BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Pheasant Hunters, don't forget to bring the tail feather from your prize bird to the Great Bend Recreation Commission to enter it in the Longest Tail Feather contest. The contest will run through the 2010-11 pheasant hunting season.
No. 1 Oregon 15, California 13
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Rex Burkhead and Roy Helu Jr. ran for touchdowns and ninth-ranked Nebraska's defense held Kansas to 87 total yards in a 20-3 victory on Saturday night.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Blaine Gabbert got a pep talk from his coach, who reminded him of his starring role in a victory that knocked Oklahoma out of the BCS lead a few weeks ago.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - It was the summer of 2005, and two punters on the University of Tennessee roster were horsing around before practice
Creation of an EMS Nurse ALS Response Program has been added to the agenda for Monday night's City Council meeting in Larned. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 417 Broadway. The remainder of the agenda was published in Friday's Tribune.
Longtime board member Larry Carr was honored at the Fort Larned Historical Society's annual meeting last Monday at the Santa Fe Trail Center. Board President Tom Seltmann thanked Carr for his many years of service as he steps down from the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum's governing board. Carr's service on the board of directors spanned 24 years, from 1986 to 2010.
Jeffrey Jensen, 61, lifetime Ellinwood and Great Bend resident, died suddenly Nov. 13. Survivors and arrangements will be announced by Kimple Funeral Home of Ellinwood.
SEWARD - Ricki Lee Walker, 56, died Nov. 11 at his home in Seward. He was born Nov. 12, 1953, in Larned, the son of Eddie Ralph and Jennie Pearl (McBride) Walker. He was a retired service technician for the agriculture irrigation industry and a resident of Seward for seven years.
PAWNEE ROCK - Ben Unruh, 86, resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., and formerly of Woodward, Okla., and Pawnee Rock, passed away on Nov. 12 at Colorado Springs. Ben was born Sept. 25, 1924, north of Pawnee Rock to the late Benjamin and Carrie Unruh.
La CROSSE - Mary Helen Jones, 95, of La Crosse, died Nov. 12 at the Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care facility in La Crosse. She was born Jan. 10, 1915, at Pfeifer, the daughter of Frank and Barbara (Urban) Schaffer. She married Fred T. Jones Sr. on Aug. 11, 1949. He preceded her in death on June 29, 1984. She was a resident of La Crosse since 1983, moving there from rural Otis.
Teen pregnancy rates are down dramatically and American children are more likely to reach adulthood than they were 25 years ago. But more of them are growing up impoverished.
Birmingham, Alabama, is looking to make chess a fixture in its schools, in hopes that it will allow kids to stretch their minds and improve their analytical abilities.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Sacred cows were scarce when Broncos general manager John Elway dug out from the wreckage of that Super Bowl blistering by the Seahawks.
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France - Riding in his 10th Tour de France, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia finally got his first stage victory in cycling's greatest race on Tuesday by leading a breakaway group to a downhill finish as the pack entered the Pyrenees.
The new-look Big 12 is ready for some football.
CLEVELAND - Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.
Students now have two modern options for living on the Barton County Campus as the brand-spanking new "Bluestem Hall" is ready to house students for the upcoming school year. Move-in day is scheduled for August 16 and 17. The public is invited to a ribbon cutting and after-hours event hosted by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 in the lobby of the new building, which is south of the Student Union. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served and tours of the new facility will be given.
'Cheyenne Bottoms During World War II' presentation to be held
Ever since upgrading software this year, staff at the Great Bend Tribune have been learning the finer points of page design using the Adobe Creative Suite products. Last week, reporter Susan Thacker traveled to Topeka, where Russell Viers led a two-day Technology Academy at the Kansas Press Association office. The seminar was partially underwritten by a grant from the Kansas Newspaper Foundation.
Dennis A. Munoz, 66, longtime resident of Great Bend, passed away at his Great Bend home on July 9. Memorial services are July 26 at 4 p.m. at Veterans' Memorial Park in Great Bend. A Life Celebration will follow at The Best Western Angus Inn of Great Bend at approximately 5:30 p.m.
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LARNED -Myron V. Thomas, 73, passed away July 21 at his home in Larned. He was born Feb. 28, 1941 in Arvada, Colo., the son of Clarence and Mabel (Batman) Thomas.
A park ranger from Fort Larned National Historic Site will talk about Buffalo Soldiers who served at the fort, during a program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, in the main museum at the Barton County Historical Society. Ellen Jones will highlight Company A, US Army 10th Cavalry, one of two Black cavalry units to serve at Fort Larned from 1867-1869.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve next year's budget for publication at the next board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The board will also approve the operational budget for Fiscal Year 2015.