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Titans receiver dies from apparent suicide

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Hours after sending a gracious yet puzzling middle-of-the-night text message to a former college coach, police say Tennessee Titans receiver O.J. Murdock died in an apparent suicide.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


Vaughn starts first head-coaching job with Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - With a new general manager and the status of All-Star Dwight Howard still in limbo, there's much to be resolved before the Orlando Magic take the floor next season.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


Baldwin looking to shine in Bowe’s absence

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jon Baldwin is determined not to let his return to training camp bring back bad memories.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


China claims gold in men’s gymnastics

LONDON (AP) - Their closest rivals were still on the floor competing when the Chinese whipped out five big gold stars and held them up in the shape of their flag.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


Franklin wins gold medal

LONDON (AP) - Missy Franklin stared out on the horde of reporters, suddenly sounding very much like a high school senior-to-be. "I don't like being up here alone," she said nervously.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


Shirley Ann Harrison 1935-2012

HOISINGTON -- Shirley Ann Harrison, 76, died July 30 at Southwind Hospice Home, Pratt, Kans. Born Aug. 20, 1935 at Pratt, Kans., she was the daughter of Frank A. and Anna (Springer) Kuhn. Shirley was a lifetime Hoisington resident, and graduated from Hoisington High School in 1953. She married William F. Harrison, and enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and friends.

July 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Michael K. Preston, 1947-2012

HUTCHINSON -- Michael K. "Big Mike" Preston took to the heavenly highway on July 29. The self-proclaimed "King of the Road" was born on April 11, 1947 in Stafford, Kans., to Edgar T. and Monica [DeBusk] Preston. Mike's formative years were spent in Macksville, Kans., where his one-of-a-kind personality began to take shape. After graduating from Macksville High School in 1965, Mike volunteered to serve four years in the United States Air Force. In 1975 he enlisted in the United States Army, and served his country an additional four years.

July 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ruby Ideker

Ruby Ideker, died July 29, 2012 at the McCrite Plaza Retirement Community, Topeka. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

July 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ryan Patrick McGinness 1980-2012

LARNED -- Ryan Patrick McGinness, 32, died July 27, at Hays. Born Feb. 1, 1980 in Great Bend, he was the son of James J. Jr. and Sharon Elaine Lloyd May McGinness. A lifetime area resident he was a Rig Operator for Professional Pulling at Hays.He was of the Catholic faith.

July 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


On the Record for July 31, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

July 30, 2012 | | On the Record


Kansas wetlands conditions the worst in two decades

In their prime, Kansas' two legendary wetlands are about as good as any in the world.

July 30, 2012 | The Wichita Eagle | News


Olympic Day Pool results

Olympic Day at Ellinwood Pool was held Thursday morning, July 19th, in conjunction with the After Harvest Fest. Donations of $53.50 were collected for Kans for Kids.

July 30, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


29th annual Demolition Derby to be held in Hoisington

HOISINGTON - The 29th Annual Kansas State Demolition Derby will be held Sunday, Sept. 2 of this year's four day Labor Day weekend in Hoisington. The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce hosts the event.

July 30, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Burn ban remains in place

On Monday morning, the Barton County Commission signed another resolution extending the county-wide burn ban for another week.

July 30, 2012 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Economic Lifelines honors area pro-job/transportation legislators

TOPEKA – Economic Lifelines, today, designated several area lawmakers as Pro-Jobs/Transportation Legislators, because of their support for transportation. Economic Lifelines is the state's chief transportation and economic development coalition.

July 30, 2012 | | 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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