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BCC to close for spring break

Barton Community College will have no classes due to spring break from March 18-22. Barton's offices will remain open through March 20, but will be closed March 21 and 22. The Shafer Gallery will be closed March 21-23 but will be open from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 24.

March 13, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Law changes how judges are appointed in Kansas

TOPEKA (AP) - Legislation giving the Kansas governor and lawmakers more power in appointing Court of Appeals judges is on its way to Gov. Sam Brownback.

March 13, 2013 | BY STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | News


Kansas tops in economic development

The state of Kansas has been ranked first in its region for economic development projects in Site Selection magazine's 2012 rankings. Site Selection, which has compiled annual economic development rankings since 1978, listed Kansas 13th among all states for expansions and new facilities opened in 2012.

March 13, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Featured cartoon

March 13, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Virginia Caroline Bussman 1927-2013

CHENEY - Virginia Caroline Bussman, 85, passed away Feb. 22, 2013 in Cheney.

March 13, 2013 | | Obituaries


Dr. Catherine Strecker Educational Strategies joins keeping a child in school

At a Chamber Coffee hosted by Star of Hope, Barry Borror, President & CEO, challenged the chamber members to sponsor a child for the year. Dr. Catherine Strecker, Educational Strategies, accepted the challenge.

March 13, 2013 | | Business


March 17-23 is National Poison Prevention Week

TOPEKA - It is natural for children to explore their surroundings – unless they're getting under the kitchen sink or into the medicine cabinet where hazardous chemicals and medicines are kept. As National Poison Prevention Week (March 17-23) approaches, the Poison Control Center and Safe Kids Kansas remind parents to make sure they store poisonous materials – such as medication – out of their children's reach.

March 13, 2013 | | Local News


The Many Woes of Telecommuting

Last week, Best Buy joined Yahoo to ban employees from telecommuting - a subject on which I am becoming an expert.

March 13, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Ted Cruz: Pro-Stimulus Republican?

When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference next week in Washington, it won't be a keynote, it'll be a coronation. Sick of sellouts, movement conservatives have fallen hard for Cruz. The Red State blog dubbed him a "national hero" and a "great patriot" for his first two months in the Senate. Retired Sen. Jim DeMint vouched for Cruz as the real deal:

March 13, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Presidential Charm Offensive

March 13, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


GBHS forensics places at Hoisington Tournament

The Great Bend High School forensics team traveled to the Hoisington Speech Tournament on March 9. The team of 13 students competed against 15 different schools in 26 events. In Original Oration, Clara Kachanes placed fifth, and Nathaniel Cheney placed third. In Serious Solo Acting, Chase Pumford placed fifth. In Informative, Sarah Keller placed fifth and Kameko Schultz placed third. In Poetry, Jesus Sandoval placed seventh. In Prose, Kachanes also placed second, which qualified her to State Championship. In Humorous Solo Acting, Keller placed fourth, Schultz placed third and Pumford placed first. Catherine Barrington, Makenna Dirks, Marissa Hoisington, Jordan Otten ...

March 13, 2013 | | Local News


Local artist has works on display

The oil paintings of Great Bend artist Margaret Ann Younker will be on display at Family Jewels through the end of March. For more information, call 620-793-3144.

March 13, 2013 | | Local News


49ers agree to acquire WR Boldin from Ravens

SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco 49ers landed another playmaking wide receiver to catch those deep passes from Colin Kaepernick.

March 12, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Gonzalez returning to Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Falcons have some big holes at the start of free agency. Tight end isn't one of them.

March 12, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Big 12 Conference Tournament schedule

2013 Phillips 66 Big 12

March 12, 2013 | | AP Sports


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Mary Jane Wells 1925 - 2015

Mary Jane Wells, 89, died April 4, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Dec. 16, 1925, in Fort Scott she was the daughter of James L. and Lillie Mae (Chambers) Parker and was later adopted by Ruth Chidester Noggle. She attended school in St. John and later in Russell, where she graduated from in 1943. On June 1, 1943, she married Wayne Ingalls Grippin. They later divorced. She then married Joseph B. Wells. He died on June 5, 1999. A resident of Great Bend since 1992, coming from Russell, she was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles ...

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Merlin Thomas Stang 1948-2015

ELLSWORTH - Merlin Thomas (Thom) Stang, 66, passed away March 26 at his home in Ellsworth. Thom was born to Albert and Anita Stang on August 7, 1948 in Marysville. He was raised in Victoria and was part of their graduating class of 1966. Thom was drafted and served the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss, Texas. In 1972, he married Ruann Kuntzsch. He completed training and was certified in printing at Salina Area Technical College.

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kathryn M. Busch

WICHITA - Kathryn M. Busch died Monday, April 6. She was the daughter of George and Zoe (True) Yarbrough.

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Baseball splits West series at Garden

GARDEN CITY- Same song next verse for the Barton Community College baseball team - a weekend series split. This time the Cougars split games at Garden City over the weekend in Jayhawk West play. It was the third time in five West series Barton split games and the fifth time in seven total 4-game series.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Rollover accident reported

A Great Bend man was treated and released for injuries after a rollover accident Sunday afternoon in Barton County.

April 06, 2015 | | News


Calipari, Haywood top list of Hall of Fame selections

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari and Spencer Haywood are among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

April 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Connecticut, Notre Dame in NCAA title game-again

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - All season it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Connecticut would play for another women's national championship. It wasn't as clear cut for Huskies nemesis Notre Dame.

April 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Harper earns Player of the Week honor yet again

Erica Harper is making a strong case for several post season honors - among those is the probable front runner for Jayhawk Conference Division I Player of the Year. If earning Player of the Week is any indication she is in the lead for Player of the Year honors.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Cougar men roll to easy win over Ottawa tennis team

NORTH NEWTON­- With the regular season winding down, it was a good time for the Barton Community College men's tennis team to pick up an easy win. Coming off a pair of rough losses the 22nd ranked Cougars had an easy time with Ottawa University Saturday in North Newton.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton women have rough weekend

NORTH NEWTON- It wasn't a weekend to remember for the Barton Community College women's tennis team.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Grass fires reported Saturday

Great Bend Fire Department and other area departments were kept busy Saturday night with two grass fires, GBFD Chief Mike Napolitano said.

April 06, 2015 | | News


Cougars split conference series at GC

GARDEN CITY- The Barton Community College baseball team concluded their four-game series in Garden City with a split Saturday to earn a series split with Garden City Community College. The Broncbusters took both the seven inning contests by 12-2 and 10-4 scores while the Cougars took the nine inning nightcaps each day 5-3 and 14-9. The series leaves Barton at 10-10 in the Jayhawk West and 18-19 on the season while Garden City stands at 14-10 and 24-16. The Cougars will step out of conference play Tuesday for a 5:00 p.m. nine-inning contest hosting the junior varsity from ...

April 06, 2015 | Todd Moore, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Chapman sentencing set for Thursday

Jeffrey Wade Chapman's sentencing hearing, schedule for 1 p.m. Monday, April 6, as been continued. It is now scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, April 9.

April 06, 2015 | | News


GBMS 3 Quarter Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll

April 05, 2015 | | Education


Credit Union of America announces promotions and new hires

Credit Union of America (CUA) announces the following promotions and new hires:

April 05, 2015 | | Business


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