Dear Editor, I read the article in The Great Bend Tribune "The Bridges of Barton County." I have always enjoyed seeing old, native or natural limestone houses, barns, and even bridges in Barton County. My great-grandfather, Rudolf Riedl, was said to have built a house of limestone after a tornado completely demolished his old wooden house. Plus, my mother's first cousin, the late Ben Bahr of Olmitz, lived in a similar limestone house which was ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Hillary Clinton returned Friday after a long week in Egypt and Tunisia, shoring up North Africa's new democracies. Next she briefs President Obama. She hopes she can be penciled into his schedule sometime between the Final Four and Masters Week at Augusta. Obama addressed the nation on Japan's nuclear disaster from the Rose Garden Thursday. He assured Japan we stand by them. He ordered a comprehensive review ...
Dalton Bell, out of Hoisington High School represented the South at the first North vs. South District Four Senior Classic Wrestling Tournament.
PROVO, Utah (AP) - A week ago, BYU players were still tired and sore when Monday's practice rolled around. Now, after making their deepest NCAA tournament run in 30 years, a little bit of the swagger is back. Of course it helps that one potential nemesis, Southeast regional No. 1 seed Pitt, has been knocked out. "I think we thought we could do it regardless," star ...
The Big East was a bust. The Jimmer lived up to the hype. There are plenty of 10s, 11s and 12s left in the bracket, along with a handful of talented freshmen and a few familiar faces from Tobacco Road.
LAWRENCE (AP) - A couple of bruising brothers named Marcus and Markieff are not all that sets Kansas apart.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee fired Bruce Pearl after a season in which the coach was charged with unethical conduct for lying to NCAA investigators during a probe into recruiting.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL asked a federal judge Monday to keep its lockout in place, saying there are no legal grounds to stop it while accusing the players of trying to manipulate the law with a bogus antitrust lawsuit.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds finally sat across the court room Monday from the 12 people who will judge whether or not the greatest home-run hitter of all time lied about taking drugs.
EAST REGIONAL Ohio State Columbus, 34-2. Nickname: Buckeyes. Coach: Thad Matta. Conference: Big Ten. Bid: Big Ten champion. Region: East. Seed: No. 1. Tournament Record: 47-25, 27 years. Scoring: Team (77.6); Jared Sullinger 17.1; William Buford 14.6; Jon Diebler 12.6; Dave Lighty 12.1. Rebounds: Team (34.5); Jared Sullinger 10.0; David Lighty 4.1; William Buford 4.0. Assists/Turnovers: Team (16.1/10.2); Aaron Craft 4.9/2.2; David Lighty 3.3/1.6; William Buford 3.0/1.8; Jon Diebler 2.4/1.0. 3-pointers: Team (.424); Jon Diebler ...
Great Bend Public Library announces March art exhibit
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made 11 ambulance runs on Friday, five Saturday and seven Sunday. There were no fires, but there was one false alarm on Saturday. Barton County Sheriff An unknown subject used a Barton County resident's debit card on the Internet, it was reported Saturday. Theft of a bale cart from NE 120 Ave. and NE 60 Road over the past year was ...
A 7-year-old boy from Kinsley was injured Sunday afternoon while driving a go-cart at Val Energy Inc., 250 SE 10 Ave., Great Bend. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports the motorized go-cart, which was not equipped with a seat belt, struck a parked vehicle in the oilfield storage lot at 3:55 p.m. and the boy sustained a severe cut to his forehead. He was transported by private vehicle and met by ...
HOISINGTON - Marion Jean Hicks, 49, died March 18 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. She was born Jan. 31, 1962, in Newport, R.I., the daughter of Eugene and Marion (Hendry) Benavidez. She married Gordon Hicks on April 15, 2004, at Hoisington. She was a homemaker and had been a Hoisington resident since 2001, coming from Alva, Okla.
Robert "Bobby" Kasper Jr., 34, died March 18 in Barton County. Born Oct. 16, 1976, in Wichita, he was the son of Robert Wayne and Peggy (Lietzke) Kasper Sr. A resident of Great Bend since 1980, coming from El Dorado, he was a truck driver for Sioux Tank Service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, drag racing, motorcycle riding and automotive work.
Alice Walter acknowledged that if she had to do it over again, she wouldn't wait so long. Hindsight tells her she could have returned to her daily activities much sooner.
Two Brown Mackie College occupational therapy assistant students spent four days last week involved with the equine therapeutic riding program at Rosewood Ranch. It's the second consecutive year that Rosewood Ranch has welcomed first-year OTA students from the Salina college to its award-winning therapeutic ranch so that the students can complete fieldwork required for their OTA practicum. Brown Mackie OTA students Megan Collins and Ashley Overbey attended the ranch from April 29 through May 2, ...
Thursday, May 9
Yes I walked out of the council meeting. I should not have even sat there to begin with as I had told them I would not play their childish game and then I did. This was a planned rehearsed orchestrated attempt to discredit me with the voters. I wonder how many if not all of the council members discussed this with each other prior to the meeting.
DODGE CITY - The Western Athletic Conference track and field meet was not kind to Great Bend High School on Thursday evening.
JUNCTION CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team finished their regular season with a 4-0 loss against Junction City on Thursday evening.
BALTIMORE - Jeremy Guthrie's incentive to win had nothing to do with beating his former team.
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CONCORDIA - Rep. John Edmonds, R-Great Bend, has signed the Civility Pledge, a spokesman for the Concordia Year of Peace committee announced.
Louis Brandeis, who served on the United States Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939, once warned, "Our government teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
HOISINGTON -On April 29 and April 30, the Hoisington Middle School vocal group performed its play "School Daze" at Roosevelt and Lincoln Elementary Schools. The vocal group is made up of 7th and 8th grade students from Hoisington Middle School.
HOISINGTON - As part of our Jostens "Something to Believe In" Commitment to Graduate (C2G) program, the Hoisington Cardinals started a new tradition "Cardinal Graduates Walk with Pride."
On April 26, Barton County was declared eligible for Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) due to a snowstorm that occurred Feb. 20-23, 2013. An Applicants' Briefing for township officials, cities, county, school districts and certain non-profits organizations within Barton County has been scheduled for 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 at the Barton County Courthouse, Room 101, Great Bend. This meeting is for public officials and officers from these agencies and ...