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FAQ: Electing a New Pope

Q. Can you please explain what the heck is going on in Rome?

March 05, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


For Clueless GOP, No Amnesty Upside; Staggering Costs Certain

On Capitol Hill, events related to the congressional amnesty debate are unfolding at breakneck pace. Last week, the Obama administration authorized the release from federal detention centers of 10,000 criminal aliens. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano hinted at the move in her press conference when she disingenuously bemoaned how sequestration would force her to cut border patrol agents. For President Obama, the aliens' release represents a two for the price of one. First, Obama is reminding House Republicans that he intends to play tough on the budget negotiations. And second, Obama has sent the nation a message ...

March 05, 2013 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Congressional Sinkhole

March 05, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Judicial selection system works just fine

Dear Editor,

March 05, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


No. 4 Kansas stomps Texas Tech

LAWRENCE - The last thing Kansas' four seniors wanted to think about was their senior night.

March 04, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Great Bend Sharp Shooters

March 04, 2013 | | Local Sports


Thomas wins national indoor track crown

LUBBOCK, Texas - Kandace Thomas of the Barton Community College women's track and field team seized a gold medal as both the men and the women wrapped up their indoor season this weekend at the NJCAA Indoor Championship held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

March 04, 2013 | | Community College


Chiefs sign Bowe, Colquitt to new deals

It hasn't taken long for the new regime of the Kansas City Chiefs to make an impression.

March 04, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


OTR for March 5, 2013

Barton County Sheriff

March 04, 2013 | | On the Record


Speaker will talk about snakes of Kansas

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "The Snakes of Kansas," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Jean Aycock from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, will share fascinating facts about one of the most misunderstood groups of animals, and show participants a few snakes that call Cheyenne Bottoms home.

March 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Raven Ranell Schwindt Dale, 1963-2013

SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Raven Ranell Schwindt Dale, 49, did March 2 at home in South Hutchinson. Born March 5, 1963 at Larned, she was the daughter of Keith and Judy (Williams) Schwindt.

March 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Rec takes casino trip

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Recreation Commissions bus trip to Dodge City Boot Hill Casino / Roto Mix Shootout still has some openings. The bus leaves at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15. Patrons can eat and gamble the Boot Hill Casino and Resort then head next door for the Roto-Mix Bull Riding Shootout beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and must be 21 or older to participate. Contact the HRC at 653-4050 or email us at hrc@usd431.net for more information.

March 04, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


NJCAA Region VI Postseason Basketball Tournament schedule

NJCAA Region VI

March 04, 2013 | | Community College


Noah, Boozer help Bulls net win over Brooklyn

CHICAGO - Joakim Noah had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Carlos Boozer scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-85 on Saturday night.

March 03, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


ABBB LEA Global/Leading Edge Alliance

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball announced it is now a member of LEA Global/The Leading Edge Alliance, ranked by the International Accounting Bulletin as the second largest international association of independent accounting firms for 2013.

March 03, 2013 | | Business


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Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a social media update, the distribution of tax dollars, occupancy agreements for the county office building at 12th and Kansas in Great Bend and household hazardous waste collection.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas Sampler Festival enters it’s 26th year in Wamego

The 26th annual Kansas Sampler Festival will be held May 2-3 in Wamego's City Park. More than 150 Kansas communities will showcase all there is to see, do, hear, taste, learn and buy in the state.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


HomeWords: A Project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas

During the last month of the HomeWords column, we're running longer cinquain sequences that have arrived at our door from across the state. The American Cinquain is just five-lines long, its 22 syllables fractured into a 2-4-6-8-2 form.

April 17, 2015 | Wyatt Townley | Entertainment


Wyatt Townley final event as Poet Laureate of Kansas

The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) announced that Wyatt Townley will be presenting her final presentation as Poet Laureate of Kansas at the Koester House Museum in Marysville on Thursday, April 30. The event, Coming Home to Poetry, will begin at 7 p.m.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


Tinseltown Talks

Fans of legendary comic duo Abbott and Costello have much to commemorate this year. Seventy-five years ago, the pair debuted on film for Universal's "One Night in the Tropics." They would go on to make almost 30 films for the studio, including "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy," the last of their 'meet the monster' series, which was released 60 years ago this year.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


Railroad repairs will detour K-14/K-96 Highway in Sterling

Starting on Wednesday, April 22, and continuing for one week, a railroad crossing replacement project on K-14/K-96 highway in the city of Sterling will be underway. K-14/K-96 highway will be closed at this crossing, so highway traffic will be detoured on city streets using Garfield Avenue, 1st Street, and Cleveland Avenue. No oversize loads will be allowed through this detour due to narrow city streets with tight turns, so oversized loads will need to use an alternate route. Local traffic will have access into the downtown area from each side of the railroad but won't be able ...

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Dyck Arboretum Welcomes Spring with the FloraKansasPlant Sale and Prairiestock Local Music Festival

The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston will host the 2015 FloraKansas Spring Plant Sale April 23 to April 27, and the 3rd Annual Prairiestock Local Music Festival on April 25.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


Playoffs set to open without Kobe, D-Wade and more stars

MIAMI (AP) - No Kobe. No D-Wade.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Friday GBHS softball doubleheader postponed

HAYS- Due to inclement weather, Friday's WAC softball doubleheader between Great Bend and Hays has been postponed to Tuesday, April 28.

April 17, 2015 | | Prep Sports


T. Boone Pickens shows up at Oklahoma State scrimmage

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - It was just like old times at Oklahoma State when billionaire booster T. Boone Pickens arrived at the football facilities he is largely responsible for Friday.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Kansas guard Greene has surgery to repair torn hip labrum

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas guard Brannen Greene had surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his hip, and the extensive recovery will cause him to miss the World University Games in July.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ellis to return to Kansas for senior season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas forward Perry Ellis announced Monday that he will return to school for his senior season.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Higher tax bracket

April 17, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


For Republicans, Lessons from 2012

There is another round of Republican presidential primaries headed our way. Like before, a slew of candidates eagerly claim to be the end-all of American conservatism.

April 17, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


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