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Run over by a reindeer

November 18, 2011 | | Editorial Cartoons


Occupy the folks' basement

November 18, 2011 | | Editorial Cartoons


MARSH MUSINGS

Welcome to another edition of Marsh Musings. We are nearing that time of year when we find ourselves thinking about all that we are thankful for. Dr. Witt and I are so grateful for the opportunity to write about our friendship and adventures at Cheyenne Bottoms and for those of you who read our column. Cheyenne Bottoms definitely holds a special place in our hearts and has fostered a friendship neither of us could have imagined. We started writing this article in hopes that you would venture out and experience the Bottoms for yourselves, hoping you too would discover the ...

November 18, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Oklahomans ask: What’s causing these quakes?

MEEKER, Okla. (MCT) – Geophysicist Katie Keranen was burying a seismometer on a farm in what is supposed to be tornado, not earthquake, country when a trio of figures came striding across the misty cow pasture, all dressed in camouflage.

November 18, 2011 | | Oil & Gas


Prosecutors in Alaska aim to revoke BP probation

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (MCT) – BP, the biggest oil field operator on Alaska's North Slope, has failed to fix pervasive management and environmental safety problems and is a repeat environmental offender, federal prosecutors said in a new court filing this week.

November 18, 2011 | BY LISA DEMER McClatchy Newspapers | Oil & Gas


U.S. seeks to double average gas mileage

WASHINGTON (MCT) – The Obama administration has proposed landmark fuel economy standards that would almost double the average gas mileage for each automaker's passenger vehicle fleet to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

November 18, 2011 | BY NEELA BANERJEE Tribune Washington Bureau | Oil & Gas


Zuccotti lung

November 18, 2011 | | Editorial Cartoons


Live off the 1 percent

November 18, 2011 | | Editorial Cartoons


Unraveling

November 18, 2011 | | Editorial Cartoons


Cow drug used in sex crime

Mennonites, a famously patriarchal, closed-sect religion, often live in colonies such as the one in Bolivia founded by a group from Manitoba, Canada.

November 18, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Remember hospice this month

Dear Editor,

November 18, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Tebow leads Denver past Jets

DENVER (AP) - Tim Tebow's 20-yard touchdown run with 58 seconds left capped a 95-yard drive and sent the Denver Broncos to a 17-13 victory over the stunned New York Jets on Thursday night.

November 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


Barton falls to No. 3 Western Wyoming

WEST PLAINS, Mo. - The Barton Community College volleyball team fell flat in its first match of the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament on Thursday morning.

November 17, 2011 | | Community College


BALL SECURITY

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Because what makes him explosive is also causing him to make potential game-turning mistakes, Green Bay Packers rookie returner Randall Cobb plans on taking a page out of John Wooden's playbook.

November 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


MU suspends Pinkel one game after DWI arrest

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri suspended football coach Gary Pinkel without pay for the final home game of the season Thursday and froze his salary for a year following his overnight arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

November 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


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Check It Out!

There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.

January 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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