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HomeWords: A Project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas

Our theme this week is HOME AS LAND. We're using the American Cinquain as our vehicle-5 lines whose 22 syllables are arranged in this way: 2, 4, 6, 8, 2.

March 13, 2015 | Wyatt Townley | Entertainment


Tinseltown Talks

You would think appearing in three popular John Wayne westerns in the space of 2 years would ignite a young actor's career, especially if the actor's father was Robert Mitchum. And in the early 1970s, Hollywood did indeed seem ready to welcome a new Mitchum to the big screen.

March 13, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


Salina Symphony to present “American Music in Motion” Concert March 29 at the Stiefel Theatre

The Salina Symphony will present "American Music in Motion" at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, at the Stiefel Theatre.

March 13, 2015 | | Entertainment


Support for Susan Young

Dear Editor:

March 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


BCC womens baskeball coach resigns

March 13, 2015 | | Community College


Congratulations to the Ellinwood School and Community Library

Dear Editor,

March 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Now that’s riding in style

God Bless America, and how's everybody?

March 13, 2015 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Apple Watch

March 13, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


GOP’s Letter to Iran Flirts with Treason

Let me put this as charitably as I possibly can:

March 13, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Barton softball ends long streak with split at Seward

The last time the Barton Community College softball defeated Seward County was 2009. Some 24 straight losses. Until Wednesday that is.

March 13, 2015 | | Community College


Cougars sweep Colby in West baseball

Finally a sweep. The Barton Community College baseball team had played six doubleheaders this season. And six times the day ended with a split.

March 13, 2015 | | Community College


Chili for a cause

Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice receives a $1,772 donation, which represents proceeds from the recent Chili Challenge cosponsored by The Bikers of Central Kansas and the American Legion Riders. From left to right are: Dan Slack, Rae Ann Brack; Donita Wolf, GBHH&H director; Lori Grauer; and Danny Riggs. The funds will help hospice patients.

March 13, 2015 | | Local News


Local American Family Agency earns top honor

MADISON, Wis. –The Rhonda Knudson Agency, an American Family Insurance agent and her outstanding team in Great Bend, Kansas, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

March 13, 2015 | | Business


State Basketball Tournament Update

CLASS 6A BOYS

March 12, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Advanced Hunter Education class offered

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will cosponsor a Kansas Advanced Hunter Education class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the Great Bend Police Training Facility, 995 K Ave.

March 12, 2015 | | Local News


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Bombs Away!!! The Battle of Kansas and Cheyenne Bottoms

The regular monthly meeting of the Barton County Historical Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the Ray Schulz Research Library at the Museum, 85 S. U.S. Hwy. 281, just south of Great Bend, across the Arkansas River Bridge. The public is welcome to attend.

March 19, 2015 | | Local News


Obama Screws the Middle Class Again

How would you like a free refund of your last three years' of taxes? A promise that you won't have to pay any possible back taxes or penalty? Would you have any objection if the IRS chooses not to ask for income verification?

March 19, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


The First Female President

This year marks the 20-year anniversary of Hillary Clinton's speech at the Fourth World Conference on Women titled, "Women's Rights Are Human Rights." It was 1995 when then-First Lady Clinton went to Beijing and challenged the world to see women's issues as not separate from the rest of humanity.

March 19, 2015 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Clinton emails

March 19, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Oliver 'Glenn' Jackson 1924-2015

ELLINWOOD- Oliver Glenn Jackson, 90, died March 16, 2015 at Abilene Memorial Hospital in Abilene. Born June 24, 1924 in rural Bronson, he was the son of Arthur Glenn and Esther Ruth (Reynolds) Jackson.

March 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larned Club Briefs

Larned VFW Auxiliary

March 18, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Larry ‘Doc’ Holliday 1941 - 2015

OSAGE CITY - Larry "Doc" Holliday, 73, formerly of Vassar, passed away March 16, 2015 at his home in Burlington.

March 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leona Cecelia Robinson 1921 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Leona Cecelia Robinson, 93, died March 17, 2015 at NHC Healthcare, in Town and Country, Mo.

March 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Michael Looman 1956 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Mary Michael Looman, 58, died unexpectedly on March 8, 2015 at her home.

March 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jean Robinson

ELLINWOOD - Jean Robinson, 98, passed away peacefully at Ellinwood District Hospital on March 17, 2015.

March 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Democrats Have a Corruption Problem

Senator Bob Menendez will soon be indicted on corruption and obstruction of justice charges stemming from his relationship with Salomon Melgen, a West Palm Beach eye doctor. Melgen thought he could get away with Medicare fraud because he gave Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid's Super PAC $700,000 and lavished Menendez with private jet flights to his luxury resort. Given the known public facts, Harry Reid should return Melgen's money to the taxpayers he stole it from and should ask Menendez to resign.

March 18, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Education cuts

March 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Teen's Death is Our Tragedy

I was a fairly intense child, passionate in my love (Bobby Sherman, white chocolate,) and my hatred (the Dallas Cowboys, mayonnaise.)

March 18, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


GB wrestlers finish 3rd at Sub-districts

Great Bend Kids Wrestling Club traveled to Pratt on Saturday to compete against other western Kansas teams. The kids battled all day long at the Sub-Districts tournament and finished 3rd place out of 23 teams.

March 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


Walker selected MVP of Jayhawk West

Ahmad Walker established himself as one of the top players in the Jayhawk West during a terrific sophomore season. The coaches in the conference felt he was the best, selecting the Barton Community College guard as the Most Valuable Player in the conference this season.

March 18, 2015 | | Community College


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