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Should the US engage in Syria?

As Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama campaigns for another war, we should be asking whether or not the U.S. should engage Syria.

September 02, 2013 | | Columnists

The least laboring of days

Hey, it was Labor Day, everybody. Woo-hoo. Okay, we're partying now. Throw your arms in the air and wave them like you just don't care. Blow up some balloons. Tap a keg. Rip open a bag of chips. Because this isn't a champagne and caviar kind of thing. This is the very definition of blue collar. If collars be worn at all.

September 02, 2013 | BY WILL DURST | Columnists

Featured cartoon

September 02, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Monarch Madness hits KWEC

Monarch madness is spreading to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, where the annual "Mad About Monarchs" event takes place Sept. 14. Participants have the opportunity to capture and tag monarch butterflies in the sunflower-filled fields surrounding KWEC, and join in other butterfly-related activities.

September 01, 2013 | | Local News

Barton County 4-H Holding Board announces the recipients of 4-H Scholarships for the 2013 year.

Bonny Boultinghouse, a TLC Twisters 4-H Club member, served as president of her Club, as Vice-President of Barton County 4-H Council and as 4-H Ambassador. Bonny led her club in "Random Acts of Kindness", an activity that invited the members to assist or help a community organization each month. She is the daughter of Shane and Jill Boultinghouse of Great Bend.

September 01, 2013 | Berny Unruh | Education

Sustaining the Plains: $1.4 million interdisciplinary project studies water sustainability, climate

An outpouring of research funds is helping a group of Kansas State University researchers study how human activity and climate change affect Central Great Plains water systems.

September 01, 2013 | | Agriculture

KHA Leadership Institute Graduates 32

The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its twelfth class of 32 students on Aug. 23 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita. Students were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.

September 01, 2013 | | Business

Chochon is new American State President and Ceo

Rick Chochon, Columbus, Neb. has been named the new President and CEO of American State Bank and Trust Company. Chochon succeeds Don LacKamp who will remain with the organization in a dual role as its Executive Vice-Chairman and as President and CEO of American State Bancshares, the parent company of American State Bank.

September 01, 2013 | | Business

Moeder — Dadds

Norbert and Cheri Moeder, of La Crosse, announce the engagement of their daughter Jordan Larra, to Rickie William Dadds, son of Ronald Lindsey of Virginia Beach, Va. and Debra Lindsey of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Roya Zimmerman of La Crosse and the late Larry Zimmerman, and Emma Moeder of Hays, and the late William Moeder. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Paul Kruse of Ocean Springs, Miss. and the late Mildred Kruse.

September 01, 2013 | | Engagements

Urban 60th

Melvin and Helen Urban, of Ellinwood, celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 31 with a weekend of fun with their children and grandchildren and concluded the weekend with a celebration of Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ellinwood. The couple also took an Alaskan cruise vacation in July with their children to celebrate.

September 01, 2013 | | Anniversaries

Stephens — Chambers

Roger and Rita Stephens, of Claflin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elisha Stephens, to Chad Chambers, son of Carol Fisher of Leon.

September 01, 2013 | | Engagements

Special Needs Calendar


September 01, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


September 01, 2013 | | 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.

September 01, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Club Calendar


September 01, 2013 | | Club News

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19th annual Santa’s Workshop is coming to Great Bend

Great Bend High School students, community volunteers and Great Bend Recreation Commission staff will be transforming the City Auditorium into Santa's Workshop.

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Region to see 2nd highest Thanksgiving travel since 2007

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November 25, 2015 | | On the Record

2B Organized announces new franchise in Great Bend

2B Organized, a professional organizing firm, announced the launch of a new franchise to serve Great Bend and surrounding areas. Services include residential and commercial ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Talk Is Cheap, Foul Language Is Worthless

You don't need to be a genius to recognize that John Oliver is doing some remarkably effective journalism on his weekly HBO series, laced ...

November 25, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Time For Obama to Back Ted Cruz?

In her memoir published this summer, Claire McCaskill recounts how she confounded political observers who assumed she would lose reelection to the U.S. Senate ...

November 25, 2015 | Karl Frisch | Columnists

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