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Bette M. Billinger

HOISINGTON - Bette M. Billinger, 96, died Feb. 28 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.

February 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


Margie Helen (Bragg) Cooper 1927 - 2013

CANYON, Texas - Margie Helen (Bragg) Cooper, 85, died Feb. 27 in Amarillo Texas. Born on Dec. 20, 1927 in Goodman, Mo., she was the daughter of Lena Juliet (Rush) Bragg and August Clifton Bragg. On Sept. 15, 1945 she married Richard D. Cooper in Neosho, Mo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1977. A resident of Hoisington from 1947 to 2012, moving to Canyon, Texas, she worked as office manager for Dr. Merle Fieser and Dr. Keith Wolfenbarger for 25 years before retiring in 1995. Margie was known by many as "Granny." She enjoyed working in her garden ...

February 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


Steve and Jennifer Hopkins to speak at March 9 Aglow

Great Bend Aglow will meet Saturday, March 9, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. The guest speakers are Steve and Jennifer Hopkins, Hoisington. Sign-in and social time begins at 9 a.m. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

February 28, 2013 | | Religion


March 6 Lenten Luncheon

The Lenten Luncheon series continues with the next luncheon at noon on Wednesday, March 6, at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave. Host pastor is the Rev. Bill Johnson, and the speaker will be the Rev. Jim Strasen from Trinity Lutheran Church. Luncheons are from noon to 1 p.m. and open to the public. A freewill offering is accepted to defray the cost to the host congregation.

February 28, 2013 | | Religion


Workshop tackles effects of poverty

SALINA - Bethany House of Studies presents its 2013 Spring Event, "Tackling the Effects of Poverty," on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 302 South 7th St., Salina.

February 28, 2013 | | Religion


Church briefs

Men's breakfast announced

February 28, 2013 | | Religion


Shafer Gallery to show 'Signs of the Passion' exhibit

Two Christian artists give their very different and personal interpretations of the Stations of the Cross and Passion week in the new exhibit at Shafer Art Gallery, located on the Barton Community College campus. Works by Todd Dayton-Fox and the Rev. Richard Vettel-Becker will be on display March 7-17 and March 24-29.

February 28, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Hoisington Chamber to host legislative coffee Saturday

HOISINGTON - A legislative coffee will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. Senator Mitch Holmes and Representative John Edmonds will be present.

February 28, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


AHF to have T-shirt design contest

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Committee has decided since it was such a huge success last year to have a contest for the design/logo for the annual AHF T-shirt to have the contest again this year.

February 28, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Strecker to offer class

ELLINWOOD - Dr. Catherine Strecker will be offering a Dementia/Alzheimers class for nurses, social workers and the public from 1-4 p.m. on March 8 at Educational Opportunities, 108 N. Main in Ellinwood. The cost is $45 with four continuing education units for nurses and social workers. Call 620-564-2510 or email crs@hbcomm.net

February 28, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Bloodmobile comes to Great Bend Monday

Severe winter weather across much of Kansas forced the cancellation of 50 American Red Cross blood drives, resulting in a shortfall of more than 1,600 blood and platelet donations through the Red Cross Central Plains Region. Now that the storm has passed, eligible donors are encouraged to give lifesaving blood and platelets to help offset the current shortfall and ensure a stable supply.

February 28, 2013 | | Local News


Use Kansas wind power

Dear Editor,

February 28, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


It’s nice to know their pay is safe

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 28, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Not The Onion

Separating satire from real news requires an advanced degree these days. When Jon Stewart becomes the most trusted newsman for millennials, the line between the evening news and The Onion gets blurry, so perhaps we shouldn't laugh so loudly at old Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Senator who's up for re-election next year. But given the circumstances-he's responsible for using the filibuster to prevent even the clocks from ticking in the Senate-maybe we should.

February 28, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Sequester Ax

February 28, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


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​Sunflower Electric Power Corp. hires new technician

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Kevin Brabb has joined the company as a Telecommunications Technician in Great Bend. He joined the company on May 11. Brabb will install, test, inspect, calibrate and repair electronic equipment. He will also diagnose telecommunications problems and interpret manufacturer's drawings and instructions, and will perform corrective and preventive maintenance as required.

May 16, 2015 | | Business


Jazz Festival Scholarship

Michelle Rooney, right, is congratulated by Robert Felt, after being named recipient of the 2015 Great Bend Jazz Festival Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a senior who has participated in the music program at Great Bend High School and intends to continue with music in college.

May 16, 2015 | | Education


OTR for May 17, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 16, 2015 | | On the Record


Post rock historian to speak at museum

Bradley R. Penka, an expert on barbed wire and post rock history, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the Barton County Historical Society meeting. The program, which will be held at the historical society museum, is free and open to the public.

May 16, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


​NAMI announces walking taco/bake sale

The Great Bend chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will sell walking tacos and hold a bake sale from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave. NAMI is a free support group for individuals living with mental illness, and their family members. For more information contact namigreatbend@gmail.com or call 785-342-3975

May 16, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington Knights to hold benefit poker tournament

HOISINGTON - Everyone 21 years and over is invited to play in a Texas Hold'em poker tournament to raise funds for area charities. The tournament will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 North Main.

May 16, 2015 | | Local News


​Youth Bike Safety Rodeo set for May 29

Barton County children ages 5 to 12 years can have a great start to a safe summer by participating in the Bike Safety Rodeo the morning of Friday, May 29. It will be held at the small ball field on the northwest side of Brit Spaugh Park, near 22nd and Morton St.

May 16, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Barton recognizes 2014-2015 Student Ambassadors of the Year

Barton Community College has announced its 2014-15 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassador of the Year awards. Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award recognizes two outstanding student ambassadors each year. The winners this year were Jordan Tebow of Quinter and Kami Maxwell of Odin.

May 16, 2015 | | Local News


​Exceptional faculty recognized with Distinguished Instructor Awards

Five Barton Community College instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2014-2015 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

May 16, 2015 | | Local News


Irving rests sore knee, foot as Cavaliers gear up for Hawks

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has stayed off the practice court to rest his injured knee as the Cavaliers began preparing for the Eastern Conference finals against Atlanta.

May 16, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


AP Source: NFL plans to change football handling guidelines

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the NFL plans to change guidelines regarding the way footballs are handled before games.

May 16, 2015 | ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Cain, Moose power Royals past Yankees

KANSAS CITY -- Lorenzo Cain drove in a career-high five runs, Mike Moustakas had four hits and Chris Young turned in his third straight terrific start as the Royals buried the Yankees, 12-1, on Friday night in front of 34,584 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

May 16, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Fox wraps up national meet with 77

NEWTON- It was a great way for Landon Fox to close out his Barton Community College career - a birdie on his final hole.

May 16, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Marjorie Louise Barnes 1929-2015

LARNED - Marjorie Louise Barnes, 86, was called home to be with our Heavenly Father on April 26, 2015 at Diversicare, Larned.

May 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Laura Linn Knowles 1962-2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Laura Linn Knowles, 52, died peacefully at her home in Florham Park, N.J. on May 12, 2015.

May 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


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