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Kinzie Elizabeth Manning and Brett Arthur Behrends were united in marriage on Sept. 22, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by Father Reginald A. Urban. Parents of the couple are Mike and Judy Manning and Stan and Marcy Behrends.

March 31, 2013 | | Weddings

Churches: Time to Fight!

You can't win the fight if you don't put on the gloves.

March 31, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Dolores Kaiser 85th

Dolores Kaiser will celebrate her 85th birthday on March 31 with a family dinner. Her children are Paul and Kathy Kaiser, Eldon and Beth Foster, and Kent and Mary Kaiser.

March 31, 2013 | | Birthdays

4-H Shooter’s travel west for final county match of the season

On Saturday, March 23, five Barton County 4-H air rifle participants braved the weather and traveled to Cimarron to compete in the Gray County Air Rifle Match.

March 31, 2013 | | Club News

Hilda Chakir 97th

Hilda Chakir will celebrate her 97th birthday on April 8, with family and friends. A lifetime resident of Barton County, she has three children, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

March 31, 2013 | | Birthdays


Shannon Laurice Brack and Gerald Lee Wilburn were united in marriage on June 2 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. James Strasen. Parents of the bride are Roger and Sharon Brack of Otis. Grandparents of the bride are Eudale Brack of Otis and the late Magdalene Brack and Irene Miller. Grandparents of the groom are Mary and Carl Henkle.

March 31, 2013 | | Weddings

Katherine George 80th

Katherine George of Larned will celebrate her 80th birthday on April 7 with a card shower. Her children are Alan George of Boulder, Colo., and the late Debbie George.

March 31, 2013 | | Birthdays

GBMS Above and Beyond winners

Great Bend Middle School announces the January and February Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.

March 31, 2013 | | Education

Pasture and range evaluation and recovery planning workshops set for April

Cattlemen across much of Kansas are in a quandary. As grass managers, they are asking themselves how many cattle will their ranges and pastures support after twenty to thirty months of drought. What steps can be taken to protect the grazing resources while maintaining enough cattle numbers to be financially viable? Will we get enough runoff to fill the ponds?

March 31, 2013 | | Agriculture

It’s twister time again

If you've ever heard the stampeding sound of a tornado or been close enough to see fence posts, the side of a building or the steel of a grain bin twisting furiously as the dreaded black monster gobbles up the countryside, you'll remember it always.

March 31, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Kansas Farm Bureau leaders take their message to the nation’s capital

More than 150 farmer and ranchers from across Kansas participated in Kansas Farm Bureau's County Presidents Trip to Washington, D.C., March 18-21.

March 31, 2013 | | Agriculture

Easter Sequester

March 31, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

National Nutrition Month comes to an end

As National Nutrition Month comes to an end for another year I hope you and your family have found ways to add more color to your meals. The new MyPlate recommendations for healthy eating stress that half your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables; seven or more servings scattered throughout the day. Now that may sound a bit overwhelming, but I can't emphasize enough the wonderful benefits in eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Besides all of the great vitamins and minerals you get from these colorful plants your body also benefits from the generous ...

March 31, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Progress Club Learns About “The Gift”

Local sculptor Chet Cale recently presented a program to members of the Progress Club at the home of Karen Becker. Using a variety of visual aids, he explained the processes involved in creating "The Gift," from early drawings to the casting and final installation of the three bronze figures in front of the Barton County Courthouse.

March 31, 2013 | | Club News

Boring insects

Well, my first week at Barton County Research and Extension has definitely has not been boring to say the least! I have hit the ground running and am learning something new every day. I have had several subjects brought to me, but one that has been talked about several times is boring insects in trees. This made me curious on why I would hear about this problem so much in a week's time, so I set out to do some research to see what I could dig up.

March 31, 2013 | | Local Life

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Cougars hammer McPherson JV for 1000th win

It was an historic moment at the Barton Gym Tuesday night. With an easy win over the McPherson JV, the Barton men's basketball team ...

November 19, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Authorities release name of shooting victim

The man shot and killed early Sunday has been identified as Aron Villegas, 23, of Great Bend, Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews said in a ...

November 18, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

BCC to offer horse science class

Barton Community College is offering a Horse Science course from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays starting Jan ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

Dialing for Dollars reaps nearly $37,000 for Sunflower’s Invest in Kids

It is amazing what the results of a one-day, intense fundraising effort will mean to infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays, said Jim ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

Barton County sheriff's vehicle involved in accident

According to the Great Bend Police Department, at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Monday, a Barton County sheriff's office patrol car driven by ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

Nolen Gene Nairn 1929 - 2015

GREAT BEND -- Nolen Gene Nairn, 86, died Nov. 17, 2015, at Stafford County Hospital.

November 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

James A. Mitchell 1935-2015

GREAT BEND – James A. Mitchell, 80, died Nov. 13, 2015 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned.

November 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

At the Mike

Dean Wade is used to being the center of attention. He is used accolades after starring at St. John High School for four seasons and ...

November 18, 2015 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

Name of shooting victim released

The man shot and killed early Sunday has been identified as Aron Villegas, 23, of Great Bend, Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews said in a ...

November 18, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

OTR for November 18, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 18, 2015 | | On the Record

Barton to offer no-cost Hazardous Waste Worker training for transitioning soldiers

Barton Community College in conjunction with the National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE) will begin offering a 10-day Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program at ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

BCSO vehicle involved in crash

According to the Great Bend Police Department, at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, a Barton County Sheriff's Office patrol car driven by ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

Barrett to serve as parade grand marshal

Start a conversation with Leslie Halbower Barrett about the soldiers who fight in war zones across the globe and it won't take long before ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

Scammers target Great Bend electric customers

Wheatland Electric Cooperative Inc. would like the public to be aware of a scam that is targeting its members.

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

Great Bend Regional Hospital welcomes Mawhirter as Marketing Director and Physician Recruiter

Great Bend Regional Hospital is proud to announce the hiring of Rachel Mawhirter as the healthcare provider's new Marketing Director and Physician Recruiter. In ...

November 18, 2015 | | Business

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