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Dr. Robert Glenn Sheppard 1921-2012

SMITH CENTER - Dr. Robert Glenn Sheppard, 91, passed away Nov. 24, 2012 at the Smith County Long Term Care.

November 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


It’s Time to Upgrade Our Presidential Elections

On election night 2012 I was in DC doing the rounds of various media outlets. At one stop I found myself in a small cramped office of foreign journalists reporting to countries all over Europe and Asia, some as far as Korea. The conversations in the unventilated suite defaulted into election night chatter: "Two-seventy is impossible without Wisconsin." "Florida has 29 electrical votes, but their demographics are changing." "If Romney wins Ohio, he still needs Pennsylvania, but if Obama wins Ohio he doesn't need Pennsylvania."

November 28, 2012 | | Columnists


Is it Tebow time?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

November 28, 2012 | | Columnists


CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. names Divisional Vice President for Northeast

CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc., a full-service retirement plan solutions company headquartered in Great Bend, announces that Ivette Dominguez has accepted the position of divisional vice president for CPI's Northeast Division. As divisional vice president, Ms. Dominguez will lead the sales strategies as well as the growth and development of six retirement plan consultants on the Northeast Divisional team. With extensive experience in qualified retirement plans, Ms. Dominguez will also represent the distribution of CPI solutions in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia, helping financial advisors and plan sponsors drive our outcome based approach for their retirement plan ...

November 28, 2012 | | Business


Convention Center

Dear Editor,

November 28, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Reinke recognizes St. John-based dealership for long-term commitment to representing Reinke Irrigati

Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, announces that Raindrop Repair, Inc. of St. John, has received a Reinke Longevity award for its 20 years of marketing Reinke products. The Reinke dealership was also awarded a Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company's 2011-2012 marketing year success.

November 28, 2012 | | Business


Lindsey, stoned and pilloried

During a trip to Washington, D.C., last month, Lindsey Stone posed for a snapshot while making crude gestures. She posted it on Facebook, and soon her life turned upside down.

November 28, 2012 | BY PETER FUNT | Columnists


Union vultures on the prowl

So what do you get when you cross a community organizer-turned-president with union thugs? No one is really sure – yet, but one thing is for sure, Congressional Democrats have every reason to be afraid. President Obama's BFFs have them in their sights and promise to strong-arm them into submission should they dare compromise on the fiscal cliff. On MSNBC just before Thanksgiving, United Steelworkers Union boss Leo Gerard said any Democrats compromising with Republicans will suffer the same fate as former senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), the last of a dying breed of moderate Democrats.

November 28, 2012 | BY SUSAN BROWN | Columnists


Honored musicians

November 28, 2012 | | Local News


No. 7 K-State can wrap up Big 12 title, BCS berth

MANHATTAN - It probably wasn't the most happy of Thanksgivings for seventh-ranked Kansas State.

November 28, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


‘One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do’

On Monday, the Great Bend Middle School "A" boys' basketball team trounced the visiting Medicine Lodge Indians 47-1 inside the cozy confines of the GBMS gymnasium.

November 27, 2012 | | Local Sports


Eagles release DE Babin

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles, in a midst of a seven-game losing streak and with their defense struggling, released defensive end Jason Babin on Tuesday.

November 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 1 Hoosiers rout No. 14 UNC

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Cody Zeller had 20 points and eight rebounds, leading No. 1 Indiana to a stunning 83-59 rout of No. 14 North Carolina on Tuesday night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

November 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Manziel looking to break Heisman Trophy freshman curse

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In the 77-year history of the Heisman Trophy, no freshman has ever won the award.

November 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 7 Kansas State’s Snyder still favors Big 12 title game

MANHATTAN - Kansas State coach Bill Snyder still believes the Big 12 should ultimately expand to at least 12 teams, creating two divisions and a conference championship game.

November 27, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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Are You Ready For A Diet Of Insects?

When I was a six-year-old lad lusting over the "ant farm" advertisements in 12-cent comic books, I had no idea how ahead-of-their-time those ads were.

April 26, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Dodge City Diocese Civic Orations Contest

April 26, 2015 | | Education


To refile or not to refile

God Bless America, and how's everybody?

April 26, 2015 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Flowers ready for pick up

Flowers ordered from Lincoln Elementary students in Hoisington will be available for pick up from 9 a.m. to noon on May 2, at the school. All left over flowers may be purchased beginning at noon on that day.

April 26, 2015 | | Local News


Iran Nuke Deal Results

April 26, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Muriel S. Machal

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Muriel S. Machal, 91, died April 25, 2015, at Cheyenne Mountain Care Center, Colorado Springs. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

April 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for April 26, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 25, 2015 | | On the Record


7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox each lost Saturday without playing a game.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


Mavs’ Carlisle fined $25,000 for criticizing refs after loss

DALLAS (AP) - Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


​Twilla Joyce Brack 1931 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Twilla Joyce Brack, 83, died April 25, 2015, at Hays Medical Center in Hays. She was born July 20, 1931, on a farmstead west of Hoisington, the daughter of Henry Cordrey and Maudie Elizabeth (Anglin) Spires. Twilla attended Hoisington High School.

April 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


FOR THE LOVE OF ART

ELLINWOOD – The winners of the Ellinwood High School Juried Art Show have been selected and represent a wide variety of quality work, said Sheri Holmes, director of Ellinwood School/Community Library library/media services.

April 25, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local Life


Angelina M. Henry 1965 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Angelina M. Henry, 49, of Ellinwood, passed away on Friday afternoon, April 24, 2015, at Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood after a sudden illness. Angie was born on May 22, 1965, at Great Bend, to Wellington Mark Radford Jr. and Margaret Louise (Webster) Radford. She attended school at Great Bend and earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration at Barton Community College in Great Bend. Angie was united in marriage to Timothy L. Henry on May 7, 1983, at Great Bend. She worked as a proofreader and sales associate for the Great Bend Tribune, and was a secretary for ...

April 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


NCAA puts Oklahoma St on probation for infractions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The NCAA put Oklahoma State's football program on a year of probation Friday for failing to follow its own drug-testing policies over a four-year span, largely sparing the Cowboys of serious penalties for violations uncovered following an expose by Sports Illustrated.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals-White Sox postponed due to rain

CHICAGO- The conclusion of Friday night's game, which was suspended after eight innings with the game tied at 2-2, and today's regularly scheduled game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field were postponed due to a forecast of continuing rain and inclement weather throughout today.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


Barton Baseball schedule change for Saturday

Due to Friday's evening's rain, today's Barton Community College baseball games vs Seward County Community College have changed start time and location. The doubleheader first pitch time has been moved back to 3:00 p.m., as well as, the location has moved to be played at Larks Park in Hays, Kansas.

April 25, 2015 | | Community College


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