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Tornado siren in southeast Great Bend out of service

The tornado warning siren at 5th and Chestnut in the southeastern part of Great Bend will be out of service until further notice, the Great Bend Police Department reported Wednesday afternoon.

June 03, 2015 | | Local News


Walking a mile in her shoes

LARNED - Staff and employees from the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (LCMHF) recently participated in Great Bend's sixth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.

June 03, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Bandits continue winning ways

RAYMORE, Mo.- The Barton Bandits 13U baseball team won their third tournament of the season last weekend at the USSSA Wounded Warrior Tournament held in Raymore, Mo. Lead by strong weekend pitching performances from Eduardo Bujanda, Townshend Kurth, and Colin Hall, the Bandits survived eight lead changes in the championship game against the Blue Valley Rampage in a 7-6 victory. A late sixth inning single by Riley Smith set up the winning run. Colin Hall followed with a single of his own to advance Smith into scoring position. Townshend Kurth's single then drove in Smith for the go ahead ...

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


CPHS’s Bieberle, Lamatsch selected to play in Saturday All Star game

BELOIT- The 30th Annual Kansas 8 Man All Star Football games will be played in Beloit on Saturday, June 6th. The Division I game will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Trojan Field on North Hersey Avenue. Pre-game will begin at 1:30 p.m. with introduction of the players.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


Hosmer, Young named Royals Player, Pitcher of the Month for May

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Kansas City Royals announced that first baseman Eric Hosmer is the Royals Majestic Player of the Month for May, while right-handed pitcher Chris Young is the club's Pitcher of the Month. The player award is determined by a combined fan and media vote, with the pitcher award voted on by local media.

June 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


Bishop Named to CFB HOF Ballot

MANHATTAN, Kan.- Former K-State great and record-setting quarterback Michael Bishop was one of 76 Football Bowl Subdivision players named to the 2016 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced today.

June 03, 2015 | KSU sports information | AP Sports


​Lorraine man dies in Ellsworth Co. accident

A Lorraine man died Tuesday as the result of a one-vehicle accident in Ellsworth County.

June 03, 2015 | | Local News


Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (67-15, 12-3) vs. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (53-29, 12-2).

June 03, 2015 | Brian Mahoney/FOXSPORTS.COM | AP Sports


Royals’ bats can’t connect in loss to Indians

KANSAS CITY- Michael Brantley singled to center to drive in Jason Kipnis with two out in the eighth inning and the Indians won their third straight and fifth in six games with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night over the suddenly reeling Royals.

June 03, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


These kids aren’t in trouble

If you see local youth being hauled around Friday and Friday, June 12, in police cars or in the back of ambulances it is not because they are in trouble with the law or injured in an accident, said Jefferson Davis, Great Bend Police Department School liaison officer.

June 03, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Nicholson installed as KFDA President

Bill Nicholson of Hoisington was recently installed as President of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the KFDA Convention held May 11-13, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka.

June 03, 2015 | | Business


41st annual Kansas bicycle tour

The 41st year of the largest bicycling event in Kansas historya 505-mile ride across the State begins on Saturday. BIKING ACROSS KANSAS is an eight-day tour originating at the Kansas-Colorado line with a route consisting of close to 900 bicyclists and support staff.

June 03, 2015 | | Local News


Danceography celebrates grand opening with ribbon cutting

Laura Klima has been dancing since she was a little girl. But recently, she learned the fulfillment that comes from sharing her passion with others. Klima opened Danceography in time for fall enrollment in 2014, and has seen tremendous growth since then. "I've been dancing since I was 2 years old and could never get enough of it. It's my number one passion in life," Klima says. "After teaching dance to young girls for a few weeks for the Hoisington Recreation Commission, I quickly realized this was something I wanted to do full time."

June 03, 2015 | | Business


The Life of an Aging Baby Boomer

Population scientists describe the Baby Boom generation as anybody born between the years 1946 and 1964. Which means the youngest of the Baby Boomers turned 50 last year, and the oldest will turn 70 next year, which is just so wrong. We Boomers are the architects of the youth culture. We invented young people for crum's sakes. We're the Pepsi Generation... that had a minor fling with Coke.

June 03, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


My Presidential Campaign

Today I am announcing my candidacy for the Republican Party's nomination for President of the United States of America. You might justifiably point out that I-a Democrat-would be an odd choice to lead the Republican ticket. To these naysayers, I counter that by adding me to the field, Republicans would have enough candidates to field two complete football teams. This way, Bobby Jindal gets to play, too.

June 03, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


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Special Needs Calendar

Monday

June 21, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

June 21, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

June 21, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428 Summer Menu

USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Park, and Riley Elementary Schools. The program will run from June 1 through June 25, (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3.50 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.

June 21, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Monday

June 21, 2015 | | Club News


Happy Father's Day

June 21, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Local leaders complete 2015 Leadership Workshop

25 participants left the 2015 Leadership Workshop with inspiration and knowledge on what it takes to be an active volunteer and successful business person. The Barton County Young Professionals Leadership Team organized the "Paving the Path to Success" event on Wednesday, June 17 at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.

June 21, 2015 | | Business


Bernie Schneider Linenberger

Bernie Schneider Linenberger will celebrate her 90th birthday in June with a card shower.

June 21, 2015 | | Birthdays


Williams baby boy

Brett and Kaley Williams of Parkville, Mo. announce the birth of their son Charles Joseph Williams on March 10, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20 3/4 in. long.

June 21, 2015 | | Births


Dale Burroughs 80th

Dale Burroughs of Ellinwood will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 27, at the upstairs room of The Lone Wolf Restaurant, 108 East 1st Street, in Ellinwood. The event will be hosted by his children and their spouses David and Pam Burroughs of Wichita and Dana and Jerry Pfanenstiel of Scott City. He has five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

June 21, 2015 | | Birthdays


Alfred “Al” Steinert 90th

Alfred "Al" Steinert will celebrate his 90th birthday on June 20, with a card shower.

June 21, 2015 | | Birthdays


Stukey 45th

Morris and Joyce Stukey will celebrate their 45th anniversary on June 20 with a card shower.

June 21, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Summertime moth brigade

It seems like only yesterday when I raced my buddies down the red-carpeted ramp of the Pix Theater in Hoxie trying to nail down those good seats. You know the ones I'm talking about – those in the front row where tennis shoes could be heard latching into congealed soda from the earlier matinee.

June 21, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


The Price of Change

Advancements in technology have arguably caused life to move at a much faster pace than it did even a decade ago. The speed at which change takes place today is phenomenal. While these advancements have brought about marvelous positive changes and benefits, they can inadvertently have equally dramatic and damaging negative effects.

June 21, 2015 | Steve Nelson, NRCS Soil Conservation Technician | Agriculture


Rayna Karst named to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s List at Emporia State University

Rayna Karst, an Emporia State University English major from Rush Center has been named to the dean's list for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Nearly 500 students were named to dean's lists for the spring 2015 semester.

June 21, 2015 | | Education


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