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June 10, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Pardon my Cantonese

Awfully odd to see the French getting their panties in a big bad bundle over gay marriage. Like watching a river otter work a crossword puzzle. In ink. Recently the entire country went completely bonkers with thousands taking to the streets to express concern over the level of free will leaking out of the same-sex end of their famously perforated hose of liberté, egalité and fraternité.

June 10, 2013 | | Columnists

A congressman with guts takes on Obama

Few members of the United States Congress are willing to risk their careers to state the truth to the American people. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is one, but unfortunately she has announced she is calling it quits after four terms in the House.

June 10, 2013 | | Columnists

Michael Wayne Kirkman 1950 - 2013

Michael Wayne Kirkman, 62, died June 7 at his home in Midwest City, Okla. Born Nov. 6, 1950 in Great Bend, he was the son of Wayne and Carolyn (Nowles) Kirkman. On Aug. 12, 1972, he married Gail Broadbooks in Great Bend. They later divorced. A longtime resident of Great Bend and Pratt, residing in Midwest City, Okla. for three years, he was an oilfield salesman for W.L. Kirkman, Inc., until his retirement.

June 10, 2013 | | Obituaries

Gladys Voos - Service correction

HOISINGTON - Gladys Voos, 86, died June 6 at the Kansas Medical Center in Andover. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 20, at the First United Methodist Church in Hoisington. A full obituary will appear at a later date.

June 10, 2013 | | Obituaries

Melvin L. Krom 1930 - 2013

ELLINWOOD - A celebration of life memorial gathering for Melvin L. Krom will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the First Southern Baptist Church in Great Bend with Pastor Doyle Smith officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Fort Riley Honor Guard. A lunch for family and friends will be served at 1 p.m. before services.

June 10, 2013 | | Obituaries

Melvin L. Krom 1930 - 2013

ELLINWOOD - Melvin L. Krom, 83, died June 6 at the Good Samaritan Center in Lyons. Born March 24, 1930 in Galatia, he was the son of Conrad H. and Nima Schafer Krom. On Nov. 6, 1953 he married Bessie Weber in Galatia. They later divorced. A resident of Great Bend, formerly longtime Ellinwood resident, he worked as an oil field supervisor for Stevens Well Service and maintenance supervisor for Grove Park Golf Course in Ellinwood.

June 10, 2013 | | Obituaries

Oregon State downs Wildcats 12-4, evens series at 1-1

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Michael Conforto and Dylan Davis hit back-to-back home runs in a five-run first inning and Oregon State beat Kansas State 12-4 on Sunday night to force a decisive third game in the NCAA super regional series.

June 10, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

NBA Finals Box


June 09, 2013 | | AP Sports

Gordon, Hosmer lead Royals to fifth consecutive victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Luis Mendoza finally figured out what he needs to do to succeed at home.

June 09, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

James fuels second-half barrage as Heat level series

MIAMI - LeBron James needed almost 12 full minutes before scoring his first points. He missed 10 of his first 13 shots. He wore a wrap on his knee and put on a display that won't be remembered for offensive brilliance.

June 09, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

May Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

June 09, 2013 | | Local News

League of Women Voters

League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.

June 09, 2013 | | Club News

Conservation Stewardship Program applications due by June 14

The Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will provide about $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres enrollment this year.

June 09, 2013 | | Agriculture

Not so fast

Pre-packaged, vacuum-packed, just add water…

June 09, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

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BCSO joins forces for the holidays

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will join many other police agencies across the state, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from Monday, Nov ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

The Dysfunctional Iowa Caucuses

As the Iowa caucuses draw near, we should take a close look at how the Hawkeye State runs its presidential nominating system.

November 24, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Time for Obama to Reverse Refugee Plan

Across America, the prospect of resettling as many as 10,000 Syrians has put citizens on edge. The Paris massacre and related events-ISIS' bombing ...

November 24, 2015 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists

Metal detector

November 24, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Barton women win sixth straight

It was a sluggish start coming off a record-breaking effort for the Barton women's basketball team.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Barton men cruise by Hesston

It used to be a gimme game. But not any more. The Hesston College men's basketball team is pretty good now days.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

FHSU men’s soccer moves on in Division II National Tournament

Fort Hays State used three first half goals to earn a 4-2 victory over Upper Iowa in the round of 16 at the NCAA Division ...

November 24, 2015 | | College

Four earn All-American status at Cross Country Championships

Missouri Southern's Vincent Kiprop was the National Runner-Up in men's cross country to highlight the MIAA's day at the NCAA Division II ...

November 24, 2015 | | College

CPL All League teams

Central Prairie League All-League Volleyball Teams 2015

November 24, 2015 | | Prep Sports

The Prairie Godmother Funds host Giving Tuesday Event to increase endowment fund

The Prairie Godmother Funds is one of over 65 organizational and other endowment funds participating in Give Where You Live, in conjunction with Giving Tuesday ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas Forage and Grassland Council Annual Conference to be held Dec. 15

The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council will hold its Winter Conference and Annual Meeting on Dec. 15, at Kansas Farm Bureau Headquarters, 2627 KFB Plaza ...

November 24, 2015 | | Agriculture

OTR for November 23, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 23, 2015 | | On the Record

Holiday foods: Homemade and mail order gifts are welcome

Candy, jellies, cookies and more-some of the best holiday gifts come from our own kitchens, or from the kitchens of local specialty food companies.

November 22, 2015 | | Local Life

Why it’s called ‘Turkey Day’

How did the turkey reserve its place on our traditional Thanksgiving table?

November 22, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Ellinwood Garden Club

The Ellinwood Garden Club met on Nov. 11, at the Historic Wolf Hotel. Members enjoyed a catered hot luncheon served in elegant style on a ...

November 22, 2015 | | Club News

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