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Phil Kerpen

Syria has taken over the top of the agenda, but very soon Congress will necessarily return to high stakes fiscal negotiations, not just over the continuing resolution to fund the government, but also over the federal debt ceiling. Speaker John Boehner is committed to the principle that has so effectively constrained discretionary spending since the historic summer 2011 deal: debt ceiling increases must be matched dollar-for-dollar with new spending cuts. At the top of the spending cut priority list should be elimination of the most widely hated aspect of the new health care law: the individual mandate.

September 08, 2013 | | Columnists


Hanging Together

To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, "If we do not all hang together, we will surely all hang separately." So how does that relate to agriculture? The answer lies in the 20th Annual Kids Ag Day held this past Wednesday at the Mauler farm just north of Great Bend.

September 08, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Hangover from wars

September 08, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Sept. 9 through Sept. 13. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

September 08, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs calendar

Monday

September 08, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Keller Real Estate and Insurance Agency addition

Keller Real Estate & Insurance Agency announces the addition of Jeremy and Mandy Keil as realtor associates in their office. Jeremy is a lifelong resident and he and Mandy have called Great Bend home since 2008. Being parents of two young girls, they feel this helps them especially understand families and their housing needs. The Keils are both members of the Great Bend Board of Realtors, the Kansas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Even though they are new to real estate, they are seasoned in the area of sales and customer service. Kevin keller, broker, commented that ...

September 08, 2013 | | Business


Senior Activities

Monday

September 08, 2013 | | 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.

September 08, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Daughters of Isabella meeting

The Daughters of Isabella will have an Open Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the St. Patrick Parish Center. All ladies of the parish are invited to come and see what D of I is all about.

September 08, 2013 | | Club News


Great Bend High School Band

September 08, 2013 | | Education


Perez hits two-run blast as Royals edge Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Salvador Perez is on a power surge and the Kansas City Royals keeping hanging on in the wild-card race.

September 07, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Saturday's AP Top 25 capsules

NO. 2 OREGON 59, VIRGINIA 10

September 07, 2013 | | AP Sports


Sims, Heap shine as Jayhawks win season opener against Coyotes

LAWRENCE - For the first time in his coaching life, Charlie Weis saw one of his running backs might be open for a touchdown pass and thought, in effect, "Oh, no."

September 07, 2013 | The Associated Press | College/Professional


LOPSIDED WIN

MANHATTAN - It didn't do Kansas State coach Bill Snyder any good to yell into his headset for Tramaine Thompson to let the second-half kickoff land out of bounds Saturday night. There was no way the wide receiver could have heard him across the field.

September 07, 2013 | The Associated Press | College/Professional


Crites rifles Oilers past Trojans in season opener

STAFFORD - In his first game as starting quarterback for the Central Plains High School football team, Braedan Crites completed 12 of 16 passes for 257 yards and five touchdowns.

September 07, 2013 | | Prep Sports


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Larned wrestlers compete at JV meet

LARNED - Larned wrestlers competed at the Larned JV Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

February 01, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Two Panther JV wrestlers place first

LARNED - Great Bend's Braulio Vargas (152-160) and Blake Ridgel (170-182) placed first at the Larned JV Wrestling Tournament Saturday. Vargas won five matches on ...

February 01, 2016 | | Prep Sports


OTR for February 1, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 01, 2016 | | On the Record


Huelskamp asks for student entries for Congressional Art Contest

Each spring, a nationwide, high-school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an ...

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Weed control school

At this time a big topic on the farm is weed control right now. With herbicide resistant weeds in many fields and controlling them is ...

January 31, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Wetland Explorer: Searching for Fun

Oh, the scavenger hunt – many of us have fond memories of days at summer camps, racing around with your team, trying to find everything on ...

January 31, 2016 | Jean Aycock, Education Director | Local News


Associated Youth Services to join Saint Francis Community Services

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) announced today that Associated Youth Services (AYS) is merging with SFCS in a move designed to expand and enhance services ...

January 31, 2016 | | Business


Pittsburg State University releases Fall honor rolls

Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2015 fall semester. To qualify for Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at ...

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Fourth quarter woes cost Barton women

For three quarters the Barton women's basketball team had a good chance to earn a Jayhawk Conference road win. Then came the final period.

January 31, 2016 | | Community College


Keller Real Estate receives award

The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson have announced that Keller Real Estate & Insurance Inc. in Great Bend has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent ...

January 31, 2016 | | Business


It’s Cold And Snowy – Global Warming Is A Hoax?

There are topics worthy of discussion but with the winter storm that paralyzed much of the East Coast last week and several other winter events ...

January 31, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Why Iowa and New Hampshire?

And now the question that's been dancing on the lips of politically concerned citizens for decades - Who's the genius that chose Iowa and ...

January 31, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Donald Trump Skips Fox News Debate

January 31, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


It's the Negativity, Stupid

Watching all the negativity flying around the stage at the Democratic Town Hall Forum the other night, something struck me.

January 31, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Editorial Cartoons


Dean’s lists announced at Emporia State University

Emporia State University congratulates the over 500 students named to dean's lists for fall 2015. Area students named to the Dean's List are:

January 31, 2016 | | Education


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