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Who’s to blame for the shutdown?

"DEAR COLUMNIST: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say the government shutdown will last a long time, America will default on its debt and our economy and the world economy will nosedive. They say conservative Republicans are bullying the America political system and economy in way that doesn't fit with how democracy is defined in my history books. My father says President Barack Obama and the Democrats started it and want the government shut down and a default. Papa says 'If you see it on Fox News, read it on a conservative website, or if ...

October 11, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists

Congressman Wingnut

October 11, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Tajchman attends international conferences

Kristina Tajchman, daughter of Lloyd and Gerry Boger of Great Bend, recently returned from a two-month trip to Munich, Germany, and Prague, Czech Republic, where she took part in several international energy conferences. She was accompanied on the trip by her sister, Renee, and nephew, Justin Owen, of Great Bend.

October 11, 2013 | | Local Life

MACK model airplanes to fly Saturday

The Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) is an organization providing a safe, family-oriented environment to promote education and wholesome recreation for its members and the community as a whole through modeling activities. Join MACK on Saturday, October 12th, from 1:00 pm until dusk as members will be flying and talking about model airplanes during this free come and go event. Who knows? You may even have a chance to fly one of these model airplanes with the aid of a MACK instructor. This program is for all ages, but children must be accompanied by at least one adult ...

October 11, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Pray for world peace Saturday

Everyone is invited to meet at the Barton County Courthouse Square at noon Saturday, Oct. 12, to pray a rosary for world peace. Ruth McFrederick from St. Rose said the gathering will take place by the Jack Kilby Memorial facing Main Street. "All are welcome to share our prayer for world peace."

October 10, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Roast Beef Fall Supper planned in Bushton

BUSHTON - Holy Name Catholic Church will host a Roast Beef Fall Supper, from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Bushton Community Center in Bushton. The will be a drawing for a quilt and other prizes, as well as bingo, a cake wheel and kids games.

October 10, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Trinity Lutheran to hold Service of Healing

The 6 p.m. worship service this Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St., will include a Service of Healing. Members will offer the laying on of hands and anointing with oil, along with prayers for all who are ill in any way.

October 10, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Pumpkins arrive at First Christian Church

First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave., is selling pumpkins and gourds as a fundraiser for next summer's Vacation Bible School. The pumpkin patch in front of the church is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, through Halloween. Coordinators Jennifer Cauley and Stacy McReynolds said they have a variety of sizes and prices.

October 10, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Michelle Gwin to speak at Aglow Lighthouse

Michelle Gwin will speak at the next Aglow Lighthouse meeting, this Saturday, Oct. 12, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. in Great Bend. Coffee and social time is at 9 a.m., with the program starting at 9:30.

October 10, 2013 | | Religion

Faith Community Church celebrates 61 years of ministry, new addition

Faith Community Church of Great Bend will be celebrating 61 years of ministry and dedicating the new church addition at 10 a.m. this Sunday, Oct. 13. Speakers will include the Rev. Fred Kirkpatrick, founding pastor of 52 years, and Sandy Kennedy, senior pastor.

October 10, 2013 | | Local News

Rae Vivian Zahradnik 1935 - 2013

LYONS - Rae Vivian Zahradnik, 78, died Oct. 8 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 9, 1935 in Oklahoma City, Okla., she was the daughter of Roy William and Eleanor Mullinix Revell. She was a graduate of Great Bend High School and Fort Hays State University with a bachelor's degree in education. On June 7, 1959, she married Gordon L. Zahradnik at Wilson. He died on Oct. 8, 2013. A resident of Sterling and Lyons for 50 years, she was a retired teacher at Sterling College and the Wichita School District.

October 10, 2013 | | Obituaries

Gordon L. Zahradnik 1933 - 2013

LYONS - Gordon L. Zahradnik, 80, died Oct. 8 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 18, 1933 in Wilson, he was the son of Emil and Georgina Chrudimsky Zahradnik. He graduated from the Wilson School system and from Fort Hays State University with a master's degree in education. On June 7, 1959 he married Rae Vivian Revell at Wilson. She died on Oct. 8, 2013. A resident of Sterling and Lyons for 50 years, he was a retired teacher at Sterling College and the Wichita School District.

October 10, 2013 | | Obituaries

Annette Kruckenberg 1932 - 2013

Annette Kruckenberg, 81, died Oct. 9 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born July 19, 1932 in Kiefer, Okla., she was the daughter of Otho E. and Eva (Reynolds) Chancey. On April 3, 1965, she married Robert L. Kruckenberg in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1963, coming from Lyons, she was a homemaker.

October 10, 2013 | | Obituaries

Mark Alan Schneider 1943 - 2013

PRATT - Mark Alan Schneider, 70, died Oct. 9 at Via Christi – St. Francis in Wichita. Born June 7, 1943, in Wichita, he was the son of Arthur and Marie (Schwertfeger) Schenider. He was a farmer. On June 29, 2002, he married Virginia K. Bunch in Pratt. She survives.

October 10, 2013 | | Obituaries

Barton to host annual Sneak Preview Concert at Fine Arts Auditorium

The Barton Visual and Performing Arts Department will host its annual Sneak Preview Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

October 10, 2013 | | Area Briefs

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To green or not to green?

Caring for the environment used to be tough duty. During the last couple decades however, it's become a marketing opportunity.

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Golden Belt Community Foundation announces Fall Grant recipients

Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle and awarded a total of $14,058. The foundation supports programs or projects that ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Thanksgiving dinner

When the pilgrims first came to America from England, they had a very difficult first year, and without the help of the Native Americans, would ...

November 29, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

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November 29, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Make your holiday shopping and charitable giving safe and successful with these tips from BBB

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and some retailers have already announced several of their deals. Though more and more stores are opening their doors to shoppers ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Who Should Pay For the Syrian Refugees?

Last week Congress dealt a blow to President Obama's plan to resettle 10,000 Syrians fleeing their war-torn homeland. On a vote of 289-137 ...

November 29, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

Lots to Be Thankful For

Do you realize we've been giving thanks for almost 400 years?"

November 29, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Keller Real Estate, Inc. announces the addition

Keller Real Estate, Inc. announces the addition of Joe Cotton of Hoisington to their sales staff. Joe was born and raised in Hoisington where he ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers event

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event promoting reading to children under the age of five. Parents, librarians, and caregivers are encouraged to read ...

November 29, 2015 | | Local News

Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System names Ken Johnson as President and CEO

Ken Johnson has been named president and chief executive officer of the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, effective immediately.

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Where Have all the Ducks Gone?

We are in a duck vortex right now. There are essentially NO ducks in the Bottoms. We had a nice teal season and early duck ...

November 29, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Wheat, Weather, and Catching Up

First, here's hoping everyone had and is having a safe, enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend. Rather than tackle anything deep or detailed, let's just catch ...

November 29, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

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November 29, 2015 | | Club News

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November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

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