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As school ends, ag activities begin

Tomorrow starts finals' week for students at Barton with graduation ceremonies Thursday evening. While things are winding down a bit at the college, lots of activities from other graduations to area events and farming activities are ramping up. With that in mind, here are some random items.

May 04, 2012 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture


Evidence found in bounty investigation

NEW YORK (AP) - A former U.S. attorney hired by the NFL to evaluate its investigation of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program said Thursday the evidence shows players received payments for hits on targeted opponents.

May 03, 2012 | | AP Sports


Miami takes 3-0 series lead over New York

NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James scored 32 points, including eight straight to start the fourth quarter and break open the game, and the Miami Heat took a 3-0 lead, sending the New York Knicks to an NBA postseason-record 13th straight loss, 87-70 on Thursday night.

May 03, 2012 | | AP Sports


Lady Panthers drop two games in triangular

MCPHERSON - Great Bend High School head softball coach Carrie Minton said that on Thursday her team saw the best pitching they have seen all year long.

May 03, 2012 | | Prep Sports


GBHS claims second

NEWTON - More than 50 percent of the Great Bend High School girls' swim team had time improvements in Thursday's meet.

May 03, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Rivera injures knee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was carted off the field and taken for tests after twisting his right knee shagging flyballs during batting practice Thursday night.

May 03, 2012 | | AP Sports


Shortening long days

There are days with young children that stretch out before parents like an ocean.

May 03, 2012 | STEPHANIE YOUNG | News


BCC Theatre announces auditions for summer musical 'Pirates of "enzance'

RUSSELL - The Barton Community College Theatre Department, in conjunction with the Russell Arts Council, will host auditions for their upcoming summer musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan's satirical opera "Pirates of Penzance," at 6 p.m. Monday, May 7 in the Ruppenthal Middle School Auditorium, 400 North Elm St., Russell.

May 03, 2012 | | Area Briefs


MLT program accredited for another five years

The medical laboratory technician program has been a staple in Barton Community College's offerings for more than three decades, and thanks to the hard work of MLT Director Cheryl Lippert, it's presence remains concrete, college officials said.

May 03, 2012 | | News


On the Record for May 4, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

May 03, 2012 | | On the Record


Superheroes ready to battle hunger

Members of the Thr3Elements youth group at CrossPoint Church will don their favorite superhero costumes this weekend to help battle hunger. The youth, in grades 7-12, are inviting community members to become heros as well by donating items to the Barton County Community Food Bank, Youth Pastor Randy Mills said.

May 03, 2012 | | Religion


Church briefs

Chili cook-off Saturday for Winget mission trips

May 03, 2012 | | Religion


Central Baptist Church celebrates 125 years

A month-long celebration of Great Bend's Central Baptist Church quasquicentennial (125 years) culminated with a celebration held April 21-22 at the church, which has been located at Lakin and Harrison streets since 1964.

May 03, 2012 | | Religion


Cultural festival precedes dedication of Mormon temple

One Heart in the Heartland, a cultural festival of Midwestern music and dance, will precede the dedication of the new Kansas City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) this weekend. The festival will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium, and the actual dedication of the temple will follow on Sunday.

May 03, 2012 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Religion


​Cinco de Mayo to feature parade, music

Great Bend's 19th annual Cinco de Mayo Festival will take place Saturday in the courthouse square.

May 03, 2012 | | News


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​Charley Hoffsmith 1947 - 2015

Charley Hoffsmith, 67, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, after a long battle with colon cancer. He was born July 4, 1947, at Dighton, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Marie (Orten) Hoffsmith. A long-time resident of Great Bend, he was the owner and operator of Charley's Tree Service.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Hazel Crone

PAWNEE ROCK - Hazel Crone, 89, died Jan. 24, 2015 at home in Pawnee Rock, Kansas. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Sue Elizabeth Ballantine 1947 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Sue Elizabeth Ballantine, 67, died Jan. 22, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. She was born on Feb. 28, 1947, to Donald H. and Violet Ann (Schartz) Ballantine. Sue was a resident of Wichita for 35 years and formerly of Ellinwood, KS. She retired from Boeing in 1998 where she worked for 20 years.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Alabama offensive coordinator Kiffin returning for 2nd year

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Lane Kiffin says he is coming back to Alabama for a second season as offensive coordinator.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Could Patriots really get a Super loser label?

PHOENIX (AP) - When the conversation turns to Super Bowl losers, the Bills and Vikings immediately come up.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


3-pointer came on only attempt of his career.

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Tim Kempton scored 11 points, including a key 3-pointer that came on his first career attempt from the arc, and added 10 rebounds in helping Lehigh defeat Lafayette, 75-71.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Historic Super Bowl no matter the winner

PHOENIX (AP) - An historic Super Bowl is before us.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Wade hoping NBA can better police unruly fans

MIAMI (AP) - For making an obscene gesture toward heckling fans, Dwyane Wade was fined $15,000 by the NBA and even had his phone and television privileges revoked at home by his family.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Alexander, No. 11 Kansas dump No. 17 Texas 75-62

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Cliff Alexander had 15 points and nine rebounds, and No. 11 Kansas beat No. 17 Texas 75-62 on Saturday for a key road win in the rugged Big 12.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is being remembered for his positive outlook and brilliant playing career in a steady stream of tributes.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Local Roundup

ST. JOHN 72, PRATT 39

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Davis, Pelicans grind out win over Timberwolves, 92-84

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The New Orleans Pelicans have lost their fair share of winnable games on the road this month, a trend that cannot continue if they hope to make a run at the playoffs in the rugged Western Conference.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Belichick on deflated balls: ‘We try to do everything right’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Saying his team "followed the rules to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick explained how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Central Plains reaches Dodge City finals

DODGE CITY – Class 2A Central Plains stunned Class 6A Shawnee Mission South 54-38 to advance to Saturday's championship game of the Dodge City Tournament of Champions. The Oilers (10-1) outscored South 30-16 in the second half.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


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