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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces Energy Efficiency and Flexible Fuel Pump Grants in Kansas

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced loans and grants for agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations. The funding is provided through USDA Rural Development's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

December 18, 2011 | | Agriculture


Senior Activities

Tuesday

December 18, 2011 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Dec. 19 through Dec. 21. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

December 18, 2011 | | Menus and Activities


A Farmer’s Christmas Wish List

Dr. Victor L. Martin

December 18, 2011 | | Agriculture


GBHS team takes part in Quest contest

A team from Great Bend High School was one of 52 teams that took in the Super Saturday qualifying event of the Quest High School Academic Competition on Dec. 3 at Washburn University.

December 18, 2011 | | Education


Preceptor Pi has New Orleans theme for Christmas social and meeting

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Dec. 13 at the home of Rosie Luthi for the annual Christmas social and meeting attended by 13 members. President Janis Link conducted the meeting.

December 18, 2011 | | Club News


Facts really piled up

Dog walker Kimberly Zakrzewski was found not guilty in October of violating the poop-scooping ordinance of Fairfax County, Va., despite photographic "evidence" of dog piles submitted by neighbors Virginia and Christine Cornell (who had previously been feuding with Zakrzewski).

December 18, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Keep Christ at the center of it all

We are engaged in a culture war right now. A war not against culture but for culture, one that pits Judeo-Christian values against secularism, materialism, and lots of other "isms."

December 18, 2011 | Elijah Friedeman | Columnists


Say it, don't spray it

Merry Christmas.

December 18, 2011 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Kansas State wallops No. 23 Alabama, 71-58

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jordan Henriquez scored a career-high 17 points, Angel Rodriguez added a career-best 13 and Kansas State beat No. 23 Alabama 71-58 at the Sprint Center on Saturday night.

December 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


Waiters, No. 1 Syracuse best NC State 88-72

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Dion Waiters scored a career-high 22 points to help No. 1 Syracuse beat North Carolina State 88-72 on Saturday.

December 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


Harbaughs among NFL’s standout coaches

Picking the NFL's coach of the year might not be so easy - even with Mike McCarthy on the verge of guiding the Green Bay Packers to a perfect season.

December 17, 2011 | By Richard Rosenblatt AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Cardinals claim third in wrestling classic

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School wrestling team took third place on Friday at the Cardinal Corner Classic.

December 17, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Pierce, Temple run over Wyoming 37-15

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Temple came out swinging against Wyoming, jumping to a 21-0 lead in the first half of the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday.

December 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


Last-minute score gives Ohio 24-23 win over Utah State

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Tyler Tettleton scored on a 1-yard keeper with 13 seconds left to give Ohio its first bowl victory, 24-23 over Utah State on Saturday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

December 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


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GOP Rants at Obama

March 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Lamenting Loss of Family-Owned Grocery

The old grocery store in my neighborhood is closing next month. Boy, does that make me sad.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Hoisington coach named Middle School Coach of the Year

The Hoisington Cardinal wrestling team continues to have news worthy announcements about its staff and team members. This past week the team learned that High School Assistant and Middle School Head Coach Anthony Leiker was named Middle School Coach of the year by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association.

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


New rodeo book has Kansas ties

Andover resident John McBeth has been awarded just about every accolade available to a rodeo cowboy. He won the title of World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider in 1974, and after a long career participating in and promoting the sport of rodeo was recently enshrined in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame (2010), and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center (2013).

March 27, 2015 | | Entertainment


CKARSP meeting

The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 13, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 41 members present, along with Vermeene Forsberg, KARSP District IV Director.

March 27, 2015 | | Club News


Tinseltown Talks

On April 7, Turner Classic Movies will present a biography feast for classic film lovers. The five documentaries to be broadcast – on Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Humphrey Bogart – were all produced and directed by the Emmy Award-winning duo of Joan Kramer and David Heeley.

March 27, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


​Billy Joe Leatherman 1939 - 2015

Billy Joe Leatherman, 75, died March 26, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 11, 1939, in Stafford, he was the son of Merle M. and Marie (Koelsch) Leatherman. On Jan. 10, 1960, he married Iona Lebsack in Otis. A resident of Great Bend since 1960, coming from St. John, he was an oilfield chemical salesman.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charlie's Inside Corner

Best to go right to the horse to find out, whichever end you prefer.

March 27, 2015 | | Sports


Elect Susan Young

Dear Editor,

March 27, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Cougar women come up short in close matches with Seward

Playing without its top player made life pretty tough for the Barton Community College tennis team Tuesday afternoon. In the Cougars' only home match of the season, Barton played without Daniela Sanz and lost to Jayhawk foe Seward County.

March 27, 2015 | | Community College


Barton men lose to No. 3 Seward

The Barton Community College men knew the task was going to be a tough one. After all, Seward Community College came to town ranked No. 3 in the nation in men's tennis. Tuesday at Veterans' Park the Saints showed why.

March 27, 2015 | | Community College


Hot-shooting Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

CLEVELAND (AP) - Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed.

March 26, 2015 | | AP Sports


So who said that?

Best to go right to the horse to find out, whichever end you prefer.

March 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Heartland Center for Spirituality seeking 'heros'

The Heartland Center for Spirituality is taking reservations for its inaugural "Hero for Heartland," an afternoon tea with savory delights. The come-and-go experience will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at 3600 Broadway Ave.

March 26, 2015 | | Religion


'Life is Beautiful' showing Friday

The 1997 motion picture, "Life is Beautiful," will be shown at 6:15 p.m. Friday, March 27, as part of the Heartland Center for Spirituality's latest series of "Movies with a Message." The movie begins at 6:15 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, 3600 Broadway Ave. A freewill offering will be accepted to offset the cost of refreshments.

March 26, 2015 | | Religion


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