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The Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2012

First a disclaimer: The Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2012 should not under any circumstances be confused with the Top Ten Legitimate News Stories of 2012. They are as different as red satin cummerbunds and Liar's Dice. Duck liver and Spanish moss. Matched pearl necklaces and motorcycle handlebars.

December 11, 2012 | | Columnists

How a For-Profit University Killed Community College Expansion

In response to an increasing demand for bachelor's degrees, community colleges in more than a dozen states have expanded their programs to include career-oriented, four-year degrees. Advocates say these programs – which typically require approval from state lawmakers – better respond to student and employer needs by providing affordable bachelor's degrees.

December 11, 2012 | | Columnists

Fiscal Cliff Averting Budget Deal Advent Calendar

December 11, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank, 2220 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Jill Fitzsimmons and Erin Powers. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

December 11, 2012 | | Area Briefs


There are a lot of things to love about Christmas ... but one of the best is the gift of giving,

December 11, 2012 | BY DEBORAH FREUND Special to the Tribune | Local News

Hoisington church presents St. Lucia

HOISINGTON -On Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 11th and Vine Streets in Hoisington will present the story of St. Lucia, Child of Light. The 30-minute service will feature music, readings, prayer, and the compelling story of the girl who died for her faith and became the symbol of light amid the darkness. All are welcome for the service, fellowship, and refreshments.

December 11, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Show 'N Go

December 11, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


There are a lot of things to love about Christmas, but one of the best is the gift of giving, "Christmas is the spirit of giving. And what we try to do is give ourselves. It is the little things that mean a lot. You don't have to win the lottery before you can give back," said Randy Smith.

December 11, 2012 | BY DEBORAH FREUND Special to the Tribune | News

Vincent E. “Vince” Malson 1941-2012

WOODBINE - Vincent E. "Vince" Malson, 71, of Woodbine, Georgia, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, at home. Born on August 21, 1941 at Ft. Scott, he was the son of Charlie and Lucille (George) Malson. The family lived in Erie and moved to Great Bend, where he graduated from Great Bend High School in 1959.

December 11, 2012 | | Obituaries

Gladys Klug 1924-2012

Gladys Klug, 88, died Dec. 10, 2012 at home in Great Bend. She was born Feb. 1, 1924 at Redwing, the daughter of Joseph and Louisa (Frenzel) Schremmer, Sr.

December 11, 2012 | | Obituaries

Dennis Patrick McGreevy 1952 - 2012

Dennis Patrick McGreevy, 60, died Dec. 9 at his home in Great Bend. Born April 19, 1952 in Great Bend, he was the son of William Stanley and June Lorraine (Murray) McGreevy. On April 23, 1976 he married Judy K. Bender in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was an equipment operator for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

December 11, 2012 | | Obituaries

Sandra K. Brinson 1946 - 2012

HOISINGTON - Sandra K. Brinson, 66, died Dec. 8 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Oct. 4, 1946 at Yale, Okla., she was the daughter of Alvin M. Sr. and Mildred Faye (Lanning) Sweeden. A lifelong resident of Barton County, she graduated from Great Bend High School. On June 28, 1964, she married Loren (Gene) Brinson in Great Bend. She was employed by C.O. Mammels grocery store until they closed. She was a caregiver for many people throughout the years.

December 11, 2012 | | Obituaries

Ruby Lucille Blaz 1942 - 2012

HOISINGTON - Ruby Lucille Blaz, 70, died Dec. 8 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Oct. 27, 1942 in Guymon, Okla., she was the daughter of Raymond and Helen (Smith) Steinkuehler. Ruby moved to Hoisington in 1986 coming from Guymon, Okla. She was brought up in the Nazarene Church and worked as a CNA for Texas County Memorial Hospital for many years. She enjoyed reading, traveling and music. On July 2, 1984 she married Rush Blaz in Great Bend.

December 11, 2012 | | Obituaries

Sister Sibyllina Mueller 1931 - 2012

Sister Sibyllina Mueller, 81, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 9 in the Dominican Sisters' Convent Infirmary in Great Bend. Born Jan. 10, 1931, in Wichita, as Theresa Susanne Mueller, Sister Sibyllina was the daughter of the late John and Sibylla (Ternes) Mueller. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community on Aug. 26, 1945, and pronounced her first vows June 10, 1948. She celebrated 60 years of religious profession in 2008.

December 11, 2012 | | Obituaries

Olinda Elizabeth “Linda” Ott 1921 - 2012

Olinda Elizabeth "Linda" Ott, 91, died Dec. 8 at Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit. Born Feb. 18, 1921 in Russell County, she was the daughter of Jacob and Mary Elizabeth (Hettinger) Tittel. On Jan. 9, 1949, she married I.L. "Bill" Ott in Milberger. He died on Jan. 10, 2007. A resident of Great Bend from 1963 to 2009, formerly of Russell, she was a homemaker.

December 11, 2012 | | Obituaries

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​Janis Friedeman 1931 - 2015

Janis Friedeman Sayler, 84, entered heaven on Sept. 25, 2015. She was born July 13, 1931, in Great Bend, where she spent most of her ...

September 29, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Lee Miller

Lee Miller, 85, passed away after a short illness on Sept. 26, 2015. Lee moved to Great Bend in 1955 from Gove County and worked ...

September 29, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Marilyn J. Cleveland 1934 - 2015

HUTCHINSON - Marilyn J. Cleveland, 80, died Sept. 24, 2015, at Wellington Health and Rehab. Born Dec. 16, 1934, in Great Bend, she was the daughter ...

September 29, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Edwina “Lou” Girard 1943 - 2015

STAFFORD - Edwina "Lou" Girard, 72, died Sept. 28, 2015, at Stafford. Born March 17, 1943, in Lamar, Colo., she was the daughter of Stanley and ...

September 29, 2015 | | Obituaries

OTR for September 29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 29, 2015 | | On the Record

Crack seal on K-4 in Barton and Rice counties begins

The Kansas Department of Transportation planned to begin today sealing cracks in the asphalt roadway on K-4 Highway in Barton and Rice counties.

September 29, 2015 | | Local News

Girls Tennis Regionals

CLASS 6A, Oct. 10

September 29, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Girls Golf Regionals

Monday, Oct. 12

September 29, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Behind Rodgers, Packers build big lead to beat Chiefs 38-28

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks his offense is just getting started.

September 29, 2015 | GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

Ventura rounding into form for postseason

CHICAGO- Though the Royals' one-time grip on the American League's best record is slipping away, they found something else on Monday night at Wrigley ...

September 29, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ | AP Sports

Pope Francis In USA

September 29, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Dead Man Walker's Urgent Plea to the GOP

Nine weeks ago, when alleged conservative wunderkind Scott Walker was riding high, I rightly dismissed him as "a clueless newbie unfit to lead." But I ...

September 29, 2015 | | Columnists

Don't Let Hillary Shift Blame for Obamacare's Failures

Health insurance premiums are rising because of Obamacare. And there is still one year left of the assorted reinsurance programs designed to mask premium increases ...

September 29, 2015 | | Columnists

Thanks to blood drive participants

Dear Editor,

September 29, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Kansas 150 1901-1925

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