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Cyber Attacks to Monitor Investments?

The White House is downplaying an alleged breach of its computer systems by state-sponsored Chinese hackers. I caught up with a computer whiz I know - his online name is "Sleep with the Phishes" - to gain insight.

October 12, 2012 | | Columnists


You Come at Elmo, You Best Not Miss

The very rich are different from us. For one, their Etch a Sketches are better. The handheld toy I played with as a boy must be tiny compared to whatever Romney used to reinvent himself in the Denver debate.

October 12, 2012 | | Columnists


Big Bird Priorities

October 12, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Santa Fe Tired Iron Show starts Saturday

LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center will sponsor the annual Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show Saturday and Sunday.

October 12, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Candlelight Tours scheduled Saturday at Fort Larned

LARNED - A special candlelight tour ""Necessary Evil: The Post Sutler and Trader," is scheduled Saturday at the Fort Larned National Historic Site. The first tour begins at the visitor center at 7:30 p.m. and the last begins at 10:15 pm.

October 12, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Police Report

Wednesday, Oct. 10

October 12, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Larned Briefs

Retirement reception set

October 12, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Schedule

Saturday, Sunday

October 12, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


A college partnership for the ages

In the universe of partnerships, you find outliers in all fields. Bill Gates and Paul Allen changed the world of technology, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis entertainment, and Harry and Marv reminded us of the brilliance of stupidity. But none could rival the collaborative genius of what began two years ago in Lawrence with Big Red and Tommy Keenan.

October 12, 2012 | BY MATT KEENAN | Local Life


Verlander pitches Tigers past A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Once he finally made his way to the victorious visiting clubhouse, Justin Verlander's teammates greeted him with chants of "Cy Young!" and sprayed him in the face with bubbly.

October 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Orioles beat Yankees in 13 innings

NEW YORK (AP) - With midnight approaching, the Baltimore Orioles' bats awoke for one more improbable rally.

October 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


GBHS volleyball team set for WAC

Heading into the final matches before the postseason, the Great Bend High School volleyball team is set to challenge Western Athletic Conference foes at the conference tournament in Liberal on Saturday.

October 11, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Ness City wins Kinsley cross-country meet

KINSLEY - Macksville High School's Lisa Penner and Henry Penner each finished second in the girls and boys cross-country races, respectively, on Thursday evening.

October 11, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Werth's walk-off homer sends Nats-Cards series to Game 5

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joyous, bouncing teammates waiting to greet him at home, the red-clad crowd raucous as can be, Jayson Werth yanked off his red batting helmet with two hands and thrust it a dozen or more feet overhead.

October 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


BCS leaders aren’t always lock for title

The first BCS standings of the season come out Sunday. Is this important?

October 11, 2012 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


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Kansas to host Central Plains Irrigation Conference Feb. 17-18

The 2015 Central Plains Irrigation Conference and Exposition will take place Feb. 17-18 at the City Limits Convention Center, Colby. The popular annual event focused solely on irrigation-related topics is hosted in Kansas every third year. Sponsors include Kansas State University, Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska and the Central Plains Irrigation Association.

January 25, 2015 | | Agriculture


Phone scams continue to be serious threat, remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 201

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Think your life is complicated? Not until you buy your daughter a horse

This column was originally published in 2006

January 25, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Kansas Day lecture

Marci Penner, director and WenDee LaPlant of the Kansas Sampler Foundation staff are the presenters for Kansas Day 2015. These women are currently traveling to every one of the 626 incorporated cities in Kansas doing research for an update to the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers. They will be sharing their adventures at the annual Kansas Day Program co-sponsored by the Lyons Public Library and the Rice County Historical Society.

January 25, 2015 | | Local News


Collins baby girl

Merle J. Collins Jr. and Carrie Lynn Hogg, of Russell, announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Marie Collins, on Jan. 16, in Hays. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 in. long. She has a big sister, Lana Collins, 11 years old; and two big brothers, Joe Collins, 10 years old and Jacob Collins, 8 years old.

January 25, 2015 | | Births


OTR for Jan. 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Gloria K. Zamarripa 1948 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Gloria K Zamarripa, 66, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born July 14, 1948, the daughter of Fred Ray and Alice (Rohr) Kincaid. Gloria married Frank Zamarripa April 4, 1964 at Great Bend. He died May 6, 1989.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Charley Hoffsmith 1947 - 2015

Charley Hoffsmith, 67, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, after a long battle with colon cancer. He was born July 4, 1947, at Dighton, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Marie (Orten) Hoffsmith. A long-time resident of Great Bend, he was the owner and operator of Charley's Tree Service.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Hazel Crone

PAWNEE ROCK - Hazel Crone, 89, died Jan. 24, 2015 at home in Pawnee Rock, Kansas. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Sue Elizabeth Ballantine 1947 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Sue Elizabeth Ballantine, 67, died Jan. 22, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. She was born on Feb. 28, 1947, to Donald H. and Violet Ann (Schartz) Ballantine. Sue was a resident of Wichita for 35 years and formerly of Ellinwood, KS. She retired from Boeing in 1998 where she worked for 20 years.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Alabama offensive coordinator Kiffin returning for 2nd year

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Lane Kiffin says he is coming back to Alabama for a second season as offensive coordinator.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Could Patriots really get a Super loser label?

PHOENIX (AP) - When the conversation turns to Super Bowl losers, the Bills and Vikings immediately come up.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


3-pointer came on only attempt of his career.

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Tim Kempton scored 11 points, including a key 3-pointer that came on his first career attempt from the arc, and added 10 rebounds in helping Lehigh defeat Lafayette, 75-71.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Historic Super Bowl no matter the winner

PHOENIX (AP) - An historic Super Bowl is before us.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


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