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Not The Onion

Separating satire from real news requires an advanced degree these days. When Jon Stewart becomes the most trusted newsman for millennials, the line between the evening news and The Onion gets blurry, so perhaps we shouldn't laugh so loudly at old Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Senator who's up for re-election next year. But given the circumstances-he's responsible for using the filibuster to prevent even the clocks from ticking in the Senate-maybe we should.

February 28, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Sequester Ax

February 28, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Lady Mustangs have rally fall short

ST. JOHN - A last-second shot by Macksville High School senior Mindy Wood fell short as La Crosse held on for a 47-45 win in a Class 1A Division-I sub-state game on Wednesday night.

February 27, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Lady Cougars topple Hesston

The Barton Community College women's tennis team won a dual match against Hesston on Wednesday afternoon at Club 1 Fitness.

February 27, 2013 | | Community College


Cougars coast past Cloud County

CONCORDIA - The Barton Community College men's basketball team breezed to a 79-57 drumming of Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division foe Cloud County on Wednesday night to close the regular season.

February 27, 2013 | | Community College


Lady Cougars allow Lady T-Birds to slip away

CONCORDIA - The Barton Community College Lady Cougars held a lead for a majority of the first half, but let it slip away at the end of the first 20 minutes at Cloud County.

February 27, 2013 | | Community College


Big 12 admits officiating gaffes

DALLAS - The Big 12 says officiating errors were made at the end of regulation before No. 6 Kansas outlasted Iowa State in overtime on Monday night.

February 27, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Gonzaga has path to top ranking after No. 1-ranked Hoosiers lose

SPOKANE, Wash. - Second-ranked Gonzaga's game at BYU today suddenly has national significance.

February 27, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chiefs to trade for 49ers QB Smith

SAN FRANCISCO - Alex Smith quietly stayed behind the scenes after losing his job and watched from the sideline as San Francisco returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Yet the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 did make one thing known: The veteran quarterback still considers himself a starter.

February 27, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


OTR for Feb. 28, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

February 27, 2013 | | On the Record


Rec Commission offers free program, ‘Becoming an Amateur Paleontologist’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Becoming an Amateur Paleontologist," from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will share her experiences in the field while becoming an amateur fossil hunter.

February 27, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Michael R. ‘Mike’ Connell 1954-2013

CLAFLIN - Michael R. "Mike" Connell, 57, peacefully passed away on Feb. 26, 2013.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


Dorothy Ann Cannon, 1952-2012

GREAT BEND - Dorothy Ann Cannon, 60, died Feb. 26, 2013 at Hays Medical Center.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


Roger D. Berger 1959 - 2013

ELLINWOOD - Roger D. Berger, 53, submitted himself to God at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America of Tulsa, Okla. on Feb. 23, 2013.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ralph H. Rogers 1935 - 2013

LYONS - Ralph H. Rogers, 77, died Feb. 26, 2013 at Rice County District Hospital in Lyons.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Barton County Farm Bureau gives schools DVD

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In the past seven years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Kansas State University $6.5 million to keep a wheat fungus that ...

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GBHS Regional Piano contest

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Great Bend Regional Hospital implements delayed bathing policy for newborns

Breastfeeding is a high priority for the obstetrics staff at Great Bend Regional Hospital. It's the reason their facility has maintained their status as ...

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BCC Honor Roll

Barton Community College has named 213 students to the President's List for the fall 2015 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have ...

February 14, 2016 | | Education


GBMS 7th grade boys basketball results

GBMS A team 41 - Garden City Horace Good 32

February 14, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Opportunity and Awareness In Agriculture

This past week, the Agriculture Department at Barton Community College was privileged to have members of our advisory board on campus for our twice yearly ...

February 14, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Bernie and Hillary Valentine

February 14, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


The Trump Lane or the Conservative Lane

Goodbye, Chris.

February 14, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


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Let's face it: the only thing more pathetic than hosting a pity party is having to shoo the visitors away from your pity party ...

February 14, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Bureau of Land Management to install hot tap into federal helium pipeline in Rush County

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Amarillo Field Office, has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) relating to installation of a hot tap into ...

February 14, 2016 | | Business


Official visit of the Grand Chapter of Kansas, Order of the Eastern Star

Members of Golden Sheaf Chapter # 226, Great Bend, Order of the Eastern Star were honored by an official visit from the Grand Chapter of Kansas

February 14, 2016 | | Club News


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