LARNED - Johnathan Lee "John" Hopkins, 20, died Aug. 2 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned.
SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE - Terri Hurley For the last three months Holyrood residents have watched with interest as the skyline of the town has slowly changed. The change came as the Holyrood Branch of the Ellsworth Co-Op built a 104 foot high storage unit that will double the site's grain storage capacity. According Holyrood Co-Op branch manager Jeremy Kootz, "We are not building for today but for tomorrow. We are looking toward the future ...
"Dog Stylist" Dara Foster ("I show people how to live together with their dogs in a stylish way") told a TV audience recently that some dog owners are dressing their pooches in "'80s-inspired punk, giving way to a grunge movement in dog fashion - I swear to God."
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Former All-Pro fullback Le'Ron McClain has agreed to a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to a person with knowledge of the deal, giving the defending AFC West champs a short-yardage option to go with a talented group of speedy running backs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Luke Hochevar pitched neatly into the eighth inning, Billy Butler homered and drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Orioles 6-2 Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - An actor and an athlete, Ed Sabol was the perfect man to transform football into film.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 66.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Imagine this: Deion Sanders high-steps across the stage at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony, circling his newly unveiled bust. He looks at it quizzically, as if something's missing. He then reaches for his back pocket, pulls out a do-rag, places it on the head of the statue and smiles.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a head-on collision that claimed the life of a Hoisington teenager, Wednesday on U.S. 281 near the 4-H Building. Tyler James Wilson, 19, was transported to Clara Barton Hospital by ambulance and was later pronounced dead, due to injuries suffered in the crash. According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office, Wilson was traveling north in the 1993 Acura at 9:55 a.m. For unknown ...
Barton County Sheriff's Office Aug. 2 service calls A male was allegedly forging stolen checks in Great Bend. An individual reported that around $3,000 cash was stolen from his wallet at an unknown time. Four horses were out on SE 80 Ave. and SE 20 Road, about a mile south of Ellinwood, at 3:39 p.m. The sheriff's office assisted Great Bend Police Department with traffic control following an accident ...
The Great Bend Senior Center's August potluck dinner will feature pizza. The dinner will be held at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. The fee for the pizza is $1.50 and those planning to attend should call 792-3906 to make a reservation. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and their own table service to the dinner.
The Barton County Arts Council is accepting entries for its second annual photography competition, "People, Places and Things." Entries will be accepted weekday mornings, from 9-11:30 a.m., at the Barton County Arts Center, located at Forest and Main in Great Bend, through Wednesday, Aug. 10. The exhibit will open Aug. 10 and continue through Sept. 2. The purpose of this contest is to identify and promote talented emerging and advanced ...
Signs of criminal damage were evident at the scene of a Wednesday morning house fire at 15 Chisholm Trail, on the southeast side of Great Bend.
Thursday's Coffee Hour scheduled LARNED - Thursday's 9:30 a.m. Chamber Coffee will be sponsored by Pawnee Valley Sport and Spine Physical Therapy and Advanced Rehabilitation, 522 Broadway in Larned. Silent Movie Night Saturday at Santa Fe LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center's Silent Movie Night is guaranteed to provide laughs and thrills for audience members of all ages Saturday night. Silent Movie Night is free and open to the public. Phil Figgs of Sabetha ...
By Jim Misunas firstname.lastname@example.org LARNED - Thanks to a connection with Kansas, former renowned basketball player Allen Winder was able to share stories with residents of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility, ages 13 to 21. Winder, who toured with Hall of Famers Meadowlark Lemon and Wilt Chamberlain, told how the game of basketball helped speed the process of integration in the United States. Winder, nicknamed the "Blue Eyed Soul Brother," was the first white basketball ...
A hundred years ago, business tycoon Samuel Insull consolidated smaller utility companies to form the behemoth (albeit public charity-sounding) Commonwealth Edison. Because of the infrastructure needed to provide energy to an increasingly power-hunger public, Insull and others argued that Commonwealth Edison was a natural monopoly; inherently one company had to dominate the market. This battle cry enabled a mere 10 utility systems to control three-quarters of the nation's electricity business by the time FDR was ...
What compromises must we make when it comes to our security on the one hand, and our privacy on the other? Personally, I'm far less concerned about being tracked by the National Security Agency than I am about being monitored by, say, Google.
The Barton Community College men's basketball team routed Hesston on Monday night at Kirkman Activity Center 98-69.
The Barton Community College women's basketball team closed out the 2013 portion of their season right.
VALLEY CENTER - The Great Bend High School wrestling team opened the season on Saturday, finishing fifth at the Valley Center Duals Tournament.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team went to the Osborne Invitational as defending tournament champions.
Bryce Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
RUSSELL - It took more than four quarters, but Russell High School's girls' basketball team put Ellinwood away in overtime.
RUSSELL - Ellinwood High School's boys' basketball team took an early lead and held on to beat Russell 54-41 on Friday night.
SALINA - While the Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished fourth out of five teams in the Panthers' season-opening meet at Salina, they showed some potential according to head coach Steve Beaumont.
BRONCOS 51, TITANS 28
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Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.