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Obama Administration’s loose lips are dangerous

During World War II, posters displaying the slogan "loose lips sink ships" reminded service members and civilians alike to avoid indiscreet discussions about secure information that could be exploited by the enemy and used against America during wartime.

February 02, 2012 | | Columnists


Like that’s gonna happen

Jonathan Rothstein of Encino, Calif., filed a lawsuit against Procter & Gamble for selling its Crest toothpaste in "Neat Squeeze" packages, which Rothstein said make it impossible to access the last 20 percent of the contents, thus forcing consumers to buy more toothpaste prematurely.

February 02, 2012 | | News of the Weird


No. 6 Baylor edges Aggies

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Pierre Jackson hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining to put No. 6 Baylor on top and added two free throws to give the Bears a 63-60 victory over Texas A&M on Wednesday night.

February 01, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 8 Jayhawks rout Oklahoma

LAWRENCE (AP) - Bill Self refused to let his team look past Oklahoma to a high-profile showdown with border rival Missouri, even though his own mind might have slipped that way a time or two.

February 01, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kansas State again looks for quick fix from recruits

MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has a bit of a variety show on his hands with this year's recruiting class.

February 01, 2012 | | AP Sports


Weis pulls in recruiting class heavy on transfers

LAWRENCE - Two things became abundantly clear when Charlie Weis introduced his first recruiting class at Kansas: He'll go anywhere to reel in talent, and he wants to eat well when he gets there.

February 01, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Big 12 football signees

Alphabetical school-by-school list of football players who signed national letters of intent at Big 12 schools Wednesday (doesn't include West Virginia):

February 01, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Winter Middle School Dance scheduled for Friday night

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services will sponsor a Winter Middle School Dance from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Admission is $3 per student at the door. Students need to show GBMS ID when entering. Snacks will be provided.

February 01, 2012 | | Area Briefs


St. Rose emphasizes women's heart health

A man clutches his chest and sweat pours from every pore in his face. He then falls to the floor.

February 01, 2012 | | Local News


On the Record for Feb. 2, 2012

Great Bend Police

February 01, 2012 | | On the Record


Anna Juno 1918-2012

GARDEN CITY – Anna Juno, 93 of Garden City died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Homestead Health and Rehabilitation Center in Garden City.

February 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


LeRoy H. Wichman

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - LeRoy H. Wichman suffered a cardiac arrest on the morning of Jan. 30, 2012.

February 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lyle G. Schiedeman

WARNER, Okla. - Lyle G. Schiedeman, 62, of Warner, Okla., formerly of LaCrosse, passed away Jan. 30, 2012 in Fort Smith, Ark.

February 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Glenn N. Johnson 1921 - 2012

LARNED - Glenn N. Johnson, 90, died Jan. 22, 2012 at South Wind Hospice in Pratt.

February 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


High school basketball scores

High School Scores

February 01, 2012 | | Prep Sports


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BBB advice for choosing a tax preparer wisely

W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.

January 28, 2015 | | Business


Hoisington High SchoolBaskeball Season Stats

Team Stats

January 28, 2015 | | Local Sports


GBHS JV Wrestling results

This last weekend the Great Bend Panther's JV squad competed at the Stafford JV wrestling tournament. The Panthers placed 8 of their 9 wrestlers with three 1st place finishers.

January 28, 2015 | | Local Sports


The New Political Ice Age

Raging Moderate by Will Durst

January 28, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Whatever Happened to Pragmatism?

We complain about a two-party system that's stuck in ideological ditches, but somehow it never occurs to us to embrace pragmatism, the uniquely American philosophy that was created as a reaction to ideological stagnation. Unless Republicans and Democrats getting madder at each other suddenly starts working, maybe it's time to give pragmatism a chance.

January 28, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


GOP Deflate-Gate

January 28, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Inflation, Deflation

Inflation, deflation. No, this is not Economics 101. We will not be using the Bell Curve and doing some statistical analysis. No accounting, no spreadsheets. This is about footballs. DEFLATEGATE!

January 28, 2015 | | Sports


No. 17 West Virginia holds off Wildcats

MANHATTAN (AP) - Tarik Phillip matched a career-high 12 points and West Virginia, relying on its high-pressure defense, shut down Kansas State for a 65-59 victory Tuesday night.

January 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Charity drive nets thousands of items for local food banks

The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.

January 27, 2015 | | Business


Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unruh 1943 - 2015

NEODESHA - Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unrein died Jan. 24, 2015, at his home in Neodesha. Born Sept. 21, 1943, in La Crosse, he was the son of Jacob and Abby Unrein. He attended school in La Crosse. He was employed at a packing plant, roofing and construction and was a truck driver at Airosal Inc.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber 1931 - 2015

HAYS - Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber, 83, died Jan. 25, 2015, at Hays Medical Center. Born Dec. 19, 1931, in Great Bend, he was the son of Fred and Margaret (Mauler) Schreiber. On Sept. 27, 1952, he married Frances L. "Frankie" (Musick) in Hutchinson. She died April 3, 2012. He was director of fleet maintenance for Becker Corporation in El Dorado for 21 years. He also worked 11 years at Thompson Transport in McPherson. In 2008 he moved to Hays from Andover.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Walter L. Graham 1921-2015

EMPORIA - Walter L. Graham, 93, of Emporia, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Walter was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Liberal, the son of Logan and Margaret (Bruce) Graham. He attended Pratt Junior College, Independence Junior College and Wichita State University.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


College to feature Library Lovers Month

The Barton Community College Library will celebrate "Library Lovers Month" in February by featuring a unique event each week including special library-wide themes, creative book displays, a Facebook promotion and a scavenger hunt. Events are open to students, faculty, staff and community members.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 28, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Gas prices creep back up a tick

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.82 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents in the last week to $2.02.

January 27, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


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