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Earth Day to be celebrated at Kansas Wetlands Ed Center

Kansas Wetlands Education Center is celebrating Earth Day 2013 with solar-baked cookies, organic gardening, nature art and alternative energy vehicles. The free public event runs from 1:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the KWEC, located 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156 just inside Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area.

April 13, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


RSVP pillow cleaning at new location

Kraft Pillow Service will be in Great Bend from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, in the parking lot of the RSVP office, 1025 Main. The location for this annual fundraiser for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program has changed. Come to the southwest door off the parking lot to sign in and leave pillows or comforters for refurbishing. The Krafts also have new feather and down pillows for sale.

April 13, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for April 14, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

April 13, 2013 | | On the Record


Crime Stoppers seeks info on contruction site theft

A torch cart with an oxygen bottle and an acetylene bottle were stolen sometime between 8 p.m. on April 6 and 9 a.m. on April 9, from a construction site at 5520 10th St. in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said loss was $700. Anyone with information about this crime or any other crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers, 792-1300 or 888-305-1300.

April 13, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Area high school artists will $1,500 in BCC scholarships

Area high school students presented their artwork in a juried exhibit in the Shafer Art Gallery on Wednesday with the top three award winners receiving $500 scholarships from the Barton Foundation during Central Prairie League Art Day at Barton Community College.

April 13, 2013 | | Education


Local actors involvled in HCC's Greek tragedies

HUTCHINSON – Hutchinson Community College Theatre Department will present the drama "The Oresteia," April 18-20. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly at the Stringer Fine Arts Recital Hall on the HCC campus.

April 13, 2013 | | Education


Students awarded prizes in First District Congressional Arts competition

RUSSELL - Approximately 50 people were on hand April 6 when the Deines Cultural Center hosted the awards ceremony for the 2013 First Congressional District High School Arts Competition. The crowd viewed a gallery display of the 130 pieces submitted by students representing six high schools.

April 13, 2013 | | Education


School speech contests helps students develop skills

Students from Holy Family School recently gained the opportunity to demonstrate their public speaking skills and take pride in personal accomplishments. On Monday, April 8, the students took part in a speech contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America, a national provider of fraternal financial services and programs.

April 13, 2013 | | Education


Healthy Humor is topic for St. Rose ITV presentation

"Happy Hour" will take on a whole new meaning for those who attend the next Interactive Television (ITV) presentation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.

April 13, 2013 | | Local News


Custer's burial causes historical debate

Author Sandy Barnard will discuss George Armstrong Custer during a joint meeting of the Barton County Historical Society and the Quivira chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association on Monday, April 22. Barnard, a well known Custer expert, will provide the program, "Where Custer Fell and Where is He Buried?" at 7:30 p.m. at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located south at 85 South U.S. 281 – just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend.

April 13, 2013 | | Local News


Surgeon to speak to cancer support group

Touched by Cancer support group will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Heartland Cancer Center. Guest speak will be Dr. Ana Refinetti, MD, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. Dr. Refinetti is a surgeon, providing general surgery services, with a specialization in breast surgery.

April 13, 2013 | | Local News


Hoisington briefs

Roosevelt School holds kindergarten screenings

April 13, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Barton Dance advances to national finals; Cheer finishes eighth

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Barton Community College cheer and dance teams competed on Thursday in the preliminary rounds of the 2013 NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships.

April 13, 2013 | | Community College


Another in the books

The Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo wrapped up its second successful show Friday afternoon. Jan Westfall, chairman of the Great Bend Area Chamber of Commerce expo committee, said while the first day of the Expo started off slow because of cold, wet weather, subsequent days saw the numbers of visitors building.

April 12, 2013 | Staff Reports | News


How God judges humans

Dear Editor,

April 12, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


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Mary Jane Wells 1925 - 2015

Mary Jane Wells, 89, died April 4, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Dec. 16, 1925, in Fort Scott she was the daughter of James L. and Lillie Mae (Chambers) Parker and was later adopted by Ruth Chidester Noggle. She attended school in St. John and later in Russell, where she graduated from in 1943. On June 1, 1943, she married Wayne Ingalls Grippin. They later divorced. She then married Joseph B. Wells. He died on June 5, 1999. A resident of Great Bend since 1992, coming from Russell, she was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles ...

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Merlin Thomas Stang 1948-2015

ELLSWORTH - Merlin Thomas (Thom) Stang, 66, passed away March 26 at his home in Ellsworth. Thom was born to Albert and Anita Stang on August 7, 1948 in Marysville. He was raised in Victoria and was part of their graduating class of 1966. Thom was drafted and served the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss, Texas. In 1972, he married Ruann Kuntzsch. He completed training and was certified in printing at Salina Area Technical College.

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kathryn M. Busch

WICHITA - Kathryn M. Busch died Monday, April 6. She was the daughter of George and Zoe (True) Yarbrough.

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Baseball splits West series at Garden

GARDEN CITY- Same song next verse for the Barton Community College baseball team - a weekend series split. This time the Cougars split games at Garden City over the weekend in Jayhawk West play. It was the third time in five West series Barton split games and the fifth time in seven total 4-game series.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Rollover accident reported

A Great Bend man was treated and released for injuries after a rollover accident Sunday afternoon in Barton County.

April 06, 2015 | | News


Calipari, Haywood top list of Hall of Fame selections

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari and Spencer Haywood are among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

April 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Connecticut, Notre Dame in NCAA title game-again

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - All season it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Connecticut would play for another women's national championship. It wasn't as clear cut for Huskies nemesis Notre Dame.

April 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Harper earns Player of the Week honor yet again

Erica Harper is making a strong case for several post season honors - among those is the probable front runner for Jayhawk Conference Division I Player of the Year. If earning Player of the Week is any indication she is in the lead for Player of the Year honors.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Cougar men roll to easy win over Ottawa tennis team

NORTH NEWTON­- With the regular season winding down, it was a good time for the Barton Community College men's tennis team to pick up an easy win. Coming off a pair of rough losses the 22nd ranked Cougars had an easy time with Ottawa University Saturday in North Newton.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton women have rough weekend

NORTH NEWTON- It wasn't a weekend to remember for the Barton Community College women's tennis team.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Grass fires reported Saturday

Great Bend Fire Department and other area departments were kept busy Saturday night with two grass fires, GBFD Chief Mike Napolitano said.

April 06, 2015 | | News


Cougars split conference series at GC

GARDEN CITY- The Barton Community College baseball team concluded their four-game series in Garden City with a split Saturday to earn a series split with Garden City Community College. The Broncbusters took both the seven inning contests by 12-2 and 10-4 scores while the Cougars took the nine inning nightcaps each day 5-3 and 14-9. The series leaves Barton at 10-10 in the Jayhawk West and 18-19 on the season while Garden City stands at 14-10 and 24-16. The Cougars will step out of conference play Tuesday for a 5:00 p.m. nine-inning contest hosting the junior varsity from ...

April 06, 2015 | Todd Moore, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Chapman sentencing set for Thursday

Jeffrey Wade Chapman's sentencing hearing, schedule for 1 p.m. Monday, April 6, as been continued. It is now scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, April 9.

April 06, 2015 | | News


GBMS 3 Quarter Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll

April 05, 2015 | | Education


Credit Union of America announces promotions and new hires

Credit Union of America (CUA) announces the following promotions and new hires:

April 05, 2015 | | Business


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