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Pawnee Rock holds hearings on tornado damaged homes

PAWNEE ROCK - The aftermath of the May 16 tornado that passed through the southwestern Barton County town of Pawnee Rock left seven properties more than 50 percent destroyed. Some of those structur...

August 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Chiefs’ Len Dawson to retire after final season in booth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Len Dawson had never considered a career in broadcasting until then-Chiefs general manager Jack Steadman, trying to drum up some publicity for his recently moved franchise, ...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports

Chiefs QB Mahomes will start second half of preseason opener

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - It has been years since the Kansas City Chiefs gave their fans any reason to stick around after halftime of their preseason opener, when the starters and backups generally ta...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports

Cards hit 3 homers, pound Royals for 4th straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yadier Molina, Jedd Gyorko and Randal Grichuk went deep, the Cardinals scored so much in the fifth inning that they broke the scoreboard, and St. Louis rolled to a 10-3 vict...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports

Knicks’ Ron Baker: Small town guy with Big Apple dream

SCOTT CITY - It is hard to imagine a place less like Madison Square Garden than the cement slab where Ron Baker spent countless hours honing his game in high school.This is a visitor's first though...

August 08, 2017 | By Barbara Barker Newsday (TNS) | AP Sports

Facey cruises into semis of 200m on Tuesday

Simone Facey had no troubles reaching the semifinals of the 200m at the World Championships in London Tuesday afternoon.Facey, running for Jamaica, finished second in her heat to earn an automatic ...

August 08, 2017 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Community College

Algae bloom forces boat race cancelation

Erring on the side of caution, the Party in the Park boat races scheduled for Saturday have been canceled due to a minor toxic blue-green algae bloom at Veterans Memorial Lake, Great Bend Public L...

August 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

BCC budget approved

The budget previously proposed by the Barton Community College Board of Trustees was officially approved Tuesday following a public budget hearing.Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman said administrat...

August 08, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Do what is right, Great Bend

Dear editor, I was raised in Great Bend. Although I no longer live there, Great Bend holds a very special place in my heart, and I would love to move back again someday. I follow the news in Grea...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Letters to the Editor

Learn the facts on school funding

On July 18, the Kansas Supreme Court heard the attorney representing a small group of school districts claim that the Kansas State Board of Education's request for $893 million more tax dollars wa...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Letters to the Editor

OTR for Aug. 8, 2017

Great Bend Fire/EMSFirefighters made five ambulance runs on Monday.There was one fire call. At 6:44 p.m. firefighters were called to 812 Holland for a gas meter that was leaking. They discovered th...

August 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | On the Record

Trump ditches ‘Real America’ for Wall Street

Dear Forgotten Men and Women of America:I bear sad tidings: President Donald Trump appears to have forgotten all about you."Corporations have NEVER made as much money as they are making now," the n...

August 08, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists

Discrimination on many levels

"Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have." The words are those of the late writer and social activist James Baldwin. When tweeted by football player Colin Kaepern...

August 08, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists

White House leaks

August 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons

ZWEYGARDT 'Kansas Revisited' Exhibit

The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception for its upcoming exhibit "ZWEYGARDT" from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at the Shafer Gallery. "ZWEYGARDT" features sculptures created from various mat...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

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