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America Doesn’t Have a Pro-Life Political Party

More than 39 years after Roe v. Wade, the pro-life movement has reached a nadir. Despite the fact that over half the country self-identifies as "pro-life," little tangible progress has been made in the fight against abortion. This is due to both the pro-life movement's failure to be a consistent defender of human dignity across a broader range of issues and to its increasingly close association with the Republican Party.

October 23, 2012 | | Columnists


Al Qaida Frankenstein

October 23, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


CARDINAL SIN

SAN FRANCISCO - In a postseason full of twists and turns, the San Francisco Giants are headed back to the World Series after a big comeback against the defending champs.

October 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Six Pack tryouts announced

The Six Pack club volleyball team will be hosting tryouts, starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.

October 22, 2012 | | Local Sports


Lady Cougars beat Lady Panthers 2-0

The No. 17-ranked Barton Community College women's soccer team advanced to an NJCAA Region VI semifinal game, defeating Neosho County 2-0 on Monday afternoon at the Cougars soccer/track complex.

October 22, 2012 | | Community College


Lady Tigers headed to Class 1A D-I state tourney

ST. JOHN - After a first-round bye, the St. John High School volleyball team captured a Class 1A Division-I sub-state championship on Saturday evening.

October 22, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Goodell says NFL could drop Pro Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will consider dropping the Pro Bowl if the level of play doesn't improve, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday night.

October 22, 2012 | | AP Sports


Crennel picks Quinn as starter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The new starting quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs is a former first-round draft pick on a one-year deal whose career thus far has been a disappointment.

October 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kansas State’s game with O-State to be on TV on either ABC or FOX

MANHATTAN - The Kansas State Athletics Department was informed Monday by the Big 12 Conference that its television partners will exercise its second of four six-day options when selecting its broadcast schedule for Nov. 3.

October 22, 2012 | | College/Professional


ROLL TIDE

NEW YORK - Breaking down The Associated Press college football poll after Week 8 of the regular season.

October 22, 2012 | | AP Sports


Bears win fourth straight, top Lions 13-7

CHICAGO - Jay Cutler shook off an apparent rib injury, Brian Urlacher made a key fumble recovery and the Chicago Bears won their fourth straight, beating the Detroit Lions 13-7 on Monday night.

October 22, 2012 | | AP Sports


Fire Calls

Great Bend Fire Department

October 22, 2012 | | On the Record


Wayne D. Mehl 1933 - 2012

LORRAINE - Wayne D. Mehl, 79, passed away Oct. 21 at his home in rural Lorraine. Born Sept. 25, 1933 in Ellsworth County, he was the son of Ethel (Splitter) and Delmar Mehl. A lifetime resident of the Lorraine area, he was a farmer and stockman. On Feb. 6, 1952, he married Donna Kempke in Junction City. She survives.

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ivan Dale Janke 1956 - 2012

MCCRACKEN - Ivan Dale Janke, 56, passed away on Oct. 20 at his home in rural McCracken. Born Jan. 20, 1956 he was the son of Alvin and Ruth (Moore) Janke. They preceded him in death. Ivan graduated McCracken High School in 1974 and attended Fort Hays State University where he met Peggy Stude of Garfield. They were married Oct. 7, 1978 in Larned. He raised cattle and operated the family farm of McCracken.

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Virgil T. Sillin 1928-2012

STERLING - Virgil T. (Grandpa Silly) Sillin, 84, passed away Oct. 19 at Sterling Presbyterian Manor. Born May 6, 1928, in Stafford County, he was the son of Earl and Lucile Krum Sillin. He graduated from Sterling College and Kansas City Mortuary Arts School. He was a funeral director, and had owned and operated Porter and Sillin Funeral Home in Sterling, Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons, and Sillin Funeral Home in Ordway, Colo. He had owned and operated Four Seasons Flower and Gift Shops in Sterling and Lyons. He operated the Rice County Ambulance from 1960 to 1976. He had served ...

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Governor statements

Dear Editor,

January 30, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Barton women dominate Cloud to end 7-game skid in Concordia

The bus ride home from Concordia has not involved much celebrating. In fact, it had been seven years since the Barton Community College women's basketball team enjoyed the ride back to Great Bend following a win over Cloud County.

January 30, 2015 | | Community College


Central Plains girls reach Hilltop finals

The No. 1 ranked Class 2A Central Plains girls beat league rival St. John 49-36 Thursday to qualify for Friday's championship game of the Hilltop Hoops Classic.

January 30, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Topeka Seaman defeats Great Bend girls

EMPORIA -- Topeka Seaman avenged last year's Class 5A state tournament loss with a 63-42 victory over Great Bend's girls in the Glacier's Edge Tournament at Emporia.

January 30, 2015 | | Prep Sports


High school girls scores

Hilltop Classic

January 30, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Kansas bicycle tour accepting registrations

Registration is now open for the 2015 Biking Across Kansas bicycle tour across the State of Kansas. The 41st year of the largest bicycling event in Kansas history - 500-mile ride across the State - begins on Saturday, June 6. Biking Across Kansas is an eight-day tour originating at the Kansas-Colorado line with a route of up to 900 bicyclists, including support staff.

January 29, 2015 | | Local News


Annual chili challenge to benefit local, area patients

It's time to get the big roasters out for the next Chili Challenge to benefit local and area hospice patients.

January 29, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 30, 2015

Barton County Sheriff

January 29, 2015 | | On the Record


Prayer of the Week, Jan. 30, 2015

May the Holy Spirit enfold us,

January 29, 2015 | | Religion


Church bulletin

Upcoming programs:

January 29, 2015 | | Religion


King UMC serving ham and beans Friday

King United Methodist Church, located at 16th and Odell Street in Great Bend, will hold its annual Ham & Bean Benefit Supper from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The menu includes ham and beans, corn bread, relishes, cake and dessert. Admission is by freewill donation. Carry-out will be available.

January 29, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 29, 2015 | | On the Record


​Claflin UMC holds annual Groundhog and Pancake Supper

CLAFLIN - Claflin United Methodist Church's 54th Groundhog and Pancake Supper will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. Admission is by freewill donation. Proceeds will go to scholarships. To arrange for delivery to shut-ins (Claflin only), call the church office, 587-3505.

January 29, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington K of C romantic meal

HOISINGTON - Everyone is invited to a prime rib dinner with salad, baked potato, rolls, dessert, coffee and tea for $20 per person from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 N. Main. This dinner is a benefit to raise funds to improve the air conditioning in the hall and to install a fire suppression system in the kitchen.

January 29, 2015 | | Local News


A great Valentine's evening planned at Kingman

KINGMAN - The Historic Kingman Theatre Association and Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce have announced a special event for Valentine's night. International Elvis Entertainer Marshall Matthews and The Memphis Kings with Debbi Cay will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the theater located on Main Street in Kingman.

January 29, 2015 | | Local News


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