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Sprecher — Urban

Brian and Karen Sprecher of Hillsboro, Ore., announce the engagement of their daughter Kimberly Lynn Sprecher to Wyatt James Urban, son of Mike and Debbie Urban of Claflin.

May 20, 2012 | | Engagements


Nitz — Homolka

Alan Nitz of Moline, Ill., announces the engagement of his daughter Stephanie Nitz to Seth Homolka, son of James and Katherine Homolka of Holyrood.

May 20, 2012 | | Engagements


Claflin connection guides basketball great

Nearly a decade after playing in her final WNBA game, former basketball sensation Jackie Stiles still enjoys competing.

May 20, 2012 | By Michael Dawes Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Royals beat Diamondbacks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas homered, Bruce Chen won his third straight start and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 Saturday night.

May 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


BCC captures three national titles

LEVELLAND, Texas - The Barton Community College track and field teams wrapped up their season this week at the NJCAA Division-I Outdoor Track and Field National Championship held in Levelland, Texas.

May 20, 2012 | | Community College


San Antonio takes 3-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tim Duncan scored 19 points, helping engineer a 24-0 run in the third quarter after the Spurs trailed by 24 points, and San Antonio defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 96-86 on Saturday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.

May 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Hildebrand leads GBHS at state meet

TOPEKA - Each of the Great Bend High School swimmers in the Class 5-1A girls' state meet were able to improve their times in Saturday's finals competition at Hummer Sports Complex.

May 20, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Class 1A regional track & field roundup

MONTEZUMA - Macksville High School's boys' track and field team won a Class 1A regional championship.

May 19, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Class 4-2A regional track & field roundup

GREENSBURG - The Ellinwood High School girls track and field team finished runners-up at a Class 2A regional on Friday.

May 19, 2012 | | Prep Sports


I’ll Have Another wins Preakness with Triple Crown chance ahead

BALTIMORE (AP) - I'll Have Another had Bodemeister in his sights again, a shot at the Triple Crown hanging in the balance.

May 19, 2012 | | AP Sports


Cardinal mosaic

May 19, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Check It Out!

ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:

May 19, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Doris May Amerine 1923 - 2012

Doris M. Amerine, 88, of Great Bend, passed away at Cherry Village Residential Care in Great Bend on Thursday evening. Doris was born on Nov. 7, 1923 in Great Bend to Emery Blaine and Katie E. (Brocher) Burris. A life-long resident of Barton County, she graduated from Great Bend High School in 1941. On April 11, 1942, she was united in marriage to Maurice D. Amerine at Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1981. Doris was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

May 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Aaron Wade Fisher 1973-2012

WICHITA - Aaron Wade Fisher, 38, passed away following a car accident. He was born June 12, 1973, the son of Karl LeRoy Fisher and Connie (Clark) Fisher.

May 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Myers’s facts disputed

I am writing this letter in response to Councilman Randy Myers' 2 letters of April 15th & May 13th.

May 19, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


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Check It Out!

There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.

January 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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