Zen Cowboy says, "Always ride the horse in the direction it's going." This week his direction is toward Great Bend, for a concert in the Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center. Chuck Pyle, aka the Zen Cowboy, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Back Room, located at Forest and Main. Admission is $12. Seats may be reserved at the Arts Center, phone ...
Tamara Dody's background illustrates that she has a history of taking her education to the next level. And now she has taken yet another step to better serve her rehabilitation patients at Central Kansas Medical Center.
USD 112 to meet LORRAINE - The USD 112 school board will meet in Holyrood at 6 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Quivira Heights Elementary School and Junior High Library. Items on the agenda include presentation of the Governor's Achievement Award, USD 112 Hall of Fame, February and March Time Lines, 2011-12 calendar, the future of senior trips, extra curricular activities, goals and a personnel resignation. <p ...
Great Bend Tribune Sports Editor Mack McClure's picks NFC New Orleans 31, Seattle 10 Philadelphia 34, Green Bay 28 AFC Baltimore 19, Kansas City 17 New York Jets 27, Indianapolis 24 Super Bowl: New England Patriots def. New Orleans Saints Great Bend Tribune Sports Reporter Kevin Price's picks NFC New Orleans 24, Seattle ...
What state gave the world an aviation pioneer, the co-developer of Google Earth, the Nobel prizewinning inventor of the microchip and a member of a Nobel prizewinning panel on climate change? Kansas.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head Saturday when an assailant opened fire outside a grocery store during a meeting with constituents, killing at least five people and wounding several others in a rampage that rattled the nation.
ELLINWOOD - A benefit auction will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 12 to benefit the Sts. Peter and Paul Church steeple/bell tower project at the Barton County 4-H building.
HOISINGTON - Officer Allie is retiring after a long and productive law enforcement career. Her bosses hope to find a replacement that's equally skilled at tracking bad guys, finding hidden evidence and greeting hundreds of school kids with a wildly wagging tail.
Dear Editor, Thanks to the Tribune for the article in the Jan. 5 paper - Monumentally quick, Kilby construction went better and faster than hoped. The Kilby Plaza, in front of the Barton County Courthouse, is a wonderful center piece that salutes the 2000 Nobel Prize winner, Jack Kilby. Our community's claim to this beautiful memorial was properly enhanced with the help of Glenn Opie's drive and Chet Cale's handiwork. Few communities are blessed with ...
Dear Editor, As the mother of two daughters who have danced for Debbie Warren at Barton, I was shocked to hear of her sudden firing for reasons which are yet to made clear. My daughter, Katie, was on the Barton dance team from 1999-2001 and returned to be Debbie's assistant from 2004-2006. My daughter, Megan, danced with the Argonne All-Stars during her senior year and was a member of the Barton dance team from 2005-2007. ...
Dear Editor, I am a graduate of Barton County Community College. I attended BCCC from August 2005 until May 2007. In my two years at Barton, I was on scholarship for cheerleading. During this time, I became close to my coach, Debbie Warren, and have remained in contact every since. I'm sure I do not have to tell any of you what an important role Debbie plays at the college and in the community. Debbie ...
At a conference in Vancouver, University of California, San Francisco researcher Charles Chiu disclosed that a never-before-detected virus that partially wiped out a monkey colony in a lab in Davis, Calif., recently appeared to have "jumped" from its species onto a human scientist at the facility.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - LaMichael James is not straying from tradition just because Oregon is playing for the national title. He's all business, just as he has been all season.
No. 7 Villanova 83, South Florida 71 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Corey Stokes scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half for No. 7 Villanova. Dominic Cheek had 17 points and Maalik Wayns added 16 to help the Wildcats (13-1, 2-0 Big East) win for the eighth straight time since losing to Tennessee in the final of the NIT Season Tip-off. Villanova shot 75 percent from 3-point range, with Stokes and Cheek making ...
NEW YORK (AP) - As if NFL coaches needed something else to worry about. When the playoffs begin this weekend, they will feature a new rule for overtime. That field goal to win the game on the opening series of the extra session? Forget it. If a team wins the coin toss and receives the overtime kickoff, it does not automatically win the game if it kicks a field goal. The team that kicked off ...
Jessica Pearson and Robert (Jake) Johnson were united in marriage on Jan. 26, in an outdoor service in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. Parents of the bride are Linda and Clayton Pearson of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are John and Peggy Johnson of Wichita.
Ryan and Katie Thurman announce the birth of their son, Grady Ryan Thurman, on March 24 in Lawrence. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 in. long.
Brent and Jamie Taylor announce the birth of their son, Connor James Taylor, on April 10 at St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 19 1/4 in. long.
Earl Burroughs of Aurora, Colo. will celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise Open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the Front Door in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his daughter, Anita Burroughs, granddaughter, Erica St. James and grandson Andrew St. James, all of Aurora, Colo. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Lonnie Kuhn and Stephen Keller were united in marriage on May 3, 1948 at St. Mary's Church in Ellis in a ceremony officiated by Father Virgil Kuhn. Stephen is retired from the Barton County Highway Department. Lonnie is a retired teacher. They have four daughters, Yvonne and Darel Hoffman of Crowley, Texas, Debbie and Dean Allen of Tonganoxie, Stephanie and Kirk Thompson of Topeka and the late Rebecca Ann Keller; five grandchildren, Kristen and Ricky ...
Vera Burfield will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 24 with a card shower.
Jon and Marilyn Reifschneider of Arlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Reifschneider, to Andrew Francis Heimann, son of William and Teresa Heimann of Hays.
Violet Kasselman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the American Legion, 117 E Santa Fe Blvd in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be her children, grandchildren and their families.
A joint luncheon recognition was recently held for the Great Bend Optimist and Rotary Clubs. Brigadier General Vic Braden, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, for the United States Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth was the speaker.
Great Bend Middle School announces the April and May Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
Wrapping up the 12th year of the annual ABC Program, Sunflower Bank contributed $6,910 to schools and students in the Great Bend and Ellinwood area. Since the inception of the ABC Program in 2001, Sunflower has contributed $52,038 to schools and students in the Great Bend and Ellinwood area.
Commencement ceremonies for NCK Tech were held in Beloit on May 10th. Students achieving a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA earned Dean's Honor Roll academic honors during the ceremony. Area students recognized are: Carpentry-Cabinetmaking: John Kubick, Ellsworth and Richard Tice, Great Bend; Advanced Computer Information Technology: Nicholas Syx – Russell; Electrical Technology: Toby J Hubka– Wilson.
Drought, flooding, extreme heat, subzero temperatures: All of these climatic events and more in Kansas can threaten the supply and affordability of the nation's beef supply. It's hard to do much about the weather, but a team of Kansas State University scientists will be trying to find solutions so cattlemen can better adapt to any future climate extremes in their grazing operations.
Remember the 1996 movie, "A Time to Kill"?
Looking at wheat throughout the central region of Kansas during the first couple days of May, members of the Wheat Quality Council (WQC) labeled the crop in fairly average to slightly above average condition.