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A HOMEY ALTERNATIVE

Earl Mark served his country in the Army during the 1970s. But, the years have been an unbeatable foe and the veteran could no longer serve himself.

March 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

Bethany students earn honors in athletic training

LINDSBORG – Five students in the Bethany College athletic training program earned recognition from the Kansas Athletic Trainer's Society (KATS) for their efforts in 2014.

March 27, 2015 | | Local Sports

Common Core Tests are Failures

A 6th grader in East Texas recently challenged state lawmakers to do what she and every other public-school kid have to do during testing season: "Sit in a room for up to four hours, without talking, writing, drawing, reading, or using your cell phone." Because millions of children are taking Common Core standardized tests this time of year, I did her one better. I took a 4th-grade English Language Arts practice test. The good news is I passed.

March 27, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists

GOP Rants at Obama

March 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Lamenting Loss of Family-Owned Grocery

The old grocery store in my neighborhood is closing next month. Boy, does that make me sad.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Hoisington coach named Middle School Coach of the Year

The Hoisington Cardinal wrestling team continues to have news worthy announcements about its staff and team members. This past week the team learned that High School Assistant and Middle School Head Coach Anthony Leiker was named Middle School Coach of the year by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association.

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports

New rodeo book has Kansas ties

Andover resident John McBeth has been awarded just about every accolade available to a rodeo cowboy. He won the title of World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider in 1974, and after a long career participating in and promoting the sport of rodeo was recently enshrined in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame (2010), and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center (2013).

March 27, 2015 | | Entertainment

CKARSP meeting

The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 13, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 41 members present, along with Vermeene Forsberg, KARSP District IV Director.

March 27, 2015 | | Club News

Tinseltown Talks

On April 7, Turner Classic Movies will present a biography feast for classic film lovers. The five documentaries to be broadcast – on Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Humphrey Bogart – were all produced and directed by the Emmy Award-winning duo of Joan Kramer and David Heeley.

March 27, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment

Teens may be even more distracted behind the wheel than previously thought

Giving in to the temptation to talk with friends or answer texts while driving holds serious consequences for teens behind the wheel, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which found that six in 10 car crashes involving teen drivers were linked to distracted driving.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Trending Topics

​Billy Joe Leatherman 1939 - 2015

Billy Joe Leatherman, 75, died March 26, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 11, 1939, in Stafford, he was the son of Merle M. and Marie (Koelsch) Leatherman. On Jan. 10, 1960, he married Iona Lebsack in Otis. A resident of Great Bend since 1960, coming from St. John, he was an oilfield chemical salesman.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Charlie's Inside Corner

Best to go right to the horse to find out, whichever end you prefer.

March 27, 2015 | | Sports

Elect Susan Young

Dear Editor,

March 27, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Cougar women come up short in close matches with Seward

Playing without its top player made life pretty tough for the Barton Community College tennis team Tuesday afternoon. In the Cougars' only home match of the season, Barton played without Daniela Sanz and lost to Jayhawk foe Seward County.

March 27, 2015 | | Community College

Barton men lose to No. 3 Seward

The Barton Community College men knew the task was going to be a tough one. After all, Seward Community College came to town ranked No. 3 in the nation in men's tennis. Tuesday at Veterans' Park the Saints showed why.

March 27, 2015 | | Community College

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City to fill public lands director post

Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night named a selection committee for the long-vacant position of director of public lands. The committee will interview applicants for the job and make a recommendation to the full City Council.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

Book review: 'The Cottage Park Puzzle' tugs at the heart

"THE COTTAGE PARK PUZZLE," by Richard M. Siddoway, Sweetwater Books, $14.99, 199 pages (f)

March 16, 2015 | Micah Klug Deseret News | Trending Topics

TAKING WING

Plans for the 2015 Great Bend Airfest are starting to take flight, the City Council learned Monday night.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

Book review: 'Love Unexpected' shares a trio of clean romance stories

"LOVE UNEXPECTED: A Storybook Romance," by Melanie Jacobson, Jennifer K. Clark and Julie Daines, Covenant Communications, $13.99, 162 pages (f)

March 16, 2015 | Micah Klug Deseret News | Trending Topics

Gladys M. Apel 1932-2015

Gladys M. Apel, 82, died March 16, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born April 11, 1932 at Polk County, Mo., she was the daughter of Edward and Lula (Browning) Sloan.

March 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Donald Lee Horyna 1935-2015

RUSSELL- Donald Lee Horyna, 79, died on Sunday, March 15, at the Locus Grove Village in LaCrosse. Born Sept. 6, 1935 at the family home in Great Bend, he was the son of Edward C. and Marie R. (Krmela) Horyna.

March 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Book review: Detectives search for Holmes' greatest villain in 'Moriarty'

"MORIARTY," by Anthony Horowitz, Harper, $26.99, 304 pages (f)

March 16, 2015 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News | Trending Topics

Shockers could finally get shot at KU in third round

DeleteKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall may finally get his wish.

March 16, 2015 | | AP Sports

NCAA on TV

TUESDAY'S PLAY-IN GAMES

March 16, 2015 | | AP Sports

Pete Rose submits app for reinstatement

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball.

March 16, 2015 | | AP Sports

TOURNEY TIME

March Madness can feel a bit like sensory overload. Games are happening at sites all over the country, often several at a time, and keeping track of everything can be nearly impossible.

March 16, 2015 | | AP Sports

Smith re-elected NFLPA executive director

In what many considered a referendum on the status quo, NFL player representatives voted to retain DeMaurice Smith as executive director of the union.

March 16, 2015 | BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports

All-Central Kansas League basketball

Central Kansas League Girls

March 16, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Cougars drop pair of 1-run games; lose 3 of 4 at Butler

BY MIKE MARZOLF

March 16, 2015 | | Sports

KSHSAA Boys Basketball Championships

CLASS 6A BOYS

March 16, 2015 | | Prep Sports

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