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Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 04, 2015 | | On the Record


Great Bend accounting firm adds new senior staff accountant

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the addition of Bridget E. Jones, CPA, QuickBooks ProAdvisor to its professional staff.

February 04, 2015 | | Business


GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets available

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon is scheduled at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, at StoneRidge Country Club. The Class of 2014 inductees include Aerospace Engineer and 1963 graduate of GBHS, George Nossaman, and Great Bend's long-time "Voice of the Panthers", Randy Goering. Tickets are $15. To purchase a ticket for the luncheon, sponsor a table at the luncheon, or to make a donation to the Hall of Fame, contact the Activities Office at 620-793-1560.

February 04, 2015 | | Local News


Winter royalty

February 04, 2015 | | Local News


Where tax returns intersect with health insurance

Those without health insurance in 2014 might want to file their income tax returns early to realize the financial implications of continuing to be uninsured.

February 04, 2015 | | Business


Essmiller — Kemmerer

Scott and Shawna Essmiller of Hutchinson announce the engagement of their daughter Julianne Sondra Essmiller to Chris Allen Kemmerer, son of Curt and Mary Parry of Narka and James and Kelley Kemmerer of Concordia.

February 04, 2015 | | Engagements


Dust Bowl series proving to be a hit

The Dust Bowl era series, "It blew So Hard" will have the second meeting from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 8, at the Kinsley Library. Ninety-four people from Central and Western Kansas attended the first meeting in January.

February 04, 2015 | | Local News


Taxpayer ID theft is in season

Now that tax season is here, scammers are feverishly trying to beat you to the draw. Filing your federal income tax may be a chore you delay as long as you can, especially if you owe taxes. If so, you are playing right into the hands of ID thieves who seek tax refunds in your name. Each year the IRS informs many taxpayers that someone has already filed a return using their stolen identity. That's why your Better Business Bureau warns that it is vital for you to file your taxes quickly – to beat the scammers.

February 04, 2015 | | Business


The Failed 'Yemen Model'

Last September President Obama cited his drone program in Yemen as a successful model of US anti-terrorism strategy. He said that he would employ the Yemen model in his effort to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

February 04, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Affluence Apartheid in America

And now for a few choice words concerning my recent demotion to the status of second-class citizen. The amazing thing is how quickly my metamorphosis into Cockroachlandia occurred. One minute, I'm walking around like an ordinary human; the next minute, I'm an insect, an unwanted stiff, a bum, a vagabond, a jamoke. About as popular as feet in a punchbowl.

February 04, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Shrinking Middle Class Income

February 04, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Munching on Leftovers

Munching on leftovers from the Super Bowl Party. Which camp are you in, the one with the NBC television announcers that basically called Seattle head coach Pete Carroll a Boob for throwing that pass at the end of the game instead of running for it or are you in the camp that says, "Hey, you called him a genius for basically calling the same play at the end of the first half and gaining a much-needed touchdown?" Games are not won or lost on one play. If you don't believe that, just ask Green Bay fans!

February 04, 2015 | | Sports


Indoor track season reaches midway point

This past weekend marked the halfway point of the indoor season for the Barton Community College women's track team. The Cougars traveled to Lubbock, Texas for the Masked Rider Invitational on the campus of Texas Tech University.

February 04, 2015 | | Community College


Barton indoor track battles at Texas Tech Masked Rider Open

The Indoor track season continues to produce NJCAA qualifiers for the Barton Community College men's track team with another dozen earning a spot this past weekend at the Masked Rider Open on the campus of Texas Tech University.

February 04, 2015 | | Community College


GBHS JV grapplers do well at Larned

"The Great Bend High School junior varsity wrestlers went to Larned this past weekend and wrestled well," coach Jeremy Foster said. They had nine placers with three first place finishers.

February 04, 2015 | | Local Sports


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Crisis in education

Dear Editor,

February 19, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Awaiting Our Next George Washington

"Boy, here's something we could use more of today: unity among the American people. Americans are so divided."

February 19, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Boehner, Netanyahu Helping Iran

What would it look like if politics stopped at the water's edge? It wouldn't look like the mess that John Boehner created by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a session of Congress on March 3. By allowing Netanyahu to stage what is effectively a campaign event in the U.S. Capitol, congressional Republicans have not only damaged our relations with Israel but threatened our diplomatic negotiations with Iran.

February 19, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


THE FINAL TURN

They are coming out of the final turn in high school and college basketball. The stretch run is on for Sub-State and NCAA seedings. With Kansas losing at West Virginia, there might be a race once again in the Big 12 though one has to like the Jayhawks' chances.

February 19, 2015 | | Sports


Local Like Lemmings

February 19, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Brother and sister donate father’s memorial to Almost Home

Two local siblings wanted to donate their dad's memorial fund to a place that would do the most good for families trying to do the best for their terminally ill loved ones. They found such a place at Almost Home Inc., 1919 Van Buren.

February 19, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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