Dear Editor, As I've watched the coverage of the protest in Wisconsin, I am convinced more than ever that our nation is in serious trouble. We have seen those who profess that everything they do is for the children, shut down schools because they chose to call in sick and attend protests. Some students have been encouraged to attend the protest with absolutely no understanding of why they are there. Then we see doctors at ...
Dear Editor, This was an interesting week. For three days the afternoon game show "Jeopardy" had as one of its contestants an advanced IBM computer named "Watson." The two humans were past winners of the game who had amassed large amounts of prize money with their quick answers. The contest was heated, but "Watson" won; $1 million in fact; which IBM saw fit to give to charity. From a viewer standpoint it was sometimes boring; ...
BELOIT - Hoisington High School qualified five wrestlers at the Beloit regional on Saturday for the Class 3-2-1A state wrestling meet in Hays.
Kent Darrell Hoss, 57, of Great Bend, died Feb. 20, 2011, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
Great Bend Police Unauthorized use of a company credit card was reported Friday. Ryan Oeser was driving south on Morphy St. turning west onto 10th a 2:57 a.m. Saturday and turned too sharply, striking a stop sign. A $32.53 gas skip at 1315 10th St. was reported at 6:24 p.m. Sunday, and a $70 gas skip was reported at 3907 Broadway Ave. at 7:43 p.m. Great Bend ...
WICHITA - Josephine "Marie" French, 83, died Feb. 16 at Life Care Center in Andover. She was born March 2, 1927 in Fariview. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 22, 2011
LARNED - Eileen F. Throckmorton, beloved mother and dedicated wife, went to be with her Lord on Feb. 19, at her home in Wichita. Eileen was born in Yukon, Okla., on Sept. 20, 1919, to Harry and Frances Bunch. She spent her life devoted to the Lord's work and to her family. She attended college at El Reno Junior College in El Reno, Okla., currently known as Redlands College. In her earlier ...
SEWARD - George Francis Gorman Jr., 70, died Feb. 20 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. Born Jan. 14, 1941, at Maryville, Mo., he was the son of George, Sr., and Pauline Flanary Gorman. He is survived by his children: Carrie Gorman, Brad Gorman, Todd Gorman, Lynette Gorman, Farrah Faries, James Gorman, Albert Orosco and Joe Orosco; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles. ...
NEW YORK - Duke is back on top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time in just over a month. St. John's is back in the Top 25 for the first time in over a decade.
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant felt LeBron James coming, seeking one of his chase-down blocks that would have further energized an East team that had momentum.
Ray and Kathy Basgall of LaCrosse announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla, to Tim Stansbury, son of Ginny Stansbury of Smith Center and the late Rick Stansbury.
Natalie Ruble celebrated her 80th birthday on Feb. 18. Her family and friends celebrated with a "Surprise" birthday party and dinner.
Stan and Janet Crawford will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St. in Great Bend. Stan serves as the Pastor at the church. Hosts for the event will be their daughters and grandchildren. They invite those attending to bring a memory or photograph to share for a scrapbook. The couple requests no gifts.
"If we do this - change the date of the Washington holiday celebration - 10 years from now our school children will not know what Feb. 22 means. They will not know or care when George Washington was born. They will know that in the middle of February they will have a three-day weekend for some reason. This will come."
HAYS - Gerald A. Zimmer, 58, Hays, died June 5 at the Hays Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are by Hays Memorial Chapel in Hays.
MINNESOTT BEACH, N.C. - Judy Mershon Huber Wolfenbarger, 77, of Minnesott Beach, N.C., passed away June 4. Born in Chicago, Ill., on Nov. 4, 1935, she was the daughter of Andrew B. and Dorothy Mershon Huber. Her family moved to Mt. Carroll, Ill., in 1942. An accomplished pianist, guitar player and percussionist for Mt. Carroll High School, music was an important part of her life. Her quick wit and love of ironic humor lasted throughout her lifetime.
Monarch butterflies alight on wire mesh at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo Butterfly Garden. Various species of butterflies in all stages of live can be found in the garden.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals fell in love with Hunter Dozier early in the scouting process, and their opinion of the shortstop never wavered over the course of the college season.
Sale scheduled Friday
HOISINGTON - Government Commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, June 1 at Living Joy Community Church, 354 W 1st St. (NW Corner of 1st & Vine.
Church has fundraising ice cream social
My son Gideon (age nine) assures me that he will be a good father someday, but will that be an empty accomplishment? In another 20 years or so will there even be a Father's Day?
Quick: someone call a chiropractor for California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa. He's overreached so far his arm may separate from his shoulder. Even some key figures in his party are suggesting he needs an adjustment. F-a-s-t.
Equal parts murder, mystery, music, and comedy are in store as the Sterling Community Theatre Troupe presents the new Broadway musical "Curtains" as part of Sterling's Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration. "Curtains" has a tuneful, toe-tapping musical score by the song writing team of John Kander and Fred Ebb famous for the musicals "Chicago" and "Cabaret." The show will be staged at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6 and at ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie lasted six shaky innings and the Kansas City bullpen held off the Minnesota Twins the rest of the way Wednesday night, wrapping up a 4-1 victory that ended the Royals' franchise-record 11-game home losing streak.
MIAMI - Before reaching the top of basketball, LeBron James was run over by the San Antonio Spurs.
MANHATTAN - The Kansas State record holder for wins and saves by a freshman, relief pitcher Jake Matthys has been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team, Collegiate Baseball announced Wednesday.
LARNED - Remember when you were a little kid and always had someone you looked up to, that you worshipped, that you wanted to be like? A famous ball player like Babe Ruth or Mickey Mantle or George Brett? Maybe it was George Washington, Marilyn Monroe or even Cher, though, I don't know why!
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