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Planning Committee meeting moved

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Barton County Health Department Conference Room, instead of at the Barton County Courthouse as was originally planned. The agenda will include discussion on Tier II Reporting Facilities in Barton County, a review of the Barton County Household Hazardous Waste program, an LEPC by-laws update and reports from members.

April 19, 2013 | | Local News


GBHS first-ever Community Service Day Wednesday

Nine-hundred students will be out of class and helping the Great Bend Community on Wednesday. From 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the students and teachers will be scattered throughout Great Bend working on different projects that includes everything from painting houses, rebuilding tables, working on city, church, and school grounds, helping nonprofits and local businesses.

April 19, 2013 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Student Showcase

The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, featuring the work of Barton students in a juried exhibit and will include refreshments, a juror's talk and an awards ceremony.

April 19, 2013 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Garden Club approves plans for cemetery rose garden

During a recent April meeting, Great Bend Garden Club members made several decisions which will honor memorials given to the Great Bend Cemetery Rose Garden, enhance its beauty and ready the garden for the spring and summer seasons.

April 19, 2013 | | Local News


Parental memories — the good, the bad and the ugly

"It goes so fast," the lady said to me, smiling with squinted eyes. She was every bit in her 70s, and she glanced at the boys as they grabbed at the candy near the checkout line. That was 19 years ago. Four kids under 6, I nodded back and couldn't imagine a time when they would be adults. Later, others repeated those words to me. "Before you know it, they are in college!" And then that day arrived for our oldest, six years ago.

April 19, 2013 | | Local Life


OTR for April 21, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

April 19, 2013 | | On the Record


Simple home modification for aging in place

The icy weather during the Farm and Ranch Expo prevented one of our speakers from driving to Great Bend to share the fact sheet she authored titled, "Simple Home Modification for Aging in Place." Carol Ann Crouch, the Scott County Family and Consumer Science Agent did a great job putting this fact sheet together and it is available to anyone who may be reading this column.

April 19, 2013 | | Local Life


Rosewood Services brings world-renowned circus to Great Bend

To commemorate its 15th anniversary next month and to help raise funds for its non-profit foundation, Rosewood Services is bringing the world's largest big-top circus to Great Bend on May 16. The Carson & Barnes Circus will host two shows – one at 4:30 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m., at the Great Bend Expo Complex.

April 19, 2013 | | Local News


'Raptor Rehab' talk is Thursday

Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present "Raptor Rehab" at noon Thursday at the zoo, 2123 Main. This free one-hour Stop 'N Learn program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

April 19, 2013 | | Area Briefs


The will to win

A Boston firefighter, one of many who rushed in to aid bomb victims last Monday, told a TV interviewer, "We will win. I promise you, we will win."

April 19, 2013 | | Columnists


St. Rose Services collects school supplies for children in Mexico

Pam Perry, Sister Mary Vuong and Kim Partlow were having a chat about how to observe Occupational Therapy (OT) Month this year and the result will be new school supplies for children in Mexico.

April 19, 2013 | | Business


Wilson joins Community Bank of the Midwest

Community Bank of the Midwest in Great Bend announced the addition of Chuck Wilson as an agricultural loan officer.

April 19, 2013 | | Business


Witnessing the death of liberty

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."

April 19, 2013 | | Columnists


Christian Howes Jazz Trio coming to McPherson Opera House

McPHERSON - The Christian Howes Jazz Trio will appear at the McPherson Opera House at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27. A portion of the program will include the McPherson High School Orchestra, with whom Howes will have worked in a two-day series of workshops.

April 19, 2013 | | Local News


Tips offered to avoid long lines for a driver’s license

TOPEKA – The school year may be winding down, but business is gearing up at driver licensing offices statewide.

April 19, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


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New apartment complex grand opening planned Sen. Jerry Moran to be in attendance

The grand opening of the apartment complex Reserves at Trail Ridge will take at 10 a.m. place Thursday. Senator Jerry Moran will be in ...

August 14, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for August 14, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 14, 2015 | | On the Record


Former Panther and Chief Matt Zecha signs on with Manhattan Christian College

MANHATTAN, KS- Matt Zecha will be taking his baseball playing career to the next level.

August 14, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Down on the farm

Great Bend senior lineman Alex Deist has worked for Jack Armstrong at his farm north of Larned for about 10 years. Deist, 17, has always ...

August 14, 2015 | Conor Nicholl, Kansas Pregame | Prep Sports


Royals flattened by Halos' late rally in opener

KANSAS CITY- C.J. Cron and Kole Calhoun each ripped two-run doubles in a four-run explosion in the ninth off Royals closer Greg Holland as ...

August 14, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Announcing the Prairie Window Concert Series 2015-16 line-up, season ticket early bird discount avai

The Prairie Window Concert Series is back for its seventh year at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston. The concert series provides participants a ...

August 14, 2015 | | Entertainment


Trump Making America Grate

August 14, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Thank you for GBHS help

Dear Editor,

August 14, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Conservatives Are From Mars, Liberals Are From Venus

Over the last several years, both of America's major political parties have become radicalized.

August 14, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Renting, the New American Dream

Get this: Renting is the new American dream. And that doesn't bode well for America.

August 14, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Adams Apple Fest Art activities at the Grassroots Art Center, August 29th

'Piece by Piece, Treasured Memories of Eric' is our miniature mosaic workshop, and the public is invited to come and create their own memory. Bits ...

August 14, 2015 | | Entertainment


Check It Out!

You are invited to view our August art display! We are featuring photography taken by Ellinwood students 18 and under. We are pleased with the ...

August 14, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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