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Local instructor leads free Tai Chi presentation

Even though Joan League is a local Tai Chi instructor, she took advantage of a recent class at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center to add to her knowledge. That mission was accomplished but there was another benefit.

January 15, 2013 | | Local News


Lineman injured when bucket truck tips over

A Midwest Energy lineman making repairs to a power pole south of Great Bend was injured Tuesday morning, when the bucket truck holding him aloft tipped, sending his bucket to the ground.

January 15, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


​Velma May Mettling 1925 - 2013

Velma May Mettling, 87, died Jan. 15 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 4, 1925, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Carrie (Unruh) Smith. On June 4, 1967, she married W. Gordon Mettling in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was a teacher in the Newton, Oakley and Great Bend school districts.

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Dorothy Jean “D.J.” Welch 1936 - 2013

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - Dorothy Jean "D.J." Welch, 77, died Jan. 11 at her home in Chesterfield, Mo. Born Jan. 8, 1936, in Winfield, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Esther (McCormick) Detmer. On Aug. 18, 1956, she married James Curtis Welch in Washington, D.C. She spent much time and effort in supporting Little Wishes Foundation of the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition and Loaves and Fishes (Food Pantry).

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Pamela (Asher) Schneweis Hunter 1952 - 2013

KATY, Texas - Pamela (Asher) Schneweis Hunter, 60, died Jan. 11 at her home in Katy, Texas. Born Feb. 20, 1952, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Herbert William "Bill" and Ann (Hahn) Asher. On June 3, 1972, she married Pat Schneweis in Great Bend. They later divorced. She then married David Hunter on May 28, 1994, in Great Bend. She was a longtime resident of Great Bend and Houston, Texas.

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Richard Zamarripa

SAPULPA, Okla. - Richard Zamarripa, 57, died Jan. 14 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend. A full obituary will be published later.

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


So, Lincoln was a Republican, eh?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

January 15, 2013 | | Columnists


2013 Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Resolutions

Okay. Bent over. Hands on knees. Breathing hard. Whew. Made it. "Pant. Pant." For a while there, didn't seem like it'd ever happen, but somehow we mercifully staggered across the annum finish line, finally placing 2012 irrevocably in the rear-view mirror. Make no mistake, the political climate is still volatile. Rash. Mad. Loud. Pulsating forehead vein above arcing spray of spittle loud. And the double-crossing chicanery hasn't mellowed a bit of a spot of an iota from the fever pitch of last year's quadrennial heights.

January 15, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


Trillion Dollar Coin

January 15, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Wheatland Electric, 2300 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be AJ Chrest with greeters Jan Westfall and Julie Smith. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

January 15, 2013 | | Area Briefs


GBHS competes at Varsity 2 Speaker State Debate Tournament

The Great Bend High School Varsity Debate Team traveled to Hutchinson for the 2 Speaker Varsity State Championship Tournament on Jan. 11-12. To qualify for state the teams must have competed in four varsity tournaments and have a 50% win/loss record. Two teams qualified which consisted of the team of Michael Gieck and Kameko Schultz, as well as the team of Marissa Hoisington and Chase Pumford. They competed against 23 schools and 70 teams. The elimination rounds, which consisted of six, were directly power matched, which kept the teams on their toes throughout the two days they competed. The ...

January 15, 2013 | | Local News


Barton Blazers finish second

January 14, 2013 | | Local Sports


KU DECLAWS BEARS

LAWRENCE - Ben McLemore scored 17 points before leaving in the final minutes with a right ankle injury, and fourth-ranked Kansas rolled to a 61-44 victory over Baylor on Monday night.

January 14, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Elks Hoop Shoot

January 14, 2013 | | Local Sports


Russell tops Lady Cougars

HOISINGTON - In the opening game of the Hoisington Winter Jam, the Otis-Bison High School girls' basketball team found themselves trailing early against Russell.

January 14, 2013 | | Prep Sports


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AP Source: QB Johnny Manziel released from rehab

CLEVELAND (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been released from a rehab facility.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


After stormy night, sun comes out at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)- After a stormy night, the sun broke through Saturday at Augusta National.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


Steelers safety Troy Polamalu retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) - His flowing locks bouncing off the top of his No. 43 jersey, Troy Polamalu spent more than a decade flying across football fields as the heady but humble backbone of a defense that fueled the Pittsburgh Steelers' return to the NFL's elite.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cougar softball drops pair at West leading Butler

EL DORADO- The Barton Community College softball team headed to the Jayhawk West leader on a roll. Barton had won five of six conference games. But the hot streak came to a hault at Butler.

April 11, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton opens West series with win over Hutchinson

It was a good start to an important series.

April 11, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Harper wins another Player of the Week award

It was perhaps her best week yet. So it was little surprise that Erica Harper won what is becoming a weekly honor for her - the Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week award.

April 11, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Topeka man charged in plot to explode car bomb at Ft. Riley

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A Topeka man has been charged in federal court in Topeka with attempting to detonate a vehicle bomb at the Fort Riley military base near Manhattan, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, District of Kansas, and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin announced today. The defendant was arrested as part of an FBI investigation, and the device used by the defendant was, in fact, inert.

April 10, 2015 | | News


Local artists featured in Signature Auction April 18 and 19

Artists from across Kansas, including Steve Dudek, Jay Miller, Karole Erikson and Joyce Barker of Great Bend; Thelma Hutchinson of Hoisington; Billie Bonomo of Claflin; and Virginia Kay Bitter of Ellinwood, have contributed their amazing work to the 2015 Smoky Hills Public Television Signature Auction.

April 10, 2015 | | Entertainment


HomeWords: A Project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas

In this last month of HomeWords, we're printing longer cinquain sequences that approach the theme of home. These connected cinquains were submitted by gifted poets statewide. The cinquain is a tiny-some would say confining!-form, just 22 syllables arranged among 5 lines: 2/4/6/8/2.

April 10, 2015 | Wyatt Townley | Entertainment


Tinseltown Talks

From the moment acting teachers, directors, and even fellow actors first laid eyes on him, they knew Richard Erdman belonged in films.

April 10, 2015 | | Entertainment


Jill Doerfler, M.D., starts new practice at St. Rose Health Center

The new physician at St. Rose Health Center, who has started seeing patients, brings years of experience in family medicine to her new position.

April 10, 2015 | | Business


Larned State Hospital stops voluntary admissions due to overcrowding

A policy change at Larned State Hospital means the mental health facility is no longer accepting voluntary admissions, according to Douglas W. McNett, executive director of The Center for Counseling and Consultation, based in Great Bend.

April 10, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


OTR for April 11-12, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 10, 2015 | | On the Record


Lesser prairie-chicken talk offered

A public presentation on the threatened status of the lesser prairie-chicken is offered by Grass Roots Environmental Advocacy Team (GREAT) at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Convent at 3600 Broadway St. in Great Bend.

April 10, 2015 | | Local News


Minimum Fairness

April 10, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


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