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Even on the hottest nights of the summer, my father knew how to make our house ice cold.

July 19, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Guns Get Off Again

Saturday's verdict in the George Zimmerman trial has sparked national outrage, and rightfully so. And yet, with much of the focus on race, there is an accomplice to Trayvon Martin's death that has, to a surprising degree, escaped scrutiny and a seat in the dock- guns, and our lenient, permissive approach to them. The fact that it's a repeat offender makes matters even worse.

July 19, 2013 | Michael Stafford | Columnists

Twinkies are back

July 19, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons



July 18, 2013 | | AP Sports

Saban waves off Bear comparisons, along with three-peat talk

HOOVER, Ala. - Nick Saban is as hard to distract as he is to beat.

July 18, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Royals place Getz, Herrera on taxi squad, to recall them

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals placed infielder Chris Getz and reliever Kelvin Herrera on the taxi squad Thursday in anticipation of recalling them today, and optioned infielder Johnny Giavotella and reliever Everett Teaford to Triple-A Omaha.

July 18, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Cats picked sixth in preseason Big 12 football

MANHATTAN - A day after placing a league-high five players on the preseason All-Big 12 Conference team, Kansas State was picked to finish sixth in the 2013 Big 12 football race by media representatives who cover the league, the conference office announced Thursday.

July 18, 2013 | | College/Professional

High Five: KSU has most preseason selections in Big 12

MANHATTAN - Kansas State placed a Big 12 Conference-high five football players on the 2013 Preseason All-Big 12 team as voted on by media representatives who cover the league, the conference office announced Wednesday.

July 18, 2013 | | College/Professional

Tigers looking to heat up, open tonight against KC

DETROIT - Justin Verlander spent all sorts of time over the last couple months trying to figure out what was wrong and why he was no longer dominating hitters with his terrific fastball.

July 18, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

New Generation Singers to perform at 1st UMC

The First United Methodist Church of Great Bend will play host to The New Generation Singers on their way to the northern states of South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska, as well as Alberta and British Columbia in Canada.

July 18, 2013 | | Religion

Shoppers will set the prices at church rummage sale

The Women's Fellowship of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2400 21st St., is having a "priceless" rummage sale, Saturday, July 20 from 7:30-11:30 am. The sale will be set up the same way in the church as in other years; the difference is the items are not marked. Payment is by donation that is determined by the shopper.

July 18, 2013 | | Religion

Local VBS programs

First Southern Baptist Church, 3301 19th St., offers a vacation Bible school with a roller coaster theme. Children from 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to attend "Colossal Coaster World" from 6-8:30 p.m. starting Sunday, July 21, and continuing through Friday, July 26.

July 18, 2013 | | Religion

Stephen Wesley Bell 1951 - 2013

TOPEKA - Stephen Wesley Bell, 62, died July 16 at Midland Hospice. Born Jan. 5, 1951, in Great Bend, he was the son of Elmer "Pete" and Bernice (Harding) Bell. He attended Great Bend High School and Fort Hays State University, graduating in 1973 with a degree in English.

July 18, 2013 | | Obituaries

Fidelis "Dale" Degenhardt 1929 - 2013

HAYS - Fidelis "Dale" Degenhardt, 84, died July 16 at the Golden Living Home in Wilson. Born July 1, 1929, in Pfeifer, he was the son of John and Emma (Basgall) Degenhardt. On Sept. 22, 1947, he married Edna Cantwell in Pfeifer. He was the service manager for Hartman Oil for many years.

July 18, 2013 | | Obituaries

Issuing A Challenge: GBHS class of '57 donates to BCC Auditorium renovation

Members of the Great Bend High School Class of 1957 recently sponsored two seats for $125 each as part of the Take a Seat campaign to renovate the Fine Arts Auditorium. They are challenging other classes to follow their example.

July 18, 2013 | | News

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November 17, 2015 | | Prep Sports

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November 17, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Poverty From a Different Point of View

Today, more Americans than ever receive some sort of government assistance, much of which can genuinely be described as "handouts." Welfare-to-work standards, a bipartisan gem ...

November 17, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Starbucks Cups and the Internet Idiocracy

Isn't it nice to know that even in a time of international crisis - ISIS, Syria, Putin - some Americans still make time to freak out ...

November 17, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Barton women's cross country continues climb up national ladder with 11th place finish, Mato dethron

The rise continues for the Barton Community College women's cross country team as the Lady Cougars improved sixteen spots from last season finishing 11th ...

November 17, 2015 | | Community College

Laari joins four others in school history, leads Barton men’s cross country team to 17th national fi

The Barton Community College men's cross country team placed in the national Top 20 for the second year in a row finishing 17th Saturday ...

November 17, 2015 | | Community College

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November 17, 2015 | | Community College

Barton roll to easy wins at Brown Mackie Classic

Perhaps it was just the weekend the Barton men's basketball team needed. A pair of easy wins to run its winning streak to four ...

November 17, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Barton women sweep games at Hutchinson Classic

If close-game experience early in the season pays off down the stretch the Barton women's basketball should be good in tight games late in ...

November 17, 2015 | | Community College

Barton volleyball looking for new coach after Shoemaker resignation

Barton volleyball coach Phil Shoemaker submitted his resignation last week – putting the Cougars in the market for a new volleyball coach. A search has already ...

November 17, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Farmers Mutual Insurance Company/Jensen & Associates Insurance Agency, 16 N Main Street, in Ellinwood ...

November 17, 2015 | | Local News

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