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Wilbur Dean Dirks 1928-2012

LARNED - Wilbur Dean Dirks, 84, passed away Nov. 22 at his home in Larned. He was born March 7, 1928 in Pawnee County, the son of John Jacob Dirks and Anna Marie George. He was a resident of both Larned and Wichita. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Larned and attended Evangel Assembly of God, Wichita.

November 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


​Dennis Dale Michel 1948 - 2012

BROWNELL - Dennis Dale Michel, 64, died Nov. 22, 2012 at Ness County Hospital, Ness City, to join God's Thanksgiving feast, after his long three year battle with peritoneal mesothelioma cancer. He was born June 3, 1948 in Great Bend, the son of Walter and Fern (Keatley) Michel. Dennis was a lifetime resident of Ness County and was proud of his heritage, coming from an 1867 century farm in Ness County.

November 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Model trains displayed

Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will have a model train display at Waters True Value from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, and again on Dec. 1. Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy the model railroad.

November 23, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Dwight Murray Jr. 1936 - 2012

CHOCTAW, Okla. -- Dwight Murray Jr., 75, died Nov. 12. He was born Dec. 16, 1936, at Winfield, the son of Dwight Everett and Doris Violet (Prouty) Murray. He retired from Northern Gas Products in Bushton after 35 years of service.

November 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Wilbur Dean Dirks

LARNED -- Wilbur Dean Dirks, 84, passed away Nov. 22, at his home, Larned.

November 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Jobs that don’t exist yet

This past Tuesday at the regular meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, members of the various advisory boards assisting the various technical programs spoke to the Trustees. They discussed their service on the appropriate advisory board, how programs at Barton have benefitted their industry, and what they saw as the future needs in their area. Agriculture was well represented by Andrew Murphy from ILS and Marvin Rose from the Great Bend Coop. With their input both the crop and livestock aspects of agriculture were represented.

November 23, 2012 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture


A friend of 4-H

What does it take to be named a "Friend of 4-H". There are many, many people who share their time and talent with the 4-H program.

November 23, 2012 | BY BURNY UNRUH | Local Life


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. On the agenda is the Superintendent's evaluation.

November 23, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Retailers expect solid holiday growth

With the passing of Grey Thursday and Black Friday, and the coming of Cyber Monday, the 2012 holiday shopping season is in full swing.

November 23, 2012 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Christmas Comes Early

November 23, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Googling Obama’s Reelection

President Obama's reelection was a triumph of Big Data, technological innovation, and precision targeting over the usual gravity of an incumbent president with a record of economic failure. This was facilitated by largest data trove in the world, Google, lending talent, expertise, and quite possibly data to the cause. Now Google CEO Eric Schmidt is being rumored as a potential Commerce Secretary or even Treasury Secretary – the top economic policy position – in Obama's second term. That's probably far-fetched, but the close relationship between the administration and Google deserves scrutiny.

November 23, 2012 | | Columnists


Thanksgiving Blessings, 2012

Seriously? Both political parties talking pre-emptive smack barely a week after the election. Partisan politics? Again? So soon? Not even time to catch our breath? For crum's sakes, give it a rest, you guys. Besides, shouldn't you be out on recess? After all, it's Thanksgiving. Yes. Already. The earliest Thanksgiving possible. That's what happens when November first is on a Thursday. Merchants are dancing the happy dance. Shoppers too. Retail workers, not so much. Black Friday Creep seems destined to devour Halloween.

November 22, 2012 | | Columnists


Why I’m Thankful in 2012

The older I get, the more I realize the importance of the little things that are right in front of me to appreciate all year long. So, once again, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, this uniquely American holiday, here is the list of blessings for which I am thankful in 2012.

November 22, 2012 | | Columnists


Hospital adds new PA

HOISINGTON - Kristin Ohnmacht, certified physicians assistant ,joins Clara Barton Hospital's physician team. Ohnmacht is a certified physician assistant.

November 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


DARE

November 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


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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


Larned's Aldrich is 3-point champion

Larned High's Ally Aldrich won the 3-point contest at the Pratt Tournament.

February 19, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


State Piano qualifier

Larned's Brittany Butler qualified for State Piano Festival Feb. 21 at Wichita State University.

February 19, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


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