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Beware The Infrastructure, My Son

A stitch in time saves nine. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You can lead a horse to water, but if an outdated bridge collapses on it, the meat will wind up marketed by IKEA.

June 02, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


McCool receives Dale Dennis Award

Peter McCool, a senior at Hoisington High School, has received the Dale Dennis Excellence in Education award sponsored by United School Administrators of Kansas.

June 02, 2013 | | Education


Freedom of the Pressed

June 02, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Rain and Summer Crops

As of noon this past Thursday, The GMD 5 (Groundwater Management District) weather station west of Great Bend reported 2.48 inches of precipitation for the preceding 24 hour period. The highest amount for that period from their weather stations was 4.12 inches for the Stafford site with Macksville at 3.8 inches and Radium at 2.77 inches. No, this doesn't end the drought for areas receiving this rain but it certainly eases its effects.

June 02, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Munson — Thomas

Brian Munson of Great Bend and Angel and David Morgan of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlie Elizabeth Munson to Ethan Michael Thomas, son of Rick and Lori Thomas of Ellinwood.

June 02, 2013 | | Engagements


Jean Wagner 85th

Jean Wagner will celebrate her 85th birthday on June 8 with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2101 Jackson in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her children, Randy and Patti Wagner, Jacquie Flatley, Anita Levy, and Kristi and Charlie Jurgensmeier.

June 02, 2013 | | Birthdays


Seek shade, not sun

The next time you take a few minutes out of the sun, dust off one of those old family albums. You know the ones that date back to the '20s, '30s, '40s and even late '50s.

June 02, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Vsetecka 40th

Chuck and Reva Vsetecka will celebrate their 40th anniversary today.

June 02, 2013 | | Anniversaries


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

June 02, 2013 | | 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 milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

June 02, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Monday

June 02, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Monday

June 02, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428 summer menu

USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Riley, Park, Eisenhower and Lincoln schools. The program will run from June 3 through June 27 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.

June 02, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Local FFA members earn Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough scholarships

Local FFA members were among the 83 Kansas students awarded $1,000 Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough scholarships during the third session of the 85th annual Kansas FFA State Convention on Thursday, May 30.

June 02, 2013 | | Business


Brian Fry retires from KDOT

Brian Fry, Engineering Technician Senior for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), will retire on June 1 after 13 ½ years of valued service to the State of Kansas. As an Engineering Technician Senior in the Great Bend KDOT Office, Fry was lead inspector on numerous highway construction projects in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush, and Stafford Counties. After retirement from KDOT, Fry plans to continue working in another area of employment.

June 02, 2013 | | Business


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David E. Horton 1951 - 2016

NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan - David E. Horton, 64, passed away on Jan. 27, 2016, at Cardinal Tein Hospital in Xin Vain, Taiwan. He was born ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kenneth Pack Sr. 1934 - 2016

Kenneth Pack Sr., 81, died Feb. 6, 2016, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Nov. 4, 1934, in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Roy ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kenneth E. Bohannan 1955 - 2016

STERLING - Kenneth E. Bohannan, 60, died Feb. 6, 2016, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born May 15, 1955, in Hays, he was the son of Howard ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


Floreine Blankenship

Floreine Blankenship, 97, died Feb. 8, 2016 at Carriage Square Nursing Home in St. Joseph, Mo. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ernest Paul Blazek 1948 - 2016

IOLA - Ernest Paul Blazek, 67, Iola, formerly of Dodge City, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Fort Scott Mercy Health Center. Born Oct ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


Emily Suzanne Haxton 1976 - 2016

ELLSWORTH - Emily Suzanne Haxton, 39, passed away Feb. 7, 2016, in Ellsworth. Born July 23, 1976, in Beloit, she was the daughter of Melody (Ammeter ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


Larned wrestlers compete at Rose Hill

ROSE HILL - Larned wrestlers Kristopher Nolde (106), Hunter Fitzpatrick (113), Marcus Nolde (126), Drew Cobb (132) and Wes Koch (145) competed at the Rose Hill ...

February 08, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Barton County Jail Log, Feb. 5-7, 2016

Barton County Jail

February 08, 2016 | | On the Record


Quilts of Valor

Courtesy photos by Marianne Krallman

February 08, 2016 | | Local News


​Blown tire causes rural collision

LURAY - A Lucas teen sustained possible injury last Thursday during a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 281, about half a mile north of Luray in ...

February 08, 2016 | | On the Record


County to observe Presidents Day

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local News


OTR for Feb. 8, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 08, 2016 | | On the Record


2015-2016 WKMA Scholarships Awarded

Western Kansas Manufacturers Association (WKMA), sponsor of the 3i SHOW, is proud to continue their support of western Kansas students furthering their education at area ...

February 07, 2016 | | Education


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Soil Testing

I talk a lot about soil testing. I feel that it is one of the most important chores that you do that will help have ...

February 07, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


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