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James L. Blakey 1935 - 2013

ames L. Blakey, 77, died Feb. 17 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 28, 1935 in Great Bend, he was the son of William and Esther (Langrehr) Blakey. In June 1970, he married Dorothy Parker in Hoisington. She died on March 3, 1973. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a Juvenile Corrections Caseworker for Larned State Hospital.

February 21, 2013 | | Obituaries


Antonio M. “Tony” Guajardo 1957-2013

Antonio M. "Tony" Guajardo, 55, Great Bend, passed away at his Great Bend home on Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, 2013. Antonio was born on Dec.11, 1957 at Devine, Texas to Juan and Maria (Munoz) Guajardo. He graduated from Greeley West High School in Greeley, Colo., and lived most of his life in the Devine, Texas area until moving to Great Bend two years ago. Tony was employed by Hertz Rent-a-Car and Smith Security in San Antonio, and since coming to Kansas, was employed at the Kwik-Shop in Great Bend. One of Tony's hobbies was leatherworking.

February 21, 2013 | | Obituaries


CBH Foundation purchases analyzer

HOISINGTON - Through the years, Clara Barton Hospital Foundation members have been generously committed to helping Clara Barton Hospital, a not-for-profit Critical-Access Hospital, expand healthcare services and update equipment to meet the community's healthcare needs. This year was no exception. Contributions from the 2012-13 membership drive funded a Hematology Analyzer for the laboratory.

February 21, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


I-70 closed between Salina and Hays

At 11:30 a.m. the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) closed I-70, from Exit 159 in Hays to Exit 249 near Salina, in both directions.

February 21, 2013 | | News


Ellinwood native, entrepreneur and community friend chosen as ‘Distinguished Citizen’

ELLINWOOD - Except for a few years, Richard Kimple has lived in Ellinwood nearly all of his life and invested of himself and his family in the community, including a business, as a volunteer, as well as providing generous support to the schools and area foundations. He also provides emotional support to families during the death of a loved one as owner of his business, Kimple Funeral Home. He is also the owner of Kimple Monuments and Kimple Furniture.

February 21, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Injury wreck occurs

At 9:02 p.m. on Feb. 20, a 2002 Ford pickup owned by Seth E. Alexander of Garden City was westbound on U.S. highway 156 at mile marker 132 when he lost control on icy roads and crossed the center line. Alexander entered the south ditch and rolled one time coming to rest on its wheels, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log.

February 21, 2013 | | News


What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ is hard to understand?

Evan Todd was a student at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., in the late 1990s. He is a miraculous survivor of the infamous living nightmare that occurred there on April 20, 1999. In fact, he was the first student shot when Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris began their rampage that day.

February 21, 2013 | By Doug Patton | Columnists


Sherlock Holmes and my personal shame

Perhaps it's not a mystery evocative of eerie moors or Victorian London alleyways, but the question still perplexes me: how did I let writer Martin Powell escape from my radar screen?

February 21, 2013 | By Danny Tyree | Columnists


AP Top 25 capsules

NO. 8 SYRACUSE 84, PROVIDENCE 59

February 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Tharpe's late jumper helps KU trim Oklahoma State in 2OT thriller

STILLWATER, Okla. - Naadir Tharpe connected on a short jumper in the lane with 16.5 seconds left in the second overtime, lifting No. 9 Kansas to a 68-67 win over No. 14 Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.

February 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Iowa State nails 11 3s, beats Baylor

WACO, Texas - Iowa State got key baskets from the perimeter and in the paint on Wednesday night.

February 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Drivers seek right fit in sponsor

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For sale! Made-for-TV premium ad space on the hood of the car of NASCAR's most popular driver.

February 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lady Beavers sweep Lady Cougars

For the first five innings of Tuesday's softball game between Barton Community College and Pratt, the Lady Cougars looked well on their way to winning their fourth game of the year.

February 20, 2013 | | Community College


OTR for Feb. 21, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

February 20, 2013 | | On the Record


WINTER BLAST

Wednesday's predicted snow did not begin to fall in the Great Bend area until after 6 a.m., and the forecast for one to three inches of snow during the daylight hours did not cause Barton County schools to call off classes. But as classes started, snow began to accumulate, leading administrators to consider calling an early release day.

February 20, 2013 | by Staff reports | News


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Barton closes out regular season with split

It has been a very good regular season for the Barton Community College softball team. Perhaps it didn't end the way the Cougars would have liked Wednesday afternoon at the Great Bend Sports Complex but it is now time look to the post season.

April 23, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Kasselman signs with Bethany College

April 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Bolting Colts and Wagging Nags

"And They're Almost Off." Yes, the entrance to the 2016 Presidential Derby has officially been flung open wider than the gap between George Bernard Shaw and Pee Wee Herman. Backstage at the Bolshoi Ballet and the snack bar adjacent to the Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame gift shop. Horseshoes and mirrors.

April 23, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


American Double Standards on Display in Ukraine

Last week two prominent Ukrainian opposition figures were gunned down in broad daylight. They join as many as ten others who have been killed or committed suicide under suspicious circumstances just this year. These individuals have one important thing in common: they were either part of or friendly with the Yanukovych government, which a US-backed coup overthrew last year. They include members of the Ukrainian parliament and former chief editors of major opposition newspapers.

April 23, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Previous Button

April 23, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Email and SMS Weather Alert Services

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides alert and warning information through official dissemination sources, including NOAA Weather Radio, NOAA Weather Wire Service, and Weather.gov to the public, and the iNWS service for core partners (emergency management community, government partners of an NWS office, or members fo the electronic media who need direct interaction with NWS). The National Weather Service does not provide direct email/SMS alerts to the general public.

April 23, 2015 | | Local News


Beaty wrapping up first spring practices as new Kansas coach

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - One thing that has become abundantly clear during David Beaty's first spring in charge of the Kansas football program is that he likes to get things done at lightning pace.

April 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


Guthrie, Royals foiled in sweep bid against Twins

KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Mike Pelfrey threw seven shutout innings, while Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas each delivered RBI singles in a three-run first as the Twins cruised to a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.

April 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ellinwood’s McKenna Rugan signs with Emporia State track

ELLINWOOD- Ellinwood track standout McKenna Rugan will be taking her talents to Emporia State next season. Rugan has won seven state track medals her first three years with the Eagles. She has been a part of three school records in the 4x100, 4x400, and 4x800 meter relays. McKenna was also on three state runner up teams: two in cross country, one in track. Rugan is the fifth Ellinwood track athlete to sign in the last two years. She is the seventh to be offered a scholarship.

April 23, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


Paul George Dietz 1918-2015

RUSSELL - Paul George Dietz, 96, passed away April 21, 2015 at the Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 3, 1918, on the family farm in Russell County just north of Bender Hill, he was the son of Ferdinand and Pauline (Karst) Dietz. He grew up in the Bender Hill area and graduated in the Class of 1938 from Russell High School. On June 22, 1947, he was united in marriage to Hilda Bender at the Trinity Bender Hill Lutheran Church. He worked in the grocery business during high school and later owned and operated Dietz Meat Processing Company in Russell ...

April 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Anthony J. ‘Tony’ Birzer 1953-2015

OTTAWA - Anthony J. "Tony" Birzer, 62, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Hospice House of Olathe.

April 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Tactical training for BCSO

Six Barton County Sheriff's Office employees attended tactical training this week in Dodge City. Pictured are, from left: Detention Officer Alex Badger, Deputy Alex Lomas, Deputy Gary Leiker, Deputy Doug Parks, Detention Officer Jonathan Strandberg and Detention Officer Taylor Reed.

April 22, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for April 23, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 22, 2015 | | On the Record


Ervin and Mary Ann Huslig

LAWRENCE - Ervin Francis Huslig, 67, and Mary Ann Huslig, 62, Lawrence, died April 20, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence is in charge of arrangements.

April 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years.

April 22, 2015 | | AP Sports


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