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Five Years Later, Obama Again Blames Bush

Anyone who has even bothered to read my columns over the last decade-plus knows I was never a huge fan of George W. Bush. I have always believed that the 43rd president was a decent man who tried to do the right thing but often failed, either because of bad advice or flawed ideology - or both. That said, Barack Obama has carried Bush bashing to a level that should astound all but the most hardened and cynical political observer.

August 11, 2013 | Doug Patton | Columnists


Volunteers in Action

Volunteers in Action is excited to bring a free professional training opportunity to Great Bend on Aug. 20th. The Kansas Volunteer Commission is one of our funders and has commissioned this training to be created especially for Kansas by Susan Ellis, Energize Inc, a nationally recognized leader in the area of volunteerism. The training will be from 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. in room F30 at the Fine Arts Building on the Barton Community College campus and is open to anyone that is interested. The trainers from the Kansas Volunteer Commission will be discussing innovative ways to utilize volunteers ...

August 11, 2013 | | Local Life


Betwixt and Between

Ownership changes at The Washington Post and Boston Globe have many people speculating anew about the future of newspapers. But whatever happens to these great publications probably won't mean much to you, me, or the paper that carries this column.

August 11, 2013 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Afghanistan Same as it Ever Was

August 11, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


New Wheat Varieties on the Horizon

New, prospective, wheat varieties were discussed at the Kansas Seed Industry Conference last week as farmers prepare to begin planting. The annual meeting allowed industry leaders to determine the availability of certified seed and discuss the varieties producers anticipate using in the future.

August 11, 2013 | | Agriculture


Volunteer Not Wanted

First, let's take a quick look at the area's drought status. Please remember, this is only through August 6 and doesn't include rain after that. Believe it or not none of the area moved totally out of drought status, however, only the SE quarter is rated as severe drought. No part of Barton is any longer in the extreme category. The rest of the county, except, the NE corner is rated as moderate drought. The NE corner is now simply considered abnormally dry. With the added rains since the 6th and the relatively moderate temperatures, further easing ...

August 11, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


U.S. relations suffer

Dear Editor:

August 11, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Food safety

The issue of safe, healthy food is in the news once again. While the majority of this nation's food is healthy and safe to eat, food remains deeply entrenched in family values.

August 11, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Golden Belt Run for Life is Sept. 28

The Suicide Prevention Task Force of the Central Kansas Partnership is holding the "Golden Belt Run for Life" with a family and friends survivors' ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Barton Community College. September is Suicide Prevention month and the local coalition wanted to promote Suicide Prevention in our community and hold an event that would help provide for needed community education.

August 11, 2013 | | Local News


Senior Activities

Tuesday

August 11, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

August 11, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Cruz shines as Giants beat Steelers

PITTSBURGH - Victor Cruz strolled into the end zone and thought for a moment about putting on his salsa dancing shoes. Two unenthusiastic steps later, he chucked the idea.

August 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Hoisington Municipal court

Clayton W. Adams, seat belts required, fine $10

August 11, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Pujols to sue after PED accusation

Albert Pujols says he's taking legal action against Jack Clark after the former St. Louis Cardinals star accused him of taking performance-enhancing drugs.

August 10, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Red Sox romp past Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jacoby Ellsbury matched a career high with four hits and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

August 10, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Hickel — Klaus

Curtis Hickel of Great Bend and Robin Hickel of Claflin announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurel Hickel, to Austin Klaus, son of Brad and ...

August 16, 2015 | | Engagements


Kaiser 25th

Kathy and Steve Kaiser of Great Bend will celebrate their 25th anniversary on the beach in Aruba.

August 16, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Barnes 50th

Tom and Linda Barnes will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 21, with a card shower. The couple will celebrate in September with a gathering ...

August 16, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Hoisington — Orth

Matt and Mary Hoisington of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Hoisington of Hays, to Miles Orth of Hays, son of Mark ...

August 16, 2015 | | Engagements


Elmer Maier 90th

Elmer Maier of Russell will celebrate his 90th birthday with a Come and Go reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Aug ...

August 16, 2015 | | Birthdays


Skinner —

Melanie Weiser and Aaron Skinner were united in marriage on June 27, at Amelia Island, Fla. in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev ...

August 16, 2015 | | Weddings


LaMunyon — Suchy

Amy Heath and Mary Arnett, mother and grandmother of Brandi Lea LaMunyon announce her engagement to John Matthew Suchy, son of John and Lisa Suchy ...

August 16, 2015 | | Engagements


Chegwidden 50th

Dennis and Dorothy Chegwidden of Lewisville, Texas, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 29, with their family.

August 16, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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