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Is a Career In Agriculture For You?

Not so very long ago choosing a career was fairly easy, especially before the Industrial Revolution. The majority of Americans lived and worked on farms and were involved in some aspect of producing food, fiber, and fuel. Sons often followed in their fathers' footsteps. Women's choices were even more limited than men's. Go back a bit further and careers were typically passed down from father to son. Many of our common surnames such as Smith, Cooper, Miller, even Wainwright, reflected the profession of the male members of the family.

November 01, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Political Baloney

November 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Primary Losers

Donald Trump did not dominate the debate stage in his usual way.

November 01, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

A New Planned Parenthood Committee!

Fresh from their triumphant deep dive into Benghazi, House Republicans have announced Friday they've created another Special committee, this time to - of course - Planned Parenthood. I kid you not! And since the 2016 election is so clearly on their minds, perhaps they'll summon their favorite star witness. Just imagine...

November 01, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists

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.

November 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


November 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


November 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Oct. 2 through Oct. 6. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and fruit. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk is served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

November 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Club Calendar


November 01, 2015 | | Club News

Sinclair — Birney

Darrin and Terri Sinclair announce the engagement of their daughter Kylie Sinclair to Alex Birney, son of Devin and Jennifer McMillen and Bryant and Clifann Birney.

November 01, 2015 | | Engagements

Zink — Bieberle

Joe and Lora Zink of Claflin announce the engagement of their daughter Natalie Zink to Taylor Bieberle, son of Lee and Jamie Bieberle of Claflin.

November 01, 2015 | | Engagements

Henderson — Maurer

Brandon Maurer and Amber Henderson of Wichita announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Kevin and Lonna Henderson of Great Bend. The prospective groom is the son of Lafe and Lori Maurer of Avoca, Iowa. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Glen Henderson of Larned. The prospective groom is the grandson of Gail and Lavonne Sidebottom of Avoca, Iowa.

November 01, 2015 | | Engagements

Buddy Poppy Campaign benefits veterans in need

Dear Editor,

November 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

After coaching shakeup, Lions head to London to face Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The previous time Jim Caldwell was part of a midseason swap that made the quarterbacks coach the new offensive coordinator, it resulted in a Super Bowl trip for the Baltimore Ravens.

November 01, 2015 | | AP Sports

Hiss twin boys

Matthew and Dena Hiss announce the birth of their twin boys, Ethan John Hiss and Owen Matthew Hiss on Sept. 16, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Ethan weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz. and was 19 in. long. Owen weighted 6 lbs. 11 1/2 oz. and was 20 in. long. They have a 2 year old big brother, Graham Basil Hiss.

November 01, 2015 | | Births

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Helen Louise Willingham 1912-2015

WICHITA - Helen Louise Willingham, 103, died Nov. 20, 2015, at Sandpiper Bay in Wichita. She was born March 31, 1912, at Wichita, the daughter of ...

November 21, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Audit report on BCC agenda

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in Room F-30, on the ...

November 21, 2015 | | Local News

Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

November 21, 2015 | | Local News

​Hannah Marie Minson Irvin 1979 - 2015

HOVLAND, Minn. - Hannah Marie Minson Irvin, 36, of Hovland, Minnesota, passed away at North Shore Hospital on Nov. 19, 2015, surrounded by beloved family and ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Barton Community College to close for Thanksgiving break

Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Friday, Nov. 27. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​Citrus fruit sales begin soon

The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is again selling Indian River citrus fruit as its annual fundraiser. The navel oranges, pink grapefruit and tangerines will ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​Kristi R. Bender 1967 - 2015

Kristi R. Bender, 48, died Nov. 19, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born April 5, 1967, in Great Bend, she was the daughter ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

Arlyn C. Solomon 1938 - 2015

RUSH CENTER - Arlyn C. Solomon, 77, died Nov. 15, 2015, at Autumn Wood in Claremore, Okla. Born Aug, 3, 1938, in Bison, he was the ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

GBHS students qualify to compete at KU Med Center’s ‘Night @ The Lab’

KANSAS CITY, Kansas – Three Great Bend High School juniors won the regional competition and the right to compete at the "Night @ The Lab" state competition ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​Billie Jean Harrison Chartier 1949 - 2015

Billie Jean Harrison Chartier, 66, died Nov. 16, 2015, at The Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Sept. 17, 1949, in Angola, she was the daughter ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

OTR for November 20, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 20, 2015 | | On the Record

​USDA Food Safety offers resources for Thanksgiving troubles

WASHINGTON – Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece – the turkey – is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​GBHS students place at math relays

Seventeen Great Bend High School scholars participated in the 37th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays on Thursday, Nov. 12. Approximately 650 participants competed ...

November 20, 2015 | | Education

​Ramsey recognized for 5 years at Nex-Tech

David Ramsey reached five years of service with Nex-Tech on Nov. 15. He is a customer sales sssistant at the Great Bend office.

November 20, 2015 | | Business

​Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita is recipient of Spirit Aerosystems Good Neighbor Fund Grant

WICHITA – Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita has received a $15,000 Good Neighbor Fund Grant from Spirit AeroSystems. The grant benefits RMHC Wichita's Adopt ...

November 20, 2015 | | Business

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