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Volunteers sought to find host families

The American Scandinavian Student Exchange is seeking volunteers in the Great Bend area to help the non-profit international organization identify host families for exchange students, said Stephanie Weishaar, Wichita-based Kansas coordinator for ASSE. Although the name says Scandinavian, Weishaar said ASSE has expanded and works with high school students in over 20 countries.

January 22, 2013 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Montana Mike's, 906 McKinley Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Erin Powers and Lana Dietz. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

January 22, 2013 | | Area Briefs


GBMS concert

Great Bend Middle School students are kicking bullying to the curb – in a positive way.

January 22, 2013 | | Local News


Larned USD 495 school board provides answers

LARNED - The Fort Larned 495 school board compiled answers to questions submitted by a citizen's group at the Jan. 7 meeting. Mike Burdett represented the local group that has recently looked at taxation in Pawnee County. The group's goal is to understand the tax burden and mill levy. They are looking to become more informed.

January 22, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Gun Reform

January 22, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Larned USD 495 board discusses budget

LARNED - Marcia Giessel, Fort Larned USD 495 school board president, called the special meeting Jan. 7 to order at 7 p.m.

January 22, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


A Sea Change in the Firearms Debate

In August 1925, The New York Times estimated 50,000 – 60,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan marched in a parade in our nation's capital. It was a huge public display of the once-secret group. H.L. Mencken called it "a full mile of Klansmen and their ladies." The man sitting in the White House, Calvin Coolidge, was a member of the Klan. The president before him, Warren Harding, was also a noted Klansman. The fraternity preaching pure "100 percent Americanism" (anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant, anti-non-white) boasted of five million members – nearly 15 percent of the population in the ...

January 22, 2013 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Larned Police Report

Larned Police

January 22, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


City of Great Bend Cemetery Board meeting

The City of Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Cemetery Office, 4500 Broadway.

January 22, 2013 | | Area Briefs


IT’S ANY HARBAUGH’S GAME

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim and John Harbaugh have exchanged a handful of text messages, and plan to leave it at that. No phone conversations necessary while the season's still going. No time for pleasantries, even for the friendly siblings.

January 21, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Panthers see time improvements at Wichita swim meet

WICHITA - High school swimming is not entirely a team sport.

January 21, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Ball, Demel lead Cards at classic

HAYS - With two first-place finishers, the Hoisington High School wrestling team finished fourth at the Bob Kuhn Prairie Classic on Saturday.

January 21, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Barton Blazers capture first

January 21, 2013 | | Local Sports


Panthers seize second place at Paola Invitational

PAOLA - Falling just out of first place by 19 points, the Great Bend High School wrestling team finished second behind Derby on Saturday at the Paola Invitational.

January 21, 2013 | | Prep Sports


No. 3 Jayhawks, No. 11 Wildcats set for showdown

Bruce Weber has been in the middle of some intense rivalries during his career.

January 21, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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Tornado drill a success

A voice came over the loud-speaker system filling every room at Great Bend Middle School.

April 05, 2015 | | Local News


Easter Sunday

April 05, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Spring is here so where are we?

It's Easter weekend and this past Thursday night saw some fairly severe weather in the area complete with power outages. Spring is really here, especially after the extremely warm temperatures this past week. Today is April 5, so area producers should have wrapped up side dressing the 2015 wheat crop and corn planters are being readied to begin planting shortly. Alfalfa is greening up and in some parts of the state, including some fields here, wheat producers are assessing winter survival. Since not a great deal is going on just yet, let's catch up on what is known.

April 05, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Hoisington forensics 2nd at Otis-Bison

The Hoisington High School forensics team placed second out of nine schools at a recent tournament at Otis-Bison. Members placed individually as follows:

April 05, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Larned Briefs

Kindergarten roundup April 10

April 04, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Fort Larned schedules April 25 Evolution of Hunting program

FORT LARNED - Everyone is invited to a historic program presented by the Fort Larned Old Guard on Saturday, April 25, at Fort Larned National Historic Site, funded in part by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.

April 04, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Welcome Inn week

April 5-April 11

April 04, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Sterling softball sweeps Larned in opener

LARNED - Two eighth-inning errors paved the way for Sterling High's softball sweep over Larned Thursday in a Central Kansas League opener. Sterling swept the Indians 4-3 in extra innings and 18-10 in the nightcap.

April 04, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Pawnee Annie delivers ‘sweet’ Easter message

By PAWNEE ANNIE

April 04, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Richard A. Poage 1940 - 2015

THAILAND - Richard A. Poage passed away in his sleep at his home in Thailand on Jan. 23, with his companion by his side. Born on Sept. 6, 1940, in Great Bend, he was the son of Marion and Irene Poage. Born and raised in Great Bend he worked in the oilfields, like his father, from the age of 17 until retiring from offshore drilling 10 years ago in Thailand. In 1960, he married Sheryl Wheat. They divorced in 1964. In 1968, he married Vicky Campbell while working in Scotland. The divorced in 1975.

April 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Walter Ray Simonson 1926 - 2015

MARSHALL, MO. - Walter Ray Simonson, 88, died Feb. 24, 2015, in Marshall, Mo., after an illness of several months.

April 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rick Barnes says he wanted to stay as Texas coach

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years last Sunday, insisting he's grateful for his time with Longhorns and isn't bitter about being fired.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Oklahoma State AD supports hoops coach Travis Ford

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder still has high hopes for Travis Ford as Oklahoma State's basketball coach.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


K-State president defends NCAA involvement in academics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz defended the NCAA's role in policing academics and says there's no need for more involvement.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Twins pitcher Santana banned 80 games for positive drug test

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Minnesota Twins spent $55 million on Ervin Santana to bring some much-needed talent and experience to their beleaguered starting rotation.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


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