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Alien No More

Ear to the ground, everybody. Listen close. You can hear it coming. Could be a while. Might be a bit beat up. Probably won't look like it does now. But eventually those slight puffs of dust in the distance will slide right down Main Street and America will undergo another facelift. And yes, after it's over, the whole country will appear younger and more vital. We might even buy ourselves a red convertible.

June 26, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists

No Amendment Will Save Senate Immigration Bill; S. 744 Must Not Pass

To summarize the Senate immigration bill as it heads toward a final vote: illegal immigrants, foreign-born workers, the Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic lobby get everything. Not even crumbs are tossed to American citizens.

June 26, 2013 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists

Clippers cut deal to make Rivers coach, senior V.P. of basketball operations

LOS ANGELES - After weeks of negotiations and intrigue, Doc Rivers has officially left the Boston Celtics for the Los Angeles Clippers.

June 26, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


OMAHA, Neb. - UCLA's offense showed up this time, which meant Mississippi State never had a chance.

June 26, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kris Medlen outpitched the Royals' Ervin Santana over seven innings, Jason Heyward hit a go-ahead homer, and the Atlanta Braves' bullpen hung on for a 4-3 victory Tuesday night in the team's first visit to Kansas City.

June 26, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

OTR for June 26, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

June 25, 2013 | | On the Record

Fireworks may have caused Tuesday blaze

Evidence points to fireworks as the cause of a fire that damaged property and killed trees Tuesday afternoon in the southeast part of Great Bend.

June 25, 2013 | BY SUSAN THACKER and VERONICA COONS | News

Man injured after trying to pull deer from roadway

A 23-year-old man from Syracuse, Utah, was injured Monday while trying to pull a deer from K-156, 1.5 miles east of Claflin. The accident occurred at 9:53 p.m. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a Ford F-250 pickup driven by Braiden Samuelson, struck a deer on the road. Meanwhile, another car, driven by 18-year-old Anthony Broeder, Great Bend, tried to avoid Samuelson and ended up hitting his truck.

June 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Betty W. Nation 1915 - 2013

WINFIELD - Betty W. Nation, 97, of Winfield, passed away at her home Saturday afternoon, June 22. Born Dec. 1, 1915 in Peru, she was the daughter of Owen "O.C." and Minnie Jane (Foltz) Wasson. She was raised and received her education in Peru, graduating from Peru High School as valedictorian. She then attended Arkansas City Junior College where she received her teaching certificate. Betty was united in marriage to John Howard Nation on March 28, 1936 in Independence. They relocated a number of times due to John's involvement in the oil industry as well as military service in ...

June 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Virginia Swalley

EL DORADO - A memorial service for former Hoisington resident Virginia Swalley, who died in El Dorado in November, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Hillcrest Cemetery.

June 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Harold Robert Shaw 1927 - 2013

Harold Robert Shaw, 85, died on June 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 13, 1927 in Emporia, he was the son of Howard R. and Floy Ellen (Parks) Shaw. He married Mary M. Wining in Emporia. They were later divorced. A longtime resident of Great Bend, living in Emporia and Lyons, he was a brakeman and conductor for Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad from 1948 until his retirement in 1987.

June 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Todd Willias White 1963-2013

Todd Willias White, 50, died June 24, 2013 at Trego County. He was born Feb. 21, 1963 at Great Bend, the son of Larry D. and Chloe M. (Snyder) White.

June 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Carol J. Arnall

Carol J. Arnall, 76, died June 25, 2013 at Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

June 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Nunsense II

June 25, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Downtown Ellinwood

June 25, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

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Our Nation's Veterans: Why They're Special

Make no mistake about it: every civilian who does his job conscientiously and delivers an honest day's work for an honest day's pay ...

November 11, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Thanks for making our city great

Dear Editor,

November 11, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

BCC production to feature 'Said and Meant'

Each year, as part of the theater program at Barton Community College, students are asked to take the reins and produce a show entirely by ...

November 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Denis J. Lutz 1937 - 2015

Denis J. Lutz, 78, died Nov. 10, 2015, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. He was born July 22, 1937, at Spearville, the son of Adolph ...

November 10, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Patty Sue Mauler

SHAWNEE - Patty Sue Mauler, 68, died Nov. 9, 2015.

November 10, 2015 | | Obituaries

Barton women split games at Otero Classic over weekend

OTERO, Colo. – It was another even weekend for the Barton women's basketball team. The Cougars were looking for a couple wins but came away ...

November 10, 2015 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

Bracing for the winds

A strong cold front is poised to cross Kansas, including Barton County, Wednesday morning. In its wake, very windy and dry conditions are anticipated with ...

November 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Ellsworth Kiwanis to serve spaghetti


November 10, 2015 | | Local News

Barton News – Week of Nov. 9

Volleyball: Season: 9-24; Conference: 6-10; *Season Complete

November 10, 2015 | | Community College

Barton men win Saturday to earn split at Indian Hills Classic

The task of getting a sweep at the Indian Hills Classic was a daunting one. For that to happen the Barton men's basketball team ...

November 10, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Why Legal Pot Went Down in Ohio

The off-off-year elections have yielded some noteworthy results - Chris Christie's Jersey legislature has gotten bluer, Kentucky has gotten considerably redder - but election night's ...

November 10, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Robot Cars: The Return of the Sunday Driver

Perceptive conservatives have long been suspicious of 'mass transit' because of the term's Karl Marxian connotations. For the left that's a selling point ...

November 10, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

Debate demand

November 10, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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