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Sequester Cuts: Not In My Backyard!

Back in the winter, Republicans were perfectly happy to let the sequester happen. They hewed to their math-challenged belief that Washington could slash the budget deficit by taking an axe to entitlement programs, preserving or hiking defense spending, lowering tax rates, and foregoing any new revenue. And if the Obama administration refused to go that route, Republicans were fine to let the sequester kick in on March 1 - as mandated by the 2011 deal between the parties.

April 12, 2013 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Historic bridge on commission agenda

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the possible replacement of an historic stone bridge near Claflin, a National Public Safety Telecommunications Week proclamation, an emergency vehicle designation for Dove Chevrolet Buick Cadillac and new doors for the Health Department.

April 12, 2013 | | Local News


Six Pack dominate opposition, go 65-2

Ellinwood's Six Pack 12-1 silver volleyball team, coached by Katherine Mountain, is ranked No. 1 for the Heart of America Volleyball Club.

April 11, 2013 | | Local Sports


Lyons Assembly of God sponsoring dinner theater

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April 11, 2013 | | Religion


Rev. David Patterson coming to Faith Community Church

Faith Community Church of Great Bend is holding weekend meetings with the Rev. David Patterson of Denton, Texas. He will be speaking at the Men's Fellowship Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Faith Community Family Center and in the Sunday Worship service, at 10:30 a.m. on April 21.

April 11, 2013 | | Religion


Fair Trade

The First Congregational United Church of Christ has Fair Trade items at The Gallery, 2021 Forest Ave., Great Bend. For over 10 years the church has brought Fair Trade products to church bazaars, Christmas sales and for sale at the church. Supporting Fair Trade is helping people through the purchase of quality items by connecting the artisan to the public in a more direct manner.

April 11, 2013 | | Religion


National Day of Prayer choir practices announced

Surrendered Family Ministries will host an area-wide event for the 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer observance on Thursday, May 2. All are invited to participate in the area-wide choir that will take part in the event that will be held at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater in downtown Great Bend.

April 11, 2013 | | Religion


Roberts issues statement on Medal of Honor for Kansan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts attended the ceremony at the White House on Thursday to award the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award for bravery, to Father Emil Kapaun, a Kansas priest who served in the Korean war and who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Following the ceremony, Roberts issued this statement:

April 11, 2013 | | Religion


Center for Spirituality offers bird-lovers outing

The Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., is taking registrations for a Bird-lovers Outing that will take place Saturday, April 27.

April 11, 2013 | | Religion


Church briefs

Catholic Social Service Wine Tasting Apr. 26

April 11, 2013 | | Religion


Walter Frank Eilts 1939 - 2013

CHERRYVALE - Walter Frank Eilts, 74, Cherryvale, died on April 8. Born in Rush County on March 14, 1939, he was the son of Edward and Anna Eilts. In 1957 he graduated from Great Bend High School. He attended Salt City Business College. On Aug. 4, 1961, he married Phyllis Chapham.

April 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


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April 11, 2013 | | On the Record


Lilbourn Duane Karst 1935 - 2013

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Lilbourn Duane Karst, 76, of Phoenix Ariz., passed away on Sunday, April 7, after a long illness with pulmonary fibrosis. He was a loving spouse, respected business owner, proud father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was born in Hoisington on October 27th, 1935, proceeded in death by his father and mother, Constantine Karst and Elsie Irene Eurich.

April 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


Former NFL receiver Hurd pleads guilty to drug charges

DALLAS - Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to buy cocaine and marijuana to set up a drug-distribution network, leaving a once-promising career in tatters as he faces a prison sentence of at least 10 years.

April 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Looking like pro, 14-year-old opens with 73 at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Guan Tianlang put off his homework for a few hours, grabbed the snack his mom had made and went out to play with his friends.

April 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Alfred “Al” Steinert 90th

Alfred "Al" Steinert will celebrate his 90th birthday on June 20, with a card shower.

June 21, 2015 | | Birthdays


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

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