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NBA commissioner Stern to retire in 2014

NEW YORK - David Stern spent nearly 30 years growing the NBA, turning a league that couldn't even get its championship series on live prime-time TV into a projected $5 billion a year industry.

October 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


OTR for Oct. 26, 2012

Great Bend Police

October 25, 2012 | | On the Record


​BCC to host workshop for health-care professionals

Helping others cope with grief and loss is something many health-care professionals encounter frequently. Barton Community College is offering a Continuing Education Workshop to better prepare professionals for these difficult moments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Fine Arts Seminar Room, F-30 on the Barton campus.

October 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Enroll now for Wetlands ‘Native American Tales’

Children can step back in time to when Native Americans hunted Cheyenne Bottoms, and investigate what the natives would have found in the marsh 200 years ago, at the program "Native Indian Tales," from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.

October 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Barton Dance Team to host Cougar Dance Day

Aspiring young dancers in the area are encouraged to hone their skills and perform during a Barton women's basketball game as Barton Community College's Dance Team hosts "Cougar Dance Day," from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Kirkman Activity Center. Registration will begin at 9:45 a.m.

October 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Cards advance with win

HAYS - There was no question who would advance to the Class 3A playoffs, or who would be the Mid-Central Activities Association champion on Thursday night at Lewis Field Stadium.

October 25, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Cowboy Church moving to Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - Cowboy Church is moving from the home of Healing Hearts Ranch Director Scott Stinemetz to Calvary Baptist Church, 307 West A, in Ellinwood, starting Nov. 7. Services will be every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

October 25, 2012 | | Religion


Tuberville Time at Texas Tech: Red Raiders seeking to knock off Kansas State

LUBBOCK, Texas - Tommy Tuberville arrived at Texas Tech feeling certain he could take the Red Raiders to college football's elite.

October 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Upcoming events

• Judgement House, a walk-through drama, will be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Great Bend Church of the Nazarene. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday and 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday

October 25, 2012 | | Religion


Bucs romp past Vikes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Traveling to Minnesota to play on Thursday night was supposed to be tough for Tampa Bay.

October 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Small ball helps Giants to 2-0 series lead

SAN FRANCISCO - A Giant dose of small ball, and suddenly San Francisco finds itself in a most unique position - way ahead in a postseason series.

October 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Sings Concert to feature Cooley Family, 4-Told

Haskell and JoLee Cooley are among the singers scheduled to appear during the eighth annual Fall Gospel Sings Concert, Nov. 2-3 at Barton Community College's Fine Arts Auditorium. The public is invited to come to any of the free programs going on from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, and 1-9 p.m. Sunday.

October 25, 2012 | | Religion


Great Bend churches offer two days of Halloween treats

Great Bend churches are offering their own versions of Halloween fun this Saturday and on Oct. 31:

October 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Jay Louis Kimball 1939 - 2012

Jay Louis Kimball, 73, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. He lived a full life despite the health difficulties of the past few years. He was born in the small town of Larned, Kan., on Jan. 20, 1939.

October 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Keith David Hammeke 1941 - 2012

ELLINWOOD - Keith David Hammeke, 71, died Oct. 24 at Ellinwood District Hospital. He was born July 23, 1941, at Ellinwood, the son of David Fredrick and Frances Sprinker Hammeke. He graduated from Ellinwood High School in 1959, and attended Fort Hays State University. He married Angie Biermann on Aug. 8, 1970, at Colwich. A lifetime Ellinwood resident, he was a farmer.

October 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Trade already

With the advent of 2015, there's hope the Obama administration will follow through on its ambitious trade agenda. Leaders on both sides of the Atlantic agree a more open trade partnership makes sense.

January 18, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


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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