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Bureaucratic incompetence

Sadly, bureaucracy is a time-honored tradition in the United States government, but perhaps no greater bureaucratic juggernaut exists today than the Veteran's Administration (VA) run by the Obama Administration.

April 03, 2013 | | Columnists


If you Enron-ize public schools, cheating is going to happen

The Ohio state auditor is investigating the practice of "scrubbing," or dropping students from attendance rolls so they don't count against test scores. The former El Paso superintendent is in prison for using truant officers to encourage at-risk students to drop out. Other testing scandals have popped up in Mobile, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis, and East St. Louis, Illinois. And everywhere USA Today looked in a 2011 investigation, they discovered statistically improbable aberrations in test scores, identifying 1,610 examples of anomalies that an Arizona State University professor compared to "a weight-loss clinic where you lose 100 ...

April 03, 2013 | | Columnists


Rhonda R. Klug, 1963-2013

GREAT BEND - Rhonda R. Klug, 49, died April 3, 2013 at her home in Great Bend.

April 03, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for April 4, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

April 03, 2013 | | On the Record


Teresa M. Kaiser 1925-2013

CLAFLIN – Teresa M. Kaiser, 87, died April 3, 2013 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.

April 03, 2013 | | Obituaries


John Gilbert Nolte

HUDSON - Services for John Gilbert Nolte, 78, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Peace Church north of Hudson.

April 03, 2013 | | Obituaries


Robert Lee Ballard 1929-2013

HOISINGTON - Robert Lee Ballard, 83, died March 30, 2013 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington.

April 03, 2013 | | Obituaries


Larned State Hospital employees to protest working conditions

By DaVe Ranney

April 03, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Expo winner

April 03, 2013 | | Business


Bulls hold off Wizards, 90-86

WASHINGTON - John Wall had 27 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Emeka Okafor scored the go-ahead dunk in the final minute and the Washington Wizards won their eighth straight home game Tuesday night, beating the temperamental Chicago Bulls 90-86.

April 02, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Nearly all Chiefs players report for offseason workout

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith and Derrick Johnson said it felt like the first day of school.

April 02, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Wichita State evens field against Final Four rivals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The entire basketball program at Wichita State runs on what Louisville coach Rick Pitino makes in a single year, with money left over to purchase plenty of trophy cases for Final Four hardware.

April 02, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


David Juergensen 1950-2013

David Juergensen, 62, died April 2, 2013 at home in Great Bend. He was born April 12, 1950 at Great Bend, the son of Emil and Alverta (Steinert) Juergensen.

April 02, 2013 | | Obituaries


John Gilbert Nolte 1934-2013

HUDSON - John Gilbert Nolte, 78, died March 26, 2013 at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. He was born Oct. 21, 1934 at Stafford County, the son of John Louis and Elizabeth (Ukens) Nolte.

April 02, 2013 | | Obituaries


Larned native Keady among selections for 2013 College Basketball Hall of Fame class

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Longtime coaches Gene Keady and Rollie Massimino, and former U.S. congressman Tom McMillen, headline the 2013 class that will be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

April 02, 2013 | | NCAA Tournament


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Stukey 45th

Morris and Joyce Stukey will celebrate their 45th anniversary on June 20 with a card shower.

June 21, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Summertime moth brigade

It seems like only yesterday when I raced my buddies down the red-carpeted ramp of the Pix Theater in Hoxie trying to nail down those good seats. You know the ones I'm talking about – those in the front row where tennis shoes could be heard latching into congealed soda from the earlier matinee.

June 21, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


The Price of Change

Advancements in technology have arguably caused life to move at a much faster pace than it did even a decade ago. The speed at which change takes place today is phenomenal. While these advancements have brought about marvelous positive changes and benefits, they can inadvertently have equally dramatic and damaging negative effects.

June 21, 2015 | Steve Nelson, NRCS Soil Conservation Technician | Agriculture


Rayna Karst named to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s List at Emporia State University

Rayna Karst, an Emporia State University English major from Rush Center has been named to the dean's list for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Nearly 500 students were named to dean's lists for the spring 2015 semester.

June 21, 2015 | | Education


HCC lists honor roll students

Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Spring 2015 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session. 1,330 students have been honored with selection to the two honor roll listings, with 721 achieving the President's Honor Roll with a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

June 21, 2015 | | Education


Latham accepts NSCS membership

Taylor Ann Latham of Great Bend has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for her commitment to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. Taylor recently completed her freshman year on the Dean's Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA at Kansas State University. She was elected as Vice President of College Republicans for her sophomore year and attended C-PAC in Washington, D.C. this spring. She is also organizing her second ...

June 21, 2015 | | Education


States compete among top energy producing nations

WASHINGTON ─ Many individual states now rival the world's major energy producing countries, according to a ranking published today by API.

June 20, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Early deficit too much to overcome vs. Boston

KANSAS CITY- Rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez bounced back from a horrific start against Toronto and gave up just one run over 6 1/3 innings to lead Boston to a 7-3 win over the Royals on Friday night at sold-out (38,190) Kauffman Stadium.

June 20, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Chiefs go 1-1 against Hutch

The Great Bend Chiefs split a Friday night doubleheader with Hutchinson at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Great Bend fell in the opening game of the series by a score of 9-8. The Chiefs regrouped and delivered a 13-3 routing of the visitors in game two for the 1-1 split. Friday's second game was called in the fourth by virtue of the mercy rule. At 9-8 on the season Great Bend will face Buhler to start a five-game road swing on Tuesday, June 23. The doubleheader will begin at 4 p.m. The Chiefs return to the Great Bend ...

June 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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