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A Big Dish of Cronyism

Some companies try to make honest profit by selling goods and services to customers in the marketplace, and some find it easier to cozy up to big government with campaign contributions and lobbying to secure special favors. Few are so blatant and shameless about it as Dish Network, whose CEO Charlie Ergen is not only notoriously litigious, but is constantly currying political influence to win special favors, especially from his company's regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

January 20, 2016 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Looking into marijuana problem

Dear Editor,

January 20, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


KNEA lobbyists are wrong

Dear Editor,

January 20, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Comparing Colorado’s marijuana influence on Kansas is incomplete

Dear Editor,

January 20, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


BIG 12 BEATDOWN

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Freshman Jawun Evans had 22 points, eight assists and six rebounds to help Oklahoma State upset No. 3 Kansas 86-67 on Tuesday night.

January 19, 2016 | | AP Sports


​Norbert J. “Bones” Prosser 1930 - 2016

ODIN - Norbert J. "Bones" Prosser, 85, died Jan. 18, 2016, at Via Christi Village - Hays, in Hays. Born Feb. 10, 1930, in Beaver, he was the son of Joseph and Ella (Ficker) Prosser. On Sept. 8, 1955, he married Frances Werner in Odin. A lifetime resident of Odin, he was a farmer and rancher. His past careers include welding, tank truck service, oilfield driller and dirt construction. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, trapper and collector of priceless memorabilia. He took great pride in founding the Prosser Arena and had a passion for planting shelter belts.

January 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Felicita M. Weichen 1913 - 2016

LA CROSSE - Felicita M. "Fritzie" Weichen, 102, died Jan. 18, 2016, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Aug. 23, 1913, in Fairview Township, Rush County, she was the daughter of Alex and Mary (Werth) Munsch. On Dec. 25, 1935, she married Norval "Nib" Weichen at Bison. He preceded her in death May 25, 1960. A resident of Rush County for 84 years, moving from Schoenchen, she was a homemaker.

January 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Winter weather advisory posted

WICHITA -- Areas east and south of Barton County are part of a winter weather advisory Tuesday. Winter weather will impact the south central Kansas region through the evening hours, with a mix of light freezing drizzle and light snow. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will be confined to portions of Nebraska, northeast Kansas and central to northern Missouri. Meanwhile, light ice accumulations will create slick travel conditions through the evening.

January 19, 2016 | | Local News


OTR for January 19, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 19, 2016 | | On the Record


Area Basketball Scoreboard

BOYS

January 19, 2016 | | Prep Sports


CASA to sponsor coffee

This week's Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be sponsored by Central Kansas CASA. It will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the board room at the Chamber, 1125 Williams St.

January 18, 2016 | | Local News


On the Record for Jan. 18, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 18, 2016 | | On the Record


Barton women add eight more to NJCAA qualifying list

BY MIKE MARZOLF

January 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


Richemond wins 200m; Cougar men have another good meet

BY MIKE MARZOLF

January 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


St. Rose adds Vitamin D test to menu at blood screenings

If you compare the costs of a fractured bone to the cost of the Vitamin D test – well, there is no comparison, said Jill Doerfler, M.D.

January 18, 2016 | | Business


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Oklahoma City University Dean’s Honor Roll for Fall

Oklahoma City University Dean's Honor Roll status is awarded to students who successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintain a grade ...

January 24, 2016 | | Education


Winter bird feeding

Severe winter weather is not only hard on people but can be a life and death struggle for birds. Though birds also require water and ...

January 24, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


White Oscars

January 24, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


More Exploitation of Students

Yes, I hung up on an interview subject live on the air during my afternoon radio show. She was a spokesweasel for a website abetting ...

January 24, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


The White Actors Matter Academy Awards

"Black Lives Matter" - except in Tinseltown.

January 24, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Conserving Resources for the Future

This is the time of year when awards are given for those working to conserve the most valuable resource in agriculture – the soil. Hopefully you ...

January 24, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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 ...

January 24, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

January 24, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Jan. 25 through Jan. 29. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

January 24, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


McIntosh 50th

Larry and Connie McIntosh of Great Bend celebrated their 50th anniversary on Jan. 21st.

January 24, 2016 | | Anniversaries


Miller —

Samantha Corbett and Nathan Miller were united in marriage on Oct. 10, 2015, at Cottonwood Hills in Ellinwood in a double ring ceremony officiated by ...

January 24, 2016 | | Weddings


Loss 50th anniversary

Bob and Marilyn Loss of Great Bend celebrated their 50th anniversary on Jan. 22nd.

January 24, 2016 | | Anniversaries


Plenty of reasons to be intrigued by NFC title game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Hey, don't forget about us.

January 24, 2016 | | AP Sports


Kansas State University awards semester honors to 3,900 students

A record 3,900 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the fall 2015 semester.

January 24, 2016 | | Education


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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