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Retailers expect solid holiday growth

With the passing of Grey Thursday and Black Friday, and the coming of Cyber Monday, the 2012 holiday shopping season is in full swing.

November 23, 2012 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

Christmas Comes Early

November 23, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons

Googling Obama’s Reelection

President Obama's reelection was a triumph of Big Data, technological innovation, and precision targeting over the usual gravity of an incumbent president with a record of economic failure. This was facilitated by largest data trove in the world, Google, lending talent, expertise, and quite possibly data to the cause. Now Google CEO Eric Schmidt is being rumored as a potential Commerce Secretary or even Treasury Secretary – the top economic policy position – in Obama's second term. That's probably far-fetched, but the close relationship between the administration and Google deserves scrutiny.

November 23, 2012 | | Columnists

Thanksgiving Blessings, 2012

Seriously? Both political parties talking pre-emptive smack barely a week after the election. Partisan politics? Again? So soon? Not even time to catch our breath? For crum's sakes, give it a rest, you guys. Besides, shouldn't you be out on recess? After all, it's Thanksgiving. Yes. Already. The earliest Thanksgiving possible. That's what happens when November first is on a Thursday. Merchants are dancing the happy dance. Shoppers too. Retail workers, not so much. Black Friday Creep seems destined to devour Halloween.

November 22, 2012 | | Columnists

Why I’m Thankful in 2012

The older I get, the more I realize the importance of the little things that are right in front of me to appreciate all year long. So, once again, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, this uniquely American holiday, here is the list of blessings for which I am thankful in 2012.

November 22, 2012 | | Columnists

Hospital adds new PA

HOISINGTON - Kristin Ohnmacht, certified physicians assistant ,joins Clara Barton Hospital's physician team. Ohnmacht is a certified physician assistant.

November 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


November 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Bierock and cinnamon roll fundraiser to be held

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood After Prom Parents will be taking orders for bierocks and cinnamon rolls made by Wheatland Café until Tuesday, Dec. 4. The bierocks are $3.50 each or $36 per dozen. Cinnamon rolls are $12 per tray of a dozen.

November 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

​St. John Lutheran to hold Festival of Carols

ELLINWOOD - St. John Lutheran Church will hold a "Festival of Carols," a celebration of the beginning of Advent, to kick off the Christmas season, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the church located at 5th and Wilhelm in Ellinwood.

November 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​‘The Ben Carson Story’ showing at Dominican Sisters Motherhouse

The Dominican Sisters of Peace will show the 2009 movie, "The Ben Carson Story," at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the auditorium of the Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend.

November 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Foundry Methodist offers 'Surviving the Holidays' grief seminar

A seminar offered by Foundry Methodist Church in Great Bend provides help for people who are grieving during the holiday season.

November 22, 2012 | | Local News

Death in the family

My father died in his sleep early in the morning on Nov. 9. I was not present then, because he lived in Michigan. We left for Michigan the next morning. His funeral was on the following Tuesday. All six children, many of the grandchildren and even a few great grandchildren were present. At the cemetery, Dad was given an honor guard ceremony by the Kent County Honor Guard. This included a 21 gun salute and taps. I was given the flag that was on his casket.

November 22, 2012 | Frankly Speaking by Frank Clark | Religion

​Fun history talk Monday

Bobby Gibson from McPherson will give the program, "The REALLY Good Ole Days?" at the Barton County Historical Society meeting on Monday, Nov. 26.

November 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Barton County Fair Friends hosts Holiday Home Tour

Barton County Fair Friends will sponsor an afternoon tour of five Great Bend homes on Sunday, Dec. 2. Proceeds will benefit the 2013 Barton County Fair.

November 22, 2012 | | Local News

OTR for Nov. 23, 2012

Great Bend Police

November 22, 2012 | | On the Record

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Syrian Refugees

November 25, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Annual Turkey Awards

It's time, once again, for our Annual Turkey Awards. That time of year when we recognize the biggest "Turkeys" from the world of sports ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Grant benefits local swim team

Earlier this year the Golden Belt Community Foundation established the Barton County Pool Grant and Endowment Funds (Funds) as a way to provide long-term support ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Galindo joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announces the hiring of Cory Galindo at their Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th Street in Great Bend. Cory ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Nex-Tech announces new location in Great Bend

Nex-Tech relocated its store location to 3700 10th Street in Great Bend on Nov. 1. Nex-Tech customers will enjoy easier access in and out of ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Trustees look at campus security

Dear Editor,

November 25, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Tiger fans make plans for bowl game

It's been a long time since the Fort Hays State University football team has qualified for the post-season, and fans are making plans to ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

​Cookie Contest promises sweet fun to Saturday shoppers

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Prairie Ink accepting submissions

Editors Jamie Oss and Teresa Johnson of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, Prairie Ink, are accepting entries for its seventh edition.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Galindo joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announced the hiring of Cory Galindo at its Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th St.

November 24, 2015 | | Business

St. Rose Health Center volunteers host Jewelry Fair

Anyone who is on the search for stocking stuffers and other gifts may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St ...

November 24, 2015 | | Business

Mutual aid dispatched to river fire on Monday

Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units to the west of Radium Road in the area of the Arkansas River (SW 60 Ave. and West Barton ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Raffle available at Grugg family fundraiser for medical expenses

HOISINGTON - Opportunities to win prizes have been added to the agenda at the upcoming fundraiser for a Hoisington boy who is facing a life-threatening illness.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

KHP responds to accident near Bunker Hill

A Russell woman was taken to Russell Regional Hospital after the 2013 Ford Focus she was driving went off Old U.S. 40, half a ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

​School board schedules special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at the district ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

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