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USD 428 proud of grads who performed CPR

Chris Umphres was elected president of the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education on Monday, and Lori Reneau was named vice president.It was a relatively short meeting as board members finished the ...

July 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Reunion!

SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE ELLINWOOD - Hector Vincente Espinoza Lastra had the honor of becoming Ellinwood High School's first foreign exchange student when he came from Chile more than 50 years ago t...

July 10, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News

County hires county works director

Long-time Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips retired at the end of June. On Monday, the County Commission appointed the man to take his place. Darren Williams, the current engi...

July 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission renews agreement with county counselor

Renewing the contract with Ellsworth attorney Carey Hipp as Barton County's legal counselor was in the best interest of the county, the County Commissioner decided Monday morning. This came des...

July 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

William Donald Albers 1951-2017

BISON - William Donald Albers, 65, passed away on July 8, 2017 at the Via Christi Medical Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita, Kansas. Born on November 20, 1951 in Ransom, he was the son of Donal...

July 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Larned beats Newton for Babe Ruth title

BY JIM MISUNASjmisunas@gbtribune.com LARNED -Larned's Logan Erway drove in three runs and pitcher Christian Murray struck out nine batters to spark the Indians past Newton 15-2 for the Babe Ruth D...

July 10, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Prep Sports

Diana Elizabeth Sanders 1943 - 2017

Diana Elizabeth Sanders, 73, died unexpectedly July 8, 2017, at her rural Great Bend residence. She was born Aug. 29, 1943, at Great Bend, the daughter of George Joseph and Luella Pauline (Burhenn)...

July 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Steven Lee Haines 1950 - 2017

ELLINWOOD - Steven Lee Haines, 67, passed away in Ellinwood on July 8, 2017. He was born in Great Bend on March 2nd, 1950, the son of Paul and Lucille (Cobler) Haines. Steven was a longtime Barton ...

July 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Walter Stuart Robinson 1918-2017

KINGMAN - Walter Stuart Robinson died July 8, 2017, at Wichita. Born Sept. 26, 1918, on the family farm near Nashville, he was the son of Walter and Mary (Inslee) Robinson.Walter married Mary Armed...

July 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

North Korea Response

July 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons

Democrats will be tested as Menendez finally stands trial

On April 1, 2015, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and codefendant Salomon Melgen were indicted on 22 felony counts of fraud, bribery, and related offenses. Now, finally, after over two years of Menend...

July 10, 2017 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists

World Population Day only growing numbers ahead

Included in the signoff for my emails is reference to the 58 percent decimation of wildlife in just the last four decades, driven largely by loss of habitat due to increasing human demands as world...

July 10, 2017 | Maria Fotopoulos | Columnists

Keep standards high at St. Rose Health Center

Dear Editor,I read the Great Bend Tribune article of July 5: "HaysMed now sole St. Rose Health Center owner." My late mother Gloria (Riedl) Marples and her twin-sister Dolores (Riedl) Myers, were b...

July 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Letters to the Editor

An estate sale and reflecting on a life well lived

By any measure, Mike Niedens – the auctioneer – has faced his share of life challenges. I suppose somewhere near the top would be the 12 months he spent on the frontline in a place call...

July 10, 2017 | Matt Keenan | Columnists

Great Bend Bombers eliminated at Hap Dumont State

The Goddard-based AASA Athletics defeated the Wichita Braves 6-4 in the championship game of the Hap Dumont 11-and-under state baseball tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex.The Goddard A's d...

July 10, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports

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