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Officials concerned about power before Super Bowl started

NEW ORLEANS - Concerned the Superdome might not be able to handle the energy needed for its first Super Bowl since Hurricane Katrina, officials spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on upgrades to decayed utility lines, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

February 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Valentines from KAYS

Twenty young men from the Great Bend High School KAYS attended a leadership conference on Monday, Feb 4, at Hoisington. Members of the KAY club learn leadership skills and perform service for their school, community, nation and world. At the conference, the members decorated valentine boxes and gathered items such as crossword puzzle books, magazines and other treats for senior citizens. Shown in the picture are KAY members delivering some of their donations to residents of Cherry Village. The club is sponsored by Tina Hiss. Students pictured are, from left: Ryan Clark, Dallas Schmeidler, Aaron Sanko, Bryce Beck, Greg Burley ...

February 05, 2013 | | Local News

OTR for Feb. 6, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

February 05, 2013 | | On the Record

Owls programs offered

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Owls of Kansas," at noon today at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This one-hour program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

February 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs

High school students invited to Senior Day at BCC

College-bound high school seniors can tour the Barton Community College campus, and will also have a chance to win one of two $500 BCC scholarships, during Senior Day. This free program starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. Students need to sign up online at by Feb. 17.

February 05, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News

KBI seeks man suspected of cashing fake checks

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is asking the public for assistance in locating Robert Helms. He is suspected of passing himself off as a law enforcement officer, including using a false badge, throughout the state of Kansas while cashing phony payroll checks and issuing bad checks to purchase items.

February 05, 2013 | | News

Kristin Nairn Washington 1966-2013

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Kristin Nairn Washington, 46, died Feb. 4 at Clarehouse Hospice, Tulsa, Okla. She was born Feb. 23, 1966 at Topeka.

February 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Rick Wells 1967 - 2013

Rick Wells 1967 - 2013

February 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Roy L. Myers 1921 - 2013

Roy L. Myers, 91, died Feb. 3 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 29, 1921 in Otto, he was the son of Herman W. and Olive M. (Utt) Myers. On July 6, 1942, he married Juanita Ruth Hensley in Wichita. She died on May 4, 2008. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, coming from Ellinwood, he was the former owner and operator of H&R Block.

February 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Ruth M. Torney 1930 - 2013

VALLEY CENTER - Ruth M. Torney, 82, passed away Dec. 15, 2012. Ruth was born April 8, 1930, the daughter of Charles and Vera

February 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


February 05, 2013 | | News

Dear GOP, Cubans Are Not Mexican

Due to an act of Congress, Cuban nationals who arrive in the U.S. after 1959 cannot be illegal immigrants. They're automatically refugees. It's amnesty! The federal government has spent billions to assist those who've fled Castro's regime. It was a Cold War policy, signed by President Johnson. If they can get to our shores (many have died in the process), they have an instant pathway to citizenship. They just have to get here. And since 1995, have what is referred to as "dry feet."

February 05, 2013 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists

Pryce earns Eagle Scout

Brandon Pryce received the rank of Eagle Scout on Jan. 26 at the First United Methodist Church in Eureka. Pryce had held positions in the troop as historian and senior patrol leader. He is also involved in the Order of the Arrow, which is an elite group of young men and adult men, where he has earned the Ordeal and Brotherhood and is the Order of the Arrow Representative. His grandfather, Jack Messick, accepted the Father's Pin in memory of Pryce's father, Floyd Duane Pryce, in recognition of the wisdom and guidance given to him by his father ...

February 05, 2013 | | Local News


February 05, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Salvation Army Fund Drive

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February 05, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor

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Respect for authority begins in the home

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines "Lawlessness" as a noun that means to not be regulated or based on law, not restrained or controlled by law.

November 13, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

Pawnee Heights' play is scheduled Saturday

ROZEL -- "Dead Men Don't Need Dress Rehearsals," will be the presentation of the Pawnee Heights Players during its annual dinner theater Saturday night at ...

November 13, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

Government commodities to be distributed

ELLINWOOD – United States government commodities will be distributed from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the United Church of Christ in at 701 Fritz ...

November 13, 2015 | | Local News

Wreck-it Donald and Fix-it Jeb

November 13, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Granddaughter of Great Bend resident signs to play two sports at KSU

Topeka multi-sport athlete Peyton Williams, the granddaughter of Great Bend resident Ann Casey, has committed to play basketball and volleyball at Kansas State University in ...

November 13, 2015 | | Local Sports

In The Market To Rent A Mom?

"Rent-a-Mom The Real Deal For Adults Needing Mother," blared a recent ABC News story.

November 13, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Does the Bell Toll for the Fed?

Last week Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted that the Federal Reserve Board will increase interest rates at the board's December meeting. The positive ...

November 13, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

GBHS athletes recognized

Special guests at the Unified School District 428 Board of Education meeting Monday night were the Great Bend High School fall sports participants who were ...

November 13, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Cougars roll by Sterling JV

It didn't take long for the Barton men's basketball team to establish the outcome Wednesday night. It was a game the Cougars knew ...

November 13, 2015 | | Community College

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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