BY MACK McCLURE firstname.lastname@example.org Barton Community College head men's basketball coach Craig Fletchall tinkered with his starting lineup for the road clash with NJCAA No. 4-ranked Hutchinson on Thursday night. Fletchall opted to bring budding freshman standout Dwayne Brunson, the 2011 Verizon Wireless Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Player of the Week last week, off the bench against the Blue Dragons. It paid big dividends for the Cougars, ...
Ellinwood School District USD 355 has four at-large Board of Education openings up for election in April. The terms are for four years, and the deadline to file is Jan. 25. at the Barton county Clerk/ Election Office. Questions may be directed to US 355 Central Office at 620-564-3226.
Dear Editor, I read the article in the Tribune: "County tourism grew in 2010." I know that I did my part by visiting Barton County twice in 2010 and patronized businesses while I was there. Sometimes in my travels, it is convenient to go by another route, but I eagerly talk myself into visiting Barton County on more and more occasions,-including places like Olmitz, where my ancestors lived and where many of their descendants still ...
Dear Editor: When should the taxpayers of the city of Larned and Pawnee County shut off the out of control spending of the Pawnee County Economic Development Commission? After my three months of serious research, digging through records, and legal enforcement, in my opinion the time is right now. The word lacking most during my research for the last four years for the Chamber and PCEDC would be "accountability." My research shows approximately $275,000 has ...
Dear Editor, The Tribune's Jan. 20 article, "Wetlands program will grow in 2011," noted the expanded benefits springing from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at Cheyenne Bottoms. To my mind, some of the recognition for the growth of Kansas Wetlands is due to the leadership of former governor, Mike Hayden. His role has been pivotal in making the center happen, and while coordinating the creation of the center, he has helped to preserve a lot ...
After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005, Congress underwrote $7.9 billion in tax-free bonds that Louisiana could sell in order to rehabilitate the area.
Dear Editor, It is my opinion that we need to bring up the issue of children's safety in winter weather. The school system is failing to consider the safety of our children in inclement weather. I called the USD 428 office on Wednesday at around noon to ask if the schools were going to close early since the police were saying to not drive unless needed, and the receptionist told me no and I quote: ...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - On the list of Aaron Rodgers' accomplishments in three seasons as the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback, one stands out as being something that really didn't seem possible when he first took over as the starter.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Jordan Taylor scored a career-high 28 points to lead No. 18 Wisconsin to a 69-60 victory over Indiana on Thursday night for the Badgers' 14th straight win in the Kohl Center.
Not even Barack Obama can defy the laws of physics.
You do realize that Washington, D.C. is not the real world, don't you? It's a state of mind. An altered state of mind. Where you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. Slammed when you stand and rammed when you run. Berated if you lie and lambasted for the truth. Where even the slightest of breeze can carry the pollen of disaster. And the pack on top knows the best way to avoid ...
Okay, you all know the tune to "Do You Know The Way To San Jose," so sing along with me. Do you know the way to Tallahassee? You can also substitute Lexington or Chapel Hill as the destination. A funny thing happened on the way to those places Tuesday. Andrew Wiggins took a left turn on the experts and declared his song would sing, "I Know The Way To Lawrence."
NEW YORK - Raul Ibanez again treated Yankee Stadium as his personal playground, hitting a grand slam and two-run homer Wednesday night to help the Seattle Mariners rout New York 12-2.
HUGOTON - The Larned High School Indians had their season close in a Class 4A regional baseball tournament on Wednesday afternoon.
ULYSSES - Things just wouldn't go right at the plate for the Hoisington High School softball team on Wednesday afternoon.
MIAMI (AP) - A fast start and faster finish were enough to send the Miami Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals.
ODIN - Mathias "Matt" Boor, 94, died May 15, 2013 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
ROCKPORT, Texas - Ralph Marion Winkelman, 94, died on May 9. He was born on Feb. 27, 1919. In 1938, he graduated from Chase High School. He entered the United States Army during World War II and served with the 13th Airborne Division in France, Belgium, Ireland and Scotland. After the war he worked for Kaw Pipeline in Kansas and in 1963, transferred to Houston and worked for the pipeline division of Texaco.
Barton Community College freshman Aaron Gile was recently named to the All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division honorable mention baseball team.
CHICAGO - LeBron James and the Miami Heat didn't even give the Chicago Bulls room to breathe, practically squeezing the playoff life out of them to take a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal.
INDIANAPOLIS - George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George had 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 93-82 and to within one win of their first conference finals appearance since 2004.