BY MACK McCLURE email@example.com Barton Community College head men's basketball coach Craig Fletchall tinkered with his starting lineup for the road clash with NJCAA No. 4-ranked Hutchinson on Thursday night. Fletchall opted to bring budding freshman standout Dwayne Brunson, the 2011 Verizon Wireless Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Player of the Week last week, off the bench against the Blue Dragons. It paid big dividends for the Cougars, ...
Ellinwood School District USD 355 has four at-large Board of Education openings up for election in April. The terms are for four years, and the deadline to file is Jan. 25. at the Barton county Clerk/ Election Office. Questions may be directed to US 355 Central Office at 620-564-3226.
Dear Editor, I read the article in the Tribune: "County tourism grew in 2010." I know that I did my part by visiting Barton County twice in 2010 and patronized businesses while I was there. Sometimes in my travels, it is convenient to go by another route, but I eagerly talk myself into visiting Barton County on more and more occasions,-including places like Olmitz, where my ancestors lived and where many of their descendants still ...
Dear Editor: When should the taxpayers of the city of Larned and Pawnee County shut off the out of control spending of the Pawnee County Economic Development Commission? After my three months of serious research, digging through records, and legal enforcement, in my opinion the time is right now. The word lacking most during my research for the last four years for the Chamber and PCEDC would be "accountability." My research shows approximately $275,000 has ...
Dear Editor, The Tribune's Jan. 20 article, "Wetlands program will grow in 2011," noted the expanded benefits springing from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at Cheyenne Bottoms. To my mind, some of the recognition for the growth of Kansas Wetlands is due to the leadership of former governor, Mike Hayden. His role has been pivotal in making the center happen, and while coordinating the creation of the center, he has helped to preserve a lot ...
After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005, Congress underwrote $7.9 billion in tax-free bonds that Louisiana could sell in order to rehabilitate the area.
Dear Editor, It is my opinion that we need to bring up the issue of children's safety in winter weather. The school system is failing to consider the safety of our children in inclement weather. I called the USD 428 office on Wednesday at around noon to ask if the schools were going to close early since the police were saying to not drive unless needed, and the receptionist told me no and I quote: ...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - On the list of Aaron Rodgers' accomplishments in three seasons as the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback, one stands out as being something that really didn't seem possible when he first took over as the starter.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Jordan Taylor scored a career-high 28 points to lead No. 18 Wisconsin to a 69-60 victory over Indiana on Thursday night for the Badgers' 14th straight win in the Kohl Center.
MINNEAPOLIS - Oklahoma City isn't just a place where Thunder star Kevin Durant lives these days. It's home.
NEW YORK - Nick Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the NBA lottery odds again.
LOS ANGELES - Vinny Del Negro is out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after a season in which the team won its first division title but lost in the first round of the playoffs.
Graduation days are celebrations of hard work expended and the future opportunities that have been earned. They are a chance to look back on what it took to get there, as well as to look forward to what lies ahead. And many thanks are offered to those who helped along the way.
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Work on the bridge north of the Club at StoneRidge has been completed and the road is open, according to the Barton County Engineers Office.
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning, 91, died May 20 at her home in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 16, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of E. Aubrey Smith and Hazel Converse Smith. In 1939, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 17, 1940 she married Delmar Manning in Ellinwood. He died on Oct. 11, 2005. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker.
Sienna Michelle Meeks, 3 months, died on May 21 at her home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 22, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Nolan and Collette (King) Meeks.
Paul J. Linenberger, 90, died May 21 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Kansas State reaped the rewards of its first-ever Big 12 baseball championship season as a school-record seven players earned all-conference first-team honors on Tuesday. Wildcats head coach Brad Hill was named coach of the year for the second time.
Unique artwork and ceramics will be shown at a gallery opening at 7 p.m. Friday at Petr's Frame House, 2009 16th St. The show features the work of Darnel Row, Joshua Garret and Lili Vialacres.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Bank, 3600 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Ronda Sjogren with greeters Connie Oetken and Karmi Green. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Bob Peter, city administrator and city attorney for Ellinwood, was named the 2013-14 Kansas Municipal Utilities president at a recent conference.
CLAFLIN - Numerous volunteers have put their hands together and established a new Community/Fitness Center for the Claflin area. The project involved refurbishing the old Claflin Elementary School for the new purpose.