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Barton debate team fares well at large tournament

The Barton Community College debate team members landed several top spots against stout competition on Dec. 1, when they traveled to Webster University in St. Louis, Mo., to compete in the 26th Annual Webster Classic. Featuring competitors from 11 universities, the tournament proved to be a difficult hurdle in the Cougars' season.

December 05, 2012 | | Local News


Michael Ross Prather 1926 - 2012

GUYMON, Okla. - Michael Ross Prather, 86, of Guymon, Okla. passed away Dec. 3, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon, Okla.

December 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ivan E. Worthen

OTIS - Ivan E. Worthen, 91, died Dec. 5, 2012 at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.

December 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lucille Batman 1926-2012

GREAT BEND – Lucille Batman, 86, died Dec. 4, 2012 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.

December 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


That smells like romance

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

December 05, 2012 | | Columnists


Fiscal Bomber

December 05, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Christmas Tree Shopping with Dad

It was one of my favorite rituals every year.

December 05, 2012 | | Columnists


Healthy Holiday Habits

The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's are the most difficult weeks of the year to maintain your weight and stick with a healthy diet. Many people take a holiday from healthy eating or put off nutrition concerns or efforts until after the holiday season. However, we all know how long those New Year's resolutions last! Prevention is much easier than trying to diet or exercise away those extra pounds.

December 05, 2012 | | Lifestyle


Four GBMS wrestlers go undefeated in matches

SALINA - Competing in the Salina Lakewood duals on Saturday, the Great Bend Middle School wrestling team won two of three matches.

December 04, 2012 | | Local Sports


Lions put WRs Young, Broyles on injured reserve

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions put wide receivers Titus Young and Ryan Broyles on injured reserve Tuesday.

December 04, 2012 | | AP Sports


‘Senor Sack’ enshrined in College Hall of Fame

NEW YORK - Gabe Rivera was maybe the greatest defensive lineman to play at Texas Tech.

December 04, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Bielema named as head coach at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas, leaving Wisconsin after seven seasons.

December 04, 2012 | | AP Sports


Belcher told cops he was waiting for ‘girlfriend’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher told officers who found him sleeping in his car outside an apartment complex hours before he committed a murder-suicide that he was there to visit a woman he described as his "girlfriend," but that she wasn't home.

December 04, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


OTR for Dec. 5, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

December 04, 2012 | | On the Record


Marlin Ray Hughes 1961-2012

HOISINGTON - Marlin Ray Hughes, 51, died Dec. 3, 2012 in Barton County as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born March 14, 1961 at Norton, the son of Howard and Marian (Bennett) Hughes. He married Alicia Day Rodriguez May 1, 2010 at Ulysses. He was a train engineer for Watco Inc. Marlin was a Great Bend and Hoisington resident since 1983. He served in the United States Army.

December 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Check It Out!

There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.

January 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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