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Wilbur Dean Dirks 1928-2012

LARNED - Wilbur Dean Dirks, 84, passed away Nov. 22 at his home in Larned. He was born March 7, 1928 in Pawnee County, the son of John Jacob Dirks and Anna Marie George. He was a resident of both Larned and Wichita. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Larned and attended Evangel Assembly of God, Wichita.

November 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


​Dennis Dale Michel 1948 - 2012

BROWNELL - Dennis Dale Michel, 64, died Nov. 22, 2012 at Ness County Hospital, Ness City, to join God's Thanksgiving feast, after his long three year battle with peritoneal mesothelioma cancer. He was born June 3, 1948 in Great Bend, the son of Walter and Fern (Keatley) Michel. Dennis was a lifetime resident of Ness County and was proud of his heritage, coming from an 1867 century farm in Ness County.

November 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Model trains displayed

Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will have a model train display at Waters True Value from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, and again on Dec. 1. Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy the model railroad.

November 23, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Dwight Murray Jr. 1936 - 2012

CHOCTAW, Okla. -- Dwight Murray Jr., 75, died Nov. 12. He was born Dec. 16, 1936, at Winfield, the son of Dwight Everett and Doris Violet (Prouty) Murray. He retired from Northern Gas Products in Bushton after 35 years of service.

November 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Wilbur Dean Dirks

LARNED -- Wilbur Dean Dirks, 84, passed away Nov. 22, at his home, Larned.

November 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Jobs that don’t exist yet

This past Tuesday at the regular meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, members of the various advisory boards assisting the various technical programs spoke to the Trustees. They discussed their service on the appropriate advisory board, how programs at Barton have benefitted their industry, and what they saw as the future needs in their area. Agriculture was well represented by Andrew Murphy from ILS and Marvin Rose from the Great Bend Coop. With their input both the crop and livestock aspects of agriculture were represented.

November 23, 2012 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture


A friend of 4-H

What does it take to be named a "Friend of 4-H". There are many, many people who share their time and talent with the 4-H program.

November 23, 2012 | BY BURNY UNRUH | Local Life


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. On the agenda is the Superintendent's evaluation.

November 23, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Retailers expect solid holiday growth

With the passing of Grey Thursday and Black Friday, and the coming of Cyber Monday, the 2012 holiday shopping season is in full swing.

November 23, 2012 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Christmas Comes Early

November 23, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Googling Obama’s Reelection

President Obama's reelection was a triumph of Big Data, technological innovation, and precision targeting over the usual gravity of an incumbent president with a record of economic failure. This was facilitated by largest data trove in the world, Google, lending talent, expertise, and quite possibly data to the cause. Now Google CEO Eric Schmidt is being rumored as a potential Commerce Secretary or even Treasury Secretary – the top economic policy position – in Obama's second term. That's probably far-fetched, but the close relationship between the administration and Google deserves scrutiny.

November 23, 2012 | | Columnists


Thanksgiving Blessings, 2012

Seriously? Both political parties talking pre-emptive smack barely a week after the election. Partisan politics? Again? So soon? Not even time to catch our breath? For crum's sakes, give it a rest, you guys. Besides, shouldn't you be out on recess? After all, it's Thanksgiving. Yes. Already. The earliest Thanksgiving possible. That's what happens when November first is on a Thursday. Merchants are dancing the happy dance. Shoppers too. Retail workers, not so much. Black Friday Creep seems destined to devour Halloween.

November 22, 2012 | | Columnists


Why I’m Thankful in 2012

The older I get, the more I realize the importance of the little things that are right in front of me to appreciate all year long. So, once again, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, this uniquely American holiday, here is the list of blessings for which I am thankful in 2012.

November 22, 2012 | | Columnists


Hospital adds new PA

HOISINGTON - Kristin Ohnmacht, certified physicians assistant ,joins Clara Barton Hospital's physician team. Ohnmacht is a certified physician assistant.

November 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


DARE

November 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


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Winston displays strong arm, but Mariota has faster feet at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Florida State's Jameis Winston showed Saturday there's nothing wrong with his throwing shoulder.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ellis leads No. 8 Jayhawks past feisty TCU

LAWRENCE (AP) - Perry Ellis had five long days to think about six quick seconds.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


BCC baseball splits rearranged twinbill

It was hard to keep up with the quick-changing schedule for the Barton Community College baseball team as the weekend approached. Originally Barton was headed to Oklahoma for a twinbill Saturday and Sunday with Rose State College. But weather changed that. More than once.

February 21, 2015 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton softball runs unbeaten start to 8-0

SALINA - It wasn't the most condusive weather for a pair of softball games. But the Barton Community College softball team wasn't about to allow the weather to keep it from continuing its best start in several years. The Cougars rolled to a pair of easy wins at Brown Mackie College Friday afternoon.

February 21, 2015 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton County Historical Society meeting

The February program at Barton County Historical Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, in the main museum, located on US Highway 281 just south of the Arkansas River Bridge, in the Ray Schulz Research Library.

February 20, 2015 | | Local News


Barton women cruise by Colby; one win from home playoff game

It was a pretty good night at the Barton Gym for the Barton Cougar women's basketball team.

February 20, 2015 | | Community College


Lyons Public Library and Rice County Historical Society fundraiser

Lyons Public Library and Rice County Historical Society will host a joint fundraiser celebrating sports and the way sports build and unite communities. This fundraising event will feature Chase High School graduate and retired NFL player Paul Coffman as guest speaker. Coffman played collegiate ball for Kansas State University before signing as an undrafted rookie free agent for the Green Bay Packers in 1978. His career for the Packers spanned from 1978-1985. He later played for the Kansas City Chiefs (1986-1987) and the Minnesota Vikings (1988) and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1994.

February 20, 2015 | | Entertainment


Barton survives upset scare by Colby

It almost happened again. The Barton Community College men's basketball team entered the NJCAA Top 25 for the second time this year Tuesday. The last time the Cougars did that they followed it up with a pair of losses.

February 20, 2015 | | Community College


Tinseltown Talks

From "I Love Lucy" and "All in the Family" to "Married with Children" and "Seinfeld," structuring a sitcom around four lead characters often proved a successful formula.

February 20, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


Thank you letter from soldier

Dear Editor, (in care of Great Bend Military Moms)

February 20, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Let’s keep Kansas free state

Dear Editor,

February 20, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Congress Playing Chicken on DHS Funding Bill

For President Obama and the unlawful immigrants he is determined to reward with work permits, social security numbers, and welfare benefits, last week was triumphant. As the congressional February 27 deadline for funding the Department of Homeland Security draws closer, insiders learn with each passing day that Obama's executive action is much more expansive than originally presented.

February 20, 2015 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


How Many More Wars?

Last week President Obama sent Congress legislation to authorize him to use force against ISIS "and associated persons and forces" anywhere in the world for the next three years. This is a blank check for the president to start as many new wars as he wishes, and it appears Congress will go along with this dangerous and costly scheme.

February 20, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Obama's Plans

February 20, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


GBHS Speech Team places 4th

At the Medicine Lodge Speech Tournament on Feb. 12, the Great Bend High School Speech Team qualified three more events to state. Becca Kay qualified to state in Original Oration by placing 2nd in the event. Hadley Murphy qualified in both Original Oration and Serious Solo Acting by placing 1st in both of the events. Sara Allen placed 6th in Original Oration and Becca Kay placed 5th Serious Solo Acting. "The team only brought four students and still placed 4th overall in sweepstakes out of 13 schools which is very impressive." stated GBHS speech coach Barbara Watson.

February 20, 2015 | | Local News


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