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A Sea Change in the Firearms Debate

In August 1925, The New York Times estimated 50,000 – 60,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan marched in a parade in our nation's capital. It was a huge public display of the once-secret group. H.L. Mencken called it "a full mile of Klansmen and their ladies." The man sitting in the White House, Calvin Coolidge, was a member of the Klan. The president before him, Warren Harding, was also a noted Klansman. The fraternity preaching pure "100 percent Americanism" (anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant, anti-non-white) boasted of five million members – nearly 15 percent of the population in the ...

January 22, 2013 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Larned Police Report

Larned Police

January 22, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


City of Great Bend Cemetery Board meeting

The City of Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Cemetery Office, 4500 Broadway.

January 22, 2013 | | Area Briefs


IT’S ANY HARBAUGH’S GAME

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim and John Harbaugh have exchanged a handful of text messages, and plan to leave it at that. No phone conversations necessary while the season's still going. No time for pleasantries, even for the friendly siblings.

January 21, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Panthers see time improvements at Wichita swim meet

WICHITA - High school swimming is not entirely a team sport.

January 21, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Ball, Demel lead Cards at classic

HAYS - With two first-place finishers, the Hoisington High School wrestling team finished fourth at the Bob Kuhn Prairie Classic on Saturday.

January 21, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Barton Blazers capture first

January 21, 2013 | | Local Sports


Panthers seize second place at Paola Invitational

PAOLA - Falling just out of first place by 19 points, the Great Bend High School wrestling team finished second behind Derby on Saturday at the Paola Invitational.

January 21, 2013 | | Prep Sports


No. 3 Jayhawks, No. 11 Wildcats set for showdown

Bruce Weber has been in the middle of some intense rivalries during his career.

January 21, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Habitat for Humanity's 'Barton County's Got Talent' raises $17,000 for housing projects

With only a few months left until Habitat for Humanity plans to break ground on its next building project, the nonprofit organization raised over $17,000 Saturday at the fourth annual "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater.

January 21, 2013 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 22, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

January 21, 2013 | | On the Record


​Crime Stoppers seeks info on home burglary

A burglary at 1440 12th St. in Great Bend resulted in the loss of $4,120 in property, Police Chief Dean Akings said. Between the early morning on Jan. 11 and 5:46 p.m. on Jan. 16, someone entered the residence and took a 60-inch flat-screen television and TV stand, a white refrigerator and a Eureka vacuum sweeper.

January 21, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Library will give away old magazines

The Great Bend Public Library is cleaning out its collection of old magazines, said Jennifer King, head of marketing. "We will be putting older back issues out for the public to take beginning Monday, Jan. 28." Magazines are free while available.

January 21, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Yowell named to Star of Hope board

ELLINWOOD - Skip Yowell has been named to the Star of Hope Board of Directors. Yowell joins other volunteer board members as they guide the organization in the pursuit of its mission.

January 21, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington City Council filings all incumbents for April elections

HOISINGTON - All of the individuals who have filed for election in April for the Hoisington City Council are incumbents. They are Mayor, Clayton Williamson; Ward One, Gerald Donovan; Ward Two, Mike Aylward; Ward Three, Dean Andereck; and Ward Four, Christina Smith.

January 21, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


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American Legion Post 180 Auxiliary May Day Celebration

The American Legion Post 180 Auxiliary will host a May Meet and Greet in recognition of their new Executive Board members from 4 to 7 p.m. on May 13, at 1011 Kansas Street. This is an opportunity to meet the new board members and receive information about the organization, accomplishments, activities and benefits offered to individuals and the community. Tea and cookies will to be provided. Current members and anyone that may want information about the organization, interested in making new friends or have questions are welcome.

May 10, 2015 | | Club News


FHSU business college ceremony recognizes award winners $285,000 in scholarships, assistantships pre

About $285,500 in financial assistance, scholarships and graduate fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year, were awarded at the annual scholarship award ceremony of Fort Hays State University's College of Business and Entrepreneurship on April 30.

May 10, 2015 | | Education


Kansas Board of Accountancy announces successful CPA examination candidate

The Kansas Board of Accountancy has announced that Austin Coyan, Great Bend, successfully passed the computerized examination in the January/February exam window.

May 10, 2015 | | Business


BBB issues warning involving asphalt paving scam

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is warning consumers to beware of paving companies that knock on your door, claiming to offer bargain prices.

May 10, 2015 | | Business


Three FHSU communication studies students win state communication awards

Three Fort Hays State University students were recognized at the Kansas Professional Communicators Conference and Awards Banquet on April 24, for their second-place finish in the public relations campaign competition.

May 10, 2015 | | Education


Shorebird Stumpers

Do you like puzzles? Have we got one for you!

May 10, 2015 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local News


Swan 50th

Jim and Diana (Derr) Swan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 7. A family reunion is planned for July in Great Bend with their children and grandchildren.

May 10, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Dr. Joey Linn, FHSU alum, named new vice president for student affairs

Dr. Joey Linn, who had been serving on an interim basis since last fall, was named today as the new vice president of the Division of Student Affairs at Fort Hays State University. The appointment takes effect immediately.

May 10, 2015 | | Business


Rous — Doze

Rous - Doze

May 10, 2015 | | Engagements


Wheat plot

This year's wheat crop has had to have nine lives in order to survive to this point. The stressors for this year's crop have been many including: winter-kill, drought, insects, various rusts, and mosaic diseases. The rains came late as well, leaving the wheat shorter than normal. Even though the wheat is short, and many issues have been against it, the wheat still has a chance in many places to make a decent harvest. The individual wheat varieties are responding in various ways to the different stressors that have been present this year. This is one major reason ...

May 10, 2015 | | Agriculture


Plan for a safe canning season

One ritual of spring is planting a garden. And for many home gardeners, this includes plans for preserving and canning the year's bounteous produce.

May 10, 2015 | | Local Life


Celebrate Bike to Work Week

Since May 11-15, is designated as "Bike to Work Week" it seems fitting that I share my passion for this fun activity in my column space today. Although research shows around 1 percent of adult Americans commute to work by bicycle, roughly 41 percent of work commutes are shorter than 5 miles. If I ride to work in the morning, home for lunch and home again at the end of the day I will log a total of 7 miles. Unless it is below 20 degrees or icy underfoot, you are likely to see me in my hi-vis green jacket ...

May 10, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


PSU releases list of spring 2015 graduates

More than 1,100 students are expected to participate in Pittsburg State University's spring commencement exercises on May 8 and 9, in the Garfield Weede physical education building on the PSU campus. Friday May 8, the College of Arts and Sciences will be held at 5:30 p.m. Kelce College of Business including College of Arts and Sciences departments of Art, Communication and History, Philosophy and Social Sciences at 8 p.m. Saturday May 9, commencement for the College of Education will be at 9:30 a.m. The College of Technology will be at 12 p.m.

May 10, 2015 | | Education


League of Women Voters meeting

League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.

May 10, 2015 | | Club News


Hoisington School Menu

Breakfast

May 10, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


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