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Sequester Cuts: Not In My Backyard!

Back in the winter, Republicans were perfectly happy to let the sequester happen. They hewed to their math-challenged belief that Washington could slash the budget deficit by taking an axe to entitlement programs, preserving or hiking defense spending, lowering tax rates, and foregoing any new revenue. And if the Obama administration refused to go that route, Republicans were fine to let the sequester kick in on March 1 - as mandated by the 2011 deal between the parties.

April 12, 2013 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Historic bridge on commission agenda

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the possible replacement of an historic stone bridge near Claflin, a National Public Safety Telecommunications Week proclamation, an emergency vehicle designation for Dove Chevrolet Buick Cadillac and new doors for the Health Department.

April 12, 2013 | | Local News


Six Pack dominate opposition, go 65-2

Ellinwood's Six Pack 12-1 silver volleyball team, coached by Katherine Mountain, is ranked No. 1 for the Heart of America Volleyball Club.

April 11, 2013 | | Local Sports


Lyons Assembly of God sponsoring dinner theater

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April 11, 2013 | | Religion


Rev. David Patterson coming to Faith Community Church

Faith Community Church of Great Bend is holding weekend meetings with the Rev. David Patterson of Denton, Texas. He will be speaking at the Men's Fellowship Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Faith Community Family Center and in the Sunday Worship service, at 10:30 a.m. on April 21.

April 11, 2013 | | Religion


Fair Trade

The First Congregational United Church of Christ has Fair Trade items at The Gallery, 2021 Forest Ave., Great Bend. For over 10 years the church has brought Fair Trade products to church bazaars, Christmas sales and for sale at the church. Supporting Fair Trade is helping people through the purchase of quality items by connecting the artisan to the public in a more direct manner.

April 11, 2013 | | Religion


National Day of Prayer choir practices announced

Surrendered Family Ministries will host an area-wide event for the 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer observance on Thursday, May 2. All are invited to participate in the area-wide choir that will take part in the event that will be held at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater in downtown Great Bend.

April 11, 2013 | | Religion


Roberts issues statement on Medal of Honor for Kansan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts attended the ceremony at the White House on Thursday to award the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award for bravery, to Father Emil Kapaun, a Kansas priest who served in the Korean war and who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Following the ceremony, Roberts issued this statement:

April 11, 2013 | | Religion


Center for Spirituality offers bird-lovers outing

The Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., is taking registrations for a Bird-lovers Outing that will take place Saturday, April 27.

April 11, 2013 | | Religion


Church briefs

Catholic Social Service Wine Tasting Apr. 26

April 11, 2013 | | Religion


Walter Frank Eilts 1939 - 2013

CHERRYVALE - Walter Frank Eilts, 74, Cherryvale, died on April 8. Born in Rush County on March 14, 1939, he was the son of Edward and Anna Eilts. In 1957 he graduated from Great Bend High School. He attended Salt City Business College. On Aug. 4, 1961, he married Phyllis Chapham.

April 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for April 12, 2013

Great Bend Police

April 11, 2013 | | On the Record


Lilbourn Duane Karst 1935 - 2013

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Lilbourn Duane Karst, 76, of Phoenix Ariz., passed away on Sunday, April 7, after a long illness with pulmonary fibrosis. He was a loving spouse, respected business owner, proud father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was born in Hoisington on October 27th, 1935, proceeded in death by his father and mother, Constantine Karst and Elsie Irene Eurich.

April 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


Former NFL receiver Hurd pleads guilty to drug charges

DALLAS - Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to buy cocaine and marijuana to set up a drug-distribution network, leaving a once-promising career in tatters as he faces a prison sentence of at least 10 years.

April 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Looking like pro, 14-year-old opens with 73 at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Guan Tianlang put off his homework for a few hours, grabbed the snack his mom had made and went out to play with his friends.

April 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Storms may develop after hot day

Dangerous heat indices are expected again Tuesday. Heat index values will range from 105 to 110, with the highest values in southern Kansas. Isolated thunderstorms are possible this afternoon into this evening across portions of central Kansas. A few of the storms may be severe with quarter size hail and wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph.

July 14, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for July 14, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 14, 2015 | | On the Record


Golden Belt swimmers claim Garden City title

GARDEN CITY- The Golden Belt swim squad won the championship meet in Garden City last weekend. Other teams were Guymon (OK), Dumas, Moore County, Scott City, Spearman, Ulysses, Garden City, Holcomb, Dodge City, Hays, Wichita County, and Southwest Aquatics.

July 14, 2015 | Golden Belt swimmers claim Garden City title | Local Sports


Roxie Bernice Swinger 1921 - 2015

Roxie Bernice Swinger, 94, died on June 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born on April 4, 1921, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., she was the daughter of Alonso Noel Trent and Amy Garrett Trent. On July 20, 1940, she married Jack E. Swinger in Wichita.

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


M. Sharon Chansler 1930 - 2015

STAFFORD - M. Sharon Chansler, 84, went to be with the Lord July 11, 2015, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born Dec. 13, 1930, at Eureka, she was the daughter of Emmett and Masil McDaniel Hall. A 1948 graduate of Langdon High School, she also attended Adalahale Business College in Hutchinson. On Dec. 24, 1950, she married Paul W. Chansler while Paul was on leave while serving with the United States Army. They were married for over 64 years. A longtime resident of Hutchinson, she was a homemaker and business partner with her husband in Paul's Grocery of Stafford ...

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Phillip Lee Bryant 1952 - 2015

CHASE - Phillip Lee Bryant, 63, of rural Chase, passed away July 11, 2015. Born Jan. 15, 1952, in Great Bend, he was the son of Charles and Dorothy Bryant. On May 5, 1972, he married Teresa Malea Campbell in Lyons. They were married 37 years. She passed away on Nov. 15, 2009. He was employed by Silica Grain for 32 years. He was currently employed with Ellinwood Tank Service. He loved spending every minute with his family. He also enjoyed taking his grandson on trips and spending lots of time with him.

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Reds’ Todd Frazier wins All-Star Derby in home park

CINCINNATI (AP) - "The Toddfather" has a new title. Todd Frazier - Little League World Series star, Frank Sinatra aficionado - is baseball's new King of Swing.

July 14, 2015 | JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Join the “Butterfly Quest”

From tiny hairstreaks to large swallowtails, all sizes of butterflies will be counted during the Cheyenne Bottoms annual butterfly quest, beginning at 9 a.m. on July 25, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

July 14, 2015 | | Local News


Hackers

July 14, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Is Congress Up to the Job?

Congress officially writes the laws in the country, but they increasingly pass broad, vague generalities that allow regulators, bureaucrats, and judges to make all of the important policy decisions, often decades after the Congress that enacted the original law has left office.

July 14, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Apple's Politically Correct Censorship

This is what happens when people who lack common sense or even a sense of proportion try to stay current with the latest PC hysteria. The cultural surfers at Apple were having trouble catching a wave in the wake of the cowardly shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.

July 14, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Great Bend booklet

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July 14, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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