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‘I’ve Loved Every Minute’

Tuesday was a difficult day at the office for everyone involved at Rosewood Furniture Gallery, located in downtown Great Bend. The Gallery's one and only manager Sandy Smith was saying goodbye on her final day there before retiring. Tears fell like rain as the manager and her client-employees grasped the magnitude of the moment. It was the end of a mentor-employee relationship that began more than 11 years earlier for some at the Gallery.

February 24, 2013 | | Business


Barton County 4H hosts Winter Classic Air Rifle Match

On Feb. 16th Barton County 4H hosted the Barton County Winter Classic Air Rifle match at the Expo grounds west of Great Bend.

February 24, 2013 | | Club News


Preceptor Pi supports International Grant Renewal proposals

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 12 at the home of Cindy Meitler. President Jeri Brozek led the meeting.

February 24, 2013 | | Club News


New Ysa class gathers in Topeka for first session

Twenty young livestock producers from across the state met in Topeka Feb. 18-19 for the first installment of the 2013 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmen's Academy (YSA). Merck Animal Health once again is partnering with the association to host these members for an in-depth look into KLA and the beef industry. A series of four seminars will be held throughout the year in various locations in Kansas.

February 24, 2013 | | Agriculture


Dozens hurt after Daytona crash debris hits stands

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - At least 33 fans were injured Saturday during a NASCAR race when a car flew into the fence at Daytona International Speedway, hurling a tire and large pieces of debris into the stands.

February 24, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 9 Kansas routs TCU to avenge previous defeat

LAWRENCE - Bill Self didn't show Kansas any extra video from its previous game against TCU.

February 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


SMOOTH SAILING

AUSTIN, Texas - Week by week and win by win, No. 13 Kansas State keeps inching closer to something not experienced by the Wildcats in a generation: a conference basketball championship.

February 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Cardinals’ Ball claims second state title

HAYS - In two straight years, Hoisington High School's Brandon Ball has won a Class 3-1A state wrestling title - albeit in different weight classes.

February 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Chris Burley wins state championship

PARK CITY - It was a familiar situation for Great Bend High School senior wrestler Chris Burley.

February 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Wake Forest routs No. 2 Miami for upset

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - C.J. Harris scored 23 points and Wake Forest beat No. 2 Miami 80-65 on Saturday to snap the Hurricanes' 14-game winning streak.

February 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Brunson hitting his stride

HAYS - Former Barton Community College and current Fort Hays State University standout Dwayne Brunson was named the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week on Monday, Feb. 18.

February 23, 2013 | | College/Professional


Despite drilling, gas prices still march upward

WASHINGTON (MCT) – Like locusts ravaging fertile crops, gasoline prices are soaring again and eating away at the purchasing power of ordinary Americans. And again, financial speculators appear to be a big part of the story.

February 23, 2013 | | Oil & Gas


Hoisington's Demel, Ball advance to semifinals at Class 3-1A state tourney

HAYS - Hoisington High School has two wrestlers still contending for Class 3-1A state tournament titles at Gross Memorial Coliseum after Friday's competition.

February 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Burleys, Hofmeister & Yager in hunt for Class 5A state finals

PARK CITY - The Great Bend High School wrestling team has advanced four athletes to today's Class 5A state tournament semifinal round.

February 22, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Couple opens liquor store

On Feb. 15, Justin and Amber Clark have opened a liquor store at 4006 10th St. in Great Bend they've dubbed On the Rocks.

February 22, 2013 | | Business


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Jam session, potluck set

RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center, 820 N. Main, Russell, will hold a free acoustic jam session followed by a potluck dinner this Sunday, April 19. The public is welcome to listen to the live music or bring an acoustic instrument to jam along starting at 3 p.m.. Bring a side dish for the dinner, which is served around 5:30 p.m.

April 15, 2015 | | Local News


Norma Lea Gray 1937 - 2015

ST. JOHN - Norma Lea Gray, 78, died April 14, 2015 at Southwind Hospice in Pratt. Born Feb. 1, 1937, in Creek County, Okla., she was the daughter of Lester and Ruby (Browning) Allen. On Aug. 18, 1952, she married Melvin Eugene Gray in Oilton, Okla.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wanda Lee Deer 1921 - 2015

FREDONIA - Wanda Lee Deer, 93, passed away Sept. 23, 2014 in Wichita. Born on Feb. 28, 1921, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Frank Edward and Nellie (Coats) Sypolt. On May 19, 1960, she was united in marriage to Kelso Deer. He preceded her in death. She worked as an executive secretary for Phillips Petroleum for many years.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Patrick John O’Connell 1929 - 2015

FRONTENAC - Patrick John O'Connell, 86, passed away at 12:40 p.m. on April 14, 2015 at the Medicalodge of Frontenac. He was born March 29, 1929, in Pittsburg, the son of William F. and Mary (Kinsella) O'Connell. He graduated from St. Mary's High School and later from Pittsburg State University. On June 20, 1954, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Wilson at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He worked for Cripe Bakery and Junge Baking Company as a route salesman.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Only horse ever flagged in NCAA game dies at 42

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The only horse ever to be penalized in a college football game has died.

April 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Rolfs to coach Barton women’s basketball team

Trevor Rolfs will be the next head women's basketball coach at Barton Community College. He will take over for Carter Kruger who resigned at the end of the season, spending three years at the helm.

April 15, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Duke guard Tyus Jones latest Blue Devil to enter NBA draft

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Tyus Jones is the latest Duke freshman to enter the NBA draft.

April 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Busch has no timetable for return after Daytona wreck

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - As he pulled off pit road at Daytona International Speedway moments before the season-opening Xfinity Series race, Kyle Busch said he looked to the left and noticed for the first time a concrete wall along the race track.

April 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cougars blanked by 4th ranked Cowley in tennis

HESSTON- There is little doubt the Barton Community College men's tennis team plays in one, if not the toughest, regions in the NJCAA. Two of the top four teams in the nation are in the region.

April 15, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Smokey Hill Public Television at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dale Hogg and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

April 15, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend cruises against Liberal

Nine runs in the first inning provided a little foreshadowing for Tuesday's Western Athletic Conference opener between Class 5A power Great Bend and Liberal. The Lady Panthers needed just six innings to complete two 15-0 wins.

April 15, 2015 | MIKE COURSON, Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


Cougar men fifth at Jayhawk golf meet

LAWRENCE- It was a battle all day long. The second Jayhawk Conference men's golf tournament was a close contest the entire way at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence.

April 15, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


A Capitulation to Iran

You know there's a problem with the Iran nuclear agreement when The White House releases a fact sheet to the press outlining the agreement, and Iran issues a statement claiming the fact sheet is false... within 15 minutes.

April 15, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


End the Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying Scam

Since President Obama's first year in office, the federal government has been illegally using your federal tax dollars to pay lobbyists at the state and local level to lobby for tax hikes, zoning restrictions, and other nanny state policies that pick your pockets and limit your freedom. Every time a scandal breaks or Congress tries to crack down on abuses, the grant-making program changes its name and keeps on going.

April 15, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Students from Central Plains HS visit College cadaver lab

A group of students from Central Plains High School recently toured the human cadaver lab and biology department at Cloud County Community College (CCCC).

April 15, 2015 | | Local News


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