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Children stepping up to help others

Heartwarming stories about people thinking of others at holiday time are surfacing in the news. Today I want to share a story about some thoughtful youngsters who are at work right in our own community. Earlier this fall I met with Cindy Warner, with the Great Bend Recreation Commission, to plan some basic sewing skills classes. The first project was to teach class participants how to construct a pillow or quilt from T-shirts. Our project in October was to make a quilt from Relay for Life shirts donated in memory of Sister Lorena who was killed in a tragic accident ...

December 15, 2012 | | Local Life


‘Kansas Forts and the Indian Wars’ to be series topic

KINSLEY – The Kansas Humanities Council recently awarded the Edwards County Historical Society and the Kinsley Library $3,397 in support of the "Kansas Military Forts and the Indian Wars" discussion series. Leo Oliva, Ph.D. will be facilitating the series with guided lectures and discussions.

December 15, 2012 | | News


William R. Rose 1929 - 2012

GREAT BEND - William R. Rose, 83, died Dec. 13, 2012 at his home in Great Bend.

December 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


James Retzlaff 1951 - 2012

HOISINGTON - James Retzlaff, 61, died Dec. 12, 2012 at Hays Medical Center.

December 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Marilyn E. Amerine 1939-2012

GREAT BEND - Marilyn E. Amerine, 73, of Great Bend, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 13, 2012 at her home in Great Bend.

December 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


OTR for Dec. 16, 2012

Barton County Sheriff

December 15, 2012 | | On the Record


KBI arrests three males suspected of meth possession, distribution

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, assisted by the Great Bend Police Department, Barton County Sheriff's Office and Ellinwood Police Department, executed three search warrants in the cities of Great Bend and Ellinwood on Thursday.

December 15, 2012 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News


LNG exports can boost U.S. economy

WASHINGTON, – American Petroleum Institute Group Director of Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito welcomed the latest Department of Energy study finding that exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) would benefit the U.S. economy:

December 15, 2012 | | Oil & Gas


Judge temporarily halts Keystone XL pipeline in Texas

HOUSTON – A Texas judge has temporarily stopped oil company TransCanada from building a pipeline designed to carry tar sands oil from Canada through eastern portions of the state to the Gulf Coast.

December 15, 2012 | BY MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


Report: African Americans, Latinos can benefit from oil, natural gas development

WASHINGTON – American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard today released a new report by IHS Global Insight showing the oil and natural gas industry is in a strong position to expand its workforce with minority employees.

December 15, 2012 | | Oil & Gas


Healthcare foundation to continue as partner of Children’s Miracle Network

William Newton Healthcare Foundation in Winfield has announced that as of Jan. 1 it will continue to serve 11 counties as a partner of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health in Wichita.

December 14, 2012 | | Business


Hope Tree

December 14, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Pie throwing

December 14, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Central Plains schools receive recognition

BUSHTON - Central Plains Elementary School received the Certificate of Recognition by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force for being in the top 60 schools in the state on the fourth grade math and reading while the fifth grade at Central Plains Middle School received it in reading.

December 14, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Representing agriculture

December 14, 2012 | | Agriculture


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Congress Playing Chicken on DHS Funding Bill

For President Obama and the unlawful immigrants he is determined to reward with work permits, social security numbers, and welfare benefits, last week was triumphant. As the congressional February 27 deadline for funding the Department of Homeland Security draws closer, insiders learn with each passing day that Obama's executive action is much more expansive than originally presented.

February 20, 2015 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


How Many More Wars?

Last week President Obama sent Congress legislation to authorize him to use force against ISIS "and associated persons and forces" anywhere in the world for the next three years. This is a blank check for the president to start as many new wars as he wishes, and it appears Congress will go along with this dangerous and costly scheme.

February 20, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Obama's Plans

February 20, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


GBHS Speech Team places 4th

At the Medicine Lodge Speech Tournament on Feb. 12, the Great Bend High School Speech Team qualified three more events to state. Becca Kay qualified to state in Original Oration by placing 2nd in the event. Hadley Murphy qualified in both Original Oration and Serious Solo Acting by placing 1st in both of the events. Sara Allen placed 6th in Original Oration and Becca Kay placed 5th Serious Solo Acting. "The team only brought four students and still placed 4th overall in sweepstakes out of 13 schools which is very impressive." stated GBHS speech coach Barbara Watson.

February 20, 2015 | | Local News


Swigart named Great Bend mortgage lender for Central National Bank

Central National Bank announced that Steven Swigart has been named home mortgage lender for the Great Bend Lending Services Office. He joins Central National Bank with seven years of banking experience.

February 20, 2015 | | Business


KU announces fall 2014 honor roll

LAWRENCE - Approximately 4,970 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2014 semester.

February 20, 2015 | | Education


Pittsburg State University releases fall honor rolls

PITTSBURG – Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify for Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6000 for all credit course work that semester and have no grade lower than a B and no grade of I in any course during the semester. To qualify for All-A Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade of A in all credit course work for the semester and have no grade of I in ...

February 20, 2015 | | Education


Lenten Luncheon: Grace Community Church

Lenten luncheon: Grace Community Church

February 19, 2015 | | Religion


​St. Mark Lutheran Church to hold Roast Beef Dinner

St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will host their annual "Roast Beef Dinner" on Sunday, March 1st in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson. The menu includes roast beef, potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and drink. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carry-out will be available.

February 19, 2015 | | Religion


Vocalist Les Lankhorst to headline Jazz Festival

The 21st annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Crest Theater, featuring jazz vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina. He will perform with the Prairie Winds Jazz Combo made up of area musicians.

February 19, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Lloyd Earl Donham

Lloyd Earl Donham, 81, died Feb. 18 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.

February 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Beth Herrmann 1955 - 2015

LARNED - Mary Beth Herrmann, 59, died on Feb. 18, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Feb. 23, 1955, in Kinsley, she was the daughter of Quentin J. and Lucy W. Tholen Herrmann. She graduated from Barton County Community College with an A.A. in Nursing and from Barclay College with a B.S. in Business Administration. A lifetime area resident, she was a Registered Nurse and Administrator at the Pawnee County Health Department.

February 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larned Briefs

Quilting Bees meet

February 19, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Lloyd Earl Donham

Lloyd Earl Donham

February 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Scholar’s Bowl qualifiers

Larned's Scholar's Bowl competed at regionals at Ulysses. Team members are from left, Lauren Zerr, Josh East, Reed Russom, Kwinter Hartshorn, Wyatt Davis and Kate Schoeder. Andale, Rose Hill and Pratt qualified for state.

February 19, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


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