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​Correction: Mary Brownback misidentified in photo

A photo in Sunday's Great Bend Tribune showed local student Olivia Blackwell with Mary Brownback. Mrs. Brownback was incorrectly identified.

October 09, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Advanced Therapy holds community food drive during Physical Therapy Month

Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month by organizing its second annual community food drive. The Give Back Community Food Drive will run through Oct. 31.

October 09, 2012 | | Local News


Rosewood Rodeo offers free family fun this Saturday

Free family entertainment, including two trick-riding performances, Randy the Clown, face painting and other children's activities, will all be included in the Eighth Annual Rosewood Rodeo this Saturday at the Great Bend Expo III arena, two miles west of 10th and Patton.

October 09, 2012 | | Local News


Kenneth W. Hullett

Larned - Kenneth W. Hullett, 74, passed away October 9, 2012 at the Great Bend Regional Hospital. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

October 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Betty Jean LoBurgio 1927-2012

ELLINWOOD - Betty Jean LoBurgio, 85, died Oct. 9 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. She was born Jan. 16, 1927 at Great Bend, the daughter of Frank Warren Robl and Gertrude Ann Demerath Robl. She was a lifetime Ellinwood resident.

October 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Hoisington names Cardinal Core

HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School students are nominated for the Cardinal Core by living the positive attitudes established by the students. Ashley Durr and Jenny Fercking have been nominated for helping to run the Garrett Blaze Memorial Debate Tournament. Ashley and Jenny used their grit all day on a Saturday always willing to do what was needed to make sure it tournament ran efficiently.

October 09, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Linda A. Renfro 1947 - 2012

Linda A. Renfro, 65, died Oct. 9 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born July 24, 1947 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Lawrence J. and Eleanor C. (Kramer) Churchill. On March 16, 1963, she married Willard F. Renfro Jr. in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was employed at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center in the business office.

October 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rev. John “Johnny” W. Augmon 1943 - 2012

LARNED - Rev. John "Johnny" W. Augmon, 68, died Oct. 5 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Dec. 5, 1943 in Great Bend, he was the son of Claude and Hazel Irene Shepherd Augmon. A lifetime resident of Larned, he served as a pastor at ESCUE Chapel in Larned, St. John CME in Hutchinson, Wesley Chapel CME in Coffeyville and most recently at St. Matthews CME in Wichita.

October 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Michelle Denise Price 1971 - 2012

Michelle Denise Price, 40, died Oct. 7 in Hutchinson. Born Nov. 24, 1971 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Dennis Lowell and Brenda (Creacy) Price. She married Scott Piland. A longtime resident of Great Bend, she worked for Walmart and Life Touch as a photographer. She enjoyed karaoke, helping others, the lake and scuba diving.

October 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Kenneth Praeger

CLAFLIN - Celebration of life for Kenneth H. Praeger will be held 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. Memorials are suggested to Claflin Ambulance Fund or Community Scholarship Inc. in care of the funeral home.

October 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Great Bend Elks Foundation Hog Feed

The Great Bend Elks Foundation will hold a Hog Feed starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 13th. The public is welcome. Tickets are available from any Elk Member or call 620-793-3651.

October 09, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Larned Briefs

Quilting Bees meet

October 09, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


BCC literary magazine ‘Prairie Ink’ accepting submissions

Editors of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, Prairie Ink, have begun accepting entries for its fourth edition.

October 09, 2012 | | Area Briefs


GBHS Debate Team wins 11 medals and a trophy

The Great Bend High School debate squad traveled to Hays on Saturday Oct. 6th, for their second tournament of the season, taking five teams in the Novice Division and two teams in the Open Division. Both Open Teams placed in the top six winning medals. Two Novice Teams placed in the top six also winning medals. Three students won speaker awards in Open and Novice Divisions and two more Novice teams were in the top ten and earning winning records. The team also won a trophy by placing second overall in sweepstakes.

October 09, 2012 | | Local News


October Surprise

October 09, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


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Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Sharp Shooters win tourney

The sixth grade Great Bend Sharp Shooters won the Dodge City Shoot-Out MAYB Basketball Tournament on Jan. 10. They went undefeated in the tournament beating Hays Arsenal, Liberal and Hays Tribe. Players from left to right: Cal Dunekack, Cole Streck, Jack Stelter, Matt Huslig, Drew Nicholson, Sam Hall, Kyler Feist and Devin Guesnier. Coaches are Mike Dunekack and Ryan Streck.

January 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Rodgers to meet ultimate match in Seattle’s vaunted defense

SEATTLE (AP) - Eventually, the paths of Green Bay and Seattle were going to cross again.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 9 Jayhawks fall to No. 11 Iowa State 86-81

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Naz Long scored 20 points and 11th-ranked Iowa State held off No. 9 Kansas 86-81 on Saturday night, recording back-to-back wins over the Jayhawks for the first time in 14 years.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Luck looking to take next big step in career

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 13 Wichita State blows past Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Wichita State senior Tekele Cotton has produced his share of highlight-reel dunks. On Saturday, Cotton showed he also has the endurance of a distance runner.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


KSU holds on late to beat No. 22 Baylor

MANHATTAN (AP) - Nino Williams possess an old man's game. He loves to shoot baseline jumpers, prefers layups to dunks. The next time he takes a 3-pointer might just be the first.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Hoisington wrestlers sweep duals at Stafford

STAFFORD - Hoisington High, ranked third in Class 3A, swept the Stafford High dual competition with a 4-0 record to stay unbeaten in dual matches. Hoisington defeated Bluestem, 70-7; Chaparral 65-6; Lincoln 76-6 and Nickerson 74-3.

January 17, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Citrus fruit arrives

The Indian River citrus fruit will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Jan. 18-19, at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. Extra navel oranges, pink grapefruit, tangelos, and Georgia pecans will be available. For information call 620-791-7314.

January 17, 2015 | | Local News


​William Francis “Bill” Maneth 1933 - 2015

William Francis "Bill" Maneth, 81, died Jan. 16, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 13, 1933, at Great Bend, the son of William Leo and Mary Teresa (Mauler) Maneth. He married Kay Ellen Dorfshaffer Aug. 24, 1957, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Great Bend. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he worked for various retail firms around Great Bend as a counter parts man, retiring from Great Bend Farm Equipment in 1996.

January 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Joan Charles 1930 - 2015

Joan Charles, 84, died Jan. 5, 2015, at her home in Great Bend. She was born Dec. 2, 1930, at Oswego, the daughter of Clyde and Evelyn (Claxton) Morain. She was a butcher at Don's Food Mart, Great Bend. Ms. Charles was a long-time Great Bend resident, also residing in McKinney, Texas, and Hutchinson.

January 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Lora Belle (Tammen) Renz 1935 - 2015

CABIN JOHN, Md. - Lora Belle Renz passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Holy Cross Hospital in Maryland. She was born April 19, 1935, at St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend, to Arthur and Bessie (Nordman) Tammen of Albert. She grew up on a farm south of Albert and attended District II Country School.

January 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Central Plains students donate to food program

HOLYROOD - Keeping in mind the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Central Plains Elementary School students in Holyrood were asked to bring their loose change to donate to the Kansas Food Bank to help fund the Food 4 Kids backpack program.

January 17, 2015 | | Local News


​Sunflower and First Western Financial terminate merger agreement

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial Inc. and Colorado-based First Western Financial Inc. announced Friday the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.

January 17, 2015 | | Business


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