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December 23, 2011 | | Editorial Cartoons


Merry Christmas from the extension staff

Each year at this time we like to reflect on the positive things that are happening at Barton County Extension. It is easy to get caught up in the media reports about the economic downturn, threats of terrorism, or chronic health issues that are plaguing our country. What can be done to change this negative news into positive thoughts? Read on for my advice.

December 23, 2011 | | Local Life


Here's the real economic indicator

The world's real economy may be flagging, but not necessarily the make-believe economy of online multiplayer games, according to reporting by The Wall Street Journal and the website Singularity Hub.

December 23, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Harry Reid is an embarrassment

For the past three years the United States Senate, under the leadership of Obama toady Harry Reid, has been an embarrassment for the United States.

December 23, 2011 | Mike Reagan | Columnists


We're down on Congress right now

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

December 23, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Colts get past Houston 19-16 for second straight win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Reggie Wayne will always remember Thursday night's catch.

December 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


Beltran, Cardinals agree to two-year contract

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Carlos Beltran and the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a two-year contract pending results of a physical, a move that would fortify the team's lineup following the departure of Albert Pujols.

December 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 8 Boise rolls over ASU 56-24

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Doug Martin rushed for 151 yards and returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, giving No. 8 Boise State a lead 14 seconds into the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas on the way to a 56-24 win Thursday night.

December 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


Philly sportswriter/columnist accused of abuse decades ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A veteran sportswriter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News was accused in a newspaper report Tuesday of molesting three girls and a boy in the 1970s, including his niece, who is now a prosecutor.

December 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


AP Top 25 capsules

NCAA BASKETBALL

December 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


On the Record for Dec. 23, 2011

Great Bend Fire Department

December 22, 2011 | | On the Record


Bonds files appeal of obstruction conviction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds is officially appealing his felony obstruction conviction.

December 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


QB Barkley remains with USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley believed he was prepared to play in the NFL and the draft prognosticators agreed with him.

December 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


Warrant authorized for agent Steinberg

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - "Show me the money" indeed: A bench warrant has been authorized for the sports agent who was the inspiration for the movie "Jerry Maguire" after he failed to appear in court in a case involving a $1.4 million debt.

December 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


’Cats blow out Southern Illinois

HONOLULU (AP) - Freshman Angel Rodriguez came off the bench and scored a season-high 17 points, including five 3-pointers, as Kansas State cruised to an 83-58 win over Southern Illinois in the opening round of the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday.

December 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


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Barton finishes 14th at NJCAA championships

HUTCHINSON- It wasn't the finish the Barton Community College men's track and field team had hoped for. The Cougars spent most of the season ranked in the Top 5 in the nation but ended up 14th at the NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend at Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson.

May 18, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Party time: Hawks’ streak, LeBron has Atlanta fans buzzing

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta fans love a big winner, and they love big stars.

May 18, 2015 | CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Rockets bounce back to advance to conference finals

HOUSTON (AP) - Down 3-1 in the series and on the brink of elimination, the Houston Rockets reeled off three straight wins to complete an improbable comeback over the Los Angeles Clippers and return to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1997.

May 18, 2015 | KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals, Yanks honor Negro Leagues, Banks

KANSAS CITY -- As far as the Royals are concerned, they'd like to wear the throwback uniforms all the time if it leads to wins like Sunday's 6-0 victory against the Yankees.

May 18, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Volquez cruises as Royals blank Yankees

KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Edinson Volquez tossed seven shutout innings and Salvador Perez homered and drove in two runs as the Royals stymied the Yankees, 6-0, on Sunday, taking two of three in the series at Kauffman Stadium.

May 18, 2015 | Bryan Hoch/MLB.com | AP Sports


NHRA Lucas Oil winners crowned at SRCA Dragstrip

Champions were crowned Sunday for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Great Bend's SRCA Dragstrip and the NHRA West Central Division that included Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and the rest of the classes that encompass the nationwide series.

May 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


Memorial Day decorations

Dear Editor

May 17, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Great Bend City Band schedule

The Great Bend City Band announces their Summer 2015 schedule. The May and June concerts will be held at the courthouse square band shell at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18 and June 25th. A special jazz band concert will also be held at 8:15 p.m. at the band shell on June 26th. In case of inclement weather, the outdoor concerts will be moved to the Crest Theatre.

May 17, 2015 | | Local News


Jim Thurman 90th

Jim Thurman will celebrate his 90th birthday on May 30, with a family gathering at the family farm in Rozel.

May 17, 2015 | | Birthdays


Banks 60th

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne 'Buzz' Banks of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 24, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Great Bend. No presents are requested.

May 17, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Adams —

Sarah Ann Panning and Nelson Dale Adams Jr. were united in marriage on Sept. 6, 2014 at St. Patricks Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by Father Ted Stoecklein. Parents of the bride are David and Marlene Panning of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are Greg and Stephanie Nuss of Great Bend and Nelson and Mabel Adams of Hoisington.

May 17, 2015 | | Weddings


Evans — Titus

John and Janet Evans of Lawrence announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara, to Kenneth Titus, son of David Titus of Great Bend and the late Anita Titus.

May 17, 2015 | | Engagements


Grow Your Best Tomato Yet

Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Make this your biggest and tastiest tomato harvest yet with proper planting and care.

May 17, 2015 | Melinda Myers | Local Life


Responding to Invitations is Common Courtesy

With graduations, weddings and other special occasions upon us I am guessing you have received a few invitations in your mailbox asking for your RSVP. The term RSVP comes from a French expression, meaning "please respond". If RSVP is written on an invitation it means the invited guest must tell the host whether or not they plan to attend the party. It does not mean to respond only if you're coming, and it does not mean respond only if you're not coming (the expression "regrets only" is reserved for that instance). It means the host needs a definite ...

May 17, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Check It Out!

Ellinwood Grade School is conducting a recycling fundraiser. There's nothing to buy. The school is simply asking you to protect the environment by donating your used consumer electronics and unwanted, broken or mismatched jewelry. Your used item(s) may be tax deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations. 100% of the proceeds will help fund the Parent Advisory Committee's student/parent events and projects.

May 17, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Local News


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