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Wichita State to take on Louisville in Final Four action

ATLANTA - Louisville already had the bigger names, the better team and some unfinished business after coming up short in last year's Final Four.

April 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Contrasting styles on display when Michigan challenges Syracuse

ATLANTA - Michigan brushes off any comparisons to the Fab Five.

April 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


OTR for April 7, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

April 06, 2013 | | On the Record


Jane Francis Hall 1938 - 2013

GREAT BEND - Jane Francis Hall, 74, died April 3, 2013 at River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend.

April 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Foundation announces spring grant recipients

The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed its first competitive grant cycle of 2013, awarding $16,180.90 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.

April 05, 2013 | | News


Stop 'N Learn topic: Spring flowers

A free Stop 'N Learn program titled "Spring Flowers" will be offered at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Jerry Esfeld will talk about a variety of perennials and annuals available to plant in flower gardens this year. Topics will include selecting the perfect flowers, fertilizing, mulching and care, plus a question-and-answer time.

April 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Softball, baseball rules on agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board will continue its discussion on youth baseball and softball rules Monday. The board will meet at 4 p.m. at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. It is expected to vote on any rule changes for this summer's ball teams.

April 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Barton Community College invites community to celebrate Poetry Month

Barton Community College will celebrate Poetry month through April by offering community members a chance to share original poetry or to recite others poetry at live reading sessions from 12:15-12:45 p.m. on April 10, 17 and 24 in the Student Union as well as an opportunity to upload their own poetry to Barton's website.

April 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs


New shredder caters to low-volume walk-ins at Sunflower Recycling

The new equipment is installed and ready to shred confidential documents for lower-volume, walk-in customers at Sunflower Recycling's new drop-off location, 5523 10th.

April 05, 2013 | | Local News


KFTA's student application deadline extended

EMPORIA - Kansas high school students interested in careers in education have an extra few weeks to apply for the Kansas Future Teacher Academy. With the previous deadline of March 15 having passed, applications will now be accepted through April 12.

April 05, 2013 | | Education


Alex Roberts receives Distinguished Scholars award

PEA RIDGE, Ark. - Alex Roberts has received a Distinguished Scholars award from Arkansas Tech University, beginning with the fall 2013 semester. Roberts, who is majoring in English education, is the son of Eric and Lisa Tolan. His grandparents are Larry Hunt and Kent and Terri Kohls, all of Great Bend; Connie and Jim Knowles of Grove, Okla.; and Linda and Doug Holley of Shell Knob, Mo.

April 05, 2013 | | Education


BCC employees recognized for their years of service

Barton Community College honored 20 employees during an all-college forum March 28, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service.

April 05, 2013 | | Education


OPI's Tom Curran has eye for design

When an Office Products Inc. customer is wondering how to equip a workplace or home environment, Tom Curran is the go-to guy. His colleagues have long known about his furniture and design capabilities, and now he has received a prestigious award for his efforts, said Jim Grabbe, OPI sales manager.

April 05, 2013 | | Business


World Pest Control & Sunflower Services preaches public awareness of household pests during April

SYLVAN GROVE - World Pest Control & Sunflower Services, with its branch office in Otis, encourages public awareness of pests and reminds homeowners to pest-proof the home this spring.

April 05, 2013 | | Business


St. Rose celebrates pioneering spirit on its 110th birthday

The Dominican Sisters' pioneering heritage started Great Bend's first hospital at the dawn of the 20th century and their direct influence continues today - 110 years later.

April 05, 2013 | | Business


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Jacam Chemical Co. 2013 Assigned Patent

Jacam Chemical Co. 2013, Sterling, has been assigned a patent (9,109,084) developed by four co-inventors for the "synthesis of polyepoxy succinic acid compounds ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


“Farcing” hits social media users

Social media users are falling victim to a new type of scam with a new name: "farcing." At its simplest, farcing is just another attempt ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Kansas schools committed to funding Walking School Bus Program

Kansas's statewide Walking School Bus (WSB) programs, funded through the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), proved successful for students and schools. KDOT contracted with ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation awards $30,000 to the four county area

Every year the Golden Belt Community Foundation accepts requests for funding through grant applications from local charitable organizations. This is just one way that the ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


Agriculture In Society

Most students in the Agriculture Program at Barton Community College take a class titled Agriculture In Society. This isn't simply a class to fulfill ...

August 30, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


China In A Bull Market

August 30, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


EPA: The Cure's Usually Worse Than the 'Disease'

Like the road to Hell, liberal ideas are usually paved with good intentions. But, as Ronald Reagan once said, "The trouble with our liberal friends ...

August 30, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


America's Heroin Epidemic

There were so many people buying "breakfast bags" of heroin from street dealers one Philadelphia morning, the traffic came to a standstill - and the dealers ...

August 30, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

August 30, 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 ...

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Tuesday

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Werth 60th

Leon A. and Joan E. Werth will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today with a Come and Go reception from 1:30 to 3 p ...

August 30, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Bowman — Sandstrom

Rob and Kelly Bowman of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany Ann Bowman to John Paul Sandstrom, son of Jeff and Jane ...

August 30, 2015 | | Engagements


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