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State of the Union: Failure

Our failure in chief gave us his annual blurred vision of America again Tuesday night.

February 17, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Central Kansas 9.11/Tea Party to meet

The public is invited to attend the next meeting of the Central Kansas 9.12/Tea Party at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Front Door on 10th Street in Great Bend.

February 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Kansas Teachers of the Year present at Sterling College

On Feb. 4, Sterling College students studying education had an opportunity to hear from the top professionals in the field when the Kansas Teacher of the Year team was hosted on campus. Both prospective and current education majors were given the chance to hear two separate presentations that were focused on strategies for teaching.

February 17, 2013 | | Education


Works are not enough

Dear Editor,

February 17, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Barton County Farm Bureau to host check-out week event

The Barton County Farm Bureau is hosting an event for the National Food Check-Out Week. The week of Feb. 17–23 is dedicated to stretching your grocery dollar with healthy, nutritious food. Farm Bureau will be at Town and Country Market from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Hoisington.

February 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs


American State Bank Mitten Tree

February 17, 2013 | | Business


Straub International announces plans to relocate and expand their Wichita store to 55,000 sq. ft bui

Larry Straub, Chairman and CEO of the company announced the expansion as well as an expected completion date of August 2013 earlier this month, Straub noted "Our goal is to be up and operational by Sept. 1st of 2013. Our customers and employees in this market have had to work with a somewhat outdated and constrained facility, their patience is about to be rewarded with one of the largest dealership facilities in the U.S." Straub pointed out that this facility will boast enough indoor showroom space to display the largest tractors, sprayers and combines that Case IH manufactures as ...

February 17, 2013 | | Business


Barton County Board of Commissioners meeting

The Board of Barton County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Items on the agenda include a resolution transferring and carrying over 2012 unexpended funds to the Capital Improvement and Equipment Replacement funds; Richard Boeckman, County Counselor\Administrator, will provide the informational report of work completed during the last period; Amy Miller, Emergency Risk Manager, will discuss the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan; and Sheriff Brian Bellendir will discuss the need for a water filtration system at the Barton County Detention Facility.

February 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Panthers continue losing skid

LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School boys' basketball team continued their downward spiral on Saturday night.

February 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports


GBHS takes control early, wins big

LIBERAL- Solidifying their hold on second place in the Western Athletic Conference basketball standings, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers improved to 13-6 overall and 5-2 in league play after beating Liberal 61-39 on Saturday evening.

February 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports


No. 14 Jayhawks cruise past Texas 73-47

LAWRENCE - Jeff Withey had 15 points and 11 rebounds while becoming the Big 12's career blocked shots leader, Elijah Johnson emerged from a season-long slump and No. 14 Kansas walloped Texas 73-47 on a festive Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

February 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Rodriguez, No. 10 Kansas State blast Baylor

MANHATTAN - A pair of double-doubles and four players scoring in double digits made for a good night at Kansas State.

February 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kuhlman leads Panthers at state meet

TOPEKA - Great Bend High School junior Justin Kuhlman matched his finish in the 100-meter backstroke from last season on Saturday night at the Class 5-1A state swim meet at Hummer Sports Complex.

February 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Cowboys win in overtime

STILLWATER, Okla. - Marcus Smart scored 28 points, Le'Bryan Nash added a season-high 26 and No. 17 Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma 84-79 in overtime Saturday for its third straight down-to-the-wire win at home.

February 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lady Oilers blow away Kinsley

CLAFLIN - A 29-point second quarter boosted the Central Plains High School girls' basketball team past Kinsley in a 62-37 rout on Friday night.

February 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports


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Giuliani a Reflection of Everyday Republicans

Things have gone quiet about former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's widely denounced comments about President Barack Obama, but that doesn't mean the controversy is history.

March 05, 2015 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


The Winter That Wouldn't Leave

March 05, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


State Tournament Musings

Sub-State basketball tournaments are underway and by Saturday night there will be tears, sadness and shouts of joy ringing out of area basketball arenas as winners move on to the "Big One", the State Finals! Heartbreak and sadness will be the temporary accompanying ghost of many as there is nothing left but to turn to spring sports after a painful loss. That's the trouble with tournaments; all but one end their season on a sad note.

March 05, 2015 | | Local Sports


Class 6A, 5A, 4A boys basketball substate

BOYS

March 05, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Class 6A, 5A, 4A girls basketball substates

GIRLS

March 05, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Merlyn L. Andres 1942-2015

NEW CAMBRIA - Merlyn L. Andres, Sr., 72, died Tuesday, March 2 at Enterprise Estates, Enterprise. Born Sept. 21, 1942, at Larned, he was the son of Herman and LaVeda (Moore) Andres.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arla McElhaney 1924-2015

On Sunday, March 1, our dear mom, Arla Faye McElhaney, 90, joined our dad Carl in Heaven. Arla was born on March 12, 1924 in Pittsburg, to Arthur and Odessa Jones. She graduated from high school in Magazine, Ark., and attended business college in Chillicothe, Mo. She married Carl McElhaney and started a family in Wichita. In 1952 they settled in Great Bend with their two sons, Kenneth and Phillip. They were both active leaders in Cub Scouts, where Arla was a den mother and Carl was a scoutmaster. She loved her flower gardens and was very proud of the ...

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Cougar women come up short in upset bid

WICHITA – A repeat effort was not in the cards for the Barton Community College women's basketball team.

March 04, 2015 | | Local Sports


Area basketball roundup

ELLINWOOD 64, LITTLE RIVER 23

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Area basketball substates

CLASS 5A GIRLS

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Class 3A, 2A, 1A girls basketball substates

CLASS 3A GIRLS

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Ellinwood Eagle boys win first sub-state tourney game

The Ellinwood Eagles Boys team won their first sub-state tournament game versus Ell-Saline on Monday with a final score of 59-37. It was a back and forth game in the first half with neither team really finding momentum. Ellinwood held just a one-point lead going into the half at 20-19. However, out of halftime the Eagles cranked up the full court pressure and exploded in the third quarter. Ellinwood won the 3rd quarter 22 to 4 and pushed out the lead for good. Eagle scorers were lead by Senior Marc Waite who poured in 16 points. Waite hit the boards ...

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Class 3A, 2A, 1A boys basketball substates

CLASS 3A BOYS

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Panther Bowlers All Conference WAC

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports


To Defeat ISIS, Win the Peace

After huddling with his war council in Kuwait, Defense Secretary Ash Carter says we've got the "ingredients of the strategy" to achieve a "lasting defeat" over ISIS. Some Senate Republicans claim that ISIS is going to kill us all in our sleep even as the U.S.-led coalition has the Islamic State forces playing defense for a change, but killing bad guys is the relatively easy part. As we learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, the hard part is to win a peace that can last, and the strategy Carter outlined last week seems like a smart way to ...

March 04, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


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