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American Legion Mid-winter Conference

On Feb. 7, members of the American Legion Auxiliary throughout the state of Kansas met in Winfield at Post #10 located at 115 W 10th Avenue for the annual Mid-Winter Conference. There was a joint session with members of the American Legion beginning. Following the joint session, the Auxiliary proceeded to the First United Methodist Church located at 1000 Millington Street. Special guests from the Auxiliary's National organization werein attendance. They included Diane Duscheck, National Children and Youth Chairman and Martha Lee Thatcher, National Chairman for Girls Nation. The Mid-Winter Program featured five informative programs focused on membership recruitment ...

February 08, 2015 | | Club News


International Harvester Collectors Club

The International Harvester Collectors Club, 26th annual Red Power Round Up will be held June lO through 13, at the Missouri State Fairgrounds, in Sedalia, Mo. hosted by the Missouri Chapter.

February 08, 2015 | | Club News


Whacky Winter Weather and Wheat

Today, the temperature is supposed to be around 70. Last week low temperatures were in the single digits and the week before record highs in the eighties were reached. Naturally this weather rollercoaster has spurred discussion about the condition of the winter wheat crop and its status. Has the wheat broken dormancy? Was the wheat damaged by the temperature swings? Were wheat stands reduced? To answer these questions, it's helpful to review what winterhardiness is and how it works.

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


Local students earn distinction at Wichita State University

Wichita State University has announced the names of more than 2,300 students who were on the WSU dean's honor roll for fall 2014.

February 08, 2015 | | Education


Earl Fox 80th

Earl Fox will celebrate his 80th birthday on Feb. 14 with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard in Great Bend.

February 08, 2015 | | Birthdays


Gosser 60th

Major and Phyllis Gosser of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 9, with a card/memory letter shower.

February 08, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Prescribed fire workshop to be held at the Pratt County Fairgrounds

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, in conjunction with the Kanas Prescribed Fire Council, USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service, Pratt County Conservation District, and K-State Research and Extension, is hosting a prescribed fire workshop focusing on reasons to burn CRP and rangeland, weather conditions for safe burning, and ways to reduce the risk of fire escapes. The workshop will be held at the Pratt County Fairgrounds 4-H Center on Wednesday, Feb. 25th. Registration cost for the workshop is $10 per person. This will be due the day of the workshop and will be payable by cash or check.

February 08, 2015 | | Agriculture


2015 World Wetlands Day coloring contest winners

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center announces the winners of the 2015 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest. Nearly four hundred second graders completed a coloring sheet featuring a Woodhouse's Toad, a common Barton County amphibian.

February 08, 2015 | Jean Aycock - KWEC Education Director | Education


Living the Dream!

When I retired, I had a conversation with myself to do as many things as possible that are really fun and don't cause much trouble for anyone. Photography, hunting and fishing, digging in my day lilies, and mowing my grass have occupied most of my time. Establishing a relationship with the school has added another dimension to this process that gives me a whole different level of participation and enjoyment. I had no expectation of being able to watch students achieve and excel - and I am grateful for that opportunity. I suppose that my advice to people making that ...

February 08, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Midwest Energy deploys new web site

Midwest Energy launched a re-designed web site on Feb. 3, offering visitors an improved experience with an easier-to-navigate layout, and a responsive format that optimizes the site's appearance for the type of device they are using.

February 08, 2015 | | Business


Starting garden transplants from seed

February is often a cold and dreary month for many gardeners. However, planning for and starting vegetables and flower transplants from seed can make this a much more interesting time of year. Following are the steps needed to be successful in seed starting.

February 08, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Great Bend High School Boys Swimming results

Team Scores:

February 08, 2015 | | Local Sports


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

February 08, 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 milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

February 08, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

February 08, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


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​Barton Nursing partnership with St. Rose Health Center continues to thrive

Nothing can prepare a student for a career like hands-on experience with real-world equipment. Barton's Nursing, Adult Healthcare and Pharmacy Technician programs will all have more opportunities for continued real-world scenarios with the help of a recent, sizable donation of about $140,000 worth of equipment from St. Rose Health Center in Great Bend.

February 25, 2015 | | Education


Larned will hold Legislative coffee Saturday

LARNED -- State Senator Mitch Holmes and Kansas Rep. John Ewy will visit the Larned Chamber of Commerce Jordaan Room for an informative legislative coffee at noon Saturday, Feb. 28. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

February 25, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


OTR for Feb. 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 25, 2015 | | On the Record


Central Kansas League standings

CKL BOYS

February 25, 2015 | | Prep Sports


OTR for Feb. 26, 2015

Great Bend Police

February 25, 2015 | | On the Record


​Silver Cougar Club to offer second part of Google Drive class

Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will offer a continuation course on Google Drive from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, March 4 – April 8, at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St. in Great Bend.

February 25, 2015 | | Local News


Kiwanis selling pancake tickets

Members of the Great Bend Kiwanis club are selling tickets to next week's Pancake Feed. The 57th annual pancake and sausage dinner will be served from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Expo I building west of Great Bend. Tickets are $4 and will also be available at the door. Proceeds allow the Kiwanis to sponsor many of the activities for youth and needs of many individuals in the Great Bend area.

February 25, 2015 | | Local News


​Shafer Gallery program rescheduled

Due to the potential for winter weather, the demonstration by and reception for Joel T Dugan in the Shafer Art Gallery scheduled for Feb. 27 has been postponed until March 6. The new times for the portrait paintings demonstration are 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 6. The reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on March 6. Dugan will be explaining the story he is telling in the cycle of narrative images and also the symbolism to be found there.

February 25, 2015 | | Local News


KBCA state basketball rankings

KBCA basketball rankings

February 25, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Central Prairie League standings

CPL BOYS

February 25, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Local swimmers compete at state

The 1-5A high school boys state swim meet took place this past weekend at the Topeka-Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. Great Bend swimmers results are:

February 25, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Panel Discussion on Sports

The Rice County Historical Society's Coronado Quivira Museum will host a panel discussion celebrating sports and the way sports build and unite communities at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Coronado Quivira Museum, 105 West Lyon in Lyons. This panel discussion will be moderated by Sterling College History Professor Doug Boardman. The panel members are Junior Soeken, Jackie Rogers Schafer, Shane Cordell, and Bud Kelly.

February 25, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Assembly of God, 601 South Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Matt Aycock with greeters Terry Lewis, Shawn Panzer and January Pecora. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 25, 2015 | | Local News


Reward offered for information

Dear Editor,

February 25, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Hoisington native promoted to manager at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the promotion of Turner Polzin, CPA to manager. Polzin is a graduate of Hoisington High School.

February 25, 2015 | | Business


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