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here is a stellar event occurring in Kansas right now that is visible and dramatic! One of the largest migratory birds is nesting in multiple sites in Kansas and surrounding states. The great blue heron is here! These four feet tall birds are gathered in rookeries where several families build nests in tall trees. They join forces to notify each other if bobcats, rat snakes, or raccoons come around looking for a meal in a tree. A landowner called me with a report of a rookery east of Great Bend. Here is a photo of one of those nests with ...

May 17, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Divide remains in Congress over Farm Bill, food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House and Senate Agriculture Committees laid the groundwork this week for reducing the size of the federal food stamp program, approving farm bills that would shrink food aid and alter the way people qualify for it.

May 17, 2013 | | Agriculture


Knoblich and Jamieson Recognized by ElderCare, Inc.

Julie Knoblich, Director of Human Resources, Barton Community College and Bernie Jamieson, accountant with Benefits Managements Inc. were recognized for serving six years on the Board of Directors of ElderCare, Inc. Knoblich served as Board chair and Jamieson served as Board Secretary–Treasurer. Janet Splitter, Executive Director of ElderCare, Inc. presented each with a plaque in appreciation of their leadership and counsel guiding the service to older adults. Current members of the Board include: Julie Knoblich, Bernie Jamieson, Barbara Shirk, Larry Collins, Richard VonFeldt, Terry Conard and Robin Fabricius.

May 17, 2013 | | Local News


Gang of Eight: Never Have So Few Told So Many Lies

For three more weeks, the Senate Judiciary Committee will debate the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, S. 744. During the 45 years I've studied Washington politics, including 25 years of editorializing on the dreary subject, I can say without hesitation that no more anti-American legislation has ever been introduced.

May 17, 2013 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


The Second Term Curse Crashes Down on Barack Obama

You might say that May 10, 2013 was when the "second term curse" officially struck President Barack Obama -- and that May 13 was when it flattened him. Obama's administration has been hit with a triple whammy blast from a massive political stun gun.

May 17, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Obama Scandals

May 17, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Longtime Royals broadcaster Fred White passes away at 76

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Longtime Kansas City Royals broadcaster Fred White died Wednesday of complications from cancer. He was 76.

May 16, 2013 | | AP Sports


Knicks force Game 6 with win over Pacers

NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks stay alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 on Thursday night.

May 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Hays beats Lady Panthers in regional play

HAYS - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team closed their season with a 5-0 loss against Hays in a opening-round game of a Class 5A regional tournament.

May 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Orb favored heading into Saturday’s Preakness

BALTIMORE - Growing up, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was just another horse who fit in with the crowd.

May 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Grizzlies rest after advancing

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Grizzlies are enjoying a day off after wrapping up the franchise's first berth in the Western Conference finals. Good thing, too, because they can use a little rest after all that hard work.

May 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Bradley shoots course record, leads at Nelson

IRVING, Texas - Keegan Bradley had no thoughts about a course record, or the possibility of a 59, after consecutive bogeys in the middle of his opening round at the Byron Nelson Championship.

May 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Dorothy D. Fox 1924 - 2013

LARNED - Dorothy D. Fox, 88, died May 16 at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born Oct. 12, 1924, in Muskegon, Mich., she was the daughter of Ernest W. Goldsmith. On Dec. 15, 1946, she married Walter Mac Fox in Wichita. A longtime area resident of Larned, she was a farmer's wife, a Rosie Riveter for Boeing during World War II and worked in the Dietary Department at Larned State Hospital.

May 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for May 17, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 16, 2013 | | On the Record


Leiker serves as superintendent at Larned Correctional Facility

LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility Advisory Council met for a quarterly meeting Tuesday. Minutes were reported by Kim Teegerstrom, administrative assistant.

May 16, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


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