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A journey to the center of my soul

His photo hung on the brick wall above the front door of St. Patrick's Grade School. Sporting a red beanie, resting on what seemed to be a disproportionately small head, with a serious, reflective expression. It was easy to brush by his glare. Typically we exchanged glances while I was on my way to recess and had other priorities -- like pulling Mary Lou Marmie's pony tails, for instance. Still, that photo of Pope Paul IV became a part of my consciousness. He was, afterall, the direct successor of St. Peter, the rock on whom Jesus built "the church ...

March 01, 2013 | BY MATT KEENAN | Local Life


No. 2 Gonzaga eases past BYU; Virginia upsets No. 3 Duke

PROVO, Utah - Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points, Gary Bell Jr. hit four 3-pointers and No. 2 Gonzaga survived a late Brigham Young rally for a 70-65 victory Thursday night and its 10th outright conference title.

March 01, 2013 | | AP Sports


STATE CHAMPS

WICHITA - The Great Bend High School boys' bowling team claimed a Class 5-1A state title on Thursday afternoon at Northrock Lanes.

February 28, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Bill Schoenhofer

LYONS - Bill Schoenhofer, 85, Lyons, died Feb. 28.

February 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


Bette M. Billinger

HOISINGTON - Bette M. Billinger, 96, died Feb. 28 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.

February 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


Margie Helen (Bragg) Cooper 1927 - 2013

CANYON, Texas - Margie Helen (Bragg) Cooper, 85, died Feb. 27 in Amarillo Texas. Born on Dec. 20, 1927 in Goodman, Mo., she was the daughter of Lena Juliet (Rush) Bragg and August Clifton Bragg. On Sept. 15, 1945 she married Richard D. Cooper in Neosho, Mo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1977. A resident of Hoisington from 1947 to 2012, moving to Canyon, Texas, she worked as office manager for Dr. Merle Fieser and Dr. Keith Wolfenbarger for 25 years before retiring in 1995. Margie was known by many as "Granny." She enjoyed working in her garden ...

February 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


Steve and Jennifer Hopkins to speak at March 9 Aglow

Great Bend Aglow will meet Saturday, March 9, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. The guest speakers are Steve and Jennifer Hopkins, Hoisington. Sign-in and social time begins at 9 a.m. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

February 28, 2013 | | Religion


March 6 Lenten Luncheon

The Lenten Luncheon series continues with the next luncheon at noon on Wednesday, March 6, at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave. Host pastor is the Rev. Bill Johnson, and the speaker will be the Rev. Jim Strasen from Trinity Lutheran Church. Luncheons are from noon to 1 p.m. and open to the public. A freewill offering is accepted to defray the cost to the host congregation.

February 28, 2013 | | Religion


Workshop tackles effects of poverty

SALINA - Bethany House of Studies presents its 2013 Spring Event, "Tackling the Effects of Poverty," on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 302 South 7th St., Salina.

February 28, 2013 | | Religion


Church briefs

Men's breakfast announced

February 28, 2013 | | Religion


Shafer Gallery to show 'Signs of the Passion' exhibit

Two Christian artists give their very different and personal interpretations of the Stations of the Cross and Passion week in the new exhibit at Shafer Art Gallery, located on the Barton Community College campus. Works by Todd Dayton-Fox and the Rev. Richard Vettel-Becker will be on display March 7-17 and March 24-29.

February 28, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Hoisington Chamber to host legislative coffee Saturday

HOISINGTON - A legislative coffee will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. Senator Mitch Holmes and Representative John Edmonds will be present.

February 28, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


AHF to have T-shirt design contest

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Committee has decided since it was such a huge success last year to have a contest for the design/logo for the annual AHF T-shirt to have the contest again this year.

February 28, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Strecker to offer class

ELLINWOOD - Dr. Catherine Strecker will be offering a Dementia/Alzheimers class for nurses, social workers and the public from 1-4 p.m. on March 8 at Educational Opportunities, 108 N. Main in Ellinwood. The cost is $45 with four continuing education units for nurses and social workers. Call 620-564-2510 or email crs@hbcomm.net

February 28, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Bloodmobile comes to Great Bend Monday

Severe winter weather across much of Kansas forced the cancellation of 50 American Red Cross blood drives, resulting in a shortfall of more than 1,600 blood and platelet donations through the Red Cross Central Plains Region. Now that the storm has passed, eligible donors are encouraged to give lifesaving blood and platelets to help offset the current shortfall and ensure a stable supply.

February 28, 2013 | | Local News


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You can lead a Senator to water, but you cannot make him think. Benjamin Netanyahu's bellicose bellyaching notwithstanding, getting Iran to give up its ...

July 17, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Atticus Finch Jumps The Shark???

"Sequel reveals dark side of Atticus Finch." "New book portrays Atticus Finch as a racist." "Atticus Finch fans on Twitter aghast."

July 17, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Lutheran minister celebrates 10 year anniversary of ordination

The Congregations of St. Mark, Great Bend and St. Paul, Galatia will hold a joint Holy Communion Service on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 10 ...

July 17, 2015 | | Religion


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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