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The big chill

Crews from Peterson Mechanical, Great Bend, unload the first of two new cooling towers at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center Wednesday, March 27. The new energy-efficient cooling towers will provide St. Rose with a modern, cost-effective system to air condition the facility.

April 04, 2013 | | Business


​Crime Stoppers offers reward for info on vandalism

Between 11 p.m. on March 28 and 2:51 a.m. on March 29, 11 mailboxes were destroyed. Five were at apartments at 2314 31st St., and six more were in the 2000 block of 32nd St. in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said each box was valued at $50, for a total loss of $550.

April 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​BCC orchestra to perform at Shafer Art Gallery

The Barton Community College Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Shafer Art Gallery.

April 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Stairs for BCC pool funded by gifts

A new set of stairs has been added to the swimming pool at Barton Community College, making the pool more accessible. The addition was funded by Barton's Silver Cougar Club and the Bill J McKown Endowment.

April 04, 2013 | | Local News


Jane Francis Hall

Jane Francis Hall, 74, died April 3 at River Bend Assisted Living Center, Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.

April 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Keith Wayne Brack

Keith Wayne Brack of Great Bend died on April 3 at his home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Janousek Funeral Home in LaCrosse.

April 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mae Weaver 1922 - 2013

Mae Weaver 91, died on April 4 at River Bend Assisted Living Center in Great Bend. Born Feb. 3, 1922, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Elmer Edward and Ellen Marie (Walking) Kepler. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. On Sept. 20, 1942, she married Robert John Weaver in Burlington. He died on July 12, 2012. A longtime Barton County Home Economist, Mrs. Weaver was a Great Bend resident since 1950, coming from Manhattan and Burlington.

April 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


'Take a Seat' to help renovate Fine Arts Auditorium

The photo cutline was updated Friday for clarification. -- ed

April 04, 2013 | | Local News


Community Choir and Barton Orchestra to present 'On Broadway'

The Central Kansas Community Choir accompanied by the Barton Community College Orchestra will present a concert themed "On Broadway" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., Great Bend. The group will perform substantial medleys from popular Broadway titles such as "Les Miserables" and "The Lion King," as well as single selections from "Porgy and Bess," the "Wizard of Oz" and more.

April 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


BCC theater to perform Kansas history drama

Barton Community College's theater department will host "Kansas Drama" at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Community Room in the Learning Resource Center. Barton theater students will perform "Settling the Kansas Territory" from the "Shared Stories of the Civil War" reader's theater project.

April 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for April 5, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

April 04, 2013 | | On the Record


The Great Debate

CLAY CENTER - Based on the results of an extensive survey conducted by The Pew Research Center, "a fierce debate is taking place" across America. What are they are talking about? Gay marriage.

April 04, 2013 | By Clint Decker | Religion


Immanuel UCC Hog Feed is Sunday

ELLINWOOD - Immanuel United Church of Christ, 701 North Fritz, Ellinwood, will hold its 10th annual hog feed from 5-7 p.m. Sunday. There will be dinner, a raffle and live entertainment.

April 04, 2013 | | Religion


Men's prayer breakfast is Saturday

There will be a men's prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at River of Life Four Square Church, 1219 Main, Great Bend. The Rev. Kevin Baxter will be speaking. All men, fathers and sons are welcome to attend.

April 04, 2013 | | Religion


Victory Church of Chase holding revival

CHASE - Victory Church of Chase, located at 104 East Carpenter St., will hold revival services next week, Monday through Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m. with snacks served. Revival services will be from 7-8 p.m.

April 04, 2013 | | Religion


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Morgan receives Bealer scholarship

The family of Ryan Joseph Bealer created a scholarship fund for Great Bend High School male graduates wishing to enter the engineering. The scholarship is ...

July 17, 2015 | | Education


New CEO appointed to lead eduKan

The new chief executive officer of the eduKan Consortium, Dr. Adam K. John, brings years of experience in higher education.

July 17, 2015 | | Education


Iran nuclear deal could drive down U.S. gas prices

BY ED FELKER AND LAUREN GARDNER

July 17, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Rural main street economy improves for July

Overall, main streets in the nation's heartland are doing better, according to the July Creighton University Rural Main Street Index report released Friday.

July 17, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan in the works

The Barton County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan steering committee has been formed and will meet for the first of five times Tuesday afternoon to ...

July 17, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


GBRC to hold adult tennis tournament

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a USTA Adult Open Tennis Tournament on Saturday, July 25th, and Sunday, July 26th. The tournament is ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Braves end season in pool play, Chiefs fall in two to Russell

It was a hot and rough Thursday for local American Legion baseball teams. Following a 9-1 loss to Andover in pool play, the Great Bend ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Rebel softball wins state title

HAYS- Great Bend's 16U Rebel softball team won the Kansas KSA Class C state championship last weekend at the state tournament in Hays. Great ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Tinseltown Talks

On August 6, thousands of sci-fi fans will invade Las Vegas for a massive four day Star Trek convention. Over a hundred Star Trek celebrities ...

July 17, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


Check It Out!

New books available for your reading entertainment!

July 17, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Art and Wine Walk Silent Auction donation to Rotary Club

On Monday, the City of Great Bend presented a donation of $1,100 to the Rotary Club of Great Bend. The money donated by the ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local News


Grassroots Art Center Workshops

The Lid Off Film Festival scheduled for Sept 25 through 27, is the inspiration for two workshops sponsored by the Grassroots Art Center.

July 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


Iran Deal or No Deal

July 17, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Senate Needs to Accept Historic Deal With Iran

You can lead a Senator to water, but you cannot make him think. Benjamin Netanyahu's bellicose bellyaching notwithstanding, getting Iran to give up its ...

July 17, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Atticus Finch Jumps The Shark???

"Sequel reveals dark side of Atticus Finch." "New book portrays Atticus Finch as a racist." "Atticus Finch fans on Twitter aghast."

July 17, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


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