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Toddler birthdays: a short history

Maybe you heard about the parents in Britain who billed another family for not attending their son's birthday party after they said they would come. The bill was equal to $24 - described as a "no-show fee" after their son skipped the party held at a local ski resort.

February 08, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Hoisington School Menu Feb. 9-Feb. 13

Breakfast

February 08, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Check It Out!

It's here! The twenty-one crates that contain the Smithsonian exhibit arrived on time! The display was assembled last Monday by Sharon Sturgis, the library staff, and other people from Goodland, Greensburg, Atchison, Perry, and Humbolt, who will also have the display in their communities. It took approximately four hours to complete the installation. Along with the Smithsonian exhibit, our community will be interested in seeing all of the work Sharon has done to feature our local teams and talents. Visitors will enjoy viewing a wall of historical photos featuring Ellinwood teams dating back to the 19th century, as well ...

February 08, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include recognition of volunteers in USD 428 Learning Centers; approval of BOE policies; approval to request 2015-2016 E-Rate funding; first reading of curriculum adoption; MTSS training; Kansas State Assessments;approval to upgrade exterior stairway at the GBHS Field House; financial update options; and approval of donation to GBHS Girls Soccer Team/Program.

February 08, 2015 | | Local News


In a flash – conditions can develop quickly for grain dust explosions

We've seen the impact they can cause – grain dust explosions sparked when certain conditions come together to create a combustible situation. And those conditions can develop much faster than many know, according to a Kansas State University grain scientist.

February 08, 2015 | | Agriculture


Central Kansas Photography Club meeting

The Central Kansas Photography Club welcomes Photographer Harland Schuster for this month's program. His program is on the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Harland is a freelance photographer who has traveled and photographed Kansas extensively. His works have appeared in regional and national Publications, including several photographs in a recent issue of KANSAS Magazine. The Central Kansas Photography club meets at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Petr's Frame House, 2009 16th Street in Great Bend. Guests are welcome to attend the meeting to hear and see Mr. Schuster's presentation.

February 08, 2015 | | Club News


Kansas Farm Bureau honors tradition dnd heritage of family farms

Tradition and heritage are a big part of what makes agriculture such an attractive way of life for so many Kansans. The lifeblood of our existence, the farms and ranches in Kansas, provide food, fuel and fiber for the world.

February 08, 2015 | | Agriculture


Progress Club meeting

Progress Club met Feb. 2, at the home of Sharon Mauler with Darlene Boley and Sharon Jones as co-hostesses. Sixteen members attended. Judy Fox presided and opened the meeting with a prayer. It was noted that Mary Ann Boyle has acepted our invitation to join and will attend the March meeting. A nominating committee will be appointed and announced at the March meeting.

February 08, 2015 | | Club News


Dr. Howes Public Reception

Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics invite the public to a reception to welcome Jeremy Howes, MD, FACS, general surgeon from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Clara Barton Hospital.

February 08, 2015 | | Business


WKSC Intra –Squad Sweetheart Splash results for Golden Belt Swim Squad

8 u 25 free

February 08, 2015 | | Local Sports


Walk Tall, Walk Strong, Walk Kansas

Anticipating spring at the Extension office means getting Walk Kansas packets ready for teams to pick up, plus a chance to dust off those walking shoes. This roller coaster weather we have had lately gives us a taste of warmer temps and makes us anxious for the 2015 Walk Kansas campaign. I returned home from our agent update in Manhattan with sample tee shirts for this years' health challenge. Color choices for 2015 include coral or gray with a slightly different logo than previous years, including the words "Walk Tall" and "Walk Strong."

February 08, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


The Consequences of Your Vaccination Decision

California is experiencing an entirely new disturbance in the Force.

February 08, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Keep heartless scammers at bay this Valentines Day

Cupid is not the only one who fires arrows. Scammers are constantly trying to pierce the hearts and the pocketbooks of trusting souls. Valentines Day is a good time to brush up on scammers' techniques so you can avoid the potential pitfalls of online love. Your Better Business Bureau has the following advice for doing just that.

February 08, 2015 | | Business


Great Bend Bowling results from Dodge City

The Panther Bowling Teams both came away victorious from Dodge City on Thursday evening. The boy's team earned the win by taking seven of the 11 games. Senior Captain Jeff Mietler earned 2nd place overall honors by rolling a 611 series. The Lady Panthers dominated the night by winning nine of the 11 games. The Lady Panthers were led in scoring by sophomore Allie Brodrick's 582 series which earned her a first place finish. Not far behind was sophomore Elsi Miller who captured 2nd place with a season high series of 579. Three other Lady Panther bowlers also ...

February 08, 2015 | | Local Sports


Vaccines

February 08, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


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Foul Shots And Turnovers

Kansas State just ruined it for other schools around the country. Following the Wildcats well-played victory over #8-ranked Kansas Monday evening, a rowdy crowd stormed the floor, while the few crowd-control officials on hand stood and watched. Storming the court is a long-standing tradition for underdog teams and their fans but Wildcat fans took it a little too far. Though K-State's President and Athletic Director quickly offered apologies on Tuesday, there will be repercussions and those ripples will reach all across the country. Expect new and tougher regulations concerning crowd control to be dictated by the NCAA following this ...

February 26, 2015 | | Sports


Class 3A, 2A, 1A-Div 1, 1A-Div 2 substates

CLASS 3A BOYS

February 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Area basketball substate brackets

CLASS 4A

February 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Surgeon specializing in MIS comes to St. Rose Health Center

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February 25, 2015 | | Business




​Barton Nursing partnership with St. Rose Health Center continues to thrive

Nothing can prepare a student for a career like hands-on experience with real-world equipment. Barton's Nursing, Adult Healthcare and Pharmacy Technician programs will all have more opportunities for continued real-world scenarios with the help of a recent, sizable donation of about $140,000 worth of equipment from St. Rose Health Center in Great Bend.

February 25, 2015 | | Education


Larned will hold Legislative coffee Saturday

LARNED -- State Senator Mitch Holmes and Kansas Rep. John Ewy will visit the Larned Chamber of Commerce Jordaan Room for an informative legislative coffee at noon Saturday, Feb. 28. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

February 25, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


OTR for Feb. 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 25, 2015 | | On the Record


Central Kansas League standings

CKL BOYS

February 25, 2015 | | Prep Sports


OTR for Feb. 26, 2015

Great Bend Police

February 25, 2015 | | On the Record


​Silver Cougar Club to offer second part of Google Drive class

Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will offer a continuation course on Google Drive from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, March 4 – April 8, at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St. in Great Bend.

February 25, 2015 | | Local News


Kiwanis selling pancake tickets

Members of the Great Bend Kiwanis club are selling tickets to next week's Pancake Feed. The 57th annual pancake and sausage dinner will be served from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Expo I building west of Great Bend. Tickets are $4 and will also be available at the door. Proceeds allow the Kiwanis to sponsor many of the activities for youth and needs of many individuals in the Great Bend area.

February 25, 2015 | | Local News


​Shafer Gallery program rescheduled

Due to the potential for winter weather, the demonstration by and reception for Joel T Dugan in the Shafer Art Gallery scheduled for Feb. 27 has been postponed until March 6. The new times for the portrait paintings demonstration are 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 6. The reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on March 6. Dugan will be explaining the story he is telling in the cycle of narrative images and also the symbolism to be found there.

February 25, 2015 | | Local News


KBCA state basketball rankings

KBCA basketball rankings

February 25, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Central Prairie League standings

CPL BOYS

February 25, 2015 | | Prep Sports


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