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Bender/Brack family reunion

All nine children of Elsena Bender and the late Hubert Bender met in Great Bend, Aug. 1, for a Bender/Brack family reunion. In 1965, a plane crash took the lives of Marvin and Thelma Brack so the Benders took in their five nieces and nephews and raised them along with their own four daughters. The family was celebrating the last 50 years that they have been together as one family. The nine children, along with spouses, children and grandchildren brought together almost 50 people for the weekend.

August 16, 2015 | | Reunions


GBHS Class of 1980 reunion meeting

GBHS Class of 1980 will be holding their 35th reunion on Friday and Saturday evenings on Sept. 4 and 5. Visit www.gbhsclassof1980.com for details. You can also contact Kathy Penka at kathy.penka@gmail.com or 913.530.9113. Classes of 1979 and 1981 are also welcome to attend. Please rsvp.

August 16, 2015 | | Reunions


Christiansen family reunion

The annual Christiansen Family reunion was held on Aug. 8, at the Larned Community Center. The attendees were descendants of August and Pruella Christiansen, the family farm was southeast of Great Bend, in Barton County.

August 16, 2015 | | Reunions


Koch to perform in Tokyo

Dr. Nathan Koch, Associate Professor of Bassoon at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, will be attending the International Double Reed Society conference in Tokyo, Japan. The conference is held each year at different locations around the world to promote the double reed woodwinds, primarily oboes and bassoons.

August 16, 2015 | | Business


Eric Schoendaler graduates from Agricultural Lending School

Eric Schoendaler, Loan Officer, for First Kansas Bank in Hoisington, graduated from the 2015 Agricultural Lending School in Topeka. The Agricultural Lending School is sponsored jointly by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations.

August 16, 2015 | | Business


Aaron Andrews joins Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate has announced the appointment of Aaron Andrews as a new full time Sales Associate, according to Roger Sell, President.

August 16, 2015 | | Business


Fall Crop Seminar Planned Aug. 26 in Hays

Kansas State University's Agricultural Research Center-Hays is hosting its Fall Crop Seminar Aug. 26, in the auditorium at the center, located at 1232 240th Ave. in Hays.

August 16, 2015 | | Agriculture


Smart Watering

Keeping enough moisture on flower or vegetable gardens this summer hasn't been as stressful as in years past thanks to the intermittent rain showers. But, if you missed out on some of those rains a garden needs an efficient or smart watering system and the Barton County Conservation District can help you out.

August 16, 2015 | | Agriculture


CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions employees attain ASPPA designation

Albert Strobel and Marge McGee of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QPA (Qualified Pension Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam, the Advanced Topics (DC-3) exam, and the Administrative Issues of Defined Benefit Plans (DB) exam.

August 16, 2015 | | Business


K-State Southwest Field Day will include field tours, seminars and ag product displays

Kansas State University's Southwest Research-Extension Center will host Field Day 2015 on Thursday, Aug. 27. The day starts with registration, coffee and donuts from 8 to 9:15 a.m. and features field tours, seminars and agricultural product displays.

August 16, 2015 | | Agriculture


Preparing For The 2016 Wheat Crop – Variety Selection

The last but certainly not the least consideration of wheat producers is variety selection. Before discussing the topic, please make a note of the following webpages for information on wheat varieties.

August 16, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


The Kansas Authors Club, District 6 meeting

The Kansas Authors Club, District 6 will hold it's semi-annual meeting at 1 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Great Bend Library.

August 16, 2015 | | Club News


GBHS FFA officers attend convention

August 16, 2015 | | Education


Rosewood Services receives ‘Mid America Ag Accolade Award’

Rosewood Services recently received the "Mid America Ag Accolade Award" for the month of June, presented by Mid America Ag Network. Related to the award, Rosewood was featured on a half-hour show titled "Mid America Ag Accolades," which originally aired on 1480-KQAM on June 13. The show was subsequently aired on more than a dozen other Mid America Ag Network stations throughout Kansas and Oklahoma.

August 16, 2015 | | Business


I have many regrets

It's popular for retiring politicians and athletes to hold press conferences and declare they have "no regrets" or say, "I wouldn't change a thing."

August 16, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


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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


Barton men open soccer season with 3-0 win

SALINA – The Barton Community College men's soccer team took care of business Sunday afternoon against the Kansas Wesleyan junior varsity. The Cougars scored in ...

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


OTR for Aug. 31, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 31, 2015 | | On the Record


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