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K-State presents youth animal science learning opportunity

Students from across the country with an interest in the livestock industry and related careers can apply now for the Kansas State University Animal Sciences Leadership Academy. The academy is an intensive four-day educational experience designed to enhance the leadership skills and animal science knowledge of students in ninth through 12th grades.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Regional farmers’ market vendor workshops planned

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host four regional workshops in 2016 to assist farmers' market vendors and managers.

January 17, 2016 | | Agriculture


Guiding the ship: Be an effective board member

Whether thinking about getting involved in a non-profit organization's board of directors or already serving on a church council or school board, there are many ways you can help guide that ship. Some ways work better than others.

January 17, 2016 | | Club News


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, the Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 17, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


McCracken Public Library fundraiser

McCracken Public Library presents Steve Burns, an Abraham Lincoln re-enactor, from Russell. His portrayal encompasses Lincoln's life from childhood to Gettysburg. The presentation will begin at 7 pm. on Feb. 6, at the McCracken City Building, 402 1st Street.

January 17, 2016 | | Local News


FHSU student recognition programs for 2016 begin in Wichita on Jan. 24

Fort Hays State University's annual 13-city program of recognizing scholarship winners for the next academic year will kick off with a program beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive in Wichita.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Local students named to Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

Local students are among the 1,239 named by Fort Hays State University to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2015 semester.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Kansas State University students earn degrees

Nearly 1,450 students have completed degree requirements from Kansas State University.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Great Bend High School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

All A

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Sunflower Bank kicks-off ABC Program to promote education for 15th year

Since 2001, Sunflower Bank has been raising money for local schools and students annually through its ABC program. Total donations since the program began are over $934,000. Last year the program included almost 300 schools across Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri and raised $113,945.

January 17, 2016 | | Business


Preceptor Pi members celebrate opening of My Backyard Playground

Members of Preceptor Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi took special pride in attending the December grand opening of My Backyard Playground on the grounds of the Great Bend Recreation Commission Activity Center, 2715 18th, knowing their contributions helped make the playground a reality for their community.

January 17, 2016 | | Club News


Red Cross Blood Drive set

Dear Editor,

January 17, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


NCK lists honor roll

North Central Kansas Technical College announced the Dean's Honor Roll list for the Fall 2015 semester. To qualify for the honor roll, students must achieve a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA. Area students include: Claflin: Matthew Demel, Welding, Carson Kirmer, Electrical Technology; Ellsworth: Zachary Martin, Telecommunications and Network Tech; Great Bend: Garrett Anspaugh, Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, Christopher Nollette, Welding; La Crosse: Kathy Bracken, Practical Nursing; Lucas: Steven Ammon, Automotive Technology; Russell: Jaryn Brown, Assoc. Degree Nursing, Andrew Hachmeister, Welding, Kristen Lorenc, Assoc. Degree Nursing, Jori McAdoo, Practical Nursing, Shanan Ryan, Practical Nursing. Jason Suchy, Plumbing Heating and ...

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Kansas Farm Bureau well represented at national meeting

Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) President Richard Felts was elected to a term on the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) board of directors today during the AFBF annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Felts will represent the Midwest region on the board that includes 11 states.

January 17, 2016 | | Agriculture


Students named to Dean’s List at Bethany College

More than 150 Bethany College students have earned semester honors for their academic performance during the fall 2016 semester and have been named to the Dean's List.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


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Quilting Bees meet at First Presbyterian Church

Members of the guild met on February 2 in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church. New members include Jenny, Sarah, and Audrey Manry ...

February 05, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Midwest offers retirement nirvana

The exodus of northern (retired) snowbirds traveling to southern destinations takes place every winter.

February 05, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Violet M. Mattix 1925-2016

GREAT BEND - Violet M. Mattix, 90, died Feb. 5, 2016 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.

February 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


OTR for February 5, 2016

Great Bend Police

February 05, 2016 | | On the Record


Central Prairie League basketball

CPL BOYS

February 05, 2016 | | Prep Sports


UWCK hits 2016 goal

United way of Central Kansas has reached its goal of $275,000 for the 2016 Campaign, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith said Friday.

February 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Chili Challenge raises money for Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice patients

The upcoming Chili Challenge to benefit local and area hospice patients will provide an opportunity for chefs to prove they have the best recipe.

February 05, 2016 | | Local News


WAC basketball standings updated

WAC BOYS

February 05, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Central Kansas League basketball

CKL BOYS

February 05, 2016 | | Prep Sports


WAC basketball standings

WAC BOYS

February 05, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Art troupe from Henan, China, will perform ancient music and theatre on FHSU campus

Fort Hays State University announces The Henan Art Troupe will perform ancient Chinese music and theatre on the Fort Hays State University campus on Feb ...

February 05, 2016 | | Entertainment


Mars and Venus

Following tournament play, Golden Belt basketball teams are now in the "sprint to the finish" with the "finish" being Sub-State and State Championship play. Area ...

February 05, 2016 | | Local Sports


Great Bend Middle School 7th grade basketball results

GBMS A Team 36 - Abilene Middle School 28

February 05, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Iowa Highlights Problems for Clinton, Trump

It's so on.

February 05, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Will the GOP Kill Trump With Kindness?

In 1998 I worked in a long–forgotten Venezuelan presidential race. The contest featured a celebrity outsider with perfect hair running against corrupt political insiders ...

February 05, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


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