Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) is offering a possibly life-saving service during three weeks in March, which is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The service is free of charge.
Great Bend Middle School announces the January Above and Beyond Awards for January. These students are nominated by their teacher by going above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. Along with a certificate the students receive a pizza and pop luncheon with the Principals.
The capacity will grow, the location will change and the accommodations will be more pleasant. These are the main changes in the works for the Sleep/Wake Disorders Center at Central Kansas Medical Center.
"I love being a Paleontologist!" said Cole Morton, grandson of Elton and Wendy Beougher, Hays. The Beougher family was visiting the new Fossil Dig Pit attraction opened recently at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
Dates have been set for USD 428's kindergarten round-up. The event is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug, 31 and planning to attend local schools in the fall.
Michael and Laura Bader announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Bader, to James King, nephew of John and Sandra Darling.
Four fourth-year medical students at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City are receiving hands-on clinical training in Great Bend this month.
The class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, March 23 through May 2, at Lyons Good Samaritan Center, 1311 S. Douglas, in Lyons. Instructor is Linda Runge.
BACKYARD BIRDING Okay, I have to admit, I am not a big time birder. What I mean is – I am not an expert when it comes to knowing bird species nor their biology and habits. I like birds when they aren't damaging crops or gardens. I enjoy their songs and sounds and enjoy watching their habits. They bring beauty and charm to the environment. They also benefit by eating troublesome insect pest at times. ...
The theme of the Barton Community College Foundation's 2011 Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign is "Many Dreams, One Vision." The month-long campaign got under way March 1, with Larry and Kathy Schugart as its honorary co-chairs. "If you take 10 students and put them in a room, every one of them is going to have a different reason why they're here, what they want to happen for their future," said Darnell Holopirek, ...
A New York City judge ruled that an 87-year-old woman who was accidentally knocked down by several kids racing bicycles on the sidewalk could sue the kids, including one who was 4 years old, and who is thus legally presumed to understand the difference between "reasonable" and "unreasonable" behavior.
Sunday Great Bend Public Library Friends - 2 p.m. in the library's Kansas Room Monday Great Bend Optimist – noon at the Highland Hotel North Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary Club - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 - 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington Progress Club - 1:15 p.m. Special program: Pat Halbower Tuesday Noon Lions Club - noon at the Highland Hotel ...
Dear Editor, Just a thought: Now that the supreme court has approved the right to free speech at military funerals, it seems only just that cities should be able to recoup the additional expenses they incurred providing security and safety for those who promoted and conducted the protest. This ruling is sure to embolden those who promote and indulge in this type of behavior. Times are tough and this only serves to place an added ...
Dear Editor, I am writing in response to my colleague on the city council, Mr. Randy Meyers and his editorial in last Friday's Tribune titled "City needs to spread the bids around." As I read the first few paragraphs I became somewhat skeptical as to the factuality of a lot of Mr. Meyers' statements as I could not recall Venture Corp. having a significantly large project at the airport in the past few years. Not ...
Monday Birthdays and Anniversaries - noon, Senior Center Wildlife Photography of Cheyenne Bottoms - 1 p.m., Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Grocery Store Tour - 9:30 a.m., West Dillons Pinochle - 1 p.m., Senior Center Potluck - 5:30 p.m., Senior Center Wednesday St. Patrick's Door Hanger - 1:30 p.m., High Rise Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Legal Aid - 1 p.m., Senior ...
Baylor coach Art Briles described his team as disappointed after its first loss of the season. But not discouraged.
Auburn moves up to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll, setting up the second top-five matchup with Alabama in the history of the Iron Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs could be without their two top pass rushers against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday after Tamba Hali and Justin Houston were hurt against San Diego.
PATRIOTS 34, BRONCOS 31 (OT)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Red-faced and bundled on the sideline in a parka and stocking cap, Peyton Manning looked nothing the part of the cold-weather quarterback.
LARNED - JoAnn (Bruntzel) Simmons Selzer, 82, passed away peacefully Nov. 22 at the Linnwood Park Senior Care home in Meriden. She was born Oct. 21, 1931 in Rozel, the daughter of Alfred and Mildred Ellis Bruntzel. JoAnn was a Pawnee County resident until 1985, when she and her husband, Clyde, sold their beloved Melody Ranch southeast of Larned and moved to Paola to be closer to their children and grandchildren living in the Kansas ...
WELLINGTON - Evelyn Fairy DeYoe, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehab Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Wichita, she was the daughter of William and Evalena (Fields) Gasswint.
WICHITA - Sidney J. Hughes, died on Nov. 23. He was a retired police officer with 28 years of service.
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Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.
ELLINWOOD - The newly formed Ellinwood Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 in a special meeting at the Farmers Mutual Insurance office, 16 N. Main, to discuss a youth basketball league being organized by Hoisington Rec.
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed both days. The Barton County Landfill will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. On Saturday, it will return to normal operational hours. Emergency services will be in normal operation.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Philip Rivers came through when the San Diego Chargers needed him the most.