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November 06, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Who Wins, and Why

Looking for the dead-solid skinny on the upcoming presidential election? You've come to the right place. As a public service, we're going to tell you right here and now who wins this thing, and why.

November 06, 2012 | | Columnists


Man for the Moment

Most of us have known for months how we will mark our ballots Tuesday, making the painfully long and obscenely expensive presidential campaign little more than a test of our patience. I'm voting for Barack Obama.

November 06, 2012 | | Columnists


News of the Weird

Caught on Video: Christ's Return

November 06, 2012 | | News of the Weird


Big 12 Conference teams rolling up big numbers

High-scoring football is being played across the nation, and no teams are more prolific than those in the Big 12.

November 05, 2012 | By Eric Olson AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs’ Crennel steps down as defensive coordinator

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel relieved himself of duties as defensive coordinator on a day of massive changes that included the waiving of cornerback Stanford Routt and the signing of defensive tackle Shaun Smith.

November 05, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


No. 7 Jayhawks ease by Washburn

LAWRENCE - Ben McLemore had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 7 Kansas was tested by Division II power Washburn before easing to a 62-50 exhibition victory Monday night.

November 05, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Barton’s season ends against No. 17 Hutch

WICHITA - After finishing off Garden City Community College in the NJCAA Region VI volleyball tournament's semifinal match, the Barton Lady Cougars challenged No. 17 Hutchinson in the championship.

November 05, 2012 | | Community College


Oregon passes Notre Dame in BCS standings

One down, one to go for Oregon.

November 05, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chapman, Lockett secure Big 12 weekly honors

MANHATTAN - Kansas State senior defensive back Allen Chapman and sophomore kick returner Tyler Lockett have been named the Big 12 Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for their performances in the Wildcats' 44-30 win over Oklahoma State, the conference office announced Monday.

November 05, 2012 | | College/Professional


Cars collide in Stafford County; 5 injured

Five people were taken to Pratt Regional Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 3, after two cars collided at 11:48 a.m. in Stafford County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred on SE 10 Ave. and SE 70 Road, or one mile east of U.S. 281.

November 05, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Willis Stoskopf 1917 - 2012

HOISINGTON - Willis Stoskopf, 95, died Nov. 4 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 2, 1917 in Beaver, he was the son of Frank and Mary (Hull) Stoskopf. On July 10, 1938 he married Elizabeth McKinstry in Hagerman, N.M. A lifelong resident of Hoisington, he was a retired farmer. He enjoyed traveling, visiting with friends at the coffee shop and playing cards and bingo.

November 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Barbara J. Bradford 1940 - 2012

ROZEL - Barbara J. Bradford, 72, died Nov. 3 at home. Born July 17, 1940 in Hutchinson, she was the daughter of Thomas Virgil and Violet Marie Waggoner Murphy. In 1958 she graduated from Hutchinson High School. On Jan. 4, 1964 she married Clarence LeRoy Bradford, in Hutchinson. She retired from Larned State Hospital as a Dietary Supervisor in 2003.

November 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sister Louella Staab 1931 - 2012

Sister Louella Staab, 81, died Nov. 4 at the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born Oct. 8, 1931, in Catherine as Maybell Ann Catherine Staab, Sister Louella was the daughter of the late Alexius and Celestine (Weigel) Staab. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Dec. 6, 1953, and pronounced her first vows on June 13, 1956. She celebrated 50 years of religious profession in 2006. Sister Louella ministered from 1956 to 1968 in the hospital offices of St. Joseph Memorial in Larned, St. Rose in Great Bend, Sacred Heart in Lamar, Colo., St. Catherine ...

November 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


James “Jim” Henry Nuckolls 1927 - 2012

BURDETT - James "Jim" Henry Nuckolls, 85, died Nov. 3 at Edwards County Hospital in Kinsley. Born Aug. 11, 1927, in rural Burdett, he was the son of Joseph Charles and Elsie G. Winter Nuckolls. A life time resident of Burdett he was a retired farmer and custodian at Pawnee Heights High School. He married Helen J. Miller. She preceded him in death.

November 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


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On Handwritten Letters

I received an unexpected postcard in the mail the other day from an old friend. It made my day.

January 20, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Letter bomb to the editor

January 20, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Joseph “Joe” Hlavaty

OLMITZ - Joseph "Joe" Hlavaty, 77, died Jan. 19 at Locust Grove Nursing Home, LaCrosse. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas.

January 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Solomon “Sam” Maier 1911 - 2015

Solomon "Sam" Maier, 103, died Jan. 18, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 3, 1911, in rural Barton County, he was the son of Henry Jacob and Anna Marie (Daubert) Maier. On Sept. 24, 1947, he married Betty Jo Mangum in Lubbock, Texas. She died on Dec. 7, 2000. A resident of Great Bend since 1964, coming from rural Susank, he worked for Producers Gas Company, retiring in 1976. He enjoyed fishing, and pheasant, dove and rabbit hunting.

January 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rose Bryant 1942 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Rose Marie Bryant, 73, died Jan. 17, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 7, 1942, in Chase, she was the daughter of George and Georgia (Moore) Bird. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln. On Jan. 27, 1961, she married Carl Lee Bryant in Lincoln. A longtime resident of Hoisington, she was employed for 17 1/2 years as a CNA on the night shift at Cheyenne Meadows Nursing Home. She and her husband both shared a love of fishing.

January 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jan Carpenter Sink 1935 - 2015

MCPHERSON - Jan Carpenter Sink, 79, wife, mother and grandmother, died Jan. 16, at Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born May 12, 1935, McPherson, she was the daughter of Fred D. and Evelyn M. (Sward) Carpenter. In 1953, she graduated from McPherson High School. On Jan. 28, 1956, she was united in marriage to Edwin L. Sink, Jr. in McPherson. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1999. She had worked for State Farm Insurance and Tri-County Special Education Co-op, both in Independence, before retiring from Commerce Bank in Bonner Springs, and relocating to McPherson. She volunteered at Save N ...

January 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Gregory Alan “Greg” Bitter 1959-2015

HOISINGTON - Gregory Alan "Greg" Bitter, 55, died Jan. 19 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born Sept. 6, 1959, he was the son of Harry and Irene (Deutsch) Bitter.

January 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Richard E. Johnson 1937 - 2015

HOLYROOD - Richard E. Johnson, 77, died Jan. 18, at his home. Born Oct. 18, 1937, in West Grove, Pa. he was the son of Samuel H. and Blanche A. Johnson. He grew up in Rising Sun, Md. On Aug. 30, 1958, he married Grace Wilkens Johnson in Lorraine. She survives. A resident of Holyrood since 2005, having moved from the farm 3 miles east of town, he was a farmer and rancher.

January 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Velma V. Stieben 1924 - 2015

OTIS - Velma V. Stieben, 90, died Jan. 17, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born May 28, 1924, in rural Galatia, she was the daughter of Henry and Anna M. (Koch) Miller. In 1942, she graduated from Otis Rural High School. On Aug. 29, 1943, she married Lester M. Stieben at Otis. He preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 2004. A lifelong resident of Rush County, she was a homemaker.

January 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Hanston truck driver dies in Ness County accident

A Hanston man died Sunday morning when he lost control of the semitrailer he was driving in Ness County.

January 19, 2015 | | On the Record


Martin Luther King's legacy: Recognition of past realities

Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, provides occasion for reflection as well as recognition. We honor his personal courage as well as political impact as catalyst for the civil rights revolution.

January 19, 2015 | Arthur Cyr, Deseret News | Trending Topics


Is fast food influencing your child's academic success?

A new nationwide survey suggests that the amount of fast food a child eats may affect his or her educational achievement.

January 19, 2015 | Kelsey Clark, Deseret News | Trending Topics


OTR for Jan. 20, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 19, 2015 | | On the Record


Central Plains High School Honor Roll

2nd Nine Weeks

January 18, 2015 | | Education


Local students on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Local students are among the 1,167 named by Fort Hays State University to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2014 semester.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


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