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Hathaway family reunion

The annual Hathaway reunion, families of the 12 children of the late John William and Reno Hathaway, was held on June 27, at the I.O.O.F. Lodge in St. John with 71 attending. Debbie Haddon was hostess.

July 05, 2015 | | Reunions

Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday July 9, at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

July 05, 2015 | | Local News

Kansans named to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey congratulated three Kansans recently appointed by USDA chief Tom Vilsack to serve on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and two of six commodity specific Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs).

July 05, 2015 | | Agriculture

Check It Out!

Every Hero Has a Story is the theme for the Summer Reading Program at Ellinwood School/Community Library. Students are enjoying hero-based activities as they continue to read to meet their goals. Our participants are beginning to earn prizes; our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders made blankets for the Humane Society to use for the pets that are waiting for a good home; and all are being led by Shatlyn Thomas with the assistance of Michele Martin and Julie Blakeslee.

July 05, 2015 | | Local Life

University announces spring 2015 honor roll

Approximately 4,575 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2015 semester. The students, from KU's Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, represent 96 of 105 Kansas counties, 47 other states and territories, and 38 other countries.

July 05, 2015 | | Education

When I was young

When I was young ... a long time ago ... when I liked fireworks.

July 05, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life

KBA honors 23 at its annual awards luncheon

The Kansas Bar Association honored 23 at its annual luncheon during its annual meeting in June at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park. This year's honorees ranged from the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office to the past public information director for the Office of Judicial Administration.

July 05, 2015 | | Business

Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care receive deficiency free state reviews

On June 24, Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care assisted living residences were randomly visited by state licensing auditors for a review of operational protocol and resident care documentation. This is a standard process that is intended to verify that licensed senior living facilities are caring for residents as regulated by the state. Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care's reviews resulted in zero deficiencies. All operational protocol and resident care is at or above expectations as regulated by the State of Kansas.

July 05, 2015 | | Business

Civics Lessons

Empowered by a community who understood the value of their youth program, a diverse group of area teens set aside other interest to participate in community events. While it was routine – and always fun – for each member of the corps to take part in local activities, those same activities served to teach important lessons about civic responsibility.

July 05, 2015 | | Business

‘Improved Management, Improved Nutrition, Improved Profit’ focus of the 2015 K-State Beef Conference

Many cattle producers have experienced record returns on their calves the past year, but even times of high profitability demand a search for opportunities to enhance the management of a beef operation. Several of these opportunities will be discussed at the upcoming K-State Beef Conference, hosted Aug. 11 and 13 at various locations across Kansas.

July 05, 2015 | | Agriculture

Farming and Politics

This column isn't about today's political climate and agriculture. Instead let's focus on the political impact farmers have had on this nation as we celebrate Independence Day, specifically our Presidents. How many of this nation's leaders were farmers? What history and myth surrounds their backgrounds? Maybe more than you think aside from the more obvious ones.

July 05, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Fair

It's Fair time again in Barton County! The youth from all of our communities have been working hard on their various projects, and will be displaying them for the community to see. Whether you enjoy photography, artwork, or livestock, there is something for everyone at the fair.

July 05, 2015 | | Agriculture

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July 05, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Michael Abbott in Emporia State production of ‘’The Nerd’

Michael Abbott of Great Bend is part of cast and crew presenting "The Nerd," a hilarious and popular comedy by Larry Shue.

July 05, 2015 | | Education

Rebel Flag the Ultimate Dog Whistle

Since its reintroduction on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol in 1961 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the Confederate flag has been the source of controversy with a regularity approaching that of a Madonna comeback album. Sadly, it has been thrust into the news once more because some kid who loved it went crazy and committed an atrocity. A racially charged atrocity. Yes. Again.

July 05, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists

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Making the dialysis decision: What you need to know

Hundreds of thousands of Americans with kidney failure undergo dialysis treatments to keep them alive. While their reasons for needing the treatment can vary widely, many patients with kidney failure ultimately face the same dialysis decision.

June 22, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Trending Topics

Cyclists will assist Stafford County projects Tuesday

By JIM MISUNAS

June 22, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

What makes a grown-up? Here are 5 milestones of adulthood

Adulthood is much more than graduating from high school and having a job. In fact, adulthood might actually be out of reach for many people coming of age today, a new study shows.

June 22, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Trending Topics

How errors in media reporting affect the way we think about sexual violence

The world will probably never know the details of what happened to UC Berkeley sociology student Meghan Warner while at a fraternity party in 2013.

June 22, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Trending Topics

Have You Seen This? Stick to cars, cops



THE ONE AND ONLY IDAHO — Police officers in Rexburg, Idaho, got themselves some Segways to patrol the city, but I don't think they realized the small vehicles also came with bruised egos and sore backs.

June 22, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Entertainment

Your charitable donations might not be helping people

Everyone wants to change the world, and donating money, time or supplies to charities gives us a sense of making a difference. Yet, some would say the charities of our choice aren’t using their donations to help people.

June 22, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Trending Topics

Good news: Watching cat videos is good for you

Need an energy boost or just want to lift the mood? Researchers at Indiana University recommend watching a cat video to feel better.

June 22, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Trending Topics

2 classic Japanese animated films receive Blu-ray upgrades

Two classic Japanese animated films are now on Blu-ray for the first time, thanks to Disney Home Video.

June 22, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

10 sunglasses myths that may be hurting your family's vision

From the Blues Brothers to Tom Cruise in Risky Business, sunglasses have become an iconic American emblem of style and attitude. Yet wearing sunglasses isn't just about looking "cool"; beyond the fashion statement, there are compelling health reasons for you and your family to don a pair of shades. So why do we see so many parents and kids outside, in the bright sunlight, not wearing sunglasses? Most likely, it has to do with a lack of information about ultraviolet (UV) rays, sunglasses and eye health. To help solve this, let us explore 10 myths surrounding these topics, and ...

June 22, 2015 | Dr Jared Cooper OD FamilyShare | Trending Topics

5 tips from Harvard researchers on how to make your child more caring

New parents worry that they struggle to teach their children how to be caring individuals in a society marred by negative moral values, Quartz reported.

June 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

Yikes! Sprites! Hunting enormous 'jellyfish' in the night sky

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Imagine something in the night sky that looks like a gigantic, glowing jellyfish many times the size of Mount Everest.

June 22, 2015 | John Hollenhorst News Division | Trending Topics

Children have correctly chosen 6 out of the last 7 presidents

The Nickelodeon TV Network hosts an event every election year called “Kids Pick the President,” where children across the nation vote in a mock election for who they feel will become president.

June 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

Last weekend, the newest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," set the record for the highest opening weekend in history, beating out the previous champ, Marvel’s "The Avengers."

June 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

OTR for June 22, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 22, 2015 | | On the Record

Who ya going to call?

There are a lot of folks who call 911 when really aren't facing an emergency, and Barton County 911 Supervisor Dena Popp is out to change that.

June 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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