LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters were trying to gain ground on a wildfire in the northern Colorado foothills Tuesday ahead of strong winds expected to move in, potentially spreading the flames.
TOPEKA (AP) - Democrat Tom Holland is trying to gain ground in the Kansas governor's race by linking the Republican nominee, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, to federal financial bailouts. Brownback's campaign contends that Holland is distorting the senator's record.
SALINA (AP) - The police department of a central Kansas city of 50,000 is adding two police officers to respond to a growing gang problem that is linked to the recent shooting death of a teenager.
JENKS, Okla. - Sam W. Mays, Jr., 65, passed away peacefully at his home in Jenks, Okla., on Sept. 14. He was born in Pryor, Okla., July 6, 1945, the eldest child of Sam W. and Marcine McGouldrick Mays. Sam attended St. Rose Catholic School and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1963. In 1966 he married Cammy McCray of Great Bend. He earned his Bachelor's Degree at Kansas State University in 1972.
Sure, the economy is a mess and the future isn't looking so hot. But we've had big problems before - we've solved them before.
North Korea's World Cup adventure began auspiciously with a hard-fought 2-1 loss to a superior Brazil team, leading the government to release photographs of the North Korean coach supposedly receiving long-distance telepathic strategy signals during the game from Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - If the Chiefs keep this up, football will be fun again in Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Zack Greinke picked up his first victory in nearly a month and Wilson Betemit homered and drove in four runs to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 11-3 on Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) - League MVP Lauren Jackson scored 26 points, Swin Cash added 19 and the Seattle Storm moved one game away from their second WNBA title with an 87-84 win over the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the finals on Tuesday night.
If not for Wally Straub and his persistence, Barton Community College would not have the Case New Holland Program it has today. Thanks to Straub's insistence and perseverance with the Case New Holland Corporation, the college was able to begin its pilot program in 1995 and turn it into a full-time program just one year later, offering service training to Case New Holland workers across the country.
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CLAFLIN - Friday will be the 2010 Claflin Football Homecoming. This week the cheerleaders have been busy with preparations for the big event. On Sunday, Sept. 12 the cheerleaders sponsored a "White Wash" that allowed students to white wash paint a few of the streets in Claflin to help "kick off" the homecoming week. The cheerleaders are also sponsoring the school "spirit" week which, will allow the students to dress in the following chosen themes: Monday, "Come As You Are Day"; Tuesday, "If I Dress Like This Will You Still Be My Friend"; Wednesday, "Dress Like A Little Kid"; Thursday, "Black ...
Glenn Russell Dunavan, 77, of Great Bend, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 12 at his home. He was born May 7, 1933, in Decatur County, the son of Floyd and Dolly Roe Dunavan. He was a soil scientist for the United States Government.
HIDALGO, Mexico – On barren ranch land just south of the Texas border, where road signs are pockmarked with bullet holes, a small group of foreign oil and gas companies is looking for the future.
Marie L. Sisk 1911 - 2014
Volunteers named as grand marshals for Labor Day event
In the story that ran in Thursday's Great Bend Tribune about Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation receiving tax credits, there were two errors. First, Camp Aldrich was misspelled. Second, Kans for Kids was referred to as Kansas for Kids in the first paragraph. The Tribune regrets the errors.
Over the past several weeks we have seen a significant increase in illegal immigration, as thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across what seems an invisible southern border into the United States. The mass immigration has, as to be expected, put an enormous strain on local resources, and it has heated up the immigration debate in the US.
Recently, I wrote that summer is the time for stupid political stunts, and John Boehner should honor that tradition by making good on his vow to sue President Obama for alleged executive abuses. "Do it, Mr. Speaker," I urged. "Give us a laugh during silly season."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte.
HOYLAKE, England - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.
OYONNAX, France - French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Kansas City Royals have gotten some relief help, acquiring veteran reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers for Triple-A right-hander Spencer Patton.
GUYMON, Oklahoma - Golden Belt Swim Squad capped off a perfect 6-0 summer swim season by winning the Western Kansas Swim Club Combined Meet Championship for the third consecutive year over the weekend.
HAYS - In the Zone Tournament, the Great Bend Braves were shut down in Day 1 of the tournament in Hays.
CLAFLIN - Marian "Ann" Bahr, 86, died July 16, 2014 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
SHAWNEE - Carolyn L. Heinz, 72, of Shawnee, passed away July 15, 2014.