Welcome to another edition of Marsh Musings. Today, I will not be writing about critters or anything interesting going on at Cheyenne Bottoms. I write this week's column in honor of a very special person who has had an incredibly large impact on my life. Today's column is dedicated to none other than my photography partner in crime, Dr. Dan Witt.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Valverde powered the final pitch past Alex Rodriguez, crouched and then exhaled. As did the Detroit Tigers, and their fans everywhere. Don Kelly and Delmon Young hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, then Doug Fister and three relievers spent a tense night trying to protect the lead. They held off the high-powered Yankees - ...
Dear Editor, Saturday, Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts from Quivira Council will fan out into Great Bend, Hoisington and Ellinwood neighborhoods in hopes of collecting 100,000 pounds of food for deserving area families. Scouting for Food is the Boy Scouts' annual effort to help tackle the problem of hunger in America. Residents are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items such as packaged meats, baby formula and canned or boxed foods. Contributors are asked to place ...
Roy Miracle, 80, of Newark, Ohio, passed away in July, and his family honored him and his years of service as a prankster and superfan of the Ohio State Buckeyes with a commemorative photo of three of Miracle's fellow obsessives making contorted-body representations of "O," "H" and "O" for their traditional visual cheer.
Dear Editor, The Public Forum respondent in the Oct. 4 Tribune - "Kilby statue is an affront to heritage" - doesn't deserve much acknowledgement; but, to paraphrase the historian, prairie poet, Carl Sandburg, "he is full of beans and prunes." The Jack Kilby memorial statue will make our courthouse square one of the great name-places in the state of Kansas. Homer Kruckenberg, Great Bend
Dear Editor, To Mr. Bones: I was very disappointed with your Oct. 4 letter to the Tribune. Your cost report for the Kilby Memorial (and its three-figure bronze sculpture that has yet to be placed in the plaza) is a gross exaggeration. You also fail to mention that the total cost for the Memorial is paid by private donations, and not one tax dollar has been, or will be, spent. Several weeks ago I was ...
Dear Editor, We learn about Abraham Lincoln almost from the minute we start school. Me too. I remember there were two pictures on the wall at my grammar school, which used to stand where part of the Library in Great Bend is now. One was Lincoln and the other was a print of George Washington that, I guess, the artist never finished, because the bottom part was all white. I've come to think that it ...
Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton made some amends while in Tampa Bay for the AL division series against the Rays, the franchise that selected him with the first overall draft pick in 1999.
Barton Community College is hosting a cheer clinic for girls and boys from kindergarten to eighth grade on Saturday afternoon.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Anyone who might have wondered about Collin Klein's toughness got a definitive answer when Kansas State played at Miami a couple weeks ago.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - After more than a year of watching their league get picked apart, leaders of Big 12 Conference finally made a proactive move Thursday by voting to add TCU as early as next season.
When Sarah Krom says she was surprised to receive two recent awards, she is telling it like it is. After all, she missed both formal presentations while attending simultaneous meetings in Manhattan.
The 2011 Zoo Boo is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Brit Spaugh Zoo, 2123 Main in Great Bend. The annual event is a family-friendly opportunity for young people to get treats without a lot of tricks. Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory writes, "It's that time of the year!! If you'd like to have a booth at Zoo Boo, contact Scott@GreatBendZoo.com ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs on Tuesday and there was one false alarm. Barton County Jail Booked Oct. 3 Miles Jackson, Great Bend - Domestic battery Mason Cox, Holyrood - Failure to appear and probation violation Edward Johnson, Great Bend - Possession of hallucinogenic drug and driving while suspended Carol R. Davis, Great Bend - Driving while suspended <p ...
Hoisington NHS inducts new members
HOISINGTON - Sonja Dee Ritter, 49, died Nov. 21, 2013, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. She was born May 4, 1964, at Larned, the daughter of Raymond Lee and Patricia J. (Freeburg) Hanken.
Lending an ear to a person takes on a new meaning when it is part of the E.A.R.S. program. "Everyone Able to Read through Sharing," is a program that was created over 10 years ago through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
Last week, when Bill Clinton said President Obama should allow people to keep their health-insurance coverage - an early attempt to distance Hillary and himself from ObamaCare - I began to worry that the Clintons may be serious about another run at the White House.
"The holiday turkey sure looks grand this year," Dick Cheney said. "Why don't we go around the table and say what we're thankful for?"
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It had to be a painful experience for Chiefs coach Andy Reid, someone who prides himself on being an offensive innovator, to relive the first quarter of last Sunday's game in Denver.
What a juicy matchup the NFL scheduled for Thursday night, a showdown for the lead in the NFC South and maybe for the best record in the conference.
TULSA, Okla. - Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker each scored 21 points and No. 14 Wichita State finished with a 26-6 run to shake free of pesky Tulsa for a 77-54 win Wednesday night.
Chattanooga. Idaho. The Citadel. Coastal Carolina.
The Great Bend Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team started their season with a pair of victories, beating Colby 40-9 and Goodland 46-7 at the Hays Tournament on Saturday.
LARNED - It is time to get out the cranberry sauce and serve up my annual Turkey Awards for the year for the sporting world.