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Great Bend Rec to host tennis tournament

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a youth Party On The Court Tennis Tournament on Saturday, June 20th at Veterans Memorial Park 17th & McKinley. The tournament will offer both boys and girls singles divisions. There will be 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under and 18 & under divisions for the tournament.

June 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


Team Kansas Gold wrestling competes in Indianapolis

Team Kansas Gold wrestled in Indianapolis, Indiana June 4-7. The boy's finished fourth in the red/blue pool freestyle and fifth in the bronze/gold pool in Greco Roman. Great Bend's Gage Fritz participated in the event.

June 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


At the Mike: NFCA rights the NJCAA wrong with Harper and All-American honors

Erica Harper just wrapped up one of the most electric seasons in Barton Community College softball history. School records in home runs, RBI, batting average, runs scored and hits. She was voted as the Jayhawk West Most Valuable Player.

June 09, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


​Janlyn Miner Morrison 1939 - 2015

SCOTSDALE, Ariz. - Janlyn Miner Morrison died May 13, 2015. Born Dec. 18, 1939, in Dodge City, to Arline (Collins) and Robert Dudley Miner, "Jan" was the great-granddaughter of two pioneering western Kansas farm families. The family moved to Great Bend in 1946, where Jan attended public schools and then Kansas University her freshman year.

June 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Matthew Harlan “Matt” Stricker 1974 - 2015

HAYS - Matthew Harlan "Matt" Stricker, 41, passed away June 7, 2015, at his home in Hays. Born Feb. 9, 1974, in Russell, he was the son of Gottfried Jr. and Marsha (Boxberger) Stricker. He grew up in Russell until the fourth grade when Matt and his family moved to Hays. In 1992 he graduated from Hays High School. He was a co-owner of Back To Nature Inc. of Hays.

June 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


KU Track & Field squads set for NCAA Outdoor Championships

LAWRENCE, Kan.- The Kansas men's and women's track & field teams will be traveling Eugene, Oregon this week for the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Jayhawks will have a total of 11 athletes in action at this week's meet, who will compete against the nation's best at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon, June 10-13.

June 09, 2015 | KUATHLETICS.COM | AP Sports


Wildcats Close Out Season in Eugene

MANHATTAN, Kan.- K-State Track and Field finishes up its 2015 outdoor campaign with the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships this week in Eugene, Oregon. Set to run from June 10-13 at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field, the Wildcats enter competition with 14 total entries (10 for the women, four for the men).

June 09, 2015 | KSU sports information | AP Sports


Barton Softball’s Harper named NFCA All-American

There was one final award for Erica Harper to hang on her wall - third team All-American.

June 09, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Royals select friendly rivals atop MLB Draft

KANSAS CITY- The Royals selected not only two high school right-handed pitchers, but a pair of rivals from the same township of Indiana.

June 09, 2015 | Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Vargas, Morales vault KC into first-place tie

MINNEAPOLIS- Kendrys Morales belted a two-run homer and left-hander Jason Vargas tossed six shutout innings as the Royals held off the Twins, 3-1, on Monday night at Target Field.

June 09, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Send in the Republicans

June 09, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


High Court Got the Hijab Case Wrong

Before defending Abercrombie & Fitch, please know I regard the company as a bottom-feeding, scum-sucking retailer of sex to impressionable prepubescent girls.

June 09, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Faith Community Church, 293 W Barton Co Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Connie Oetken and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

June 09, 2015 | | Local News


Quicksilver 14 and under capture 1st place at Larned

The Great Bend Quicksilver team won the 14 and under division at the Larned fast pitch tournament last weekend. Quicksilver team went undefeated on the weekend.

June 08, 2015 | | Local Sports


Carolyn S. Rein 1962 - 2015

LARNED - Carolyn S. Rein, 53, passed away June 4, at her home in Larned. Born May 31, 1962, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Robert H. and Rosemarie H. Henrici Rein. She was an Insurance Medical Clerk.

June 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


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June 26, 2015 | | Entertainment


Tinseltown Talks

In the world of classic television sitcom patriarchs, Dick Van Patten surely ranked high on the list of all-time favorite dads. Best remembered for his role of Tom Bradford in the ABC family series Eight is Enough, which ran from 1977-1981, Van Patten died June 23, at the age of 86 from complications of diabetes.

June 26, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


Whatever Happened to Common Sense Regarding Climate Change?

Fear mongering is quite lucrative in what seems to be a burgeoning "climate change industrial complex," where certain people benefit monetarily or politically in their promotion of global catastrophic risk due to catastrophic global warming.

June 26, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Time to Reconsider Going to College?

The American economy has supposedly long since recovered from the Great Recession. The stock market is doing exceptionally well and unemployment isn't what it once was.

June 26, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Climate change deniers

June 26, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


​USD 428 board calls special meeting

A special meeting of the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, at the District Education Center. Items on the agenda include a donation for the playground equipment initiative, insurance for 2015-16, personnel, and end-of-year budget expenditures and transfers.

June 25, 2015 | | Local News


​Ryan Robert Fanshier 1979-2015

Ryan Robert Fanshier, 36, died June 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born June 17, 1979, at Great Bend, the son of Randall and Angela (Sharpe) Fanshier.

June 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Local students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University

HAYS – Local students are among the 2,061 who completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the spring 2015 semester.

June 25, 2015 | | Education


Bullets win silver at Sizzlin’ Summer tour

HAYS- The Barton Bullets took second place in the Hays Sizzlin' Summer Basketball Tournament June 20-21. The Bullets lost in the championship game to the State-line Buckets. Pictured are coach Bryce Beck, Trent Stueder, Payton Doll, Reece Morss, Marcus Schmeidler, Blake Penka, Brock Blessing, coach Nick Warren, coach Kaylie Doll, Braxton Donovan, Alex Schremmer, Calan Haberman, Aaron Stein and coach Kelsie Doll.

June 25, 2015 | | Local Sports


Reliving the past at Barton

Part four in a series of some of the most memorable moments in Barton athletics

June 25, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Charlie’s Inside Corner: Fanning the summer breeze

DEFLATEGATE is back in the news this week as the Golden Boy, Tom Brady, made his appeal to the other Golden Boy, Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the National Football League. Most of the media has already convicted Brady and, based on the information WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN, Brady seems to have been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. We don't always get ALL of the information. Remember though, the NFL hierarchy has not had a good year and they might have reached a little too far in hopes of showing that they MUST enforce the integrity ...

June 25, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Dannebohm wanted, armed and dangerous

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a wanted person. Brandon Dannebohm has several warrants including a "No Bond Probation Violation" and "Possession of Methamphetamine". Dannebohm is known to carry a firearm and should be considered armed and dangerous.

June 25, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS summer football camp a success

Local kids ranging from first grade to eighth grade converged on the Memorial Stadium turf this week to improve their football field skills. Head high school coach Tony Crough and his full staff of coaches were on hand to lead athletes through position specific drills. Athletes worked on fundamentals such as throwing, catching, passing and run blocking, firing off the ball, hip movement, proper stance and footwork as well as team blocking concepts, learning plays, and reading defenses.

June 25, 2015 | Jake Hofflinger, Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


Virginia’s 4-2 win over Vandy gives ACC 1st title since 1955

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - It took 60 years, but the Atlantic Coast Conference finally won a baseball national title again.

June 25, 2015 | ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Duffy finds 'good starting point' in solid return

SEATTLE- It had been 39 days since Royals left-hander Danny Duffy joined his buddies on the field in a meaningful game.

June 25, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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