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Congress is Writing the President a Blank Check for War

While the Washington snowstorm dominated news coverage this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was operating behind the scenes to rush through the Senate what may be the most massive transfer of power from the Legislative to the Executive branch in our history. The senior Senator from Kentucky is scheming, along with Sen. Lindsey Graham, to bypass normal Senate procedure to fast-track legislation to grant the president the authority to wage unlimited war for as long as he or his successors may wish.

January 26, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Saints too much for Barton women

The Barton women's basketball team knew it had a tall task in front of it against the Seward County Saints. Like 6-7, 6-3 and three more 6-0 tall.

January 26, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Cougars lose intense battle with Seward in Jayhawk Conference play

A pattern has developed the last three games for the Barton men's basketball team. It's not a good pattern.

January 26, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton News – Week of January 25

Wrestling:

January 26, 2016 | | Community College


Donna L. Rush 1933-2016

MOUNDRIDGE – Donna Lee Rush, 82, passed away Jan. 24, 2016, at Pine Village, Moundridge. She was born Feb. 23, 1933 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Cecil and Dorothy (Foster) Bell. On Aug. 30, 1952, Donna married Glen E. Rush in Wichita. He passed away March 3, 1997. Donna was a member of the United Methodist Church, Moundridge, as well as a member of United Methodist Women. She was a part of the Moundridge Study Club for over 55 years and was on the McPherson County Election Board for many years. Donna is survived by her sons, David (Alice) Rush ...

January 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


Osythe M. Wallert 1924 - 2016

Osythe M. Wallert, 91, died Jan. 23, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation. Born Nov. 20, 1924, she was the daughter of Henry and Ruth (Viglini) Kuck. On Dec. 19, 1943, she married Leonard Wallert in Russell. He died on Jan. 30, 2003. She grew up in Wilson, and was a graduate of Wilson High School. In 1960, she moved to Great Bend and worked at Central Kansas Medical Center as a switchboard operator then as surgery scheduler. She went on to work as a medical coder for Dr. David Gillenwater for 22 years, retiring in 2013. She was ...

January 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


​School board to meet at Eisenhower School

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Jan. 28, at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield. Eisenhower Principal Tricia Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts.

January 25, 2016 | | Education


OTR for January 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 25, 2016 | | On the Record


Last week's area Basketball Scoreboard

BOYS

January 25, 2016 | | Prep Sports


ECF staff battered by inmate

ELLSWORTH – At approximately 5:12 p.m. Sunday, a corrections officer at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility was battered by an inmate, according to Adam Pfannenstiel, Kansas Department of Corrections communications director.

January 25, 2016 | | Local News


Hoisington boys win Winter Jam title

HOISINGTON 39, MINNEAPOLIS 38

January 24, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Club Calendar

Monday

January 24, 2016 | | Club News


Kansas State University awards semester honors to 3,900 students

A record 3,900 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the fall 2015 semester.

January 24, 2016 | | Education


Progress Club meeting

The Progress Club met on Jan. 4, at the Presbyterian Church. Hostesses were Judy Fox, Donna Oliver and Jeanne Gotsche. Fourteen members and one guest, Nancy Wiebe, were present.

January 24, 2016 | | Club News


Calving season tips: Increased energy management during extreme weather is crucial

Most spring-calving beef cows are now in their third trimester, or they will be calving soon in late January or February. Since these months also tend to bring on the most volatile and extreme cold periods, cold stress can add another level of needs to their energy requirements.

January 24, 2016 | | Agriculture


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BCSO conducts canvas of registered sex offenders

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office. In recent weeks, in an effort to ensure compliance and foster public safety, the Barton County Sheriff ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


GBRC to host ‘Concealed and Carry Firearm Regulations’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Concealed and Carry Firearm Regulations" on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Cougars on short end of another close Jayhawk battle

The past two games it was the Barton's men's basketball team that left the floor following close wins. Wins, in fact, that came ...

February 09, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton women pick up win over Dodge

It has been a season of some rough moments for the Barton women's basketball team. A pair of injuries have taken away what most ...

February 09, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


2015 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest Winners

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center announces the winners of the 2016 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest. Nearly 400 second graders completed a coloring sheet featuring ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Democrats, Not Republicans, Are Spewing Racism

You've read about it ad nauseam in mainstream media outlets like the Washington Post: "What social science tells us about racism in the Republican ...

February 09, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Iowa, Where Everyone's a Winner

The great state of Iowa has a history of cultivating its topsoil for a harvest of winners the rest of the country may enjoy. Glenn ...

February 09, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Heart and Head

February 09, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Barton News – Week of Feb. 8

Wrestling

February 09, 2016 | | Community College


Rush County Memorial Hospital Foundation fundraiser

The Rush County Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Country Club in LaCrosse. Wine ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Three more inducted into Barton Sports Hall of Fame

The Barton Sports Hall of Fame grew by three Saturday as Caley Carter, Joe Burger, and Ray Seib entered the Hall.

February 09, 2016 | | Community College


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Post Rock Radio at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Dr. Holliday Brummett Milby Hardin 1946 - 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. - Dr. Holliday Brummett Milby Hardin passed on January 12, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. from complications related to pulmonary fibrosis. Born Nov. 21, 1946 ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


David E. Horton 1951 - 2016

NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan - David E. Horton, 64, passed away on Jan. 27, 2016, at Cardinal Tein Hospital in Xin Vain, Taiwan. He was born ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kenneth Pack Sr. 1934 - 2016

Kenneth Pack Sr., 81, died Feb. 6, 2016, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Nov. 4, 1934, in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Roy ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


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