The gym floor at Barton Community College's Kirkman Center may be renamed in honor of a donor who has agreed to pay for replacing the old floor. The decision on renaming the floor will be made when the BCC Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. New personnel and a report on service regions are also on the agenda.
A Barton County man was arrested Tuesday morning after a vehicular pursuit. Bryce Anderson was driving a vehicle in the 400 block of SE 120 Ave. at 5:17 a.m. and allegedly refused to stop for an officer. Instead, the driver turned off the lights and headed east on 50 Road, eventually exiting and running into a shelter belt. Anderson was arrested and booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of flee and elude, driving while suspended, speeding and failure to stop. Three BSCO deputies and an Ellinwood police officer were involved in the pursuit.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program, "Cooking With Herbs and Spices," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The hours for the "Judgement House" were incorrect in Tuesday's Great Bend Tribune, although the online version of the story had the correct hours. The walk-through drama will be open this week only from 6-10 p.m. Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday and 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday at the Great Bend Nazarene Church, 4811 Broadway Ave.
Great Bend Police
The holidays will soon be here, and that means it is time for the "Holiday Tables," sponsored by the Beautification Committee of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for December for a man accused of multiple charges in connection with a shoot-out near Gypsum with a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper that occurred after he allegedly robbed a bank in Chase.
HOLYROOD - Gary L. West, 60, died Oct. 23, 2012 at his home in Holyrood. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m., Thursday with family present 6-8 p.m. at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26 at the United Methodist Church, Bushton.
HOISINGTON - Joe D. Lane, 75, died Oct. 22, 2012 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born Jan. 8, 1937 at Hoisington, the son of Gerald and Verda (Fox) Lane.
TUCSON, Ariz./LARNED - Kathleen Marie Stiles, 69, passed away Oct. 20 in Tucson, Ariz. at home surrounded by her family and friends. Born April 26, 1943, in Greensburg, she was the daughter of Don and Ella Wells Byer. A longtime resident of Larned area, moving to Tucson, Ariz. in 2003, she was a retired Licensed Mental Health Technician at the Larned State Hospital. On July 6, 1960, she married Lonnie Stiles. He died April 17, 1985.
Dictators from around the world hire representatives in Washington to polish their abysmal human rights records and downplay allegations of corruption.
More than 39 years after Roe v. Wade, the pro-life movement has reached a nadir. Despite the fact that over half the country self-identifies as "pro-life," little tangible progress has been made in the fight against abortion. This is due to both the pro-life movement's failure to be a consistent defender of human dignity across a broader range of issues and to its increasingly close association with the Republican Party.
SAN FRANCISCO - In a postseason full of twists and turns, the San Francisco Giants are headed back to the World Series after a big comeback against the defending champs.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Historical Society is hosting a Cemetery Tour at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. The tour will take place at the Ellinwood Lakin Comanche Cemetery, north side entrance.
There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. "Gays in the military," the joke went. "Next thing you know they'll want to be interior decorators!" Of course, gays have always served in our military. Now, after long last, they can serve openly, and as it turns out it is no big whoop.
After 13 years of war in Afghanistan - the longest in US history - the US government has achieved no victory. Afghanistan is in chaos and would collapse completely without regular infusions of US money. The war has been a failure, but Washington will not admit it.