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Shooting suspect

Freddie A. Thomas is being held in the Barton County Jail for murder in the first degree in connection with the shooting Friday night. His bond was set at $1,000,000

September 14, 2015 | | Local News

Yost: Struggling Cueto healthy; approach off

BALTIMORE- The losses for Royals right-hander Johnny Cueto keep mounting, the ERA is soaring, and the level of concern among the fan base is through the roof.

September 14, 2015 | | AP Sports

Shooting death occurs in Great Bend

Friday evening officers of the Great Bend Police Department were dispatched to the 2500 block of Williams St. for a possible shooting.

September 13, 2015 | | Local News

Transitioning houseplants

Even though temperatures have still been staying pretty hot most of the time, the cool weather snaps add that fall crispness that make thoughts about the changing seasons in the front of the mind. This also brings up thoughts of the end of the growing season and what fall chores need to be accomplished before the coming winter. This week I thought I would share an article from Ward Upham, K-State Research and Extension horticulture specialist about houseplants. Plants that were taken outside to benefit from the summer sun should be acclimated to being indoors for the winter. Ward covers ...

September 13, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Say it loud, say it proud

A successful farmer said it best about his obligation to provide the public with an understanding of his profession.

September 13, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

K•Coe Isom and the Beef Cattle Institute to unveil sustainability resources for U.S. Beef Industry

K•Coe Isom, in collaboration with The Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University, will unveil plans to provide resources that enable the beef industry to effectively measure and communicate its progress on sustainability. The joint effort will provide much-needed assistance for the beef supply chain in responding to the ever-increasing demands of food companies, supply chain partners and consumers regarding key issues like animal care, environmental impact and worker/community engagement.

September 13, 2015 | | Agriculture

Forensic symposium scheduled for October 7

HaysMed Education and The University of Kansas Medical Center Continuing Education and Professional Development and the Area Health Education Center – West, is sponsoring a Forensic Symposium 2015 on Oct. 7, at the HaysMed, Hadley Conference Rooms, 2220 Canterbury, Hays. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 13, 2015 | | Business

September lawn care

September is here and that means it is prime time to fertilize your tall fescue or Kentucky bluegrass lawns. If you could only fertilize your cool-season grasses once per year, this would be the best time to do it.

September 13, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Barton County Quality of Life Endowment announces 2015 awards

Employees from CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions in Great Bend recently presented checks to grant recipients of the Barton County Quality of Life Endowment, a donor advised fund at the Golden Belt Community Foundation. After submitting a letter of inquiry and presenting the needs for their funding requests, awards were given to: Central Kansas Dream Center for their cafe, Great Bend Zoological Society for the Butterfly House Accessibility Project, and USD 428 - Park Elementary for Park Elementary Playground Equipment.

September 13, 2015 | | Business

Blood drive set

Dear Editor,

September 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Parnassus Club meeting

October will be the start of the new season of study for the women of Parnassus Club. The Parnassus Club was organized in 1939 as a music study club. In 1960 the club began annual scholarship auditions for young musicians with cash awards for the winners. These awards are designated for further music study. The auditions are held in early spring each year at BCC.

September 13, 2015 | | Club News

Agriland at the Kansas State Fair: Promoting Kansas Agriculture

Ride in a virtual combine, sift grain between your fingers and milk Blossom, the mechanical dairy cow, in Agriland at the 2015 Kansas State Fair. Located in the Pride of Kansas building, the cooperative agriculture education exhibit provides an interactive experience for children to learn more about agriculture.

September 13, 2015 | | Agriculture

Doonan® Specialized Trailer LLC develops new Flatbed Coil Hauler Trailer with innovative safety and

Doonan® Specialized Trailer LLC, a leading manufacturer of platform trailers, including custom flatbeds, drop decks, oilfield trailers, extendibles, RGN lowbeds and double drops, announced today, their recent design and build of a New Specialty Coil Hauler trailer.

September 13, 2015 | | Business

Sen. Moran accepting applications for Spring 2016 internships

Positions available in Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices

September 13, 2015 | | Education

Think twice before calling that customer service number

Once upon a time not so very long ago, consumers desiring a customer service number would simply look it up in the phone book. The Internet age has changed everything. Now people are more likely to go online, enter the name of the business into their favorite search engine, and call the first phone number that pops up. Big mistake.

September 13, 2015 | | Business

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Murder Mystery coming to Great Bend

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a "Murder At The Juice Joint" event.

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for October 1, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 01, 2015 | | On the Record

Occupational therapist joins team of specialists at early ed center

The new occupational therapist at Sunflower's Early Education Center (EEC) is rounding out the team of early intervention experts on staff.

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Family Crisis Center to observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

On Oct. 22, the Great Bend-based Family Crisis Center Inc. hopes to turn the community purple. The campaign, in which residents are encouraged to wear ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Royals' rally in 10th earns home-field in ALDS

CHICAGO- Eric Hosmer smashed a two-run homer in the 10th inning off White Sox closer David Robertson and the Royals clinched the No. 2 seed ...

October 01, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ | AP Sports

Charlie's Inside Corner: Could it get any better?

Friday night is Homecoming for the Great Bend Panthers. The opponent is the Dodge City Red Demons. Could it be any better?

October 01, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports

Thanks to Military Moms

Dear Editor,

October 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


October 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Congress and the Fed Refuse to Learn From Their Mistakes

This month marks the seventh anniversary of the bursting of the housing bubble and the subsequent economic meltdown. The mood in Congress following the meltdown ...

October 01, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

American Politics: Disagreeing to Agree

According to a Pew Research Center poll in 2010, nearly 123 million Americans (41 percent) believe the Rapture will happen before 2050. I bring this ...

October 01, 2015 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists

GBHS Debate

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Eric J. ‘Rick’ Legleiter 1956 - 2015

HAYS - Eric J. "Rick" Legleiter, 58, formerly of La Crosse, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at the Hays Good Samaritan Center. Born Dec. 8, 1956 ...

September 30, 2015 | | Obituaries

Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild photos

Sept. 26, 2015

September 30, 2015 | | Local News

Heartland Farm Establishes Fund with Golden Belt Community Foundation

Heartland Farm, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, recently established a non-endowed fund within Golden Belt Community Foundation. The purpose of the fund ...

September 30, 2015 | | Religion

2 Spirit Week photos

Wednesday was the day to dress up like a cartoon character at Great Bend High School.

September 30, 2015 | | Local News

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