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October 12, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Santa Fe Tired Iron Show starts Saturday

LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center will sponsor the annual Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show Saturday and Sunday.

October 12, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Candlelight Tours scheduled Saturday at Fort Larned

LARNED - A special candlelight tour ""Necessary Evil: The Post Sutler and Trader," is scheduled Saturday at the Fort Larned National Historic Site. The first tour begins at the visitor center at 7:30 p.m. and the last begins at 10:15 pm.

October 12, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Police Report

Wednesday, Oct. 10

October 12, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Larned Briefs

Retirement reception set

October 12, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Schedule

Saturday, Sunday

October 12, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


A college partnership for the ages

In the universe of partnerships, you find outliers in all fields. Bill Gates and Paul Allen changed the world of technology, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis entertainment, and Harry and Marv reminded us of the brilliance of stupidity. But none could rival the collaborative genius of what began two years ago in Lawrence with Big Red and Tommy Keenan.

October 12, 2012 | BY MATT KEENAN | Local Life


Verlander pitches Tigers past A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Once he finally made his way to the victorious visiting clubhouse, Justin Verlander's teammates greeted him with chants of "Cy Young!" and sprayed him in the face with bubbly.

October 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Orioles beat Yankees in 13 innings

NEW YORK (AP) - With midnight approaching, the Baltimore Orioles' bats awoke for one more improbable rally.

October 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


GBHS volleyball team set for WAC

Heading into the final matches before the postseason, the Great Bend High School volleyball team is set to challenge Western Athletic Conference foes at the conference tournament in Liberal on Saturday.

October 11, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Ness City wins Kinsley cross-country meet

KINSLEY - Macksville High School's Lisa Penner and Henry Penner each finished second in the girls and boys cross-country races, respectively, on Thursday evening.

October 11, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Werth's walk-off homer sends Nats-Cards series to Game 5

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joyous, bouncing teammates waiting to greet him at home, the red-clad crowd raucous as can be, Jayson Werth yanked off his red batting helmet with two hands and thrust it a dozen or more feet overhead.

October 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


BCS leaders aren’t always lock for title

The first BCS standings of the season come out Sunday. Is this important?

October 11, 2012 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Lady Panthers take second place at WAC meet

GARDEN CITY - Great Bend High School senior Chon Chavez established himself as an All-Western Athletic Conference selection, and junior Kaitlynn Tuey was named honorable mention during a WAC meet on Thursday evening.

October 11, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Giants move on in playoffs after 6-4 victory

CINCINNATI (AP) - Not just any comeback would get San Francisco back to playing for a pennant. It would take one of Giant proportions.

October 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Time for a Real Conversation About War

My oldest son is handsome, smart, and, in the words of my old boss Ann Richards, very nearly perfect. I love him boundlessly, so it hurts me to know that his homeland has been at war for every single day of his life except for a few months in 2001 when he couldn't yet crawl. Now he's shaving, and for the first time in his life he might get to witness a real discussion about going to war.

February 25, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Homeland Security Shutdown

February 25, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Up Is Down

I'd advise you to sit down, pour yourself a beer and take a deep breath. You're about to hear something that will change your life. Forever. Are you relaxed?

February 25, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


GBHS Speech Team qualifies four more to state

At the Greensburg Speech Tournament on Saturday, six students competed and seven events placed. Carter Sheffield qualified all three of his events to state again of by placing 1st in Serious Solo Acting, 1st in Poetry Reading Interpretation and 2nd in Impromptu Speaking.

February 25, 2015 | | Local News


Barton drops rubber game against Des Moines Area

Beating the approaching bad weather the Barton Community College baseball team got in the rubber game of a hastily scheduled 3-game series Saturday afternoon at Lawson-Biggs Field.

February 25, 2015 | | Community College


​Kyle Ann Lichter 1963 - 2015

TOPEKA - Kyle Ann Lichter, 51, Topeka, passed away Feb. 24, 2015.

February 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eugene Bitter 1931-2015

HOISINGTON - Eugene H. Bitter, 83, died Feb. 22, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born March 30, 1931, on the family farm near Susank, he was the son of Julius and Emilie (Schmidt) Bitter. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, Eugene was a farmer, stockman and fisherman.

February 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Hoisington Municipal Court - Feb. 19

Bryanne Biggs, drive while suspended, failed to appear

February 24, 2015 | | Local News


Barton men capture Region VI Indoor Track title

It doesn't get much more thrilling than one race to determine a champion. Win and the title is in the bag.

February 24, 2015 | | Community College


Barton women come up just short of Region VI indoor track title

The Barton Community College women's track team put up a good battle but came up just short in its pursuit of a Region VI championship. The Cougars closed strong in an effort to catch Coffeyville but the gap was too big.

February 24, 2015 | | Community College


Senior Companions recognized for service to elderly

Jodi Bybee of Great Bend and Jackie Pritchard of Hoisington were recognized for their service to frail and disabled adults at the February 18, in-service meeting held at the Great Bend Senior Center. Bybee has served 11 years; Pritchard has been with the Program for nine years. The guest speaker at the meeting was Sandy Watches with Professional Home Health. She discussed the mandated state regulations and services provided that govern home health agencies.

February 24, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington Cardinal Wrestlers win Regional Tournament

The Hoisington Cardinal Wrestling Team dominated the Regional Tournament held this past Friday and Saturday at Russell. On the first day of competition the team got on a roll and advanced 11 out of their 14 wrestlers into the semifinals on the championship side of the bracket. The team than went on to win 8 of the semifinal matches to secure an insurmountable lead at the conclusion of the first day of competition. The second day went much the same as the first day. The Cardinals advanced all six of their non-championship finalists into the consolation finals.

February 24, 2015 | | Prep Sports


State Kansas Music Educators Honor Band

Great Bend High School Junior Ben Diel was selected as eighth chair trumpet in the State Kansas Music Educators Honor 5-6A Band which will meet in Wichita Feb. 26-28. Eric Vazquez, sophomore, was named as an alternate on bass clarinet, which is also a big achievement. The students did a live audition in January and received notification of their placement. They will rehearse for two and one-half days before presenting the concert on Saturday afternoon in Century II Convention Hall. While GBHS has had other students selected for the State Band in the past, Diel is the first junior to ...

February 24, 2015 | | Local News


Uncork Kansas

Dear Editor,

February 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Experiment has failed, Governor

Dear Editor,

February 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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