Someone once said, history repeats itself because no one was listening the first time. All one needs to do is look at the ever-widening ideological divide and partisan bickering going on in America to understand Americans are slow learners. And, unless a Lincolnesque figure rises to the occasion, America is headed for another Civil War sans the bloodshed.
Great Bend High School's upcoming opponent and the location for Tuesday's Class 5A state tournament quarterfinal soccer match was incorrect in Friday's sports section of the Great Bend Tribune. The Panthers (14-4) take on defending state champion Liberal (9-8-1), starting at 6 p.m. at Cavanaugh Field.
TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court is considering the appeal of a man sentenced to die over the killings of a Great Bend couple in 2004.
There are still a few tickets left for the USD 428 Education Foundation dinner and auction set for Nov. 20 at the Highland Convention Center. The event will begin with a social hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner served by Sue's Barbecue.
Tryouts for GB Blitz Club Volleyball is set for Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Panther Athletic Center.
NEW YORK - David Stern spent nearly 30 years growing the NBA, turning a league that couldn't even get its championship series on live prime-time TV into a projected $5 billion a year industry.
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Helping others cope with grief and loss is something many health-care professionals encounter frequently. Barton Community College is offering a Continuing Education Workshop to better prepare professionals for these difficult moments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Fine Arts Seminar Room, F-30 on the Barton campus.
Children can step back in time to when Native Americans hunted Cheyenne Bottoms, and investigate what the natives would have found in the marsh 200 years ago, at the program "Native Indian Tales," from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.
Aspiring young dancers in the area are encouraged to hone their skills and perform during a Barton women's basketball game as Barton Community College's Dance Team hosts "Cougar Dance Day," from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Kirkman Activity Center. Registration will begin at 9:45 a.m.
HAYS - There was no question who would advance to the Class 3A playoffs, or who would be the Mid-Central Activities Association champion on Thursday night at Lewis Field Stadium.
ELLINWOOD - Cowboy Church is moving from the home of Healing Hearts Ranch Director Scott Stinemetz to Calvary Baptist Church, 307 West A, in Ellinwood, starting Nov. 7. Services will be every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Tommy Tuberville arrived at Texas Tech feeling certain he could take the Red Raiders to college football's elite.
• Judgement House, a walk-through drama, will be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Great Bend Church of the Nazarene. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday and 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday
ELLINWOOD - Maggie Ann (Diebert) Brown, 82, died March 1, at her home in Ellinwood of pancreatic cancer. Born April 7, 1932, near Hoxie, she was the daughter of Julius Edwin and Fairy Fay (Barr) Deibert. On June 5, 1949, she married Earl Robert Brown. He died in 1997. She was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper and as a cook at the Alcove Club.
Wanda Jo Simmons, 62, died March 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1952 in Casper, Wyo., she was the daughter of Daisy P. Fortna. Wanda graduated high school in Lenwood, Wash., and then later joined the Army where she served six years followed by six more years in the Army Reserve. An Ellinwood resident since 1982, Wanda married husband Francis Simmons on June 21, 1983 in Ellinwood. Wanda worked at Sterling House in Hutchinson as a CMA and was an avid reader who enjoyed nature and being outdoors.
LEOTI - Frances Marie Thurston, 98, passed away on Feb. 21, at Wichita County Health Center LTCU in Leoti. Born Jan. 7, 1917, in Tribune, she was the daughter of Harold and Marjorie Hoopes Smith. On Jan. 4, 1940, she married Harry Thurston in Tribune. He passed away on Oct. 1, 1989, in Tribune, Kansas. A lifetime resident of Western Kansas, she was a homemaker and a retired Avon representative for over 32 years.
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The Barton Community College softball team tasted defeat for the first time this season. Its response? A 19-4 win.
On Friday both Panther bowling teams punched their ticket for a return trip to the 5A-1A State Bowling Tournament. The Lady Panthers started off the day by finishing as the regional runner up in the 12 team tournament which was held at the Walnut Bowl. The Lady Panthers were narrowly defeated by Salina South by seven pins. Sophomore McKenzy Black led the Panthers with a team series high of 518. Following close behind were senior Abby Rose and sophomore Allie Brodrick, who each rolled a series of 514, and senior Addie Soukup's series of 507. Black's series earned ...
The Hoisington High School Wrestling team ended their season this past weekend at the K.S.H.A.A. Class 1-3A State Wrestling tournament held in Hays. The team brought 10 kids to the meet with the expectation of bringing home hardware. Not too long ago when the senior class was freshmen they were able to bring home a second place trophy, but this time the expectations were one step higher. The ultimate goal for the team was to bring home the first place state trophy. When all the rounds were finished the team was able to almost achieve that ...
The Hoisington High School forensics team placed third out of 8 schools at a forensics tournament at Great Bend High School recently.
An offensively stupid comment by influential and presumably smart people sometimes brings awareness to a subject that would otherwise be largely ignored.
Keith Olbermann should be used to this by now. Two-bit, Class B second tier provocateurs can't be terribly surprised when they're disciplined for the umpteenth time. They thrive on reaction, court controversy and have a masterful way of turning justified castigation into unjustified persecution. Among this motley crew of the mediocre, Olbermann used to be king.