HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Speedy forwards proved the difference in an NJCAA Region VI tournament quarterfinal game on Tuesday afternoon at Cougars soccer/track complex.
The Barton Community College volleyball team had a tall task in taking down conference leader Hutchinson Community College and lost in four games Tuesday night at Kirkman Activity Center.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The mother of a University of Southern Mississippi quarterback was arrested Saturday at the school's football game after arguing with another fan who berated her son's play.
MANHATTAN - The star quarterback used to be a wide receiver, and the top wide receiver used to be a quarterback.
LAWRENCE - Kansas basketball coach Bill Self says he is no longer opposed to providing student-athletes with some form of financial allowance beyond the usual parameters of scholarships.
SAN FRANCISCO - On a team known for stellar pitching, bushy beards and quirky personalities, the unquestioned leader of the San Francisco Giants is their understated catcher, Buster Posey.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances, including guest performances by several area high school students, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. Admission is free.
The gym floor at Barton Community College's Kirkman Center may be renamed in honor of a donor who has agreed to pay for replacing the old floor. The decision on renaming the floor will be made when the BCC Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. New personnel and a report on service regions are also on the agenda.
A Barton County man was arrested Tuesday morning after a vehicular pursuit. Bryce Anderson was driving a vehicle in the 400 block of SE 120 Ave. at 5:17 a.m. and allegedly refused to stop for an officer. Instead, the driver turned off the lights and headed east on 50 Road, eventually exiting and running into a shelter belt. Anderson was arrested and booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of flee and elude, driving while suspended, speeding and failure to stop. Three BSCO deputies and an Ellinwood police officer were involved in the pursuit.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program, "Cooking With Herbs and Spices," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The hours for the "Judgement House" were incorrect in Tuesday's Great Bend Tribune, although the online version of the story had the correct hours. The walk-through drama will be open this week only from 6-10 p.m. Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday and 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday at the Great Bend Nazarene Church, 4811 Broadway Ave.
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The holidays will soon be here, and that means it is time for the "Holiday Tables," sponsored by the Beautification Committee of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for December for a man accused of multiple charges in connection with a shoot-out near Gypsum with a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper that occurred after he allegedly robbed a bank in Chase.
PRATT - Cuma M. Zeltner, 72, died Jan. 27, 2015 at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. Born on April 16, 1942, in Princeton, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles Max and Gypsy Genelle (White) Vinson. On March 18, 1962, she married James 'Jim' W. Zeltner in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2012. She worked as office manager at Adams Electric in Pratt for 24 years and most recently worked as bookkeeper for Westhoff Plumbing. The avid reader enjoyed making her world famous chocolate chip cookies.
GARDEN CITY - An Offerle man who was texting while driving went off U.S. 50 Tuesday evening in Finney County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 8:50 p.m. Jeffrey Humiston, was driving a 2013 Chrysler 200 that went in the ditch and traveled for 900 feet and struck an obstruction. The car went airborne, coming to rest in the westbound lane facing northwest.
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HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Lodge No. 331, A.F.&A.M., will hold a pancake and sausage supper from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the lodge, located at Second and Vine St. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Take-out will be available. Advance tickets can be purchased from any lodge member.
Athletes from two eras and the first ever student trainer were inducted in the Barton Community College Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. Basketball legend Gene Butler, baseball great Jeff Christy and Ryan 'Pete' Manely were inducted during a ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Kirkman Activities Center on the Barton campus.
The Barton Community College men's tennis opener was kind of like a comet. A one day comet that won't be back for another month.
At first glance on the schedule it might look like a scrimmage. But it wasn't. It counted for real and was the opener chapter to the 2015 women's tennis season at Barton Community College.
Jamie M. Bahr, driving while suspended, fine $100, court costs $110
W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.
This last weekend the Great Bend Panther's JV squad competed at the Stafford JV wrestling tournament. The Panthers placed 8 of their 9 wrestlers with three 1st place finishers.
Raging Moderate by Will Durst
We complain about a two-party system that's stuck in ideological ditches, but somehow it never occurs to us to embrace pragmatism, the uniquely American philosophy that was created as a reaction to ideological stagnation. Unless Republicans and Democrats getting madder at each other suddenly starts working, maybe it's time to give pragmatism a chance.