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Dear GOP, Cubans Are Not Mexican

Due to an act of Congress, Cuban nationals who arrive in the U.S. after 1959 cannot be illegal immigrants. They're automatically refugees. It's amnesty! The federal government has spent billions to assist those who've fled Castro's regime. It was a Cold War policy, signed by President Johnson. If they can get to our shores (many have died in the process), they have an instant pathway to citizenship. They just have to get here. And since 1995, have what is referred to as "dry feet."

February 05, 2013 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Pryce earns Eagle Scout

Brandon Pryce received the rank of Eagle Scout on Jan. 26 at the First United Methodist Church in Eureka. Pryce had held positions in the troop as historian and senior patrol leader. He is also involved in the Order of the Arrow, which is an elite group of young men and adult men, where he has earned the Ordeal and Brotherhood and is the Order of the Arrow Representative. His grandfather, Jack Messick, accepted the Father's Pin in memory of Pryce's father, Floyd Duane Pryce, in recognition of the wisdom and guidance given to him by his father ...

February 05, 2013 | | Local News


Donation

February 05, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Salvation Army Fund Drive

Dear Editor,

February 05, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Will Durst’s 2013 Political Animal Awards

Hey! You! Yes, you. Sorry. Just trying to get your attention to impart an important warning here. For the next couple weeks, it's imperative all you good folks out there stay alert and keep your wits about you. Remove the earbuds, no texting while walking, and you'd be well-advised to brandish a stainless steel umbrella on the street because it's awards season and golden-plated statuettes are being tossed about like manhole covers during an underground methane explosion. We've made it through the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, with the Grammy Awards and Oscars ...

February 05, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


Groundhog Day

February 05, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Southwest Development Services, Inc., 1105 Main St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Jim Vopat and Connie Oetken. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Jones' 108-yard kickoff return for score longest play in NFL history

NEW ORLEANS - What a sensational way to close out the season for Jacoby Jones.

February 04, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


American Legion baseball tryouts set

Tryouts for the Great Bend American Legion baseball teams will be held on Feb. 24 at Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton Community College campus.

February 04, 2013 | | Local Sports


Barton Blazers bring home second

February 04, 2013 | | Local Sports


Panthers take eighth at Manhattan

MANHATTAN - In their final swim meet of the regular season, the Great Bend High School Panthers finished eighth out of 22 teams.

February 04, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Panthers roll competition at Goddard duals

GODDARD - At the end of Saturday's wrestling duals hosted by Goddard High School, the Great Bend Panthers stood undefeated against five different opponents.

February 04, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Cardinals capture first place

PHILLIPSBURG - The Hoisington High School wrestling team topped the Phillipsburg tournament on Saturday.

February 04, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Barton hosts Bethany College to open tennis season

The Barton Community College men's and women's tennis teams started the spring season against Bethany College on Sunday at Club 1 Fitness.

February 04, 2013 | | Community College


Todd Merlyn Beneke 1962-2013

GENESEO -- Todd Merlyn Beneke, 50, died Feb. 4 at home in rural Geneseo. Born April 30, 1962, he was the son of Dale M. and Marlene E. Beneke.

February 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Wetland Explorer: Migration Madness

While we humans are getting our excitement watching the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, the animal world is gearing up for one of the most impressive natural phenomena in the world – migration! Thousands of species of birds around the world travel vast distances each year to get the most out of their habitat.

March 29, 2015 | Jean Aycock - KWEC Education Director | Local News


Flick baby boy

Ryan Flick and Jennifer Stelmach Flick announce the birth of their son Bennett Ryan Flick on Dec. 15, in Salina. He weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. and was 17 in. long. He has a big sister, Harper Flick.

March 29, 2015 | | Births


Hafner —

Samantha Kay Hickel and Matthew William Hafner were united in marriage on Oct. 18, at Dozier Vineyard and Winery in Ellinwood, in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Pastor Lenard Maxwell. Parents ofthe couple are Doug and Karen Hickel of Claflin and Rod and Kathy Hafner of Great Bend. Grandparents of the bride are Alice Bednasek of Holyrood and the late Vernon Bednasek, and Betty

March 29, 2015 | | Weddings


Peltier —

Gentry Sauder and Scott Peltier were united in marriage on Nov. 1, at the First Evangelical Free Church in Wichita in a double ring ceremony officiated by Kevin Ingram of Manhattan. Parents of the couple are Art and Connie Sauder of Great Bend and Jim and Theresa Peltier of Concordia.

March 29, 2015 | | Weddings


Williamson 55th

Clayton and Teddy Williamson will celebrate their 55th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 4, at the GPS building located at 352 W. 12th in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be Jettie and Jeff Zoller, Brad and Laura Barnard, and Karla Weeks and their families.

March 29, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Clayton Williamson 80th

Clayton Williamson of Hoisington will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 4, at the GPS Building, 352 W. 12th in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be Jeff and Jettie Zoller, Brad and Laura Barnard, Karla Weeks and families.

March 29, 2015 | | Birthdays


Teddy Williamson 75th

Teddy Williamson will celebrate her 76th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 4, at GPS, 352 West 12th in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be Jeff and Jettie Zoller, Brad and Laura Barnard, Karla Weeks and families.

March 29, 2015 | | Birthdays


Lagud — Keffer

Dr. Dustin Wayne Keffer and Ms. Crystal Sue Lagud announce their engagement. The parents of the groom are Vicki and Bill Keffer of Great Bend. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Judy Rusco of Great Bend, the late A. Wayne Rusco, and the late Arthur and Frankie Keffer.

March 29, 2015 | | Engagements


Cheryl Rugan announces candidacy

Cheryl (Dunlap) Rugan, CPA, has announced her candidacy for reelection to the USD 428 Board of Education. She considers herself a concerned mother of children in the public school system, not a politician. After consideration of the importance of sound leadership and the impact that the USD 428 school board has on our children and the community, she believes that she has a vested interest to stay involved. "I will continue to approach the school board position with no hidden agenda, but with an open mind, listening and utilizing my experience where I can add value to this community that ...

March 29, 2015 | | Local News


Check It Out!

If you have little ones in your life, our library is a great place to spend with them! These are some of the latest books that Julie has added:

March 29, 2015 | | Local News


Use your head for something other than a hat rack

If Billy Crystal's Fernando character were to visit a Kansas farm this spring you can be sure he wouldn't be telling too many farmers, "Darling, you look marvelous." You can also bet not too many farmers, step into the cab of their tractors wearing any of the high fashions portrayed on the pages of GQ or Esquire.

March 29, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Crabgrass

Over the year, I get many calls from people concerned about crabgrass and how to get rid of it. The general rule for killing weeds is getting them when they are vulnerable. Right now is the time to treat your lawn if you have seen crabgrass in the past. Here is a write-up from K-State Research and Extension about treating your yard for crabgrass so that you have to best chance of getting rid of it in your turf.

March 29, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


“Free trial offers” may come with strings

Whether the product is a gym membership, a magazine, a weight-loss program or teeth whitener, low- or no-cost introductory offers are a frequently used marketing tactic for grabbing your attention, and your money. Astute consumers are should stay aware that there sometimes is a catch. Your Better Business Bureau offers this free advice regarding free trial offers. (But without the strings that accompany most things that are "free.")

March 29, 2015 | | Business


Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowships nurture, honor 100 Indiana educators

They spend the school year inspiring young minds to learn, create and discover. This summer 100 of Indiana's most gifted K-12 educator will take time for their own exploration and growth through LilLy Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowships.

March 29, 2015 | | Education


Sterling American Legion Post #128 to host reunion/dinner

The Walt Vincent Iwo lima Reunion and Dinner will be held on May 2, at the Arden H. McKee American Legion Post #128, 108 East Garfield in Sterling. The door will open at 4 p.m. for conversation, refreshments, and viewing of war/military memorabilia. All veterans are invited and encouraged to bring personal memorabilia. Colors will be presented at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. The meal will cost $12 per person, at the door. Menu will be tossed salad, choice of baked smothered steak or fried chicken, potato, green beans, bread, and dessert, coffee, or tea. Food substitution ...

March 29, 2015 | | Reunions


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