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Defaulting on Personal Responsibility

Boy, was I dumb to pay back my college loans.

June 18, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Death Penalty is Big Government at its Worst

Nebraska's legislature recently made headlines when it ended the state's death penalty. Many found it odd that a conservatives-dominated legislature would support ending capital punishment, since conservative politicians have traditionally supported the death penalty. However, an increasing number of conservatives are realizing that the death penalty is inconsistent with both fiscal and social conservatism. These conservatives are joining with libertarians and liberals in a growing anti-death penalty coalition.

June 18, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

If your state was a country, which would it be?

Texas is the Australia of the U.S., and it has nothing to do with its large deserts, high temperatures and cowboy attitude.

June 17, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Trending Topics

Running and parenting are not mutually exclusive

Recently, I received an email with the subject line “Antelope Island 50K.” Because this race took place last March, I was curious why I would be getting an email about it, especially since it wasn’t from the race director.

June 17, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Healthy Living

Preservation not always the best opton

Voters in Hoisington approved a bond issue to build a new elementary school, and that is really good news for the present and future students of that district. But as the news reached some readers, disappointment over the demolition of another piece of history (the existing school building) was expressed.

June 17, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

Out of the Morgue

This week instead of delving into the history of Great Bend, we'll travel a few miles down the road to Pawnee Rock, through the pages of the Pawnee Rock Herald.

June 17, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

PTSD picture book author visits Hoisington Public Library

Kids at the Hoisington Public Library had the opportunity to meet a true American hero Wednesday afternoon. Seth Kastle, author of "Why is dad so mad?", a book about post traumatic stress disorder. He brought along his uniform, a ceremonial sword owned by his friend, a fallen soldier he served with in Afghanistan, and other military memorabilia.

June 17, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Helen R. Templing 1929 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Helen R. Templing, 86, died June 16, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation.

June 17, 2015 | | Obituaries

Aggressive new Nevada school vouchers put private schools in reach of all

Nevada went all in on school choice this month, with the new GOP legislature passing and the GOP governor signing a sweeping bill offering parents direct access to the money used to educate their children.

June 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

What students should really look for in a college education

As tuition increases, more and more economists and public figures are calling for a more pragmatic approach to what it should mean to get a college degree. The president of the Association of American Universities, Hunter Rawlings, disagrees.

June 17, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

Rise in heroin use emerges as 2016 presidential campaign issue

Along with plans for economic growth and jabs at competitors, candidates in the 2016 presidential election are also talking about America's drug policy and the troubling rise in heroin addiction since the mid-1990s, confronting a crisis that is at once personal and political.

June 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Trending Topics

7 ways a small business can save on its taxes

One of the advantages to owning a small business is that you have additional tax deductions that are set up with business owners in mind. It’s hard to know which tax deductions are applicable to your individual situation, which is why you should work with an experienced tax accountant to maximize your write-offs.

June 17, 2015 | Troy Martin Deseret News | Business

Reinhardt F. ‘Ron’ Feil 1930 - 2015

GREAT BEND - Reinhardt F. "Ron" Feil, 84, a longtime Great Bend resident, passed away at his home in Great Bend on Monday evening, June 15, 2015.

June 17, 2015 | | Obituaries

Glenda Irene Short 1954-2015

GREAT BEND - Glenda Irene Short 60, died June 13, 2015 at her home in Great Bend.

June 17, 2015 | | Obituaries

Summer interns join the team at the 4-H extension office

The 4-H extension office of Great Bend has two summer interns for these warm months.

June 17, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

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Great Bend City Council commends Humane Society for turnaround

Members of the Great Bend City Council Monday night congratulated Golden Belt Humane Society officials for what they termed marked improvements in how it handles animals and the public.

June 15, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

The Star Wars universe will expand with Anthology films

With Star Wars' cinematic return in “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” this Christmas, fans are already looking ahead to the vast possibilities of Disney's announced Star Wars Anthology films, which are poised to tap the rich mythos of the Star Wars universe.

June 15, 2015 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News | Entertainment

​Library submits 2016 budget to city

Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems has submitted a 2016 proposed budget totaling $739,600, requesting $640,000 from the City of Great Bend.

June 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

7 tips for recovering from a traumatic event

Many people agree that traumatic events are turning points in their lives. These events often happen at the most unexpected times, and can be difficult to overcome. If you have experienced a traumatic event in the past, it is important to follow a few tips to help you maximize your recovery efforts and reclaim your life.

June 15, 2015 | Coral Link FamilyShare | Trending Topics

Words may differ where meanings do not

All these years, you have been walking around thinking you have a breastbone when, in fact, humans have a sternum. It is also true for our collar bones — clavicles — and our jaw bone or mandible.

June 15, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret Media Companies | Trending Topics

Everyone is still struggling to know what to make of 'trigger warnings'

After discussing his "mild racism" during his opening monologue for Saturday Night on May 16, stand-up comedian Louis C.K. ruffled some feathers by joking about knowing a "neighborhood child molester" in his youth.

June 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

Getting your ducks in a row

LARNED - Ducks were racing rain or shine on Saturday for the "Quack for a Cause" Duck Race sponsored by United Way of Central Kansas and the Larned State Hospital.

June 15, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Pawnee Co. News

Book review: 'The Devil’s Only Friend' is complicated, uncomfortable and full of twists

"THE DEVIL'S ONLY FRIEND: John Cleaver series No. 4," by Dan Wells, Tor Books, $25.99, 304 pages (f)

June 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

Why moms make less money than dads

On average, women earn 78 cents for every dollar men earn. While this is common knowledge, it is not widely known that the pay inequality between moms and dads is even greater.

June 15, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Trending Topics

Pastor Jeffrey Frakes 1967 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Pastor Jeffrey Frakes, 47, passed away at his home in Ellinwood, on June 13, 2015. Born on June 30, 1967, in Independence, Mo., he was the son of Ronald K. and Joan (Burson) Frakes. On July 13, 1996, he married Mary Spillman in Wichita. Originally from the Wichita (Goddard) area he was a resident of Ellinwood for the past 8 years where he was the minister of St. John Lutheran Church. He was also minister of Grace Lutheran Church in Lyons for the past two years as well. He previously worked as a project manager and airplane mechanic for ...

June 15, 2015 | | Obituaries

Genevieve R. Starman

Genevieve R. Starman

June 15, 2015 | | Obituaries

Stephen Thomas Flakus 1951-2015

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June 15, 2015 | | Obituaries

Elaine Irene Snyder 1954-2015

ELLSWORTH - Elaine Irene Snyder, 61, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015, in Ellsworth. Born June 12, 1954 in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Dolores (Reimer) Snyder.

June 15, 2015 | | Obituaries

James Milo “Hambone” Newkirk, Sr. 1943-2015

James Milo "Hambone" Newkirk, Sr., 72, died June 15, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born June 3, 1943 at Osage City, he was the son of Forest and Elizabeth (Korf) Newkirk.

June 15, 2015 | | Obituaries

KSHSAA Changes Senior High Girls Postseason Cross Country Distance (Effective 2015)

In recent years there has been ongoing discussion regarding a potential change in distance for KSHSAA high school girls cross country. Surveys of coaches and athletic directors have reflected increasing support to increase the girls' race distance from 4K to 5K in KSHSAA postseason competition. During the October 2014 KSHSAA Regional Administrator meetings, this was a topic of conversation in part, due to a letter from the U.S. Office of Civil Rights notifying KSHSAA of a complaint OCR received.

June 15, 2015 | KSHSAA.org | Prep Sports

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