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Obama Offers More of the Wrong Medicine for Medicare

The latest fiscal cliff plan from President Obama promised $400 billion in entitlement savings. An analysis by the Washington Post of the likely composition of those "savings" showed that nearly half of those cuts would come from requiring prescription drug rebates in Medicare. That would be a huge mistake for the country's fiscal and physical health.

December 06, 2012 | | Columnists


Klein, Manziel take in 'surreal' atmosphere

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - College football's biggest single night for awards is set for tonight, and two of the most talked about players said the spotlight may be the most difficult they've endured.

December 06, 2012 | | AP Sports


Chiefs pay final respects to Belcher in funeral service

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Heads bowed, somber past and present Kansas City Chiefs players turned out Wednesday for a memorial service for teammate Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend and then himself over the weekend.

December 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Belcher's mom says she loves son, slain girlfriend

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The days since Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend then shot himself in the head have been very difficult for his mother, who said Wednesday that the slayings have not diminished her love for the couple.

December 06, 2012 | By Maria Sudekum The Associated Press | AP Sports


Peyton will pick apart Raiders

Leave it to the Oakland Raiders to ruin the renewal of a great rivalry.

December 06, 2012 | Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Prep football

December 05, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Snyder named Big 12 coach of year

Bill Snyder said he returned to Kansas State four years ago to "calm the waters."

December 05, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kansas State sets school record for All-Big 12 honors

MANHATTAN – Kansas State set a school record with 20 players receiving All-Big 12 honors as both the conference and Associated Press announced their all-conference teams Wednesday.

December 05, 2012 | | College/Professional


Wildcats’ Klein voted AP Big 12 player of year

MANHATTAN - There were times when Collin Klein's mother couldn't help but worry, when she would watch her son take a snap from center, dodge a couple of defenders and then take off at a gallop.

December 05, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Panthers take home second at swimming invitational

Great Bend High School's boys' swim team finished second in its home waters at Kirkman Activity Center on Tuesday afternoon.

December 05, 2012 | | Prep Sports


McClures lead Stafford boys past Pratt-Skyline

PRATT - In their first game of the season, the Stafford High School boys' basketball team had four players in double figures as it beat Pratt-Skyline 72-48 on Tuesday night.

December 05, 2012 | | Prep Sports


OTR for Dec. 6, 2012

Fatality accident in Edwards County

December 05, 2012 | | On the Record


​Citrus fruit arrives; SDA school also selling used Christmas decorations

The Indian River Citrus fruit will be available Sunday, Dec. 9, and Monday, Dec. 10, at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, one mile west of Patton on 10th Street. Minimal extra navel oranges and pink grapefruit have been ordered. Pickup time is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is part of the annual fundraiser for the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School. The Home & School Organization is also sponsoring a sale of new and used Christmas decorations. For more information call 620-791-7314.

December 05, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Barton debate team fares well at large tournament

The Barton Community College debate team members landed several top spots against stout competition on Dec. 1, when they traveled to Webster University in St. Louis, Mo., to compete in the 26th Annual Webster Classic. Featuring competitors from 11 universities, the tournament proved to be a difficult hurdle in the Cougars' season.

December 05, 2012 | | Local News


Michael Ross Prather 1926 - 2012

GUYMON, Okla. - Michael Ross Prather, 86, of Guymon, Okla. passed away Dec. 3, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon, Okla.

December 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


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St. Rose’s Dr. Doerfler encourages preventing, controlling hypertension

During a conversation about high blood pressure, Jill Doerfler, M.D., uses the phrase "silent killer" on several occasions. Since the condition doesn't usually have symptoms, the phrase accurately describes what can happen if it is left untreated, she explained.

May 23, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower early education teachers seek most up-to-date information

Leaders of the early education programs at Sunflower Diversified Services have a track record of seeking advanced training about perhaps the most important part of children's lives – social/emotional development.

May 23, 2015 | | Local News


​NAMI announces Mental Health Awareness Day, changes fundraiser date

The Great Bend chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has changed the date of its upcoming fundraiser to 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave. It will be a bake sale. The group will not offer walking tacos as previously announced.

May 23, 2015 | | Local News


​Gerald W. “Jerry” Beran 1926 - 2015

ODIN - Gerald W. "Jerry" Beran, 88, died May 21, 2015, at Almost Home, Great Bend. He was born Sept. 9, 1926, on the farm in Odin, the son of Anton A. and Hattie Rose (Prosser) Beran. He graduated from Odin High School in 1944 and later enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After returning from the military, Jerry played professional baseball for the Hutchinson Elks.

May 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Delores Rae Keegan 1931 - 2015

Delores Rae Keegan, 83, died May 23, 2015, at Sterling House of Great Bend. She was born Aug. 23, 1931, at Little River, the daughter of Ray and Elsie (Eaton) Folck. Mrs. Keegan was a Great Bend resident and taught public school for 39 years, the last 30 years in Great Bend at Morrison and Jefferson Elementary Schools.

May 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Louis Wintholz 1932 - 2015

Louis Wintholz, 83, passed from this world to join his beloved wife Phyllis, in heaven on May 22, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Collyer, the son of Reinholdt "Ray" and Mary (Windholz) Wintholz. He attended school in Collyer and graduated from the Hays Cadets Academy in 1950. He married Phyllis Montgomery on May 8, 1954, at Hearndon. She passed away on Feb. 15, 2008.

May 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


James leads Cavs to 94-82 win over Hawks, 2-0 series lead

ATLANTA (AP) - Forget the Big Three.

May 23, 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Warriors head to Houston up 2-0

HOUSTON (AP) - Stephen Curry has been playing like the MVP he is to help the Golden State Warriors to 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

May 23, 2015 | KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Kendrys’ homers help deck Cardinals in I-70 clash

KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Chris Young continued his amazing stretch as a fill-in starter with six shutout innings, and Kendrys Morales hit two homers and drove in five runs as the Royals cruised to a 5-0 win over the cross-state rival Cardinals in the I-70 Series opener on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.

May 23, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ MLB.com | AP Sports


​Sister Marie Klein 1913 - 2015

Sister Marie Klein, 102, died May 21, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' Convent Infirmary, Great Bend. Born April 25, 1913, in Fowler, as Mary Ann Agatha Klein, Sister Marie was the daughter of Anthony and Mary Helen (Hoffman) Klein. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community July 14, 1928, and pronounced her first vows August 17, 1931. She celebrated 80 years of religious profession in 2011.

May 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Central Plains regional track results from Smith Center

TEAM SCORES (GIRLS)

May 23, 2015 | | Prep Sports


​Marlin Tammen 1935 - 2015

GREENFIELD, Ind. - Marlin "Gene" Tammen, 79, passed away May 22, 2015, at Hancock Regional Hospital. Born on Dec.27, 1935, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of Herman Tammen and Gladys Tammen. In 1953, he graduated from Great Bend High School. He received his Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Wichita State University. In October of 1956, he married Cheryl Loy (Foos). He held various positions in the Federal Government from 1962-1987, including Midwest Director of the Office of Personnel Management. He enjoyed playing poker, playing bridge, spending time with his grandchildren, watching movies, and traveling with Cheryl ...

May 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Gerald W. “Jerry” Beran

ODIN - Gerald W. "Jerry" Beran, 88, died May 21, at Almost Home in Great Bend. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home of Hoisington is in charge of arrangements.

May 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Grace (Hathaway) Abel 1915 - 2015

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Grace Imogene (Hathaway) Abel, 90, died May 12, 2015, at St. Rose Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born March 19, 1925, northwest of St. John, the daughter of John William and Reno (Kanzleiter) Hathaway.

May 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Native GB Artist with a cause

Are you Native? Why Indians?

May 22, 2015 | | Entertainment


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