A Texas legislator doesn't believe Texas A&M will leave the Big 12 to join the Southeastern Conference before a hearing in front of his committee on Tuesday.
Welcome to the 4th edition of Marsh Musings. This week we will be focusing on a critter that carries a very negative stigma in the state of Kansas: the black-tailed prairie dog. Kansans' tend to either love or hate these critters. In Kansas, especially Western Kansas, prairie dogs are known as a destructive pest.
By Derek Grabast Someday, I will walk up to my mommy and daddy and say "I love you." Although this sounds simple, it is my dream to do this. I just turned 9 years old this summer. I am taking a journey half way around the world to find my voice and legs. My mommy and I are getting on a plane in Wichita, and we will land in Beijing, China. That is where my ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Great Bend Tribune will follow the journey of Derek Grabast of Hudson for innovative stem-cell treatment in Beijing, China.
By Allen Schmidt State Senate 36th District VICTORIA - I had the privilege of attending a Purple Heart presentation recently for one of our local World War II veterans, William "Edward" Froelich. Sen. Jerry Moran's staff recovered the lost records of the Purple Heart and other decorations our local hero had earned more than 65 years ago. With his wife, Delores and many family members and friends filling the chapel of St. John's Rest Home ...
STAFFORD – A traveling exhibit, "Kansans of African Descent: Selected Portraits," is being featured at the Stafford County Museum Library, 100 N. Main Street in Stafford.
LARNED - Pawnee County escaped most of the severe weather that struck south central Kansas Friday afternoon and evening. However, the largest report of hail occurred in Pawnee County.
LARNED - The new school year starts Thursday for Larned USD 495 students. Sophomores through seniors report at noon. Kindergarten through ninth grade report for a full day of school.
Commission to meet LARNED - The Pawnee County Commissioners will meet Monday at the Pawnee County Courthouse. 10 a.m. - Kathy Rondeau, Pawnee County Conservation district manager, and Matt Meyerhoff, National Resources Conservation District, soil conservationist. 11:30 a.m. - Elaine Salmans, grants. 1:30 p.m. - HaysMed, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital update. Retail committee to meet LARNED - The Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 in the Jordaan Room ...
By Jim Misunas firstname.lastname@example.org A Pawnee County native who has received national recognition has authored a book that provides information on how to remember and honor pets when they die. Coleen Ellis of Greenwood, Ind., is the daughter of Ann Ellis and the late Larry Ellis of Rozel. She is a Pawnee Heights High School graduate. Her book, "Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief," provides essential information for pet owners on what ...
CHICAGO (AP) - The first inning doomed Jeff Francis again on Sunday. Francis yielded four runs in the first, including Brent Lillibridge's three-run homer, and the Kansas City Royals lost 6-2 to the Chicago White Sox. Francis (4-13) has yielded 26 first-inning runs in 25 starts this year. "As long as I've been pitching, that's been somewhat of an issue," he said. "You try everything you can. I think if I found a reason, ...
The Eagles Annual Luau Party will be held on Aug. 20th. Roast pig with all the trimmings will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are 48 for adults and $4.50 for children 12 and under. Pina' Colada's will be on special for $2. D.J. the D.J. will playing for your entertainment. Prizes will be available.
Sunday Cheyenne Stamp Club - 2:30 p.m. at the North Main Pizza Hut Christian Motorcycle Association Rapture Riders - 2 p.m. dinner at Montana Mike's. 3 p.m. meeting Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 - 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington Barton County Cancer Initiative, Inc. - noon ...
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Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.
Attracted by the autumn displays of chrysanthemums seen in the yards and flower gardens around town, Jeannine Girton chose these colorful flowers as her program topic for the November Garden Club meeting.
Military veterans in Great Bend and surrounding areas are invited this week to visit Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., to learn more about the organization. State headquarters staff from the American Legion will be in town Thursday through Saturday to discuss veterans' benefits and service to the community. Paul Sanford, Kansas membership chairman, said all wartime veterans are invited to learn more about the American Legion and veteran benefits. Membership and veteran information staff ...
Those visiting the Shafer Art Gallery last Sunday could walk in a winter wonderland, yet stay completely protected from the harsh elements of the Kansas cold season at the "Big Holiday Show – Holiday Open House" reception.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session at the Brit Spaugh Zoo on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "Jungle Bell Rock" runs for noon to 1 p.m. Zoo Education Coordinator Amber Koch will explain how the "cold-blooded" animals eat, sleep and live. From basking on rocks to hanging from trees, these reptiles can teach humans a thing or two about how they keep warm.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in room F-30, the "Seminar Room" of the Fine Arts Building. Approval of a revitalization interlocal agreement with the city of Claflin is on the agenda. Similar plans have been in place for several years. Other items on the agenda include the 2012-2013 audit report, a Faculty Council presentation and a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce training needs.
American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its 9th annual Mitten Tree Project at its six locations through Dec. 15.
Activities Dec. 8-Dec. 14 Carry In Dinner - Sunday 12:30 p.m. Bring some food and enjoy visiting and dinner with friends. Free Yoga Class - Monday 11 a.m. A 30-minute class taught by Jill Hutchins, certified instructor. There is a $2 fee for each individual to participate. Blood Pressure check - Monday 11:30 a.m. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up. Hand waxing - Tuesday, Friday 11 a.m. ...
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 25 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - It's hard to prepare students for life after high school, but Larned High School is taking the right steps by offering opportunities for students to take online college courses when their schedule permits.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Swinging Stars will host a square dance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Hoisington city auditorium at 1st and Main Streets in Hoisington.