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Amnesty with secure borders – this time I mean it, Charlie Brown

Poor, sappy Charlie Brown. Year after year, Lucy promises that she will not yank away the football as Charlie tries to kick it. "This time I really mean it," Lucy assures him, but as we all know, it is a trick.

April 24, 2013 | Ric Oberlink | Columnists


The terror marathon

April 24, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Chargers sign FB Chris Gronkowski

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers have signed former Denver Broncos fullback Chris Gronkowski.

April 24, 2013 | | AP Sports


HEAT RISES

MIAMI - Everyone in the Miami huddle was bracing for a grind to the finish. On the other end, the sense around the Milwaukee bench was that an upset was there for the taking.

April 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


First-place Royals to pitch Davis, Shields against Tigers

DETROIT - Now the series between the Royals and Tigers takes on a new level of intrigue.

April 23, 2013 | By Noah Trister AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


GBHS JV ties for first

GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend junior varsity tennis team tied for first place on Monday in a five-team meet.

April 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Lady Panthers take second place at Hutch

HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team finished second at a Hutchinson swim meet on Tuesday evening.

April 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Chiefs pondering decision on first pick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The running joke around Kansas City at the end of last season went something like this: "The Chiefs are so bad" - pause for effect - "they can't even stink in the right year."

April 23, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Final day of KJCCC men’s championship canceled

NEWTON - The Barton Community College men's golf team struggled in Monday's Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Men's Championship at Newton's Sand Creek Station Golf Course.

April 23, 2013 | | Community College


‘Raptor Rehab’ is Thursday

Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present "Raptor Rehab" at noon Thursday at the zoo, 2123 Main. The program is not Wednesday as reported previously. This free one-hour Stop 'N Learn program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Ricklefs will talk about what it takes to rehabilitate the native birds of prey, and answer such questions as "How do you help a hawk to heal?" and "What happens when an eagle gets shot?

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Vandalism loss tops $8,000

Recent cases of vehicle and store windows being shot with BB or pellet guns has caused more than $8,100, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Crime Stoppers is seeking information about recent cases of criminal damage. The department has taken 25 such cases between April 18 and 20.

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Barton music students to present spring recital

Barton Community College students will present a recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Use-of-Force Simulator trains officers

The Barton Community College service area will be a safer place thanks to a new tool employed by the college's criminal justice program, a Use-of-Force Simulator. The simulator puts officers in extreme situations and forces them to make split-second decisions on what type of force to apply in a given situation.

April 23, 2013 | | Local News


Pawnee County Briefs

Chamber coffees set

April 23, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Motorist treated at accident scene

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident shortly before 5 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of north U.S. 281. A Chevrolet Blazer driven by Emelia Fricks, 17, Hoisington, ran into the back of a Chevrolet Colorado pickup driven by Elizabeth Mater, 47, of Olmitz, as Mater was slowing for another vehicle that was turning at a private drive. Mater was treated at the scene but not transported.

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


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Mato named inaugural USTFCCCA Athlete of the Year

The awards and accolades keep coming for Lydia Mato.

May 21, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


OTR for May 22, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 21, 2015 | | On the Record


With Howard hobbled, Rockets trying to regroup vs. Warriors

OAKLAND, Calf. (AP) - James Harden and the Houston Rockets spent half the season finding ways to win without Dwight Howard and another chunk of the schedule with the center limited because of an injury.

May 21, 2015 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Carroll hurts left knee as Hawks fall to Cavaliers, 97-89

ATLANTA (AP) - The Hawks have been here before in this postseason, down 1-0 after losing the opening game of a series at home.

May 21, 2015 | CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Top 11 Reasons Being POTUS is So Darn Cool

As it appears we're smack dab in the middle of the 2016 presidential campaign announcement season, this might be the perfect time to ask the question on every American's lips: what kind of twisted psychopath chooses to do this? Who are these people that are so all fired up to enter this soul-sucking fray just to sit in an Office that is oval? Masochists? Sadists? Sadomasochists? Masosadochists? Folks who didn't pay attention during any previous election?

May 21, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Royals Minor League report: May 20

Omaha Storm Chasers (18-22)

May 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Guthrie, Royals ease to victory over Reds

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie tossed six shutout innings and Eric Hosmer scored twice and drove in a run as the Royals took a 7-1 win over the Reds on Wednesday night in front of 30,450 at Kauffman Stadium.

May 21, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: Change for 6A, 5A football

The Kansas State High School Activities Association has approved a change for 6A and 5A football teams in 2016. Just that there should be ANY change should be deemed noteworthy. The KSHSAA and change are not usual bedfellows. Bishop Carroll football coach Alan Schuckman said, "Anytime there's change in Kansas high school football, and it's only been once in my 20 years, it's pretty shocking."

May 21, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Seaport Airlines, 9047 6th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Dale Hogg and Matt Aycock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


Warer balloon fight

The smack talk has begun, but it is all in good, clean – albeit wet – fun.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


Student Loan

May 20, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Politicizing a Disaster

Tuesday night I went through a crash course in what really matters, in humanity, in mortality. I was watching the news reports about the Amtrak derailment, and amid my secondhand anguish for injured strangers I thanked God, literally thanked him out loud, for the fact that my immigration hearing in Baltimore had been canceled. Had it not been, I might have been sitting in one of those mangled cars.

May 20, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Marlene Worley 1933-2015

OWASSO, Okla. - Marlene Worley passed away May 18, 2015.

May 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Reception planned for watercolor exhibit

An exhibit of watercolor paintings by local artists Diane Engle and Karen Shaner is on display through June 1 at Petr's Frame House & Art Gallery, 2009 16th St. in Great Bend. There will be a reception for the artists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 22. The exhibit and reception are free

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Historical village to be open Monday

Barton County Historical Society will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th from 1 to 5 p.m. The Schulz Library in the museum will be open but no research assistance will be available during the afternoon.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


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