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NAMI to hold family event

The local chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness will hold a bake sale and family-fun day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the north end of Brit Spaugh Park in Great Bend. The event will also include a barbecue meal for $5, dunk tank, snow cones and other activities.

August 16, 2015 | | Local News


Make mine water -- nature’s coolant

We're locked in the Dog Days of summer and the humidity is rolling through the roof. If the first few days of August are any indication, this summer may continue well into September. And while some don't venture outdoors much except on weekends, for many outdoor work continues as usual.

August 16, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Bender/Brack family reunion

All nine children of Elsena Bender and the late Hubert Bender met in Great Bend, Aug. 1, for a Bender/Brack family reunion. In 1965, a plane crash took the lives of Marvin and Thelma Brack so the Benders took in their five nieces and nephews and raised them along with their own four daughters. The family was celebrating the last 50 years that they have been together as one family. The nine children, along with spouses, children and grandchildren brought together almost 50 people for the weekend.

August 16, 2015 | | Reunions


GBHS Class of 1980 reunion meeting

GBHS Class of 1980 will be holding their 35th reunion on Friday and Saturday evenings on Sept. 4 and 5. Visit www.gbhsclassof1980.com for details. You can also contact Kathy Penka at kathy.penka@gmail.com or 913.530.9113. Classes of 1979 and 1981 are also welcome to attend. Please rsvp.

August 16, 2015 | | Reunions


Christiansen family reunion

The annual Christiansen Family reunion was held on Aug. 8, at the Larned Community Center. The attendees were descendants of August and Pruella Christiansen, the family farm was southeast of Great Bend, in Barton County.

August 16, 2015 | | Reunions


Koch to perform in Tokyo

Dr. Nathan Koch, Associate Professor of Bassoon at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, will be attending the International Double Reed Society conference in Tokyo, Japan. The conference is held each year at different locations around the world to promote the double reed woodwinds, primarily oboes and bassoons.

August 16, 2015 | | Business


Eric Schoendaler graduates from Agricultural Lending School

Eric Schoendaler, Loan Officer, for First Kansas Bank in Hoisington, graduated from the 2015 Agricultural Lending School in Topeka. The Agricultural Lending School is sponsored jointly by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations.

August 16, 2015 | | Business


Aaron Andrews joins Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate has announced the appointment of Aaron Andrews as a new full time Sales Associate, according to Roger Sell, President.

August 16, 2015 | | Business


Fall Crop Seminar Planned Aug. 26 in Hays

Kansas State University's Agricultural Research Center-Hays is hosting its Fall Crop Seminar Aug. 26, in the auditorium at the center, located at 1232 240th Ave. in Hays.

August 16, 2015 | | Agriculture


Smart Watering

Keeping enough moisture on flower or vegetable gardens this summer hasn't been as stressful as in years past thanks to the intermittent rain showers. But, if you missed out on some of those rains a garden needs an efficient or smart watering system and the Barton County Conservation District can help you out.

August 16, 2015 | | Agriculture


CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions employees attain ASPPA designation

Albert Strobel and Marge McGee of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QPA (Qualified Pension Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam, the Advanced Topics (DC-3) exam, and the Administrative Issues of Defined Benefit Plans (DB) exam.

August 16, 2015 | | Business


K-State Southwest Field Day will include field tours, seminars and ag product displays

Kansas State University's Southwest Research-Extension Center will host Field Day 2015 on Thursday, Aug. 27. The day starts with registration, coffee and donuts from 8 to 9:15 a.m. and features field tours, seminars and agricultural product displays.

August 16, 2015 | | Agriculture


Preparing For The 2016 Wheat Crop – Variety Selection

The last but certainly not the least consideration of wheat producers is variety selection. Before discussing the topic, please make a note of the following webpages for information on wheat varieties.

August 16, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


The Kansas Authors Club, District 6 meeting

The Kansas Authors Club, District 6 will hold it's semi-annual meeting at 1 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Great Bend Library.

August 16, 2015 | | Club News


GBHS FFA officers attend convention

August 16, 2015 | | Education


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Let’s fill that bus!

LARNED - It's that time of year again! Every year the United Way of Central Kansas hosts multiple Stuff the Bus events in order to ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Briefs

Country Living will

August 18, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Chadd named assistant GM for Detroit

David Chadd's climb up the Detroit Tigers organization took another step recently when he was named the assistant General Manager of the MLB team.

August 18, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Cougar women look to crack the elites in the Jayhawk Conference

Last season the Jayhawk Conference had clear-cut, top three teams. Hutchinson, Butler and Johnson County handled the rest of the conference.

August 18, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


​Allen M. Juergensen 1936 - 2015

Allen M. Juergensen, 79, died Aug. 17, 2015, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born July 18, 1936, in Sagerton, Texas, he was ...

August 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for August 18, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 18, 2015 | | On the Record


World War II warbird joins the team

Another warbird will be on the flight deck at the Great Bend Airport Airfest, Sept. 18-20.

August 18, 2015 | | Local News


Dynamic duo

Central Plains coach Chris Steiner was a player for some of Greg Webb's great Claflin teams in the early 90s and embraced the smashmouth ...

August 18, 2015 | Conor Nicholl, Kansas Pregame | Prep Sports


Yost: KC fans more vocal than Cards

KANSAS CITY- What a difference a year has made at Kauffman Stadium. It was almost a year ago here that Royals outfielder Alex Gordon hit ...

August 18, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Clown Limo

August 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


More Democrats Promising Free Stuff

Democrat Bernie Sanders has hit upon a popular theme for his presidential campaign: "Free Stuff for Voters!" Martin O'Malley and Hillary Clinton have hitched ...

August 18, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Trump Pulls No Tweets

Much as we would like to, many of us find Donald Trump difficult to ignore, as he dominates debates, news coverage and early polls. Easily ...

August 18, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Perseid Meteor Shower viewing

Dear Editor,

August 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Allyn David Swalley 1961 - 2015

LYONS - Allyn David Swalley, 53, died Aug. 15, 2015 in Lyons. He was born Sept. 13, 1961 in Lyons.

August 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Randall Lugene “Randy” Ritter 1953 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Randall Lugene "Randy" Ritter, 62, died Aug. 13, 2015, at his mother's home in Great Bend. Born June 6, 1953, in Hoisington, he ...

August 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


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