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Save Our Schools From Creationism

I was raised as a creationist. I'd come home from school with a brain full of evolution and an enthusiasm for T-Rex and my mother saw it as her mission to put an end to it. To counter my indoctrination she'd say, "Dinosaurs and people were alive at the same time." The world, she explained, was created in six days. All the animals were there at once. "Why were there no dinosaurs anymore," I asked? Her answer: "They were too big to get on the boat." (Noah's ark.)

April 16, 2013 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


OTR for April 17, 2013

Vehicle windows broken

April 16, 2013 | | On the Record


Steal This Video

Back in 1971 when the hippie revolution's Pied Piper, Abbie Hoffman, authored "Steal This Book" he got the very outrage he sought. Thirty publishing houses rejected it and, when the book finally came out, more than a dozen newspapers refused to print ads to promote it.

April 16, 2013 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Cougars sweep Dodge

The Barton Community College baseball team rebounded from Saturday's losses to sweep Sunday's doubleheader against Dodge City, winning the first game, 6-4, and the second, 14-2.

April 15, 2013 | | Community College


Red Sox beat Rays before explosions

BOSTON - The Red Sox and Rays were making their ways out of Fenway Park when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon were heard at the stadium.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Georgetown’s Porter Jr. declares himself eligible for NBA draft

WASHINGTON - All-American Otto Porter Jr. is leaving Georgetown after his sophomore season and declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Scott beats Cabrera in playoff at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Adam Scott barely had time to think about an Australian in a green jacket when a sudden roar from the 18th green and a quick look at the TV reminded him it's never been easy. Not for him in the majors. And certainly not for the Aussies at Augusta National.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Bombs shatter Boston Marathon after finish

BOSTON - Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kenneth D. “Ken” Williams 1939 - 2013

Kenneth D. "Ken" Williams, 74, died on April 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1939 in Stephenville, Texas, he was the son of Myrl and Ruth (Onions) Williams. On Aug. 15, 1959 he married Nancy Giebler in Hays. She survives. Growing up in Liberal, he was a Great Bend resident since 1963, coming from Hays. He served as the C.F.O. for Central Kansas Medical Center for twenty years, retiring in 1988. Following, he operated Abacus Accounting, serving as the interim C.F.O. and consultant for respective hospitals in Pratt, Abilene, McPherson, and Plainville. He ...

April 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


‘After Dinner Theater’

April 15, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Local orators place at Modern Woodmen contest

DODGE CITY - Speaking about "A Person Who Has Overcome," two local orators placed at a speech contest in Dodge City.

April 15, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Gordon's RBI sends Royals over Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ervin Santana kept the Kansas City Royals in the game, wiggling out of every jam that the Toronto Blue Jays created. Alex Gordon made all the work pay off.

April 14, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


City wide 6th grade banc concert

The annual City Wide 6th grade band concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School Gym. Participating elementary schools are Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park, Riley, Central Kansas Christian Academy and Holy Family School. The public is invited to attend.

April 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Applications open for Fort Hays State University High Plains Music Camp

Junior high and high school instrumentalists and high school vocalists can experience a week of quality musical performances and training in classes and workshops from guest artists at the Fort Hays State University High Plains Music Camp, July 14 to July 20.

April 14, 2013 | | Education


Grace Denman 101st

Grace Denman will celebrate her 101st birthday with a card shower. Grace was born on April 23, 1912, in Pueblo, Colo. She moved to Scott City at the age of 2 where she grew up. She moved to California and then to Great Bend where she has been a resident for the past 25 years.

April 14, 2013 | | Birthdays


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September 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Hoping Trump Burns Out

September 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Will Joe Biden 'Feel the Tingle?'

The latest Joe Biden speculation basically falls into two categories: He's leaning toward a presidential bid (unless he isn't), and he's a ...

September 01, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Trump is All Talk

Donald Trump is the first talk radio candidate.

September 01, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Hoisington Roosevelt Elementary swim party

September 01, 2015 | | Local News


Barton women drop season opener to No. 17 Iowa Central

For a half the Barton Community College women's soccer team was able to hang with nationally-ranked Iowa Central. But the final 45 minutes were ...

August 31, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Cynicism considered in ‘Vanishing Grace’ study starting Wednesday

Are you interested in exploring why mention of the church and religion can stir up such negative feelings? Come examine this and other relevant questions ...

August 31, 2015 | | Religion


Kenneth B. King

Kenneth B. King, 89, died Aug. 31, 2015 at AMG Specialty Hospital, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend ...

August 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Gunn 1918 - 2015

Mary Gunn, 97, died Aug. 29, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Feb. 24, 1918, she was the daughter of Adrian and Elyse ...

August 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


Delma Grace Bondurant Stenzel 1921 - 2015

NESS CITY - Delma Grace Bondurant Stenzel, 94, passed away Aug. 30, 2015, at Cedar Village Long Term Care in Ness City. A life-long Ness County ...

August 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


Alvy Prentice Bobbitt Sr. 1928 2015

STOCKTON - Alvy Prentice Bobbitt Sr. passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Hays Medical Center at the age of 87. He was born on July ...

August 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


County to observe Labor Day

County business offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7. The Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's ...

August 31, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Jail Log, Aug. 28-30, 2015

Barton County Jail

August 31, 2015 | | On the Record


Barton men open soccer season with 3-0 win

SALINA – The Barton Community College men's soccer team took care of business Sunday afternoon against the Kansas Wesleyan junior varsity. The Cougars scored in ...

August 31, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


OTR for Aug. 31, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 31, 2015 | | On the Record


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