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American Legion Mid-winter Conference

On Feb. 7, members of the American Legion Auxiliary throughout the state of Kansas met in Winfield at Post #10 located at 115 W 10th Avenue for the annual Mid-Winter Conference. There was a joint session with members of the American Legion beginning. Following the joint session, the Auxiliary proceeded to the First United Methodist Church located at 1000 Millington Street. Special guests from the Auxiliary's National organization werein attendance. They included Diane Duscheck, National Children and Youth Chairman and Martha Lee Thatcher, National Chairman for Girls Nation. The Mid-Winter Program featured five informative programs focused on membership recruitment ...

February 08, 2015 | | Club News


International Harvester Collectors Club

The International Harvester Collectors Club, 26th annual Red Power Round Up will be held June lO through 13, at the Missouri State Fairgrounds, in Sedalia, Mo. hosted by the Missouri Chapter.

February 08, 2015 | | Club News


Whacky Winter Weather and Wheat

Today, the temperature is supposed to be around 70. Last week low temperatures were in the single digits and the week before record highs in the eighties were reached. Naturally this weather rollercoaster has spurred discussion about the condition of the winter wheat crop and its status. Has the wheat broken dormancy? Was the wheat damaged by the temperature swings? Were wheat stands reduced? To answer these questions, it's helpful to review what winterhardiness is and how it works.

February 08, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Local students earn distinction at Wichita State University

Wichita State University has announced the names of more than 2,300 students who were on the WSU dean's honor roll for fall 2014.

February 08, 2015 | | Education


Earl Fox 80th

Earl Fox will celebrate his 80th birthday on Feb. 14 with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard in Great Bend.

February 08, 2015 | | Birthdays


Gosser 60th

Major and Phyllis Gosser of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 9, with a card/memory letter shower.

February 08, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Prescribed fire workshop to be held at the Pratt County Fairgrounds

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, in conjunction with the Kanas Prescribed Fire Council, USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service, Pratt County Conservation District, and K-State Research and Extension, is hosting a prescribed fire workshop focusing on reasons to burn CRP and rangeland, weather conditions for safe burning, and ways to reduce the risk of fire escapes. The workshop will be held at the Pratt County Fairgrounds 4-H Center on Wednesday, Feb. 25th. Registration cost for the workshop is $10 per person. This will be due the day of the workshop and will be payable by cash or check.

February 08, 2015 | | Agriculture


2015 World Wetlands Day coloring contest winners

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center announces the winners of the 2015 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest. Nearly four hundred second graders completed a coloring sheet featuring a Woodhouse's Toad, a common Barton County amphibian.

February 08, 2015 | Jean Aycock - KWEC Education Director | Education


Living the Dream!

When I retired, I had a conversation with myself to do as many things as possible that are really fun and don't cause much trouble for anyone. Photography, hunting and fishing, digging in my day lilies, and mowing my grass have occupied most of my time. Establishing a relationship with the school has added another dimension to this process that gives me a whole different level of participation and enjoyment. I had no expectation of being able to watch students achieve and excel - and I am grateful for that opportunity. I suppose that my advice to people making that ...

February 08, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Midwest Energy deploys new web site

Midwest Energy launched a re-designed web site on Feb. 3, offering visitors an improved experience with an easier-to-navigate layout, and a responsive format that optimizes the site's appearance for the type of device they are using.

February 08, 2015 | | Business


Starting garden transplants from seed

February is often a cold and dreary month for many gardeners. However, planning for and starting vegetables and flower transplants from seed can make this a much more interesting time of year. Following are the steps needed to be successful in seed starting.

February 08, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Great Bend High School Boys Swimming results

Team Scores:

February 08, 2015 | | Local Sports


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

February 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.

February 08, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

February 08, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


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Antique and collectibles appraisers to be in Ellinwood

February 23, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Jail Log, Feb. 17-22, 2015

Barton County Jail

February 23, 2015 | | On the Record


Delpha Irene Freeman Douglas 1905 - 2015

OREM, Utah - Delpha Irene Freeman Douglas died Feb. 20th. Born July 11, 1905, at Bogard, Carrollton County, Mo., she was the daughter of John Franklin Freeman and Alice Virginia Smith Freeman. On Aug. 2, 1924, she married Charlie Nelson Douglas in Anthony. He died on Sept. 17, 1981.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eugene Bitter 1930-2015

HOISINGTON - Eugene H. Bitter, 84, died Feb. 22, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born March 30, 1930, on the family farm near Susank, he was the son of Julius and Emilie (Schmidt) Bitter. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, Eugene was a farmer, stockman and fisherman.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


LoRay D. George 1931 - 2015

ALBERT - LoRay D. George, 83, died Feb. 21, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in La Crosse. Born Sept. 1, 1931, in rural Albert he was the son of Herman "H. D." and Hilda "A. C." (Tammen) George. On Aug. 21, 1959, he married Anna Mae Wheeler at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert. She preceded him in death Feb. 3, 2002. A lifelong resident of Rush County he was a farmer.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larry L. Fleske 1959 - 2015

LARNED - Larry L. Fleske, 55, passed away Feb. 20, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Oct. 9, 1959, in Great Bend, he was the son of Walter W. and Rena J. Eveleigh Fleske. On Jan. 14, 1989, he married Sharon L. Horne in Great Bend. She survives. A lifetime area resident of Larned he was farmer/stockman.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


How About that Hedwig?

I am sure that a lot of you have read J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books and know Hedwig, the Snowy Owl that also appeared in the movies. If you haven't read the book or seen the movie about the Snowy Owl, I would encourage you to read and go see it to immerse yourself in a beautiful presentation of a beautiful bird. If you opt out of that, I would suggest that you might spend some time at the Cheyenne Bottoms and see the real deal. We have had one of these beauties in Pool 4 for ...

February 22, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Mathews donates rifle

February 22, 2015 | | Local Life


Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice plans new series of grief sessions

Since the death of a loved one naturally evokes emotional, physical and spiritual pain, Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) sponsors support groups throughout the year.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


Barton’s Networking Specialist Program stresses innovation and real-world experience

The field of information technology (IT) is ever-changing. The only way to stay on the cutting-edge is to deliberately sprint ahead of the curve, ready to learn about the latest and greatest developments. Barton Community College's Networking Specialist Instructor Kris Schneider is well aware of the need to innovate and is continuously finding ways to do so in the classroom.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


Dorothy Maneth 85th

Dorothy Maneth of Great Bend will celebrate her 85th birthday on Feb. 25, with a card shower. A family celebration will be held on Feb. 28th.

February 22, 2015 | | Birthdays


Guthrie — Schoendaler

Kerry and Roberta Guthrie of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Tiffany Guthrie to Eric Schoendaler, son of Ron and Deloris Schoendaler of Grinnell.

February 22, 2015 | | Engagements


Demel —

Corinna Jo Hickel and Adam Michael Demel were united in marriage on July 26, at Immaculate Conception Church in Claflin in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father John Forkuoh. Parents of the couple are Doug and Karen Hickel of Claflin and Mike and Sandy Demel

February 22, 2015 | | Weddings


Joe Guesnier 80th

Joe Guesnier of Great Bend will celebrate his 80th birthday on Feb. 27, with a card shower.

February 22, 2015 | | Birthdays


Piland baby boy

Josh and Laura Piland announce the birth of their son Micha James Piland on Jan. 16 in Houston, Mo. He weighted 8 lbs. 13 oz. He has a big brother, Jeremiah Piland who is 21 months old.

February 22, 2015 | | Births


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