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Norma Blakeslee 85th

Norma Blakeslee will celebrate her 85th birthday on July 4 with a card shower. A family dinner will be held in her honor on June 30th.

June 30, 2013 | | Birthdays


Piland birthdays

Edwin and Geraldine Piland of Great Bend will celebrate their 80th birthdays with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 6 at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Hosts for the event will be their children, Neil and Becky Piland, and Tom and Maria Piland, all of Topeka, and Cindy and Mike Stevenson, of Fort Collins Colo.

June 30, 2013 | | Birthdays


Scholastic success: More than 350 students receive graduation honors

More than 350 Kansas State University students are earning graduation honors with their degrees.

June 30, 2013 | | Education


Camp Hope and Kwik Shop customers

Camp Hope takes place the third week of June at Camp Aldrich near Claflin. Accredited by the American Camp Association, Camp Hope is open to children between the ages of 5 and 17 years old.

June 30, 2013 | | Business


Club Calendar

Monday

June 30, 2013 | | Club News


Preceptor Pi gift

Members of Preceptor Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi present a gift of $583 to Dr. Kyle Krebaum for the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation established by Krebaum and his wife, Tasha, in memory of their daughter, Makinna, to help families who have special-needs children. Representing Preceptor Pi, Susan Coulson presents the donation to Krebaum. Also pictured are chapter members, left to right, Jeanne Schmitt, Rosie Luthi, Cindy Meitler, Jeri Brozek, Janis Link, Karen Reif, Susan Brown and Lois Johnson. This donation will go toward the Foundation's project to fund playground equipment for a special-needs access park. Since the chapter ...

June 30, 2013 | | Club News


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

June 30, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


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.

June 30, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Community effort for summer musical production

"It takes a village" is the proverb about raising a child but the same holds true in producing a community theatre production. That is certainly the case with the Sterling Community Theatre Troupe's production of the musical comedy whodunit, Curtains, which will be presented at 8 p.m. next Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6. and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, in the Sterling High School Theatre.

June 30, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Senior Activities

Monday

June 30, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Ellinwood trash pick-up schedule

There will be no trash pickup on July 4th in Ellinwood. Trash will be picked up Monday and Wednesday on the east side and Tuesday and Friday on the west side.

June 30, 2013 | | Barton Co.


Scientists discover gene that gives wheat resistance to deadly wheat stem rust pathogen Ug99

The world's food supply got a little more plentiful thanks to a scientific breakthrough.

June 30, 2013 | | Agriculture


Shawn Batten of St. John Graduates from Harding University

Shawn Batten of St. John was one of more than 750 graduates to receive a diploma at Harding University's commencement exercises May 11.

June 30, 2013 | | Education


When Is a Drought Over?

Probably nobody in the Golden Belt is under any illusion the drought is over. As we are well past the halfway point in wheat harvest, yields are all over the map. They tend to be much worse going west from Great Bend and fair to very good as you proceed east. Reports indicate yields less than 20 bushels per acre in western Barton County to some 60 bushel per acre fields in the east. These yields certainly provide a dramatic representation of where the snow and rains fell since the first of the year. Based on 60 bushel wheat, it ...

June 30, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


How about this oil well?

I think I have this event in the Cheyenne Bottoms/ Nature Conservancy figured out. It sorts out in 5th grade government studies, war, and the durability of mother nature and the birds. It involves emotional and life-long efforts by some people to protect our wildlife and the environment in a ever expanding population explosion on this earth that will eventually destroy us if not addressed at some point in time.

June 30, 2013 | Dan Witt | Barton Co.


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Chiefs’ Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosis

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry was expected back on ...

July 29, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Hosmer continues to feast on Indians pitching

CLEVELAND- Royals manager Ned Yost has no explanation for why Eric Hosmer wears out the Indians.

July 29, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports




Benghazi Again

July 29, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Intelligence in 21st Century America

So much for the bell curve.

July 29, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Trump: Rising From the GOP's Ashes

There's no shortage of publicity maestro, name-emblazer Donald Trump think pieces on the Internet these days. Most will attribute his straight talk to his ...

July 29, 2015 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


GBHS Masonic Band members

July 29, 2015 | | Local News


Dillons “Day of Caring”

United Way of Central Kansas received some much needed volunteer hours this past Monday. Dillons and Volunteers in Action teamed up to help the United ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local News


Teen Spot saying farewell to librarian

The Teen Spot at the Great Bend Public Library will hold a special party from noon to 5 p.m. this Friday, July 31. This ...

July 28, 2015 | | Local News


​Mary Lee (Washington) Reed 1923 - 2015

Mary Lee Reed, 91, died on Friday afternoon, July 24, 2015, at her home. Born on Dec. 31, 1923, in McGhee, Ark., she was the ...

July 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrest made in Great Bend

Approximately at 2:40 p.m. on Monday, Officer Michael Bradley was on Patrol and noticed a wanted subject walking down the street. Michael Moore ...

July 28, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for July 28, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 28, 2015 | | On the Record


In summer heat, athletic trainers call for safety measures

A thousand-dollar expenditure for an automated external defibrillator (AED) could mean the difference between life and death for some young athletes, a cost that one ...

July 28, 2015 | Randi Belisomo, REUTERS HEALTH | Prep Sports


Former Cougars Sands, Edward and Facey medal at Pan Am Games

TORONTO- Three former Barton Community College track stars earned medals at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto this past week.

July 28, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Cardinals name woman to training camp coach position

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.

July 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


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