Emotions eventually fizzle and memories gradually fade. In an effort to maintain some potency and longevity with these fleeting elements of human nature, Barton psychology instructor Rick Bealer has donated a cougar statue to the college "In loving memory of his son, Ryan J. Bealer," who passed away in 2011.
Booked April 29 Jennifer Wilson, Great Bend - Possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia Luis Guerrero Jr., Chase - Driving while suspended Russell E. Coe, Otis - Aggravated battery Jeff Raybern, Ellinwood - Serve sentence James Hoy, Tennessee - Domestic battery Jessica Chapman, Great Bend - Texas warrant for forgery David Deistchle, Great Bend - Failure to appear Judith Evans, Hoisington - Battery domestic violence Kent Rich, Hoisington - Battery domestic violence Released April 29 Timothy ...
GREAT BEND - Charles A. "Jack" Wesley, 63 died April 30, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
Editor's Note: Local historian David Clapsaddle writes about aspects on the Santa Fe Trail. This series profiles how Santa Fe Trail freight, passengers and mail shifted from the overland trail to railways.
'Stars, Stripes' to be featured LARNED - The public is invited to attend Museum Night - "Stars and Stripes Forever," scheduled Monday, May 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Larned Middle School. Grade five through eight students will showcase hallway displays that explore the branches of United States government and Kansas government. As you enter Larned Middle School, Museum Night will begin in the fifth-grade hallway, where you will find live patriotic displays of the ...
Great Bend High School Variety Show tickets will go on sale at 6 a.m. today in the high school vocal music room. Use the east front doors of the school. This morning they will be on sale until 8 a.m.
Dear Editor: As a taxpayer it was a disappointment to read in the April 26 Tribune that the low bid for the juco dorm construction was passed over by the Trustees in order to award same to a local contractor for an extra $132,187.00! The administration, to their credit, demonstrated good judgememt, recommending accepance of the low bid. Crony capitalism is a term that comes to mind. Henry Burmeister
Dear Editor: Protest against forced mandatory overtime by employees of Larned State Hospital was prohibited by the secretary of the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), Shawn Sullivan. According to hospital sources, an email was sent out notifying LSH employees that the protest, planned for Saturday at the Pawnee County Courthouse, was considered "an action against the state" and anyone who attended would be subject to termination. "The staffs are scared and tired ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be AJ Chrest with greeters Julie Smith and Jill Fitzsimmons. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Get this: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban the sale of cigarettes - now legal to people at age 18 - to people younger than 21.
Even back in 1980 when George "The Possum" Jones received a Grammy Award, I regarded him as an old fogey who should step aside for the younger set, such as, well, um, Kenny Rogers.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Locust Grove Village (formerly Rush County Nursing Home), has established a new endowment fund. This partnership between the community foundation and Locust Grove Village gives individuals and businesses interested in supporting the nursing home or retirement community a vehicle for their charitable giving.
Rosewood Ranch, a 900-acre full-working horse ranch, in Pawnee Rock, that offers equestrian and therapeutic riding classes to people with developmental disabilities, has been awarded a grant for $1,950 by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health.
More than 130 people, mostly residents of the Ellsworth area, packed an auditorium recently for a dinner-theater performance of the comedy "The Ransom of Red Chief" this past weekend. But they weren't there to see some performance of a traveling drama troupe. Nor were they on hand to support members of the town in a community theater.
On April 30, the Great Bend Middle School track and field team finished up the 2013 track season by traveling to Hays and competing in a seven-team meet put on by TMP Middle School.
MIAMI - It was the biggest postseason win in Miami Heat history, and the biggest postseason loss in Chicago Bulls history.
LIBERAL - It was a fourth-place finish on Tuesday for the Great Bend High School golf team at the Liberal invitational.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Barton Community College's 43rd commencement is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the Barton Gymnasium.
TOPEKA - Each year, 4.5 million people in this country are bitten by dogs and 885,000 of those require medical attention, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among children, the rate of dog bite–related injuries is highest for those ages 5 to 9 years, and children are more likely than adults to receive medical attention for dog bites than adults. Children, because of their inexperience and size, are particularly prone to serious ...
On a recent afternoon visit to the Barton County Food Bank the volunteers were scurrying about trying to assist local residents who were overflowing the waiting room, many with children in tow, hoping for emergency food assistance. It clearly demonstrated the urgency of ongoing needs still existing for local families in Barton County as well as the critical commitment needed from the community for ongoing financial support for this worthwhile endeavor.
On Saturday May 4th the Great Bend Forensics squad traveled to Emporia High School for the 5A State Championship Speech Tournament. They competed in 16 events, which gave them a full entry. Placing 8th out of 25 schools, the team had five events break into semifinals.
If the 2010 elections weren't bad enough for Democrats, here comes the "six-year itch." With the exception of Bill Clinton's second term, the party that controls the White House loses seats in congress six years into a presidency. But there's a gathering sense among Democratic consultants who work on congressional campaigns that their party could buck the trend in 2014 for a number of reasons, not least because Barack Obama is finally fired up and ...
Online chat host: Good morning, cyber pals. As you know, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the psychiatric "bible," is to be released this month. It will include "Internet-Use Disorder" - also referred to as Internet addiction - as a condition recommended for further psychiatric study. Our guest today is Dr. Adam Von Cybercruncher, America's leading authority on Internet addiction.
Power company and electrical contracting company crews were busy Wednesday morning cleaning up about a half-mile stretch of power poles north of Great Bend snapped and broken by violent winds that swept through the area Tuesday night.
The Great Bend Tribune may be delayed reaching subscribers' homes this morning due to electricity issues. This morning's power outage began during the printing of today's edition. If you have not received your Tribune by 9 am this morning, please follow up with our office at 620-792-1211.
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles usually like to slug their way to victory.