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Spending Termite

January 08, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Never Again: Grassroots Organizing Key to Gun Control

Once again, America is in anguish after a senseless mass shooting.

January 08, 2013 | Michael Stafford | Columnists


Lacy runs roughshod over Fighting Irish defense

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Eddie Lacy romped through Notre Dame's defense with power and his favorite move.

January 08, 2013 | | AP Sports


Crimson Tide is No. 1 at being No. 1

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Alabama is No. 1 at being No. 1.

January 08, 2013 | | AP Sports


Panthers capture third place at Derby invite; GBHS hosts Hays tonight

DERBY - Senior Chris Burley looks to be in late-season form although its still January.

January 08, 2013 | | Prep Sports


ROLL TIDE ... AGAIN

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The championship was locked up by halftime. By the time the confetti landed, Alabama was already looking ahead to the next one.

January 08, 2013 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs officially introduce Reid as new head coach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The first call that Andy Reid received came from Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt.

January 07, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Saban restless in way rest of us aren't

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - At some point, all that success should have brought real joy, or at the very least, some satisfaction. Instead, it's only made Nick Saban chase each win more relentlessly than the last.

January 07, 2013 | By Jim :Litke The Associated Press | AP Sports


For Martinez, national title game an emotional homecoming

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - When he was 14, Arturo Martinez was essentially told he was dying. Leukemia, stage IV. As bad as it gets.

January 07, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Forty years ago, Irish-Tide played game for the ages

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.- Ara Parseghian still remembers every little detail of that dreary night in New Orleans nearly four decades ago, when two titans of college football met for the first time.

January 07, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


OTR for Jan. 8, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

January 07, 2013 | | On the Record


Jeffery Lynn Keenan 1967-2013

LARNED - Jeffery Lynn Keenan, 45, died Jan. 4 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Feb. 14, 1967, he was the son of Lawrence Lavern "Blackie" and Shirley Jean (Hoffman) Keenan.

January 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Julia Louise Saenz 1950 - 2013

LAWRENCE - Julia Louise Saenz, 62, died Jan. 6 at her home surrounded by her family. Born on Nov. 6, 1950 in Lamar, Colo., she was the daughter of Joe and Kathryn "Katie" (Godinez) Saenz. On May 2, 1981 she married James Michael Self in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on July 5, 2010. She was an office manager for St. John the Evangelist Catholic School.

January 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Robert “Bob” Ned Brown 1947-2013

Robert "Bob" Ned Brown 1947-2013

January 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Irvin P. Burhenn 1927 - 2012

EL DORADO - Irvin P. Burhenn, 85, El Dorado, died Jan. 4 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Born on Aug. 3, 1927 in Barton County, he was the son of Paul and Bertha (Langher) Burhenn. In 1945 he graduated from Great Bend High School. He served in the Army during the Korean War. On Jan. 30, 1952 he married Shirley Sisson at the Christian Church in Alva, Okla. They moved to El Dorado in 1959. He worked for Haliburton as a cement operator for 29 years. He was an avid golfer, played bridge and pitch with a group at the ...

January 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


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USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Jan. 19 through Jan. 23. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

January 18, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Lashley inducted into NJCAA Track and Field Hall of Fame

Lyles Lashley has received an unbelievable amount of coaching honors in his nearly 20-year career. The most prestigious of them came when he was chosen to be a member of the most recent class to the National Junior College Athletic Association Track and Field Hall of Fame released this past week. He was one of eight people to earn the honor and the only coach in the group.

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


Survey to begin on US-281 Highway in Barton County

Starting around Tuesday, Jan. 20, and continuing for three weeks, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will have a field survey team surveying a section of US-281 Highway in Barton County. The survey area will include the section of US-281 highway 600 feet north and 600 feet south of the US-281 bridge over a drainage tributary, located one mile north of the Great Bend city limits. The purpose of the survey is to gather information necessary to create detailed designs for future highway improvements.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Clara Barton welcomes Dr. Howes

Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics announce that Jeremy Howes, MD, is joining the Clara Barton family as a general surgeon at Clara Barton Surgical Services.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


End Oil Protectionism

The politics of the crude exports issue are confused by a lot of irresponsible reporting. Almost every story on the issue asserts that allowing exports would be politically dangerous because it would supposedly raise prices at the pump, but the claim is never credibly sourced. In fact, every single serious study has found precisely the opposite: allowing crude exports would lower prices at the pump.

January 18, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Trade already

With the advent of 2015, there's hope the Obama administration will follow through on its ambitious trade agenda. Leaders on both sides of the Atlantic agree a more open trade partnership makes sense.

January 18, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Check It Out!

There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.

January 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


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