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USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served March 9 through March 13. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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.

March 08, 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 milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

March 08, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

March 08, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

March 08, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Dr. Sharma will be welcome addition

Dear Editor,

March 08, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Nex-Tech Wireless lands Kansas State Fair Grandstand naming rights

"Say Hello" to the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand. The Kansas State Fair announces a long term partnership with Nex-Tech Wireless based in Hays. Nex-Tech Wireless is the sponsor of the Grandstand and Official Wireless provider of the Kansas State Fair. "We welcome Nex-Tech Wireless as a valued partner with the Kansas State Fair" exclaimed Denny Stoecklein, General Manager. "Partners such as Nex-Tech Wireless enable us to continue the tradition of presenting an event each September that delivers ten days of family fun, outstanding commercial and competitive exhibits, as well as, exciting entertainment."

March 08, 2015 | | Business


Overreaching in Plain English

Get this: The federal government is trying to explain things to citizens in plain English.

March 08, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The Legacy of Hugo Chavez

Two years ago, Hugo Chavez finally joined the Great People's Labor Revolution in the sky, or deep under the ground, depending on your point of view.

March 08, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Bushinental drift

March 08, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Check It Out!

Ellinwood Grade School will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in the gym from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday. Students are receiving flyers regarding the event and some of the books that will be available. They are creating their wish lists during their library class time on their iPads. Flyers are also being sent home with students from St. Joseph's School.

March 08, 2015 | | Local News


Registration open for Kansans Optimizing Health Program

A six week "Kansans Optimizing Health Program" workshop is set to begin Tuesday, March 17, and ending April 21. The workshop will be held on those six Tuesdays, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Extension Office Meeting Room, 1800 12th Street, Great Bend. The program follows a curriculum developed by Stanford University and targets people who have a chronic condition or are a caregiver for someone with chronic conditions. Registration is $10 which helps offset some of the cost of the workbook titled, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, that each person will receive. Contact Donna ...

March 08, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County 4-H hosts Winter Classic

Barton County 4-H shooting sports leaders hosted the 11th annual Barton County 4-H Winter Classic on Feb. 21, at the Expo Complex. In the air rifle division, the scores at the end of the day were Sedgwick County – 2004 and Barton County – 2004. The tie was broken on the number of bulls shot by the four team members. Sedgwick County had 38 and Barton County had 34. The team members for Barton County were Parker Smith, Ryan Kohman, Katelyn Reh, and Lake Lyman. It was a very competitive match and all participants were congratulated on their hard work.

March 08, 2015 | | Club News


Action Plan for Managing Obesity

The statistics are mind boggling – obesity is an epidemic. Each year approximately $150 billion dollars of medical costs in the U.S. are attributed to obesity. One in three adults and one in six children are obese. It is highly probable that these individuals will develop a serious illness in the future. Come and learn about the factors that influence obesity and look at ways to change the factors within your control. The educational program "Action Plan for Managing Obesity" will be presented at noon on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th Street. The same information will ...

March 08, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County 4h’ers travel to Gray County Air Rifle Match

On Feb. 28, three Barton county 4h'ers battled the winter weather to travel to Cimarron to compete in the Gray County 4-H air rifle match.

March 08, 2015 | | Club News


Kansas State University researchers monitor for next novel influenza strain

Kansas State University issued the following news release:

March 08, 2015 | | Agriculture


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Agent: Peterson return to Vikes not in ‘best interest’

Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a standstill.

March 24, 2015 | BY DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Wreck occurs west of GB

Law enforcement officers work the scene of a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon 5 miles west of Great Bend at U.S. 56 and SW 50 Ave. Kansas Highway Patrol reports this was a non-injury accident.

March 24, 2015 | | Local News


'Live From Nashville' coming to Great Bend

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "Live From Nashville," a country music song-and-dance spectacular from Nashville-based Matt Davenport Productions. Tracing the history of country music from its roots to its sold-out stadiums of today, this production represents a century of celebrities and songs – and the tradition that gave Music City its name.

March 24, 2015 | | Local News


​Strategic planning on BCC Trustees’ agenda

The current strategic plan for Barton Community College is scheduled for renewal and development and to be in place for fiscal years 2016-2021. The first phase of strategic planning is underway and involves the establishment of a strategic planning framework that will be considered at the next BCC Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.

March 24, 2015 | | Local News


​Velma Mae Sievers 1921 - 2015

ABILENE - Velma Mae Sievers went home to Jesus at the age of 93 on March 20, 2015, at Abilene Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born Sept. 22, 1921, to Robert John and Mae McWilliams Barnett on a farm southwest of Humboldt. Because her Dad rented from a family named Chicken, she always chuckled and said "I was born in the Chicken House."

March 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Barton women begin outdoor track season

The 2015 outdoor season started for the Barton Community College women's track team this past weekend in a big way. The Cougars traveled to the University of Alabama to compete in a loaded John Mitchell Alabama Relays.

March 24, 2015 | | Community College


Cougars open outdoor track season at Alabama

Coming off the heels of a successful indoor season, the Barton

March 24, 2015 | | Community College


OTR for March 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Barton County Jail Log, March 20-23, 2015

Barton County Jail

March 24, 2015 | | On the Record


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield. Items on the agenda include the 2015-2016 school calendar; a resolution maintaining BOE member elections in April; and licensed teacher retirements, resignations and personnel appointment. Eisenhower Elementary School Principal Tricia Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Eisenhower.

March 24, 2015 | | Local News


Elect Susan Young

Dear Editor,

March 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Central Kansas Roller Girls has first scrimmage

Central Kansas Roller Girls hosted their first scrimmage of the season. Derby girls from Junction City, Wichita, Topeka, and Salina all met on Saturday at Skateland in Hutchinson for a derby match. Spectators are welcome and anyone interested in joining in on the derby fun can come by and see what it is about. More NSOs (Non-skating Officials), refs, teammates and volunteers are needed. No skating skills are required to start roller derby, everything is taught. Central Kansas Roller Girls meet at Skateland in Hutchinson from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and from 10 a.m. to noon ...

March 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


Barton splits series with Longview

It was a weekend to step away from Jayhawk West play but the results were similar for the Barton Community College baseball team – another split.

March 24, 2015 | | Community College


Fire destroys barn, threatens to spread

Fanned by winds, a Monday afternoon blaze north of Albert claimed a barn and spread to a nearby creek before it was brought under control and extinguished, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

March 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Cougar softball end skid in split at Garden City

After bolting to a great start to the season the Barton Community College softball team found itself with a 4-game losing streak after dropping the opener at Garden City Saturday. The Cougars ended that in emphatic style with an 11-2 win in the finale.

March 24, 2015 | | Community College


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