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Presidential Priorities

When President Obama delivers his State of the Union message Tuesday, he must demonstrate strength and compassion. Despite his lame duck status, Mr. Obama should outline a bold agenda that addresses issues few politicians are willing to face, such as:

January 13, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Sad that Obama Needs to Defend His Tears

When the massacre at Sandy Hook occurred three years ago, I went through my own personal sea change.

January 13, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway (use east entrance on Williams), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Matt Aycock with greeters Melinda Kurth and Regan Reif. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


HHS Girls Basketball team fundraiser

The Hoisington High School Girls Basketball team will hold a soup supper fundraiser from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, at the Hoisington Activity Center. Freewill donations will be accepted.

January 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


K-State gets first Big 12 win

MANHATTAN (AP) - Kamau Stokes and Barry Brown combined to hit seven of Kansas State's season-high 10 3-pointers, and the Wildcats notched their first Big 12 victory with an 83-70 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night.

January 12, 2016 | | AP Sports


No. 1 Jayhawks fall to No. 11 Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Jaysean Paige scored 26 points, Devin Williams had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 West Virginia beat top-ranked Kansas 74-63 on Tuesday night.

January 12, 2016 | | AP Sports


Sunflower Bank kicks off 15th annual ABC Program

SALINA - Since 2001, Sunflower Bank has been raising money for local schools and students annually through its ABC program. Total donations since the program began are over $934,000. Last year the program included almost 300 schools across Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri and raised $113,945.

January 12, 2016 | | Business


​John E. Carlson 1941 - 2016

LARNED - John E. Carlson Jr., 74, passed away Jan. 9, 2016, at St. Lukes Hospital, Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. Born May 28, 1941, in Dodge City, he was the son of John E. and Pauline Preston Carlson. He was raised in Jetmore and graduated from Jetmore High School. On Jan. 28, 1966, he married Bonnie Bunting at the First Christian Church in Larned. She survives. A longtime area resident, he was a truck driver for Doerr Metal Products and also worked at Ralph Baird Motors.

January 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Jack J. Ferrell 1950 - 2015

Jack J. Ferrell, 65, died Dec. 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital.

January 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Estella Helen “Cobbie” Rogg 1917 - 2016

RUSSELL - Estella Helen "Cobbie" Rogg, 98, passed away Jan. 4, 2016, at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Dec. 24, 1917, at her parents' home in Bunker Hill. She grew up in Bunker Hill and graduated from Bunker Hill High School. She then attended two years at a Business College in Hutchinson. On Oct. 22, 1936, she was united in marriage to Earl Rogg in Hays. She was a farmer's wife and homemaker. In 1958, the couple moved into Russell. Earl preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1996.

January 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


OTR for January 12,2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 12, 2016 | | On the Record


Tweak Tears

January 12, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Obama Administration Admits It's Clueless

The United States is in its third decade without the federal government implementing a congressionally mandated entry-exit system, which would help protect the nation from terrorism and dramatically reduce illegal immigration. The shocking failures came to light when U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) asked Department of Homeland Security assistant secretary for international affairs Alan Bersin how many foreign nationals overstay their visas every year.

January 12, 2016 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Barton Blazers team takes first place in Lindsborg

January 12, 2016 | | Local Sports


BCC Cougar Athletics news

Wrestling:

January 12, 2016 | | Community College


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Wetland Explorer: Searching for Fun

Oh, the scavenger hunt – many of us have fond memories of days at summer camps, racing around with your team, trying to find everything on ...

January 31, 2016 | Jean Aycock, Education Director | Local News


Associated Youth Services to join Saint Francis Community Services

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) announced today that Associated Youth Services (AYS) is merging with SFCS in a move designed to expand and enhance services ...

January 31, 2016 | | Business


Pittsburg State University releases Fall honor rolls

Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2015 fall semester. To qualify for Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at ...

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Fourth quarter woes cost Barton women

For three quarters the Barton women's basketball team had a good chance to earn a Jayhawk Conference road win. Then came the final period.

January 31, 2016 | | Community College


Keller Real Estate receives award

The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson have announced that Keller Real Estate & Insurance Inc. in Great Bend has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent ...

January 31, 2016 | | Business


It’s Cold And Snowy – Global Warming Is A Hoax?

There are topics worthy of discussion but with the winter storm that paralyzed much of the East Coast last week and several other winter events ...

January 31, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Why Iowa and New Hampshire?

And now the question that's been dancing on the lips of politically concerned citizens for decades - Who's the genius that chose Iowa and ...

January 31, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Donald Trump Skips Fox News Debate

January 31, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


It's the Negativity, Stupid

Watching all the negativity flying around the stage at the Democratic Town Hall Forum the other night, something struck me.

January 31, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Editorial Cartoons


Dean’s lists announced at Emporia State University

Emporia State University congratulates the over 500 students named to dean's lists for fall 2015. Area students named to the Dean's List are:

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Great Bend Middle School Boys 7th grade basketball

GBMS A Team 34 - Hays Middle School 61

January 31, 2016 | | Prep Sports


All lives matter

Dear Editor,

January 31, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with ...

January 31, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Monday

January 31, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

January 31, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


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