PITTSBURGH (AP) - The mighty Pittsburgh Steelers, equipped with a record six Super Bowl titles, a 14-4 record, the No. 2 AFC seed and a veteran roster on the verge of three championships in the past six seasons, are underdogs for Super Bowl XLV.
An article in Sunday's Great Bend Tribune concerning the court case of Adam Longoria contained an error. Longoria's next motions hearing is scheduled to take place in March in Barton County District Court. A date for his trial has not yet been set.
A car went off 150 SE 10 Road at approximately 10:50 p.m. Sunday, striking the embankment and rolling onto its top, after the driver swerved to miss a bump. The driver, Jonathan R. Allende, 14, of Great Bend, was taken to Central Kansas Medical Center with undetermined injuries.
LARNED - M. Earl McBride, 95, died Jan. 22 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Sept. 2, 1915, at Kinsley, he was the son of Edgar and Elsie Miller McBride. On April 30, 1937, he married Fern Myers in Fellsburg. He was a farmer.
VICTORIA - Landry Michael Robben, infant son of Jason and Nicole (Watts) Robben, died Jan. 21 at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born Jan. 5, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo.
Robert Zane "Pete" Wilson, 78, died Jan. 23 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Feb. 21, 1932, at Glade, the son of Edward and Zela (Elliott) Wilson. He married Imogene Barnes on Jan. 2, 1953. They were later divorced. He was a carpenter for Albert Lumber Yard and later worked as a self-employed carpenter. He had been a Great Bend resident since 1998, coming from Ellinwood and Albert.
HOISINGTON - Joseph J. Rziha, 94, died Jan. 23 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Arrangements will be announced by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made two ambulance runs Friday, nine Saturday and three Sunday. At 9:26 a.m. Saturday they responded to a possible gas leak at 1011 Wilson St. Other fire reports Ellinwood Fire Department responded when a grass fire at 300 SE 50 Ave. was reported at 9:20 p.m. Saturday. Four to five acres of CRP grass was burned. Great ...
A Barton County man received burns to his upper body, his face and to the top of his head from an industrial accident that happened about 3:45 p.m. Friday at a sandpit in the 10 block of SE 60 Ave. According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office, Kirk Deines was attempting to thaw out the sand dredge of the Dartmouth Sand Pit, which he owns and operates, when the diesel caught ...
Robert Yarmer will present a free program on the history of trade beads, at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Trade beads, made in Czechoslovakia and Italy, were used by early whites to give to the Indians for good will, Yarmer says. For more information on this program call the Recreation Commission, 793-3755.
Great Bend Police are looking for a suspect with one green, size nine boot. Its mate was apparently dropped during the getaway, Detective David Bailey said Monday. It all started with a burglary at Moore Properties, 916 Williams St., that was reported Friday. Someone entered that former garage and then broke out ceiling tiles to gain entrance to La Pasadita, around the corner at 2023 10th St. The missing footwear is ...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – One of the leaders of a drug trafficking operation that sold methamphetamine in Great Bend, Topeka and Kansas City has been sentenced to life in federal prison without parole, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday. Alfonso Rubio-Ayala, 27, Topeka, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He entered the plea in November after three days of trial in U.S. District Court in Topeka. In ...
The three Barton Community College students named to this year's Phi Theta Kappa All-Kansas Academic Team will forever be linked together for earning their distinguished Phi Theta Kappa awards, but each has taken a different path to achieve success. The paragraphs below tell their stories. Morgan Cooper doesn't know what it's like to earn a "B" grade. She's aced every class since kindergarten. She's also a dynamo as a ...
Three Barton Community College students will join other Kansas community college scholars on Feb. 17 in Topeka to be honored for their scholastic achievement. Barton sophomores Matthew Koch, Great Bend; Morgan Cooper, Wichita; and Angela Johnson, Junction City, are among 49 community college students named to the 2011 All-Kansas Academic Team, sponsored by the international headquarters of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, the Kansas Association of ...
CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. in the city building. Present were: Mayor Curtis Nelson, Council persons Kirk Schneweis, Dan Michaelis, Leon Oberle and Mike Urban. Also present: City Attorney Bob Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt, Robert Gunder, Richard Hayes, Curtis Wolf, Murine Prosser and Pete and Lois Krier.
The Great Bend Fire Department played host to the 11th annual Firefighters Run for MDA on Saturday at Fire Station #1.
Gene Stephenson knew the end was near when he got on the phone with Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey, one of his best players during 36 years as baseball coach at Wichita State.
NEW HOPE, Pa. - Colleen Ann Houser of New Hope, Pa. passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Dec. 27, 2012.
John Carmon Ellison of Allen, Texas, 57, passed away on May 30, 2013. He was born on Sept. 3, 1955, in Fort Stewart, Ga., the son of John and Dee Ellison. On Nov. 28, 1995, John married Phyllis Taylor in Great Bend. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. John was also very proud of his police work; he started the SWAT program in Great Bend. John loved barbecue and cooking out, but most of all, he loved his family. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh.
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HOISINGTON - Hoisington Cemetery employees request that all arrangements and grave decorations on the ground and not at the head of the grave be removed to allow for maintenance of the grounds by Monday, June 10.
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This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Clara Barton Foundation, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Jan Westfall and Jill Fitzsimmons. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The City of Great Bend's newly formed committee to study the banning of pit bulls will hold an organizational meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the City Council chambers, 1209 Williams. The meeting is open to the public.
Since the Obama administration has confessed to spying on journalists at the Associated Press and Fox News, have you noticed there are more stories about the Obama scandals in the news?
As amateur news hounds gain power and influence through social media, the definition of "journalist" has ripened for philosophical debate. But now it's becoming a legal issue – one that could hamper efforts to protect the news profession at the very time federal lawmakers are awakening to the need to do so.