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April 16, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Until they are all home

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April 16, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Thank you for your support

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April 16, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


GBHS Speech Team places nine events again

The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the Jetmore Invitational Tournament on Saturday, April 13th. The team had nine individual placings like they did at the last tournament they competed in earlier in the week, on Monday, April 8th. The team also qualified three new events to the State Championship tournament giving them a total of 16 events which is a full entry. Every team member broke into finals in at least one event, which consisted of Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Mallorie McNett, Jesus Sandoval, Kameko Schultz, and Kane Schumacher. Cheney and Schumacher broke into finals ...

April 16, 2013 | | Local News


Save Our Schools From Creationism

I was raised as a creationist. I'd come home from school with a brain full of evolution and an enthusiasm for T-Rex and my mother saw it as her mission to put an end to it. To counter my indoctrination she'd say, "Dinosaurs and people were alive at the same time." The world, she explained, was created in six days. All the animals were there at once. "Why were there no dinosaurs anymore," I asked? Her answer: "They were too big to get on the boat." (Noah's ark.)

April 16, 2013 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


OTR for April 17, 2013

Vehicle windows broken

April 16, 2013 | | On the Record


Steal This Video

Back in 1971 when the hippie revolution's Pied Piper, Abbie Hoffman, authored "Steal This Book" he got the very outrage he sought. Thirty publishing houses rejected it and, when the book finally came out, more than a dozen newspapers refused to print ads to promote it.

April 16, 2013 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Cougars sweep Dodge

The Barton Community College baseball team rebounded from Saturday's losses to sweep Sunday's doubleheader against Dodge City, winning the first game, 6-4, and the second, 14-2.

April 15, 2013 | | Community College


Red Sox beat Rays before explosions

BOSTON - The Red Sox and Rays were making their ways out of Fenway Park when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon were heard at the stadium.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Georgetown’s Porter Jr. declares himself eligible for NBA draft

WASHINGTON - All-American Otto Porter Jr. is leaving Georgetown after his sophomore season and declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Scott beats Cabrera in playoff at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Adam Scott barely had time to think about an Australian in a green jacket when a sudden roar from the 18th green and a quick look at the TV reminded him it's never been easy. Not for him in the majors. And certainly not for the Aussies at Augusta National.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Bombs shatter Boston Marathon after finish

BOSTON - Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kenneth D. “Ken” Williams 1939 - 2013

Kenneth D. "Ken" Williams, 74, died on April 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1939 in Stephenville, Texas, he was the son of Myrl and Ruth (Onions) Williams. On Aug. 15, 1959 he married Nancy Giebler in Hays. She survives. Growing up in Liberal, he was a Great Bend resident since 1963, coming from Hays. He served as the C.F.O. for Central Kansas Medical Center for twenty years, retiring in 1988. Following, he operated Abacus Accounting, serving as the interim C.F.O. and consultant for respective hospitals in Pratt, Abilene, McPherson, and Plainville. He ...

April 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


‘After Dinner Theater’

April 15, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Local orators place at Modern Woodmen contest

DODGE CITY - Speaking about "A Person Who Has Overcome," two local orators placed at a speech contest in Dodge City.

April 15, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


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GOP Candidates: From Bad to Very Bad

I plead with all the writers, journalists, pundits, posters, commenters and tweeters of the nation: Please stop calling the Republican field a clown car. It ...

August 25, 2015 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Joseph “Joe” Herman Wirtz 1924 -2015

ELLINWOOD - Joseph "Joe" Herman Wirtz, 91, died Aug. 23, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born March 24, 1924, at the family farm east ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Barton County Jail Log, Aug. 21-23, 2015

Barton County Jail

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Former Cougars Gay and Campbell-Brown make finals, miss medals

BEIJING- A pair of former Barton Community College track stars made the finals of the 15th annual IAAF World Championships in Beijing but failed to ...

August 24, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


​BCC board to approve welding purchase

The purchase of welding equipment is on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday in ...

August 24, 2015 | | Local News


Barton volleyball opens season 1-3 at Little Caesars in Lamar

LAMAR, Colo.- It was a bit of a rough start to the 2015 season for the Barton Community College volleyball team. The Cougars dropped their ...

August 24, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


OTR for Aug. 24, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Robert (Bob) Rocky Evans 1921 - 2015

LAWRENCE - Robert Rockey Evans (Bob), 94, was born on June 15, 1921, in Oklahoma City, Okla. and died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at his home ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Donald Maynard Beers Jr. 1963 - 2015

Donald Maynard Beers Jr., 52, died Aug. 20, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born July 10, 1963, he was the son of Donald ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Hoisington woman hurt when car is rear-ended

HESSTON - A Hoisington resident was injured when the car she was riding in was rear-ended at 7:38 a.m. Monday on Interstate 135, 1 ...

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


​Driver receives injuries from airbags

HOISINGTON - A motorist was injured when the vehicle she was driving hit a deer at 8:34 p.m. Sunday on K-4, about 4 miles ...

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Two injured in rollover

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a one-vehicle accident at 1:05 p.m. Sunday in the 10 block of NW 30 Road ...

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Former Wildcat Nelson hurt as Packers fall to Steelers 24-19

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jordy Nelson caught the ball, spun and prepared to dart downfield.

August 24, 2015 | WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals string together bizarre rally

BOSTON- One of the craziest ninth innings of the season unfolded in the Royals' 8-6 win over the Red Sox on a misty Sunday afternoon ...

August 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Upcoming programs

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, The K-State Research and Extension Agricultural Research Center in Hays will be hosting their annual Fall Crop Seminar. The event will ...

August 23, 2015 | | Agriculture


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