TOPEKA (AP) - The Kansas Senate has honored the World Boxing Council's new welterweight champion, who grew up in Garden City.
As the new basketball coach at the University of Maryland, Mark Turgeon hopes to experience the same kind of success he enjoyed at Texas A&M. The Terrapins are counting on him to do just that. Turgeon was hired on Monday night to succeed Gary Williams, who retired last week after a 22-year run at Maryland. The 46-year-old Turgeon leaves the Aggies after making four consecutive appearances in the ...
In Sunday's issue of the Tribune, the Western Athletic Conference track and field meet was incorrectly stated as being scheduled for today.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School track and field team took first place in the girls division on Friday at the Ellinwood Invitational with 154.5 points.
COFFEYVILLE - The Barton Community College men's track and field team placed second over the weekend at the National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Championship in Coffeyville.
Wayne Elden Hanna 1938-2011 ELLINWOOD - Wayne Elden Hanna, 73, died May 7 at his home in Ellinwood. He was born Jan. 16, 1938 in Wichita, the son of Bernard Bryce Hanna and Louise Marie Nicholson. He was a graduate of Mt. Hope High School. On Dec. 31, 1959 he married Marilyn Boerger in Bentley. He was a resident of Barton County since 1981 and lived in Ellinwood since 2000. Formerly of Great Bend and ...
Marie Louise Sherrard 1921 - 2011 TOPEKA - Marie Louise Sherrard, 89, Topeka, passed away May 8. Marie was born Nov. 6, 1921 in Great Bend, the daughter of Oscar and Lena (Marchand) Brewer. She graduated from Great Bend High School and attended Kansas State University, McPherson College summer school, USC-California summer school and Emporia College correspondence school. She earned a master's degree in elementary education from Washburn University. She taught at Page City, a ...
The Senior Center will serve Mexican food for its monthly potluck dinner, set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Participants should bring a covered dish and their own table service. There is a fee for the Mexican food, and those planning to attend should call the Senior Center, 792-3906, and let them know.
Barton Community College's 41st commencement is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the College Gymnasium. Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman will welcome the graduates, their families and friends to the ceremony.
Hiram J. 'Hi' Baxter, Jr. 1923-2011 GREAT BEND - Hiram J. 'Hi' Baxter, Jr., 87, died May 9 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born May 28, 1923 at Larned, the son of Hiram Henry and Katherine 'Mae' (Simmons) Baxter. Mr. Baxter was a Great Bend resident since 1947. He married Patricia Ida Mae Younkin January 25, 1947 at Great Bend. He was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for 32 ...
When a local charitable foundation learned that Barton County funding for children with developmental delays had been eliminated, it not only wanted to donate but also encourage others to do so.
The Barton Community College Student Juried Art Exhibition opened May 1 featuring students' work. Juror for the exhibit, Micky Yalg, art professor at Fort Hays State University, judged the show and awarded ribbons recognizing the quality of the students' work.
Vehicles driven by Eric T. Thiessen, 27, Lyons, and Linda Gotsche, 50, Great Bend, collided at 6:22 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 56, east of Great Bend at mile marker 218. According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office, Gotsche was driving a 2011 Ford Edge when she slowed down to avoid a rear-end collision with Richard Friedeman of Great Bend, who was driving a 1922 Stanley. She slowed down and put on ...
Great Bend Police Great Bend Police Theft of a 30-inch TV and a Dell laptop computer from 906 Jefferson St. was reported Friday. Loss was $600. Theft of solar lights from 2332 Polk St. was reported Friday. Someone cut a fence south of 108 Maple St. Vehicles driven by Francisco Rios and William Christie collided at 16th and Baker at 1:58 p.m. Friday. Theft of 10-12 pairs of ...
The American Red Cross and Great Bend Recreation Commission are offering a Water Safety Instructor Training course.
Hoisington NHS inducts new members
HOISINGTON - Sonja Dee Ritter, 49, died Nov. 21, 2013, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. She was born May 4, 1964, at Larned, the daughter of Raymond Lee and Patricia J. (Freeburg) Hanken.
Lending an ear to a person takes on a new meaning when it is part of the E.A.R.S. program. "Everyone Able to Read through Sharing," is a program that was created over 10 years ago through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
Last week, when Bill Clinton said President Obama should allow people to keep their health-insurance coverage - an early attempt to distance Hillary and himself from ObamaCare - I began to worry that the Clintons may be serious about another run at the White House.
"The holiday turkey sure looks grand this year," Dick Cheney said. "Why don't we go around the table and say what we're thankful for?"