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Cerv's recognizes students

Cerv's Conoco and Convenience Stores has a mission statement: Accomplish extraordinary feats by doing ordinary things with extraordinary consistency, commitment and focus. To practice their mission of doing the extraordinary they recently recognized high school students who exemplify the extraordinary also. These students exemplify hard work, dedication, team work, sacrifice, endurance, commitment, and an overall upbeat positive attitude on and off the basketball court. Cerv's presented a $250 check in the name of the students as a way to recognize and encourage outstanding students and give back to our local schools. Russ Pfannenstiel, owner, said "I wanted to ...

March 27, 2011 | | Education


Twila Bowsher 80th

Twila Bowsher will celebrate her 80th birthday on April 29 with a card shower.

March 27, 2011 | | Birthdays


Winter 2011 - what happened?

Now that spring is finally here, it is time to assess what may have happened, what it means, and make plans for the coming crop year. Conditions in the area were not helpful in planting and establishing winter wheat. While the weather contributed to a rapid, timely harvest of fall crops, dry conditions led to uneven wheat stands, overall poor fall growth, and in many cases delayed wheat emergence and tillering. Wheat was further stressed by several periods of extreme cold accompanied by strong winds and relatively little or no snow cover. In between were periods of warm windy weather ...

March 27, 2011 | | Agriculture


McPherson 60th

Mr. and Mrs. Brock McPherson of Great Bend celebrated their 60th anniversary on March 25 with a family dinner.

March 27, 2011 | | Anniversaries


Steinert — Engle

Dennis and Jane Steinert of Galatia announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristine Nicole Steinert, to Cody James Engle, son of Ryan and Rita Engle of Shawnee and Bill and Jackie Cook of Great Bend.

March 27, 2011 | | Engagements


Farm Bureau President's Conference

Jerry Morgenstern and his wife recently attended the Farm Bureau President's Conference in Washington D.C.. The Morgensterns learned that Barton County Farm Bureau has an outstanding reputation of fulfilling the Mission Statement of Farm Bureau and meeting the goals of the County Association among leaders not only on the State level but through out the Nation.

March 27, 2011 | | Agriculture


Carter — Ellis

Lonnie and Joyce Carter of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cayci Carter, to Luke Ellis, son of Leslie and Lois Ellis of Downs, currently residing in Stockton.

March 27, 2011 | | Engagements


Barton County 4H’ers compete in Pawnee County Air Rifle Competition

On Saturday, March 19 kids in the Barton County 4H Shooting Sports project traveled to Pawnee County to compete in the annual Pawnee County Shootout air rifle competition.

March 27, 2011 | | Club News


Esther Cromwell 85th

Esther Cromwell will celebrate her 85th birthday with a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on April 3 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. Hosts for the evening will be her daughters and son-in-laws, Shirley and Darrell Sigler, Connie and John Gilzinger and Barbara and David Janway.

March 27, 2011 | | Birthdays


Karate students promoted at Great Bends Cobra Kai Martial Arts Center

On March 17 the Cobra Kai Martial Arts Center promoted five junior students and eight adults at their normal scheduled Tuesday night meeting. Belts were awarded by Sensei Ben Shumate and Sempi Doug Parks.

March 27, 2011 | | Business


Hitschmann 60th

Everett and Margaret Hitschmann will celebrate their 60th anniversary on April 2 with a family dinner hosted by their children.

March 27, 2011 | | Anniversaries


Local student receives K-State Scholarship

Kade Ensley, a senior at Great Bend High School, was awarded Kansas State University's Foundation Scholarship during ceremonies March 4 at K-State. April Mason, provost and senior vice president, presented the award.

March 27, 2011 | | Education


Garden Club

Eighteen members of the Great Bend Garden Club met on March 17 at the county extension office.

March 27, 2011 | | Club News


13th Annual Curves Food Drive Kicks Off in April

During the month of April, Curves of Great Bend will participate in the 13th Annual Curves Food Drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit their local food bank. Current members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food are eligible to receive a Curves reusable Food Drive grocery bag. And, from April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate a bag of non-perishable food or make a minimum donation of $30.

March 27, 2011 | | Business


American Family Insurance names Frank Callahan Kansas Agent of the Year

Agent Frank Callahan of Larned has been named Kansas Agent of the Year by American Family Insurance. He received the honor for outstanding sales of American Family insurance products during 2010.

March 27, 2011 | | Business


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Pony Panic In The Mountains

After four AFC West titles and a 49-22 record, the Ponies of Denver have bucked off John Fox. Really? Because the Broncos could not beat another team with an equine mascot, the Indianapolis Colts? A younger, friskier bunch, these Colts forced general manager John Elway to part ways in the saddle with one of their most successful coaches in their mountaintop football history.

January 15, 2015 | | Sports


Can I see some ID?

God Bless America and how's everybody?

January 15, 2015 | Can I see some ID? | Columnists


Great Bend High School bowling results

Both the Great Bend boys and girls bowling teams started off their 2015 WAC seasons with home wins against the visiting Dodge City Red Demons. The Panther boys dominated the entire match as they earned all 11 points possible in the contest. The Panthers were led by senior Jeff Meitler who had an exceptional day. The senior captain for the Panthers rolled games of 200 - 278 – 265 in route to a first place finish with a 743 series. Senior Matt Black captured 2nd place honors by rolling a 610 series. The panthers outscored the visiting Demons 2460 – 2067. In bakers ...

January 15, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Bend Middle School basketball results

Great Bend Middle School basketball results vs Hays on Jan. 12.

January 15, 2015 | | Local Sports


Carter scores 25, No. 13 Wichita St beats Southern Illinois

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The only thing that stopped Darius Carter was a stray forearm.

January 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Tickets available for Valentine’s Day fundraiser

Habitat for Humanity has made a name for itself by hosting an annual dinner theater known as Barton County's Got Talent every year since 2010. However, several factors have led the nonprofit organization's board to take a new direction for this year.

January 14, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


OTR for Jan. 15, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 14, 2015 | | On the Record


St. John’s Wade nominated as McDonald’s All American

WICHITA – McDonald's announced the 823 high school seniors who have been nominated to play in the 2015 McDonald's All American Games, including Dean Wade of St. John. This year's list includes players from 47 states and the District of Columbia who have been selected by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee.

January 14, 2015 | | Sports


Thinking schools: From Mississippi to Malaysia, a mold-breaking model is helping kids learn to think

When Hurricane Katrina wiped out the schools in Pass Christian, Mississippi, in 2005, nearly all the textbooks and chalkboards were gone. A rural and impoverished community on Mississippi's Gulf Coast, the town awoke from the hurricane nightmare to find that only one of its four schools was salvageable.

January 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Trending Topics


Hundreds rally in support of Atlanta fire chief sacked for expressing religious views

Hundreds of people rallied at the Georgia Capitol Tuesday to support Kelvin Cochran, a longtime fire official dismissed from his Atlanta post after publishing a book, citing his Christian views, that was critical of homosexuality.

January 14, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Trending Topics


Grandpa's gesture comes in handy after all of these years

I had high hopes for today, I really did.

January 14, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Trending Topics


Cougars rebounds with big win over Seward

The Jayhawk Conference only uses Monday's for some spot games and makeup games as a playing date for basketball. The Barton Community College men's basketball team might want to petition to make it a regular playing day.

January 14, 2015 | | Community College


Northwest Concepts Inc. project

Northwest Concepts, Inc., headquartered in Belgrade, Mont., invests in commercial and mixed use holdings across the United States. They purchase, renovate, and hire professional local management to lease and maintain their Real Estate holdings that are specifically located in Downtown Main Street markets. The company "generally" targets properties in markets that have a strong base of revenue in one or more of the following categories...agricultural, commodities (oil), recreational/resort areas, or business and technology driven areas.

January 14, 2015 | | Business


Keep skakting in Kilby Square

Dear Editor,

January 14, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Hot-shooting Seward hands Barton women third straight loss

Going toe-to-toe with the No. 8 team in the nation is a tough enough task. When that same team shots a sizzling 74 percent in the first half that task becomes enormous.

January 14, 2015 | | Local Sports


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