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Rex W. Hafenstine 1951 - 2015

LA CROSSE - Rex W. Hafenstine, 63, died Feb. 6, at his home. Born Aug. 28, 1951, in Quinter, he was the son of Walter Nelson and Mary I. (Armbruster) Hafenstine. He was a resident of La Crosse, for 24 years, moving from Hays. In 1970 he graduated from WaKeeney High School, and attended Fort Hays State University. On Dec. 15, 1990, he married Betty Horyna in La Crosse. In the 1990s, he was employed by KDWP. Later, as a driller in the oil industry, he was employed by Murfin Drilling Company for 32 years before his retirement .

February 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joseph Alanson “Joe” Clarke 1928 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Joseph Alanson "Joe" Clarke, 86, died Feb. 8, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 23, 1928, in Norton, he was the son of Laurence Benjamin and Pearl Irene (Pierce) Clarke. On July 22, 1950, he married Carol Humphrey in Jetmore. A resident of Hoisington since 1951, coming from Jetmore, he was a driller, mechanic, and truck pusher, working for various oil companies, including Peel Bros. and Allen Drilling, retiring in 1991. He enjoyed gardening and was a motorcycle enthusiast, taking a special interest in riding, racing, and repair work. In later years he enjoyed his grandkids ...

February 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


President’s Day causes county closings

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 16, in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the Health Department will also be closed. The Landfill will close at 11 a.m. that day. Emergency services will be in normal operation.

February 09, 2015 | | Barton Co. News


ST. JOHN 52, CENTRAL PLAINS 33

ST. JOHN – Defending Class 2A state champion and No. 1 ranked St. John rolled past No. 2 ranked Central Plains 52-33 in a Central Prairie League basketball victory.

February 09, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Man claims to have ‘dead body’ in trunk; no body found

Updated 9:09 p.m. Monday

February 09, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


South Central High beats Pawnee Heights in Friday night's game

ROZEL – The South Central High School boys rolled past Pawnee Heights in a league basketball game Friday.

February 09, 2015 | | Prep Sports


​Public forum set for BCC Foundation Director candidates

Two candidates have been identified for the opening of the Barton Community College Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, which oversees the Barton Foundation.

February 09, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Phillip Myles Miller 1947 - 2015

Phillip Myles Miller, 67, went to his forever home to be with his Lord on Feb. 5, 2015. He was born Aug. 16, 1947, in Great Bend, the son of Carlos M. and Mary E. (Downey) Miller. He graduated in 1965 from Great Bend High School and attended Fort Hays State University. Phil served in the U.S. Army Reserves and then headed west to southern California where he settled in the beach area. He met and married Karon Converse and they later divorced. He worked as a realtor, but when the real estate market started failing, he moved to ...

February 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


January marriage and divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

February 08, 2015 | | Local News


Shelter Insurance® Foundation and Shannon Stafford sponsor local high school scholarship

This spring, the Shelter Insurance® Foundation will award a $2,000 scholarship to a graduate of Great Bend High School. Shelter Agent Shannon Stafford sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

February 08, 2015 | | Business


League of Women Voters meeting

The League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.

February 08, 2015 | | Club News


K-State’s 102nd Annual Cattlemen’s Day planned March 6

Kansas State University's 102nd Annual Cattlemen's Day will be held on Friday, March 6, in Weber Hall in Manhattan.

February 08, 2015 | | Agriculture


Stop fowl play

Voluntary conservation plans are talked about in coffee shops, schools, after church, in meeting rooms and just about every place else in Kansas. Landowners, farmers, ranchers, home owners and builders see such measures as a way to protect land, wildlife and valuable water resources but also as a way to keep them in business.

February 08, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


USDA accepting applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will make available $100 million this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and although applications are accepted all year, farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners should submit applications by February 27, 2015, to ensure they are considered for this year's funding.

February 08, 2015 | | Agriculture


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

February 08, 2015 | | Local News


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K-State Research and Extension offering Family and Youth Events

K-State Research and Extension is offering family and youth events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.

February 15, 2015 | | Agriculture


Extension Programs Focus on Health and Wellness

It is fairly common that my educational programs and workshops emphasize a common theme of health and wellness. The annual Walk Kansas program is just around the corner, so it is time to start rounding up your team members for that successful program. Packets are ready for team captains to pick up at our office and the Great Bend Recreation Commission. I also plan to deliver some packets to the recreation commissions in Hoisington and Ellinwood.

February 15, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Oubre, Ellis lead No. 8 Kansas past No. 16 Baylor 74-64

LAWRENCE (AP) - Bill Self never has to worry about Perry Ellis speaking out of turn.

February 14, 2015 | | AP Sports


Brrr! NBA All-Star weekend returns to frigid New York

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA's All-Star show has arrived on Brrr-oadway.

February 14, 2015 | | AP Sports


Norman Powell leads UCLA over Oregon to gain 2nd-place

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Norman Powell bounced back from a four-point game with a double-digit effort and monster jam that moved UCLA into a second-place tie in the Pac-12.

February 14, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 14 Iowa State beats No. 21 West Virginia 79-59

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Monte Morris scored 19 points and 14th-ranked Iowa State overwhelmed No. 21 West Virginia 79-59 on Saturday to sweep the season series with the Mountaineers.

February 14, 2015 | | AP Sports


Great Bend High School Bowling results

On Thursday, the Great Bend Panthers hosted a triangular with Liberal and Holcomb. In girls action the Lady Panthers dominated the day by winning 10 of the 11 WAC points possible. Senior Addie Soukup was the high bowler for the Lady Panthers as she rolled a top series of 562. Sophomore McKenzy Black finished in 3rd place as she rolled a series of 504. In junior varsity action the Lady Panthers made it a clean sweep as they swept the medal count. Junior Alex Snyder earned 1st place honors by rolling a 522 series. Junior Hanna Pfeifer claimed the silver ...

February 14, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKL Standings

CKL BOYS

February 14, 2015 | | Local Sports


Sterling beats Larned

LARNED – Sterling's girls coasted past Larned 63-30 in Friday's Central Kansas League basketball game. Andi Dowell hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points. Kylah Comley (13) and Emma Lamert (11) scored in double figures for Sterling (13-4, 6-2 CKL).

February 14, 2015 | | Local Sports


LeBron reflects on life, legacy before All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James doesn't take a single moment for granted. There's no time to waste. Every game, every gesture is special.

February 14, 2015 | | AP Sports


Calipari, Mutombo, Kevin Johnson Hall of Fame finalists

NEW YORK (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and four-time Defensive Player of the Year Dikembe Mutombo are among the finalists for this year's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class.

February 14, 2015 | | AP Sports


Larned wins in overtime game against Sterling

LARNED – Isiah Perez started overtime with a 3-pointer and Larned converted seven free throws in the extra period for a 63-55 Central Kansas League basketball victory.

February 14, 2015 | | Local Sports


OTR for Feb. 15, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 14, 2015 | | On the Record


Frank Slade Zamarripa Jr. 1969 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Frank Slade Zamarripa Jr., 45, died Feb. 13, 2015, in Ness County. He was born April 26, 1969, at Great Bend, to Frank and Gloria K. (Kincaid) Zamarripa. He married Donita Kay Morris Nov. 1, 1997, at Great Bend.

February 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Fatal accident in Ness County

NESS COUNTY - One driver died and the other sustained possible injury on Friday morning, when a tanker truck rear-ended a semitrailer that had slowed to turn off K-96, 10 miles west of Ness City.

February 14, 2015 | | News


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