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Coming Attractions

While you may think New Year's Day passing means a period of quiet in agriculture, it really signals the start of meeting season for farmers and ranchers. Private industry, producer groups, and public organizations spend this time of year educating and informing the agriculture industry on a variety of topics. K-State Research and Extension is especially active in providing knowledge on topics ranging from weed control to risk management. To that end, it may be useful to list just a few of the events coming up over the next several months.

January 06, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Kansas Lions’ guest to give “New York” flavor to Mid-Winter Rally in Salina

The annual Mid-Winter Rally of Kansas Lions will take on a "New York" flavor as they play host to Past International Director Doug Alexander, on Jan. 18-20 at the Ramada Convention Center in Salina.

January 06, 2013 | | Club News


Catholic Social Service to provide additional addiction and relapse prevention services in Great Ben

Addiction is a common disease that affects individuals, families and communities. Holistic and recovery-oriented approaches that use a wide range of treatments and recovery support services, specific to each individual and his or her family and friends, can help people recover physically, mentally, and spiritually.

January 06, 2013 | | Business


RSVP Column

Thanks to all the people that donated their time and efforts to making lap robes and caps for the Fort Dodge Christmas Project. The Ladies Auxiliary for American Legion Argonne Post 180 collected donations and presents that were delivered to the residents of the facility all of whom served in some branch of the military. Among the presents delivered were 75 lap robes and 50 adult winter caps made by RSVP volunteers and other volunteers from our community. According to Carol Danielson who helped with the delivery, the veterans were so surprised and pleased to receive the handmade items. The ...

January 06, 2013 | | Local Life


Preceptor Pi members celebrate with Holiday Fest

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Dec. 18 at the First Christian Church for the chapter's Holiday Fest. The meal was a catered Mexican dinner.

January 06, 2013 | | Club News


GBMS wins three of four at Salina South

SALINA - The Great Bend Middle School girls' "A" and "B" basketball teams opened the new year with victories on the road on Thursday at Salina South.

January 06, 2013 | | Local Sports


Lady Oilers breeze past Lady Mustangs

CLAFLIN - Central Plains High School's girls' basketball team led 21-8 after one quarter on its way to a 69-27 win over Macksville on Friday night.

January 05, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Cougars tear through Seward County

LIBERAL - After falling to two-time defending Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division champion Seward in the league opener in each of the last three seasons, the NJCAA No. 9-ranked Barton Cougars got it right this time around.

January 05, 2013 | | Community College


Lady Cougars fall in conference opener

LIBERAL - Things neither started well, nor ended well for the Barton Community College women's basketball team on Saturday night.

January 05, 2013 | | Community College


Chiefs’ Reid already assembling coaching staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs were in shambles after the worst season in franchise history, and chairman Clark Hunt promised their devoted followers that better ways were ahead.

January 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


SJFM moves, merges with Urgent Care

St. Joseph Family Medicine (SJFM) patients will be offered more convenience and easier access to health care when the medical practice moves into the main building at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.

January 05, 2013 | | Business


Buddy Holly tribute band coming to McPherson Opera House

McPHERSON - Billy McGuigan and his band bring the Buddy Holly tribute show "Rave On" to the McPherson Opera House on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m.

January 05, 2013 | | Local News


West Plains students donate caps to local cancer patients

Some patients at Heartland Cancer Center are enjoying new caps donated by the KAY Club at West Plains High School in Ransom and Bazine. The head coverings come in handy for those who have lost hair as a result of chemotherapy treatment.

January 05, 2013 | | Education


Texans take down Bengals in playoffs

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers and the Houston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second straight year.

January 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Packers shoot down Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers showed how dangerous they can be when they're at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild-card game that was never really close.

January 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Co-Op receives national recognition for Cram the Van

Wheatland Electric Cooperative recently received recognition in the 2015 "Spotlight on Excellence" national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Wheatland received a Gold Award in the Best Event Category for the Cram the Van food drive. Shawn Powelson, Manager of Member Services and Corporate Communications coordinated the award-winning event.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Military families have an ally in BBB’s Military Line

The approach of Memorial Day reminds thoughtful Americans of those who serve in uniform. It's a time of reflection about the sacrifice that many have made for the rest of us. The Better Business Bureau honors the memory of those who served our nation and remains mindful of the needs of the families of military members who continue to serve.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


A Little Agriculture Fun

First, here's hoping everyone has a safe, enjoyable Memorial Day and takes a moment to reflect on the meaning of the holiday. The rains of the past several weeks have greatly improved soil moisture conditions and while many have commented on the cold, the weather has been closer to the long-term average the springs of the recent past. The purpose of today's column is to kick back a bit and test your agricultural knowledge. First let's have a little fun with wheat. Answers appear at the end of the column.

May 24, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Kansas 4-H to award scholarships to 64 students

The Kansas 4-H Foundation has selected 64 students to share more than $59,000 in scholarships, rewarding them for their dedication and leadership as Kansas 4-H members.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Kansas 4-H announces State Project winners

The Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program has named the 2015 State 4-H Project Winners.

May 24, 2015 | | Club News


Sterling College graduates 125 at Commencement 2015

The Sterling College Class of 2015 walked across the stage in Gleason Physical Education Center on May 16, to mark the end of their time at Sterling College. President Scott Rich shook the hands of each graduate as they were welcomed into the family of Sterling College Alumni.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


BBB Wise Giving Alliance joins Federal and State Regulators for major charity fraud announcement

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined with the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, and State Charity Regulators today to help the donating public avoid questionable fund raising circumstances and find trustworthy charities to support. The FTC announced a major action against Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Foundation awards $54,000 in scholarships to area students

Every year, the need for scholarships is greater than the available resources. As tuition continues to rise, support of scholarships becomes even more invaluable.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Satisfied spring: Students earn degrees from Kansas State University

Nearly 3,000 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this spring.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Great Bend Masonic Lodge #15 scholarships

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Debbie Wise retiring from First Kansas Bank

Debbie Wise has announced her retirement from First Kansas Bank. She is currently Assistant Vice President and Security Officer for the Bank. Paul Snapp commented, "Since joining First Kansas Bank, Debbie has brought her knowledge of the community and friendly attitude to our customers. Our bank team and customers will miss her infectious enthusiasm."

May 24, 2015 | | Business


13 Things Reader's Digest Won't Tell You

If not for my son Gideon (age 11), I might have missed my deadline this week.

May 24, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Memorial Day

What's our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt.

May 24, 2015 | James F. Burns | Columnists


Memorial Day

May 24, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


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