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Lawyer: ‘Fix was in’ when Winston cleared to play

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The lawyer for Jameis Winston's accuser says "the fix was in" when Florida State cleared the star quarterback of violating the school's code of conduct.

December 23, 2014 | | AP Sports


Ducks’ Mariota is named AP player of year

The only thing left for Marcus Mariota to win at Oregon is the national championship.

December 23, 2014 | | AP Sports


​Touched by Cancer group adjusts meeting schedule

The Touched by Cancer Support Group announced a new meeting schedule for January through March. All meetings are scheduled for 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Meeting dates and Jan. 6 and 20, Feb. 3 and 17, and March 3 and 17, all at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St.

December 23, 2014 | | Club News


Local donations finance high-tech vision screener at Sunflower’s Early Ed Center

When Cathy Estes presented information about the need for a new vision-screening device to the Great Bend Noon Lions Club, she was hoping her audience would come through for children with sight problems.

December 23, 2014 | | Local News


Barton County Historical Society closed for holidays

The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village is closed for the remainder of the year. It will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 6, when it will resume regular hours. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. It is located at 85 South U.S. 281, just south of the Arkansas River in Great Bend.

December 23, 2014 | | Local News


Support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

December 23, 2014 | | On the Record


Rosemary (Feigenspan) Janssen 1928 - 2014

BUSHTON - Rosemary (Feigenspan) Janssen, 86, died Dec. 22 at her home in Bushton. Born April 9, 1928, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Thomas and Opal E. (Fair) Keegan. Living most her life in the Bushton area, she was a homemaker.

December 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Richard Glenn DeBolt 1954 - 2014

LARNED - Richard Glenn DeBolt, 60, died Dec. 22 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. He was born July 14, 1954, at Chanute, to Charles Robert and Joyce D. (Ross) DeBolt. A Larned resident, he was a security guard at Larned State Hospital.

December 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Influenza on the rise in Kansas

TOPEKA – Influenza activity has increased substantially in Kansas, and health officials are encouraging everyone six months of age and older to get vaccinated, if they have not already done so this season.

December 23, 2014 | | News


​City to honor Chief Akings

The City of Great Bend will hold a retirement reception in honor of retiring Police Chief Dean Akings. The come-and-go reception will be from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at The Front Door, 1615 10th St.

December 23, 2014 | | News


Hoisington Municipal Court - Dec. 18

Marina Benavides, battery, fine $100, court costs $110

December 23, 2014 | | Local News


OTR for Dec. 24, 2014

Great Bend Fire/EMS

December 23, 2014 | | On the Record


Hoisington Debate going to state

The Hoisington High Debate Team placed second recently at Regional Debate at Sacred Heart in Salina to advance to the 3-2-1A 4-Speaker State Debate Tournament in El Dorado on Jan. 16-17th.

December 23, 2014 | | Local News


Cardinal Corner Classic results

The Hoisington Cardinal Wrestling team participated in their own Cardinal Corner Classic Wrestling Tournament this past Friday held in the Hoisington Activity Center. The team did not disappoint their fans as they placed nine wrestlers in the top three of the nine team powerhouse event. Ranked teams at the event included 6A number 7, Dodge City; 1-3A number 8, Marysville; and 1-3A number 4 Ranked Hoisington. If having one third of the field ranked was not enough throw in always tough 5A Great Bend; 6A Wichita North; and 4A Concordia, along with outstanding wrestlers from 4A Holcomb; 4A Larned; and ...

December 23, 2014 | | Local Sports


GOP Helping Farmers Not Investment Banks

Elizabeth Warren and plenty of media liberals are in a panic that the Omnibus bill, nicknamed "CRomnibus," is some sort of horrible right-wing Trojan Horse that will grind us all into domination by investment banks.

December 23, 2014 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


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Check It Out!

There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.

January 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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