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Local American Family Agency earns top honor

MADISON, Wis. –The Rhonda Knudson Agency, an American Family Insurance agent and her outstanding team in Great Bend, Kansas, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

March 13, 2015 | | Business


State Basketball Tournament Update

CLASS 6A BOYS

March 12, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Advanced Hunter Education class offered

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will cosponsor a Kansas Advanced Hunter Education class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the Great Bend Police Training Facility, 995 K Ave.

March 12, 2015 | | Local News


Roy Titsworth to speak at Aglow Lighthouse

Roy Titsworth will be the guest speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse, on Saturday, March 14, at Perkins restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time begins at 9 a.m., with the meeting at 9:30. It is open to everyone.

March 12, 2015 | | Religion


Family nurse practitioner joins St. Rose Health Center

Maggie Myers has been caring for patients for only a short time at St. Rose Health Center and already she has treated a wide range of conditions.

March 12, 2015 | | Business


Students gather to celebrate their Christian and Jewish heritage

ELLINWOOD - St. Joseph High School Parish School of Religion (PSR) students, Fr. John Forkuoh, PSR sponsors Raechel Manley and Sean O'Neill, and guests held a traditional Seder meal, otherwise know as a Passover meal, on March 1 at St. Joseph Rectory in Ellinwood.

March 12, 2015 | | Religion


Lenten Luncheon: Foundry Methodist

Foundry Methodist Church, 5401 Broadway Ave., will be the host site for the next Lenten Luncheon, a noon Wednesday, March 18. A meal is served at noon (not earlier) and the meeting ends at 1 p.m. A freewill offering is suggested to defray the expenses of the host congregation. Host pastors at Foundry Methodist are Kevin and Jana Baxter. The speaker will be Sister Andre Kravec, O.P., a Dominican Sister ministering in the Catholic churches in Claflin and Odin.

March 12, 2015 | | Religion


​Lewis wins precinct vote to replace Dannehobm

PRATT - Precinct committee men and women of the 113th Kansas House District met Thursday night and elected Greg Lewis (R-St. John) to complete the term of former House member Basil Dannebohm.

March 12, 2015 | | News


Joseph F. Bunk 1947 - 2015

WICHITA - Joseph F. Bunk, 67, passed away Feb. 28, 2015. He was born July 14, 1947, in Great Bend, to Maurice and Mary (Kaechele) Bunk of Hoisington. In 1965, Joe graduated from Hoisington High School. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, he attended Kansas State University and graduated with a master's degree in Business Administration and Accounting.

March 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michele Lynn Popp 1953 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Michele Lynn Popp, 61, of Sedalia, Mo., passed away March 11, 2015, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Mo. Born Aug. 11, 1953, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Eugene A. and Bobett T. Lott Beran. On June 1, 1974, she was united in marriage to Larry D. Popp, in Odin. Her life centered around her family. She also enjoyed cooking and sewing.

March 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Norman John Klepper 1919 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Norman John Klepper, 95, died March 11, 2015, at Ellinwood District Hospital. He was born at his home in rural Ellinwood on June 23, 1919, to John and Mae (Arnsdorf) Klepper. Norman was a lifetime resident of Ellinwood, also living in Garfield for eight years. He attended Sts. Peter & Paul Grade School and was an Ellinwood High School graduate. He married Anna Musenberg on Nov. 6, 1946, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church. She died on July 4, 1972. He later married June Hammer on Nov. 27, 1981, at St. Joseph's Church. She died May 6, 2011. Norman was ...

March 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


State seeks national designation for Ark River

TOPEKA – Following on the success of the Kansas River being named a national water trail by the National Park Service in July 2012, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism wants the same designation for a portion of the Arkansas River in Kansas, including near Great Bend.

March 12, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


OTR for March 13, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 12, 2015 | | On the Record


The Glow Remains

SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE

March 12, 2015 | | Local News


Education cuts

March 12, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


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To green or not to green?

Caring for the environment used to be tough duty. However, during the last couple of decades, it's become a marketing opportunity.

March 15, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Sauber — Danahy

Michael and Diane Sauber announce the engagement of their daughter Monica Katherine Sauber to Nicholas Edward Danahy, son of Timothy and Vickie Danahy.

March 15, 2015 | | Engagements


Kenyon — Heller

Roger and Linda Kenyon of Otis announce the engagement of their daughter Kara Susann Kenyon of Salina to Jeffrey Lynn Heller of Salina, son of Robert and Mary Lou Heller of Beloit.

March 15, 2015 | | Engagements


Olivier baby boy

Trenton and Kala Olivier announce the birth of their son Cade Mac Olivier on Jan. 29, in Emporia. He weighed 7 lbs 3 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a big brother, 22 month old Cole Michael Olivier.

March 15, 2015 | | Births


Dr. Edward L. “Dusty” Jones 80th

Dr. Edward L. "Dusty" Jones will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 21, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, in the Fellowship Hall. Friends, family and associates are invited to attend.

March 15, 2015 | | Birthdays


Snell — Key

Tom and Jolene Snell of Ellinwood and Larry and Lynda Gass of Wichita announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyson Snell, to Alex Key, son of Randy and Spring Key of Jasper, Ala.

March 15, 2015 | | Engagements


Dixie Hejny 80th

Dixie Hejny of Great Bend will celebrate her 80th birthday with a surprise party from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 21, at Pizza Hut on Main Street in Great Bend. Host for the party will be her husband Blackie Hejny.

March 15, 2015 | | Birthdays


Dr. Mike Allison announces candidacy

Dr. Mike Allison announces his candidacy for Mayor of Great Bend.

March 15, 2015 | | Local News


4-H Day is annual event

4-H Day is an annual event in each county in Kansas. It gives 4-H members an opportunity to share their talents in public speaking, music and talent. Barton County 4-H Day is an event equally as important as the county fair!

March 15, 2015 | | Local Life


SpringDance 2015 coming to McCain Auditorium March 27-28

Kansas State University's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents SpringDance 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, in McCain Auditorium.

March 15, 2015 | | Education


Children Act Fast; So Do Poisons

In a few short months our youngest grandson will be mobile and that means we will need to child proof certain areas of our home. Children should be curious, but curiosity can turn dangerous if kids are getting under the kitchen sink or into the medicine cabinet where hazardous chemicals and adult medicines are kept. In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, I want to use my column space today to remind you about storing hazardous materials out of a child's reach.

March 15, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Wayne Henneke for City Council Ward 2

My work experience in city government stretches from 1974 – 2012. I retired December 2012 after working as City Clerk/Finance Director for Great Bend. After retiring I was elected to the Great Bend City Council April, 2013. With my 38 years working in Governmental Finance and providing information to the City Councils and attending the City Council meetings over this period of time, it has given me a solid background in the workings of a city. During my tenure with the city I worked closely with the zoo director in the development of the zoo to meet AZA Requirements. With ...

March 15, 2015 | | Local News


Sunshine week

March 15, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Barton County 4-H travels to Ellis County Air Rifle Match

On Saturday 10 4H'ers from Barton County traveled to Hays to compete in the Ellis County 4H Air Rifle Match. Not only was the weather very good but so were their results.

March 15, 2015 | | Club News


Glenna Achatz named to Coldwell Banker® International President’s Premier

Glenna Achatz, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has qualified to join the company's International President's Elite. This prestigious membership is awarded to the TOP 1 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

March 15, 2015 | | Business


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