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GBHS Speech Team places nine events again

The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the Jetmore Invitational Tournament on Saturday, April 13th. The team had nine individual placings like they did at the last tournament they competed in earlier in the week, on Monday, April 8th. The team also qualified three new events to the State Championship tournament giving them a total of 16 events which is a full entry. Every team member broke into finals in at least one event, which consisted of Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Mallorie McNett, Jesus Sandoval, Kameko Schultz, and Kane Schumacher. Cheney and Schumacher broke into finals ...

April 16, 2013 | | Local News

Save Our Schools From Creationism

I was raised as a creationist. I'd come home from school with a brain full of evolution and an enthusiasm for T-Rex and my mother saw it as her mission to put an end to it. To counter my indoctrination she'd say, "Dinosaurs and people were alive at the same time." The world, she explained, was created in six days. All the animals were there at once. "Why were there no dinosaurs anymore," I asked? Her answer: "They were too big to get on the boat." (Noah's ark.)

April 16, 2013 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists

OTR for April 17, 2013

Vehicle windows broken

April 16, 2013 | | On the Record

Steal This Video

Back in 1971 when the hippie revolution's Pied Piper, Abbie Hoffman, authored "Steal This Book" he got the very outrage he sought. Thirty publishing houses rejected it and, when the book finally came out, more than a dozen newspapers refused to print ads to promote it.

April 16, 2013 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Cougars sweep Dodge

The Barton Community College baseball team rebounded from Saturday's losses to sweep Sunday's doubleheader against Dodge City, winning the first game, 6-4, and the second, 14-2.

April 15, 2013 | | Community College

Red Sox beat Rays before explosions

BOSTON - The Red Sox and Rays were making their ways out of Fenway Park when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon were heard at the stadium.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Georgetown’s Porter Jr. declares himself eligible for NBA draft

WASHINGTON - All-American Otto Porter Jr. is leaving Georgetown after his sophomore season and declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Scott beats Cabrera in playoff at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Adam Scott barely had time to think about an Australian in a green jacket when a sudden roar from the 18th green and a quick look at the TV reminded him it's never been easy. Not for him in the majors. And certainly not for the Aussies at Augusta National.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Bombs shatter Boston Marathon after finish

BOSTON - Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Kenneth D. “Ken” Williams 1939 - 2013

Kenneth D. "Ken" Williams, 74, died on April 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1939 in Stephenville, Texas, he was the son of Myrl and Ruth (Onions) Williams. On Aug. 15, 1959 he married Nancy Giebler in Hays. She survives. Growing up in Liberal, he was a Great Bend resident since 1963, coming from Hays. He served as the C.F.O. for Central Kansas Medical Center for twenty years, retiring in 1988. Following, he operated Abacus Accounting, serving as the interim C.F.O. and consultant for respective hospitals in Pratt, Abilene, McPherson, and Plainville. He ...

April 15, 2013 | | Obituaries

‘After Dinner Theater’

April 15, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Local orators place at Modern Woodmen contest

DODGE CITY - Speaking about "A Person Who Has Overcome," two local orators placed at a speech contest in Dodge City.

April 15, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Gordon's RBI sends Royals over Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ervin Santana kept the Kansas City Royals in the game, wiggling out of every jam that the Toronto Blue Jays created. Alex Gordon made all the work pay off.

April 14, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

City wide 6th grade banc concert

The annual City Wide 6th grade band concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School Gym. Participating elementary schools are Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park, Riley, Central Kansas Christian Academy and Holy Family School. The public is invited to attend.

April 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Applications open for Fort Hays State University High Plains Music Camp

Junior high and high school instrumentalists and high school vocalists can experience a week of quality musical performances and training in classes and workshops from guest artists at the Fort Hays State University High Plains Music Camp, July 14 to July 20.

April 14, 2013 | | Education

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Power of the sea can be dangerous

Some years ago, on a trip to Alaska with friends, we boarded an excursion boat that would take us out of the fjord and into ...

October 12, 2015 | By Pawnee Annie | Pawnee Co. News

Larned defense sparks 49-6 win over Haven

LARNED - The Larned Indians defense forced three turnovers in a 49-6 Central Kansas League victory over Haven Friday. The stingy Larned defense held Haven to ...

October 12, 2015 | By Buddy Tabler Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports

​Barbara L. Watson 1931 - 2015

ST. JOHN - Barbara L. Watson was born on Feb, 6, 1931, in Seymour, Mo., to Rudy and Rachel Schroeder and gained her heavenly wings on ...

October 12, 2015 | | Obituaries

Shirley A. Heaton 1936 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Shirley A. Heaton, 79, passed away at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood on Oct. 12, 2015. Born Sept. 25, 1936, in Ronan, Mont., she ...

October 12, 2015 | | Obituaries

OTR for October 12, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 12, 2015 | | On the Record


October 12, 2015 | | Local Sports

Menzies — Maxwell

Karen Menzies of Great Bend announces the engagement of her daughter Misti Menzies, to Aaron Maxwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Maxwell of Valley ...

October 11, 2015 | | Engagements

Healthy choice

No doubt you've noticed all the soft drinks, flavored water and sports drinks today. They're everywhere.

October 11, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Power of the press is reporting the news consumers need

The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to ...

October 11, 2015 | | Columnists

Why community newspapers matter

ROLLING FORK, Miss.- The chosen theme for this year's National Newspaper Week is "Power of the Press," and that power, it seems to me ...

October 11, 2015 | Ray Mosby | Columnists

Power of the Press

October 11, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Kansas cropland values are slipping, but pasture values up nearly 7 percent

Kansas farmland values, which climbed and at times soared since 2006, started to level off in 2014 and have dipped so far this year, pulled ...

October 11, 2015 | | Agriculture

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?

Many people hope to pass on or transfer some of their special non-titled personal property to family and friends. Non-titled personal property includes items that ...

October 11, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Winners crowned at Kansas Junior Livestock Show

Livestock shown by young exhibitors from across the state were named champions at the 83rd Kansas Junior Livestock Show, proudly sponsored by Cargill. During the ...

October 11, 2015 | | Agriculture

Bankers awards

Announcement that the Conservation Awards Program will again be held in this county was received today by Alicia Boor, Barton County Agriculture and Natural Resources ...

October 11, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

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