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Shell may be ready for the Arctic, but its oil spill barge isn’t

SEATTLE – A unique ice-class barge designed to clean up any oil spills that might result from Shell Alaska's upcoming operations in the Arctic Ocean has so far failed to acquire final U.S. Coast Guard certification. Engineers from the oil company say it's no longer appropriate to require them to meet the rigorous weather standards originally proposed.

July 11, 2012 | BY KIM MURPHY Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


VA mobile office coming to Great Bend this week

The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs Mobile Office is coming to Great Bend this week. The air-conditioned mobile office staffed with veteran service representatives will be at the Great Bend Dollar General store, 5318 10th street, from 2-7 p.m. Today, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Veterans can learn more about VA and state benefits and even apply for benefits on site. Some of the benefits that veterans and eligible family members may qualify for are service connected disability compensation, improved pension benefits, death pensions, VA health care benefits ...

July 11, 2012 | | Local News


Maytha Louise Selby Starns 1929 - 2012

ELLINWOOD - Maytha Louise Selby Starns, 82, died July 10, 2012 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.

July 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Families must make safety a priority while camping and hiking

TOPEKA - Sleeping bag? Check. Hiking boots? Check. Safety guidelines? A must! While the preparations for a family camping or hiking trip usually include a review of the necessary gear, parents should also review safety guidelines with their children, paying special attention to potential hazards specific to camping, hiking, outdoor recreation, water and falls.

July 11, 2012 | | Local News


Barton County woman died in wreck

BARTON COUNTY - At 11 a.m. today, Barton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a one vehicle rollover accident i the 400 block of NW 10 ave. A 2000 Ford Expedition drive by Gwen Hipp, 64, of Hoisington was south bound on NW 10 Ave. when the vehicle left the roadway.

July 11, 2012 | | News


Bishop, Stallworth headline 2012 class for Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

WICHITA - Former Kansas State quarterback Michael Bishop and former Kansas basketball star Bud Stallworth are among the nine members of the 2012 class of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.

July 11, 2012 | | College/Professional


Rare bird visits refuge

STAFFORD COUNTY – Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County was recently visited by an adult-phase red-necked stint, representing a potential first-ever Kansas siting for the species, according to information from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. This small sandpiper, considered very rare in the lower 48 U.S., was seen by dozens of birders at Quivira's Little Salt Marsh July 1 and 2.

July 11, 2012 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


ALL-STAR GAME NOTEBOOK

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chipper Jones made a brand new stop on his farewell tour.

July 11, 2012 | Jones singles in final All-Star appearance | AP Sports


Verlander melts down in All-Star game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Justin Verlander wanted to give the fans an All-Star show.

July 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


Braun has big night for National League

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ryan Braun was back in the spotlight at the All-Star game. And this time, it was for what happened on the field.

July 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


NL wins third straight over AL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Melky Cabrera and Pablo Sandoval sent the National League to a big early lead. Matt Cain and the rest of an imposing pitching staff finished off a Giant blowout in the All-Star game.

July 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Golden Belt swim squad captures meet title in Hays

HAYS - After two weeks without a meet, Golden Belt swim squad blew the competition out of the water on Saturday.

July 10, 2012 | | Summer Sports


Quivira 10-U advances to state

July 10, 2012 | | Summer Sports


GBRC Youth Leagues

GREAT BEND

July 10, 2012 | | Local Sports


Heat sign veteran shooter Lewis

MIAMI (AP) - Rashard Lewis has decided to join the Miami Heat, becoming yet another shooting option for the reigning NBA champions.

July 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Farewell reception for BCC VP Quinn set for Friday

Barton Community College Vice President Dr. Penny Quinn has accepted a position as President at Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Ill.

May 05, 2015 | | Local News


Field Ops Day simulates real-world emergencies

Barton Community College's medical and emergency services students stepped out of the classroom to test their skills in life-like emergency scenarios during Field Ops Day on campus Saturday.

May 05, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | News


Leaders critical of Kansas tax policy

Dear Editor,

May 05, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Allow more time for Memorial Day decorations

Dear Editor,

May 05, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Join in nationwide prayers

Dear editor:

May 05, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


OTR for May 6, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 05, 2015 | | On the Record


Bobby Joe Mead 1936 - 2015

Bobby Joe Mead, 78, died May 4, 2015, at Hays Medical Center in Hays. Born Sept. 18, 1936, in Fredonia, he was the son of E.O. and Aldine LaRue (Randall) Mead. Bob married Carole Annette Cronenberg on Sept. 18, 1955, in Great Bend. She died on July 1, 2002.

May 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


EHS Forensics places at state

The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team competed at the KSHSAA 2A State Championships on Saturday, May 2 at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita. The team placed seventh out of 42 schools participating.

May 05, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | News


Hoisington kids learn about 9-1-1

Monday May 4, Hoisington Ambulance Service gave a 9-1-1 presentation informing the students important facts relating when and how to call 9-1-1. Following the presentation, the students got to tour the ambulance.

May 05, 2015 | | Local News


2nd Annual Hoisington Kids Entrepreneur Week a tasteful experience

Twenty-two Hoisington students, ranging in age from Kindergarten through sixth grade, participated in a two-weekend program courtesy of the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce retail promotions committee. On Saturday, April 25, they attended Business Basics, where they learned how to run a basic entrepreneurial business and chose a product to bring to market. Then, on Saturday May 2, with products prepared, they attended Market Day. Creativity was at an all time high with their business ideas, with items at Market Day ranging from snacks for people, birds and dogs, arts and crafts, graduation themed goodies and surprise eggs!

May 05, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | News


Behind-the-scenes teachers lead student-led conferences

It's pretty much an open secret that – for whatever reason – more parents of elementary-age students attend parent-teacher conferences than those of secondary students.

May 05, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Community Theatre, 1905 Lakin (Crest Theatre), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Pete Schartz and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 05, 2015 | | Local News


Harper named West MVP; Everill, Bailey first team picks

It was one of those no-brainers. In fact the big surprise would have been if Erica Harper was not selected as the Most Valuable Player when the all-conference teams were selected.

May 05, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Cougars head to Western Nebraska with Utah on their mind

For the first time in more than 20 years the Barton Community College softball season did not end with the conclusion of the Region VI Championships.

May 05, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Pacquiao could face disciplinary action for shoulder

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao could face disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose a shoulder injury before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

May 05, 2015 | | AP Sports


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