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Dear Editor,

December 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


A gift of warmth

December 24, 2015 | | Local News


Do You See What I See?

What is it about Christmas that stirs hope in the hearts of even the most cynical?

December 24, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Merriment, Generosity Define Christmas

"I don't know why so many people get so bent out of shape at this time every year. I thought we were supposed to be merry."

December 24, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Top story

December 24, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


​GBMS students go Above and Beyond

Great Bend Middle School announces the November through December Above and Beyond Winners. All of these students were nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming good citizens of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school administrators.

December 23, 2015 | | Education


Great Bend Regional Hospital SANE Program featured by Kansas Coalition

Deb Higgins has been helping patients at Great Bend Regional Hospital for many years. But recently, her efforts were highlighted statewide by the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. Deb Higgins has been the hospital's sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) since the program launched in 2011, and has examined a growing number of victims each year.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


GBHH&H chaplain earns certificate

Larry Schumacher had viewed his role during grief support sessions as the facilitator – someone to start the conversation and keep it going.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


Holiday Cookie Contest raises more than $350 for County Food Bank

Icy weather hampered involvement in the 7th Annual Great Bend Holiday Cookie Contest, held Nov. 28. Still, the annual sweet-treat contest went on as scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Small Business Saturday in downtown Great Bend. Rosewood Furniture Gallery supplied participants with decorative boxes, a list of cookie contest businesses and a voting bracelet.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Dec. 23, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

December 23, 2015 | | On the Record


Letters to Santa: Sports edition

Dear Santa, You probably remember that I wrote to you last year and asked for a return to the World Series for our KC Royals. Boy, did you and Rudolph deliver! I will never doubt you again! Yes Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus! A World Series Championship over those snobbish easterners from New York. Am I being too selfish to ask for a repeat this next year? Three straight appearances in the World Series would be sweet even WITHOUT Johnny Cueto!

December 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Special tax bill includes extended help for charities

On Dec. 18, Congress passed the PATH Act, which renews and makes permanent the Charitable IRA provision of 2006, making it easier for Americans to give to causes they care about. This provision has the power to help local charities strengthen their communities by allowing individuals to roll over up to $100,000 annually from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to charity without being federally taxed.

December 23, 2015 | | Business


BBB tips can help you avoid gift return hassles

Nobody enjoys taking items back and doing so, at times, after the holidays can be especially burdensome. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa has tips to reduce gift return distress.

December 23, 2015 | | Business


Letters To Santa

DEAR SANTA...........You probably remember that I wrote to you last year and asked for a return to the World Series for our KC Royals. Boy, did you and Rudolph deliver! I will never doubt you again! Yes Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus! A World Series Championship over those snobbish easterners from New York. Am I being too selfish to ask for a repeat this next year? Three straight appearances in the World Series would be sweet even WITHOUT Johnny Cueto!

December 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


2016 tax season opens Jan. 19 for nation’s taxpayers

Following a review of the tax extenders legislation signed into law last week, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that the nation's tax season will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

December 23, 2015 | | Business


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Barton drops second straight in Jayhawk play

For the first time this season the Barton men's basketball lost back-to-back games. Courtesy a home loss Wednesday night to Colby the Cougars have ...

January 22, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton split wrestling duals

Being a first year program, the Barton wrestling team is looking for progress. The Cougars showed that for sure Tuesday night at the Barton Gym.

January 22, 2016 | | Community College


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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