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​Drug suspects nabbed after shots fired

A narcotics investigation began Friday evening as a Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy, a Great Bend Police officer and a Kansas Highway Patrol officer responded to 200 Truman St. in Great Bend, west of the Great Bend Sports Complex.

June 01, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for June 1, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 01, 2015 | | On the Record


Dwight Coleby to Transfer to Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan.- Center Dwight Coleby will be transferring to Kansas after two seasons at Ole Miss. The 6-9, 240-pound Nassau, Bahamas, native has signed a grant-in-aid agreement to attend KU, will sit out the 2015-16 season and have two years eligibility, Kansas head coach Bill Self announced Monday.

June 01, 2015 | KUATHLETICS.COM | AP Sports


Royals suffer extra dose of defeat vs. Cubs

CHICAGO- David Ross drove in Kris Bryant on a blooper to left field with one out in the 11th inning to give the Cubs a 2-1 walk-off win over the Royals on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

June 01, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Cougar women sign three Memphis hoop players

With the recruiting season heading into the summer months the Barton Community College women's basketball team filled a share of its roster in one city – Memphis.

June 01, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton Blazers undefeated at MAYB

The Barton Blazers went 5-0 over the weekend to win the title in the El Dorado/Wichita MAYB tournament. The Blazers defeated the CK Select in the championship game 59-29. The Blazers are back in action in two weeks in Wichita. Players include Evan Campbell, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, Dalton Miller, JJ Heredia, Brock Skelton, Ray Kuhlman, Sam Ryan, and Connor Griffith.

June 01, 2015 | | Local Sports


City of Great Bend closing 8th and Morton intersection starting today

The intersection of Eighth and Morton in Great Bend will be closed to all traffic for about three weeks starting today, Great Bend Stree Superintendent Mike Crawford said. City crews will be removing the old asphalt and street base and replacing it with concrete.

June 01, 2015 | | Local News


When Bait Shops Ruled the Universe

In 1969 my hometown of 18,000 had four grocery stores, seven liquor stores and one big box store -- Gibson's Discount. But in the universe occupied by three Keenan boys, our city had only one of the most important business -- the bait shop. When you spent all day everyday outdoors like we did, you defined your self worth by what you could catch, clean and have mom deep fat fry. And nothing was more important that getting good bait. Minnows, frogs, crawdads, goldfish, salamanders, worms.

June 01, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


Law school honors top graduates for scholarship, leadership, service

The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2015 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 16. During the ceremony, nine students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community.

May 31, 2015 | | Education


Voting begins on Cardinal Legacy bond issue

HOISINGTON, KAN. – Watch the mailbox for the opportunity to help grow the USD #431 school district and the entire Hoisington community. Ballots for the Cardinal Legacy Bond will arrive in the mail on or around June 1. These ballots must be post-marked by June 16 for eligible voters to participate in this important election.

May 31, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Tell the livestock story

Today's livestock producers work in a noble profession. Unfortunately, not everyone believes this so people who care for animals must understand how consumers think and feel. Get inside their heads, if you will.

May 31, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Students named to Dean’s List at Bethany College

More than 150 Bethany College students have earned semester honors for their academic performance during the spring 2015 semester and have been named to the Dean's List.

May 31, 2015 | | Education


128 graduate from McPherson College Class of 2015

As the 128 McPherson College bachelor's students and master of education students in the class of 2015 marked their graduation at commencement, they received reminders about where to place their focus in life. Dr. James M. Dodson was commencement speaker at the ceremony on May 17, as the college bestowed its first honorary doctorate since 2002 on him.

May 31, 2015 | | Education


College of Education recognizes six new graduates for excellence, potential

The College of Education at Kansas State University is recognizing six of its new graduates for excellence and for promise in the education profession.

May 31, 2015 | | Education


Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland honors volunteers

Three Barton County residents have been recognized with special awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for their extraordinary service as volunteers.

May 31, 2015 | | Club News


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Panthers hold local football camp

More than fifty participants were involved at this week's football camp held at Memorial Stadium. The camp was faciliated by members of the GBHS football team and coaching staff. The three-day camp concludes Wednesday.

June 23, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton slain in murder-suicide

PEARLAND, Texas (AP) - Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday.

June 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


Blanton outduels Felix; Royals take opener

SEATTLE- Royals right-hander Joe Blanton, making another spot start in the injury-riddled rotation, overmatched the Mariners through six-plus innings, and Alcides Escobar delivered three hits as the Royals held off the Mariners, 4-1, on Monday night at Safeco Field.

June 23, 2015 | Andrew Erickson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Bandits win back-to-back titles

PRATT- It was a very rewarding Father's Day for the dad's of the Barton Bandits 13U baseball team. Behind exceptional pitching the Bandits successfully defended back-to-back tournament titles at the 2015 Smoky Ford Wood Bat Tournament held this weekend at the Green Sports Complex in Pratt.

June 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Golden Belt swimmers win Hays meet

HAYS- The Golden Belt swim team recorded a first place finish at last weekend's meet in Hays. Aubrey Snapp placed first in all her events. Cal Dunekack and sister Camryn were standouts as well. Phane Pedigo and Dawson Clark were leaders in the high school boys events. All swimmers improved their times swimming in a 50 meter pool.

June 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


FCC Bans

June 23, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Who Has the Worse Idea: Obama or Trump?

There are some very stupid ideas emanating from powerful people and political wannabes.

June 23, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Donald Trump’s Circus Act

Poor Jeb.

June 23, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Brookdale of Great Bend (Sterling House of Great Bend), 1206 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Claudia Elsen. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

June 23, 2015 | | Local News


Outlaw motor vehicles

Dear Editor,

June 23, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Military Moms letters

Dear Editor,

June 23, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Huelskamp vets visit

Huelskamp staff to host local office hours in Great Bend for Veterans' concerns

June 23, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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