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Americans need to remain free

Once upon a time, people's hands were busy putting food on the table and they were too busy or too proud to consider extending those same hands out to the government for a handout.

July 07, 2011 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


That’s just the cross he’ll have to bear

Thomas Cavender, 60, of Bessemer City, N.C., pleaded unsuccessfully with a judge to remove him from the National Sex Offender Registry, to which he had been assigned as part of his sentence in 2000 for molesting a third-grade girl.

July 07, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Chiefs split twinbill with Dodge

DODGE CITY - The Great Bend Chiefs, a Class AAA American Legion baseball team, split a doubleheader with Dodge City on Wednesday at Dodge City.

July 06, 2011 | | Summer Sports


Beasley ticketed for possession

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Police say Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was ticketed for possessing marijuana and speeding in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka last week.

July 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


NFL owners, players are running out of time

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners and players may find themselves shifting to hurry-up mode as time gets tight to reach labor peace.

July 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


Players’ union doubts league’s financial losses

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA players' association maintains that there is an "adequate basis" for doubting the NBA's losses, citing the inaccurate financial projections the league made in 2009-10.

July 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


Russell transfers to SMU

DALLAS (AP) - Former Kansas State guard Nick Russell is headed to Southern Methodist University. On Tuesday, SMU head coach Matt Doherty said Russell will join the Mustangs this fall.

July 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


GBRC to host Senior golf tournament at StoneRidge

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a Senior Individual Stroke Play Open Golf Tournament on Wednesday, July 13, at StoneRidge with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

July 06, 2011 | | Local Sports


Hoisington Cardinal Volleyball Camps set for next week

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Cardinal Volleyball Camps will be held Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14, at the Hoisington Activity Center.

July 06, 2011 | | Local Sports


Great Bend playing host to state tourney

Great Bend is playing host to a state baseball tournament this weekend.

July 06, 2011 | | Summer Sports


Former team manager now Shrine player

For one player on the 2011 West team, the Kansas Shrine Bowl will be a new experience in a very familiar setting.

July 06, 2011 | | Summer Sports


Fort Hays State lands six recruits for 2011-12 season

HAYS - Fort Hays State University men's basketball coach Mark Johnson announced six recruits that will be joining the men's basketball team for the 2011-12 season.

July 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


Dahlkvist, Fischer lead Sweden to 2-1 win over U.S.

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) - The Americans can't do things the easy way.

July 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


ROYALS TAKE SERIES

CHICAGO (AP) - Bruce Chen used an assortment of pitches, changed delivery angles and even let one pitch go at 90 mph. The veteran left-hander kept the Chicago White Sox guessing and had them off-balance for most of the day.

July 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


On the Record for July 7, 2011

Barton County Sheriff

July 06, 2011 | | On the Record


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Huelskamp makes committees

WASHINGTON, D. C. – The leadership of the United States House of Representatives Monday made appointments to numerous House committees for the 114th Congress, including Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler.

January 27, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Schridde qualifies for state

January 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for March 1

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories. Detailed grant guidelines can be found online.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


HHS sends wrestlers to finals at Bob Kuhn Classic

The Hoisington High School varsity wrestling team participated in the Bob Kuhn Sr. Prairie Classic Wrestling Tournament this past weekend at Hays. The team sent five wrestlers to the finals where senior Brandon Ball at 138 lbs. won the Championship match to help propel him to win the Tournaments Most Outstanding Wrestler Award. Sophomore Jonathan Ball, 145 lbs.lbs.; freshman Christopher Ball, 152 lbs.; senior Chance Boor, 195 lbs.; and sophomore Landen Urban, 285 lbs., all finished second. Senior Landon Harmon, 120 lbs., and junior Austin McHenry, 182 lbs., finished in fifth place. Collectively with teammates freshman Tanner Cassity, 113 ...

January 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Ace Hardware, 4903 W 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Terry Lewis, Dale Hogg and Regan Ochs. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


Barton Blazers place 2nd

January 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


States Should Force Federal Gas Tax Cut

For decades conservatives have advocated scaling back the role of the federal government in transportation, yet the federal gas tax that was supposed to end in 1969 is still hanging around 46 years later. Fortunately, there is a feature of the current law that gives states the the upper hand, and they should seize the opportunity to act.

January 27, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Ted Cruz and Climate Change

If this is the best liberals can do to disparage Ted Cruz, the Texas Senator has a great chance of being our next President.

January 27, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Cheap Gas

January 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Cougar women make it back-to-back West wins

Some portions of a schedule are tougher than others. Thanks to a make-up reshuffling earlier this year, the Barton Community College women's basketball had about as tough a 3-game stretch as anyone in the nation will play this season.

January 27, 2015 | | Community College


Barton offensive continues to roll in 100-90 win over Pratt

On a night when Gene Butler, a member of the highest scoring team in school history, was inducted into the Barton Sports Hall of Fame, the current Cougars showed him they can score a few points as well. Barton hit triple digits for the third time in seven conference games in a 100-90 win over Pratt.

January 27, 2015 | | Community College


Man found burning wire

Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units at 10:39 a.m. Friday for a possible structure fire at 600 Kansas Ave. Chief Mike Napolitano said that upon arrival they found that a man was in the basement burning the insulation off copper wire. The fire was out when units arrived; however, there was still some smoke in the building.

January 26, 2015 | | On the Record


Norma Ruth Schaefer - 1926 - 2015

HOLYROOD - Norma Ruth Schaefer, 88, passed away Jan. 25 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth. She was born June 10, 1926, in Lincoln, to Anna E. (Bahls) and Neils M. Pedersen.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Hazel "Alberta" Crone - 1925 - 2015

PAWNEE ROCK - Hazel "Alberta" Crone, 89, died Jan. 24, at her home in rural Pawnee Rock. Born July 12, 1925, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of George Albert and Hazel Olive (Colgin) Payne. On June 26, 1942, she married Francis "Roy" Crone in Iola. He died on Nov. 19, 2007. A resident of Barton County most of her life, she was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for Jan. 27, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 26, 2015 | | On the Record


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