HAYS – Poets, guest speakers, theatre productions and comedians will come to campus for Fort Hays State University's Office of Diversity Affairs "Super Sweet Diversity Week," Monday through Friday.
HAYS – Six alumni and one friend of Fort Hays State University were honored by the FHSU Alumni Association at the Alumni Awards and Recognition Banquet on Friday, Oct. 7, during Homecoming festivities.
"Every Bone Tells a Story" by Jill Rubalcaba. The authors offer an engaging account of the discovery of four early hominids, and the laboratory deductions that scientists made in learning more about them. In the process, the reader will discover the very specialized aspects of the field of archaeology, and how new technology can change both scientists' theories and the way we view the past.
The Central Plains High School - Claflin Homecoming King and Queen were recently crowned. Front row, from left, is Abby Holmes, Sydney Rugan, Queen Miranda Burton, Lindsey Woodmansee and Carly Hoffman. The back row is Bryce Straub, Benn Kirmer, King Will Radenberg, Kevin Klug and Patrick Hubbard. The flower girl is Mollie Steiner.
Welcome to another edition of Marsh Musings. Today, I will not be writing about critters or anything interesting going on at Cheyenne Bottoms. I write this week's column in honor of a very special person who has had an incredibly large impact on my life. Today's column is dedicated to none other than my photography partner in crime, Dr. Dan Witt.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Valverde powered the final pitch past Alex Rodriguez, crouched and then exhaled. As did the Detroit Tigers, and their fans everywhere. Don Kelly and Delmon Young hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, then Doug Fister and three relievers spent a tense night trying to protect the lead. They held off the high-powered Yankees - ...
Dear Editor, Saturday, Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts from Quivira Council will fan out into Great Bend, Hoisington and Ellinwood neighborhoods in hopes of collecting 100,000 pounds of food for deserving area families. Scouting for Food is the Boy Scouts' annual effort to help tackle the problem of hunger in America. Residents are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items such as packaged meats, baby formula and canned or boxed foods. Contributors are asked to place ...
Roy Miracle, 80, of Newark, Ohio, passed away in July, and his family honored him and his years of service as a prankster and superfan of the Ohio State Buckeyes with a commemorative photo of three of Miracle's fellow obsessives making contorted-body representations of "O," "H" and "O" for their traditional visual cheer.
Dear Editor, The Public Forum respondent in the Oct. 4 Tribune - "Kilby statue is an affront to heritage" - doesn't deserve much acknowledgement; but, to paraphrase the historian, prairie poet, Carl Sandburg, "he is full of beans and prunes." The Jack Kilby memorial statue will make our courthouse square one of the great name-places in the state of Kansas. Homer Kruckenberg, Great Bend
Dear Editor, To Mr. Bones: I was very disappointed with your Oct. 4 letter to the Tribune. Your cost report for the Kilby Memorial (and its three-figure bronze sculpture that has yet to be placed in the plaza) is a gross exaggeration. You also fail to mention that the total cost for the Memorial is paid by private donations, and not one tax dollar has been, or will be, spent. Several weeks ago I was ...
Dear Editor, We learn about Abraham Lincoln almost from the minute we start school. Me too. I remember there were two pictures on the wall at my grammar school, which used to stand where part of the Library in Great Bend is now. One was Lincoln and the other was a print of George Washington that, I guess, the artist never finished, because the bottom part was all white. I've come to think that it ...
Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton made some amends while in Tampa Bay for the AL division series against the Rays, the franchise that selected him with the first overall draft pick in 1999.
Barton Community College is hosting a cheer clinic for girls and boys from kindergarten to eighth grade on Saturday afternoon.
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.
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Opal Marie McCullough, 95, died Nov. 21, 2013, at 10 a.m., at her home in Great Bend. She was born Nov. 27, 1917, in Wilmore, the daughter of Ather and Ella Burnett. She had two brothers, Carl and Orbia Burnett, who preceded her in death. She had lived in Great Bend since November, 1961, coming from Wichita. She married Paul W. McCullough on July 16, 1939. He was a partner of the former Self-Service Drug stores and preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1975.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Donald Stephenson and Geoff Schwartz might as well consider themselves starters the way the two Chiefs offensive linemen have been pressed into service this season.
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended Thursday after 12 days of sessions, a day after the New York Yankees third baseman angrily walked out and decided not to testify in his own defense.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have six MVP awards between them in the regular season. They have three more in the Super Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with left-hander Jason Vargas on Thursday, trying to fill the void in their rotation created by Ervin Santana's free agency.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Prince Fielder could have vetoed the blockbuster swap of All-Star players that sent him to the Texas Rangers less than two years after signing his big deal with Detroit.
What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Do you picture a time of thankfulness toward God - or is it merely one of eating, partying or watching football? On this holiday, a Thanksgiving meal is prepared with all the trimmings; families gather together and talk, while others watch a game or a parade filled with pilgrims, Indians and giant cartoon characters. Some families may even have their own yearly Thanksgiving traditions.