PERRYTON, Texas - Charles "Gail" Hurter, 77, died March 29, 2012 at Hays Medical Center.
Jenny Ladd is a walking example of a dark cloud's silver lining. More than half a decade ago, she suffered a wrist injury that brought her career as a paramedic to an end. She could have easily viewed the incident as an insurmountable obstacle.
PAWNEE ROCK - C. Walter McCowan, 71, died April 3, 2012, at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
NEW YORK (AP) - For fans worried that Nike was going to give their favorite NFL team's uniform an extreme makeover, full-blown Oregon style, no need to fret.
Barton County Sheriff
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Augusta National will be ready for the Masters, despite a major storm that dumped 1.4 inches of rain on the course, washed out bunkers, toppled trees and even knocked out a bathroom.
Great Bend Police
The Barton Community College Music Department will host the Kansas State High School Activities Association Regional Small Ensembles and Solos Music Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14.
With a cellphone text that read "wake up sleeping beauty," a Kansas man whom prosecutors say was obsessed with a 14-year-old cheerleader launched a torrent of messages in July 2010 that ended after the girl's death the following month, according to evidence at his trial Wednesday.
PROCLAMATION 2012-03 HONORING CHUCK SMITH
I felt a need to write this letter to the editor about Chuck Smith. Chuck was a proud member of GBHS class of 1973. Now I know this is not going to be like anything Chuck would write but I will take a shot. Our Class of 73 has the regular members who are doctors, dentists and business owners. But Chuck touched probably more lives than any of us. You could find Chuck in the Great Bend Tribune almost daily and whether you agreed with the topic he was covering or not you read the article he wrote.
Great Bend High School football teammates who include lifting weights in their training regimen were probably well prepared for their task last Saturday. The 15 young men were part of a volunteer effort at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center that included several hours of bending, lifting and carrying.
Barton County K-State Research and Extension is hosting a Hazardous Occupations Training again this year. This event is for anyone age 14-15 years of age who plans to do farm work for someone other than a parent or legal guardian. This course is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Labor.
I had the opportunity to spend about an hour and a half with Chuck Smith before he passed away on Thursday.
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?
Barton County 4-H Junior Leaders will have 18-19-pound boxes of Colorado peaches available for $30 on Aug. 16. The 4-H members are earning money to help pay registration fees for Kansas Youth Leadership Conference and Citizenship Washington Focus. Contact the Barton County Extension Office at 620-793-1910 to reserve a box.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will sponsor a Monday evening grief support group in Great Bend from Aug. 18 through Oct. 13. It will meet each Monday (except Labor Day) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room 103 of the Medical Building at 3520 Lakin in Great Bend.
Barton and Pawnee county employers now have access to a new program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center designed to help their bottom line and encourage preventive health care for their employees.
Brandi Demel, R.N., has been setting the stage for the rollout of a new program that will help local and area residents find the resources they need for a healthier life.
First United Methodist Church will offer Paws-4-Praise this Sunday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be followed by a worship service and community picnic.
Author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson will be the featured speaker at "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teens. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Perkins Party Room, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – Almost weekly news stories appear promoting gay rights. Currently 19 states have legalized same sex marriage while 31 states have traditional marriage laws on the books. Additionally, President Obama has issued various executive orders furthering the equality of gays. All this has made the gay issue a topic for public discussion. It is not just a religious, political or social issue anymore. It is regularly in the news and impacting many Americans on some level.
On Saturday Aug. 23 Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend, will hold its first session in its spiritual formation classes, SpiritLife, for the fall semester. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend, or immediately following the canvassing the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary ballots. The agenda includes the 2013 audit report, the introduction of the new Health Director Shelly Shneider and the booking fee for the Barton County Detention Facility.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read "The Dangerous Book for Boys."
Let's wave bye-bye to July with a thigh-slapping salute to Curt Clawson, the tea party's latest contribution to the U.S. Congress. Rarely has a Republican white guy evinced such cluelessness about Americans of a different race.