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WINTER BLAST

Wednesday's predicted snow did not begin to fall in the Great Bend area until after 6 a.m., and the forecast for one to three inches of snow during the daylight hours did not cause Barton County schools to call off classes. But as classes started, snow began to accumulate, leading administrators to consider calling an early release day.

February 20, 2013 | by Staff reports | News


Chamber coffee canceled; ribbon cutting postponed

The Great Bend Chamber Coffee scheduled for Thursday morning has been canceled due to the inclement weather. The ribbon cutting for Computer 911 has also been postponed.

February 20, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Tigers top Cougars

OTIS - A 25-8 first quarter gave St. John-Hudson High School's boys' basketball team an early advantage that they rode to a 74-35 victory over Otis-Bison on Tuesday night to close the regular season.

February 20, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Chiefs prepare for combine

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs have the first overall pick in the NFL draft for the first time in franchise history, and with no clear-cut No. 1 it's a pretty safe assumption that their new brain trust will be busy this week.

February 20, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Robert D. Dougherty 1931-2013

A Mass of Christian Burial scheduled Friday for Robert D. Dougherty, 81, has been changed to 3 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend. Interment will be in Great Bend Cemetery.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Luella Marie Lynam

BURDETT - Luella Marie Lynam, 103, died Feb. 20, 2013, at Hodgeman County Long Term Care, Jetmore.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Lucas Lee Penka 1930-2013

LUBBOCK, Texas - Lucas Lee Penka, 82, of Lubbock, Texas died at his home Feb. 13, 2013.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Randy Charles Yowell 1948-2013

QUINTER - Randy Charles Yowell, 65, died Feb. 18, 2013 at his home in Quinter.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Featured cartoon of the day

February 20, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Even Pistorius can’t run from this

HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 20, 2013 | By Argus Hamilton | Columnists


America’s poop deck politics

It's the ultimate stomach turner: how Carnival's 893-foot long cruise ship Triumph, along with its 4,200 passengers, was stranded due to a fuel engine leak for five days with no food, little water and few working bathrooms. Passenger cell phone photos showed slews of plastic bags brimming with human waste, and lumpy, raw sewage floating in big puddles.

February 20, 2013 | By Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Robert D. Dougherty 1931-2013

Robert D. Dougherty, 81, died Feb. 18, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Aug. 22, 1931 at Casper, Wyo. the son of Brian and Dorthy (Dunlap) Dougherty. He married Linda Sanko April 21, 1965 at Great Bend. He was owner and operator of Cambria Corporation since 1967.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Barton games postponed

Wednesday's Barton Community College women's and men's basketball games at Colby were postponed due to inclement weather.

February 20, 2013 | | Community College


Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive to benefit Barton County Food Bank

Dillon's, the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Harvesters and the Kansas Food Bank are teaming up for a state-wide food drive called Neighbor to Neighbor. The food drive will kicked off on Monday and run will through Ag Day on March 19th. Dillon's customers will have the opportunity to purchase non-perishable food items to place in donation bins and they will also be able to donate either $1 or $5 at the register. As a partner agency with the Kansas Food Bank, the Barton County Food Bank will benefit from the food and funds collected from the local Great ...

February 20, 2013 | | Business


New general manager announced for Western Cooperative Electric

Western Cooperative Electric Cooperative president Larry Evans announces that Darrin Lynch has been selected to serve as the next general manager. David Schneider, current general manager, will retire May 31, 2013.

February 20, 2013 | | Business


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​Exceptional faculty recognized with Distinguished Instructor Awards

Five Barton Community College instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2014-2015 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

May 16, 2015 | | Local News


Irving rests sore knee, foot as Cavaliers gear up for Hawks

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has stayed off the practice court to rest his injured knee as the Cavaliers began preparing for the Eastern Conference finals against Atlanta.

May 16, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


AP Source: NFL plans to change football handling guidelines

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the NFL plans to change guidelines regarding the way footballs are handled before games.

May 16, 2015 | ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Cain, Moose power Royals past Yankees

KANSAS CITY -- Lorenzo Cain drove in a career-high five runs, Mike Moustakas had four hits and Chris Young turned in his third straight terrific start as the Royals buried the Yankees, 12-1, on Friday night in front of 34,584 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

May 16, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Fox wraps up national meet with 77

NEWTON- It was a great way for Landon Fox to close out his Barton Community College career - a birdie on his final hole.

May 16, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Marjorie Louise Barnes 1929-2015

LARNED - Marjorie Louise Barnes, 86, was called home to be with our Heavenly Father on April 26, 2015 at Diversicare, Larned.

May 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Laura Linn Knowles 1962-2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Laura Linn Knowles, 52, died peacefully at her home in Florham Park, N.J. on May 12, 2015.

May 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Red Cross seeks blood donors in weeks leading up to summer

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need by giving blood in May before the busy summer season kicks in.

May 15, 2015 | | Local News




Cavaliers push through injuries on path to Eastern finals

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James sat in his usual middle seat at the postgame podium talking about another playoff win, one moving him closer to another NBA championship.

May 15, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Division leaders cross paths as Yanks, Royals clash

The Yankees and Royals meet in a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium this weekend that will have some nostalgia to it.

May 15, 2015 | TODD WILLS/Special to MLB.com | AP Sports


Wilma Lois Manley 1931 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Wilma Lois Manley, 84, died May 14, 2015 at her home in Hoisington.

May 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Judith M. Moore 1941-2015

GREAT BEND - Judith M. Moore, 73, died May 14, 2015 at her home in Great Bend.

May 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jury orders death for the Boston Marathon bomber

BOSTON (AP) - A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.

May 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Shrine club to sell onions

The Sunflower Shrine Club will selling sweet vidalia onions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday at 10th and Monroe in Great Bend. For more information, contact Greg King at 620-617-3634.

May 15, 2015 | | Local News


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