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Political Correctness and Fascism

Political correctness is like a tsunami in that no one understands the extent of its danger until after the massive wave sweeps across the land and then recedes.

April 12, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


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

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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


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You are invited to view our August art display! We are featuring photography taken by Ellinwood students 18 and under. We are pleased with the ...

August 14, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


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