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I was privileged this past week to be a "involved observer" for the Christmas Bird Count at Quivira Refuge. My mentor for this event was Bob Gress, who recently retired from the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita. His attributes include being a learned and very respected birder, and his photographic skills are well known to everyone who has seen the "Birds of Kansas" which he co-authored with David Seibel and Judd Patterson. They also have a web site-- "Birds in Focus" that is stunning. There is a new edition available, and it is an amazing book. I can't ...

December 21, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Star of Hope seeking donations

ELLINWOOD - Star of Hope in Ellinwood is seeking donations for a Haitian four-year-old, Emmanuela, who has sickle cell anemia. She lost her parents in the earthquake and was taken in by another family with eight children.

December 21, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Thousands of tabs

December 21, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Check It Out!

ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:

December 21, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Notre Dame's Kelly wins AP college football coach of the year award

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - After two seasons as Notre Dame coach, Brian Kelly decided he wasn't spending enough time doing the best part of his job: coaching players.

December 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Sooners to complete Heisman trifecta when they play A&M-led Manziel

NORMAN, Okla. - So which of the three finalists for the Heisman Trophy really has been college football's best player this season? Check back with the Oklahoma Sooners after the Cotton Bowl and they could offer an educated opinion.

December 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


BYU runs away with 23-6 win in Poinsettia Bowl

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Linebacker Kyle Van Noy forced a fumble in the end zone and recovered it for a touchdown, and scored on a 17-yard interception return, both in the fourth quarter, to lead BYU to a 23-6 victory over San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday night.

December 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Mustangs win shootout

MACKSVILLE - It was an offensive battle for the high school boys of Macksville and Cunningham.

December 20, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Lady Mustangs secure season’s first win

MACKSVILLE - The Macksville High School girls' basketball team refused to go into the holiday break with a winless record.

December 20, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Cookie Town

To say that Jake Hofflinger's yearly candy house project just keeps getting bigger and better seems like a huge understatement. After all, half of this year's undertaking measures more than 14 feet long.

December 20, 2012 | By Jennifer Schartz Special to the Tribune | News


Diggins scores 22 as No. 5 Irish top Kansas State

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Skylar Diggins scored 17 of her 22 points in the first half to lead No. 5 Notre Dame to an 87-57 victory over Kansas State on Thursday night in the second round of the World Vision Classic.

December 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Seahawks vs. 49ers: Late-season classic

Under normal circumstances, Seattle's CenturyLink Field rocks from the noise of the 12th Man.

December 20, 2012 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Magdalene T. Brack 1924 - 2012

OTIS - Magdalene T. Brack, 88, died Dec. 19 at Hays Medical Center. Born June 27, 1924, in rural Barton County, she was the daughter of Adolph and Minnie (Mater) Tuzicka. In 1942 she graduated from Otis High School. On Sept. 12, 1945, she married Eudale Brack at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis. A lifelong resident of Otis, she was the owner and operator of the Otis Cafe from 1968 to 1997. She enjoyed crocheting and flowers and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

December 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Paul Shook 1925 - 2012

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Paul Shook, 87, of Cumberland, Md., passed away Dec. 19 at the Western Maryland Regional Health Center. Born Dec. 4, 1925, in Petersburg, W.Va., he was the son of Casper A. and Susan (Bobo) Shook.

December 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


​Mary Ann Wondra 1938 - 2012

HOISINGTON - Mary Ann Wondra, 74, died Dec. 19 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born Aug. 26, 1938, in rural Barton County, the daughter of Arthur F. and Mary (Busch) Maneth. She married Bernard Wondra June 8, 1959, at Olmitz. A lifelong Barton County resident, she worked as a teller at Hoisington National bank for 25 years until retirement.

December 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Gordon runs fastest NJCAA 400m hurdle time this season

NORMAN, Okla – In one of the largest group of athletes coach Dave Schenek has taken to an outdoor meet this season the Barton Community College men's track team responded.

April 20, 2015 | | Community College


Cougar women show well at John Jacobs meet

NORMAN, Okla- It wasn't a large group but it was a talented group for sure.

April 20, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Serena Williams has a solution to liven up Fed Cup

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) - Seeing Serena Williams play three matches over two days in Fed Cup was a rare treat over the weekend.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


BCC baseball and softball rearrange weekend schedules

Due to weather and field conditions, the Barton Community College baseball and softball teams have had their weekend schedules altered.

April 20, 2015 | | Community College


Demel earns First Scholar scholarship

Julie Demel, a senior at Central Plains High School, has received a First Scholars scholarship to attend Kansas State University. Scholars receive a $5,000 scholarship over four years for a total of $20,000.

April 19, 2015 | | Education


USDA Invests $73 million in critical infrastructure projects and assessments to provide public safet

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $73 million to rehabilitate dams across the nation in an effort to protect public health and safety and evaluate the expansion of water supply in drought stricken areas. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is investing in approximately 150 projects and assessments in 23 states. "Millions of people depend on watersheds and dams for protection from floods and providing clean drinking water," Vilsack said. "By investing in this critical infrastructure, we are helping to ensure a safe, resilient environment for rural America."

April 19, 2015 | | Agriculture


Arnold Ochs 85th

Arnold Ochs of Otis will celebrate his 85th birthday on April 19, with a card shower.

April 19, 2015 | | Birthdays


Dunn 50th

Dick and Judy Dunn of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary on April 24, with a card shower.

April 19, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Bieberle 50th

Marvin and Marge Bieberle of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary on April 24, with a card shower.

April 19, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Robl —

Courtney Kuhns and Christopher Robl were united in marriage on Aug. 9, 2014, at Dunafon Castle in Idledale, Colo. in a double ring ceremony officiated by Fr. Martin Hunkler. Parents of the couple are David and Patti Kuhns of Denver, Colo., Craig and Paula Robl of Ellinwood and Larry and Waynette Stroda of Lawrence. Grandparents are Roy and Rosemary Robl of Ellinwood.

April 19, 2015 | | Weddings


Schafer —

Shawna Robl and Matt Schafer were united in marriage on Oct. 11, 2014, at St. Joseph Church in Ellinwood, in a double ring ceremony officiated by Fr. Pascal Klein. Parents of the couple are Craig and Paula Robl of Ellinwood, Larry and Waynette Stroda of Lawrence, Todd and Suzanne Schafer of Belton, Mo., and Jim and Denise Klima of Claflin. Grandparents of the couple are Roy and Rosemary Robl of

April 19, 2015 | | Weddings


Land – the cultural harvest

Next week marks the 45th anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. The first Earth Day celebration occurred April 22, 1970.

April 19, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Universities Need Stable State Funding

Dear Editor,

April 19, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Foundation awards nearly $100,000 in community grants

The Russell County Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 spring grant recipients. The Foundation received 37 grant applications with requests totaling more than $200,000. A total of $99,620 in grants were awarded for charitable projects across the Russell County area.

April 19, 2015 | | Local News


New attorneys take state and federal oaths in April 17

Successful applicants to the February 2015 Kansas Bar Examination were sworn in as Kansas attorneys at a 10 a.m. on April 16, at the Supreme Court courtroom in the Kansas Judicial Center in Topeka.

April 19, 2015 | | Education


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