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October 21, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


The Wetland Explorer

One of the best parts about working at Cheyenne Bottoms is talking with visitors that stop here. One thing staff at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center have noticed is that almost everyone has a story about Cheyenne Bottoms. If you follow the news items posted in the Great Bend Tribune, you know that most stories about Cheyenne Bottoms logically include information about birds, bird-watching, hunting, and wildlife; that is what Cheyenne Bottoms is famous for. However, some of the most interesting stories and memories we get to hear from visitors to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center concerning Cheyenne Bottoms have ...

October 21, 2012 | By Curtis Wolf KWEC site manager | Local Life


And So It Blows

Thursday was Jack Kilby Science Day at Barton with hundreds of area high school students in attendance. After the main presentation, students attended two different sessions from 10 a.m. until noon. When the morning started it was bright and sunny without a cloud in the sky. At first glance, looking out a window at noon indicated it must have turned cloudy. Going outside, it only took seconds to realize there weren't any clouds in the sky. Visibility was less than a half-mile and the sun obscured by soil suspended in the atmosphere. The wind had picked up since ...

October 21, 2012 | | Agriculture


GBHS Bands

Other activities the GBHS Bands have participated in this fall are: Labor Day Parade in Hoisington, State Fair where they received I ratings from all three judges, and the KSU Band Day in Manhattan. They will perform for a Veteran's Day assembly at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 9 in the GBHS gym that the public is invited to attend, and also at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 for the Veteran's Day ceremony at Vet's Park.

October 21, 2012 | | Local News


Riders gain an audience at 8th Annual Rosewood Rodeo

Thirty-four Rosewood Services horse riders collectively had a nice problem to overcome on Saturday during the 8th Annual Rosewood Rodeo. A larger-than-usual crowd of about 300 people was on hand at Great Bend's Expo III Arena to start the rodeo, due in part to a special morning performance by the Double Trouble Trick Riders. The extra attention brought on some early performance jitters, but the riders quickly adjusted and performed well, said Rosewood Ranch manager Eric Hammond.

October 21, 2012 | | Local News


Circus

October 21, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


CPI names Director of Broker-Dealer Relationships

CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc., a full-service retirement plan solutions company headquartered in Great Bend, announced today that Bill Cavalier has accepted the position of Director of Broker-Dealer Relationships. In a statement issued internally, CPI President Jon Prescott stated, "It is my pleasure to announce that Bill Cavalier has accepted the position of Director of Broker-Dealer Relationships. Bill's experience working with financial advisors and their retirement plan clients has given him a valuable understanding of the roles of the broker-dealer and financial advisor in the retirement plan industry. He will continue to be a strong voice for new services ...

October 21, 2012 | | Business


American State Bancshares acquires Holcomb Bank

American State Bancshares, Inc., Great Bend, has reached an agreement to acquire First National Bank of Holcomb, according to Holcomb Bank President Paul Pfeifer.

October 21, 2012 | | Business


Ellinwood boys, girls claim regional titles

HILL CITY - Ellinwood High School's cross-country teams swept a Class 2A regional meet on Saturday afternoon.

October 21, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Nowitzki out

DALLAS - The second makeover of the Dallas Mavericks in as many seasons just got tougher.

October 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Game 6 tonight between Cardinals, Giants

SAN FRANCISCO - The Giants sure are tough to eliminate this postseason.

October 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chiefs enter bye week in rut

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - This certainly wasn't how the Chiefs expected to enter their bye week.

October 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 5 Irish tops BYU 17-14

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame's Theo Riddick pounded his way for a career-high 143 yards and Cierre Wood added 114 yards, as the Irish toppled Brigham Young 17-14 on Saturday.

October 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Jayhawks avoid Big 12 shutout

NORMAN, Okla. - Landry Jones threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 10 Oklahoma scored on a kickoff return and a punt return in the same game for the first time in school history while clobbering Kansas 52-7 on Saturday night.

October 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Otis-Bison locks in postseason berth

OTIS - Thirteen seconds into an Eight-Man Division-II District 7 game against Wilson High School, Otis-Bison senior tailback Dylan Wissman found the end zone on a 57-yard scoring run.

October 21, 2012 | | Prep Sports


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BBB advice for choosing a tax preparer wisely

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.

January 28, 2015 | | Business


Hoisington High SchoolBaskeball Season Stats

Team Stats

January 28, 2015 | | Local Sports


GBHS JV Wrestling results

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.

January 28, 2015 | | Local Sports


The New Political Ice Age

Raging Moderate by Will Durst

January 28, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Whatever Happened to Pragmatism?

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.

January 28, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


GOP Deflate-Gate

January 28, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Inflation, Deflation

Inflation, deflation. No, this is not Economics 101. We will not be using the Bell Curve and doing some statistical analysis. No accounting, no spreadsheets. This is about footballs. DEFLATEGATE!

January 28, 2015 | | Sports


No. 17 West Virginia holds off Wildcats

MANHATTAN (AP) - Tarik Phillip matched a career-high 12 points and West Virginia, relying on its high-pressure defense, shut down Kansas State for a 65-59 victory Tuesday night.

January 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Charity drive nets thousands of items for local food banks

The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.

January 27, 2015 | | Business


Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unruh 1943 - 2015

NEODESHA - Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unrein died Jan. 24, 2015, at his home in Neodesha. Born Sept. 21, 1943, in La Crosse, he was the son of Jacob and Abby Unrein. He attended school in La Crosse. He was employed at a packing plant, roofing and construction and was a truck driver at Airosal Inc.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber 1931 - 2015

HAYS - Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber, 83, died Jan. 25, 2015, at Hays Medical Center. Born Dec. 19, 1931, in Great Bend, he was the son of Fred and Margaret (Mauler) Schreiber. On Sept. 27, 1952, he married Frances L. "Frankie" (Musick) in Hutchinson. She died April 3, 2012. He was director of fleet maintenance for Becker Corporation in El Dorado for 21 years. He also worked 11 years at Thompson Transport in McPherson. In 2008 he moved to Hays from Andover.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Walter L. Graham 1921-2015

EMPORIA - Walter L. Graham, 93, of Emporia, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Walter was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Liberal, the son of Logan and Margaret (Bruce) Graham. He attended Pratt Junior College, Independence Junior College and Wichita State University.

January 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


College to feature Library Lovers Month

The Barton Community College Library will celebrate "Library Lovers Month" in February by featuring a unique event each week including special library-wide themes, creative book displays, a Facebook promotion and a scavenger hunt. Events are open to students, faculty, staff and community members.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 28, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Gas prices creep back up a tick

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.82 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents in the last week to $2.02.

January 27, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


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