In recent months, our nation witnessed a more intense campaign season than we'd ever seen. While elections and the campaigning that precede them are vitally important to our democracy, I can't help but be concerned that amid the focus on endorsements, pundits and politics, we tend to lose sight of what is truly important.
'The Winter' Cast
FORT WORTH, Texas - Collin Klein and third-ranked Kansas State bolstered their chances in the national championship chase by doing what Alabama failed to do.
LAWRENCE - Jeff Withey admitted that he sleepwalked through most of Kansas' two exhibition games.
MANHATTAN - Bruce Weber now has his debut out of the way.
Halfway through the season, something's missing - mostly - on a list of the league's elite teams.
PITTSBURGH - Todd Haley is over it, he swears.
AUSTIN, Texas - The wishbone formation on Texas' first play honored the memory of former coach Darrell Royal. The sound whipping of an overmatched opponent looked like a result straight out of Royal's days on the sideline as well.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Ryan Nassib gave his hometown fans a memorable going away present.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Action items on the agenda include computer hardware bid specification, as well as software licensees specification renewals. There will be an executive session for the administrative evaluation.
LUBBOCK, Texas - No. 25 Texas Tech has practiced the play that gave the Red Raiders a 41-34 double overtime win over Kansas on Saturday - not always with the best results.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Johnny Manziel and No. 15 Texas A&M shook up the national championship race by beating No. 1 Alabama 29-24 on Saturday.
The Great Bend Municipal Court report published in Friday's Great Bend Tribune contained an omission which resulted in errors. In the month of October, Cory Vandergrift was convicted of fail to yield at a stop sign and fined $111. The story also omitted the name Jasmine Lucero Velasco, which was next on the alphabetized list. Additional offenses attributed to Vandergrift in the report should actually have been listed for Velsaco: driving while suspeneded/revoked, no driver's license in possession and speeding 15 mph over. She was fined $406.
SALINA - When looking at the score, one might need a double-take.
While the Thanksgiving and Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away.
La Crosse woman pleads guilty to embezzling more than $500,000
Barton Community College will host "Kansas History Snapshot: Christmas on the Prairie," a presentation by the Director of the Barton County Historical Society Beverly Komarek at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 in the Library. Catered refreshments will be served.
HUTCHINSON - Bradley J. Van Winkle, 54, passed away peacefully on Nov. 22, at his residence. Born July 13, 1960, in Great Bend, he was the son of James J. and Kathryn (Reidel) Van Winkle. He was raised and received his education in Great Bend, graduating from Great Bend High School in 1979. Brad worked many years farming and more recently running heavy equipment. He was a hard worker before his health
HESSTON - First road test of the season passed. Passed with flying colors in fact.
Barton County Jail
Great Bend Fire Department
BROWNELL - Three people were injured Sunday evening when a sport utility vehicle went off K-4, 2 miles west of Brownell.
Barton County Sheriff's Office
Marina Benavides, battery domestic violence, failed to appear
During this season of appreciation and gratitude Wellness students in Mrs. Wilborn's classes at HMS have written letters to our Military Servicemen and Servicewomen as part of Operation Gratitude.
The "I Dare You" Leadership award was first offered in 1941 by the late William H. Danforth, founder of the Ralston Purina Company in St. Louis. He challenged young people to achieve their highest potential and to influence others through lives of service. The award is inspired by the book, I Dare You! written by Danforth, in which he commends the balanced life of mental, physical, social and spiritual development as the backbone of leadership.
The sixth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl will kick off at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Of all that can be gained in 4-H work, none is more prestigious that of the Kansas 4-H Key Award. To earn the Key Award, candidates must be 16 years of age and must be enrolled in the leadership project for the past four years.
There are many individuals who share their time, talent and resources with the Barton County 4-H program. The 2014 Friend of 4-H awards were given to dedicated individuals who went above and beyond to assist the 4-H youth. The two couples honored this year were Wayne and Terri DeWerff and Bill and Robin Niederee.
On Nov. 7, past employees of Lane-Wells Company, a Perforating and Logging Company, held a reunion in Great Bend at the American Legion. Lane-Wells left this area in the early 90's after being located in Great Bend for about 45 years. The company employed approximately 5O people. In addition to Great Bend, Lane-Wells had stations in Russell, Stockton, Atwood, Eldorado, Pratt and Liberal. They employed over 150 people, including Great Bend.