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Texas school president: 'Mack has my support'

AUSTIN, Texas - University of Texas President Bill Powers said Friday he supports coach Mack Brown amid speculation that Brown's job is on the line after three sub-par seasons and an embarrassing loss at Brigham Young.

September 14, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Preston Road Trophy helped Jones, Hunt trade barbs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One of the first things Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did when he awoke Wednesday was to take a good look at the little wooden trophy topped by an odd street sign sitting among the many awards and memorabilia in his Dallas-area home.

September 14, 2013 | | College/Professional


Snyder, Molnar have same vexing quarterback issue

MANHATTAN - The problem facing Massachusetts coach Charley Molnar this week just happens to be the same vexing issue that's been facing Kansas State coach Bill Snyder this season.

September 14, 2013 | The Associated Press | College/Professional


Banquet honors volunteers, showcases efforts

The RSVP volunteer recognition banquet was held at Barton Community College on Aug. 8. 165 attendees enjoyed a wonderful dinner prepared by Great Western Dining. The nominees for 2013 Volunteer of the Year were recognized with thank you certificates. Nominated this year for the award were: Arleen Branson; Ray Butler; Bill King; Chris and Rosalie Leiker; Bill Popp; Arlene Schamaun; The Hoisington Friendship Gentlemen's Dish-washing Team (Ed Merlau, Larry Ruble, Ed Ruble, Herb Sellens, Alan Ochs, and James Leewright); The Two Marilyns from Ellinwood (Marilyn Frydendall and Marilyn Sauber); Dave Tinkler; Delores Westfall; and Teddy Williamson. These volunteers work ...

September 13, 2013 | BY DONNA BAUGH | Local Life


Entries at Kansas Junior Livestock Show reach 25-year high

WICHITA – The 81st-annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) promises to be a big event this year, with 795 youth from 92 counties entering 1,817 animals. This is the largest number of livestock entered in 25 years. The total includes 148 market steers, 354 breeding heifers, 325 market hogs, 103 breeding gilts, 301 market lambs, 246 breeding ewes, 249 meat goats and 91 commercial doe kids. The statewide event will be held September 20-23 at the Kansas Pavilions in Wichita.

September 13, 2013 | | Agriculture


Eight new Rural Opportunity Zones counties partner in student loan repayment program

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced that eight additional counties certified by the Kansas Legislature to participate in the Rural Opportunity Zones (ROZ) program have decided to partner with the state in the student loan repayment program. Doniphan, Haskell, Meade, Morris, Nemaha, Ottawa, Rice and Stevens counties have voted to opt in to this portion of the ROZ program.

September 13, 2013 | | Education


Ellinwood to host Fall Frolic

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood is hosting a "fall frolic" of sorts on Saturday, Oct. 5.

September 13, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Marsh Musings

As some of you know, I have been in Louisiana on a big escapade with some friends that I have known for about 20 years. We have previously hunted musk ox in the Northwest Territories, and pigs in Texas.

September 13, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Committee formed to provide disaster relief assistance

ELLINWOOD - A Long Term Recovery Committee has been formed to help provide assistance to area residents from the August flood. It has been difficult for some residents to repair damages. As the committee began looking at repairs, the initial estimates did not include significant damages to foundations.

September 13, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood Library hosts literacy event for families

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood pre-school and kindergarten children and their families are invited to a fun event called the Furry Friends Party, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21. The event is a come and go, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.

September 13, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


VIA and USD 355 partner for Community Volunteer day

ELLINWOOD - The entire Ellinwood High School Senior Class will participate in seven or eight projects throughout the community on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

September 13, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Larned Police Report

Thursday, Sept. 12

September 13, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


DOWN AND DIRTY

Just like steel is drawn to a magnet, kids are drawn to mud. Just ask any parent who is trying to keep a child clean anywhere near a mud puddle.

September 13, 2013 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Central Plains-Otis-Bison football game to be aired on Internet

STAFFORD - Tonight's Central Plains High School-Otis-Bison football game will be aired on the Internet through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

September 13, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Featured cartoon

September 13, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


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Jerry R. Roberts 1951 - 2016

Jerry R. Roberts, 64, died Feb. 11, 2016, at his home. Born Aug. 14, 1951 in Great Bend he was the son of Theron J ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets for sale

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are now on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Early Ed Center works with KU resource to help infants, toddlers

When a child in central Kansas is referred to a developmental pediatrician, the wait for an appointment can be up to 18 months.

February 12, 2016 | | Education


BCC students honored in Topeka

TOPEKA - Six students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Donors urged to help the Red Cross blood supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


​Touched by Cancer promotes upcoming programs

The Touched By Cancer Support Group has canceled its meeting for Tuesday, Feb. 16.

February 12, 2016 | | Club News


​TOPS forming Walk Kansas teams; area captain to visit

The Great Bend chapter of the Take Off Pounds Sensibly support group (TOP KS 1151) is forming teams for the upcoming Walk Kansas fitness challenge ...

February 12, 2016 | | Club News


​GBPL offers DVDs, novels

New acquisitions at the Great Bend Public Library include season six of British historical period drama television series "Downton Abbey," on DVD and Bluray.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Stop domestic violence

On Feb. 10, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence hosted its annual training and Advocacy Day to increase awareness about the issues of ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


OTR for February 12, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 12, 2016 | | On the Record


Kansas concerned about defending hot-shooting Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kansas coach Bill Self expects his Jayhawks to have their hands full Saturday dealing with Buddy Hield and the rest of the ...

February 12, 2016 | | AP Sports


Parity? Not So Much

Much is made about the parity that exists in college basketball, especially in Big 12 Men's play. True enough but if we take a ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local Sports


Trump Tizzy in Virginia Long Before Primary

The Virginia Republican Party has discovered it's one thing to issue a political "Do Not Resuscitate" order, and quite another to get it to ...

February 12, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


After New Hampshire

February 12, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Beware the Angry Social Media Mob

Are you proud of everything you have written?

February 12, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


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