Dear Editor, On this beautiful Sunday afternoon my husband and I went to the zoo at 4:32. I was very upset to find that it was closed. The employee inside stated, "Our hours are until 4:30. We are city ran and they will not pay us after those hours. Everyone must be out by 5:00." As a tax paying citizen of Barton County I feel that our city zoo should have longer hours. The sun ...
The Toronto Public Library began its "Human Library" project with about 200 users registering to "check out" interesting persons from the community who would sit and converse with patrons who might not otherwise have the opportunity to mingle with people like them.
Dear Editor, I read the article in The Great Bend Tribune "The Bridges of Barton County." I have always enjoyed seeing old, native or natural limestone houses, barns, and even bridges in Barton County. My great-grandfather, Rudolf Riedl, was said to have built a house of limestone after a tornado completely demolished his old wooden house. Plus, my mother's first cousin, the late Ben Bahr of Olmitz, lived in a similar limestone house which was ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Hillary Clinton returned Friday after a long week in Egypt and Tunisia, shoring up North Africa's new democracies. Next she briefs President Obama. She hopes she can be penciled into his schedule sometime between the Final Four and Masters Week at Augusta. Obama addressed the nation on Japan's nuclear disaster from the Rose Garden Thursday. He assured Japan we stand by them. He ordered a comprehensive review ...
Dalton Bell, out of Hoisington High School represented the South at the first North vs. South District Four Senior Classic Wrestling Tournament.
PROVO, Utah (AP) - A week ago, BYU players were still tired and sore when Monday's practice rolled around. Now, after making their deepest NCAA tournament run in 30 years, a little bit of the swagger is back. Of course it helps that one potential nemesis, Southeast regional No. 1 seed Pitt, has been knocked out. "I think we thought we could do it regardless," star ...
The Big East was a bust. The Jimmer lived up to the hype. There are plenty of 10s, 11s and 12s left in the bracket, along with a handful of talented freshmen and a few familiar faces from Tobacco Road.
LAWRENCE (AP) - A couple of bruising brothers named Marcus and Markieff are not all that sets Kansas apart.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee fired Bruce Pearl after a season in which the coach was charged with unethical conduct for lying to NCAA investigators during a probe into recruiting.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL asked a federal judge Monday to keep its lockout in place, saying there are no legal grounds to stop it while accusing the players of trying to manipulate the law with a bogus antitrust lawsuit.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds finally sat across the court room Monday from the 12 people who will judge whether or not the greatest home-run hitter of all time lied about taking drugs.
EAST REGIONAL Ohio State Columbus, 34-2. Nickname: Buckeyes. Coach: Thad Matta. Conference: Big Ten. Bid: Big Ten champion. Region: East. Seed: No. 1. Tournament Record: 47-25, 27 years. Scoring: Team (77.6); Jared Sullinger 17.1; William Buford 14.6; Jon Diebler 12.6; Dave Lighty 12.1. Rebounds: Team (34.5); Jared Sullinger 10.0; David Lighty 4.1; William Buford 4.0. Assists/Turnovers: Team (16.1/10.2); Aaron Craft 4.9/2.2; David Lighty 3.3/1.6; William Buford 3.0/1.8; Jon Diebler 2.4/1.0. 3-pointers: Team (.424); Jon Diebler ...
Great Bend Public Library announces March art exhibit
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made 11 ambulance runs on Friday, five Saturday and seven Sunday. There were no fires, but there was one false alarm on Saturday. Barton County Sheriff An unknown subject used a Barton County resident's debit card on the Internet, it was reported Saturday. Theft of a bale cart from NE 120 Ave. and NE 60 Road over the past year was ...
A 7-year-old boy from Kinsley was injured Sunday afternoon while driving a go-cart at Val Energy Inc., 250 SE 10 Ave., Great Bend. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports the motorized go-cart, which was not equipped with a seat belt, struck a parked vehicle in the oilfield storage lot at 3:55 p.m. and the boy sustained a severe cut to his forehead. He was transported by private vehicle and met by ...
HOISINGTON - Martin "Marty" C. Smith, 58, passed away Sunday May 19, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City. Born October 7, 1954 in Denver, Colo., he was the son of Robert E. and Evelyn (Collins) Smith. On Jan. 16, 1998 he married Karen King in Springfield, Mo. Marty moved to Hoisington in 2008 coming from Lovington, New Mexico. He served his country in the United States Army and worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator until he was disabled.
Sunday, May 19
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) is accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies. The academies include the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. Those selected will enter the academies in June 2014.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on May 10, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 50 members and two guests present.
The following meals will be served May 20 through May 23. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Ethan Kaufman, Russell High School, Taylor Fry, Great Bend High School and Conner Birzer, Ellinwood High School, were selected to attend the 30th Annual Governor's Scholars Awards Program on May 5, in Topeka.
Andy and Joanie Wise of Ellinwood, announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Wise to Nathan Humphreys, son of Robert and Lori Humphreys of Sterling.
Ruth (Shook Pound) Hoard will celebrate her 85th birthday with a surprise birthday party from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 26 at the First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington in Great Bend. No gifts are requested.
Derek and Angie Linden announce the birth of their son, Connor Michael Linden, on April 10 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 in. long. He has a big brother, 7-year-old Jordan Alexander Brough and a big sister, 3-year-old Hayden Elizabeth Linden.
Rodrigo (Kino) Adame and Nakita Fischer announce the birth of their son, Kacen Rodrigo Adame, on March 18th. He weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long.
Jessica Pearson and Robert (Jake) Johnson were united in marriage on Jan. 26, in an outdoor service in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. Parents of the bride are Linda and Clayton Pearson of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are John and Peggy Johnson of Wichita.