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KU gets favorable draw as No. 2 seed in Midwest

LAWRENCE - Kansas will be able to enjoy some home cooking on its path through the NCAA tournament.

March 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Kansas State gets No. 8 seed in NCAA East Region

MANHATTAN - Kansas State coach Frank Martin had been doing his research ever since the Wildcats were eliminated by Baylor in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.

March 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


VFW Cootie Auction

Due to state budget cuts to the Kansas VFW Veterans Services, the military order of the Cootie, Local Cheyenne Flyway Pup Tent 7 of Kansas will hold a consignment auction at 9 a.m. on April 7 at the VFW Post 3111, 504 Washington with 3% of the proceeds donated to the Cooties to help veterans in need.

March 11, 2012 | | Club News


Fund Raiser for Claflin Lions Club

The Claflin Lions Club Annual Seafood Buffet will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 16 at the Catholic Church Parish Hall. Ticket prices for the all you can eat buffet are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, and $6 for children under 12 and are available now through Friday morning, March 16th at Pistol Pete's Nuts and Bolts Company in Great Bend, from any Claflin Lions Club member or phone (620)587-3560 or (620)793-2922 for more information. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event ...

March 11, 2012 | | Club News


February Marriage Licenses/Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

March 11, 2012 | | Local News


Curves 14th Annual Food Drive

Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International is kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year's donations. Each club, including Curves of Great Bend, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves of Great Bend will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate ...

March 11, 2012 | | Business


Ganoung - Kirkpatrick

Jennifer Lynn Ganoung and Andrew Dean Kirkpatrick announce their engagement. Jennifer is the daughter of Richard and Dana Ganoung of Plainville and Debra Zecha of Great Bend. Andrew is the son of Rick and Patty Kirkpatrick of Ellinwood.

March 11, 2012 | | Engagements


Farm tour highlights improvements for winter livestock feeding options

By Tom Parker

March 11, 2012 | | Agriculture


Looking for Options?

Jennifer Carr, BT Co KSRE

March 11, 2012 | | Agriculture


Miss Kansas Teen USA 2012

On Dec. 11, 2011 Katie Taylor, Miss Southern Johnson County Teen, was crowned Miss Kansas Teen USA 2012 in Wichita at the Historic Scottish Rite Temple. Katie was born in Shawnee Mission, and has been raised in Olathe by her parents Daniel and Stacey (Brown) Taylor. She is a Senior at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park. Her grandparents are Charles and Jan Brown of Great Bend and Marvin Taylor of Hoxie and the late Kathleen Taylor.

March 11, 2012 | | Local Life


Bradford - Stoss

Dennis and Marcie Bradford of Jetmore announce the engagement of their daughter, Becky Louise to John Richard Stoss, son of John E. Stoss of Hoisington, and Carla Klein of Great Bend. Becky is the granddaughter of Audrey Lonnberg and Katheryn Bradford, both of Jetmore, the late Kenneth Lonnberg, and the late Glen Bradford Jr. John is the grandson of Jim Burnette of Larned, Judy Burnette of Great Bend, and Ed and Darlene Stoss of Hoisington. His great-grandparents are Norman and Hilda Chakir of Great Bend and Blanche Doonan of Hoisington and the late Willard Doonan.

March 11, 2012 | | Engagements


Bernice Koch 98th

Bernice Koch will celebrate her 98th birthday on March 16 with a card shower.

March 11, 2012 | | Birthdays


USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served March 12 through March 16. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

March 11, 2012 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

March 11, 2012 | | Menus and Activities


Parnassus Club annual piano and voice scholarship auditions

On March 3rd, 21 middle school and high school music students participated in the Parnassus Club annual piano and voice scholarship auditions held in the Barton Community College Fine Arts building. The auditions are open to any 14 through 18 year old studying piano or voice in Barton County. The senior piano scholarship awards include: First Place, Taylor Fry, Second Place, Hanna Wilborn, Third Place, Hannah Mosier with one Merit Award in the Junior Piano Division given to Taylor Huslig. Piano teachers entering students were Lorrie Stickney and Marlene Regehr. The Senior Voice awards include: First Place, Estella Schumacker, Second ...

March 11, 2012 | | Education


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Distraction and teen crashes: even worse than we thought

Drive-cam video shows distraction a factor in 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes

April 09, 2015 | | Local News


Late-inning outbursts lead Barton to sweep at Dodge City

DODGE CITY- Taking care of business when it mattered most. That is what the Barton Community College softball team did Wednesday afternoon in a sweep of Dodge City.

April 09, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


I'd Forgotten Peace Was Possible

The President of the United States of America announced a peace deal with Iran. It's been so long that American leadership in the world sought peace through diplomacy I forgot we had it in our foreign policy tool box. The last time that occurred to me was on a Spring Break trip to Arkansas, which, granted, is also not an idea that occurs to many people.

April 09, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Tax-Time Misery

When I came to, I was on my back on the floor of my accountant's office.

April 09, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Testing Stress

April 09, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Ellinwood Prom

Ellinwood High School Prom 2015 will be held at Ellinwood High School on April 11th. Prom decorations may be viewed by the public from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Promenade will begin at 6 p.m. on the east side of the high school. The prom theme for this year will be Candy Land. The dance will end at 11 p.m. Transportation to After Prom will be on the north side of the high school.

April 09, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend bowlers earn All State honors

Great Bend senior Jeff Mietler was selected to be on the All Kansas State Bowling team. The Panther captain ended the season with an average of 218. At the conclusion of the regular season, Jeff was named the Most Valuable Player in the WAC and was also named to the All WAC First Team. Mietler anchored the Great Bend boys to a regional runner-up finish and a third place finish at the state tournament.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


All eyes on McIlroy and Woods as the Masters gets underway

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Three of golf's greatest players began the Masters with ceremonial tee shots.

April 09, 2015 | | AP Sports


Pam Jackson 1953-2015

GREAT BEND - Pam Jackson, 62, died April 7, 2015 at her home in Great Bend.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Hilda Chakir 1916 - 2015

Hilda Chakir, 98, died April 7 at River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend. Born April 8, 1916, in rural Barton County, she was the daughter of Gustav "Gus" and Matilda (Liese) Kasselman. On Aug. 19, 1939, she married Theodore Richard "Dick" Griffith in Great Bend. He died on April 25, 1977. She then married Norman William Chakir on March 10, 1981, in Miami, Okla. He died on Dec. 30, 2012. A lifetime resident of Barton County she was a homemaker. She was a former 4-H Leader, and enjoyed her family, quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and going to dances.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Free program explores caregiving for seniors

A free program for caregivers of senior citizens will be presented at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

April 08, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Jail Log, April 6-7, 2015

Booked April 6

April 08, 2015 | | On the Record


Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother.

April 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cardinal baseball moves its record to 4-2 with a pair of wins over Hillsboro

HILLSBORO- The Hoisington Cardinals baseball team outlasted the Hillsboro Trojans Tuesday squeaking out an 8-6 win at Hillsboro.

April 08, 2015 | LONDON REIF, Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


UConn women will be favorites to win 11th title next year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will be the leading contenders to make another championship run next season. It would be an unprecedented 11th title that would eclipse John Wooden's UCLA Bruins and their 10 championships.

April 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


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