HOISINGTON - The Barton County Extension Council will host the 2011 Kansas State University Ag Profitability Conference on Feb. 16 at the Knights of Columbus in Hoisington. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A noon lunch will be served. The cost for the conference is $5 if registered by Feb. 7, $10 if registered by Feb. 14 and $15 at the door. Register at the Barton County Extension Office or call 620-793-1910.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington has named, Curt Colson, as its new president and chief executive officer. A come-and-go welcome reception will be held on Feb. 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Turnbull Safe Room. All are invited to come and meet Colson.
Traveling to several continents, Dr. John Cody has followed, studied and rendered in exquisite detail the giant silk moths. Christened the "Audubon of Moths" Dr. Cody will present "Night Beauties – The Giant Silk Moths" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dropping back to pass, eyes aimed downfield, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger seems to have radar scanning the area around him.
This week, the Senate voted on an amendment that would repeal the health care law. As would be expected the amendment failed along party lines. Forty-seven Republicans voted for it, and 51 Democrats voted against it. No surprise there. The repeal effort failed. Or did it? On the surface the vote seemingly has no effect on the fight to repeal the health care law. But the vote yesterday accomplished, or at least set in place, ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Chicago was buried by a blizzard on Tuesday which closed airports and schools and highways. Winds off Lake Michigan blew eighteen-foot waves onto Lake Shore Drive in sub-zero temperatures. Rahm Emanuel was never gladder he really lives in Washington. The Weather Channel reported St. Louis was socked in by a blizzard Tuesday. No one can remember such high winds in Missouri in the winter. Missourians walked outside ...
British researchers, writing in the journal "Evolution," described a species of birds in Africa's Kalahari Desert that appear to acquire food by running a "protection racket" for other birds.
No. 9 Notre Dame 83, DePaul 58 ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Ben Hansbrough scored 24 points and No. 9 Notre Dame used runs at the end of the first half and beginning of the second to run the Irish's winning streak to four games. Notre Dame (18-4, 7-3) was coming off a nine-day layoff following its upset win at Pittsburgh on Jan. 24. It didn't take long for the rust - if there was much ...
SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE If you can't get your own teenager to help around the house, here's an idea: Hire one. Susan Stambaugh, Great Bend High School vocal music instructor, said nearly all of her A Cappella Choir students are up for grabs in the rent-a-student fund raiser. The students have less than eight weeks left to raise funds for their trip to Washington, D.C. "Some kids have 100 percent of their funding in place; ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City has hired its fourth offensive coordinator since head coach Todd Haley arrived two years ago, but nobody's saying who will be calling the plays when the Chiefs take the field next season.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - James Harrison took a few more hard shots at the NFL. A day after sarcastically suggesting a pillow could be used to soften blows he delivers to opposing players, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker called the league's talk about wanting to protect players "a show." Harrison said before Wednesday's practice leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl that the owners' push for an 18-game regular season and the possibility of a lockout ...
WICHITA - Robert Wendell Smith, son of Gertrude Virginia Strong-Russell and Robert Galloway Smith, died Feb. 2 at the Robert J. Dole Veterans Center in Wichita. He was born Nov. 7, 1945, in Great Bend. Survivors include a brother, Preston Zeller Russell, Pea Ridge, Ark.; a son, Robert Strong Smith, Lawrence; two daughters, Jessica Nicolet Smith, Wichita, and Adrienne Moore Clem, San Francisco, Calif.; and two granddaughters, ...
Casey Ann Goodwin, 26, of Great Bend, died Feb. 2 in Barton County. She was born Jan. 23, 1985, at Great Bend, the daughter of Mark and Donna (Jean) Goodwin. Miss Goodwin was a lifetime resident of Great Bend. Survivors include her father, Mark Goodwin of Wichita; mother, Donna Goodwin of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.; two daughters, Shaylene Vogt of Hillsboro and Addyson Gray of Great Bend; and three sisters, Megan Goodwin ...
QUINTER - Rita Houdeshell, 72, of Quinter, died on Nov. 23, 2013 at Hays Medical Center. Born June 7, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harley J. and Helen (Strobel) Everett. She was a graduate of Radium High School. On March 4, 1963, Rita was united in marriage to Larry W. Houdeshell in Dodge City. She worked for many years and retired as a certified nurse's assistant at Gove County Hospital in Quinter.
Nine-year-old Haley McCormick recently surprised Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory with a donation for the zoo.
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
With the holidays getting into full swing, life for most of us is getting hectic. Between all the big meals, the parties, the kids needing treats for their classes, never mind our day jobs...! Who has time for it all?
After another week of making desserts for events, I've decided pies are a good thing.
Actions speak louder than words. Oh, how true that is. With Thanksgiving tomorrow, so many of us will have a "cheat day" and opt for the second helping of stuffing or an extra dollop of whipped cream on our pumpkin pie.
Great Bend Tribune Managing Editor Dale Hogg and his wife, Volunteers in Action Volunteer Coordinator Linn Hogg, have embarked on this two-month lifestyle change experiment as a couple.