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​Pink pig yard ornament missing

The theft of a pink pig yard ornament from outside a Great Bend apartment is the subject of this week's Crime Stoppers report. Police Chief Dean Akings said that sometime between 5 p.m. on Aug. 31 and noon on Sept. 1, a concrete pig was stolen from 3900 Forest Ave., Apartment 8. "This yard ornament was 3 feet long and 2 feet wide and weighed 400 pounds. The base was green and the value of this ornament was $300. If you have information about this crime, please call 792-1300 or 888-305-1300. Remember we don't want your name ...

September 12, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​St. Francis offering free training for prospective foster parents

St. Francis Community Services will offer a free course for individuals interested in becoming foster parents. The course begins Oct. 9 and will be held every Tuesday for 10 weeks from 6-9 p.m. at Saint Francis Community Services, 1508 Main, Great Bend.

September 12, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Great Bend Zoo silent on accreditation; Topeka Zoo earns AZA nod for 5 years

(AP) - Great Bend officials are refusing to discuss last week's meeting with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums board in Phoenix, Ariz. Zoo Director Scott Gregory attended a meeting Saturday where the board was set to approve or deny AZA accreditation for the Brit Spaugh Zoo.

September 12, 2012 | ​BY STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | Local News


On the Record for Sept. 13, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

September 12, 2012 | | On the Record


James Luther ‘Swede’ Hemphill 1927-2012

GREAT BEND - James Luther "Swede" Hemphill, 85, died Sept. 12, 2012 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.

September 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


​Olmitz standoff ends in suicide

OLMITZ - A 38-year-old Olmitz man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday after a standoff with law enforcement officers.

September 12, 2012 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Notre Dame to ACC in all sports but football

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Notre Dame got everything it wanted and the Atlantic Coast Conference got Notre Dame.

September 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


ROLL TIDE

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - This Alabama defense is one-upping last year's dominant group in one regard: Forcing turnovers.

September 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Chiefs waive Sheffield

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs have waived linebacker Cameron Sheffield to make roster space for linebacker Tamba Hali, who was suspended for Week 1 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

September 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Royals topple Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Will Smith pitched seven shutout innings, Eric Hosmer homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-1 on Tuesday night.

September 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Goodell to meet with four players in bounty scandal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and four players whose suspensions in connection with the bounty investigation were recently lifted by an appeals panel have agreed to new meetings on the matter.

September 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Huslig/Boyd capture first in No. 2 doubles

GARDEN CITY - In No. 2 doubles, Taylor Huslig and Carly Boyd of Great Bend High School captured first place at the Garden City junior varsity tennis tournament on Monday.

September 11, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Same Jayhawks? KU out to prove otherwise

LAWRENCE - New coach, new quarterback, new attitude - and the same kind of early season loss to a middling opponent that got Turner Gill fired last season.

September 11, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Stanford looks to ‘steal’ win vs. USC, Barkley

STANFORD, Calif. - David Shaw calls it "stealing second."

September 11, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


​Vocalists needed for spring musical

Barton Community College is hosting pre-auditions for the 2013 spring musical at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Fine Arts building, room F-129.

September 11, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 01, 2015 | | On the Record


Royals add veteran Gomes in trade with Braves

KANSAS CITY- The Royals on Monday night acquired right-handed hitter Jonny Gomes and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for Minor League shortstop Luis ...

September 01, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Thank you for generosity

Dear Editor,

September 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Hoping Trump Burns Out

September 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Will Joe Biden 'Feel the Tingle?'

The latest Joe Biden speculation basically falls into two categories: He's leaning toward a presidential bid (unless he isn't), and he's a ...

September 01, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Trump is All Talk

Donald Trump is the first talk radio candidate.

September 01, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Hoisington Roosevelt Elementary swim party

September 01, 2015 | | Local News


Barton women drop season opener to No. 17 Iowa Central

For a half the Barton Community College women's soccer team was able to hang with nationally-ranked Iowa Central. But the final 45 minutes were ...

August 31, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Cynicism considered in ‘Vanishing Grace’ study starting Wednesday

Are you interested in exploring why mention of the church and religion can stir up such negative feelings? Come examine this and other relevant questions ...

August 31, 2015 | | Religion


Kenneth B. King

Kenneth B. King, 89, died Aug. 31, 2015 at AMG Specialty Hospital, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend ...

August 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Gunn 1918 - 2015

Mary Gunn, 97, died Aug. 29, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Feb. 24, 1918, she was the daughter of Adrian and Elyse ...

August 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


Delma Grace Bondurant Stenzel 1921 - 2015

NESS CITY - Delma Grace Bondurant Stenzel, 94, passed away Aug. 30, 2015, at Cedar Village Long Term Care in Ness City. A life-long Ness County ...

August 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


Alvy Prentice Bobbitt Sr. 1928 2015

STOCKTON - Alvy Prentice Bobbitt Sr. passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Hays Medical Center at the age of 87. He was born on July ...

August 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


County to observe Labor Day

County business offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7. The Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's ...

August 31, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Jail Log, Aug. 28-30, 2015

Barton County Jail

August 31, 2015 | | On the Record


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