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Moral deficits are bankrupting America

The other day I saw a chart illustrating the growth of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in the federal budget. The chart and article were produced by www.bankruptingamerica.org and it showed these three items growing from 16 percent of the Federal budget in 1967 to a whopping 41 percent of the budget in 2011. I believe that there are two reasons for this.

July 20, 2012 | | Religion


SALT youth group raises funds for summer trips

Twelve youths will represent Great Bend at a national fine arts competition this summer.

July 20, 2012 | | Religion


Faith Community Church to host missions conference

Faith Community Church will host the Central Kansas Missions Conference, Aug. 3-4. Faith Community Church is located one mile west of 10th and Patton, Great Bend, on West Barton County Road.

July 20, 2012 | | Religion


AME bishop to visit Great Bend

Bishop T. Larry Kirkland Sr., 114th Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will preach at Myers Chapel AME Church, 1511 Ninth St., at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. The Rev. Martin F. Grizzell, pastor of the church, said Myers Chapel is pleased to welcome Bishop Kirkland, the presiding prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District of the AME Church.

July 19, 2012 | | Religion


Gillespie earns accolade

MACKSVILLE - Macksville High School's head track and field coach Jennifer Gillespie was designated the Class 1A Boys' Track and Field Coach of the Year for the 2012 season by the Kansas Cross Country/Track and Field Coaches Association.

July 19, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Simien basketball camp set

A Called to Greatness basketball camp will be held on July 23-24 at Great Bend High School.

July 19, 2012 | | Local Sports


Colts sign Luck to four-year deal

Rest easy, Colts fans. The Andrew Luck era can now officially begin.

July 19, 2012 | | AP Sports


Montero, Seattle topple Royals 6-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Felix Hernandez worked quickly in the rising heat.

July 19, 2012 | | AP Sports


Creative tension forming over 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies

LONDON (AP) - Transforming the Olympic Stadium into a rural idyll is proving far from serene for Danny Boyle ahead of the opening ceremony.

July 19, 2012 | | AP Sports


All-Star events brings about 150,000 people to Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - About 150,000 people came to Kansas City from out of town to attend baseball's All-Star events earlier this month.

July 19, 2012 | | AP Sports


Wiggins leads pack at Tour de France

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) - Britain's Bradley Wiggins overcame the mountains and challengers to retain the yellow jersey, while Spain's Alejandro Valverde won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.

July 19, 2012 | | AP Sports


Suspicious house fire under investigation

This article was updated Friday afternoon.

July 19, 2012 | | News


Ryan J. Booth 1983-2012

HOISINGTON - Ryan J. Booth, age 28, died Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He was born October 26, 1983 at Hoisington the son of Randy and Rebecca Sue (Martin) Booth.

July 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Harold C. Newsome 1938 - 2012

YORK, Neb. - Harold C. Newsome, 73, of York, Neb. died July 16 at the Grand Island Veterans' Home in Grand Island. Born July 19, 1938 in Ellsworth, he was the son of Cecil and Gertrude Newsome. In 1962 he moved to York, Neb. He married Karen Epke in January of 1968 in Grand Island, Neb. The couple made their home in York, Neb.

July 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Crisis Center receives grant for victim support

TOPEKA – The Great Bend-based Family Crisis Center was awarded a grant for its crime victim and witness program, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Thursday.

July 19, 2012 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


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Cyclones rally, beat Jayhawks for Big 12 tourney title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas coach Bill Self made sure to remind his team at halftime Saturday night that Iowa State has a penchant for putting together dramatic comebacks.

March 14, 2015 | | AP Sports


Harvick stamps himself overwhelming favorite at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has been nearly unstoppable since he charged to his first Sprint Cup championship last season.

March 14, 2015 | | AP Sports


Dannebohm, Kirkman to Co-chair Heartland Farm Advisory Council

The Dominican Sisters of Peace announced Wednesday the election of J. Basil Dannebohm and Karla Kirkman as co-chairs of the Heartland Farm Advisory Council. The advisory council works with the sisters toward the wellbeing of the farm.

March 14, 2015 | | News


Afghanistan pushes $10 billion gas pipeline in Taliban heartland

BY ELTAF NAJAFIZADA AND

March 14, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Central Plains students of the month

Central Plains Middle School recognizes seventh graders, Rebecca Stratmann and Jerred Bieberle, as the March Students of the Month.

March 14, 2015 | | Local News


Joseph F. Bunk 1947 - 2015

WICHITA - Joseph F. Bunk, 67, passed away Feb. 28. He was born July 14, 1947, in Great Bend, to Maurice and Mary (Kaechele) Bunk of Hoisington. In 1965, Joe graduated from Hoisington High School. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War, he attended Kansas State University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.

March 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Victor L. Shumate 1951 - 2015

AUGUSTA - Victor L. Shumate, 64, died on March 12, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover. Born Jan. 4, 1951, in El Dorado, he was the son of Paul Bennett and Isa Lou (Gale) Shumate. He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and Butler County Community College. He was a retired truck driver and care giver. Mr. Shumate served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era.

March 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leona A. Reichuber 1922-2015

Leona A. Reichuber, 92, died March 13 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. Born Aug. 28, 1922 at rural Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Antonia (Langer) Stoss.

March 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims

BY RALPH VARTABEDIAN

March 14, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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