ellinwood won sideline access at kick off and a VIP package for four to the K-State vs. Oklahoma game on Oct. 17, courtesy of Sunflower Bank.

November 08, 2015 | | Business

Consumer alert: Medicare Part D, Advantage fraud schemes occur during open enrollment

The current signup period for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans is a time when Kansas seniors should be especially alert to potential scams, according to Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance.

November 08, 2015 | | Business

Now Republicans are Debating Their Debates

Two years ago, after the GOP had lost the popular vote for the fifth time in six presidential elections, the Republican National Committee autopsied the corpse and proposed a long list of cures. This sane suggestion appeared on page 76:

November 08, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Socially Radical Republicans Cannot Win

Time for a blast from the past.

November 08, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Pie Chart

November 08, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

League of Women Voters meeting

League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Classic Inn. Lunch will be from the buffet or the menu.

November 08, 2015 | | Club News

Weather Terminology and Facts – Part 1 - Humidity

As the old say goes, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." For those in agriculture it should be changed to "but farmers and ranchers live it." Fall harvest is wrapping up. Almost all of the 2016 wheat crop is in the ground and much of the area has experienced freezing temperatures at least briefly. We have access to and are bombarded with weather forecasts and data through all types of media. But how many of us really know where these facts and figures come from and what the terminology means? And those in agriculture, especially ...

November 08, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Cougar volleyball season comes to an end at Cloud

There will be no upsets to be had in the post season for the Barton volleyball team. The Cougars season came to an end Wednesday night against Cloud County with a loss in the opening round of the Region VI tournament.

November 08, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Barton give No. 5 Butler battle but ends season with 2-0 loss

The Barton women's soccer knew going into its Region VI semifinal what to expect in its battle with No. 5 Butler.

November 08, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Garcia named Jayhawk Goalkeeper of the Week

For the second straight week the Barton women's soccer team had a player recognized by the Jayhawk Conference as a player of the week.

November 08, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Nov. 9 through Nov. 13. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and fruit. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk is served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

November 08, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

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19th annual Santa’s Workshop is coming to Great Bend

Great Bend High School students, community volunteers and Great Bend Recreation Commission staff will be transforming the City Auditorium into Santa's Workshop.

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Region to see 2nd highest Thanksgiving travel since 2007

According to AAA nearly 3.8 million in the West North Central Region of the U.S., of which Kansas is a part, will journey ...

November 25, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

OTR for November 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 25, 2015 | | On the Record

2B Organized announces new franchise in Great Bend

2B Organized, a professional organizing firm, announced the launch of a new franchise to serve Great Bend and surrounding areas. Services include residential and commercial ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Talk Is Cheap, Foul Language Is Worthless

You don't need to be a genius to recognize that John Oliver is doing some remarkably effective journalism on his weekly HBO series, laced ...

November 25, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Time For Obama to Back Ted Cruz?

In her memoir published this summer, Claire McCaskill recounts how she confounded political observers who assumed she would lose reelection to the U.S. Senate ...

November 25, 2015 | Karl Frisch | Columnists

Syrian Refugees

November 25, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Annual Turkey Awards

It's time, once again, for our Annual Turkey Awards. That time of year when we recognize the biggest "Turkeys" from the world of sports ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Grant benefits local swim team

Earlier this year the Golden Belt Community Foundation established the Barton County Pool Grant and Endowment Funds (Funds) as a way to provide long-term support ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Galindo joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announces the hiring of Cory Galindo at their Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th Street in Great Bend. Cory ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Nex-Tech announces new location in Great Bend

Nex-Tech relocated its store location to 3700 10th Street in Great Bend on Nov. 1. Nex-Tech customers will enjoy easier access in and out of ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Trustees look at campus security

Dear Editor,

November 25, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Tiger fans make plans for bowl game

It's been a long time since the Fort Hays State University football team has qualified for the post-season, and fans are making plans to ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

​Cookie Contest promises sweet fun to Saturday shoppers

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Prairie Ink accepting submissions

Editors Jamie Oss and Teresa Johnson of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, Prairie Ink, are accepting entries for its seventh edition.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

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