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Even Pistorius can’t run from this

HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 20, 2013 | By Argus Hamilton | Columnists


America’s poop deck politics

It's the ultimate stomach turner: how Carnival's 893-foot long cruise ship Triumph, along with its 4,200 passengers, was stranded due to a fuel engine leak for five days with no food, little water and few working bathrooms. Passenger cell phone photos showed slews of plastic bags brimming with human waste, and lumpy, raw sewage floating in big puddles.

February 20, 2013 | By Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Robert D. Dougherty 1931-2013

Robert D. Dougherty, 81, died Feb. 18, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Aug. 22, 1931 at Casper, Wyo. the son of Brian and Dorthy (Dunlap) Dougherty. He married Linda Sanko April 21, 1965 at Great Bend. He was owner and operator of Cambria Corporation since 1967.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Barton games postponed

Wednesday's Barton Community College women's and men's basketball games at Colby were postponed due to inclement weather.

February 20, 2013 | | Community College


Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive to benefit Barton County Food Bank

Dillon's, the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Harvesters and the Kansas Food Bank are teaming up for a state-wide food drive called Neighbor to Neighbor. The food drive will kicked off on Monday and run will through Ag Day on March 19th. Dillon's customers will have the opportunity to purchase non-perishable food items to place in donation bins and they will also be able to donate either $1 or $5 at the register. As a partner agency with the Kansas Food Bank, the Barton County Food Bank will benefit from the food and funds collected from the local Great ...

February 20, 2013 | | Business


New general manager announced for Western Cooperative Electric

Western Cooperative Electric Cooperative president Larry Evans announces that Darrin Lynch has been selected to serve as the next general manager. David Schneider, current general manager, will retire May 31, 2013.

February 20, 2013 | | Business


Most difficult person to reach with gospel message

Dear Editor,

February 20, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Smoked by Obamacare

Boy, do I feel sorry for smokers these days.

February 20, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The Meteor

February 20, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Shakespeare in the Senate

From what little I can remember from when I remained awake in high school and college, William Shakespeare loved mistaken identities, crossed purposes and scheming villains. Shakespeare would have loved Elizabeth Warren, Richard Shelby and Wall Street bankers.

February 20, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Coffee canceled

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce has canceled the coffee scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21 due to the snow.

February 20, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Lady Cardinals rout Larned

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team claimed a 50-23 Mid-Central Activities Association rout over Larned on Tuesday night to close out the regular season.

February 19, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Paul has 20 points, 15 assists to win MVP honors

HOUSTON (AP) - The NBA's career scoring leader in the All-Star game, Kobe Bryant has never been just about offense.

February 19, 2013 | | AP Sports


New general manager announced for Western Cooperative Electric

WAKEENEY - Western Cooperative Electric Cooperative president Larry Evans announced that Darrin Lynch has been selected to serve as the next general manager. David Schneider, current general manager, will retire May 31.

February 19, 2013 | | Business


​Library announces programs

Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show the motion picture "Total Recall" at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, for Teen Movie Monday. The free program is open to all students in grades 7-12.

February 19, 2013 | | Area Briefs


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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


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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