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Summer Driver Education

Parents of students interested in enrolling in the summer session of Driver Education are invited to attend a Driver Ed meeting held by Mr. Meter on April 11 in the GBHS commons. Meeting times are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Attendance at the meeting is recommended but not required. Class dates, times and expectations will be discussed at this meeting, followed by a question and answer session. Enrollment forms are available on the USD 428 website as well as the high school activities office and the middle school office. Cost for the course is $150 ($100.00 ...

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


What If? Oh My! What Can I Do?

Jenni Carr, CEA

March 25, 2012 | | Agriculture


Nex-Tech Wireless announces new message manager product

Nex-Tech Wireless has announced the launch of a new text messaging management service entitled Message Manager. Message Manager allows customers to monitor, customize and place text messaging restrictions for any line on their account. Messaging personalization options allow you to copy and forward messages to other mobile numbers or e-mail addresses. You can also create personalized signatures that are added to every message you send, as well as customized auto-reply messages.

March 25, 2012 | | Business


Barton student Devan Boeger lands Bronze Scholar award on Coca-Cola's 2012 Community Academic Team

Facing graduation in May, sophomore at Barton Community College Devan Boeger would have easily been able to look back on the last two years with comfort, pride and a sense of accomplishment. Those emotions however, have recently been amplified, as Boeger is the recipient of a Bronze Scholar Award, a prestigious national honor recognizing only the top 0.1 percent of the 125,000 members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

March 25, 2012 | | Local News


GBRH Lab Fair to be held April 3 and 6

All sorts of numbers are etched in our minds because we use them throughout our daily lives. But few people know the numbers that matter most – those numbers related to health. Great Bend Regional Hospital is offering an inexpensive way for members of the public to learn their health numbers at Spring Check-up Lab Fair, which will be held from 6-7:30 a.m. April 3 and 6 at GBRH.

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Doctors learn of Early Ed Center services

Cathy Estes has been communicating with local and area physicians for years – just not face to face. So, as coordinator of Sunflower's Early Education Center (EEC), Estes thought it was high time to change that.

March 25, 2012 | | Local News


Library Friends to elect officers

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March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Golden Belt Community Concert Association presents Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson, noted for her unique blend of jazz and country music, will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

March 25, 2012 | | Local News


Russell boy struck, killed by freight train

RUSSELL (AP) - Residents of Russell are mourning a 9-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a freight train.

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Forgiven Quartet to perform today

The Rev. Bill Johnson and the entire church family will welcome the Forgiven Quartet to First Christian Church of Great Bend at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, March 25. First Christian Church is located at 5230 Broadway.

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Joyce A. French 1935 - 2012

AUGUSTA - Joyce A. French, 76, Augusta, died March 22 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born on April 15, 1935, in Ponca City, Okla., the daughter of Anthony G. and Ruth P. Casteel Brizendine. On Aug. 14, 1954, she married Lyle D. French in Eureka. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1982. She graduated from Eureka High School and then attended Emporia Teachers College. She worked as a secretary and a bookkeeper.

March 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Wanda Nadine Meyer 1932 - 2012

YUMA, Ariz. - Wanda Nadine Meyer, 80, of Yuma, Ariz., passed away peacefully at 3 p.m. on March 16. She was born in Great Bend on Jan. 24, 1932, to Edward and Sarah Etta Keys.

March 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Naomi Janell (Jan) Williams 1926 - 2012

Naomi Janell (Jan) Williams died on March 9. Born on June 9, 1926, in Hayworth, Okla., she was the daughter of William McKinley "Bill" Whala and Lessie Whala. In 1943 she graduated from Ellinwood High School. She retired from Civil Service at Tinker Air Force Base.

March 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lenora Jean McMillan 1929 - 2012

TOPEKA - Lenora Jean McMillan, 83, of Topeka, went home to be with her Lord on March 23, at her home. She was born Feb. 11, 1929, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Eugene and Edith Duncan Johnston. She attended Great Bend High School and obtained an Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing from Barton County Community College. The early years of her life were spent raising her family in Great Bend before moving to Topeka in 1975.

March 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Snyder —

Shannon Ward and Luke Snyder were united in marriage on Oct. 15 at the Eden Valley Church of the Brethren in St. John in a ceremony officiated by Pastor Tom Harrison. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Brett Ward and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Snyder, all of St. John. Grandparents of the couple are Robert and Carolyn Ives of St. John, Harold and Jolene Ward of Oklahoma City, Okla., Charles Allen of Hideaway, Texas, and the late Shirley Allen.

March 25, 2012 | | Weddings


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​Great Bend City Band concerts start Thursday

The Great Bend City Band will hold its first concert of the summer this Thursday, May 28, at 8:15 p.m. at the band shell in the Barton County courthouse square, 1400 Main.

May 25, 2015 | | Local News


Summer library programs start June 1

The Great Bend Public Library's summer programs start Monday, June 1, and run through July 17. This year's programs have superhero theme.

May 25, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


LeBron’s triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand.

May 25, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Juan Pablo Montoya wins his second Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS - With a bold move on a teammate, Juan Pablo Montoya became a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

May 25, 2015 | CHRIS JENKINS | AP Sports


Slow start, tough breaks mar Ventura’s line

KANSAS CITY- Just because right-hander Yordano Ventura started off a little rocky in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals doesn't mean Royals manager Ned Yost didn't like what he saw.

May 25, 2015 | By Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


​Ruth Marie Cannon

Ruth Marie Cannon, 79, of Great Bend, died May 23, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


2015 CPHS Community Scholarship recipients

The Community Scholarship, Inc. of Claflin awarded scholarships to 19 graduates and 14 alumni at the Central Plains High School graduation ceremony on May 17. Many donors, alumni, and organizations made it possible to award $38,695.00 to the graduates and alumni to help with their college expenses.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Summer Picnic Season Begins Now

The celebrations surrounding the Memorial Day weekend oftentimes include a picnic or barbecue. With warmer weather here, it is important that you consider food safety tips so none of your guests take home an unwanted foodborne illness.

May 24, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


17 year cicadas

This year is a special one for entomologists. The 17 year periodical cicadas are due to come out of the ground, where they have been developing, to reproduce and lay their eggs. No specimens of this particular cicada have been documented in Barton County, but they are in neighboring counties, so keep your eyes and ears open. The following piece is from the KSRE's Entomologist Bob Bauernfeind about these amazing insects and what to expect if they are found in Barton County.

May 24, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains

A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture


FFA members to gather in Manhattan for annual state convention

One of the largest annual gatherings of Kansas high school students is set to begin next week as more than 2,000 FFA members, agricultural educators and supporters converge at Kansas State University for the 87th Kansas FFA Convention. The convention will open Wednesday, May 27, and run through Friday, May 29.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture


Axman named a Top Cruise Producer

Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


NCK Tech awards Technical Honor Student scholarships

North Central Kansas Technical College, with campuses in Beloit and Hays announces the recipients of the Technical Honor Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship recipients sign a letter of intent to attend a technical program at NCK Tech and are nominated by a high school instructor. The awards are based on student's strong work ethic, good attendance, self-motivation and high quality of character. In addition, students demonstrate their technical skills with the NCK Tech instructor in the selected program area.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Hoisington Middle School 4th nine weeks Honor Roll

Principal's Honor Roll - 4.0 GPA – All A's.

May 24, 2015 | | Education




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