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Department of Homeland Security: What is it Good For

Late Friday night, Congress passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for one week. This vote followed weeks of debate over efforts to attach a prohibition on funding President Obama's executive order granting amnesty to certain illegal immigrants to the Homeland Security funding bill.

March 05, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Giuliani a Reflection of Everyday Republicans

Things have gone quiet about former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's widely denounced comments about President Barack Obama, but that doesn't mean the controversy is history.

March 05, 2015 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


The Winter That Wouldn't Leave

March 05, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


State Tournament Musings

Sub-State basketball tournaments are underway and by Saturday night there will be tears, sadness and shouts of joy ringing out of area basketball arenas as winners move on to the "Big One", the State Finals! Heartbreak and sadness will be the temporary accompanying ghost of many as there is nothing left but to turn to spring sports after a painful loss. That's the trouble with tournaments; all but one end their season on a sad note.

March 05, 2015 | | Local Sports


Merlyn L. Andres 1942-2015

NEW CAMBRIA - Merlyn L. Andres, Sr., 72, died Tuesday, March 2 at Enterprise Estates, Enterprise. Born Sept. 21, 1942, at Larned, he was the son of Herman and LaVeda (Moore) Andres.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arla McElhaney 1924-2015

On Sunday, March 1, our dear mom, Arla Faye McElhaney, 90, joined our dad Carl in Heaven. Arla was born on March 12, 1924 in Pittsburg, to Arthur and Odessa Jones. She graduated from high school in Magazine, Ark., and attended business college in Chillicothe, Mo. She married Carl McElhaney and started a family in Wichita. In 1952 they settled in Great Bend with their two sons, Kenneth and Phillip. They were both active leaders in Cub Scouts, where Arla was a den mother and Carl was a scoutmaster. She loved her flower gardens and was very proud of the ...

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Cougar women come up short in upset bid

WICHITA – A repeat effort was not in the cards for the Barton Community College women's basketball team.

March 04, 2015 | | Local Sports


Area basketball roundup

ELLINWOOD 64, LITTLE RIVER 23

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Area basketball substates

CLASS 5A GIRLS

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Ellinwood Eagle boys win first sub-state tourney game

The Ellinwood Eagles Boys team won their first sub-state tournament game versus Ell-Saline on Monday with a final score of 59-37. It was a back and forth game in the first half with neither team really finding momentum. Ellinwood held just a one-point lead going into the half at 20-19. However, out of halftime the Eagles cranked up the full court pressure and exploded in the third quarter. Ellinwood won the 3rd quarter 22 to 4 and pushed out the lead for good. Eagle scorers were lead by Senior Marc Waite who poured in 16 points. Waite hit the boards ...

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Panther Bowlers All Conference WAC

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


To Defeat ISIS, Win the Peace

After huddling with his war council in Kuwait, Defense Secretary Ash Carter says we've got the "ingredients of the strategy" to achieve a "lasting defeat" over ISIS. Some Senate Republicans claim that ISIS is going to kill us all in our sleep even as the U.S.-led coalition has the Islamic State forces playing defense for a change, but killing bad guys is the relatively easy part. As we learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, the hard part is to win a peace that can last, and the strategy Carter outlined last week seems like a smart way to ...

March 04, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Message. Message. Who's Got the Message?

Don't look now, but the Democratic Party is undergoing an identity crisis of such monumental proportions, the Dissociative Identity Disorder people have called and are requesting artifacts for their Hall of Fame. They're going to put Obama's basketball hoop right next to Sally Field's purple crayon.

March 04, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Netanyahu Speech

March 04, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


ROCK CHALK RALLY

LAWRENCE (AP) - Frank Mason III capped one of the biggest comebacks in Allen Fieldhouse history by scoring the last eight points in overtime to lead No. 9 Kansas past No. 20 West Virginia 76-69 on Tuesday night for the Jayhawks' 11th consecutive Big 12 championship.

March 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


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Wichita arena won’t have watch party

WICHITA (AP) - Wichita State University fans hoping to watch the Shockers' NCAA tournament game Sunday at a Wichita arena should make other plans.

March 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Second-seeded Jayhawks feel like underdogs in tourney

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Rarely is Kansas an afterthought.

March 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Credit Union of America (CUA) gives over $46,000 to the Great Bend community

Credit Union of America's Great Bend office celebrated 40 years of serving members by giving back over the last two months to members, non-members and charitable organizations. The 40-day celebration resulted in $23,160 being given to individuals and matching contributions to five chosen charities.

March 19, 2015 | | News


March 25 Lenten Luncheon

First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington St., will host the March 25 Lenten Luncheon. The host pastor will be Dr. Scott Solether, with cohost pastors Josh and Amy Foster from First Church of the Nazarene. The speaker will be Josh Leu, pastor at First Christian Church.

March 19, 2015 | | Religion


​‘Hero for the Heartland’ tea plannned

The Heartland Center for Spirituality is taking reservations for "Hero for the Heartland," an afternoon tea with savory delights. The come-and-go experience will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at 3600 Broadway Ave. For more information see the website: www.heartlandspirituality.org.

March 19, 2015 | | Religion


​First UMC announces special worship time

First United Methodist Church will only have one worship service this Sunday, March 22. For this week only, the service will be at 10:30 a.m. at the church, located at 2123 Forest Ave.

March 19, 2015 | | Religion


Worship service to be presented in German

MILBERGER - United Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger will celebrate the Easter season with an afternoon worship service conducted in German at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 12.

March 19, 2015 | | Religion


Who is Jesus?

The Quran says about Jesus, "Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah, and His Word" (The Quran 4:171). The Jehovah's Witness New World Translation says He was "a god" (John 1:1). Notice the small "g." Rabbi Shraga Simmons says that, according to Judaism, "Jews to not accept Jesus as the messiah."

March 19, 2015 | Hope for Today By Clint Decker | Religion


Power Team to speak at area schools

LA CROSSE - Pastor Mark Sizemore of First Christian Church of La Crosse has invited Todd Keene and the Power Team for events that features messages of anti-drug and anti-bullying at Otis-Bison High School at 7 p.m. March 25 and 26 and La Crosse High School at 7 p.m. March 27 and 28 and 4 p.m. March 29.

March 19, 2015 | | Local News


Correction: Fish fry is March 27

The next "all-you-can-eat fish fry" at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, and not this week. The Breakfast Briefings previously in this week's papers had the wrong date.

March 19, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for March 20, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 19, 2015 | | On the Record


Jeep and semi collide near Hoisington

HOISINGTON - Two injuries were reported Wednesday after a motorist in a Jeep pulled in front of a Peterbilt semitrailer at 12:35 p.m. at NE 10 Ave. and NE 100 Road, near Hoisington.

March 19, 2015 | | News


Stanton James Bergen 1967 - 2015

ST. JOHN - Stanton James Bergen, 47, died March 18, 2015, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.

March 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Jean Robinson 1917 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Jean Robinson, 98, died Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 2015, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Jean was a 70-year-plus resident of Ellinwood and was highly respected in the community. She was selected as parade Grand Marshal of the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival, was selected a "Distinguished Citizen" of the community and was awarded one of the Ellinwood Rotary Club's most prestigious awards, the Paul Harris Fellow. She was born on a farm north of Hoisington to G.C. "Cleve" and Gertrude Underwood in 1917 and grew up in Hoisington. She graduated from Hoisington High School, then went to Kansas State ...

March 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


The Iditarod And Brackets

This is the week. The week when the sporting world turns its' attention to..............THE IDITAROD! No, that's not a 7'2" center for North Carolina State! It's the name of one of the most grueling sporting events in the world. A 1,000 mile race behind a sled being pulled by a bunch of dogs. Now I realize that there might be similarities between this and how you feel the way your favorite basketball team has been playing but, seriously folks, this dog-sled race has been going on in Alaska this past week and the conditions have ...

March 19, 2015 | | Local Sports


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