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Bureaucratic incompetence

Sadly, bureaucracy is a time-honored tradition in the United States government, but perhaps no greater bureaucratic juggernaut exists today than the Veteran's Administration (VA) run by the Obama Administration.

April 03, 2013 | | Columnists


If you Enron-ize public schools, cheating is going to happen

The Ohio state auditor is investigating the practice of "scrubbing," or dropping students from attendance rolls so they don't count against test scores. The former El Paso superintendent is in prison for using truant officers to encourage at-risk students to drop out. Other testing scandals have popped up in Mobile, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis, and East St. Louis, Illinois. And everywhere USA Today looked in a 2011 investigation, they discovered statistically improbable aberrations in test scores, identifying 1,610 examples of anomalies that an Arizona State University professor compared to "a weight-loss clinic where you lose 100 ...

April 03, 2013 | | Columnists


Rhonda R. Klug, 1963-2013

GREAT BEND - Rhonda R. Klug, 49, died April 3, 2013 at her home in Great Bend.

April 03, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for April 4, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

April 03, 2013 | | On the Record


Teresa M. Kaiser 1925-2013

CLAFLIN – Teresa M. Kaiser, 87, died April 3, 2013 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.

April 03, 2013 | | Obituaries


John Gilbert Nolte

HUDSON - Services for John Gilbert Nolte, 78, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Peace Church north of Hudson.

April 03, 2013 | | Obituaries


Robert Lee Ballard 1929-2013

HOISINGTON - Robert Lee Ballard, 83, died March 30, 2013 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington.

April 03, 2013 | | Obituaries


Larned State Hospital employees to protest working conditions

By DaVe Ranney

April 03, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Expo winner

April 03, 2013 | | Business


Bulls hold off Wizards, 90-86

WASHINGTON - John Wall had 27 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Emeka Okafor scored the go-ahead dunk in the final minute and the Washington Wizards won their eighth straight home game Tuesday night, beating the temperamental Chicago Bulls 90-86.

April 02, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Nearly all Chiefs players report for offseason workout

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith and Derrick Johnson said it felt like the first day of school.

April 02, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Wichita State evens field against Final Four rivals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The entire basketball program at Wichita State runs on what Louisville coach Rick Pitino makes in a single year, with money left over to purchase plenty of trophy cases for Final Four hardware.

April 02, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


David Juergensen 1950-2013

David Juergensen, 62, died April 2, 2013 at home in Great Bend. He was born April 12, 1950 at Great Bend, the son of Emil and Alverta (Steinert) Juergensen.

April 02, 2013 | | Obituaries


John Gilbert Nolte 1934-2013

HUDSON - John Gilbert Nolte, 78, died March 26, 2013 at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. He was born Oct. 21, 1934 at Stafford County, the son of John Louis and Elizabeth (Ukens) Nolte.

April 02, 2013 | | Obituaries


Larned native Keady among selections for 2013 College Basketball Hall of Fame class

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Longtime coaches Gene Keady and Rollie Massimino, and former U.S. congressman Tom McMillen, headline the 2013 class that will be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

April 02, 2013 | | NCAA Tournament


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Kvitova opens Wimbledon defense with 6-1, 6-0 win

LONDON (AP) - Petra Kvitova wasted no time as she opened the defense of her Wimbledon title in overpowering fashion.

June 30, 2015 | STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Lack of command stings Blanton in loss

HOUSTON- Maybe Joe Blanton himself said it best.

June 30, 2015 | Chris Abshire/MLB.com | AP Sports


Personality Tests: Jobseekers Beware!

"There's no such thing as a stupid question - but we're doing our best."

June 30, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


ObamaCare Lives

June 30, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


KDHE immunization program

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Immunization Program is continuing its successful 'Immunize and Win a Prize,' program. This statewide campaign provides prizes to families who have their children timely immunized. All Kansas children are eligible. However, to qualify, the children must receive their immunizations from a Vaccines For Children (VFC) provider.

June 30, 2015 | | Local News


A Ray of Hope in the Confederacy of Dunces

In the annals of political flip flops - or "evolutions," if you prefer - none have arguably rivaled the breathtaking triple back flip executed late Monday by the governor of South Carolina.

June 30, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


With Meeting in Ellsworth County, Huelskamp Approaches 300 Town Halls

Holyrood, Kan. – Today Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) continues the tradition of holding a Town Hall in every county in the Big First District. At the American Legion in Holyrood, Kansans turned out to discuss a variety of issues ranging from the negative impacts of the Supreme Court's decisions on Obamacare and marriage, the importance of religious liberty, the Congressman's successful efforts at reforming the VA, and how trade benefits Kansas agriculture.

June 29, 2015 | | Local News


Jim Kathman 1965 - 2015

KINGMAN - Jim Kathman, 50, died June 25, 2015. Born April 9, 1965, in Garden City, he was the son of Richard and Emily Henning Kathman. A Kansas resident since 1980, he was a former oil field employee and salesman.

June 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Darlene R. Hunt 1931 - 2015

Darlene R. Hunt, 84, of Great Bend, passed away at her home in Great Bend on Saturday morning, June 27, 2015, after a brief illness. Born on March 5, 1931, at Alexander, she was the daughter of Walter H. and Minnie (Krug) Boese. In 1947, she graduated from Alexander High School and worked for the former Parsons-Williams Funeral Home (now Prairie Rose Funeral Home) in Anthony for 15 years. She later worked both as a Chiropractic Assistant for Dr. Whealy Chiropractic and as a cook for Park Hill Lanes for 20 years in Anthony. On Jan. 26, 2005, she was ...

June 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ivan E. Seyfert

SALINA - Ivan E. Seyfert, 78, passed away June 27, 2015, at Salina Regional Medical Center. He was a son of Theodore and Emma (Malir) Seyfert. He retired from USD 305.

June 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Francisco DeJesus Adame 1937 - 2015

Francisco DeJesus Adame, 77, passed away on June 27, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born on Aug. 17, 1937, at Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was the son of Francisco Adame Flores and Rosalia Rey. Francisco was united in marriage to Librada Tavarez Carrasco on May 25, 1962, at Rancho El Tubo Manuel Benavidez, Mexico. He farmed for much of his life, and enjoyed raising cattle. He also worked in a grocery store for many years. He loved to cook, and was particularly known for preparing delicious authentic Mexican food every Sunday to serve to family and friends. He came ...

June 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Reinder Carl Ringwald 1923 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Reinder Carl Ringwald, 92, died on June 22, 2015, in Great Bend. Born June 19, 1923, in rural Rice County he was the son of Reinder W. and Arrendiena (Soeken) Ringwald. On May 18, 1952, he married Edna Claudine Ewalt in Great Bend. She survives. A lifetime resident of rural Rice County and Ellinwood, he was a farmer/stockman until his retirement in 2010.

June 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ellen Louise Berry 1933 - 2015

Ellen Louise Berry, 82, passed away June 16, 2015, at Hays Medical Center. Born April 30, 1933, in Kinsley, she was the daughter of Leslie Clarence and Martha (Amrine) Mack. On Jan. 6, 1951, she married Robert Clyde Berry in Larned. She was a Licensed Mental Health Technician retiring after 32 years at Larned State Hospital. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting and other handmade crafts. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, reading all types of books including mysteries, time travel, historical and romance novels.

June 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dolores (Nadine) Foltz 1928 - 2015

HUGOTON - Dolores Nadine (George) Foltz, 86, died on June 19, 2015, at Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton. Born Dec. 13, 1928, in Anthony, she was the daughter of Audra and Bernice (Feely) George. On June 22, 1947, she married Jack H. Foltz in Anthony at the First Congressional Church. She was a resident of Great Bend for 65 years. She loved her children and grandchildren, cooking, and gardening. She loved helping family and friends, she enjoyed gardening.

June 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


David J. Wondra 1960-2015

HOISINGTON - David J. Wondra, 55, died June 28, 2015 at University Of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. Born June 23, 1960 at Hoisington, he was the son of Bernard and Mary Ann (Maneth) Wondra. He was a lifetime resident of Hoisington.

June 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


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