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How Obama Uses Junk Science to Punish Teachers

The new requirements for No Child Left Behind waivers from the Department of Education have some bad news for America's teachers. The Obama administration wants states to use standardized tests to not only judge students and schools but now teachers as well lest we lose ground to China. Coincidentally, China this week banned standardized testing in early grades and reduced it thereafter. China, it seems, wants to be more like us.

September 06, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Watch Cory Booker

Have we just witnessed a political slam-dunk reflecting 21st century political realities? Did Newark Mayor Cory Booker just manage to ingratiate himself with one group of voters while provoking his opponent into negatively defining himself and his political party in the campaign to fill New Jersey's Senate seat?

September 06, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


No. 19-ranked Barton men's soccer team blanks Cowley

ARKANSAS CITY - The No. 19-ranked Barton Community College men'ssoccer team opened the 2013 conference season much like they did throughout the previous season as the Cougars dominated play and cruised to a 4-0 shutout of Cowley College on Thursday night.

September 06, 2013 | | Community College


Manning dismantles Ravens defense as Broncos win 49-27

DENVER - Both the NFL opener and Peyton Manning were a little tardy.

September 06, 2013 | | AP Sports


GBHS volleyball team sweeps Garden, Liberal

GARDEN CITY - The difference between spliting a volleyball triangular and sweeping one is making more runs.

September 05, 2013 | | Prep Sports


K-State former player list at 14 for NFL rosters

MANHATTAN - Kansas State had 13 former players on active rosters and one on injured reserve as National Football League teams were mandated to trim their rosters to 53 players for the upcoming season.

September 05, 2013 | | College/Professional


Moustakas clubs walk-off home run to lift Royals over Mariners in 13th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mike Moustakas hit two balls that had chances to go deep.

September 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Are footballs really made of pigskin?

LARNED - The high school football season kicks off tonight.

September 05, 2013 | | Local Sports


Catholic Social Service offering free relationship workshops

Catholic Social Service in the Diocese of Dodge City invites married, engaged, dating and single individuals to attend a free marriage or relationship education workshop for tips and tools to enrich existing or future romantic relationships.

September 05, 2013 | | Local News


'Ordinary' woman shares her extraordinary story

Guest speaker Lora Jones from Liberal returns to Great Bend on Saturday, Sept. 14, when she will speak at the Aglow meeting at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time begins at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 9:30.

September 05, 2013 | | Local News


Faith Community Church to host missions conference

The Central Kansas Missions Conference will be hosted by Faith Community Church, Friday and Saturday, Pastor Sandy Kennedy announced. The public is invited to attend tonight's evening service at 7:30, and Saturday sessions at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Faith Community Church is located one mile west of 10th and Patton Road in Great Bend.

September 05, 2013 | | Local News


Shafer Gallery to host 'Art Chat' Sept. 10

The Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College will continue its "Art Chat" series with a supplemental discussion session related to its latest exhibit, "Eye-Dentities," from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

September 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs


'Butterfly' program Friday at Senior Center

Wildlife educator Jean Aycock will present the free program, "Butterfly," at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Aycock, from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, will talk about Monarch butterflies and their incredible migration.

September 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for Sept. 6, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 05, 2013 | | On the Record


Anna "Ann" Barbara (Graf) Dreher 1926 - 2013

GORHAM - Anna "Ann" Barbara (Graf) Dreher, 87, died Sept. 5 at the Main Street Manor in Russell. She was born May 13, 1926, on the farm South of Gorham, to Sebastian and Bridget (Hammersmith) Graf. She married Alex D. Dreher on Nov. 19, 1945, in Hyacinth. She was a homemaker.

September 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


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A.P.I. Kansas meeting

A.P.I. Kansas Luncheon will be held at noon on Wednesday at the Club at StoneRidge, 1438 24th Street, Great Bend. Lunch will be ...

February 07, 2016 | | Club News


The GOP Did Good in Iowa

I don't know how the primaries will turn out in New Hampshire next week.

February 07, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


No Rubio, Rights are Man-Made

The Iowa caucus brings out the evangelical in all Republican candidates. After all, previous winners include Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, two candidates who exclusively ...

February 07, 2016 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Great Expectations

February 07, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Great Bend Regional Hospital leads the charge in Heart Disease Awareness Initiative

As a leading healthcare provider in central Kansas, Great Bend Regional Hospital was proud to lead the charge in raising awareness for heart disease in ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


What is Hippology?

What is Hippology? Hippology is a Greek word, with the word root "hippo" meaning horse and "ology" meaning the study of. The State 4-H Horse ...

February 07, 2016 | | Club News


Jacam Chemical assigned patent

Jacam Chemical in Sterling has been assigned a patent (9,249,651) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for downhole application of ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Great Bend High School boys Feb. 3 Salina swim results

Coach Beaumont: "We finished behind a team from Newton that has been a top five team at the state meet each of the last 3-4 ...

February 07, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Hoisington-native Wayne Stoskopf receives wheat leadership award

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and key members of his staff, received awards for ...

February 07, 2016 | | Agriculture


GBMS 7th grade boys basketball results

GBMS A Team 43 - Garden City Ken Henderson 22

February 07, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Great Bend Panther Bowling results

On Thursday afternoon the Panthers from Great bend hosted the Demons from Dodge City. The Panther boys swept their WAC opponent winning all 11 points ...

February 07, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Club Calendar

Monday

February 07, 2016 | | Club News


League of Women Voters meeting

League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Classic Inn. Lunch will be from the buffet ...

February 07, 2016 | | Club News


USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Feb. 8 through Feb. 12. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

February 07, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

February 07, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


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