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Pakistan is still a problem

As America moves into the 21s century it faces an increasingly vexing problem: what's it to do about Pakistan? Is it friend or foe or an unacceptable combination of both? Is giving it sensitive information a national security risk?

September 29, 2011 | | Columnists


This will really hurt

Self-described Las Vegas "performer" Staysha Randall took 3,200 different piercings in her body during the same sitting to break the Guinness world record by 100 prickings.

September 29, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Obama approval headed wrong way

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

September 29, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Orioles bump Red Sox from wild card race

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Boston Red Sox completed their September collapse in horrific and historic fashion, falling out of the playoff chase by allowing two ninth-inning runs in a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.

September 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


Cards win

HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals completed one of baseball's greatest comebacks, clinching the NL wild card Wednesday night with an 8-0 win over Houston and a later loss by Atlanta.

September 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


Braves lose

ATLANTA (AP) - With the season on the line, the Atlanta Braves couldn't get the final three outs.

September 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


Allen still fond of Chiefs fans, disdain for KC front office

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Jared Allen's return to Kansas City this week isn't his priority focus.

September 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


Another chance for Texans to prove themselves

The Houston Texans have failed many a litmus test in their near-decade of NFL existence. They're still searching for a playoff berth.

September 28, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


BIG RED GOES BLACK

In case you were wondering, black.

September 28, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Royals finish season with 1-0 loss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Trevor Plouffe's RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning gave Carl Pavano and the Twins a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, helping Minnesota stave off a 100-loss season.

September 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


Floyd Clarence Sanko 1931-2011

GREAT BEND - Floyd Clarence Sanko, 80, died Sept. 28, 2011 at his home in Great Bend.

September 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Steven D. Alsup 1951-2011

LARNED - Steven D. Alsup, 60, passed away Sept. 27, 2011 at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo.

September 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Kansas storm, crop damage estimates climb over the $1 billion mark

TOPEKA - Storm and crop damage estimates in Kansas for 2011 have hit a record $1 billion, according to the Kansas Department of Insurance.

September 28, 2011 | | Local News


Sandra (Sandy) Craig 1946 - 2011

TOPEKA - Sandra (Sandy) Craig, 64, died Sept. 25, 2011.

September 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Evelyn May Miller 1931-2011

ELLINWOOD - Evelyn May Miller, 80, died Sept. 27, 2011 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.

September 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


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​Prince of Peace Altar Society taking orders for Bake and Take

The Prince of Peace Altar Society is taking orders for its spring Kolache Bake and Take. Orders can be picked up from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, April 24, at the St. Rose Auditorium.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Church rummage sale Saturday

The members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. This is a fundraiser where all items are by donation. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support local missions including the Prairie Godmother's, Barton County Emergency Aid and missions throughout the year. Pictured are Lou Ann LeRoy, Marilyn Button and Juanita Weathers. For questions or more information, please contact the church office 792-5346.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Model RR group plans open house

The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave. in Great Bend. There will be refreshments and door prizes, along with operating model trains and layouts featuring Std., G, O, HO and N gauge trains.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


​Veterans coffee klatch will visit Doonan Truck Museum

Veterans and other guests who meet regularly for coffee and doughnuts at the American Legion Post in Great Bend will changes things up a bit this Wednesday, April 22. The coffee and doughnuts will be at the Doonan Truck Museum east of Great Bend at 9:30 a.m. Any veteran who needs a ride may call Bill or Cheryl Pickle before Tuesday. Bill's telephone number is 620-791-7017 and Cheryl's number is 620-617-6757.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


​Speaker to offer tips for flower growing

"Flowers Popping Color" is the title of the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Stop 'N Learn session. The free one-hour program will start at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


BCC hosts Enrollment Days

Barton Community College is hosting Enrollment Days sessions to help students prepare for the upcoming school year. Space is limited so students need to call 620-792-9286 to sign up, or they can sign up online at bartonccc.edu/admission. The schedule is as follows:

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for April 18-19, 2015

Barton County Sheriff

April 17, 2015 | | On the Record


​Larry M. Sittner 1941 - 2015

Larry M. Sittner 1941 - 2015

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes the appointment of the new police chief, the appoint of a First Ward council member and the Veterans Lake algae remediation project.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a social media update, the distribution of tax dollars, occupancy agreements for the county office building at 12th and Kansas in Great Bend and household hazardous waste collection.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas Sampler Festival enters it’s 26th year in Wamego

The 26th annual Kansas Sampler Festival will be held May 2-3 in Wamego's City Park. More than 150 Kansas communities will showcase all there is to see, do, hear, taste, learn and buy in the state.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


HomeWords: A Project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas

During the last month of the HomeWords column, we're running longer cinquain sequences that have arrived at our door from across the state. The American Cinquain is just five-lines long, its 22 syllables fractured into a 2-4-6-8-2 form.

April 17, 2015 | Wyatt Townley | Entertainment


Wyatt Townley final event as Poet Laureate of Kansas

The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) announced that Wyatt Townley will be presenting her final presentation as Poet Laureate of Kansas at the Koester House Museum in Marysville on Thursday, April 30. The event, Coming Home to Poetry, will begin at 7 p.m.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


Tinseltown Talks

Fans of legendary comic duo Abbott and Costello have much to commemorate this year. Seventy-five years ago, the pair debuted on film for Universal's "One Night in the Tropics." They would go on to make almost 30 films for the studio, including "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy," the last of their 'meet the monster' series, which was released 60 years ago this year.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


Railroad repairs will detour K-14/K-96 Highway in Sterling

Starting on Wednesday, April 22, and continuing for one week, a railroad crossing replacement project on K-14/K-96 highway in the city of Sterling will be underway. K-14/K-96 highway will be closed at this crossing, so highway traffic will be detoured on city streets using Garfield Avenue, 1st Street, and Cleveland Avenue. No oversize loads will be allowed through this detour due to narrow city streets with tight turns, so oversized loads will need to use an alternate route. Local traffic will have access into the downtown area from each side of the railroad but won't be able ...

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


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