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First Kansas Bank Pays It Forward

First Kansas Bank is giving back. During the holiday season for every new loan and deposit account opened, First Kansas Bank made a donation to the Golden Belt Foundation "Pay It Forward Fund", administered by the DARE program. This fund is available to local schools where teachers and administrators use the money to purchase clothing, supplies, and other basic necessities that arise for students in need.

April 24, 2013 | | Business


Nex-Tech’s Private Cloud

Nex-Tech's Business Technology Group announced today that it now offers Private Cloud services through its remote datacenters. Located in separate communities, these high-tech facilities offer the latest in technology innovations with the physical and virtual security and redundant core services necessary to properly store and protect a business' critical applications and data.

April 24, 2013 | | Business


Kenseth's race-winning car at Kansas Speedway fails inspection

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - On Wednesday, Matt Kenseth was essentially stripped of his Sunday win at Kansas Speedway because his race-winning car failed inspection.

April 24, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lobbyists versus Sick People

What if you had to choose between making insurance more affordable for Americans with pre-existing conditions or funding lobbyists and political hacks? That's the decision the House will face when it considers H.R. 1549, the Helping Sick Americans Now Act, sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania. It should be an easy choice.

April 24, 2013 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Amnesty with secure borders – this time I mean it, Charlie Brown

Poor, sappy Charlie Brown. Year after year, Lucy promises that she will not yank away the football as Charlie tries to kick it. "This time I really mean it," Lucy assures him, but as we all know, it is a trick.

April 24, 2013 | Ric Oberlink | Columnists


The terror marathon

April 24, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Chargers sign FB Chris Gronkowski

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers have signed former Denver Broncos fullback Chris Gronkowski.

April 24, 2013 | | AP Sports


HEAT RISES

MIAMI - Everyone in the Miami huddle was bracing for a grind to the finish. On the other end, the sense around the Milwaukee bench was that an upset was there for the taking.

April 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


First-place Royals to pitch Davis, Shields against Tigers

DETROIT - Now the series between the Royals and Tigers takes on a new level of intrigue.

April 23, 2013 | By Noah Trister AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


GBHS JV ties for first

GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend junior varsity tennis team tied for first place on Monday in a five-team meet.

April 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Lady Panthers take second place at Hutch

HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team finished second at a Hutchinson swim meet on Tuesday evening.

April 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Chiefs pondering decision on first pick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The running joke around Kansas City at the end of last season went something like this: "The Chiefs are so bad" - pause for effect - "they can't even stink in the right year."

April 23, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Final day of KJCCC men’s championship canceled

NEWTON - The Barton Community College men's golf team struggled in Monday's Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Men's Championship at Newton's Sand Creek Station Golf Course.

April 23, 2013 | | Community College


‘Raptor Rehab’ is Thursday

Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present "Raptor Rehab" at noon Thursday at the zoo, 2123 Main. The program is not Wednesday as reported previously. This free one-hour Stop 'N Learn program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Ricklefs will talk about what it takes to rehabilitate the native birds of prey, and answer such questions as "How do you help a hawk to heal?" and "What happens when an eagle gets shot?

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Vandalism loss tops $8,000

Recent cases of vehicle and store windows being shot with BB or pellet guns has caused more than $8,100, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Crime Stoppers is seeking information about recent cases of criminal damage. The department has taken 25 such cases between April 18 and 20.

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


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Heartland Farm offers 'Farming and Spirituality' retreat

Heartland Farm, located in rural Pawnee Rock, will hold a "Farming and Spirituality" workshop, Aug. 21 and 22.

May 16, 2015 | | Religion


Welcome Inn week

May 17 through May 23

May 16, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Larned High calendar

Monday-LHS Stuco Executive; Barton County/English 12 Meeting, Mrs. Fleske's Room, Seminar; LHS Golf Regional at Garden City

May 16, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Leota R. Soeken 1918-2015

LYONS – Leota R. Soeken, 96, died May 16, 2015 at Rice County District Hospital, Lyons

May 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Barton Foundation honors Brad and Sarah Shirer with Distinguished Service Award

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Brad and Sarah Shirer with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 45th commencement on Friday.

May 16, 2015 | | News


New rules on oil trains draw flak from firefighters, too

BY CURTIS TATE

May 16, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Barton Community College honors Outstanding Graduates at commencement

Kami Maxwell of Odin and Ambonirina Nathanael Razafindrabe of Antananarvio, Madagascar were named Barton Community College's 2015 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards, after which they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college's 45th commencement ceremony Friday.

May 16, 2015 | | News


​Sunflower Electric Power Corp. hires new technician

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Kevin Brabb has joined the company as a Telecommunications Technician in Great Bend. He joined the company on May 11. Brabb will install, test, inspect, calibrate and repair electronic equipment. He will also diagnose telecommunications problems and interpret manufacturer's drawings and instructions, and will perform corrective and preventive maintenance as required.

May 16, 2015 | | Business


Jazz Festival Scholarship

Michelle Rooney, right, is congratulated by Robert Felt, after being named recipient of the 2015 Great Bend Jazz Festival Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a senior who has participated in the music program at Great Bend High School and intends to continue with music in college.

May 16, 2015 | | Education


OTR for May 17, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 16, 2015 | | On the Record


Post rock historian to speak at museum

Bradley R. Penka, an expert on barbed wire and post rock history, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the Barton County Historical Society meeting. The program, which will be held at the historical society museum, is free and open to the public.

May 16, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


​NAMI announces walking taco/bake sale

The Great Bend chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will sell walking tacos and hold a bake sale from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave. NAMI is a free support group for individuals living with mental illness, and their family members. For more information contact namigreatbend@gmail.com or call 785-342-3975

May 16, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington Knights to hold benefit poker tournament

HOISINGTON - Everyone 21 years and over is invited to play in a Texas Hold'em poker tournament to raise funds for area charities. The tournament will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 North Main.

May 16, 2015 | | Local News


​Youth Bike Safety Rodeo set for May 29

Barton County children ages 5 to 12 years can have a great start to a safe summer by participating in the Bike Safety Rodeo the morning of Friday, May 29. It will be held at the small ball field on the northwest side of Brit Spaugh Park, near 22nd and Morton St.

May 16, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Barton recognizes 2014-2015 Student Ambassadors of the Year

Barton Community College has announced its 2014-15 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassador of the Year awards. Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award recognizes two outstanding student ambassadors each year. The winners this year were Jordan Tebow of Quinter and Kami Maxwell of Odin.

May 16, 2015 | | Local News


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