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GBHS Debate Team competes in Hutchinson

The Great Bend High School Debate Team competed in their first Debate Tournament at Hutchinson High School, for a two day tournament and brought home five awards. They took three novice teams consisting of Chris Snow, Paige VanSteenburgh, Spencer Johnson, Kary Garcia, Nathanial Cheney, and Brianna Earegood. All did extremely well and most ended up with a winning record. Snow and VanSteenburgh ended the weekend with a 3-2 win-loss record. Johnson and Garcia finished with a 1-4 and Johnson also received 7th over all speaker in Novice Division. Cheney had to compete mavrick, or on his own, on the second ...

September 30, 2011 | | Education


Kempke recognized for student financial planning

HAYS - At a news conference called to announce good news about overall enrollment at Fort Hays State University, three individual students were recognized for their team accomplishment as national champion student financial planners.

September 30, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington/Claflin Briefs

Development screening Oct. 7

September 30, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Enough with all the baseball spitting

"Watching guys spit in the dugouts is not exactly a great thing to watch."

September 30, 2011 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Saudis learn that freedom isn’t free

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

September 30, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


It’s more like a resort, really

News of the Weird has mentioned various overseas prisons where crime kingpins serve time in relative comfort (through bribery or fear), but according to a New York Times dispatch, Venezuela's San Antonio prison (which houses the country's drug traffickers) is in a class of its own.

September 30, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Rallying cry of Kansas City fans: Throw it deep!

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The box score at halftime of the Chiefs' loss to San Diego last weekend resembled that of a high school offense running the wishbone.

September 29, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Martha T. Richards 1922 - 2011

Martha T. Richards, 89, went to her heavenly home Sept. 29, 2011. She was born May 5, 1922, at Great Bend, and died at Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood. She was the daughter of Delbert Lee and Minnie Emaline (Engleman) Tucker. She married Oscar Cline Richards on Oct. 14, 1950, at Great Bend. He died Jan. 30, 1993.

September 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


Josephine Young 1928 - 2011

ALBANY, Ore. - Josephine (Jody) Laverna Young, 83, of Albany, Ore., passed away Saturday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 19, 1928, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of George and Frances (Koelsch) Whitsel. Josephine moved to Albany from Great Bend where she was the Girl Scout District Representative in Barton County for many years. After moving to Albany, Josephine sang with the "Sweet Adelines" and worked in the Albany Public School District assisting young students with drawing and graphic programs. She never saw a stranger, and even though she only had one child she became like a ...

September 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


SPTP resident convicted on battery, contraband charges

LARNED - David W. Neal, 40, was convicted on one count of battery of a mental health employee and three counts of trafficking contraband in a care and treatment facility in Pawnee County District Court.

September 29, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Police Report

Thursday, Sept. 29

September 29, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Tired Iron Tractor Pull a fan favorite

LARNED - A Tractor Pull is scheduled at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct 9 during the Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show. The Tractor Pull is sponsored by First State Bank and Trust Co. of Larned.

September 29, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


On the Record for Sept. 30, 2011

Great Bend Fire Department

September 29, 2011 | | On the Record


Orphan Graain Train benefit scheduled Oct. 9

LARNED - Grace Lutheran Church and the Sandstone Pumpkin Patch at 914 W. 2nd, Larned, is sponsoring a benefit for the Orphan Grain Train on Sunday, Oct. 9. A 2 p.m. family pumpkin picking will be followed by a Wisconsin style fish feed from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

September 29, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned 495 school board hears reports

LARNED - The Larned USD 495 heard reports from building administrators and supervisors at a recent meeting of the board of education. The following are approved minutes from the Aug. 8 meeting.

September 29, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


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Blazers take Wichita championship

The Barton Blazers took first place in the Wichita Tournament. They defeated the Wichita Biggins in the championship game 49-40. Players include Brock Skelton, J.J. Heredia, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, Evan Campbell, Sam Ryan, Mason Perez, and Connor Griffith. These Blazers play again next weekend in Wichita.

May 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Moochers and Takers

May 26, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Christie Dead Wrong About Spying

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave an impressive performance this week, glorifying the unconstitutional NSA program collecting and recording every American's digital communication.

May 26, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


​Great Bend City Band concerts start Thursday

The Great Bend City Band will hold its first concert of the summer this Thursday, May 28, at 8:15 p.m. at the band shell in the Barton County courthouse square, 1400 Main.

May 25, 2015 | | Local News


Summer library programs start June 1

The Great Bend Public Library's summer programs start Monday, June 1, and run through July 17. This year's programs have superhero theme.

May 25, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


LeBron’s triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand.

May 25, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Juan Pablo Montoya wins his second Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS - With a bold move on a teammate, Juan Pablo Montoya became a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

May 25, 2015 | CHRIS JENKINS | AP Sports


Slow start, tough breaks mar Ventura’s line

KANSAS CITY- Just because right-hander Yordano Ventura started off a little rocky in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals doesn't mean Royals manager Ned Yost didn't like what he saw.

May 25, 2015 | By Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


​Ruth Marie Cannon

Ruth Marie Cannon, 79, of Great Bend, died May 23, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


2015 CPHS Community Scholarship recipients

The Community Scholarship, Inc. of Claflin awarded scholarships to 19 graduates and 14 alumni at the Central Plains High School graduation ceremony on May 17. Many donors, alumni, and organizations made it possible to award $38,695.00 to the graduates and alumni to help with their college expenses.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Summer Picnic Season Begins Now

The celebrations surrounding the Memorial Day weekend oftentimes include a picnic or barbecue. With warmer weather here, it is important that you consider food safety tips so none of your guests take home an unwanted foodborne illness.

May 24, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


17 year cicadas

This year is a special one for entomologists. The 17 year periodical cicadas are due to come out of the ground, where they have been developing, to reproduce and lay their eggs. No specimens of this particular cicada have been documented in Barton County, but they are in neighboring counties, so keep your eyes and ears open. The following piece is from the KSRE's Entomologist Bob Bauernfeind about these amazing insects and what to expect if they are found in Barton County.

May 24, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains

A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture


FFA members to gather in Manhattan for annual state convention

One of the largest annual gatherings of Kansas high school students is set to begin next week as more than 2,000 FFA members, agricultural educators and supporters converge at Kansas State University for the 87th Kansas FFA Convention. The convention will open Wednesday, May 27, and run through Friday, May 29.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture


Axman named a Top Cruise Producer

Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


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