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Eternal questions are still asked

Monday morning, when I found out that America's public enemy number one had met his demise at the hands of an elite military unit, my first unfiltered, reactionary words were, "That's great." It was a simple statement, devoid of much, if any, emotion.

May 08, 2011 | Elijah Friedeman | Columnists


Our economy is still tanking, folks

Obama Economy is Making You Poor

May 08, 2011 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists


Boston closes series gap to 2-1 with 97-81 win over Miami

BOSTON (AP) - Rajon Rondo had six points and 11 assists despite playing the fourth quarter with a dislocated left elbow, and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 97-81 on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Lady Cards drop two road games

SEDGWICK - The Hoisington High School softball team lost both ends of a doubleheader at Sedgwick on Friday, losing the first game 7-6 and the nightcap 5-3.

May 07, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Great Bend freshman Hildebrand hits state-qualifying mark in 100-yard backstroke at Newton swim meet

NEWTON - The Great Bend High School girls' swimming team was led by a state-qualifying performance by Hannah Hildebrand in the 100-yard backstroke in Newton on Thursday.

May 07, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Area Class 3-1A teams find success at regional tourneys

WAKEENEY - Hoisington, Claflin and Ellinwood boys' tennis teams competed in the high school Class 3-1A regional on Friday..

May 07, 2011 | | Prep Sports


GBHS boys take third place; short-handed girls take eighth

SALINA - Alex Reed continued to lead the Great Bend High School track and field team after his return from an injury sustained during the football season, taking first place in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes on Friday at Salina Central.

May 07, 2011 | | Prep Sports


GBHS tennis team's season ends at Class 5A regional

SALINA - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team concluded its year at the Class 5A regional tournament hosted by Salina Central on Friday.

May 07, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Royals break tie in ninth to win 4-3 over Oakland

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Aviles' sacrifice fly scored Jarrod Dyson from third base Saturday night, lifting Kansas City past Oakland 4-3, the Royals' sixth walkoff win this season.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Spanish golf great Ballesteros dies at 54 after fight with cancer

MADRID (AP) - Seve Ballesteros was a genius with a golf club in his hands, an inspiration to everyone who saw him create shots that didn't seem possible. The Spaniard's passion and pride revived European golf and made the Ryder Cup one of the game's most compelling events.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Animal Kingdom beats odds, wins Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Grizzlies rally to take 2-1 series lead over Thunder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday and grab a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


NO-NO NO. 2

TORONTO (AP) - Justin Verlander threw his second career no-hitter and the second in the big leagues this week, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


On the record for May 8, 2011

Great Bend Police

May 07, 2011 | | On the Record


Red Cross holds donations day

The American Red Cross will be at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. to accept blood donations from 2:15-7 p.m. on May 9.

May 07, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


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Compost workshop announced

Heartland Farm is offering "Compost 101," Thursday evening, April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 06, 2015 | | Local News


Church rummage sale Saturday

Great Bend's Presbyterian Women will hold their annual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 11, in the church Fellowship Hall at 24th and Washington. Funds raised by the rummage sale are contributed by Presbyterian Women to local charities and service organizations as well as to national and world-wide missions. A wide-variety of minimally priced useful items in good condition will be for sale.

April 06, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for April 7, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 06, 2015 | | On the Record


Mary Jane Wells 1925 - 2015

Mary Jane Wells, 89, died April 4, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Dec. 16, 1925, in Fort Scott she was the daughter of James L. and Lillie Mae (Chambers) Parker and was later adopted by Ruth Chidester Noggle. She attended school in St. John and later in Russell, where she graduated from in 1943. On June 1, 1943, she married Wayne Ingalls Grippin. They later divorced. She then married Joseph B. Wells. He died on June 5, 1999. A resident of Great Bend since 1992, coming from Russell, she was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles ...

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Merlin Thomas Stang 1948-2015

ELLSWORTH - Merlin Thomas (Thom) Stang, 66, passed away March 26 at his home in Ellsworth. Thom was born to Albert and Anita Stang on August 7, 1948 in Marysville. He was raised in Victoria and was part of their graduating class of 1966. Thom was drafted and served the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss, Texas. In 1972, he married Ruann Kuntzsch. He completed training and was certified in printing at Salina Area Technical College.

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kathryn M. Busch

WICHITA - Kathryn M. Busch died Monday, April 6. She was the daughter of George and Zoe (True) Yarbrough.

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Baseball splits West series at Garden

GARDEN CITY- Same song next verse for the Barton Community College baseball team - a weekend series split. This time the Cougars split games at Garden City over the weekend in Jayhawk West play. It was the third time in five West series Barton split games and the fifth time in seven total 4-game series.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Rollover accident reported

A Great Bend man was treated and released for injuries after a rollover accident Sunday afternoon in Barton County.

April 06, 2015 | | News


Calipari, Haywood top list of Hall of Fame selections

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari and Spencer Haywood are among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

April 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Connecticut, Notre Dame in NCAA title game-again

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - All season it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Connecticut would play for another women's national championship. It wasn't as clear cut for Huskies nemesis Notre Dame.

April 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Harper earns Player of the Week honor yet again

Erica Harper is making a strong case for several post season honors - among those is the probable front runner for Jayhawk Conference Division I Player of the Year. If earning Player of the Week is any indication she is in the lead for Player of the Year honors.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Cougar men roll to easy win over Ottawa tennis team

NORTH NEWTON­- With the regular season winding down, it was a good time for the Barton Community College men's tennis team to pick up an easy win. Coming off a pair of rough losses the 22nd ranked Cougars had an easy time with Ottawa University Saturday in North Newton.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton women have rough weekend

NORTH NEWTON- It wasn't a weekend to remember for the Barton Community College women's tennis team.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Grass fires reported Saturday

Great Bend Fire Department and other area departments were kept busy Saturday night with two grass fires, GBFD Chief Mike Napolitano said.

April 06, 2015 | | News


Cougars split conference series at GC

GARDEN CITY- The Barton Community College baseball team concluded their four-game series in Garden City with a split Saturday to earn a series split with Garden City Community College. The Broncbusters took both the seven inning contests by 12-2 and 10-4 scores while the Cougars took the nine inning nightcaps each day 5-3 and 14-9. The series leaves Barton at 10-10 in the Jayhawk West and 18-19 on the season while Garden City stands at 14-10 and 24-16. The Cougars will step out of conference play Tuesday for a 5:00 p.m. nine-inning contest hosting the junior varsity from ...

April 06, 2015 | Todd Moore, Special to the Tribune | Community College


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