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Mike Briney promoted at Sunflower Bank to President of Hays region

Sunflower Bank has promoted Mike Briney to President of the Hays region. In this capacity, Briney will be responsible for developing and nurturing commercial relationships in the markets of Hays, Victoria, Russell, Great Bend, Ellinwood and Osborne. Briney's previous position was commercial and agricultural lender.

September 08, 2013 | | Business

Prickly Pear Cactus

Ever hear of digging prickly pear cactus out of a pasture for 50 cents an acre?

September 08, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: Administrators David Reiser and Kathy Hafner will provided a status report regarding the addition of 7th grade athletics and new sports at Great Bend Middle School; Riley School HVAC project; approval of Site Council Members; update on Mentor Program; Assessment Performance Index data report; project updates on gym construction and parking lot north of Great Bend High School; and approval of Grant Award and Memorial Contributions.

September 08, 2013 | | Local News

Presidential Dithering

John Kerry put on quite a war dance in the Senate on Tuesday.

September 08, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Phil Kerpen

Syria has taken over the top of the agenda, but very soon Congress will necessarily return to high stakes fiscal negotiations, not just over the continuing resolution to fund the government, but also over the federal debt ceiling. Speaker John Boehner is committed to the principle that has so effectively constrained discretionary spending since the historic summer 2011 deal: debt ceiling increases must be matched dollar-for-dollar with new spending cuts. At the top of the spending cut priority list should be elimination of the most widely hated aspect of the new health care law: the individual mandate.

September 08, 2013 | | Columnists

Hanging Together

To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, "If we do not all hang together, we will surely all hang separately." So how does that relate to agriculture? The answer lies in the 20th Annual Kids Ag Day held this past Wednesday at the Mauler farm just north of Great Bend.

September 08, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Hangover from wars

September 08, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Sept. 9 through Sept. 13. 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 08, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs calendar


September 08, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Keller Real Estate and Insurance Agency addition

Keller Real Estate & Insurance Agency announces the addition of Jeremy and Mandy Keil as realtor associates in their office. Jeremy is a lifelong resident and he and Mandy have called Great Bend home since 2008. Being parents of two young girls, they feel this helps them especially understand families and their housing needs. The Keils are both members of the Great Bend Board of Realtors, the Kansas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Even though they are new to real estate, they are seasoned in the area of sales and customer service. Kevin keller, broker, commented that ...

September 08, 2013 | | Business

Senior Activities


September 08, 2013 | | 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 milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

September 08, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Daughters of Isabella meeting

The Daughters of Isabella will have an Open Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the St. Patrick Parish Center. All ladies of the parish are invited to come and see what D of I is all about.

September 08, 2013 | | Club News

Great Bend High School Band

September 08, 2013 | | Education

Perez hits two-run blast as Royals edge Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Salvador Perez is on a power surge and the Kansas City Royals keeping hanging on in the wild-card race.

September 07, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

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Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?

Many people hope to pass on or transfer some of their special non-titled personal property to family and friends. Non-titled personal property includes items that ...

October 11, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Winners crowned at Kansas Junior Livestock Show

Livestock shown by young exhibitors from across the state were named champions at the 83rd Kansas Junior Livestock Show, proudly sponsored by Cargill. During the ...

October 11, 2015 | | Agriculture

Bankers awards

Announcement that the Conservation Awards Program will again be held in this county was received today by Alicia Boor, Barton County Agriculture and Natural Resources ...

October 11, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. (ILS) announces the acquisition of Ag Systems, Inc.

Today, Lee Borck, President & Chairman of ILS announced, "Ag Systems, Inc. of Larned became a wholly owned subsidiary of ILS effective Oct. 1st. We are ...

October 11, 2015 | | Business

Club Calendar


October 11, 2015 | | Club News

Bridge – the game, gives us respite from the empty nest blues

When our last child packed up and drove away to college, Lori and I needed to find something new to occupy us.

October 11, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life

Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331 Homecoming

All area Masons are invited to attend Hoisington Lodge #331 Annual Homecoming at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Oct. 18th.

October 11, 2015 | | Club News

AT&T commits to bringing broadband to 35,000 rural homes and businesses in Kansas

Reflecting the company's long-standing commitment to deploying high-speed Internet access in urban and rural areas across Kansas, AT&T has committed to extend broadband ...

October 11, 2015 | | Business

Kansas Optometric Association Conference

More than 250 optometrists and 150 optometric assistants attended the 2015 Kansas Optometric Association Fall Eyecare Conference in Wichita. Optometrists attending were able to receive ...

October 11, 2015 | | Business

The CHOICE is clear for new dealer who joins NuTech Seed® to offer customers the Power to OutPerform

Farmers in the Barton County area will now have more choices when it comes to fulfilling their corn, soybean, alfalfa, sorghum, and sunflower seed needs ...

October 11, 2015 | | Business

Hospital Auxiliary hosts annual fall luncheon

The Ellinwood District Hospital Auxiliary is hosting their annual fall luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 .pm. on Oct. 27, at St. Joseph ...

October 11, 2015 | | Business

Vets helping Vets program on the local level

October 11, 2015 | | Club News

Hunter Safety class

A Hunter Safety Class will be offered in Odin at the Odin Store meeting room. Classes will be held from 7 to 9:30 p ...

October 11, 2015 | | Local News

Senior Activities


October 11, 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 ...

October 11, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

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