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Why it’s called ‘Turkey Day’

How did the turkey reserve its place on our traditional Thanksgiving table?

November 18, 2012 | | Agriculture


Are online reviews more naughty than nice for holiday shoppers?

Gone are the days when holiday shoppers strolled through downtown sidewalks, peering at the elaborate displays arrayed in storefront windows. Today's shopper is more likely to surf Internet sites for bargains. Your Better Business Bureau advises modern bargain hunters that local merchants still offer good deals for holiday shoppers. Additionally, the brick-and-mortar stores around the corner are still going to be there, easily accessible should you have any sort of issue with the item you purchased.

November 18, 2012 | | Business


Fiscal Cliff

November 18, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


CATS MEOW

WACO, Texas - Collin Klein and second-ranked Kansas State can still get to a BCS game. Getting to the BCS championship game is all but lost.

November 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Oklahoma State shatters No. 23 Texas Tech

STILLWATER, Okla. - With two receivers gone to the NFL, Isaiah Anderson figured to be the next deep threat in Oklahoma State's potent passing game.

November 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Officiating gaffes more noticeable this year

As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan left the Meadowlands two weeks ago, he raised his right hand - a Terrible Towel in it, naturally - and loudly asked: "Who brought back the replacements?"

November 18, 2012 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs’ draft history big reason for disappointing 1-8 record this season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli has often said free agency is a flawed way to build a team, where players available are often overpriced or on the downward side of their careers.

November 18, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Hundley, No. 17 UCLA bests No. 21 USC

PASADENA, Calif. - When Anthony Barr roared through the line and hit Matt Barkley squarely in the No. 7 on his back, the roar rising out of the Rose Bowl was loud enough for a whole city to hear.

November 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


GBMS ‘A’ team off to 3-0 start

The Great Bend Middle School eighth-grade boys' "A" basketball team takes a 3-0 record into the Thanksgiving break.

November 18, 2012 | | Local Sports


No. 3 Notre Dame improves to 11-0 with triumph

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame got one first-place vote in the coaches' poll last Sunday - head coach Brian Kelly's.

November 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 6 Ohio State topples Wisconsin in OT

MADISON, Wis. - Ohio State clinched one title, and kept its slim hopes for another alive.

November 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Rondo, Celtics stomp Raptors

BOSTON - Rajon Rondo made up for lost time in a big way for the Boston Celtics after missing a game because of a sprained right ankle.

November 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 4 Alabama rebounds from loss to crush Western Carolina

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Eddie Lacy rushed for three first-half touchdowns and AJ McCarron set Alabama's single-season record for passing TDs during Saturday's 49-0 win over Western Carolina.

November 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 13 Oklahoma beats West Virgina

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Landry Jones threw six touchdown passes, including a 5-yarder to Kenny Stills with 24 seconds left, to lift No. 13 Oklahoma to a wild 50-49 win over West Virginia on Saturday night.

November 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Stanford throws wrench in Ducks’ national title run

EUGENE, Ore. - Jordan Williamson hit a 37-yard field goal in overtime and No. 14 Stanford upset No. 1 Oregon 17-14, denying the Ducks a chance to clinch the Pac-12 North and derailing their straight shot at the BCS championship game.

November 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

NEW YORK (AP) - Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set.

April 01, 2015 | | AP Sports


Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski adapts to ‘1-and-done’ world

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - There was a time when Duke's Mike Krzyzewski led Final Four teams built around players who stayed for years to grow into tournament-tested veterans.

April 01, 2015 | | AP Sports


Meteor shower follows Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms annual meeting

The Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms Annual Meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156. Members will be treated to a burger and brat barbecue followed by a presentation on nocturnal animals presented by KWEC Education director Jean Aycock. A short annual business meeting will follow the presentation.

April 01, 2015 | | Local News


Police investigate broken windows

The Great Bend Police Department is investigating multiple reports of broken windows on buildings. Lt. William Browne said the windows were shot with some sort of BB or pellet gun. In some cases windows were chipped, but in two or three cases the windows were shattered.

April 01, 2015 | | News


Crystal Irene Taylor 1928 - 2015

AMARILLO, Texas - Crystal "Chris" Irene Taylor, 86, died Jan. 20, at the Northwest Hospital in Amarillo, Texas, after a brief struggle with lung and heart disease. Born Oct. 3, 1928, in St. John, she was the daughter of Harold and Gladys Leitner. She graduated from St. John High School and soon married Melvin Taylor, who had returned from World War II. They lived in several western Kansas towns before moving to Oberlin in 1965. She was a former businesswoman in Oberlin. She lived in Oberlin until her husband's death in 1990. She moved to Great Bend and later to ...

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


William L. ‘Bill’ Titsworth 1949 - 2015

GREAT BEND - William L. "Bill" Titsworth, 65, died March 30, at Hays Medical Center.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Cheryl Ann Harrell 1946 - 2015

ANDOVER - Cheryl Ann Harrell, 68, entered the arms of her Lord and Savior, March 29, 2015, at Life Care Center of Andover. Born Dec. 14, 1946, in Atchison she was the daughter of Wallace and Verdele Russell. In August 1965, she married the love of her life, Jon. She was a retired office manager for her husband's optometry practice. She worked with Jon in their offices in Larned and Great Bend, building his optometry practice until his death Jan. 1, 2006.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Maurice ‘Bryce’ Clark 1937 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Maurice "Bryce" Clark, 77, died March 30, at Cherry Village Residential Care in Great Bend. Born May 20, 1937, in Penokee, he was the son of John George and Margaret Elizabeth Clark. In 1955, he graduated from Hill City High School. He later served in the Army from 1960 to 1962. A Hoisington resident since 1962, he worked as a trackman for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad retiring in 1999. On June 1, 1985, he married Betty "JoAnn" Mullis at the First United Methodist Church in Hoisington. She survives.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Brandon Joseph Funk 1998 - 2015

Brandon Joseph Funk, 16, died March 28, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. He was born June 2, 1998, at Hoisington, the son of Clark LaVern and Cynthia Marie (Schmitt) Funk. He was a junior at Great Bend High School.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for April 1, 2015

Barton County Sheriff

April 01, 2015 | | On the Record


OTR for April 2, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 01, 2015 | | On the Record


Midwest Energy purchases City of Seward electric system

Residents of the city of Seward recently voted by a 3-to-1 margin to sell their city's electric system to Midwest Energy, Inc. On Mar. 25, Stafford County Commissioners certified the results of the mail-in ballot, making the vote official.

April 01, 2015 | | Business


Support for Lori Reneau

Dear Editor,

April 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Discrimination Hiding Behind Religious Faith

Where is Leslie Knope when we need her?

April 01, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Great Bend Kids Wrestling competes at Topeka

TOPEKA- Great Bend Kids Wrestling Club traveled to Topeka this weekend to compete in the USAWKS kids state tournament. After a long weekend of wrestling, nine wrestlers brought home awards for placing in the top six in the state. The team placed 13th overall.

April 01, 2015 | | Local Sports


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