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Benghazi Smoke Screen

Up until about an hour ago, most Americans thought Benghazi was the guy who palled around with John Cassavetes back in the '60s, but now it's obvious we're talking about the foreign policy arm of a multi-ramped tar pit the president has found himself swimming -- up to his armpits. Yes, friends, it's pity time at the White House.

May 22, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


Scandal Advice from the Master

Bill Clinton, wearing a white toga and a crown of gold, sat in a garden while attractive women fed him grapes. President Obama, having just suffered the most devastating week of his presidency, sat nearby, seeking advice in the art of telling whoppers. Using the Socratic method of teaching, Clinton began to tutor his new student.

May 22, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to Macksville Literacy Organization

Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of $1,889.15 to Macksville City Library in Macksville to support literacy programs.

May 22, 2013 | | Business


Spurs put down Grizzlies in overtime

SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker had 15 points and a career playoff-high 18 assists, Tim Duncan scored San Antonio's first six points of overtime and the Spurs bounced back after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-89 on Tuesday night.

May 21, 2013 | | AP Sports


Royals rally to beat Astros

HOUSTON - Mike Moustakas tied it with an RBI single before George Kottaras walked with the bases-loaded to drive in the go-ahead run in a four-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.

May 21, 2013 | | AP Sports


June Jaunt youth tennis tourney set

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a youth June Jaunt Tennis Tournament on Saturday, June 1, at Veterans Memorial Park.

May 21, 2013 | | Local Sports


Eagles finish seventh at state tournament

DODGE CITY - The Ellinwood High School boys' golf team finished seventh after a playoff against Ness City in the Class 2A state golf tournament at Mariah Hills Golf Course on Monday.

May 21, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Durant pledges to donate $1 million to tornado relief

MINNEAPOLIS - Oklahoma City isn't just a place where Thunder star Kevin Durant lives these days. It's home.

May 21, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Cavaliers win lottery, take first pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK - Nick Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the NBA lottery odds again.

May 21, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Del Negro out as Clippers coach

LOS ANGELES - Vinny Del Negro is out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after a season in which the team won its first division title but lost in the first round of the playoffs.

May 21, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Three former inmates praised by Governor as they graduate from BCC

Graduation days are celebrations of hard work expended and the future opportunities that have been earned. They are a chance to look back on what it took to get there, as well as to look forward to what lies ahead. And many thanks are offered to those who helped along the way.

May 21, 2013 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE By Kansas Department of Corrections | Area Briefs


OTR for May 22, 2013

Barton County Jail

May 21, 2013 | | On the Record


Bridge work completed

Work on the bridge north of the Club at StoneRidge has been completed and the road is open, according to the Barton County Engineers Office.

May 21, 2013 | | News


Virginia Manning 1921 - 2013

ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning, 91, died May 20 at her home in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 16, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of E. Aubrey Smith and Hazel Converse Smith. In 1939, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 17, 1940 she married Delmar Manning in Ellinwood. He died on Oct. 11, 2005. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker.

May 21, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sienna Michelle Meeks 2013 - 2013

Sienna Michelle Meeks, 3 months, died on May 21 at her home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 22, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Nolan and Collette (King) Meeks.

May 21, 2013 | | Obituaries


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​Barton County Academy announces enrollment

Barton County Academy announced its enrollment period for the 2015-2016 school year. BAC is a learning center for high school completion, located at 5220 10th ...

August 03, 2015 | | Education


‘Concert on the Rock’ slated for Labor Day Weekend

PAWNEE ROCK - With the support of the city of Pawnee Rock and the Kansas State Historical Society, the Emerald Foundation is pleased to present, "Concert ...

August 03, 2015 | Basil Dannebohm Special to the Tribune | Local News


'Artists at Large' seeking members

A new art group, "Artists at Large," will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Petr's Frame House, 2009 16th St. Great ...

August 03, 2015 | | Club News


Adopt-a-Pet joins Party in the Park

Golden Belt Humane Society volunteers will hold their August Adopt-a-Pet event at the Party in the Park, this Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10:30 a ...

August 03, 2015 | | Local News


​Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines announced

TOPEKA - The Kansas State Department of Education has announced this year's income guidelines for free and reduced-price meals with agencies in the Child and ...

August 03, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Bat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball game

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 9-year-old bat boy has died after he was accidentally hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game ...

August 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cowboys’ Dez Bryant tangles with teammate in camp skirmish

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony ...

August 03, 2015 | SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writers | AP Sports


Barton Blazers finish successful summer season

WICHITA- The Barton Blazers ended their summer season by placing seventh at nationals. The event was held in Wichita, KS. The Blazers went 5-3 over ...

August 03, 2015 | | Local Sports


Zobrist's blast isn't enough to rescue Royals

TORONTO- Right-hander R.A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings and Chris Colabello smashed a two-run homer as the Blue Jays earned a 5-2 win over ...

August 03, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Nation’s Top Ten Consumer Complaints 2014

The Consumer Federation of America issued the following news release:

August 02, 2015 | | Business


2015 Pawnee Rock All Class Reunion

2015 Pawnee Rock All Class Reunion will be on August 8, at the Angus Inn in Great Bend. The reunion will begin at 3 p ...

August 02, 2015 | | Reunions


International Award Winner President of local Pilot Club

The 2014-2015 Pearl Sparks Pilot Service Award was awarded to the incoming President of Great Bend Pilot Club, Betty Schneider. Betty was recognized at the ...

August 02, 2015 | | Club News


The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking items

The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking items for an agricultural exhibit which will run for two years. The items needed are a pivot flowmeter, a ...

August 02, 2015 | | Local News


ONE Gas Foundation contributes to Central Kansas United Way

The ONE Gas Foundation recently presented, on behalf of its Kansas Gas Service division, a $2,300 donation grant to the United Way of Central ...

August 02, 2015 | | Business


Consumer Corner: Check credit reports regularly for signs of fraud

You've probably seen those commercials on TV – the ones offering you a free credit report or credit score. Many of these companies are trying ...

August 02, 2015 | Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt | Business


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