TOPEKA - The 28 local Head Start programs in Kansas and others across the nation are facing changes considered the most significant since Head Start was launched 45 years ago as a cornerstone of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. The chief goal of Head Start, which is federally funded, has been to better prepare low-income children for school. Studies show that those who do better at school tend to ...
Driver injured on NE 30 Road The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident at 9:45 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of NE 30 Road (Bissell's Point Road). Alicia Allen, 20, of Cheney was traveling west in a 2006 Nissan when two vehicles in front of her slowed down, with one turning north on Point Drive. While she was slowing down, her vehicle ...
Great Bend Police Two vehicles were involved in an accident in the 1400 block of Lakin Ave. at 8:13 a.m. Monday. After an altercation at 917 Jefferson St. Monday morning, Richard Forrester, 29, reported Brian Gosney, 37, tired to hit him with a hammer. Forrester was arrested and booked into the Barton County Jail for battery, with bond set at $1,000. Gosney was booked on a charge of aggravated assault, with bond ...
Fernando Alvcarez, dog at large, $111 Joshua Ryan Anderson, no proof insurance, $551 Joshua Ryan Anderson, park/stand/stop prohibit area, $25 Joshua Ryan Anderson, no proof insurance, $710 Angel Andrian Armendariz, driving while revoked habitual, $1,110 Gary Tyrone Barrand II, unlawful burning, $111 Crystal Dawn Bates, theft, $572.94 Christina Lorraine Beakey, child safety restraint system, $196.50 Kenneth A. Beakey, disorderly conduct, $136 Travis James Begaye, battery ...
The holidays are a mixed bag and so is the Bittersweet Christmas Band, says Karen Neuforth at the Barton County Arts Council. BCB will perform seasonal music ranging from the reverent to the ridiculous, starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Arts Council's Back Room in Great Bend. Admission is $10 and advance reservations or tickets are encouraged. Tickets may be purchased weekday afternoons at the Arts Center or reserved by ...
Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation has announced that a fund has been established for 23-month-old Kaito Richter, Great Bend, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. He is undergoing chemotherapy treatment in Wichita. He is the son of Amber Beverley and Nick Richter, Great Bend.
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansasworks center, 1025 Main Street, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
Veterans families and guests are invited to bring children and grandchildren to visit Santa at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 at 2 p.m. on Saturday. It was previously reported open to the public. The Tribune regrets the error.
Dear Editor, Sixty-nine years ago, the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the sky over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was filled with Japanese planes. When the last of the attacking aircraft rejoined the Japanese fleet, 1,178 law wounded and 2,403 lay dead or dying. A great portion of the U.S. Pacific Fleet was in shambles. Thus began America's entry into World War II - five years that changed the world. The United States returned from World War ...
Dear Editor, I was wrong about Great Bend. It hasn't went to the dogs, it has went to the rich who want to make sure the rest of us are miserable and poor. You keep printing in the paper how normal Veterans Lake is. There is nothing normal and never will be as anyone driving down the street on Broadway to McKinley knows. Any one with a brain in their head knows that all those ...
When Ms. Nomatter Tagarira was sentenced to 39 months in jail for fraud, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and several officials were hoping to close the book on an embarrassing episode.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The Labor Department reported Friday that the unemployment rate rose to near 10 percent. The national mood is grim. It used to be fun to sit and watch Donald Trump tell people they're fired but now it's like watching capital punishment on live television. President Obama spoke to troops in Afghanistan Friday, where he praised the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines but forgot the Coast Guard. ...
Kathryn Elaine Kimbrough, 54, of Great Bend, died Dec. 6 at her home. She was born Oct. 24, 1956, at Syracuse, the daughter of Loren and Peggy (Johnson) Thompson. She married Ronald Kimbrough on April 3, 1973, in Syracuse. She was a Kansas native with ties to California.
WICHITA - Great Bend High School senior Hannah Middleton placed fourth in the Class 5A pole vault on Friday evening at the Class 6-1A state track and field championships at Cessna Stadium, the final meet for the two-time state qualifier.
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LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center is gearing up for a busy summer. First, volunteers have been working on a Larned Memorabilia exhibit in the lobby. This exhibit will be free to the public.
Fort Larned National Historic Site
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It's not an official color run, but it promises to be just as much fun according to Great Bend High School Future Business Leaders of America members.
Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - May 14
Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. will be the featured speaker at this years Memorial Day Service hosted by Arden H. McKee American Legion Post 128, Sterling. The event location is the Sterling Community Cemetery located at 500 E. Cleveland.
The city of Bison will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday. The festivities will begin by digging up the time capsule at 2 p.m., which was buried near the old City Hall on Main Street during the towns centennial. This will be followed by a firemans water fight between the Bison and Timken volunteer firemen.
Exclusive Excerpt from: "Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!" by Tom Purcell
Forget the political "blame game." The biggest game in town now is the credibility game -- a high-stakes exercise that will end with America's political middle deciding who is trustworthy and who isn't. Some key players: