On Capitol Hill, events related to the congressional amnesty debate are unfolding at breakneck pace. Last week, the Obama administration authorized the release from federal detention centers of 10,000 criminal aliens. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano hinted at the move in her press conference when she disingenuously bemoaned how sequestration would force her to cut border patrol agents. For President Obama, the aliens' release represents a two for the price of one. First, Obama is reminding House Republicans that he intends to play tough on the budget negotiations. And second, Obama has sent the nation a message ...
LAWRENCE - The last thing Kansas' four seniors wanted to think about was their senior night.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Kandace Thomas of the Barton Community College women's track and field team seized a gold medal as both the men and the women wrapped up their indoor season this weekend at the NJCAA Indoor Championship held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
It hasn't taken long for the new regime of the Kansas City Chiefs to make an impression.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "The Snakes of Kansas," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Jean Aycock from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, will share fascinating facts about one of the most misunderstood groups of animals, and show participants a few snakes that call Cheyenne Bottoms home.
SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Raven Ranell Schwindt Dale, 49, did March 2 at home in South Hutchinson. Born March 5, 1963 at Larned, she was the daughter of Keith and Judy (Williams) Schwindt.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Recreation Commissions bus trip to Dodge City Boot Hill Casino / Roto Mix Shootout still has some openings. The bus leaves at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15. Patrons can eat and gamble the Boot Hill Casino and Resort then head next door for the Roto-Mix Bull Riding Shootout beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and must be 21 or older to participate. Contact the HRC at 653-4050 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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CHICAGO - Joakim Noah had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Carlos Boozer scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-85 on Saturday night.
Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball announced it is now a member of LEA Global/The Leading Edge Alliance, ranked by the International Accounting Bulletin as the second largest international association of independent accounting firms for 2013.
Current and future Barton County children living with cancer will again be the beneficiaries of the 3rd Annual Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Radiothon from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 8th. The Eagle Radio Radiothon will be broadcast live on all three Great Bend Eagle stations including 100.7 Eagle Country KHOK, 1590 AM KVGB, B 104.3, KVGB FM, and Hull Radio Station 106.9 FM KBGL. Kans for Kids provides both emotional and financial support for families dealing with childhood cancer in Barton County.
LARNED -- State Senator Mitch Holmes and Kansas Rep. John Ewy will visit the Larned Chamber of Commerce Jordaan Room for an informative legislative coffee at noon Saturday, Feb. 28. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
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Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will offer a continuation course on Google Drive from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, March 4 – April 8, at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St. in Great Bend.
Members of the Great Bend Kiwanis club are selling tickets to next week's Pancake Feed. The 57th annual pancake and sausage dinner will be served from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Expo I building west of Great Bend. Tickets are $4 and will also be available at the door. Proceeds allow the Kiwanis to sponsor many of the activities for youth and needs of many individuals in the Great Bend area.
Due to the potential for winter weather, the demonstration by and reception for Joel T Dugan in the Shafer Art Gallery scheduled for Feb. 27 has been postponed until March 6. The new times for the portrait paintings demonstration are 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 6. The reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on March 6. Dugan will be explaining the story he is telling in the cycle of narrative images and also the symbolism to be found there.
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The 1-5A high school boys state swim meet took place this past weekend at the Topeka-Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. Great Bend swimmers results are:
The Rice County Historical Society's Coronado Quivira Museum will host a panel discussion celebrating sports and the way sports build and unite communities at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Coronado Quivira Museum, 105 West Lyon in Lyons. This panel discussion will be moderated by Sterling College History Professor Doug Boardman. The panel members are Junior Soeken, Jackie Rogers Schafer, Shane Cordell, and Bud Kelly.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Assembly of God, 601 South Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Matt Aycock with greeters Terry Lewis, Shawn Panzer and January Pecora. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the promotion of Turner Polzin, CPA to manager. Polzin is a graduate of Hoisington High School.