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 ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - On one sideline in Sunday's AFC playoff showdown will be the glamorous and highly decorated defense of the Baltimore Ravens, starring Pro Bowlers Haloti Ngata, Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs and Ed Reed.
It's hardly a stretch to conjure up four road victories in the wild-card round of the playoffs. The Saints are hefty favorites at Seattle, which is the first division winner with a losing record in, well, forever.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will sponsor a Tuesday evening grief support group in Great Bend from Jan. 11 through March 15. It will meet each Tuesday, except Jan. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Thelma Faye Harms Room off the cafeteria in the basement level of Central Kansas Medical Center, 3515 Broadway. Hospice Chaplain John Grummon and GBHH & Hospice Social Worker Cathy Soeken will co-facilitate ...
Editor's note: Mary Leidig submitted this recap of holiday events in Rush County. The annual Rush County Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day Dinners were held at the Bison Methodist Church, Bison, and St. Michael's Parish Hall, La Crosse respectively. A traditional dinner of turkey and dressing, ham, potatoes and gravy, green beans, Jell-O salad, dinner rolls, pumpkin pie, and beverages was served to all. ...
In the debate over legislation to require universal background checks for prospective gun purchasers, a central argument of guns rights groups was that it would lead inevitably to creation of a national registry to identify and track firearms owners.
It's no news to anyone that I disagree strongly with President Obama on just about any issue or policy position you can name.
Randall Lewis Walters 1952 - 2013
Beverly Helen Partridge 1932 - 2013
OPEKA– The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued Public Health Warnings for Marion Reservoir, Marion County; and Memorial Park Lake (a.k.a. Veterans Lake), Great Bend due to toxic blue-green algae populations above minimum public safety levels. Logan City Lake in Phillips County remains on the warning list, bringing the total to three so far in 2013.
CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session, Monday, June 10, 2013 at the city building. Present were: Mayor Michael Urban, Councilpersons Kirk Schneweis, Casey Hubbard, Doug Hubbard and Dan Michaelis. Also present: City Attorney Bob Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt, Robert Gunder, Richard Hayes and Tyler Allison.
Consider the similarities between our children spreading their wings and driving off to college or going to work and all the young birds we have been so intently observing as they mature and leave their nests and parents-- forever. The nurturing and training these dedicated parents provide is amazing in all of the animal and bird kingdoms. There are a few reptiles that simply reproduce their young and leave them to fend on their own ...
SAN ANTONIO - Miami Heat owner Micky Arison had a message as he walked to the winning locker room.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker made good on his pledge before Game 4 of the NBA Finals: He was ready to go.
MIAMI - A packed outdoor deck behind a popular Miami-area sports bar partially collapsed during the NBA Finals on Thursday night, sending dozens of patrons into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay.
SAN ANTONIO - LeBron James was better as promised. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were the best they've been since the playoffs started.