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October 18, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


An Interview with Big Bird

A butler opens the door of the large Sesame Street brownstone and guides me to the parlor. Big Bird is sitting on a large couch, wearing a silk smoking jacket, holding a bourbon and enjoying a drag on what appears to be an unfiltered Camel cigarette.

October 18, 2012 | | Columnists


Argus Hamilton

HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?

October 18, 2012 | | Columnists


No. 4 Kansas State has blueprint for success as it heads to Morgantown

MANHATTAN - Tommy Tuberville and Texas Tech sure took a lot of the head-scratching out of how to slow down No. 17 West Virginia. Just in time for fourth-ranked Kansas State, too.

October 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Texas A&M fitting in SEC quite nicely

No. 20 Texas A&M has become a fascinating team.

October 17, 2012 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Top teams in NFC West set to go head-to-head this week

NEW YORK - NFC Worst? Not anymore.

October 17, 2012 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Citizenship classes offered

Starting next month, Barton Community College will offer citizenship classes.

October 17, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Thank you to the Kayettes

Dear Editor,

October 17, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Advance voting now available

Barton County voters can now apply for advanced ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman said. Registered voters may contact her office either by mail, by phone or in person for an application for an advanced voting ballot.

October 17, 2012 | | News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Renue Salon & Spa, 1419 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Allene Owen with greeters Connie Oetken and Marty Steinert. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

October 17, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Malala Yousafzai

October 17, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Ringside at the Undercard

Needed three towels to wipe down my living room after the vice presidential wrestling match, er, debate the other day. The sweat flung off both the bottom names of the campaign bumper stickers was so thick on the Centre College stage, it shot right through television screens onto viewers at home.

October 17, 2012 | | Columnists


Child Abuse Prevention Education

The Child Abuse Prevention Education (CAPE) board of directors announces the hiring of Mary Thurman as the new program director.

October 17, 2012 | | Local News


Local students to participate in mock presidential debate

Students from the POLS 403 The Presidency course at Fort Hays State University will participate in a mock presidential debate from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Robbins Center.

October 17, 2012 | | Local News


Food raised and donated to Hoisington Food Bank

October 17, 2012 | | Business


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Late-inning outbursts lead Barton to sweep at Dodge City

DODGE CITY- Taking care of business when it mattered most. That is what the Barton Community College softball team did Wednesday afternoon in a sweep of Dodge City.

April 09, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


I'd Forgotten Peace Was Possible

The President of the United States of America announced a peace deal with Iran. It's been so long that American leadership in the world sought peace through diplomacy I forgot we had it in our foreign policy tool box. The last time that occurred to me was on a Spring Break trip to Arkansas, which, granted, is also not an idea that occurs to many people.

April 09, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Tax-Time Misery

When I came to, I was on my back on the floor of my accountant's office.

April 09, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Testing Stress

April 09, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Ellinwood Prom

Ellinwood High School Prom 2015 will be held at Ellinwood High School on April 11th. Prom decorations may be viewed by the public from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Promenade will begin at 6 p.m. on the east side of the high school. The prom theme for this year will be Candy Land. The dance will end at 11 p.m. Transportation to After Prom will be on the north side of the high school.

April 09, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend bowlers earn All State honors

Great Bend senior Jeff Mietler was selected to be on the All Kansas State Bowling team. The Panther captain ended the season with an average of 218. At the conclusion of the regular season, Jeff was named the Most Valuable Player in the WAC and was also named to the All WAC First Team. Mietler anchored the Great Bend boys to a regional runner-up finish and a third place finish at the state tournament.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


All eyes on McIlroy and Woods as the Masters gets underway

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Three of golf's greatest players began the Masters with ceremonial tee shots.

April 09, 2015 | | AP Sports


Pam Jackson 1953-2015

GREAT BEND - Pam Jackson, 62, died April 7, 2015 at her home in Great Bend.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Hilda Chakir 1916 - 2015

Hilda Chakir, 98, died April 7 at River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend. Born April 8, 1916, in rural Barton County, she was the daughter of Gustav "Gus" and Matilda (Liese) Kasselman. On Aug. 19, 1939, she married Theodore Richard "Dick" Griffith in Great Bend. He died on April 25, 1977. She then married Norman William Chakir on March 10, 1981, in Miami, Okla. He died on Dec. 30, 2012. A lifetime resident of Barton County she was a homemaker. She was a former 4-H Leader, and enjoyed her family, quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and going to dances.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Free program explores caregiving for seniors

A free program for caregivers of senior citizens will be presented at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

April 08, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Jail Log, April 6-7, 2015

Booked April 6

April 08, 2015 | | On the Record


Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother.

April 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cardinal baseball moves its record to 4-2 with a pair of wins over Hillsboro

HILLSBORO- The Hoisington Cardinals baseball team outlasted the Hillsboro Trojans Tuesday squeaking out an 8-6 win at Hillsboro.

April 08, 2015 | LONDON REIF, Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


UConn women will be favorites to win 11th title next year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will be the leading contenders to make another championship run next season. It would be an unprecedented 11th title that would eclipse John Wooden's UCLA Bruins and their 10 championships.

April 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cougar men lose region battle with Hesston

HESSTON – It was an outing the Barton Community College men's tennis team was looking to build some momentum on. The Cougars were looking for back-to-back wins for the first time this season and crawl back to .500 in dual matches.

April 08, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


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