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Ian J. Watkins was recently commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force after completing officer training school at Montgomery Air Force Base, Alabama. He has been assigned as a Combat Systems Officer and is now stationed at Pensacola Naval Air Station where he is undergoing flight, weapons and aircraft system specific training. Ian is the son of Chief Master Sergeant, USAF, Kemper S. and Melissa Watkins of Denver, Colo., and the former Renalda J. Hoberecht of Yorktown, Va. He is the grandson of Gretchen and Julius Scheck of Great Bend. His brother Tyler is also in ...

November 25, 2012 | | Local Life


Barton County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

The Barton County NAACP Branch 428 will celebrate their Freedom Fund Banquet and Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Street, in Great Bend. The public is invited.

November 25, 2012 | | Local News


Charles Wilbur Russell 90th

Charles Wilbur Russell will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Larned Healthcare Center, 1114 W. 11th in Larned. Hosts for the event will be his children, Rosalie (Russell) Burns, Mark Russell, Jacquie (Russell) Haynes, Lynda (Russell) Wilson, and Wade Russell.

November 25, 2012 | | Birthdays


Basgall baby girl

Jarrod and Jennifer Basgall of Basehor announce the birth of their daughter, Elin Lee, on Sept. 28 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City. She weighed 7 lb. 1 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long. She has a 21-month-old sister, Aven Elizabeth.

November 25, 2012 | | Births


Thomas — Holt

Lyle and Tina Thomas of Washington, Iowa and Robert and Tammy Holt of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their children, Leslie Ryan Thomas and Brett Robert Holt.

November 25, 2012 | | Engagements


Rouse — Trapp

Brady and Sandy Gros and Brad and Kristy Rouse announce the engagement of their daughter Tiffany Lea Rouse to Robert James Trapp Jr., son of Robert and Carol Trapp Sr.

November 25, 2012 | | Engagements


Herren 90th birthday/66th anniversary

Louis (Louie) Herren celebrated his 90th birthday and 66th anniversary with his wife Julia Herren at 1 p.m. on Nov. 18 with a family celebration luncheon at the Front Door. Host for the event was his daughter Carol A. Selle.

November 25, 2012 | | Birthdays


Nemnich baby boy

Shawn and Jennifer Nemnich of Ellsworth announce the birth of their son Ryker Lee Nemnich on Sept. 25 at Salina Regional Health Center. He weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 21" long.

November 25, 2012 | | Births


Wichita medical student trains in Great Bend

Abbie Schuster, a Great Bend native and a fourth-year medical student at the KU School of Medicine–Wichita, is receiving hands-on, clinical training in Great Bend from Teri Turkle-Huslig, M.D. at Central Kansas Family Practice.

November 25, 2012 | | Education


Bortz baby girl

Eric Bortz and Rachel Ridgeway announce the birth of their daughter Kindyl Paige Bortz on Oct. 26 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.

November 25, 2012 | | Births


Bjork — Varela

Eric Adams of Seward and Jennifer Adams of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Nataleigh Jane Bjork, to Jose Luis Varela, son of the late Gloria Varela Cardenas.

November 25, 2012 | | Engagements


Beck baby boy

Erin and Cindy Beck of Great Bend announce the birth of their son Lawson Dean Beck on Oct. 10 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 in. long. He has a 2-year-old big brother, Lukas Beck.

November 25, 2012 | | Births


Calcara baby girl

Chris and Vanessa Calcara of Katy, Texas announce the birth of the daughter Arden Quinn Calcara on Aug. 23. She weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19" long.

November 25, 2012 | | Births


Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

November 25, 2012 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

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November 25, 2012 | | Menus and Activities


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Community pride earns Westfall 2014 Citizen of the Year award

There are countless people raised in Great Bend who are proud of their hometown. But none have exhibited more pride than Jan Westfall.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Great Bend Co-op Association earns Business of the Year honor

Fifty five years ago, when Great Bend's landscape looked a lot different than it does now, the Great Bend Co-op Association was just getting started with first-year sales of under $1 million.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Gerald P. (Short) Penka 1952-2015

LARNED - Gerald P. (Short) Penka, 62, passed away Jan. 11, 2015, at his home in Norwood, Mass., following a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.

February 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lloyd Earl Donham 1933-2015

GREAT BEND – Lloyd Earl Donham, 81, died Feb. 18, 2015 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

February 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Calvin (Bud) Jennings 1942-2015

AMARILLO, TEXAS ‑ Calvin (Bud) Jennings, 72, died Feb. 7 at Amarillo, Texas. Born July 23 1942 at Larned, he was the son of Calvin and Eunice (Pool) Jennings.

February 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


No. 20 Baylor crushes Kansas State

WACO, Texas (AP) - With yet another 20-win season under Scott Drew secured, Baylor forward Rico Gathers is thinking more about the two times the Bears have been a win away from the Final Four under their coach.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Winston displays strong arm, but Mariota has faster feet at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Florida State's Jameis Winston showed Saturday there's nothing wrong with his throwing shoulder.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ellis leads No. 8 Jayhawks past feisty TCU

LAWRENCE (AP) - Perry Ellis had five long days to think about six quick seconds.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


BCC baseball splits rearranged twinbill

It was hard to keep up with the quick-changing schedule for the Barton Community College baseball team as the weekend approached. Originally Barton was headed to Oklahoma for a twinbill Saturday and Sunday with Rose State College. But weather changed that. More than once.

February 21, 2015 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton softball runs unbeaten start to 8-0

SALINA - It wasn't the most condusive weather for a pair of softball games. But the Barton Community College softball team wasn't about to allow the weather to keep it from continuing its best start in several years. The Cougars rolled to a pair of easy wins at Brown Mackie College Friday afternoon.

February 21, 2015 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton County Historical Society meeting

The February program at Barton County Historical Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, in the main museum, located on US Highway 281 just south of the Arkansas River Bridge, in the Ray Schulz Research Library.

February 20, 2015 | | Local News


Barton women cruise by Colby; one win from home playoff game

It was a pretty good night at the Barton Gym for the Barton Cougar women's basketball team.

February 20, 2015 | | Community College


Lyons Public Library and Rice County Historical Society fundraiser

Lyons Public Library and Rice County Historical Society will host a joint fundraiser celebrating sports and the way sports build and unite communities. This fundraising event will feature Chase High School graduate and retired NFL player Paul Coffman as guest speaker. Coffman played collegiate ball for Kansas State University before signing as an undrafted rookie free agent for the Green Bay Packers in 1978. His career for the Packers spanned from 1978-1985. He later played for the Kansas City Chiefs (1986-1987) and the Minnesota Vikings (1988) and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1994.

February 20, 2015 | | Entertainment


Barton survives upset scare by Colby

It almost happened again. The Barton Community College men's basketball team entered the NJCAA Top 25 for the second time this year Tuesday. The last time the Cougars did that they followed it up with a pair of losses.

February 20, 2015 | | Community College


Tinseltown Talks

From "I Love Lucy" and "All in the Family" to "Married with Children" and "Seinfeld," structuring a sitcom around four lead characters often proved a successful formula.

February 20, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


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