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Hein 40th

John and Julie Hein will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Oct. 15. The couple was married on Oct. 15, 1972, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. John is retired from Dillon's after 36 years and Julie is retired from Landmark National Bank after 27 years. The couple has a daughter and son-in-law, Joelle and Jay Jacobs; and two grandchildren, Jensen and Jozie. They will celebrate the occasion with a family dinner in November.

October 14, 2012 | | Anniversaries


Anna Lee Habiger 90th

Anna Lee Habiger of Bushton will celebrate her 90th birthday on Oct. 20 with a family dinner and a card shower.

October 14, 2012 | | Birthdays


Jerry Desmarteau 80th

Jerry Desmarteau will celebrate his 80th birthday on Oct. 20 with a Come and Go reception from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Carl Soden Recreation Center Burnside Room. No gifts are requested.

October 14, 2012 | | Birthdays


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for November

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.

October 14, 2012 | | Local News


Barton Community College Foundation offers scholarships

The Barton Community College Foundation presents scholarships each year from funds received through its fundraising events, endowments and annual scholarship gifts. For the 2012-13 academic year, the Foundation has selected the following students for scholarship offers:

October 14, 2012 | | Education


Unexpected Agricultural Inputs

You may have noticed farmers in their fields applying anhydrous ammonia and other fertilizers or herbicides getting ready to plant wheat. Economists speak of inputs as land, labor, capital, and management. Farmers and ranchers are all too aware of and concerned about the increasing cost of the inputs necessary to produce food, fiber, and fuel. They are even more aware of the consequences of not obtaining the proper inputs and input combinations in agricultural production. One of those isn't often thought of when considering the resources necessary for production in agriculture but in many ways it matters most – management ...

October 14, 2012 | | Agriculture


Keeping your identity to yourself

Last year nearly 12 million Americans fell victim to identity thieves. The bad credit ratings that those victims were left with could potentially harm them for years to come. Identity theft can be costly and may be a nightmare to contend with. Consumers are not, however, powerless in their efforts to thwart scammers out to swipe their identities. There is a simple, effective way to decrease the odds that you will be among those who are hit by these scammers: shredding sensitive documents before discarding them.

October 14, 2012 | | Business


The Benghazi Story

October 14, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Tigers take 1-0 series lead in 12th inning

NEW YORK (AP) - The Detroit Tigers took the lead on Delmon Young's ringing double in the 12th inning. Then came the blow that really staggered the New York Yankees.

October 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Cougars crush Eagles, 46-0

HEALY - The Otis-Bison High School football team shut down Western Plains on Friday night.

October 13, 2012 | | Prep Sports


No. 6 Wildcats hold off Cyclones

AMES, Iowa - Kansas State's offense is at its best when quarterback Collin Klein has the ball in his hands as much as possible.

October 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Texas Tech upsets No. 5 West Virginia

LUBBOCK, Texas - Seth Doege passed for six touchdowns and a career-high 504 yards while Texas Tech's defense shut down Geno Smith and No. 5 West Virginia as the Red Raiders upset the Mountaineers 49-14 on Saturday.

October 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Moyers advances to medal rounds

TOPEKA - Great Bend High School freshman Macy Moyers advanced to today's medal rounds of the Class 5A state tennis tournament.

October 13, 2012 | | Prep Sports


McVay/Schartz, Francis are eliminated at Class 5A state meet

TOPEKA - On the biggest stage in Class 5A tennis - the state tournament - it was a tough day against stiff competition for Great Bend High School's youthful tennis team on Friday at Kossover Tennis Center.

October 13, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Oklahoma beats Texas

DALLAS - Damien Williams broke off a 95-yard touchdown run for the longest rush in Red River Rivalry history, Blake Bell powered his way in for four TDs and No. 13 Oklahoma got its second straight blowout of No. 15 Texas, winning 63-21 on Saturday afternoon.

October 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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KSU holds on late to beat No. 22 Baylor

MANHATTAN (AP) - Nino Williams possess an old man's game. He loves to shoot baseline jumpers, prefers layups to dunks. The next time he takes a 3-pointer might just be the first.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Hoisington wrestlers sweep duals at Stafford

STAFFORD - Hoisington High, ranked third in Class 3A, swept the Stafford High dual competition with a 4-0 record to stay unbeaten in dual matches. Hoisington defeated Bluestem, 70-7; Chaparral 65-6; Lincoln 76-6 and Nickerson 74-3.

January 17, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Citrus fruit arrives

The Indian River citrus fruit will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Jan. 18-19, at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. Extra navel oranges, pink grapefruit, tangelos, and Georgia pecans will be available. For information call 620-791-7314.

January 17, 2015 | | Local News


​William Francis “Bill” Maneth 1933 - 2015

William Francis "Bill" Maneth, 81, died Jan. 16, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 13, 1933, at Great Bend, the son of William Leo and Mary Teresa (Mauler) Maneth. He married Kay Ellen Dorfshaffer Aug. 24, 1957, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Great Bend. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he worked for various retail firms around Great Bend as a counter parts man, retiring from Great Bend Farm Equipment in 1996.

January 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Joan Charles 1930 - 2015

Joan Charles, 84, died Jan. 5, 2015, at her home in Great Bend. She was born Dec. 2, 1930, at Oswego, the daughter of Clyde and Evelyn (Claxton) Morain. She was a butcher at Don's Food Mart, Great Bend. Ms. Charles was a long-time Great Bend resident, also residing in McKinney, Texas, and Hutchinson.

January 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Lora Belle (Tammen) Renz 1935 - 2015

CABIN JOHN, Md. - Lora Belle Renz passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Holy Cross Hospital in Maryland. She was born April 19, 1935, at St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend, to Arthur and Bessie (Nordman) Tammen of Albert. She grew up on a farm south of Albert and attended District II Country School.

January 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Central Plains students donate to food program

HOLYROOD - Keeping in mind the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Central Plains Elementary School students in Holyrood were asked to bring their loose change to donate to the Kansas Food Bank to help fund the Food 4 Kids backpack program.

January 17, 2015 | | Local News


​Sunflower and First Western Financial terminate merger agreement

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial Inc. and Colorado-based First Western Financial Inc. announced Friday the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.

January 17, 2015 | | Business


Garden Club learns history and future of Great Bend’s Argonne Forest

At their January meeting, 15 members of Great Bend Garden Club received a wealth of information about the work of a small group of people working hard for the betterment of Great Bend. Garden Club member Toni Rice is also a member of the Great Bend Tree Board and during her recent program Toni enthusiastically told the history of the Tree Board and of Great Bend's status as a Tree City USA.

January 17, 2015 | | Local News


​Cheyenne Bottoms documentary to be shown at Wetlands Center

HAYS - "The Waters of Kansas - Cheyenne Bottoms," the first film in a series of short documentaries on water in Kansas by the Kansas Natural Resource Council, will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156.

January 17, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Ellinwood Soup Sampler to benefit scholarship fund

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a soup sampler from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St. Several varieties of soup will be available to sample. Meal includes dessert and drink.

January 17, 2015 | | Local News


Two arrested after pursuit

Two adult males under age 21 were arrested Thursday night after a police pursuit in the city of Great Bend.

January 17, 2015 | | News


OTR for Jan. 17-18, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 17, 2015 | | On the Record


Communities work to slow expansion of crude oil moved by rail

BY CURTIS TATE

January 17, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Oil taxes tempt recession-scarred U.S. states as prices plummet

BY MARK NIQUETTE and

January 17, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


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