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Why it’s called ‘Turkey Day’

How did the turkey reserve its place on our traditional Thanksgiving table?

November 18, 2012 | | Agriculture


Are online reviews more naughty than nice for holiday shoppers?

Gone are the days when holiday shoppers strolled through downtown sidewalks, peering at the elaborate displays arrayed in storefront windows. Today's shopper is more likely to surf Internet sites for bargains. Your Better Business Bureau advises modern bargain hunters that local merchants still offer good deals for holiday shoppers. Additionally, the brick-and-mortar stores around the corner are still going to be there, easily accessible should you have any sort of issue with the item you purchased.

November 18, 2012 | | Business


Fiscal Cliff

November 18, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


CATS MEOW

WACO, Texas - Collin Klein and second-ranked Kansas State can still get to a BCS game. Getting to the BCS championship game is all but lost.

November 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Oklahoma State shatters No. 23 Texas Tech

STILLWATER, Okla. - With two receivers gone to the NFL, Isaiah Anderson figured to be the next deep threat in Oklahoma State's potent passing game.

November 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Officiating gaffes more noticeable this year

As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan left the Meadowlands two weeks ago, he raised his right hand - a Terrible Towel in it, naturally - and loudly asked: "Who brought back the replacements?"

November 18, 2012 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs’ draft history big reason for disappointing 1-8 record this season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli has often said free agency is a flawed way to build a team, where players available are often overpriced or on the downward side of their careers.

November 18, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Hundley, No. 17 UCLA bests No. 21 USC

PASADENA, Calif. - When Anthony Barr roared through the line and hit Matt Barkley squarely in the No. 7 on his back, the roar rising out of the Rose Bowl was loud enough for a whole city to hear.

November 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


GBMS ‘A’ team off to 3-0 start

The Great Bend Middle School eighth-grade boys' "A" basketball team takes a 3-0 record into the Thanksgiving break.

November 18, 2012 | | Local Sports


No. 3 Notre Dame improves to 11-0 with triumph

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame got one first-place vote in the coaches' poll last Sunday - head coach Brian Kelly's.

November 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 6 Ohio State topples Wisconsin in OT

MADISON, Wis. - Ohio State clinched one title, and kept its slim hopes for another alive.

November 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Rondo, Celtics stomp Raptors

BOSTON - Rajon Rondo made up for lost time in a big way for the Boston Celtics after missing a game because of a sprained right ankle.

November 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 4 Alabama rebounds from loss to crush Western Carolina

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Eddie Lacy rushed for three first-half touchdowns and AJ McCarron set Alabama's single-season record for passing TDs during Saturday's 49-0 win over Western Carolina.

November 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 13 Oklahoma beats West Virgina

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Landry Jones threw six touchdown passes, including a 5-yarder to Kenny Stills with 24 seconds left, to lift No. 13 Oklahoma to a wild 50-49 win over West Virginia on Saturday night.

November 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Stanford throws wrench in Ducks’ national title run

EUGENE, Ore. - Jordan Williamson hit a 37-yard field goal in overtime and No. 14 Stanford upset No. 1 Oregon 17-14, denying the Ducks a chance to clinch the Pac-12 North and derailing their straight shot at the BCS championship game.

November 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Illusionist Reza to perform Friday

Reza the Illusionist will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Crest Theater. The program is a benefit for Star of Hope and for Great Bend Community Theatre. Tickets are $17 for adults, $11 for students; children under 5 will be admitted free.

March 26, 2015 | | Local News


Lenten Luncheon: Central Baptist

The final Lenten luncheon in the local series will be at noon on Wednesday, April 1 at Central Baptist Church, 3301 Lakin Ave. The host pastor is Dr. Joan Harrington, and the speaker will be Adam Wutka, pastor at St. Mark Lutheran Church. A meal is served at noon (not earlier) and the meeting ends at 1 p.m. A freewill offering is suggested to defray the expenses of the host congregation.

March 26, 2015 | | Religion


Wine tasting event announced

Catholic Social Service will sponsor its 14th annual charity wine tasting event on Friday, April 17 at the Club at Stone Ridge in Great Bend. Tickets are $50, or $350 for a table of eight.

March 26, 2015 | | Religion


St. Rose donates portable cooling units to Barton County Fair

A donation from St. Rose Health Center will allow a welcome relief to those who attend the Barton County Fair during the dog days of summer.

March 26, 2015 | | News


OTR for March 27, 2015

Barton County Jail

March 26, 2015 | | On the Record


Louise Bird 1920-2015

LENOIR, N.C. - Louise Ilee Cummings Bird lived a full and varied life of almost 95 years.

March 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Anita Jane Jackson 1967-2015

Anita Jane Jackson, 47, of Conroe, Texas went to be with Jesus on Thursday, March 19.

March 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larned High calendar

Monday-LHS Stuco Executive; Freshman Class Meeting, Seminar; State Assessments; Play practice, Community Center

March 26, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Thank you to Recreation Center

Dear Editor,

March 26, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Barton splits another softball twinbill at Pratt

The busy stretch continued for the Barton Community College softball team Tuesday afternoon in Pratt. And for the second straight Jayhawk West doubleheader the Cougars left town with a split.

March 26, 2015 | | Community College


CKCA Open House

Central Kansas Christian Academy will hold their annual Open House from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Current students attending CKCA are invited to check out their school projects, have refreshments and join in fellowship. Prospective students and their families, along with families interested in the school, are welcome to attend. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the classrooms, sign up for Kindergarten screenings, meet the teachers and learn about the school curriculum. CKCA is independent of any local church. For more information call the school office at 792-3477.

March 26, 2015 | | Local News


Hillary's BS Excuse

March 26, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


After a Twelve Year Iraq Mistake, Time to March Home

Twelve years ago last week, the U.S. launched its invasion of Iraq, an act the late General William Odom predicted would turn out to be "the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history."

March 26, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


A Bush vs Clinton Rematch

You might want to stuff your pants pockets with sand and hang onto the rail as the ship of state lurches towards the distinct possibility that the next election to command the helm will be between Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. The brother versus the wife. Sounds like a probate lawsuit.

March 26, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Great Bend High School Kayette’s annual Mr. Perfect Panther Pageant

The Great Bend High School Kayette's annual Mr. Perfect Panther Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday at the high school auditorium. The evening features eight of the high schools finest senior boys competing in various pageant categories to help raise money for Mrs. Annetta Schaub, who is battling cancer for the second time. Seniors competing include Jayce Brack, Grant Harris, Walter Helms, Adam Jacobs, Josh Moran, Branden Paden, Blake Sullivan, and Ty Yager. Tickets are $3 for general admission and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds to benefit Mrs. Schaub.

March 26, 2015 | | Local News


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