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GBHS Debate competes in Buhler

On Oct. 19, the Great Bend High School Debate team competed in the Buhler Invitational Debate tournament. They had five teams contribute to an overall placing of 3rd in sweepstakes and two medals with a 1st place finish in the varsity division.

October 23, 2013 | | Local News


For health care, please stay on the line

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

October 23, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


A New Hope for School Accountability

Students are protesting standardized testing. Parents are refusing to let schools give their kids the tests. Teachers are refusing to administer the tests. School boards are begging for relief from testing mandates. That's all nice, say the dwindling number of defenders of linking accountability to standardized testing, but if we got rid of tests what would you replace them with?

October 23, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Golden Belt Humane Society bash

The Golden Belt Humane Society will host a Howl-O-Ween Bash at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas in Great Bend, featuring the band Home Brew. Costume contest, door prizes, appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 a couple. Call Kim at 620-791-7893 for tickets.

October 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Area counties in presidential disaster declaration

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Kansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of July 22 to August 16, 2013.

October 23, 2013 | | News


McCracken Fall Fest set for Nov. 2

McCRACKEN – McCracken Beautification will hold its Family Fall Fest The Fall Fest Saturday, Nov. 2, at the McCracken Grade School which has been closed for 10 years. Hours for the Fall Fest are noon to 8 p.m. This event is sponsored in part by the LaCrosse Lions Club.

October 23, 2013 | | News


RENEWING RIVALRY

BOSTON - Lance Lynn squeezed through a door leading into the Green Monster, shimmied along a cramped space behind the famed left-field wall and peered out a tiny metal slot in the Fenway Park scoreboard.

October 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


World Series matchup

A position-by-position look at the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox going into the World Series.

October 22, 2013 | | AP Sports


Heat looking for fourth trip to Finals

MIAMI - Anytime an NBA franchise is trying to do something only previously done by the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, that's rarefied air.

October 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Barton women place second at conference golf meet

COFFEYVILLE - What has become common the past few years, the Barton Community College and Dodge City women's golf teams were battling toe-to-toe, this time at Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet No. 3 in Coffeyville on Sunday and Monday.

October 22, 2013 | By Mike Marzolf Special to the Tribune | Community College


Quarterback issues, losses plague Jayhawks once again

LAWRENCE - The highly touted transfer was standing on the sideline, his hands on his hips, watching a younger, more athletic quarterback settling under center for the first time.

October 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Finney stabilizing Wildcats during down season

MANHATTAN - The moment when BJ Finney made his first splash on a football field came in the midst of a state title-winning sophomore season, when he moved into his high school's starting lineup.

October 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


HHS yearbook staff earns Grand Championship

Hoisington High School yearbook staff members, Abi Rziha, Ashley Lockwood, and Tana Hickel, took first place Grand Champions at the KSPA Kansas State Fair's Largest Classroom competition on Sept. 11.

October 22, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


USD 112 Land Judging takes state

CLAFLIN -The USD 112 Central Plains Future Farmers of America won both regionals and state in land judging. What readers may not know is land judging consists of two categories, homesite evaluation and land judging.

October 22, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Laura A. Bader 1961 - 2013

Laura A. Bader, 52, passed away at her home in Great Bend on Oct. 21, after a lengthy illness. Born July 4, 1961, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Paul and Marie (Binder) Molleker. She moved with her family to Hays, where she attended school and graduated from Marian High School in 1979. On June 19, 1981, she married Michael Bader in Hays. The couple made their home in Great Bend. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, ceramics, needlepoint, and making felt Christmas stockings and ornaments.

October 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Midwest Energy more than doubles Kansas Wind Energy purchases

Midwest Energy has signed a purchased power agreement with Westar Energy of Topeka for 57 megawatts of wind energy from the Kingman Wind Energy Center ...

February 10, 2016 | | Business


NARFE meeting

NARFE will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Stoneridge Club. Speaker will be Diann Henderson on the new playground equipment.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Rubio

February 10, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Manhattan Boys’ Swim Invitational results for Feb. 5 and Feb. 6

Coach Beaumont:

February 10, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Don Davis announces filing for re-election

The future of Barton County is important to all of us. Looking ahead and planning takes a lot of cooperation between all the county entities ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Hoisington High School Wrestling results

The Hoisington Middle School Wrestling team put on quite a display this past Monday night as the team traveled to Ellsworth to take on teams ...

February 10, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Mandatory Depression Screening a Depressing Thought

The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended mandatory depression screening for all Americans. The task force wants to force health insurance companies to ...

February 10, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


What Republicans Get Wrong About Amnesty

Since when did being a conservative mean also having to agree that some wall with mythical powers could "make America great again," a la Donald ...

February 10, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Champagnie puts her name at top of Barton record books

The Barton women's track history is long and storied. One of, if not the best in the history of the NJCAA. So setting records ...

February 10, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Wilson, Adderly hit 400m qualifying mark for Barton men

The list of events the Barton men's track team will take competitors for the NJCAA Indoor Championships added the 400m at the Frank Sevigne ...

February 10, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Floreine Margaret Blankenship 1918-2016

Floreine Margaret Blankenship, 97, died Feb. 8, 2016, at Carriage Square Nursing Home in St. Joseph, Mo. Born Sept. 13, 1918, in Boyd, she was ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ann Marie Mantz 1936-2016

Ann Marie Mantz, 79, died Feb. 9, 2016 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Dec. 8, 1936, at Hoisington, the daughter of Bernard ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Melvin Lyle Herrell 1933-2016

PRETTY PRAIRIE - Melvin Lyle Herrell, 82, died Feb. 8, 2016, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. He was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Stafford, to Leo Jesse ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


TIED AT THE TOP

LAWRENCE (AP) - Landen Lucas rarely gets much credit for the work he does for Kansas, mainly because the blue-collar forward earns his minutes with rebounding ...

February 09, 2016 | | AP Sports


OTR for February 9, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 09, 2016 | | On the Record


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