HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Twenty years ago this month Clarence Thomas was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Ruth Adams called on Northampton College in central England to measure the purring sound of her gray-and-white tabby cat, Smokey, aiming for a Guinness World Record.
Tuesday's high school football scores
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team had its season end on Tuesday night during a Class 5A state quarterfinal match against Wichita Kapaun-Mt. Carmel.
MACKSVILLE - The Macksville High School football team advances after a 42-40 win over Ness City in the first round of the Eight-Man Division-I state playoffs on Tuesday night.
The Barton Community College volleyball Team cruised through their first round regional match on Tuesday, handing the visiting Garden City Broncbusters a 25-11, 25-17, 25-17 defeat.
NEW YORK (AP) - No KD vs. Kobe, no championship banner in Dallas.
Barton Community College's Criminal Justice Team took home some hardware in two divisions of the Region III American Criminal Justice Association's national competition, Oct. 21 and 22 at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo.
Great Bend Police
Relay for Life of Barton County will hold a coat drive from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Great Bend Coffee, 2015 Lakin Ave.
They may not have started out the school year as swingers, but Cabinetmaking and Furniture Design II students of Travis Straub will undoubtedly end the semester just that way.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Medical Clinic welcomes Cassandra Montoya, PA-C. Her specialty is family medicine. Cassandra received her Physician Assistant degree at Wichita State University on July 29, 2011. She completed her undergraduate work at Kansas State University on Dec. 13, 2008, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
WESTVILLE, Okla. - Wanza Lou McCrary was born Dec 11, 1931, in Morton, Texas, to James Olin and Pearl Dimple (Herndon) Willis, the eldest of three girls. She talked about growing up in the 1930s, about how hard times were, about nailing wet sheets to the windows during dust storms and the families dream of green pastures - then they moved here.
Jerry Mitchell Jones, 76, died July 24, at Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 13, 1937, in Hutchinson, he was the son of Ray and Marjorie (Swann) Jones. On March 12, 1958, he married Nelta Irene Simpson in Great Bend. She died on Dec. 3, 1997. A lifetime resident of Great Bend and Seward, he was the owner and operator of the J&J Cafe in Seward until 1997.
POULSBO, Wash. - A memorial service for John David Lewis, formerly of Larned, who died on May 19, will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 2, at the First Presbyterian Church in Larned. Memorials are suggested to the church, Larned EMT's or the Pawnee County Food Pantry.
Clarence "C. D." Johnson, 63, died July 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Jan. 6, 1951, at Great Bend, the son of Clarence Harve and Bernadine (Ericks) Johnson. He married Jolene Debes on Oct. 11, 1980, at Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a rural letter carrier for Rural Route 2 for the United States Postal Service, Great Bend, retiring in 2012.
Bradley Wicks, driving while suspended, failed to appear
It is always a thrill for me when someone calls with a wildlife sighting or event in our community. A lady called and said there were vultures spending the night in Great Bend. This roosting tree is at 18th & Harrison in the back yard of a residence. There are about 20 birds using that tree.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School/Community Library has new books available for checkout. They are:
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a donation to the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial from the Great Bend Tribune, the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and the Central Kansas Community Corrections budget.
A summer kids' event called Weird Animals VBS will be hosted at Trinity Lutheran Church from Sunday to Thursday. Weird Animals VBS is for children 3 years old to those who just completed 8th grade, and will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day.
Is someone out there picturing Abe Lincoln with a dunce cap instead of a stovepipe hat?
An excerpt from Tom Purcell's new book, "An Apple Core, a Toilet: Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood."
TOPEKA (AP) The court also struck down three of the four capital murder convictions each against Jonathan and Reginald Carr. It upheld one capital murder conviction for each of them.
Change can be difficult, but you can't move forward without it.