Great Bend Tribune Sports Editor Mack McClure's picks NFC New Orleans 31, Seattle 10 Philadelphia 34, Green Bay 28 AFC Baltimore 19, Kansas City 17 New York Jets 27, Indianapolis 24 Super Bowl: New England Patriots def. New Orleans Saints Great Bend Tribune Sports Reporter Kevin Price's picks NFC New Orleans 24, Seattle ...
What state gave the world an aviation pioneer, the co-developer of Google Earth, the Nobel prizewinning inventor of the microchip and a member of a Nobel prizewinning panel on climate change? Kansas.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head Saturday when an assailant opened fire outside a grocery store during a meeting with constituents, killing at least five people and wounding several others in a rampage that rattled the nation.
ELLINWOOD - A benefit auction will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 12 to benefit the Sts. Peter and Paul Church steeple/bell tower project at the Barton County 4-H building.
HOISINGTON - Officer Allie is retiring after a long and productive law enforcement career. Her bosses hope to find a replacement that's equally skilled at tracking bad guys, finding hidden evidence and greeting hundreds of school kids with a wildly wagging tail.
Dear Editor, Thanks to the Tribune for the article in the Jan. 5 paper - Monumentally quick, Kilby construction went better and faster than hoped. The Kilby Plaza, in front of the Barton County Courthouse, is a wonderful center piece that salutes the 2000 Nobel Prize winner, Jack Kilby. Our community's claim to this beautiful memorial was properly enhanced with the help of Glenn Opie's drive and Chet Cale's handiwork. Few communities are blessed with ...
Dear Editor, As the mother of two daughters who have danced for Debbie Warren at Barton, I was shocked to hear of her sudden firing for reasons which are yet to made clear. My daughter, Katie, was on the Barton dance team from 1999-2001 and returned to be Debbie's assistant from 2004-2006. My daughter, Megan, danced with the Argonne All-Stars during her senior year and was a member of the Barton dance team from 2005-2007. ...
Dear Editor, I am a graduate of Barton County Community College. I attended BCCC from August 2005 until May 2007. In my two years at Barton, I was on scholarship for cheerleading. During this time, I became close to my coach, Debbie Warren, and have remained in contact every since. I'm sure I do not have to tell any of you what an important role Debbie plays at the college and in the community. Debbie ...
At a conference in Vancouver, University of California, San Francisco researcher Charles Chiu disclosed that a never-before-detected virus that partially wiped out a monkey colony in a lab in Davis, Calif., recently appeared to have "jumped" from its species onto a human scientist at the facility.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - LaMichael James is not straying from tradition just because Oregon is playing for the national title. He's all business, just as he has been all season.
No. 7 Villanova 83, South Florida 71 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Corey Stokes scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half for No. 7 Villanova. Dominic Cheek had 17 points and Maalik Wayns added 16 to help the Wildcats (13-1, 2-0 Big East) win for the eighth straight time since losing to Tennessee in the final of the NIT Season Tip-off. Villanova shot 75 percent from 3-point range, with Stokes and Cheek making ...
NEW YORK (AP) - As if NFL coaches needed something else to worry about. When the playoffs begin this weekend, they will feature a new rule for overtime. That field goal to win the game on the opening series of the extra session? Forget it. If a team wins the coin toss and receives the overtime kickoff, it does not automatically win the game if it kicks a field goal. The team that kicked off ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - On one sideline in Sunday's AFC playoff showdown will be the glamorous and highly decorated defense of the Baltimore Ravens, starring Pro Bowlers Haloti Ngata, Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs and Ed Reed.
It's hardly a stretch to conjure up four road victories in the wild-card round of the playoffs. The Saints are hefty favorites at Seattle, which is the first division winner with a losing record in, well, forever.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will sponsor a Tuesday evening grief support group in Great Bend from Jan. 11 through March 15. It will meet each Tuesday, except Jan. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Thelma Faye Harms Room off the cafeteria in the basement level of Central Kansas Medical Center, 3515 Broadway. Hospice Chaplain John Grummon and GBHH & Hospice Social Worker Cathy Soeken will co-facilitate ...
The dream of many young farm boys and girls is to ride on a tractor. For a youngster, the mammoth tractor epitomizes raw power, responsibility and coming of age.
The theme for the 2013 Barton County Fair quilt block challenge is "Celebrate Wheat." Coordinated by members of the Central Kansas Thread Benders quilt guild, the contest is open to anyone who sews. Kits are available for pick up for $3 at the Barton County Extension Office, 1800 12th Street in Great Bend. Each kit contains two fat eighths of fabric. Each of these fabrics must be used in the final block as well as ...
INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Paul George had 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assist to lead the Pacers past New York 82-71 Saturday night in Game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
NEW YORK - Francisco Liriano struck out nine and pitched into the sixth inning to win his debut with Pittsburgh and help the Pirates beat the New York Mets 11-2.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Pettitte finally stopped beating himself up long enough to look at video of his past couple of outings, subpar efforts by any stretch and certainly his own lofty standards.
The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team travels to Hays on Tuesday to play an opening-round game of a Class 5A regional tournament
HILLSBORO - Central Plains High School brought a young team, but the Oilers came through for a third-place finish at the Class 3-1A state tennis tournament on Saturday to take home some hardware.
HAYS - It was Thomas More Prep Marian that ruled Thursday's Mid-Central Activities Association track and field meet.
WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg fell apart after one of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's two errors and wound up dropping his fifth consecutive decision as the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 8-2 Saturday.
In its 60th year, the drag strip at Great Bend honors not only it's anniversary but also its national publicity.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Tiger Woods was surrounded by four rows of fans who stood shoulder-to-shoulder, curious to see how he was going to escape from the trees on the second hole at The Players Championship. Cheers erupted when he pulled out a 5-wood, a risky shot off the pine straw through a 15-foot gap of pines.
ST. JOHN - The Central Plains High School girls' track and field team won a Central Prairie League title on Thursday.
BOSTON - Adam Lind hit a tiebreaking homer off Boston closer Junichi Tazawa leading off the ninth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Grizzlies call it grit and grind, and it got them through another ugly game.
TOPEKA-Kansas schools and school districts were honored Thursday for their support of character education as part of the Kansas Schools of Character Recognition Program, sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education, the Kansas Character Education Initiative and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.