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Pump prices climbing

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen almost 22 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52 per gallon earlier this week, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 15 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.62.

July 18, 2013 | | News


Things are changing fast

July 18, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Miscarriage in Texas

To understand why Texas' new anti-abortion law is an invasion of privacy, you have to know my friend. It's a sad story, and despite what Texas Republicans might claim, it has nothing to do with abortion. It does have to do with a woman's wellbeing, however, which is why his story is important.

July 18, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Reid Goes Nuclear for Union Bosses

In 2005, Senate Republicans floated the idea of altering Senate rules to eliminate the filibuster for judicial nominees. The proposal, dubbed the nuclear option, involved breaking Senate rules to change Senate rules. (The rules require a two-thirds vote for rules changes, but the nuclear option changes the rules by simple majority.) Democrats fought back against it furiously. Harry Reid led the fight, saying on the Senate floor: "I would never, ever consider breaking the rules to change the rules." Well, adjust your clocks to "never." Reid is now poised to execute the nuclear option.

July 18, 2013 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Midsummer Classic becomes high-heat showcase for hurlers

NEW YORK - Adam Jones swung right through the second straight pitch from Aroldis Chapman that topped 100 mph, then walked back to the American League dugout with a smile on his face.

July 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Union head says drug bans likely not served this year

NEW YORK - The baseball players' association says any suspensions resulting from the sport's latest drug investigation likely won't be served until next year if the discipline is challenged before an arbitrator.

July 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Changing channels

LARNED - Tuesday evening, with the flat-screen TV tuned to the irrelevancy of the Major League Baseball All-Star game, the left side of my brain was screaming, "Shouldn't we be watching something else? How about Storage Wars or Gator Guys or even the Kardashians?"

July 17, 2013 | | Summer Sports


Darren David Schloemer 1964-2013

GREAT BEND - Darren David Schloemer, 48, died July 16, 2013 at his home in Great Bend following a well-fought battle against cancer.

July 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Myrtle E. (DeLair) Krier 1927 - 2013

HOISINGTON - Myrtle E. (DeLair) Krier, 86, of Mt. Vernon, Mo., passed away on July 16, 2013 in her home.

July 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Caroline ‘Jane’ Greene (Cole) 1938 - 2013

LITTLETON, Colo. - Caroline "Jane" Greene (Cole), 75, Littleton, Colo., and former resident of Lynch, Neb., died July 7, 2013 at Porter Hospice Residence in Centennial, Colo.

July 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Wayne Wilbur Harbaugh 1941 - 2013

OTIS - Wayne Wilbur Harbaugh, 72, died July 16, 2013 at his home in Otis.

July 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for July 18, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 17, 2013 | | On the Record


BRINGING HOME THE HARDWARE

It was a grand showing for a three-member team of Great Bend High School Future Business Leaders of America at the recent National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

July 17, 2013 | | News


We need Immigration Reform now

Dear Editor,

July 17, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


I was supposed to bring a gift?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

July 17, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


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Barton women sweep tennis duals in Nebraska

The Barton women's tennis team had an impressive weekend in Nebraska. The Cougars, in their annual late January trip to Freemont, defeated Nebraska schools ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton men lose two close tennis matches in Nebraska

Things don't get much closer than this past weekend for the Barton men's tennis team. The Cougars traveled to Nebraska for a break ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Authorities Got It All Wrong in Planned Parenthood case By Christine Flowers Ann Richards, former

Ann Richards, former governor of Texas, became famous for one quip about George H.W. Bush by saying, "He was born with a silver foot ...

February 04, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Why This Female Cannot Support Donald Trump

How any female in America could support Donald Trump, the American version of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, is beyond me.

February 04, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Public Lands

February 04, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Two more Barton women wrap up NJCAA spots

Tamara Style and Brooklyn Polk earned their seats on the bus when the Barton women's track team head to the NJCAA Indoor Nationals at ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton men split squads; continue to add up qualifying marks

Most of the Barton men's track team this past weekend took for southeast Kansas and Pittsburg State Invitational. A few, however, headed northeast to ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


At the Mike

Two weeks might be too much for the national media

February 04, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


​Ellinwood Columbus Club to sponsor fish fry Feb. 12

Ellinwood Knights of Columbus are having a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd. The ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


​Adopt A Pet serving soup, cinnamon rolls Saturday

Great Bend Humane Society Adopt A Pet will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Orscheln's Farm ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


​Deines Center offers ceramic workshop

RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center in Russell is offering a ceramic workshop with hands-on instruction by Barbara Stevens, an artist and former head of Cloud ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Karen Edith (Rusco) Baldwin 1940 - 2016

JUNCTION CITY – Karen Edith (Rusco) Baldwin, 76, passed away on Jan. 26, 2016, at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City.

February 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


Barton County experiencing email problems

If you tried to send an email to Barton County officials and got no response, you are not alone.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Huelskamp’s representative to visit Great Bend Feb. 11

A staff representative of Congressman Tim Huelskamp who specializes in Veterans' casework will visit Great Bend from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 11 ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Heartland Cancer Center to sponsor health events

Great Bend's Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St., will sponsor trio of health-related events in February.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


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