BTI (Bucklin Tractor & Implement Co.) headquartered in Bucklin, now has a brand new John Deere dealership open in Pratt.
An appearance at Fort Hays State University by Alina Fernandez, daughter of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus.
With the price of feed grains and quality hay, alfalfa producers have the opportunity to generate substantial income, especially in the spring when forage stockpiles are low, before warm-season pastures are ready for grazing, or summer annual forages are planted.
Cheryl (Dunlap) Rugan has announced her candidacy for USD 428 board of education. She considers herself a concerned mother of children in the public school system, far from a politician. However, after consideration of the importance of sound leadership and the impact that the USD 428 school board has on our children and the community, she has a vested interest to get involved. "I would approach the school board position with no hidden agenda, but ...
Dear Editor, The growth of things to see and do in Great Bend and the surrounding areas has been dramatic. It is truly a pleasure to share with out-of-town friends and family the many additions that have taken, and are in the process of taking, place. Among things immediately coming to mind are: the Wetlands and displays at Brit Spaugh Park, our many historical murals, the Quilt Walk, Shafer Art Gallery, the Dorothy Moses Morrison ...
Dear Editor, During the 1950s, as a full-time attorney for Kansas Department of Revenue, I completely revised, indexed and recodified all of the sales tax rules and regulations. Now when schools, disabled persons and so many others are suffering from state budget cuts, special interests should be required to wear a big sign around their necks, announcing that the Kansas Legislature exempts them from sales taxes that the rest of us must pay. Ask Department ...
Dear Editor, I want to say KUDOs to Vines and Designs Floral in Great Bend. I had scheduled a delivery of flowers from an online vendor and they did not deliver what they promised, or at all for that matter. I called Vines and Designs at 2:30 p.m. and asked for a delivery of flowers the following day. I told them I had originally wanted the flowers delivered that day and explained my issue. I ...
Dear Editor, The American Red Cross would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the Great Bend community for continuously supporting the Red Cross blood program. Your support is a wonderful example of how to give back to your community and help patients in need. The Red Cross blood supply relies on the generosity of volunteer donors. People commonly underestimate the need for blood and the difference that even one donation can make to ...
Dear Editor, I just wanted to thank God for my daughter, Danielle. I have never been as scared as the minutes that followed the horrible accident that we had Monday evening. Danni was hit so hard on impact that she would not respond to me, she was knocked out completely. God sent down angels in the form of every-day people, who stopped driving, and helped my daughter, granddaughter and myself get out of the trapped ...
Vietnam veteran Ronald Flanagan, in the midst of expensive treatment for bone cancer, had his medical insurance canceled because his wife mistakenly keyed in a "7" instead of a "9" in the "cents" space while paying the couple's regular premium online, leaving the Flanagans 2 cents short.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma finally made an offer that Lon Kruger couldn't refuse.
The Kansas Barnstorming Tour will be playing in Great Bend on Sunday, April 17, at 4 p.m. at the Kirkman Activity Center at Barton Community College.
JUNCTION CITY - The Barton Community College men's golf team finished in sixth place at the fourth Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet last Sunday at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Junction City.
Blue Jays 6, Twins 1 TORONTO (AP) - Kyle Drabek pitched seven innings of one-hit ball to earn first major league win, and Jose Molina and Jayson Nix hit solo home runs for Toronto. Drabek (1-0) didn't allow a hit until Denard Span's one-out single to left in the sixth. He allowed one run, walked three and struck out a career-high seven. Shawn Camp pitched the eighth and Marc Rzepczynski worked the ninth for the ...
HOUSTON (AP) - When it's win or go home, nobody's better than Kemba and the kids.
Vera Burfield will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 24 with a card shower.
Jon and Marilyn Reifschneider of Arlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Reifschneider, to Andrew Francis Heimann, son of William and Teresa Heimann of Hays.
Violet Kasselman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the American Legion, 117 E Santa Fe Blvd in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be her children, grandchildren and their families.
A joint luncheon recognition was recently held for the Great Bend Optimist and Rotary Clubs. Brigadier General Vic Braden, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, for the United States Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth was the speaker.
Great Bend Middle School announces the April and May 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.
Wrapping up the 12th year of the annual ABC Program, Sunflower Bank contributed $6,910 to schools and students in the Great Bend and Ellinwood area. Since the inception of the ABC Program in 2001, Sunflower has contributed $52,038 to schools and students in the Great Bend and Ellinwood area.
Commencement ceremonies for NCK Tech were held in Beloit on May 10th. Students achieving a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA earned Dean's Honor Roll academic honors during the ceremony. Area students recognized are: Carpentry-Cabinetmaking: John Kubick, Ellsworth and Richard Tice, Great Bend; Advanced Computer Information Technology: Nicholas Syx – Russell; Electrical Technology: Toby J Hubka– Wilson.
Drought, flooding, extreme heat, subzero temperatures: All of these climatic events and more in Kansas can threaten the supply and affordability of the nation's beef supply. It's hard to do much about the weather, but a team of Kansas State University scientists will be trying to find solutions so cattlemen can better adapt to any future climate extremes in their grazing operations.
Remember the 1996 movie, "A Time to Kill"?
Looking at wheat throughout the central region of Kansas during the first couple days of May, members of the Wheat Quality Council (WQC) labeled the crop in fairly average to slightly above average condition.
The Scheuerman Reunion will be held at 12.30 p.m. on June 2 at the Rush Center City Hall on Hwy 96 in Rush Center. A potluck dinner will be held and everyone is asked to notify family members and bring table service. Drinks will be furnished. Bring pictures and paper clippings to share.
Last week's Wall Street Journal featured a story about over-sharing - asking, "What triggers people to reveal too much?"
The question that I seem to get most often right now is why are my trees dying? Most of the time, the answer is the drought. Even though we have had some moisture recently, we are still in a severe drought. Driving around the county, you will even see old, big Red Cedars dying in the tree rows. That is because we have had two summers that were extremely hot and dry which baked the ...