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Bus Tours at QNWR

QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - Tours on Oct. 13 at the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge will leave from the headquarter of QNWR. Participants are required to have their own transportation to the headquarters. Tours leave at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information, call620-486-2393.

September 26, 2012 | | News


Roddney G. Oliphant 1938 - 2012

OFFERLE - Roddney G. Oliphant, 73, died on Sept. 19, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

September 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


James ‘Jim’ W. Zeltner 1942 - 2012

PRATT - James 'Jim' W. Zeltner, 70, died Sept. 25, 2012 at Pratt Regional Medical Center.

September 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


JoAnn (Frank) Herrman 1927 - 2012

GREAT BEND - JoAnn (Frank) Herrman, 84, died Sept. 24, 2012 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.

September 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mata becomes third KJCCC Player of the Week

The No. 12 Barton Community College men's soccer team is enjoying success and recognition as a team.

September 25, 2012 | | Community College


Cougars capture fourth

WICHITA - The Barton Community College men's golf team finished fourth at a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference tournament at Auburn Hills Golf Course on Monday.

September 25, 2012 | | Community College


Rodgers: Replacement refs tarnishing game

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Still seething about a controversial , decisive call that went against the Green Bay Packers in Seattle, Aaron Rodgers used his weekly radio show on Tuesday to dismiss the NFL's explanation for the replacement officials' decision.

September 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Packers still steamed over debacle

NEW YORK - The NFL put its stamp of approval on the still-smoldering outcome of the Green Bay-Seattle game:

September 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


JoAnn (Frank) Herrman 1927 - 2012

JoAnn (Frank) Herrman, 84, died on Sept. 24 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 17, 1927 in Olpe, she was the daughter of Roy Emmitt Langley and Jennie Lee Mayes. In 1945 she graduated from Emporia High School. In 1950, she married Duane Frank. He died in 1972. She then married Julius Peter Herrman in 1983. He died in 1999. A resident of Great Bend since 1973, formerly of Topeka, she was a Santa Fe Railroad train router in Topeka, a clerk at Gibson Hallmark and County Treasurer, both at Great Bend.

September 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Quivira presenting bus tours to see birds soar

QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - For those who want to see the sandhill crane soar, hear the quacking of ducks and geese, and have help identifying the falcon, or a pheasant, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is offering free bus tours and lunch with the guidance of experts.

September 25, 2012 | | News


Man injured in oilfield

Aaron Owen, 27, was flown to a Wichita hospital via air ambulance after an oilfield accident Monday morning. Owen was working at an oilwell pulling unit two miles west of Susank and 1.25 miles north (at NW 200 Road and NW 20 Ave.) when a pipe fell out of an elevator and landed on top of his head. He was conscious and suffering from a laceration on the side of his head when the accident was reported at 10 a.m.

September 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Unemployment rate declines in August

TOPEKA – The August Labor Report shows a decline in the unemployment rate, improvements in unemployment insurance claims and continued increases in jobs numbers since 2011.

September 25, 2012 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


On the Record for Sept. 26, 2012

Great Bend Police

September 25, 2012 | | On the Record


Check It out!

There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:

September 25, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Class reunion

September 25, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


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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.

January 25, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Jan. 26 through Jan. 30. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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.

January 25, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


University awards semester honors to more than 3,700 students

More than 3,700 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the fall 2014 semester.

January 25, 2015 | | Education


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Conclusion

The two previous columns briefly outlined reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century and the results of those changes for the society. Also discussed were the effects these changes had on the practice of agriculture. Now, let's wrap it up and discuss how these changes changed agricultural producers themselves. Please keep in mind these are general trends that don't necessarily mean everyone producing food, fiber, or fuel or that today is bad and a century ago was better or vice-versa..

January 25, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Estate planning workshop

An estate planning workshop will be held on Feb. 7, at the Bazine Senior center. Speakers include Dr. Gregg Hadley, FACS agent, Erin Petersillie and attorney, Julie Haas. For more information and RSVP, call 1-800-460-9079 by Feb. 2nd.

January 25, 2015 | | Local News


Senior Activities

Tuesday

January 25, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Nearly 140 students receive graduation honors

Nearly 140 Kansas State University students are earning graduation honors with their degrees awarded at fall 2014 commencement.

January 25, 2015 | | Education


How about those hawks?

If you have been out and about during the past couple of weeks, you might be tempted to classify the bird life as somewhat boring. The Bottoms are essentially frozen. Geese have a few spots open, and the ducks are mostly Mallards. I counted 14 eagles on the ice a couple of days ago. They follow the waterfowl with great intensity, and several were feeding on geese carcasses within 50 yards of the resting geese. I always wonder if the geese are upset by watching their cousins become lunch. It is exciting to see the geese launch when the eagles ...

January 25, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


The State of the Bubble Address

I didn't watch the State of the Union address Tuesday night.

January 25, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The Wetland Explorer: Eagle Days

One of the more asked about species of birds at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center is the Bald Eagle. Especially this time of year, Bald Eagles can be a regular sight at Cheyenne Bottoms. During the recent Cheyenne Bottoms Christmas Bird Count, participants recorded 57 Bald Eagles, which was an all-time high count for Bald Eagles for the count.

January 25, 2015 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local News


USDA reminds producers of upcoming Livestock Disaster Assistance Deadline

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds livestock producers that the Jan. 30, 2015, deadline to request assistance for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2014, is fast approaching.

January 25, 2015 | | Agriculture


Food gets ‘no respect’

Hype is a word often associated with advertising agencies, public relations firms and spin doctors who attempt to create, change or repair an image. Many people consider hype a dirty word, something to detest.

January 25, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


How Neocons Hacked the Conservative Movement

It's no secret that the American conservative movement is bereft of ideas.

January 25, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


American snipers

January 25, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Kansas to host Central Plains Irrigation Conference Feb. 17-18

The 2015 Central Plains Irrigation Conference and Exposition will take place Feb. 17-18 at the City Limits Convention Center, Colby. The popular annual event focused solely on irrigation-related topics is hosted in Kansas every third year. Sponsors include Kansas State University, Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska and the Central Plains Irrigation Association.

January 25, 2015 | | Agriculture


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