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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

Club Calendar


November 08, 2015 | | Club News

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Digging deeper: Study finds High Plains Aquifer peak use by state, overall usage decline

A new Kansas State University study finds that the over-tapping of the High Plains Aquifer's groundwater beyond the aquifer's recharge rate peaked in ...

November 22, 2015 | | Agriculture

Kansas State University working with state, industry to turn area into pet food industry hub

Kansas State University issued the following news release:

November 22, 2015 | | Agriculture

Gentiva Hospice an affiliate of Kindred at Home celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month

Gentiva Hospice – part of Kindred at Home, the nation's largest provider of home health and hospice services – joins in celebrating National Home Care and ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

Thanks and Sharing in November

The first wave of Mary Kay Chemo Care packages were delivered to the staff at the Great Bend Heartland Cancer Center this week by Mary ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

BBB joins Fraud Awareness Movement

etter Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is reminding consumers and businesses that Nov. 15 – 21, is International ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

December programs

As the weather starts to cool down, and the last minute planting and harvesting wraps up for the year, many producers take this time to ...

November 22, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Eric Schoendaler promoted at First Kansas Bank

Eric Schoendaler has been promoted to Assistant Vice President at First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank.

November 22, 2015 | | Business

Saint Francis Community Services kicks off annual Christmas for Kids campaign

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) has begun its annual Christmas for Kids campaign, which provides presents to children in foster care at Christmas. Each year ...

November 22, 2015 | | Local News

Explore the National Park Service Sites of Kansas

Fort Larned National Historic Site, established on Aug. 31, 1964, was the first National Park Service site established in Kansas. It's not the only ...

November 22, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

New college at Fort Hays State gets a name: Science, Technology and Math

A fifth academic college became a reality at Fort Hays State University Wednesday when the Kansas Board of Regents unanimously approved the College of Science ...

November 22, 2015 | | Education

Decision won't be last word

Dear Editor,

November 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Take care of our own refugees

Dear Editor,

November 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

NHRA Summit Drag Racing Series

Todd Piper, Robert Steffen, Nick Hastings and Mark Schwalm each scored NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. This year ...

November 22, 2015 | | Local Sports

Weather Terminology and Facts – Part 3 – Precipitation and History

Today's column concerns precipitation and where the long-term data comes from. First let's tackle precipitation. We aware that it comes in many forms ...

November 22, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

GBHS seniors sign with KU

Great Bend High School seniors Kalyn Blessing and Morgan Kottas have signed to row at the University of Kansas. GBHS is well represented at Division ...

November 22, 2015 | | Prep Sports

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