In strife-torn Sudan - land of the Darfur murder and rape atrocities and a per-capita annual income of $2,200 - an epic, year-long Ponzi scheme engineered by a lowly former police officer has enticed nearly 50,000 victims to invest an estimated $180 million, according to a dispatch on Slate.com.
CHANUTE - While a pair of narrow losses made for an early exit for the Barton Community College Cougars at the NJCAA VI Baseball Super Regional, top-seeded, No. 9 nationally-ranked and host Neosho County advanced after it run-ruled Johnson County 10-0 in five innings on Monday.
BOSTON (AP) - Miami's Big Three was assembled for just this purpose: To dominate the bullies from Boston who knocked them from the playoffs so many times before.
The National Hot Rod Association West Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will be competing at Great Bend's S.R.C.A. Dragstrip starting on Friday and concluding on Sunday.
TOPEKA (AP) - The Kansas Senate has honored the World Boxing Council's new welterweight champion, who grew up in Garden City.
As the new basketball coach at the University of Maryland, Mark Turgeon hopes to experience the same kind of success he enjoyed at Texas A&M.
In Sunday's issue of the Tribune, the Western Athletic Conference track and field meet was incorrectly stated as being scheduled for today.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School track and field team took first place in the girls division on Friday at the Ellinwood Invitational with 154.5 points.
COFFEYVILLE - The Barton Community College men's track and field team placed second over the weekend at the National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Championship in Coffeyville.
Wayne Elden Hanna 1938-2011
Marie Louise Sherrard 1921 - 2011
The Senior Center will serve Mexican food for its monthly potluck dinner, set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Participants should bring a covered dish and their own table service.
Barton Community College's 41st commencement is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the College Gymnasium. Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman will welcome the graduates, their families and friends to the ceremony.
Hiram J. 'Hi' Baxter, Jr. 1923-2011
When a local charitable foundation learned that Barton County funding for children with developmental delays had been eliminated, it not only wanted to donate but also encourage others to do so.
Obama has failed to help defeat islamists in Syria, leading to the growth of The Islamic State (The Radical Islamist Murderers Formerly Known as ISIS) and fails to define a foreign policy for the U.S.
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AUSTIN, Texas - New Texas coach Charlie Strong wasted no time delivering fans a bit of the honesty he demands from his players.
Baylor coach Art Briles quickly dismisses the idea of his Bears defending their Big 12 championship.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles made it through every hit from Derrick Johnson, every shot from Eric Berry and every tackle from the rest of the Chiefs' defense during three weeks at Missouri Western.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - If Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera has his way, Cam Newton won't be running as many read-option plays as he has in the past.
MINNEAPOLIS - Erik Kratz homered twice after replacing an ailing Salvador Perez, and Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings to lead the first-place Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
A memorial service for Gwen Schroeder who died on July 20, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Great Bend.
ELLINWOOD - Lincoln Paul Tschopp, 78, died Aug. 17, at his home in Ellinwood. Born on Feb. 12, 1936, in Winfield, he was the son of Frederick and Cleoa (Pishney) Tschopp of Udall. He graduated as the first four sport letterman from Udall High School and holds degrees from both BCCC and Friends University in Wichita. After the 1955 Udall tornado destroyed his hometown, Paul enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Special Weapons Command. On April 4, 1975, he married Lillian Milberger in Wichita. He pursued an engineering career with Boeing of Wichita and then moved on ...
The Great Bend Cemetery Board will host a ribbon cutting for the newly-installed electronic directory kiosk at the entrance to the Great Bend Cemetery, 4500 Broadway Ave., at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21.
HAYS - A Great Bend man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for causing a fatal accident last September, when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 70 in Ellis County.
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GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) - A memorial fund has been set up for the children of a Reno County jail deputy and his wife who died in a motorcycle crash during the weekend.
The driver of a motorcycle was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita on Friday after rear-ending a car driven by a St. John resident, who was not injured, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.