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Great Bend city pool to close early

The Wetlands at Great Bend Aquatic Center will close on Friday, Aug. 14, for the last time this summer, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.

July 20, 2015 | | Local News


Jack Stevenson 1930 - 2015

HOLDREGE, Neb. - John "Jack" Stevenson, 84, died July 17, 2015, at the Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. surrounded by his loving family. John "Jack" James Stevenson was born on Aug. 31, 1930, in Concordia, to George and Elizabeth (Tieking) Stevenson. He grew up in Concordia and graduated from Republican City High School. On April 13, 1951, Jack was married to Virginia Landreth and they were blessed with three children Mike, Gary and Carla. After 40 years of marriage, Virginia passed in 1991. Jack was a Gibson retail store manager for most of his life and he and Virginia ...

July 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. “Jim” Oliver 1924 - 2015

James W. "Jim" Oliver, 90, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away July 17, 2015, at Brookdale Senior Living in Great Bend. He was born July 29, 1924, at Madison, the youngest of three children to Willis and Amy (Holland) Oliver. He married Madalene Delma Mosier Jan. 14, 1951, at Great Bend. She passed away July 20, 2007. A Great Bend resident since 1949, coming from Madison, he was an electrical engineer for Western Power and Electric and Sunflower Electric. He was a United States Navy veteran.

July 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larned, Hoisington start Legion post-season play

ELLIS -- Larned and Hoisington are scheduled to start American Legion post-season baseball action Monday night at Ellis.

July 20, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Barton adds fourth signing from Volunteer state

Perhaps a game in Memphis should be in the works for the Barton Community College women's basketball team.

July 20, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Hays Medical Center Lifeline service now equipped with GPS

In the past, HaysMed Lifeline subscribers had to be at home or close to it to benefit from the service.

July 20, 2015 | | Business


Barton to host meet and greet for new Foundation Director

Barton Community College will host a "Meet and Greet" for its new Executive Director of the Foundation Nancy Wiebe at 2:30-4 p.m. July 30 at Great Bend Coffee Company, 2015 Lakin Ave. in Great Bend. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

July 20, 2015 | | Local News


Chiefs to face Garden City in pool play

The Great Bend Chiefs (20-18) are slated to face Garden City in the first round of Legion four-team sub state competition beginning Wednesday at Garden City. The winners of Wednesday's competition will play for the tournament title at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

July 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


3-time world champ fights off shark during South Africa comp

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.

July 20, 2015 | LYNSEY CHUTEL, Associated Press | AP Sports


Kansas Heat win state title

WICHITA- The Kansas Heat 10u softball team finished their season as state champions in Wichita July 11-12. Throughout the season the team took first place in the Dodge City, Larned, Hays/Great Bend, and Russell tournaments and second place in the Salina tournament.

July 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


Quivira All Stars post 3-1 record at Lyons state tournament

LYONS- The Quivira All Stars won three and lost one over the weekend in Cal Ripken state tournament action in Lyons. On Friday the All Stars defeated Scott City by a slim 8-7 margin. Quivira then routed Rose Hill and Clear Water by scores of 19-3 and 24-4 sending the All Stars to the championship game and a rematch with Scott City. Quivira fell 4-2 in the finals game as Scott City claimed the state title.

July 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


Duffy's clutch outing gives bullpen a breather

CHICAGO- Danny Duffy knew his bullpen needed him to extend deep on Sunday against the White Sox to give his team a chance to rest after playing more than 30 innings of baseball in the last two days. He had been in this situation before, aware he needed to stay in the game.

July 20, 2015 | Greg Garno/MLB.com | AP Sports


Scheuerman reunion

The annual reunion of descendants of Conrad Scheuerman, Elizabeth Schwindt Scheuerman and Rosa Matal Scheuerman will begin at 3 p.m. on Aug. 1. with a BBQ and games at the Claflin Community Center, 409 A Street. Activities will continue at the Community Center on Sunday, Aug. 2, with a church service at 9:45 a.m., pot-luck dinner at 12 p.m., swimming and games. Contact Cliff Sheuerman, 620-793-9193 for more information.

July 19, 2015 | | Reunions


This vacation, remember agriculture

All across our country Americans are checking their automobiles, installing GPSs, studying road maps, printing off directions from MapQuest and adding another item to their "to do" lists in preparation for long-awaited summer vacations.

July 19, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Fashion Revue Champs

July 19, 2015 | | Local Life


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United Ag Services posted incorrectly

The closing commodity prices for United Ag Services from Gorham were printed incorrectly on page 2 of Tuesday's Great Bend Tribune.

August 04, 2015 | | Local News


Cain, Davis named Royals Player, Pitcher of the Month for July

The Kansas City Royals announced Monday that center fielder Lorenzo Cain has been named the Royals Majestic Player of the Month for July, while right-handed ...

August 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Prisoner of Prisons

August 04, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Has Your Car Been Cyber-Attacked Yet?

So, did a recent "Wired" magazine article bring your complacency about automotive safety and privacy to a screeching halt?

August 04, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Obama's Unilateral Surrender Foreign Policy

It's not always necessary for a nation to wave the white flag for its enemies to know it has surrendered. Sometimes a leak from ...

August 04, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Divisive and misleading drivel

Dear Editor,

August 04, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Asphalt overlay on K-96 Highway in western Barton County

Starting around Monday, Aug. 10, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin an asphalt roadway surface recycle and overlay project on K-96 Highway in ...

August 04, 2015 | | Local News


Donald Lee Herl 1937 - 2015

SALINA - Donald Lee Herl, 77, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 1, 2015, in the care of his loving wife and family. He ...

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jimmy Lee Douglas 1937 - 2015

LYONS - Jimmy Lee Douglas died on Aug. 2, 2015 in Lyons. He was born on May 1, 1937, in Sheridan, Ark.

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


William E. “Bill” Frenzl 1932 - 2015

William E. "Bill" Frenzl, 83, died Aug. 1, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Feb. 9, 1932, in Odin, he was the son ...

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Emelia Germaine Wetig 1924-2015

Emelia Germaine Wetig, 91, died Aug. 3, 2015, at her son's home in Great Bend. Born May 1, 1924 at Raimes, France, she was ...

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


John “Pat” Patrick Keeley 1924-2015

LARNED - John "Pat" Patrick Keeley, 90, passed away Aug. 1, 2015, at the Catholic Care Center, Bel Aire, Kansas. Born Nov. 21, 1924, in Larned ...

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


SWKAAA to offer insurance advice for seniors

The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging will hold an informational meeting about what one can expect and what to do before they turn 65 ...

August 03, 2015 | | Local News


​Barton County Academy announces enrollment

Barton County Academy announced its enrollment period for the 2015-2016 school year. BAC is a learning center for high school completion, located at 5220 10th ...

August 03, 2015 | | Education


‘Concert on the Rock’ slated for Labor Day Weekend

PAWNEE ROCK - With the support of the city of Pawnee Rock and the Kansas State Historical Society, the Emerald Foundation is pleased to present, "Concert ...

August 03, 2015 | Basil Dannebohm Special to the Tribune | Local News


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