The best thing Texas Republicans can say about this week is that no one has told a rape joke yet. More than a week has passed since Attorney General Greg Abbott refused to say whether he would sign an equal pay law as governor, and the issue won't die no matter how many female apologists he trots in front of cameras. Can you believe it? Texas women apparently want to be paid the same as men for the same work. There's just no making some women happy.
Saint Francis Community Services has again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care. The Joint Commission has accredited Saint Francis since 1974 and reviews the faith-based non-profit every three years to maintain accreditation.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - THE University of Dayton is to be reckoned with.
NEW YORK - Michael Vick is in for the New York Jets. Mark Sanchez is out.
Dropping a controversial 10-9 first game, the Barton Community College softball team pounded out a 9-1 five-inning shortened Game 2 to split Friday's doubleheader at Cougar Field against the junior varsity squad from Kansas Wesleyan University.
ST. LOUIS - Kentucky offered the promise of perfection. Wichita State is in pursuit of it.
ST. LOUIS - Kansas freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Wayne Selden Jr. ducked away from the microphones and giggled when asked about the challenge of controlling Stanford's leading scorer, as if they had never heard of Chasson Randle.
Editor's Note: Stafford High School graduate Cpl. Jake Meyer is a machine gunner with Weapons Co. 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment.
The 2014 Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo will be held Wednesday through Friday, April 9-11 at the Great Bend Expo Complex west of town. The show hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the 9th, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. on the 10th and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the 11th.
Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees and those who earned certificates for career training during the fall semester of the 2013 academic year.
Kenny and Terry Vink recently purchased a long-time Great Bend business and one of the first goals has already been achieved - a smooth transition for customers and employees, Kenny said.
When Mark Fesen, M.D., was invited to serve on a nationwide health-care advisory committee, he jumped at the chance. What better way to learn more about new health-care issues and share his real-world input with national lawmakers.
Four Rice County residents were injured when a car was rear-ended Saturday afternoon in Reno County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Donna N. Thompson, 85, died March 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
John D. Cargill, 95, died March 22 at Sterling House, Great Bend. Born Feb. 14, 1919, he was the son of John P. and Decie (Crosby) Gargill.
HOISINGTON -At the recent Central Prairie League Forensics Tournament at Otis-Bison, seven Hoisington High School forensics students made it into finals, and five of them qualified for the State Championship. The team finished third out of eleven schools.
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes proclamations for National Crime Victims' Rights Week and National Work Zone Awareness Week, the courthouse video security system and a Fairview Township Board resignation.
HOISINGTON - Superior Essex of Hoisington is announced the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Kent Schremmer, scrap operator, was named the first quarter 2014 STAR Employee and will be treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Ah, springtime has finally arrived in Washington, D.C.
In a blockbuster Associated Press story your local paper may have skipped, Kelli Kennedy reports that patients with cancer and other serious diseases all over the country are being hammered by the same problem: the one-size-fits-all structure of Obamacare plans imposes outrageously high out-of-pocket costs for their specialty drugs.
Joyce Esfeld will explain the secret to making "The Perfect Pie Crust" in a free program from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. This is a free Stop 'N Learn Session of the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
WICHITA – The Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to its local chapters. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States that raise up to $100,000 through fundraising activities in their communities. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America's wetlands. In 2013 the Wichita chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.
Joe Boley, left, outgoing president of the Golden Belt Community Concert Association, receives a silver tray from Justin Engleman, the association's new president, honoring Boley for 16 years as president of the organization.
When a patient indicates that physical therapy may not be necessary, Alesia Schneweis takes the opportunity to explain that a little therapy today means a much healthier tomorrow.
High quality musical goodness will be in abundance as Barton Community College hosts the United States Air Force Academy Concert Band the evening of Thursday, April 10, in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The concert is sponsored by Barton Community College, The Great Bend Tribune, The National Association for Music Education and the Great Bend Jazz Festival Committee.
Local and area veterans will have an opportunity to hear about the ARCH Project and ask questions during a presentation at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas.