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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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Steelers safety Troy Polamalu retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) - His flowing locks bouncing off the top of his No. 43 jersey, Troy Polamalu spent more than a decade flying across football fields as the heady but humble backbone of a defense that fueled the Pittsburgh Steelers' return to the NFL's elite.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cougar softball drops pair at West leading Butler

EL DORADO- The Barton Community College softball team headed to the Jayhawk West leader on a roll. Barton had won five of six conference games. But the hot streak came to a hault at Butler.

April 11, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton opens West series with win over Hutchinson

It was a good start to an important series.

April 11, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Harper wins another Player of the Week award

It was perhaps her best week yet. So it was little surprise that Erica Harper won what is becoming a weekly honor for her - the Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week award.

April 11, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Topeka man charged in plot to explode car bomb at Ft. Riley

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A Topeka man has been charged in federal court in Topeka with attempting to detonate a vehicle bomb at the Fort Riley military base near Manhattan, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, District of Kansas, and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin announced today. The defendant was arrested as part of an FBI investigation, and the device used by the defendant was, in fact, inert.

April 10, 2015 | | News


Local artists featured in Signature Auction April 18 and 19

Artists from across Kansas, including Steve Dudek, Jay Miller, Karole Erikson and Joyce Barker of Great Bend; Thelma Hutchinson of Hoisington; Billie Bonomo of Claflin; and Virginia Kay Bitter of Ellinwood, have contributed their amazing work to the 2015 Smoky Hills Public Television Signature Auction.

April 10, 2015 | | Entertainment


HomeWords: A Project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas

In this last month of HomeWords, we're printing longer cinquain sequences that approach the theme of home. These connected cinquains were submitted by gifted poets statewide. The cinquain is a tiny-some would say confining!-form, just 22 syllables arranged among 5 lines: 2/4/6/8/2.

April 10, 2015 | Wyatt Townley | Entertainment


Tinseltown Talks

From the moment acting teachers, directors, and even fellow actors first laid eyes on him, they knew Richard Erdman belonged in films.

April 10, 2015 | | Entertainment


Jill Doerfler, M.D., starts new practice at St. Rose Health Center

The new physician at St. Rose Health Center, who has started seeing patients, brings years of experience in family medicine to her new position.

April 10, 2015 | | Business


Larned State Hospital stops voluntary admissions due to overcrowding

A policy change at Larned State Hospital means the mental health facility is no longer accepting voluntary admissions, according to Douglas W. McNett, executive director of The Center for Counseling and Consultation, based in Great Bend.

April 10, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


OTR for April 11-12, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 10, 2015 | | On the Record


Lesser prairie-chicken talk offered

A public presentation on the threatened status of the lesser prairie-chicken is offered by Grass Roots Environmental Advocacy Team (GREAT) at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Convent at 3600 Broadway St. in Great Bend.

April 10, 2015 | | Local News


Minimum Fairness

April 10, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


From Powerless To Swamp People

Monday evening, just as Wisconsin took a 3-2 lead over Duke in the national championship basketball game, the electricity flickered three or four times and the house went dark. "Oh what cruel trick of nature could this be?" Surely it will be back any moment I thought, after all, this IS the championship game that's on my giant flat-screen tv! Horror of horrors, it didn't happen!

April 10, 2015 | | Local Sports


Next Encore Series performance by Presidio Brass: ‘Sounds of the Cinema’

Tickets are now available for Presidio Brass: "Sounds of the Cinema," the next Encore Series offering. The performance will be at at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the Fort Hays State University campus.

April 10, 2015 | | Entertainment


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