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New 24-Hour daycare opens to serve Great Bend employers

A 24-hour childcare center in Great Bend celebrated its grand opening on Friday with a Chamber ribbon cutting at 4:45 p.m., and owner Erika Julian hopes to reach out to area employers as she grows her new business. All The Little Children, currently located at 1416 Broadway in Great Bend, is the only 24-hour licensed daycare in the area. "Businesses who employ evening and overnight help often struggle with high turnover because their staff can't find reliable childcare," Julian says. "I hope to develop good relationships with these types of employers to help solve that problem so ...

December 02, 2012 | | Business


Senior Activities

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December 02, 2012 | | Menus and Activities


Joy in Giving? (How do I choose whom to help?)

Dear Editor,

December 02, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Special Needs Calendar

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December 02, 2012 | | Menus and Activities


Dillons Stores raise money for United Way of Central Kansas

Dillon's Store #9 employees in Larned, United Way Champion Wendy Ibarra and store manager Nancy Martin, Store #3 employees in Great Bend, UW Champion Julie Mitchell and store manger Diana Sunley and store #51 employees and UW champion Carrie Amerine and store manager Ryan Streck, combined to raise $17,000 for United Way of Central Kansas to further the Health, Education and Income our our communities. Dillon's has been a part of United Way of Central Kansas since inception in 1962. The employees of Dillon's in Barton and Pawnee county have increased their giving 237% in the ...

December 02, 2012 | | Business


Board of Barton County Commissioners meeting

The Board of Barton County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include consider a resolution to determine the declaration of NE 210 Road from NE 20 Avenue West 1700 feet as being of minimum maintenance and repair of bridge 234 south of Cheyenne Bottoms.

December 02, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Not So Merry Go Round

December 02, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


CPI employee Dyan Suppes attains ASPPA’s CPC designation

Dyan Suppes of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) has recently passed all of the required exams to attain her CPC (Certified Pension Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Defined Contribution Administrative Issues Basic Concepts (DC-1), Compliance Issues (DC-2), and Advanced Topics (DC-3) exams, the Administrative Issues of Defined Benefit Plans (DB) exam, the Certified Pension Consultant Modules exams, and the Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) exam.

December 02, 2012 | | Business


Bungalow Family and Community Education Unit meeting

Bungalow Family and Community Education Unit held its fall salad luncheon on Nov. 12 at the Foundry Methodist Church with Jeanine Laughlin and Margie Nairn as hostesses. Guests were Bill Laughlin, Joe Boley and Sue Ware.

December 02, 2012 | | Club News


No. 7 K-State closes deal against No. 23 Texas

MANHATTAN - Collin Klein threw a touchdown pass and ran for two scores and No. 7 Kansas State beat No. 23 Texas 42-24 on Saturday night for its third conference title in 117 years and a trip to the Fiesta Bowl.

December 02, 2012 | By Doug Tucker The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lady Tigers hold off Lady Thunderbirds in season-opening win

ST. JOHN - The St. John High School girls' basketball team graduated their leading scorer and rebounder from last year.

December 01, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Panthers struggle in first swim meet

SALINA - It was a slow start to the season for the Great Bend High School boys' swim team.

December 01, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Chiefs to meet Newton, Panthers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Carolina Panthers won just once in their first six games and were scuffling along toward irrelevance when owner Jerry Richardson fired general manager Marty Hurney.

December 01, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Police: Chiefs’ Belcher kills girlfriend, self

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.

December 01, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Panthers fall short against Riley County

HAYS - Great Bend High School's final shot from Brock Ibarra for a chance to win was off-target on Saturday afternoon at Hays Middle School.

December 01, 2012 | | Prep Sports


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Time for a Real Conversation About War

My oldest son is handsome, smart, and, in the words of my old boss Ann Richards, very nearly perfect. I love him boundlessly, so it hurts me to know that his homeland has been at war for every single day of his life except for a few months in 2001 when he couldn't yet crawl. Now he's shaving, and for the first time in his life he might get to witness a real discussion about going to war.

February 25, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Homeland Security Shutdown

February 25, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Up Is Down

I'd advise you to sit down, pour yourself a beer and take a deep breath. You're about to hear something that will change your life. Forever. Are you relaxed?

February 25, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


GBHS Speech Team qualifies four more to state

At the Greensburg Speech Tournament on Saturday, six students competed and seven events placed. Carter Sheffield qualified all three of his events to state again of by placing 1st in Serious Solo Acting, 1st in Poetry Reading Interpretation and 2nd in Impromptu Speaking.

February 25, 2015 | | Local News


Barton drops rubber game against Des Moines Area

Beating the approaching bad weather the Barton Community College baseball team got in the rubber game of a hastily scheduled 3-game series Saturday afternoon at Lawson-Biggs Field.

February 25, 2015 | | Community College


​Kyle Ann Lichter 1963 - 2015

TOPEKA - Kyle Ann Lichter, 51, Topeka, passed away Feb. 24, 2015.

February 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eugene Bitter 1931-2015

HOISINGTON - Eugene H. Bitter, 83, died Feb. 22, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born March 30, 1931, on the family farm near Susank, he was the son of Julius and Emilie (Schmidt) Bitter. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, Eugene was a farmer, stockman and fisherman.

February 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Hoisington Municipal Court - Feb. 19

Bryanne Biggs, drive while suspended, failed to appear

February 24, 2015 | | Local News


Barton men capture Region VI Indoor Track title

It doesn't get much more thrilling than one race to determine a champion. Win and the title is in the bag.

February 24, 2015 | | Community College


Barton women come up just short of Region VI indoor track title

The Barton Community College women's track team put up a good battle but came up just short in its pursuit of a Region VI championship. The Cougars closed strong in an effort to catch Coffeyville but the gap was too big.

February 24, 2015 | | Community College


Senior Companions recognized for service to elderly

Jodi Bybee of Great Bend and Jackie Pritchard of Hoisington were recognized for their service to frail and disabled adults at the February 18, in-service meeting held at the Great Bend Senior Center. Bybee has served 11 years; Pritchard has been with the Program for nine years. The guest speaker at the meeting was Sandy Watches with Professional Home Health. She discussed the mandated state regulations and services provided that govern home health agencies.

February 24, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington Cardinal Wrestlers win Regional Tournament

The Hoisington Cardinal Wrestling Team dominated the Regional Tournament held this past Friday and Saturday at Russell. On the first day of competition the team got on a roll and advanced 11 out of their 14 wrestlers into the semifinals on the championship side of the bracket. The team than went on to win 8 of the semifinal matches to secure an insurmountable lead at the conclusion of the first day of competition. The second day went much the same as the first day. The Cardinals advanced all six of their non-championship finalists into the consolation finals.

February 24, 2015 | | Prep Sports


State Kansas Music Educators Honor Band

Great Bend High School Junior Ben Diel was selected as eighth chair trumpet in the State Kansas Music Educators Honor 5-6A Band which will meet in Wichita Feb. 26-28. Eric Vazquez, sophomore, was named as an alternate on bass clarinet, which is also a big achievement. The students did a live audition in January and received notification of their placement. They will rehearse for two and one-half days before presenting the concert on Saturday afternoon in Century II Convention Hall. While GBHS has had other students selected for the State Band in the past, Diel is the first junior to ...

February 24, 2015 | | Local News


Uncork Kansas

Dear Editor,

February 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Experiment has failed, Governor

Dear Editor,

February 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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