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Public comments sought for draft of science standards

TOPEKA – The second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) became available this afternoon on the Next Generation Science website, www.nextgenscience.org. Through Jan. 29, public comment is being sought on the standards, which are designed to clearly define and integrate the content and practices students will need to learn from kindergarten through high school graduation.

January 08, 2013 | | News


Helen Elizabeth (Davis) Starr 1921-2013

LARNED - Helen Elizabeth (Davis) Starr, 91, passed away Jan. 7, 2013, at Larned Healthcare Center, Larned.

January 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Irene Virginia Boxberger 1916-2013

Irene Virginia Boxberger was born on Nov. 27, 1916 and grew up on the family farm in Russell County, the daughter of Emanuel and Mary Elizabeth Milberger Dumler. She attended Bunker Hill School and later Russell High School, graduating in 1932. She died Jan. 7, 2013 at her home in Great Bend.

January 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Maxine (Richardson) Bitter

OTIS - Maxine (Richardson) Bitter, 85, on Jan. 7, 2013 at her residence at Otis. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.

January 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Taylor R. Langen

Great Bend - Taylor R. Langen, 18, died Jan. 8, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

January 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Curves of Great Bend, 2100 Washington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Karmi Green with greeters Mary Foley, Nancy Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 08, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Kansas Forts and the Indian Wars Discussion Series

"Kansas Forts and the Indian Wars", a reading and discussion series led by Leo Oliva, PhD, will begin from 2 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan.13 at the Kinsley Library. There is still time to sign up for this once-a-month series featuring visits to Fort Larned, Fort Dodge and Fort Hays in February, March, and April, respectively. Dr, Oliva will facilitate group discussions over readings. There will be guided tours of the forts, and interpretive presentations. Participants are asked to plan on attending the whole series if possible. At the first meeting a $10 registration fee which will be ...

January 08, 2013 | | Local News


Funniest news of the year part 3

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

January 08, 2013 | | Columnists


GBHS Competes at Novice State Debate

The Great Bend High School Debate Team traveled to Wichita East high school and competed at the Sunflower Novice State Championship Tournament on Jan. 4-5. Two teams from the squad qualified to State and competed against 123 teams. GBHS teams competed in the 10th-12th grade division. The sophomore team of Jordan Otten and Kameko Schultz barely missed qualifying into the elimination rounds by a couple of quality points, but they tied with the other schools in the elimination brackets on win-loss records. "Being able to argue with people as a sport and almost qualifying to elimination rounds is a big ...

January 08, 2013 | | Local News


Spending Termite

January 08, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Never Again: Grassroots Organizing Key to Gun Control

Once again, America is in anguish after a senseless mass shooting.

January 08, 2013 | Michael Stafford | Columnists


Lacy runs roughshod over Fighting Irish defense

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Eddie Lacy romped through Notre Dame's defense with power and his favorite move.

January 08, 2013 | | AP Sports


Crimson Tide is No. 1 at being No. 1

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Alabama is No. 1 at being No. 1.

January 08, 2013 | | AP Sports


Panthers capture third place at Derby invite; GBHS hosts Hays tonight

DERBY - Senior Chris Burley looks to be in late-season form although its still January.

January 08, 2013 | | Prep Sports


ROLL TIDE ... AGAIN

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The championship was locked up by halftime. By the time the confetti landed, Alabama was already looking ahead to the next one.

January 08, 2013 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


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Openers: A-Rod cheered, rain delay booed, Big Papi stays put

Alex Rodriguez got cheered at Yankee Stadium, a rain delay got booed in Miami, and David Ortiz got a quick introduction to baseball's new speed-up rules.

April 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


Jury begins deliberations in Aaron Hernandez murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Jurors have begun deliberations in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

April 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


GBMS Monday tennis results from Sterling triangular

#1 doubles Jace Whetham, Daniel Abbott 0-2

April 07, 2015 | | Prep Sports


GBHS JV tennis results from Garden City

Great Bend Red

April 07, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces Spring Grant Recipients

The end of another very competitive grant cycle has come, bringing with it 28 applications and over $115,000 in grant application requests. Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the March competitive grant cycle and awarded 13 charitable organizations a combined total of $28,860. Awards were granted to programs and projects within Barton, Pawnee, Rush and Stafford Counties.

April 07, 2015 | | Local News


Mato, Frazier win events at Tiger Invitational

ARKANSAS CITY­- Surprise, surprise – Lydia Mato won her event. The sophomore sensation had an easy day of competition this past weekend running in only one event as the Barton Community College women's track team competed in the Tiger Invitational at Cowley College.

April 07, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Richemond, Antoine both earn wins in Tiger Invitational

ARKANSAS CITY- It was another good day for the sprinters and throwers for the Barton Community College track team. It was there the Cougars won a pair of events at the 12th annual Tiger Invitational on the campus of Cowley College with limited participants over the weekend.

April 07, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Road Sage

Next to Interstate 15, about 45 miles south of Las Vegas, sit three mysterious structures that look like gigantic table lamps giving off blinding light.

April 07, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


The Democrats Win in Indiana

March Madness hit Indiana hard this week.

April 07, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Iran Deal and Republicans

April 07, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


​Get ‘The Skinny on Complete Streets’ at Stop ‘N Learn

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "The Skinny On Complete Streets," a free Stop 'N Learn program, at noon Wednesday, April 8, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. "Complete streets" are context sensitive and allow for the movement of people as well as automobiles. Representatives from Be Well Barton County will talk about accessible walking, traffic calming measures and how trails encourage economic growth.

April 06, 2015 | | Local News


Compost workshop announced

Heartland Farm is offering "Compost 101," Thursday evening, April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 06, 2015 | | Local News


Church rummage sale Saturday

Great Bend's Presbyterian Women will hold their annual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 11, in the church Fellowship Hall at 24th and Washington. Funds raised by the rummage sale are contributed by Presbyterian Women to local charities and service organizations as well as to national and world-wide missions. A wide-variety of minimally priced useful items in good condition will be for sale.

April 06, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for April 7, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 06, 2015 | | On the Record


Mary Jane Wells 1925 - 2015

Mary Jane Wells, 89, died April 4, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Dec. 16, 1925, in Fort Scott she was the daughter of James L. and Lillie Mae (Chambers) Parker and was later adopted by Ruth Chidester Noggle. She attended school in St. John and later in Russell, where she graduated from in 1943. On June 1, 1943, she married Wayne Ingalls Grippin. They later divorced. She then married Joseph B. Wells. He died on June 5, 1999. A resident of Great Bend since 1992, coming from Russell, she was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles ...

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


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