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GBHS Speech Team places nine events again

The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the Jetmore Invitational Tournament on Saturday, April 13th. The team had nine individual placings like they did at the last tournament they competed in earlier in the week, on Monday, April 8th. The team also qualified three new events to the State Championship tournament giving them a total of 16 events which is a full entry. Every team member broke into finals in at least one event, which consisted of Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Mallorie McNett, Jesus Sandoval, Kameko Schultz, and Kane Schumacher. Cheney and Schumacher broke into finals ...

April 16, 2013 | | Local News


Save Our Schools From Creationism

I was raised as a creationist. I'd come home from school with a brain full of evolution and an enthusiasm for T-Rex and my mother saw it as her mission to put an end to it. To counter my indoctrination she'd say, "Dinosaurs and people were alive at the same time." The world, she explained, was created in six days. All the animals were there at once. "Why were there no dinosaurs anymore," I asked? Her answer: "They were too big to get on the boat." (Noah's ark.)

April 16, 2013 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


OTR for April 17, 2013

Vehicle windows broken

April 16, 2013 | | On the Record


Steal This Video

Back in 1971 when the hippie revolution's Pied Piper, Abbie Hoffman, authored "Steal This Book" he got the very outrage he sought. Thirty publishing houses rejected it and, when the book finally came out, more than a dozen newspapers refused to print ads to promote it.

April 16, 2013 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Cougars sweep Dodge

The Barton Community College baseball team rebounded from Saturday's losses to sweep Sunday's doubleheader against Dodge City, winning the first game, 6-4, and the second, 14-2.

April 15, 2013 | | Community College


Red Sox beat Rays before explosions

BOSTON - The Red Sox and Rays were making their ways out of Fenway Park when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon were heard at the stadium.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Georgetown’s Porter Jr. declares himself eligible for NBA draft

WASHINGTON - All-American Otto Porter Jr. is leaving Georgetown after his sophomore season and declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Scott beats Cabrera in playoff at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Adam Scott barely had time to think about an Australian in a green jacket when a sudden roar from the 18th green and a quick look at the TV reminded him it's never been easy. Not for him in the majors. And certainly not for the Aussies at Augusta National.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Bombs shatter Boston Marathon after finish

BOSTON - Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kenneth D. “Ken” Williams 1939 - 2013

Kenneth D. "Ken" Williams, 74, died on April 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1939 in Stephenville, Texas, he was the son of Myrl and Ruth (Onions) Williams. On Aug. 15, 1959 he married Nancy Giebler in Hays. She survives. Growing up in Liberal, he was a Great Bend resident since 1963, coming from Hays. He served as the C.F.O. for Central Kansas Medical Center for twenty years, retiring in 1988. Following, he operated Abacus Accounting, serving as the interim C.F.O. and consultant for respective hospitals in Pratt, Abilene, McPherson, and Plainville. He ...

April 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


‘After Dinner Theater’

April 15, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Local orators place at Modern Woodmen contest

DODGE CITY - Speaking about "A Person Who Has Overcome," two local orators placed at a speech contest in Dodge City.

April 15, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Gordon's RBI sends Royals over Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ervin Santana kept the Kansas City Royals in the game, wiggling out of every jam that the Toronto Blue Jays created. Alex Gordon made all the work pay off.

April 14, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


City wide 6th grade banc concert

The annual City Wide 6th grade band concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School Gym. Participating elementary schools are Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park, Riley, Central Kansas Christian Academy and Holy Family School. The public is invited to attend.

April 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Applications open for Fort Hays State University High Plains Music Camp

Junior high and high school instrumentalists and high school vocalists can experience a week of quality musical performances and training in classes and workshops from guest artists at the Fort Hays State University High Plains Music Camp, July 14 to July 20.

April 14, 2013 | | Education


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NRCS extends comment period for Agricultural Conservation Easement program interim rule

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Jason Weller recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend the deadline to provide public comment on the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program's (ACEP) interim rule until May 28.

May 10, 2015 | | Agriculture


The Drought’s Over, Right?

The last part of April and the beginning of May certainly brought a change in the weather pattern. An unsettled weather pattern with heavy rains, hail, strong winds and even tornados brought much needed moisture and as this is written the end of this week is looking unsettled. As is common with this pattern, while most all areas received rain, totals have ranged from around an inch or less to close to ten inches for some. On average it appears most of the area two to three inches or more. This helps but the area is still under the average ...

May 10, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Boomin’ times

Being one of the early Baby Boomers there's plenty to talk about in my lifetime that's lasted into its sixth decade. During this wonderful, turbulent time my generation has been praised and pummeled.

May 10, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


FHSU selects seven students, five faculty and staff as outstanding ‘Men of Merit’

Twelve men on the Fort Hays State University campus were named as 2015's "Men of Merit." A reception in their honor was held on Tuesday, April 28.

May 10, 2015 | | Education


Enrollment open for Summer Fun at Incredible Years Preschool

Whether parents want to prepare a child for preschool or wrap up the school year for current preschoolers on a high note, Sunflower Diversified's Incredible Years Preschool may be the answer.

May 10, 2015 | | Education


Cinco de Mayo committee

May 10, 2015 | | Local Life


Why Baltimore Burned

Liberals have been the biggest losers in the Baltimore Blame Game.

May 10, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Ode to Ramona Jean and her baby grand piano

There was a time in this country when every home included three things: green shag carpet, an RCA record player and an ashtray. In the late '60s you could add something else to that list: an upright piano.

May 10, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


A Motherless Mother's Day

"Orphan" is a very empty word. It conjures up images of loss, of being rootless, of unwanted and untenable liberty. When I think of "Orphan," I think of something flying around in the great human universe, searching for its home.

May 10, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Settled Science

May 10, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Argonne American Legion Post 180 supports court decision

Dear Editor,

May 10, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Argonne Rebels plan reunion

Although the drums, bugles and color guard equipment have been put away long ago, the strong friendships and shared memories remain. Great Bend and Barton County's Argonne Rebels alumni, friends and supporters will gather on July 11, for a reunion in Great Bend.

May 10, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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