Clara Barton Hospital Auxiliary is selling Christmas ornaments for the annual Memorial Ornament Project.
Dear Editor, As the director of United Way of Barton County, I have been humbled at the generosity of the citizens, volunteers and businesses of our community. The individuals who helped put together the United Way video, the businesses who took time out of their day to allow their staff to learn about United Way and all involved in the fund raising are amazing! Special thanks to the groups and/or individuals have been instrumental in ...
Dear Editor, You expose Great Bend residents to crime every time you publish an address that has been robbed of prescriptions, cash, and electronic equipment in the newspaper. However, when there is a large seizure of drugs reported, no address. You instead advertised a bunch of cheap rentals in the paper the following Tuesday so that infants, children, poor adults and those on social security - which by the way is not an entitlement, we ...
Dear Editor, I was glad to read in the Great Bend Tribune about the various animals passing their physical exams at the Brit Spaugh Zoo. It is always good to see that the animals have a clean bill of health. It was good to read where Sunny, the yellow tiger, and Max, the male grizzly bear, got their teeth cleaned and claws trimmed by staff professionals. Regardless of whether in the wild or in captivity, ...
Marie Murphy, a fifth-grade teacher in Stratford, N.J., and her husband lost almost everything in a house fire in April, but when she arrived at the burning home, she defied firefighters and dashed inside to retrieve a single prized possession: her Philadelphia Phillies season tickets.
WACO, Texas (AP) - Let Bedlam ensue in the Big 12 South. Along with instate bragging rights, the South Division title and a spot in the Big 12's last scheduled championship game will be at stake when 10th-ranked Oklahoma State and No. 12 Oklahoma play their regular season-ending rivalry game Saturday night. "We've put ourselves in a good position, so it's our time to go to work and see what we can do," Oklahoma State ...
Connecticut 70, No. 2 Michigan St. 67 LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Kemba Walker scored 30 points and hit a key jumper with less than a minute left, helping Connecticut outlast No. 2 Michigan State 70-67 in a physical Maui Invitational semifinal on Tuesday. Connecticut (4-0) fought the Spartans for every inch every minute, refusing to be pushed around by a team projected to be a national title contender. The Huskies made it interesting by missing ...
LAWRENCE (AP) - For the record-breaking 63rd consecutive victory in their beloved Allen Fieldhouse, the Kansas Jayhawks put on quite a show.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jacob Pullen scored 18 points and No. 4-ranked Kansas State pulled away in the second half for an 81-64 victory over No. 22 Gonzaga on Monday night in the semifinals of the CBE Classic at the Sprint Center.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU linebacker Kelvin Sheppard is thinking about keepsakes he could collect when the fifth-ranked Tigers wrap up what - surprisingly - could go down as one of the finest seasons in the program's 108 years.
JETMORE – The Jetmore United Methodist Church will present its annual live Nativity "Journey to Bethlehem" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 14, with a special needs presentation from 5 p.m. Each tour guide-led tour takes approximately 30 minutes.
Student artists from Bickerdyke and Simpson Elementary Schools in Russell will host Holiday Art Open House, an exhibition of holiday inspired artworks, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Deines Cultural Center, 802 N Main Street in Russell.
Dance by Design presents Winter Wonderland, a winter dance recital with a whimsical twist. This 8th Annual Winter Show has tap, jazz, and lyrical dance routines performed by local youth from Great Bend, Hoisington and Larned. Owner/Instructor Lee Ann Bashor says, "This adventure will take you down the rabbit hole and off to a curious land. I'm so proud of all my dancers. They have worked hard and we want to share our joy of dance."
In the week following Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel's stunt involving kids and their candy climbed to over 20 million views on YouTube. But public fascination with the gag doesn't change the fact that it is cruel and sadistic. It underscores the worst elements of mass media and social media, and the incendiary possibilities of combining the two.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County deputy county clerk Stacey Smith.
LARNED - "It's a Candyland Christmas," is the theme for the 93rd Larned Christmas Parade scheduled Saturday in downtown.
Monday, Dec. 2
P.G. Scott's diary and David Clapsaddle's commentary supplements Clapsaddle's Rendezvous article that appeared in an issue of Wagon Tracks.
LARNED - Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Mike Racy provided valuable information on safety hazards for young drivers during a recent presentation at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility.
Another week down, and two more pounds lost. Thanksgiving presented a slight challenge when it came to sticking with the rules. As a refresher, my self-written rules are simply no seconds, no dessert, no soda, and no snacking. With cheese balls, cashews and snack trays (oh my!) displayed on every surface during the holidays, it can be hard to resist the temptation to constantly munch on the salty and sweet goodies that abound when we ...