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Flame Engineering achieves 12 Years With No Loss Time Accidents

Flame Engineering succeeded in achieving 12 Years With No Loss Time Accidents on June 25, 2013. There will be an all company celebration on Friday, July 12th. Management and staff take safety seriously and this accomplishment is a tribute to their commitment. A special celebration luncheon is planned with local and state dignitaries invited to participate. In addition to the outstanding safety record, Flame Engineering is currently recognized by the Kansas Department of Industrial Safety & Health along with OSHA as a SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) company. This recognition was accomplished in October of 2000 and maintained to date.

July 07, 2013 | | Business


Cemetery Board meeting

A special meeting of the Great Bend Cemetery Board will be held at 8 a.m. on Thursday at the north cemetery.

July 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Where Did the Wheat Come From?

The wheat harvest is essentially over. While hardly a bumper crop, the area, especially as you move east had fair to very good yields. So how did we end up with a crop in the midst of an exceptional drought? The obvious answer is the precipitation received, especially after the first of the year, but it's a little more complicated than that. Those fields that missed out on the rains, primarily the western half of the area, had miserable yields so the amount of precipitation certainly mattered. What factors allowed many producers to harvest at least average yields?

July 07, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

July 07, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

July 07, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

July 07, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Volunteers in Action News

Now that summer is here, we all look forward to home-grown vegetables and fruit from local growers. These fresh produce items are available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings on the library parking lot and on Thursday evenings during the Summer Street Stroll. Everyone loves fresh vegetables but sometimes the cost added on to regular grocery bills can be prohibitive. The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program can be a solution. This is a new project that has been brought to our area through collaboration between Janel Rose, CDRR Program, Barton County Health Department and Janet Splitter, Executive Director, ElderCare and ...

July 07, 2013 | | Local Life


US spying on Europe

July 07, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


BOE meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office. Items on the agenda include nominations for the office of president and vice-president; appointments/designations; adoption of 2013-2014 calendar; mileage rate approval travel for district employees; rescind previous policy and adopt BOE Policy Manual; authorize certificates for manual signature; approve 2013-2014 petty cash resolution; approve resolution to maintain activity funds; resolution to establish home rule by BOE; approval to publish notifications; resolution to authorize bank signature card designees; Freedom of Information copy costs; deposition of property; destruction of records; 2013-2014 substitute teacher ...

July 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs


War on Women Met by People’s Filibuster

It was only a matter of time before Texas women put a stop to the War on Women. Everywhere else in America, Republicans have lost elections by restricting access to birth control and abortion and making ignorant remarks about rape. That has been going on in Texas for a long time with no electoral blowback, but that's changed because of the "People's Filibuster."

July 07, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


World Population Day Highlights Continuing Unsustainable Growth

Thursday, July 11 is World Population Day. The annual observation grew out of the "Day of Five Billion," July 11, 1987, recognized as the date human population reached that staggering number.

July 07, 2013 | Maria Fotopoulos | Columnists


Veterans Service Representative in Great Bend

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center, 1025 Main Street, from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday July 11, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information. Any veteran that served in Vietnam is encouraged to see the representative with their DD214 as they qualify for VA health coverage.

July 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Pratt Community College Honor Roll

Pratt Community College announces the spring 2013 Dean's Honor roll. In order to be on the Dean's Honor Roll list at a student must be full time, taking at least 12 credit hours, and must have a 3.5 and 3.9 GPA.

July 07, 2013 | | Education


HCC Honor Roll

Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Spring 2013 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session. 1,327 students have been honored with selection to the two honor roll listings, with 626 achieving the Vice President's Honor Roll with at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.

July 07, 2013 | | Education


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

YANKEES 5, ORIOLES 4

July 07, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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K-State upsets top-ranked Oklahoma

MANHATTAN (AP) - Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points, freshman reserve Dean Wade had 17 and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma 80-69 on Saturday night to shake ...

February 06, 2016 | | AP Sports


No. 7 KU cruises past TCU on road

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Devonte Graham dived to the floor for a loose ball in a wild sequence that led to a three-point play for ...

February 06, 2016 | | AP Sports


Larned earns last-second victory

LARNED - Somehow, some way, the Larned Indians gutted out an exhausting 2-point win in overtime 61-59 over the Halstead Dragons.

February 06, 2016 | By Buddy Tabler Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


Harold Dean Christiansen 1933 - 2016

MCCOOK, Neb. - Harold Dean Christiansen, 82, passed away Jan. 26, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Born on March 3, 1933. in Great Bend, he was ...

February 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Frank E. Kershner 1923-2016

RUSH CENTER - Frank E. Kershner, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Willow House, Hays.

February 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Revolutionary writers

Hoisington High School students entered an essay contest sponsored by Sons of the American Revolution. There were five winners, with Aurora Ingram taking first place ...

February 05, 2016 | | Education


GBHS students of the week

Great Bend High School's Students of the Week for November and December are shown. Students were provided a free lunch by Gambino's.

February 05, 2016 | | Education


​Attempts to reverse voter policy ‘brazen’

On Monday, Brian Newby, the executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) suddenly, unilaterally, and illegally decided to issue letters adding "proof ...

February 05, 2016 | By Micah Kubic Executive Director ACLU Kansas | Columnists


​Three imaging employees at Great Bend Regional Hospital earn new certifications

In a hospital serving thousands of patients each year, the Imaging Department for Great Bend Regional Hospital has about a dozen employees and keeps extremely ...

February 05, 2016 | | Business


Tribune Broadcasting names Joan Barrett VP/GM of KDVR and KWGN in Denver

DENVER, Colo. – Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO), announced the appointment of Joan Barrett as vice president/GM of KDVR and KWGN ...

February 05, 2016 | | Business


​BCC trustees call special meeting

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of ...

February 05, 2016 | | Local News


Quilting Bees meet at First Presbyterian Church

Members of the guild met on February 2 in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church. New members include Jenny, Sarah, and Audrey Manry ...

February 05, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Midwest offers retirement nirvana

The exodus of northern (retired) snowbirds traveling to southern destinations takes place every winter.

February 05, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Violet M. Mattix 1925-2016

GREAT BEND - Violet M. Mattix, 90, died Feb. 5, 2016 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.

February 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


OTR for February 5, 2016

Great Bend Police

February 05, 2016 | | On the Record


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