For years, many traditional funerals in Taiwan - especially in rural areas or among working classes - have included pop singers and bikinied dancers, supposedly to entertain the ghosts that will protect the deceased in the afterlife.
Dear Editor, We have been praying for a week. We praise God for the encouragement He has given us in the rain showers we have already received. Now is not the time to quit. The drought has not been broken. Along with the obvious desire for physical rain, we are praying for a spiritual rain. We are praying for the presence of God to be more apparent in the churches and in the lives of ...
Dear Editor, In his July 26 Public Forum on the Tribune opinion page, Sen. Pat Roberts criticized the health care reform law for not allowing over-the-counter (OTC) medications like cough syrup to be purchased with medical savings accounts. He stated that it "unnecessarily burdens doctors, and directs people to potentially more costly, less convenient and more time-consuming alternatives." He declared that this "takes away our right to spend our money as we see fit." He ...
BOSTON (AP) - Jacoby Ellsbury had a three-run homer with a career-high six RBIs as the Boston Red Sox continued their mastery of CC Sabathia and beat the Yankees 10-4 on Saturday, ending New York's eight-game winning streak and moving back into a tie atop the AL East.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Will Muschamp era at Florida began Saturday with little fanfare but a lot of uncertainty.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Justin Verlander lasted seven innings despite some balky defense behind him and the Detroit Tigers hung on to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Saturday night, moving their ace into a tie for the major league lead in wins.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - That kid who went to college with two brown grocery bags filled with his belongings strutted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.
Rafael Alarcon, fail to yield/uncontolled, $111 Robert D. Allen, vicious dog, $161 Tory M. Arnberger, inattentive driving, $111 Sandra Barrerd, no driver's license, follow too close, $376 Tabatha Lynn Bomgardner, accident involving personal injury, $341 Jeffery Christopher Bosch, illegal dumping, $161 Eric Joe Boyd Vaughn, defective brakes, $91 Kelly J. Burrell, violate flashing signal, $111 Beverly Kay Cates, improper backing, $91 David Paul Caudill II, ...
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Jon McGraw is back for his fifth season with the Kansas City Chiefs and 10th in the NFL. That qualifies him as the elder statesman of the secondary.
A recent graduate of Barton Community College has started his career in technology at Office Products Inc. in Great Bend. Michael Doyle is the new copier technician at the downtown business.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - With millions of dollars potentially at stake, Bubba Starling is putting football at Nebraska on hold until he decides whether to sign with the Kansas City Royals.
Megan Beahm, PT, DPT, and her husband, Scott, of Chicago contemplated for a few years a move back to their home state of Kansas from the Windy City where she worked as a licensed physical therapist. Then the couple's daughter was born nearly 10 months ago and that solidified their decision to return. As Beahm began looking around Kansas in early spring for potential PT positions, it happened that Great Bend's Advanced Therapy & ...
While members of the older generation may be comfortable with traditional media, Stacy Hefley understands that the younger set looks for information online and on Facebook.
Sometimes it's about learning from the best. For all of the Class 5A state track and field meet medals Alex Hartig won during her star-studded career, she hearkens back to her freshman year at Great Bend High School as a defining moment. Hartig, a redshirt freshman at Arizona State, went head-to-head every day in practice her first year at GBHS with then-senior Larissa Richards, the school-record holder in the shot put (46 feet, seven inches). ...
Barton County Sheriff Someone broke into a truck at 5548 Oil Center Road and took items, it was reported Thursday morning. Over 20 cattle were out at NW 10 Road and NW 90 Ave. at 9:35 a.m. Thursday. Two more cattle were out on West K-4 and NW 60 Ave. at 1:10 p.m. Kansas Highway Patrol responded. Great Bend Police A known person allegedly took ...
LARNED - Stella Louise Parker, 73, passed away Dec. 7, 2013 at Wesley Towers Retirement Community in Hutchinson.
HUTCHINSON – In the Prairie Nutcracker, 1869 Kansas' dances to life in this new century twist on the traditional ballet. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker music remains, masterfully adapted by Boston composer, Rick Kuethe, a native of Omaha, Neb. Prairie Nutcracker is a biennial event held on the second weekend in December, odd numbered years, and is produced by Prairie Nutcracker Foundation Inc.
The Prairie Nutcracker will return for its 10th season at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 14, and at 3 p.m. on Dec. 15, at Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre, 18 East 1st.
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.