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Travel out to the fields of Kansas during October and you'll see them teeming with fall harvest. Combines chomp through the fields of corn ...

October 04, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Great Bend Pilot Club names Carol Dellinger 2015 Pilot Club Ambassador

Pilot International Foundation was established in 1975 to support the community-based work of Pilot Clubs by promoting the awareness and prevention of brain-related disorders, and ...

October 04, 2015 | | Club News

Local students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University

Local students are among the 400 who completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the summer 2015 term.

October 04, 2015 | | Education

Drought-stricken farmers and ranchers have more time to replace livestock; 48 states and Puerto Rico

Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended ...

October 04, 2015 | | Agriculture

Freshmen honorary Quest selects members for 2015-2016

A Kansas State University honorary that helps outstanding freshmen become future campus leaders has selected new members for the 2015-2016 new year.

October 04, 2015 | | Education

Marsh Musings

At 5 a.m. this morning I am standing in a ranch road holding the gate while Dusty drives through with the lights off. We ...

October 04, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Preceptor Pi begins sorority year with programs and projects

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi had its first meeting of the season Sept. 1, at the home of Brenda Black. New chapter president ...

October 04, 2015 | | Club News

Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduates 34

The Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduated its fourteenth class of 34 students on Sept. 10 at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

Commodity Commission candidates face Nov. 30 filing deadline

Grain growers in eastern Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state's five grain commodity commissions - corn, grain sorghum ...

October 04, 2015 | | Agriculture

Students receive scholarships at K-State event in Great Bend

Sixteen area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $4,300 at the Great Bend Area K-State Alumni Club's alumni/student tailgate ...

October 04, 2015 | | Education

Growing issues outside of soil tests

A soil test is imperative to showing what nutrients are in the soil so that your plants can utilize them to grow. Sometimes though, a ...

October 04, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

First annual Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild a Success

The first annual Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild was held Sept. 26, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. Wine in the Wild, a fundraiser for ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

Jazz Concert set for Oct. 6

Music fans are invited to join the Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6, for their annual Fall ...

October 04, 2015 | | Local News

Customer service: how to improve it from both sides

Customer service in today's marketplace is very much a two-sided coin: There's the business side and the consumer side. This week your Better ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

Agriculture Safety Items Sometimes Overlooked

The last full week of September was Agricultural Safety Week. Rather than compete with various stories in the media then, we will tackle this issue ...

October 04, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

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Fall film forecast: What can audiences — particularly families — expect?

After months of big, spectacle-driven blockbusters full of explosions and superheroes, the smaller, lower-budgeted films that make up the fall movie season can sometimes be a welcome change of pace.

September 16, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Entertainment

George joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announces the addition of seasoned lender Tim George to their staff. Tim will operate from the Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th Street in Great Bend. Tim brings to Plains State Bank over 35 years of agricultural lending experience. Tim is a graduate of Pittsburg State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He is retired from the Kansas National Guard with 20 years of service and the rank of Major. Tim and his wife Teresa are longtime residents of the Larned area where he is involved in many community memberships.

September 16, 2015 | | Business

Animal Medical Center welcomes new veterinarian, Caitlyn Redding DVM

The professional veterinary team at Animal Medical Center is excited to introduce their newest member, Dr. Caitlyn Redding. Caitlyn grew up in Pembroke Pines, Fla. playing softball on a travel team and taking in the beaches and everglades. She graduated from Pembroke Pines Charter High School as the Vice President of her class before attending the University of Florida as a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Animal Biology in 2011 before earning a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Kansas State University in May 2015.

September 16, 2015 | | Business

2015 Kansas Fairs & Festivals Association Ag Challenge of Champions

Leah Parsons and Cody Wondra were named the winners of the 2015 Kansas Fairs & Festivals Association Ag Challenge of Champions. Parsons and Wondra will receive a $2,250 scholarship to be used for their college tuition. The scholarship is awarded to the top two winners of the contest that is held in conjunction with the Kansas State Fair. Contestants have to identify cuts of meat, grains, grasses and weeds, feed and livestock breeds, veterinarian equipment, four written exams on farm management as well as give a 3 minute extemporaneous speech.

September 16, 2015 | | Local News

Hillary Reboot

September 16, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

How They Spent Their Summer Vacations

Time to yodel a big old welcome back to the same old grind from our too brief summer respite. And yes, that does include the umpteen-gazillion presidential candidates returning from their home districts with batteries and bank accounts recharged. With an emphasis on the moolah.

September 16, 2015 | Will Durst | Opinion

Kim Davis Problems Are Just Beginning

Last week's column concerning Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis generated a strong response from readers, and much of it, as predicted, was negative. The majority felt Davis' refusal to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples because it violated God's law was a principled exercise of civil disobedience.

September 16, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Diversified Services, 8823 4th Street (plant location near airport), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Connie Oetken and Brian Ewing. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

September 16, 2015 | | Local News

Time to tune in, not out

Tonight's the night. The second debate for Republican presidential candidates will take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Eleven men and women vying for the nomination will meet, and CNN, the host of the debate, has organized it to encourage as much interaction with the hopefuls as possible. If you can't be home between 5 and 6:45 p.m., set your recorders now.

September 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

School board approves Neighborhood Revitalization Grant

Ellinwood City Manager Bud Newberry addressed the USD 355 Board of Education Monday night at their regular meeting, explaining the proposed neighborhood revitalization plan. He provided details of how taxpayers are provided tax rebates over the course of five to eight years, depending on the location of their project, in an effort to incentivize improvements that will lead to significant increases in valuation of property in the district.

September 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

District enrollment down

Great Bend has started the fall semester with about 60 fewer students than last year, Superintendent Brad Reed said.

September 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

USD 428 receives grants, donations

The school board officially accepted several gifts and a grant application when it met Monday.

September 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

State closes Larned Automotive for not paying state sales and withholding taxes

LARNED – Tuesday, Kansas Department of Revenue civil tax enforcement and Pawnee County Sheriff's officers seized the business assets of Larned Automotive which owed $47,803.24 in state sales, withholding and consumer compensation taxes.

September 15, 2015 | | Business

​Luis G. Mata-Ortiz 1987 - 2015

Luis G. Mata-Ortiz, 28, died Sept. 10, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Feb. 2, 1987, in Durango, Durango, Mexico, he was the son of Sergio and Susana (Ortiz) Mata. On March 26, 2010, he married Elizabeth Arias in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 2007, he was a welder for Doonan Specialized Trailers.

September 15, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Sandra J. Boyce 1936 - 2015

Sandra J. Boyce, 78, passed away on Sept. 10, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born on Sept. 27, 1936, at Bar Harbor, Maine she was the daughter of Walter and Ethel (Reynolds) Dwelley. She graduated from Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Maine and later attended Nursing College in New Hampshire for two years. On Oct. 25, 1978, she was united in marriage to James L. "Jim" Boyce at Swan Valley, Idaho. He died on Jan. 16, 2012. The couple lived in Whittier, Calif. and Idaho Falls, Idaho for many years prior to moving to Great Bend in 1998 ...

September 15, 2015 | | Obituaries

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