Dear Editor, As I've watched the coverage of the protest in Wisconsin, I am convinced more than ever that our nation is in serious trouble. We have seen those who profess that everything they do is for the children, shut down schools because they chose to call in sick and attend protests. Some students have been encouraged to attend the protest with absolutely no understanding of why they are there. Then we see doctors at ...
Dear Editor, This was an interesting week. For three days the afternoon game show "Jeopardy" had as one of its contestants an advanced IBM computer named "Watson." The two humans were past winners of the game who had amassed large amounts of prize money with their quick answers. The contest was heated, but "Watson" won; $1 million in fact; which IBM saw fit to give to charity. From a viewer standpoint it was sometimes boring; ...
BELOIT - Hoisington High School qualified five wrestlers at the Beloit regional on Saturday for the Class 3-2-1A state wrestling meet in Hays.
Kent Darrell Hoss, 57, of Great Bend, died Feb. 20, 2011, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
Great Bend Police Unauthorized use of a company credit card was reported Friday. Ryan Oeser was driving south on Morphy St. turning west onto 10th a 2:57 a.m. Saturday and turned too sharply, striking a stop sign. A $32.53 gas skip at 1315 10th St. was reported at 6:24 p.m. Sunday, and a $70 gas skip was reported at 3907 Broadway Ave. at 7:43 p.m. Great Bend ...
WICHITA - Josephine "Marie" French, 83, died Feb. 16 at Life Care Center in Andover. She was born March 2, 1927 in Fariview. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 22, 2011
LARNED - Eileen F. Throckmorton, beloved mother and dedicated wife, went to be with her Lord on Feb. 19, at her home in Wichita. Eileen was born in Yukon, Okla., on Sept. 20, 1919, to Harry and Frances Bunch. She spent her life devoted to the Lord's work and to her family. She attended college at El Reno Junior College in El Reno, Okla., currently known as Redlands College. In her earlier ...
SEWARD - George Francis Gorman Jr., 70, died Feb. 20 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. Born Jan. 14, 1941, at Maryville, Mo., he was the son of George, Sr., and Pauline Flanary Gorman. He is survived by his children: Carrie Gorman, Brad Gorman, Todd Gorman, Lynette Gorman, Farrah Faries, James Gorman, Albert Orosco and Joe Orosco; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles. ...
NEW YORK - Duke is back on top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time in just over a month. St. John's is back in the Top 25 for the first time in over a decade.
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant felt LeBron James coming, seeking one of his chase-down blocks that would have further energized an East team that had momentum.
Ray and Kathy Basgall of LaCrosse announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla, to Tim Stansbury, son of Ginny Stansbury of Smith Center and the late Rick Stansbury.
Natalie Ruble celebrated her 80th birthday on Feb. 18. Her family and friends celebrated with a "Surprise" birthday party and dinner.
Stan and Janet Crawford will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St. in Great Bend. Stan serves as the Pastor at the church. Hosts for the event will be their daughters and grandchildren. They invite those attending to bring a memory or photograph to share for a scrapbook. The couple requests no gifts.
"If we do this - change the date of the Washington holiday celebration - 10 years from now our school children will not know what Feb. 22 means. They will not know or care when George Washington was born. They will know that in the middle of February they will have a three-day weekend for some reason. This will come."
MIAMI - The Miami Heat weren't supposed to be in this situation. Not now, anyway.
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APPLETON, Wis. - Donald Driver will be ready to go if the Green Bay Packers call and say they needed his help.
SAN ANTONIO - Danny Green once wasn't good enough to be on the same team as LeBron James.
SAN ANTONIO - It's all right in front of Tim Duncan now, and the big fella can feel it.
SAN ANTONIO - Across three NBA championships and more than 100 playoff victories together, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have built a bond most teammates will never share.
Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Adrian J. Polansky announced today that the nomination period for local FSA county committees begins on Monday, June 17th.
API offered two special scholarships this year to students majoring in either Geology or Engineering. API is trying to retain some students to graduate and work in the industry. The winners of these two scholarships were Anthony Cannata and Jonathan Schotte. These recipients were not required for one of their parents to be employed in the oil or gas industry.
It's that time of year again when everything is growing, and people are looking forward to be rewarded for all of their hard work in the garden. With the unseasonal low temperatures this year, your garden might be a little behind normal, but with our recent rains, the weather warming up, and a little bit of care right now, your garden should be getting into the full swing of things.
For Kansans June, July and August are months when some of us return to our roots and visit family in rural communities across the state. Some go back to help with wheat harvest, others go home to spend time visiting with friends they have grown up with. For all it's a time to reflect and remember.
The annual reunion of the descendents of Adam and Clara (Hanslick) Hejny was held on June 2 at the Great Bend Recreation Center. A pot luck lunch was served. Hosts for the occasion were Leonard and Luanne French with help from cousins.
Barton Community College has named 234 students to the President's List for the spring 2013 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.
The USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12/SSN-762 will hold a reunion on Oct. 2-Oct. 6 at the Hilton in Branson, Mo. Contact Allen R. Hope, President, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, In. 46815-4505; 260-486-2221 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time; email-Hope4391@frontier.com.