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USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office. Items on the agenda include nominations for the office of president and vice-president; appointments/designations; adoption of 2013-2014 calendar; mileage rate approval travel for district employees; rescind previous policy and adopt BOE Policy Manual; authorize certificates for manual signature; approve 2013-2014 petty cash resolution; approve resolution to maintain activity funds; resolution to establish home rule by BOE; approval to publish notifications; resolution to authorize bank signature card designees; Freedom of Information copy costs; deposition of property; destruction of records; 2013-2014 substitute teacher ...

July 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs

War on Women Met by People’s Filibuster

It was only a matter of time before Texas women put a stop to the War on Women. Everywhere else in America, Republicans have lost elections by restricting access to birth control and abortion and making ignorant remarks about rape. That has been going on in Texas for a long time with no electoral blowback, but that's changed because of the "People's Filibuster."

July 07, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists

World Population Day Highlights Continuing Unsustainable Growth

Thursday, July 11 is World Population Day. The annual observation grew out of the "Day of Five Billion," July 11, 1987, recognized as the date human population reached that staggering number.

July 07, 2013 | Maria Fotopoulos | Columnists

Veterans Service Representative in Great Bend

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center, 1025 Main Street, from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday July 11, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information. Any veteran that served in Vietnam is encouraged to see the representative with their DD214 as they qualify for VA health coverage.

July 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Pratt Community College Honor Roll

Pratt Community College announces the spring 2013 Dean's Honor roll. In order to be on the Dean's Honor Roll list at a student must be full time, taking at least 12 credit hours, and must have a 3.5 and 3.9 GPA.

July 07, 2013 | | Education

HCC Honor Roll

Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Spring 2013 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session. 1,327 students have been honored with selection to the two honor roll listings, with 626 achieving the Vice President's Honor Roll with at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.

July 07, 2013 | | Education



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July 07, 2013 | | AP Sports

Johnson becomes first driver to sweep Daytona since 1982

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A flawless race gave Jimmie Johnson a perfect year at Daytona International Speedway and put him on another exclusive list.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Baltimore’s Davis leads league in fan votes for All-Star game

NEW YORK - Baltimore slugger Chris Davis powered past Detroit Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera in the final week to claim the most fan votes in All-Star game balloting, and Washington outfielder Bryce Harper used a final surge to win a spot in the National League's starting lineup.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Dyson hits RBI single to give Royals boost over Athletics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals are starting to embrace quite the never-say-quit mentality.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Houston hopes Howard is step toward title

HOUSTON - Last offseason, the Houston Rockets were an afterthought, a young team with little star power.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Ohio State’s Meyer speaks out about allegations during Hernandez case

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said it is "wrong and irresponsible" to connect him or his former Florida staff to the murder charge facing Aaron Hernandez.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Froome wins eighth stage

AX 3 DOMAINES, France - Chris Froome used the first tough mountain stage to take command of the Tour de France on Saturday, leaving two-time champion Alberto Contador and other challengers behind on a grueling climb in the Pyrenees to seize the leader's yellow jersey with a dominant win in the eighth stage.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports



July 06, 2013 | | AP Sports

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Grant benefits local swim team

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Plains State Bank announces the hiring of Cory Galindo at their Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th Street in Great Bend. Cory ...

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Nex-Tech relocated its store location to 3700 10th Street in Great Bend on Nov. 1. Nex-Tech customers will enjoy easier access in and out of ...

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Trustees look at campus security

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November 25, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Tiger fans make plans for bowl game

It's been a long time since the Fort Hays State University football team has qualified for the post-season, and fans are making plans to ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

​Cookie Contest promises sweet fun to Saturday shoppers

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Prairie Ink accepting submissions

Editors Jamie Oss and Teresa Johnson of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, Prairie Ink, are accepting entries for its seventh edition.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Galindo joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announced the hiring of Cory Galindo at its Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th St.

November 24, 2015 | | Business

St. Rose Health Center volunteers host Jewelry Fair

Anyone who is on the search for stocking stuffers and other gifts may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St ...

November 24, 2015 | | Business

Mutual aid dispatched to river fire on Monday

Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units to the west of Radium Road in the area of the Arkansas River (SW 60 Ave. and West Barton ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

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