Welcome to the 4th edition of Marsh Musings. This week we will be focusing on a critter that carries a very negative stigma in the state of Kansas: the black-tailed prairie dog. Kansans' tend to either love or hate these critters. In Kansas, especially Western Kansas, prairie dogs are known as a destructive pest.
By Derek Grabast Someday, I will walk up to my mommy and daddy and say "I love you." Although this sounds simple, it is my dream to do this. I just turned 9 years old this summer. I am taking a journey half way around the world to find my voice and legs. My mommy and I are getting on a plane in Wichita, and we will land in Beijing, China. That is where my ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Great Bend Tribune will follow the journey of Derek Grabast of Hudson for innovative stem-cell treatment in Beijing, China.
By Allen Schmidt State Senate 36th District VICTORIA - I had the privilege of attending a Purple Heart presentation recently for one of our local World War II veterans, William "Edward" Froelich. Sen. Jerry Moran's staff recovered the lost records of the Purple Heart and other decorations our local hero had earned more than 65 years ago. With his wife, Delores and many family members and friends filling the chapel of St. John's Rest Home ...
STAFFORD – A traveling exhibit, "Kansans of African Descent: Selected Portraits," is being featured at the Stafford County Museum Library, 100 N. Main Street in Stafford.
LARNED - Pawnee County escaped most of the severe weather that struck south central Kansas Friday afternoon and evening. However, the largest report of hail occurred in Pawnee County.
LARNED - The new school year starts Thursday for Larned USD 495 students. Sophomores through seniors report at noon. Kindergarten through ninth grade report for a full day of school.
Commission to meet LARNED - The Pawnee County Commissioners will meet Monday at the Pawnee County Courthouse. 10 a.m. - Kathy Rondeau, Pawnee County Conservation district manager, and Matt Meyerhoff, National Resources Conservation District, soil conservationist. 11:30 a.m. - Elaine Salmans, grants. 1:30 p.m. - HaysMed, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital update. Retail committee to meet LARNED - The Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 in the Jordaan Room ...
By Jim Misunas email@example.com A Pawnee County native who has received national recognition has authored a book that provides information on how to remember and honor pets when they die. Coleen Ellis of Greenwood, Ind., is the daughter of Ann Ellis and the late Larry Ellis of Rozel. She is a Pawnee Heights High School graduate. Her book, "Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief," provides essential information for pet owners on what ...
CHICAGO (AP) - The first inning doomed Jeff Francis again on Sunday. Francis yielded four runs in the first, including Brent Lillibridge's three-run homer, and the Kansas City Royals lost 6-2 to the Chicago White Sox. Francis (4-13) has yielded 26 first-inning runs in 25 starts this year. "As long as I've been pitching, that's been somewhat of an issue," he said. "You try everything you can. I think if I found a reason, ...
The Eagles Annual Luau Party will be held on Aug. 20th. Roast pig with all the trimmings will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are 48 for adults and $4.50 for children 12 and under. Pina' Colada's will be on special for $2. D.J. the D.J. will playing for your entertainment. Prizes will be available.
Sunday Cheyenne Stamp Club - 2:30 p.m. at the North Main Pizza Hut Christian Motorcycle Association Rapture Riders - 2 p.m. dinner at Montana Mike's. 3 p.m. meeting Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 - 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington Barton County Cancer Initiative, Inc. - noon ...
The Russell Area Chamber of Commerce will have August Business After Hours at Vintage Place Assisted Living Facility from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, at 1070 E. Wichita Ave. Come and visit with the residents and staff, enjoy some refreshments, and find out what's going on at Vintage Place Assisted Living.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announcees that Kim Stejskal has joined the company as a Records Management Assistant. Kim joined Sunflower on Aug. 1. She will maintain the integrity, completeness, accuracy, and availability of documents, records, and information resources.
Returning faculty and staff will be welcomed back and new faculty and staff will be welcomed aboard at Fort Hays State University's annual Fall Convocation, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., Aug. 17.
Great Bend Children's Learning Center held a food drive for the local food bank the past couple weeks. The kids were very excited to help out families that may be in need this holiday season. The kids brought in a total of 366 items to donate.
Here we go again. Pointing to a conservative study, Gov. Rick Perry proclaimed, "The discussion's over. The debate's over. The proof is in. Texas wins." And who did we beat? California, of course. It's enough to make you wonder if little Ricky got enough love growing up on the dirt farm. Someone get this kid a 4-H ribbon so the grownups can talk, because we've got some work to do.
I've heard a lot of interesting stories of people trying, and failing, to sign up for ObamaCare, but this one takes the cake.
The Big 12 will have its own championship Saturday, even without a title game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place in the NFL.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The line of demarcation might as well be the Kansas City Chiefs' bye week.
MANHATTAN - Nobody was talking about bowl games at Kansas State in mid-October, when the Wildcats were sitting at 2-4 and feeling bruised and battered after a loss to Baylor.
WICHITA - Wichita State's athletics department says it's investigating improper clothing and apparel benefits to baseball players.
OLATHE - Michael Axton, 76, died Dec. 2 at the Kansas City Hospice House.
LBERT - Gerald Wesley "Jerry" Alexander, 69, died Dec. 2 at his home in Albert. He was born Dec. 21, 1943 at Florence County, S. C., the son of Jesse Clifton and Mavie Edna (Jolly) Alexander.
NEWTON - John Banman, 95, died Nov. 29, at Kidron Bethel Health Care in North Newton. Born on June 23, 1918 in Canton, he was the son of Jacob and Helen (Pankratz) Banman. He graduated from Newton High School, attended Bethel College for one year prior to completing his bachelor's degree at Wichita State University in 1940. Two years later he received the first master's degree given in clarinet performance from Northwestern University. He was ...
HOISINGTON -Opal C. DeMoss, 98, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at Locust Grove Village in LaCrosse. She was born Oct. 13, 1915 at Nowata, Okla., the daughter of William and Sarah (Estes) Tate.