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Amputee Olympic star Pistorius charged in slaying

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter dubbed the Blade Runner, was charged Thursday in the Valentine's Day slaying of his girlfriend at his upscale home in South Africa, a shocking twist to one of the feel-good stories of last summer's Olympics.

February 14, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Sisters take official stance against human trafficking

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Dominican Sisters of Peace have approved a corporate stance to end human trafficking, according to Sister Judy Morris, OP, justice promoter for the congregation of Catholic Sisters. "The reality of thousands of our brothers and sisters laboring in modern-day slavery compels us to act now to stop human trafficking and to serve the survivors of this crime," said Morris.

February 14, 2013 | | Religion

Our nation is at war with its foundations

The other day, I watched the address given at the Inaugural Prayer Breakfast. The keynote speaker was Rabbi Jonathan Cahn. I was pleased to see that he had been chosen, because I have listened to and read his work on the Isaiah 9:10 Scripture. This address was just as important.

February 14, 2013 | Frankly Speaking by Frank Clark | Religion

Lent and Disquiet

Editor's Note: Today's guest column was written by Karen Neuforth.

February 14, 2013 | | Religion

Lenten Luncheon: Trinity Lutheran on Feb. 20

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St., will be the site of the first in a series of six 2013 Lenten Luncheons sponsored by the Barton County Association of Churches. The public is invited to have lunch at the church at noon Wednesday, Feb. 20. The Rev. Jim Strassen is host pastor and the speaker will be Dr. Kevin Baxter, pastor of Foundry Methodist Church. The purpose of these one-hour ecumenical gatherings is to provide an opportunity to gather for personal reflection and spiritual growth during the Lenten season, and to experience fellowship with one another.

February 14, 2013 | | Religion

April Mae Hart 1974 - 2013

April Mae Hart, 38, died Feb. 13 at her home in Great Bend. Born Sept. 5, 1974, in Lawton, Okla., she was the daughter of Gary and Coleen (Skeen) Hayes. A resident of Great Bend since 2005, coming from Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri, she had previously been a waitress and C.N.A.

February 14, 2013 | | Obituaries

J.W. Crabtree 1938 - 2013

J.W. Crabtree, 74, died Feb. 11 at Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend after a brief illness. Born on March 8, 1938 in Risco, Mo., he was the son of Lee and Frances (Gray) Crabtree. On Dec. 14, 1957, he married Myrtle Florence "Flo" Goudie in St. Louis, Mo. She died Jan. 1, 2004. He was employed as a warehouse/terminal worker for Railway Express in St. Louis, Mo., and worked in service stations for the majority of his life.

February 14, 2013 | | Obituaries

Judith Elaine Piland 1937 - 2013

Judith Elaine Piland, 75, died Feb. 12 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born Aug. 19, 1937, in Sterling, she was the daughter of Julius and Mildred (Beck) Boepple. On Jan. 28, 1956, she married Basil Loyd Piland in Great Bend. He died on July 27, 2010.

February 14, 2013 | | Obituaries

OTR for Feb. 15, 2013

Great Bend Police

February 14, 2013 | | On the Record

​Pawnee Rock Lions plan chicken noodle dinner

PAWNEE ROCK - The Pawnee Rock Lions Club will hold a chicken noodle dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Pawnee Rock Depot

February 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs

​Teens can watch ‘Here Comes the Boom’ at GBPL

Great Bend Public Library will show the movie "Here Comes the Boom," during Teen Movie Monday. The movie will be shown at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the library, 1409 Williams St. It is open to all students in grades 7-12.

February 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Gunn named Bank of the West manager

ELLINWOOD - Bank of the West today announced that Freddy Gunn Jr. has been named Bank of the West assistant vice president and branch manager. In his role, Gunn is responsible for the overall operations, customer service, performance and profitability of the branch, as well as community outreach activities. He will be based at the Bank of the West branch located at 19 N. Humboldt Avenue in Ellinwood.

February 14, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Hoisington forensics places at Great Bend

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School Cardinal Forensics Team placed 4th recently at the Great Bend invitational forensics tournament, missing third by one point.

February 14, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Winning posters

February 14, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Pickin' on Sunday

The monthly jam session/pot luck regularly held at the Deines Cultural Center will be held on Sunday at 820 N. Main in Russell.

February 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs

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The Best Talking Heads Lean Right

If the GOP's presidential candidates were half as persuasive as its conservative commentators, the party would have a much easier time winning elections.

October 02, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Obama Confesses to Pope Francis

"Your Holiness, I have never been to Catholic confession before, but since you and I have some things in common, I figure what the heck."

October 02, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Prairie Structures exhibit announced

RUSSELL - The exhibit Prairie Structures: Natural or Man-made, will open Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell. There will be an opening ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Chefs needed for chili cook-off

The sixth annual Charity Chili Cook-off will take place Oct. 17 in downtown Great Bend.

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Barton ends streak with Jayhawk win at Garden

GARDEN CITY – The streak is over. Thankfully.

October 01, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Nationally ranked Butler too much for Barton women

Facing ranked teams has been common for the Barton Community College women's soccer team this season. Too common.

October 01, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Murder Mystery coming to Great Bend

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a "Murder At The Juice Joint" event.

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for October 1, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 01, 2015 | | On the Record

Occupational therapist joins team of specialists at early ed center

The new occupational therapist at Sunflower's Early Education Center (EEC) is rounding out the team of early intervention experts on staff.

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Family Crisis Center to observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

On Oct. 22, the Great Bend-based Family Crisis Center Inc. hopes to turn the community purple. The campaign, in which residents are encouraged to wear ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Royals' rally in 10th earns home-field in ALDS

CHICAGO- Eric Hosmer smashed a two-run homer in the 10th inning off White Sox closer David Robertson and the Royals clinched the No. 2 seed ...

October 01, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ | AP Sports

Charlie's Inside Corner: Could it get any better?

Friday night is Homecoming for the Great Bend Panthers. The opponent is the Dodge City Red Demons. Could it be any better?

October 01, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports

Thanks to Military Moms

Dear Editor,

October 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


October 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Congress and the Fed Refuse to Learn From Their Mistakes

This month marks the seventh anniversary of the bursting of the housing bubble and the subsequent economic meltdown. The mood in Congress following the meltdown ...

October 01, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

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