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Based on the election results in New Jersey and Virginia, the Republicans have stark choices going forward: They can nominate candidates with crossover appeal - and win. Or they can continue to nominate right-wing extremists - and lose.
Dear Editor and Friends in Great Bend and the surrounding areas, The Annual Mission Benefit Bazaar of the Dominican Sisters of Peace in Great Bend on Nov. 9, was once again a wonderful success! We Dominican Sisters of Peace and Associates are awe-fully thankful to the City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Tribune for its excellent advertisement of our Mission Bazaar, and to all our friends in surrounding areas for your continuing response ...
A Wall Street friend told me he thinks that the October Bureau of Labor Statistics report's deceptions are so great that Disneyland must have written it. For the umpteenth straight month, the mainstream media cherry-picked the handful of positive statistics but buried profoundly troubling data.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 for a special town hall meeting at the Larned Community Center. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
Tuesday, Nov. 12 2:40 a.m. - Deputies assisted Rice County deputues 5:07 a.m. -A prowler was reported at 902 E. 8th Monday, Nov. 11 8:45 p.m. - A vehicle struck a deer at U.S. 183 Friday, Nov. 8 10:56 a.m. - Deputies investigated a dog bite at Pawnee Heights High School 11:24 a.m. - An inmate was escorted to Pawnee Valley Hospital 11:59 a.m. - An inmate was escorted from Pawnee Valley Hospital 1:09 p.m. ...
CLASS 6A FIRST ROUND Lawrence Free State 40, SM Northwest 14 Olathe North 14, Blue Valley Northwest 3 Olathe East 19, Gardner-Edgerton 7 SM East 36, Leavenworth 14 Derby 56, Wichita North 7 Manhattan 60, Maize 59 (5 OT) Wichita Heights 55, Topeka High 48 Garden City 40, Wichita Northwest 36 FRIDAY'S QUARTERFINALS Lawrence Free State (9-1) at Olathe North (7-3), 7 p.m. SM East (9-1) at Olathe East (7-3), 7 p.m. Derby (9-1) at ...
Tuesday - LHS play practice, Larned Community Center; LMS student council, 7:30 a.m.; Elementary PAT Playgroup, Hillside Elementary,10 a.m.; LMS boys basketball at Dodge City Sacred Heart, 4:30 p.m.; LMS girls basketball vs. Dodge City Sacred Heart, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - LHS student council, 7:30 a.m.; LHS wrestling meeting, seminar; LHS play practice, Community Center; CKL meeting, Hutchinson. Thursday - International Club, 7:30 a.m.; LHS Scholars Bowl, Montezuma; LMS girls basketball at Ellinwood, 4:30 p.m.; ...
JETMORE - The rally never came. The Central Plains High School football team slowly fell behind Hodgeman County on Saturday night during an Eight-Man Division-I state playoffs second-round game. The Oilers outscored the Longhorns 14-6 in the final quarter, but couldn't make up the distance for a 44-36 loss to end their season. Things started off well. Central Plains quarterback Braeden Crites connected with Carson Kirmer for a 55-yard touchdown just 17 seconds ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was supposed to be a week off for Chiefs coach Andy Reid, the one time during the grueling 17-week season where there are hardly any practices and no stressful game.
HUTCHINSON - It was quite a run to the end of the season, but that end finally came on Monday afternoon for the Barton Community College volleyball team, as they found their legs late in the season and kept that going all the way to the NJCAA Region VI semifinals where Barton suddenly fell apart halfway through the match.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The MRI determined the hit caused no further damage to Peyton Manning's tender right ankle.
FORT DODGE, Iowa - The Barton Community College cross-country teams put to bed the 2013 season on Saturday afternoon with the running of the NJCAA Championships.
JAGUARS 29, TITANS 27 NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Jacksonville Jaguars are winless no more. Maurice Jones-Drew and Jordan Todman each ran for a touchdown, and the Jaguars held off the Tennessee Titans 29-27 Sunday. The Jaguars (1-8) scored the most points in a game this season for first-year coach Gus Bradley. They never trailed and forced four turnovers they turned into 17 points. The Titans scored twice in the final 4:15, the last ...
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl kicks off today at 10 a.m.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.
ARVADA, Colo. - Mark Samuel Albert Stice, 36, set out in mid-September to climb the Crestones, in Custer County, Colo., and never returned and has not yet been found. More than 800 hours of volunteer time was spent trying to find him, but the search was hampered by snow, ice and high winds at altitudes over 13,000 feet. While we believe he will someday be found, the time has now come to remember him and ...
SALINA - Verla L. Hipp, 82, died on Nov. 26, 2013 at Sterling House of Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Frank Ernest and Helen (Schwartz) Ruble. On July 15, 1953 she married Robert F. Hipp in Great Bend. He died on Oct. 12, 1989. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, moving to Salina in 2009, she was employed for U.S.D. 428 as a Certified Food Service worker for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a gifted seamtress.
QUINTER - Rita Houdeshell, 72, of Quinter, died on Nov. 23, 2013 at Hays Medical Center. Born June 7, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harley J. and Helen (Strobel) Everett. She was a graduate of Radium High School. On March 4, 1963, Rita was united in marriage to Larry W. Houdeshell in Dodge City. She worked for many years and retired as a certified nurse's assistant at Gove County Hospital in Quinter.
Nine-year-old Haley McCormick recently surprised Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory with a donation for the zoo.
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?