BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Pheasant Hunters, don't forget to bring the tail feather from your prize bird to the Great Bend Recreation Commission to enter it in the Longest Tail Feather contest. The contest will run through the 2010-11 pheasant hunting season.
No. 1 Oregon 15, California 13
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Rex Burkhead and Roy Helu Jr. ran for touchdowns and ninth-ranked Nebraska's defense held Kansas to 87 total yards in a 20-3 victory on Saturday night.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Blaine Gabbert got a pep talk from his coach, who reminded him of his starring role in a victory that knocked Oklahoma out of the BCS lead a few weeks ago.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - It was the summer of 2005, and two punters on the University of Tennessee roster were horsing around before practice
Creation of an EMS Nurse ALS Response Program has been added to the agenda for Monday night's City Council meeting in Larned. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 417 Broadway. The remainder of the agenda was published in Friday's Tribune.
Longtime board member Larry Carr was honored at the Fort Larned Historical Society's annual meeting last Monday at the Santa Fe Trail Center. Board President Tom Seltmann thanked Carr for his many years of service as he steps down from the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum's governing board. Carr's service on the board of directors spanned 24 years, from 1986 to 2010.
Jeffrey Jensen, 61, lifetime Ellinwood and Great Bend resident, died suddenly Nov. 13. Survivors and arrangements will be announced by Kimple Funeral Home of Ellinwood.
SEWARD - Ricki Lee Walker, 56, died Nov. 11 at his home in Seward. He was born Nov. 12, 1953, in Larned, the son of Eddie Ralph and Jennie Pearl (McBride) Walker. He was a retired service technician for the agriculture irrigation industry and a resident of Seward for seven years.
PAWNEE ROCK - Ben Unruh, 86, resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., and formerly of Woodward, Okla., and Pawnee Rock, passed away on Nov. 12 at Colorado Springs. Ben was born Sept. 25, 1924, north of Pawnee Rock to the late Benjamin and Carrie Unruh.
La CROSSE - Mary Helen Jones, 95, of La Crosse, died Nov. 12 at the Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care facility in La Crosse. She was born Jan. 10, 1915, at Pfeifer, the daughter of Frank and Barbara (Urban) Schaffer. She married Fred T. Jones Sr. on Aug. 11, 1949. He preceded her in death on June 29, 1984. She was a resident of La Crosse since 1983, moving there from rural Otis.
HIDALGO, Mexico – On barren ranch land just south of the Texas border, where road signs are pockmarked with bullet holes, a small group of foreign oil and gas companies is looking for the future.
Marie L. Sisk 1911 - 2014
Volunteers named as grand marshals for Labor Day event
In the story that ran in Thursday's Great Bend Tribune about Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation receiving tax credits, there were two errors. First, Camp Aldrich was misspelled. Second, Kans for Kids was referred to as Kansas for Kids in the first paragraph. The Tribune regrets the errors.
Over the past several weeks we have seen a significant increase in illegal immigration, as thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across what seems an invisible southern border into the United States. The mass immigration has, as to be expected, put an enormous strain on local resources, and it has heated up the immigration debate in the US.
Recently, I wrote that summer is the time for stupid political stunts, and John Boehner should honor that tradition by making good on his vow to sue President Obama for alleged executive abuses. "Do it, Mr. Speaker," I urged. "Give us a laugh during silly season."