Dear Editor, In his July 26 Public Forum on the Tribune opinion page, Sen. Pat Roberts criticized the health care reform law for not allowing over-the-counter (OTC) medications like cough syrup to be purchased with medical savings accounts. He stated that it "unnecessarily burdens doctors, and directs people to potentially more costly, less convenient and more time-consuming alternatives." He declared that this "takes away our right to spend our money as we see fit." He ...
BOSTON (AP) - Jacoby Ellsbury had a three-run homer with a career-high six RBIs as the Boston Red Sox continued their mastery of CC Sabathia and beat the Yankees 10-4 on Saturday, ending New York's eight-game winning streak and moving back into a tie atop the AL East.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Will Muschamp era at Florida began Saturday with little fanfare but a lot of uncertainty.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Justin Verlander lasted seven innings despite some balky defense behind him and the Detroit Tigers hung on to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Saturday night, moving their ace into a tie for the major league lead in wins.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - That kid who went to college with two brown grocery bags filled with his belongings strutted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.
Rafael Alarcon, fail to yield/uncontolled, $111 Robert D. Allen, vicious dog, $161 Tory M. Arnberger, inattentive driving, $111 Sandra Barrerd, no driver's license, follow too close, $376 Tabatha Lynn Bomgardner, accident involving personal injury, $341 Jeffery Christopher Bosch, illegal dumping, $161 Eric Joe Boyd Vaughn, defective brakes, $91 Kelly J. Burrell, violate flashing signal, $111 Beverly Kay Cates, improper backing, $91 David Paul Caudill II, ...
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Jon McGraw is back for his fifth season with the Kansas City Chiefs and 10th in the NFL. That qualifies him as the elder statesman of the secondary.
A recent graduate of Barton Community College has started his career in technology at Office Products Inc. in Great Bend. Michael Doyle is the new copier technician at the downtown business.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - With millions of dollars potentially at stake, Bubba Starling is putting football at Nebraska on hold until he decides whether to sign with the Kansas City Royals.
Megan Beahm, PT, DPT, and her husband, Scott, of Chicago contemplated for a few years a move back to their home state of Kansas from the Windy City where she worked as a licensed physical therapist. Then the couple's daughter was born nearly 10 months ago and that solidified their decision to return. As Beahm began looking around Kansas in early spring for potential PT positions, it happened that Great Bend's Advanced Therapy & ...
While members of the older generation may be comfortable with traditional media, Stacy Hefley understands that the younger set looks for information online and on Facebook.
Sometimes it's about learning from the best. For all of the Class 5A state track and field meet medals Alex Hartig won during her star-studded career, she hearkens back to her freshman year at Great Bend High School as a defining moment. Hartig, a redshirt freshman at Arizona State, went head-to-head every day in practice her first year at GBHS with then-senior Larissa Richards, the school-record holder in the shot put (46 feet, seven inches). ...
Barton County Sheriff Someone broke into a truck at 5548 Oil Center Road and took items, it was reported Thursday morning. Over 20 cattle were out at NW 10 Road and NW 90 Ave. at 9:35 a.m. Thursday. Two more cattle were out on West K-4 and NW 60 Ave. at 1:10 p.m. Kansas Highway Patrol responded. Great Bend Police A known person allegedly took ...
Ryan L. Byers, 21, of Great Bend, died Aug. 6, 2011, in Rice County. He was born Jan. 27, 1990, at Great Bend, the son of Steven and Karma (Miller) Byers. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he worked in the mail room at the Great Bend Tribune.
A rural Great Bend man died Saturday morning after a police pursuit ended in a head-on collision with a semi-trailer. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Ryan L. Byers, 21, died at the scene in Rice County. The semi was driven by Scott D. Zwick, 51, of Lyons, who was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. A spokesman for the hospital said records show a 51-year-old man from Lyons was treated ...
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.