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 ...
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Classes and instructors for the day are as follows:
The National Weather Service in Dodge City issused a winter weather advisory for Pawnee, Stafford and Hodgeman counties, Friday including the cities of Larned, Stafford, St. John, Hudson, Hanston and Jetmore. All counties south of Barton and Rice County are affected. The winter weather advisory for snow and isolated sleet is in effect until 11 p.m. Friday. Snow accumulations betweern 3 to 5 inches are forecast. Snow-packed roads will lead to hazardous driving conditions. One-half ...
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.
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Opal Marie McCullough, 95, died Nov. 21, 2013, at 10 a.m., at her home in Great Bend. She was born Nov. 27, 1917, in Wilmore, the daughter of Ather and Ella Burnett. She had two brothers, Carl and Orbia Burnett, who preceded her in death. She had lived in Great Bend since November, 1961, coming from Wichita. She married Paul W. McCullough on July 16, 1939. He was a partner of the former Self-Service Drug stores and preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1975.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Donald Stephenson and Geoff Schwartz might as well consider themselves starters the way the two Chiefs offensive linemen have been pressed into service this season.
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended Thursday after 12 days of sessions, a day after the New York Yankees third baseman angrily walked out and decided not to testify in his own defense.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have six MVP awards between them in the regular season. They have three more in the Super Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with left-hander Jason Vargas on Thursday, trying to fill the void in their rotation created by Ervin Santana's free agency.