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October 18, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


An Interview with Big Bird

A butler opens the door of the large Sesame Street brownstone and guides me to the parlor. Big Bird is sitting on a large couch, wearing a silk smoking jacket, holding a bourbon and enjoying a drag on what appears to be an unfiltered Camel cigarette.

October 18, 2012 | | Columnists


Argus Hamilton

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

October 18, 2012 | | Columnists


No. 4 Kansas State has blueprint for success as it heads to Morgantown

MANHATTAN - Tommy Tuberville and Texas Tech sure took a lot of the head-scratching out of how to slow down No. 17 West Virginia. Just in time for fourth-ranked Kansas State, too.

October 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Texas A&M fitting in SEC quite nicely

No. 20 Texas A&M has become a fascinating team.

October 17, 2012 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Top teams in NFC West set to go head-to-head this week

NEW YORK - NFC Worst? Not anymore.

October 17, 2012 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Citizenship classes offered

Starting next month, Barton Community College will offer citizenship classes.

October 17, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Thank you to the Kayettes

Dear Editor,

October 17, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Advance voting now available

Barton County voters can now apply for advanced ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman said. Registered voters may contact her office either by mail, by phone or in person for an application for an advanced voting ballot.

October 17, 2012 | | News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Renue Salon & Spa, 1419 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Allene Owen with greeters Connie Oetken and Marty Steinert. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

October 17, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Malala Yousafzai

October 17, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Ringside at the Undercard

Needed three towels to wipe down my living room after the vice presidential wrestling match, er, debate the other day. The sweat flung off both the bottom names of the campaign bumper stickers was so thick on the Centre College stage, it shot right through television screens onto viewers at home.

October 17, 2012 | | Columnists


Child Abuse Prevention Education

The Child Abuse Prevention Education (CAPE) board of directors announces the hiring of Mary Thurman as the new program director.

October 17, 2012 | | Local News


Local students to participate in mock presidential debate

Students from the POLS 403 The Presidency course at Fort Hays State University will participate in a mock presidential debate from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Robbins Center.

October 17, 2012 | | Local News


Food raised and donated to Hoisington Food Bank

October 17, 2012 | | Business


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Young Professionals can learn about K-12 options

Members of the Barton County Young Professionals group are invited to attend the luncheon program, "School Enrollment Options," on Tuesday, May 5, at Pizza Hut, 4101 10th St. There will be a panel of local K-12 education providers, from both public and private schools. The program is free to attend, but participants must pay for their meals. The presentation will run from 12:15 -12:45 p.m., with door prize drawings.

April 27, 2015 | | Local News


Learn how to conserve water with a rain barrel

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Water Conservation Rain Barrel" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This is a free Stop 'N' Learn session. Landscapes, on average, account for nearly 40 percent of a household's water usage during the summer months. Rain barrels can help alleviate some of the pressure on water resources by collecting rain water to be used for watering purposes.

April 27, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Jail Log, April 24-26, 2015

Barton County Jail

April 27, 2015 | | On the Record


KCAC tournament kicks off with Community Night

Great Bend will be hosting the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) softball and baseball tournament for the second year from April 29 through May 3, 2015. The City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Recreation Commission have worked hard to help host this championship baseball and softball tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex.

April 27, 2015 | CHRISTINA HAYES, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


​Drivers flee in Great Bend incidents

A vehicle driven by Elias Garza was southbound in the 2000 block of Harrison St. at 9:05 p.m. Sunday and rear-ended a vehicle driven by Kenneth Gray, who reportedly had slammed on his brakes. Both vehicles fled the scene, according to the Great Bend Police Department.

April 27, 2015 | | News


Barton men's tennis season ends in Region VI

ARKANSAS CITY – It was not the kind of ending that Coach Lyle Stickney had hoped for his Barton Community College men's tennis team.

April 27, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton women advance to NJCAA tennis championships

ARKANSAS CITY – After a frustrating regular season at times, the Barton Community College women's tennis team put it all together – well almost all together – at the Region VI meet this past weekend. The Cougars battled to the end for a second place finish, coming up just short in third place.

April 27, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Volquez drops appeal, will serve 5-game suspension

CLEVELAND- Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez is dropping his appeal of a five-game suspension and will begin serving the suspension Monday.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Error costly as Volquez, Royals fall to White Sox

CHICAGO- The White Sox completed an unofficial sweep of the Royals on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field with a 5-3 victory in the regularly scheduled contest. The White Sox also won the suspended game from Friday by a 3-2 margin, when Avisail Garcia delivered a walk-off single against Kelvin Herrera to score Melky Cabrera. The teams only needed to play the ninth to complete that game.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


OTR for April 28, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Area powerlifters compete in Salina

Art Keffer, Brett Wondra, Tom Beckwith and Ron Ekis competed at the 2015 Kansas State Powerlifting Championships, which were held in Salina, Kansas in March.

April 27, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Cougars split series with West champ Seward; Region VI playoffs next

Weather once again played havoc with a Jayhawk West baseball series. Instead of having all four games at home over the weekend, the Barton Community College baseball team was forced to play a pair in Hays Saturday before field conditions allowed them wrap up the series – and the regular season – at home Sunday.

April 27, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Cougar women taking full team to NJCAA Championships

HUTCHINSON- There was little doubt the Barton Community College women's golf team would win the Region VI Championships. The Cougars had won every Jayhawk Conference meet with ease this year and the region featured the exact same golfers.

April 27, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Bandits win Hap Dumont tournament

The Barton Bandits took first place in the GBRC NBC Hap Dumont Points Tournament this past weekend at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The Bandits went 4-0 sweeping the competition to win the tournament.

April 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


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