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He and his Laina have four children, the youngest of which is a senior at Great Bend High School. They recently became grandparents. A Kansas native, Marshall earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Kansas State University, before graduating ...

Great Bend doctor, Marshall, kicks off Congressional campaign

A native Kansan, Marshall was raised on a farm and is involved in a cattle-feeder operation in addition to having served as chairman of Great Bend Regional Hospital for 14 years. He graduated from Kansas State University and the University of Kansas ...

Troy Baseball's Headed for State

The Trojans are state bound for the second year in a row. (TROY, Ks) The number one seeded (20-0) Troy baseball team is off to compete in the 2-1A state tournament in Great Bend, Ks where they'll face (8-13) Salina-Sacred Heart. The undefeated Trojans won ...

Great Bend physician officially in the race for congress

GREAT BEND – Roger Marshall made it official on Tuesday ...
the first time a representative from western Kansas had not served on the panel in a century. Marshall said that ideologically he and Huelskamp have similar conservative Republican stances ...

House candidate stops in Salina

That led several Kansas agriculture groups — including Kansas Farm Bureau ...
As an obstetrician/ gynecologist in Great Bend, Marshall has delivered more than 5,000 babies in his career, and he served as chairman of the board of Great Bend Regional ...

Great Bend's Roger Marshall begins race for Congress

Marshall's leadership roles on his resume includes serving as chairman of the board of Great Bend Regional Hospital and as district governor of Rotary International. He's a board member of Farmer's Bank and Trust and an appointee to the Kansas Department ...

Candidate Announces For 2016 Election

A Great Bend physician has announced his candidacy for Congress in Kansas’ First Congressional District. Dr. Roger Marshall is making the announcement during stops on a 17-community announcement tour across Kansas. According to Marshall’s campaign ...

Erwin ‘Erv’ Leiker

On November 8, 1958 he married Janet Grace Burgardt in Pfeifer, Kansas. She died May 6, 2000. He was a retired oilfield worker and was a Hays High School graduate. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Great Bend, the Knights of Columbus ...

Great Bend wins regional in dramatic fashion

Maize South entered the game with just nine wins but did not go down without a fight. After struggling to put something together against Great Bend ace Hunter Middleton for six innings, sophomore Tia Kohl started a rally with a one-out single in the top of ...

Juvenile crime a growing problem in Great Bend

GREAT BEND, Kansas – Police are worried about an upswing in crime in Great Bend. The most troubling part is the big increase in juvenile crime. “We’ve had some problems in the past but not like this,” said Lt. William Browne of the Great Bend ...

The Village of Great Neck

The Village of Great Neck is one of nine towns that (together with a few unincorporated zones) make up Great Neck – some piece of the Town of North Hempstead and of Nassau County. Among Great Neck’s s…

Juvenile crime a growing problem in Great Bend

GREAT BEND, Kansas – Police are worried about an upswing in crime in Great Bend. The most troubling part is the big increase in juvenile crime. “We’ve had some problems in the past but not like this,…

How to jaunt in Great Bend, Kansas

How do you jaunt?  A jaunt is a short planned trip. We suggest that short trip should be to June Jaunt in downtown Great Bend Festivities and fun June 5th, 6th and 7th from 8AM to 8PM Our live d…

Punk Show in South Bend

I had never been to a punk show before this. I had been to plenty of other concerts, but this one was so different that it still stands out for me as one of the most memorable shows I’ve ever been to.…

Great Bend Zoo raising money for new enclosure

GREAT BEND, Kansas – Five months ago the Great Bend Brit-Spaugh Zoo acquired a new animal. Poppy is a 7-month-old binturong, and a new favorite at the zoo, but Poppy doesn’t have an exhibit to call h…

Owner of vandalized car in Great Bend gets a new set of wheels

GREAT BEND, Kansas – On Monday, KSN told you about Louis Wintholz, an 84-year-old Great Bend man who had his car stolen then, covered in graffiti and damaged. Now four days later, this story actually…

Owner of Vandalized Car in Great Bend Gets a Happy Ending

GREAT BEND, Kansas- On Monday, KSN told you about Louis Wintholz, an 84 year old Great Bend man who had his car stolen then, covered in graffiti and damaged. Now four days later, this story actually…

Vandalism a growing problem in Great Bend

GREAT BEND, Kansas – It is a shock for 84-year-old Louis Wintholz and his son Adam. His car was recently stolen, leaving the elderly Great Bend resident without any way of getting around. “They made …

Elderly man’s car vandalized in Great Bend

GREAT BEND, Kansas – It is a shock for 84-year-old Louis Wintholz and his son Adam. His car was recently stolen, leaving the elderly Great Bend resident without any way of getting around. “They made …

June Jaunt activities in Great Bend, Kansas

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In GREAT BEND KANSAS: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


What do you know about abuse of women in GREAT BEND KANSAS ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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The Guardian and a warning to GREAT BEND KANSAS: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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