Exclusive Excerpt from: "Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!" by Tom Purcell
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 ...
Barton County Jail
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.
ELLINWOOD - The newly formed Ellinwood Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 in a special meeting at the Farmers Mutual Insurance office, 16 N. Main, to discuss a youth basketball league being organized by Hoisington Rec.
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed both days. The Barton County Landfill will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. On Saturday, it will return to normal operational hours. Emergency services will be in normal operation.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Philip Rivers came through when the San Diego Chargers needed him the most.
Members of Preceptor Pi Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, enjoyed an early Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 16 at First Christian Church with their spouses as their guests. Wheatland Café of Hudson catered the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday to discuss the search for USD 428 Superintendent of Schools.
The Kansas State Fair announced that Logan Evers, Great Bend, is the inaugural recipient of the Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship. Logan was chosen for exemplifying outstanding character, perseverance, work ethic, ingenuity and demonstrated scholastic achievement, consistent with the values endeared by the Holland family.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 Ladies Auxiliary met on Nov. 19 at the post home.
"Quilts of Valor" are heirloom quilts sewn with comforting and healing hands to show their compassion for our veterans who have served our country valiantly and with great hardship to themselves but only thinking of their country and how they can best serve. Presenting the "Quilts of Valor," on Veterans Day was the local representative, Sandra Vink of Great Bend, assisted by Helen Hullman of St. John and Shannon Royer of Otis.
Donald and Lilly Penka will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a Come and Go Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Best Western Angus Inn. Hosts for the event will be their children and families, Michele, Delbert, Sarah and Samantha Smith; Matt, Christi, Lauren, Blake, and Dru Penka; and Melissa, Ashley, and Braden Sides.
Angela Humphrey and Christopher Beck were united in marriage on Sept. 21, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Claflin with Father Robert Schremmer officiating. Parents of the couple are Gary and Linda Humphrey of Bison and Allan and Anne Beck of Claflin. The bride was escorted by her father.
Dan Altman of Orlando, Fla. and Kristine Mathers Altman of Maitland, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Staci Altman, to Steve Nekic, son of Debbi and Frank Nekic of St. Joseph, Mich. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Darlene Mathers of Great Bend, and the late Robert R. Mathers.
Red and Jean Peevyhouse will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Nov. 30 with a Come and Go Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, Lakin and Harrison, in Great Bend. The public is invited to attend.