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OTR for June 22, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 22, 2015 | | On the Record


Spieth wins a stunner at Chambers Bay for US Open title

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Jordan Spieth is halfway home to the Grand Slam, a prize only three of the biggest names in modern golf have ever chased.

June 22, 2015 | DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Young, Royals roughed up in rubber game

KANSAS CITY- Mookie Betts came within a single of hitting for the cycle, the Red Sox pounded out 16 hits and Wade Miley served up six scoreless innings in a 13-2 Father's Day blowout of the Royals on Sunday afternoon.

June 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Blazers place second

The Barton Blazers took second place in the Shawnee Mission/Overland Park Premiere basketball tournament. The Blazers defeated the Reno County Elite, Beastmode, Bobcats, and CNBA. They lost in the championship game to Missouri Flight. The Blazers will be playing at home this coming weekend in the Great Bend MAYB tourney. Players include, Brock Skelton, Evan Campbell, Nick Wondra, Chance Sanger, Ray Kuhlman, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, and JJ Heredia.

June 22, 2015 | | Local Sports


Summertime moth brigade

It seems like only yesterday when I raced my buddies down the red-carpeted ramp of the Pix Theater in Hoxie trying to nail down those good seats. You know the ones I'm talking about – those in the front row where tennis shoes could be heard latching into congealed soda from the earlier matinee.

June 21, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


The Price of Change

Advancements in technology have arguably caused life to move at a much faster pace than it did even a decade ago. The speed at which change takes place today is phenomenal. While these advancements have brought about marvelous positive changes and benefits, they can inadvertently have equally dramatic and damaging negative effects.

June 21, 2015 | Steve Nelson, NRCS Soil Conservation Technician | Agriculture


Rayna Karst named to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s List at Emporia State University

Rayna Karst, an Emporia State University English major from Rush Center has been named to the dean's list for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Nearly 500 students were named to dean's lists for the spring 2015 semester.

June 21, 2015 | | Education


HCC lists honor roll students

Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Spring 2015 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session. 1,330 students have been honored with selection to the two honor roll listings, with 721 achieving the President's Honor Roll with a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

June 21, 2015 | | Education


Latham accepts NSCS membership

Taylor Ann Latham of Great Bend has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for her commitment to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. Taylor recently completed her freshman year on the Dean's Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA at Kansas State University. She was elected as Vice President of College Republicans for her sophomore year and attended C-PAC in Washington, D.C. this spring. She is also organizing her second ...

June 21, 2015 | | Education


Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Dave Schultz – Seed Research Equipment Solutions

Let's go to South Africa. A group of scientists are planting a research plot to evaluate how a crop will perform. They are using a specialized planter which provides precise control and data on seed spacing and placement. Would you believe, this planter comes from halfway around the globe in the middle of Kansas?

June 21, 2015 | Ron Wilson director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University | Agriculture


Miles family reunion

The annual reunion of the family of William and Stella Miles, was held June 14, at the Iuka Community Hall with 23 family members attending.Hosts for the reunion were Teresa Bachand and Kenny and Fern Tompkins.

June 21, 2015 | | Reunions


Celebrating Dads on Father’s Day

I hope that your family takes time to celebrate with dad on his special day. Not a day goes by that I don't think of my own father. Even though he's been gone nearly 10 years I appreciate the role model he was to our family. A hard working farmer, he was totally outnumbered with a wife and three daughters. He taught us a lot of things and provided opportunities for us to attend college. He even took the time to be a 4-H community club leader for many years. He was a wonderful caregiver to my mother ...

June 21, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Avian Flu

Avian Influenza has been in the local news many times over the last several months. Bird flu, as it is otherwise called first infected humans in China in 1997. In 2003, a larger outbreak of the flu crossing species barriers caused the World Health Organization to keep a closer eye on it and track the two potential viruses that are able to infect not just birds, but mammals including humans as well. The two strains of the virus that have crossed the species barrier are HH5N1 and H7N9 with possible pandemic threats since humans do not have any immunity to ...

June 21, 2015 | | Agriculture


Agriculture – Separating Fact From Fiction

We live in the Age of Information. Twenty-four hour news channels, Twitter, the internet, and various forms of social media are prevalent. Many argue, and correctly, that having instant platforms for information and instant access to information is a good thing. However, there is a downside – a lack of vetting of what is presented as data and fact. In the "Good Old Days" news outlets took great pains to verify facts and researchers needed to have articles reviewed by peers for the veracity of the methods used, the analysis of the data, and the conclusions made. While this still happens ...

June 21, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


There’s nothing like a vole-filled yard to put a DIY guy up on a ladder

A long time ago, I was a "do it yourself" guy. All that changed in roughly December 1991. I remember it well.

June 21, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


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New St. Rose physician assistant brings expertise back to hometown

A Great Bend native has returned to her hometown to care for and treat patients at St. Rose Health Center.

July 01, 2015 | | Business


AP Source: Leonard, Spurs agree on parameters of 5-year deal

Kawhi Leonard is going to be a fixture for the San Antonio Spurs for years to come.

July 01, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI and TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writers | AP Sports


Chiefs split with Dodge City Tuesday

Following a 10-2 series-opening win over Dodge City Tuesday the Great Bend Chiefs gave up some big hits as the Rangers regrouped for an 11-5 victory in game two. Great Bend moves their record to 13-12 and will face Pratt this evening in doubleheader play at the Great Bend Sports Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

July 01, 2015 | | Local Sports


Royals' bats stay silent in rematch with Astros

HOUSTON- Auditioning for the starting nod in the All-Star Game in front of American League manager Ned Yost, ace Dallas Keuchel fired eight shutout innings and got just enough run support from George Springer's two-run homer off the foul pole in the third inning as the Astros secured a series win with a 4-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

July 01, 2015 | Chandler Rome /MLB.com | AP Sports


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Great Bend Tribune, 2012 Forest Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Shawn Panzer with greeters Sarah Adams and Amanda Hockerott. As the local news and multi-media leader, the Great Bend Tribune informs the community about matters of importance and interest. Featuring a blend of print, social media and digital products, the Tribune will be introducing its latest community project. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 01, 2015 | | Local News


More US trainers in Iraq

July 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Salon's 'Big Lie' About Guns and Mental Illness

I'm strongly in favor of keeping the mentally ill away from firearms and I'm coming around to approving any policy that keeps crazy 'journalists' away from a keyboard, too. Case in point is Salon.com writer Arthur Chu. His rant titled "It's not about mental illness: The big lie that always follows mass shootings by white males" makes Alex Jones sound like Dr. Phil.

July 01, 2015 | | Columnists


Why Spy on France?

According to WikiLeaks, the United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, reports Reuters. I contacted my French informant, Pierre Le Paint, to learn why.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Local gymnasts compete at nationals

July 01, 2015 | | Local News


Four local gymnasts compete at Vegas nationals

LAS VEGAS, Nev.- Alexis Folkerts, Jadynce Schroeder, Jordyn Stukey and Cadence Brown competed at this year' s National meet in Las Vegas June 10-13. Schroeder led the quad placing third overall after competing in the vault, bars, beam and floor. Stukey and Folkerts placed fifth and sixth while Brown came in ninth. (Not pictured is Cadence Brown)

June 30, 2015 | | Local Sports


Governor updates drought status of Kansas counties

TOPEKA – Recent rains for Kansas have eased drought conditions for many areas, leading Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with an Executive Order.

June 30, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


OTR for June 30, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 30, 2015 | | On the Record


Campbell-Brown earns spot in World Championships

Several former Barton Community College athletes competed in their respective countries national track and field championships recently.

June 30, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Ali Krieger gives US team insight into Germany

MONTREAL (AP) - The Germans are going to have to be vigilant about giving too much away with their on-field chatter on Tuesday night. Defender Ali Krieger will be listening.

June 30, 2015 | ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Kvitova opens Wimbledon defense with 6-1, 6-0 win

LONDON (AP) - Petra Kvitova wasted no time as she opened the defense of her Wimbledon title in overpowering fashion.

June 30, 2015 | STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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