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Americans need to remain free

Once upon a time, people's hands were busy putting food on the table and they were too busy or too proud to consider extending those same hands out to the government for a handout.

July 07, 2011 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


That’s just the cross he’ll have to bear

Thomas Cavender, 60, of Bessemer City, N.C., pleaded unsuccessfully with a judge to remove him from the National Sex Offender Registry, to which he had been assigned as part of his sentence in 2000 for molesting a third-grade girl.

July 07, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Chiefs split twinbill with Dodge

DODGE CITY - The Great Bend Chiefs, a Class AAA American Legion baseball team, split a doubleheader with Dodge City on Wednesday at Dodge City.

July 06, 2011 | | Summer Sports


Beasley ticketed for possession

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Police say Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was ticketed for possessing marijuana and speeding in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka last week.

July 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


NFL owners, players are running out of time

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners and players may find themselves shifting to hurry-up mode as time gets tight to reach labor peace.

July 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


Players’ union doubts league’s financial losses

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA players' association maintains that there is an "adequate basis" for doubting the NBA's losses, citing the inaccurate financial projections the league made in 2009-10.

July 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


Russell transfers to SMU

DALLAS (AP) - Former Kansas State guard Nick Russell is headed to Southern Methodist University. On Tuesday, SMU head coach Matt Doherty said Russell will join the Mustangs this fall.

July 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


GBRC to host Senior golf tournament at StoneRidge

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a Senior Individual Stroke Play Open Golf Tournament on Wednesday, July 13, at StoneRidge with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

July 06, 2011 | | Local Sports


Hoisington Cardinal Volleyball Camps set for next week

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Cardinal Volleyball Camps will be held Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14, at the Hoisington Activity Center.

July 06, 2011 | | Local Sports


Great Bend playing host to state tourney

Great Bend is playing host to a state baseball tournament this weekend.

July 06, 2011 | | Summer Sports


Former team manager now Shrine player

For one player on the 2011 West team, the Kansas Shrine Bowl will be a new experience in a very familiar setting.

July 06, 2011 | | Summer Sports


Fort Hays State lands six recruits for 2011-12 season

HAYS - Fort Hays State University men's basketball coach Mark Johnson announced six recruits that will be joining the men's basketball team for the 2011-12 season.

July 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


Dahlkvist, Fischer lead Sweden to 2-1 win over U.S.

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) - The Americans can't do things the easy way.

July 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


ROYALS TAKE SERIES

CHICAGO (AP) - Bruce Chen used an assortment of pitches, changed delivery angles and even let one pitch go at 90 mph. The veteran left-hander kept the Chicago White Sox guessing and had them off-balance for most of the day.

July 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


On the Record for July 7, 2011

Barton County Sheriff

July 06, 2011 | | On the Record


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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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