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Academic Achievers: More than 3,300 students earn semester honors

The fall 2012 semester was an outstanding one for more than 3,300 Kansas State University students who earned semester honors for their academic performance.

January 20, 2013 | | Education


School Choice in Texas: Subjecting Students to the Whims of Wall Street

About a quarter of the kids in the San Antonio school district attend charter schools. Most are the low-income, minority students we think about when we imagine providing innovative opportunities for kids stuck in failing public schools in bad neighborhoods. For a long time, school reform has targeted only kids from poor families. You know, the lucky ones who get those free lunches.

January 20, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Too early to say

Travel anywhere in the Sunflower State and people will tell you it's dry. It's so dry the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared last week that all but one of the 105 Kansas counties is in a drought disaster. This clears the way for farmers and ranchers to seek low-interest emergency loans.

January 20, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Among family treasures, it’s the ties that bind

Your children eventually reach the age when you can entrust them with family heirlooms. For daughters, that is around 22. For sons, it's 45. When it arrives, daughters get jewelry, place settings and quilts. Boys? Cigar boxes, pocket knives and money clips. But last week I went out on a limb and decided it was time to give son Tommy something I truly valued. And while I deliver the punch line, refrain from that sip of coffee. Because I gave him some of my neckties.

January 20, 2013 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Troupe brings ancient Chinese culture to FHSU; event features music, history, theater, martial arts

In musical, theatrical and kung fu performances of the likes rarely seen outside China, Fort Hays State University presents the Hua Xia Orchestra from Henan Museum of China and monks of the Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Team.

January 20, 2013 | | Local News


PCC announces honor roll

In order to be on the President's Honor Roll list at Pratt Community College, a student must be full, taking at least 12 credit hours, and must have between a 4.0 grade point average.

January 20, 2013 | | Education


Believe in Christ

Dear Editor,

January 20, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Presentation explores the lives of frontier freighters

Join the Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association in Lyons as they celebrate Kansas Day with the program "A Bullwhacker's Life Freighting Supplies over the Plains," a presentation and discussion by Jim Gray on January 29th 2013 at 7 p.m. The program will be held at the Lyons State Bank Community Room, 104 E. Avenue North in Lyons. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact Linda Colle at 620-241-8719 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

January 20, 2013 | | Local News


Cardinals great Musial dies at 92

ST. LOUIS - Stan Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals star with the corkscrew stance and too many batting records to fit on his Hall of Fame plaque, died Saturday. He was 92.

January 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Tigers beat ’Stangs

ST. JOHN - Playing without junior point guard Kade Kinnamon for the first time this season, the St. John-Hudson High School boys' basketball team was able to come away with a big win over rival Macksville in the championship game of the St. John Lions Club Mid-Winter Classic.

January 19, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Te’o provides answers, but more questions remain

NEW YORK - Manti Te'o tried to put one of the strangest sports stories in memory behind him, insisting he was the target of an elaborate online hoax in which he fell for a fake woman created by pranksters, then admitting his own lies made the bizarre ordeal worse.

January 19, 2013 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


No. 4 Jayhawks rally to beat Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - No. 4 Kansas is still unbeaten the last two months. Beleaguered Texas is still winless in the Big 12.

January 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 16 Wildcats hold on, beat Sooners

MANHATTAN - Kansas State finally got the better of its old coach.

January 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Armstrong finally shows emotion while recalling talk with son

CHICAGO - Lance Armstrong finally cracked.

January 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Tigers take early lead, hold on for 55-40 triumph over Oilers

ST. JOHN - It's not easy keeping up with the No. 1-ranked basketball team in Class 1A Division-I.

January 19, 2013 | | Prep Sports


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Are You Dying To Write Your Own Obituary?

Are you an unsung hero? Do those you encounter not appreciate the "real" you? Must you always having the last word?

February 24, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Jeb Lugs Dubya's Weighty Baggage

Jeb Bush insists he's not his brother's keeper, but, alas, he's stuck being his brother's baggage schlepper.

February 24, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Jihadi Jobs

February 24, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Gun Smoke Nationals

Great Bend Wrestlers competed at the Gun Smoke Nationals in Dodge City on Feb 14, and had 17 placers.

February 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


BCARSP meeting

The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Montana Mike's, 906 McKinley in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor will chair the meeting. Treasurer Lenny Gales will accept dues of $20 from those who have not paid.

February 24, 2015 | | Local News


GB Wrestling Club

February 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


OTR for Feb. 24, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 23, 2015 | | On the Record


Ellinwood High School Band attends KSU Band Day

ELLINWOOD - Several Ellinwood High School band members recently participated in the KSU Concert Band Clinic in Manhattan.

February 23, 2015 | | Education


Area happenings

Antique and collectibles appraisers to be in Ellinwood

February 23, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Jail Log, Feb. 17-22, 2015

Barton County Jail

February 23, 2015 | | On the Record


Delpha Irene Freeman Douglas 1905 - 2015

OREM, Utah - Delpha Irene Freeman Douglas died Feb. 20th. Born July 11, 1905, at Bogard, Carrollton County, Mo., she was the daughter of John Franklin Freeman and Alice Virginia Smith Freeman. On Aug. 2, 1924, she married Charlie Nelson Douglas in Anthony. He died on Sept. 17, 1981.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eugene Bitter 1930-2015

HOISINGTON - Eugene H. Bitter, 84, died Feb. 22, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born March 30, 1930, 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 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


LoRay D. George 1931 - 2015

ALBERT - LoRay D. George, 83, died Feb. 21, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in La Crosse. Born Sept. 1, 1931, in rural Albert he was the son of Herman "H. D." and Hilda "A. C." (Tammen) George. On Aug. 21, 1959, he married Anna Mae Wheeler at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert. She preceded him in death Feb. 3, 2002. A lifelong resident of Rush County he was a farmer.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larry L. Fleske 1959 - 2015

LARNED - Larry L. Fleske, 55, passed away Feb. 20, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Oct. 9, 1959, in Great Bend, he was the son of Walter W. and Rena J. Eveleigh Fleske. On Jan. 14, 1989, he married Sharon L. Horne in Great Bend. She survives. A lifetime area resident of Larned he was farmer/stockman.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


How About that Hedwig?

I am sure that a lot of you have read J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books and know Hedwig, the Snowy Owl that also appeared in the movies. If you haven't read the book or seen the movie about the Snowy Owl, I would encourage you to read and go see it to immerse yourself in a beautiful presentation of a beautiful bird. If you opt out of that, I would suggest that you might spend some time at the Cheyenne Bottoms and see the real deal. We have had one of these beauties in Pool 4 for ...

February 22, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


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