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CLAY CENTER - My last name has German roots and I have been told in Germany "Decker" is common as Miller or Smith in the United States. And my mother's maiden name is Broman, which has roots in Finland and Switzerland. I believe my family immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island sometime in the early 1900s. Immigration statistics began in 1820, in that year 8,385 people started a new life in America. Then in 2012, 192 years later, 1,031,631 people were granted permanent residence in the U.S.
President Obama laid out his personal standard for approving the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline in his global warming speech at Georgetown University on June 25, 2013. If the project increases global warming, he'll veto it. Based on that standard, he should now approve the project - immediately.
Board Member, Steven Little and Superintendent Bill Lowry of USD 431 – Hoisington have been honored by the Kansas Association of School Boards for participation in training programs.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Cleanthony Early scored 19 points and Tekele Cotton added 14 as No. 4 Wichita State remained unbeaten with a 65-58 victory at Indiana State on Wednesday night.
DODGE CITY - Free throws guaranteed the Barton Community College men's basketball team would hold on to beat Dodge City on Wednesday night.
DODGE CITY - The Barton Community College women's basketball team dodged a bullet in Dodge City on Wednesday night.
In conjunction with the Saturday's home basketball games, Barton Community College will have a special dedication ceremony recognizing the Larry Schugart family's contribution to Barton Athletics.
SEATTLE - Hundreds of thousands of notoriously loud Seahawks fans cranked up the volume Wednesday, cheering, chanting and going berserk during a parade and ceremony to celebrate the first Super Bowl victory in the history of the franchise.
The Barton Community College Athletic Department will induct L.T. and Sheila Fleske, Hyleas Fountain, Leevan Sands and Susan Sundahl-Ryan to its Sports Hall of Fame this Saturday.
LARNED - Rosalee Roth, 81, passed away Feb. 3, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Up N Rollin Skate Center at 2805 9th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Jim Vopat and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa warns consumers, searching for jobs that they can do from home, to be aware of offers that sound too good to be true.
It's not the usual comedic fair selected for a high school theater performance, but Dan Heath thinks "Reviving Ophelia" is an important story that needs to be heard.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for the spring shipment of Bithell Berries from Boring, Ore. The 14 pound boxes of fresh fruit are flash frozen so to better divide them upon arrival. Available now are Marion blackberries, red raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries sliced with sugar, strawberries whole, loganberries, pie cherries, sweet cherries, peaches, apricots, apples and rhubarb. Also available are frozen jams of various flavors and puree. Orders must be in by Friday and will arrive late March/early April. For additional information call 620-791-7314.
It says here that Jeb Bush has the best shot at the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, while Hillary Clinton might not be the Democrats' candidate - and if she is, she's no sure thing.
"The Glass Menagerie" opens tonight at Sterling College
God bless America, and how's everybody?
WICHITA - Kevin Thompson, 56, died Feb. 22, 2014. He was employed by Hawker/Beechcraft as a Tool and Dye Maker for over 25 years.
Orval E. Weeks, 86, died Feb. 26, 2014 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
RIP, "mid-major." It was a good run.
CLASS 4A DIVISION I
An Abilene woman suspected of conspiracy to commit first degree murder was apprehended Tuesday in Stafford County, and was held for a time at the Barton County Jail.
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The Great Bend Public Library has been selected as a "Hometown Teams" partner site and will receive a grant of up to $1,500 to tell its local story of sports and community. GBPL will join 17 museums, historical societies, libraries, and community organizations across the state in researching and documenting local sports stories as part of the Kansas Humanities Council's "Hometown Teams" initiative.