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The Batty Battalion

You do realize that Washington, D.C. is not the real world, don't you? It's a state of mind. An altered state of mind. Where you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. Slammed when you stand and rammed when you run. Berated if you lie and lambasted for the truth. Where even the slightest of breeze can carry the pollen of disaster. And the pack on top knows the best way to avoid getting a face full of disaster pollen is to spread the dried residue of other exquisite catastrophes first. Ream or ...

May 16, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


Gitmo Hunger Hype

May 16, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


DO YOU KNOW THE WAY?

Okay, you all know the tune to "Do You Know The Way To San Jose," so sing along with me. Do you know the way to Tallahassee? You can also substitute Lexington or Chapel Hill as the destination. A funny thing happened on the way to those places Tuesday. Andrew Wiggins took a left turn on the experts and declared his song would sing, "I Know The Way To Lawrence."

May 16, 2013 | | College/Professional


Ibanez's grand slam leads Mariners past Yankees

NEW YORK - Raul Ibanez again treated Yankee Stadium as his personal playground, hitting a grand slam and two-run homer Wednesday night to help the Seattle Mariners rout New York 12-2.

May 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Ellinwood awards high school athletes

May 15, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Indians close season with 10-2 loss to Pratt

HUGOTON - The Larned High School Indians had their season close in a Class 4A regional baseball tournament on Wednesday afternoon.

May 15, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Lady Cardinals fall against Pratt

ULYSSES - Things just wouldn't go right at the plate for the Hoisington High School softball team on Wednesday afternoon.

May 15, 2013 | | Prep Sports


MIAMI CLOSEOUT

MIAMI (AP) - A fast start and faster finish were enough to send the Miami Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals.

May 15, 2013 | | AP Sports


Mathias 'Matt' Boor 1918-2013

ODIN - Mathias "Matt" Boor, 94, died May 15, 2013 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.

May 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ralph Marion Winkelman 1919-2013

ROCKPORT, Texas - Ralph Marion Winkelman, 94, died on May 9. He was born on Feb. 27, 1919. In 1938, he graduated from Chase High School. He entered the United States Army during World War II and served with the 13th Airborne Division in France, Belgium, Ireland and Scotland. After the war he worked for Kaw Pipeline in Kansas and in 1963, transferred to Houston and worked for the pipeline division of Texaco.

May 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


BCC’s Gile selected as all-conference

Barton Community College freshman Aaron Gile was recently named to the All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division honorable mention baseball team.

May 15, 2013 | | Community College


James-led Heat torches Bulls, lead series 3-1

CHICAGO - LeBron James and the Miami Heat didn't even give the Chicago Bulls room to breathe, practically squeezing the playoff life out of them to take a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal.

May 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Pacers light up Knicks

INDIANAPOLIS - George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George had 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 93-82 and to within one win of their first conference finals appearance since 2004.

May 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Pawnee County Briefs

LHS calendar

May 15, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Walthy moms circumvent rules at Disney World

Wow. Talk about a cheap trick.

May 15, 2013 | | Opinion


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There’s nothing like a vole-filled yard to put a DIY guy up on a ladder

A long time ago, I was a "do it yourself" guy. All that changed in roughly December 1991. I remember it well.

June 21, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Truman State University announces Spring 2015 President’s List

Truman State University has released the Spring 2015 President's List. To qualify for this list, an undergraduate student must attain a semester 4.0 grade point average and must complete 12 semester hours of credit.

June 21, 2015 | | Education


NCK Tech Spring 2015 Dean’s Honor Roll

NCK Tech announces the Dean's Honor Roll list for the Spring 2015 semester. To qualify for the honor roll, students must achieve a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA.

June 21, 2015 | | Education


For Father's Day, Counting Our Blessings

I was swapping dad stories with a friend and laughing hard. Then my friend got quiet and said something that hit me hard.

June 21, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The “Father Factor”

Father's Day is much more than a time to give and receive neck ties and coffee mugs or to golf and barbecue.

June 21, 2015 | Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) | Viewpoint


Fatherhood Nation

Our image of an ideal father has been shaped in part by father figures at the national level-starting with George Washington as the Father of our Country. His strong leadership shepherded us through a war with weak, tepid support from half the country-a collection of colonies which desperately needed to be glued together. He was the glue.

June 21, 2015 | Dr. Jim Burns | Columnists


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

June 21, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

June 21, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


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 milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

June 21, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428 Summer Menu

USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Park, and Riley Elementary Schools. The program will run from June 1 through June 25, (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3.50 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.

June 21, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Monday

June 21, 2015 | | Club News


Happy Father's Day

June 21, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Local leaders complete 2015 Leadership Workshop

25 participants left the 2015 Leadership Workshop with inspiration and knowledge on what it takes to be an active volunteer and successful business person. The Barton County Young Professionals Leadership Team organized the "Paving the Path to Success" event on Wednesday, June 17 at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.

June 21, 2015 | | Business


Bernie Schneider Linenberger

Bernie Schneider Linenberger will celebrate her 90th birthday in June with a card shower.

June 21, 2015 | | Birthdays


Williams baby boy

Brett and Kaley Williams of Parkville, Mo. announce the birth of their son Charles Joseph Williams on March 10, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20 3/4 in. long.

June 21, 2015 | | Births


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