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Gala auction features wide variety

A wide variety of auction items have been collected but Sunflower Diversified Services can always use more for its annual Charity Gala, said Connie Oetken, director of development.

February 16, 2013 | | Local News


Senior Center Valentines

Wanita Reinert and Luther Keil were crowned King and Queen last Tuesday at the Great Bend Senior Center's Valentine's Day. Crowning was followed by a singing performance by the Jefferson first graders, instructed by music teacher Paige Nowlan.

February 16, 2013 | | Local News


Barton students honored in Topeka

Four students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team at an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka.

February 16, 2013 | | News


St. Rose to present free ITV program on increasing happiness

While the words "happy" and "cancer" don't often go together, a local Interactive Television (ITV) presentation will explore ways that patients can learn to increase their happiness.

February 16, 2013 | | Local News


Nursing program sees increase in male students at Barton Community College

While nursing may be traditionally known as a female dominated career, it doesn't seem to matter to the male nursing students at Barton Community College. They're more worried about getting the chance to care for people.

February 16, 2013 | | Education


Ode to Joy: Ellinwood artit's work featured at BCC

Ellinwood artist Robert Joy will have his work exhibited in the display cases in the Fine Arts Building through mid-March.

February 16, 2013 | | Local News


Shelly Len Farmer 1956-2013

Shelly Len Farmer 1956-2013

February 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jack Dale Matthews 1925-2013

OLATHE - Jack Dale Matthews, 87, died Feb. 15, 2013 at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe. He was born July 18, 1925 at Goodland, the son of Harry Licke and Clara Gertrude (Chambers) Matthews.

February 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Clara Barton Foundation scholarships available

HOISINGTON - The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation is currently seeking applicants for its 2013 health care career scholarships. The Foundation desires to present several individuals with scholarships. Scholarship amount varies with the merits of the application and funds available from the endowments. The four scholarships to be awarded are: The Jonathan Witt Scholarship, The Sadie Stalcup Scholarship, The Verda Lane Nursing Scholarship and the Dr. Robert Moore Scholarship. Application deadline for all scholarship but the Dr. Robert Moore scholarship is April 1.

February 16, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


City considers privatizing trash service

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council met at its regular meeting on Monday. There was more discussion about privitizing the city's trash service.

February 16, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood FBLA places at district

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School recently attended the 2013 District Future Business Leaders of America Conference hosted by Canton-Galva High School. The students attended the conference and many placed in the competitive events. The next competitive event will be the State FBLA Conference April 3-5 in Topeka.

February 16, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Stephen Michael Swafford 1973-2013

CHANDLER - Stephen Michael Swafford, 39, of Chandler, passed away Feb. 13, 2013, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1973 in Oklahoma City, OKLA. His parents are Jim and Wilma (Fredrick) Swafford of Chandler.

February 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Merle D. Jurgensen 1933-2013

Merle D. Jurgensen, 79, died Feb. 15, 2013 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. He was born Nov. 17, 1933 at Great Bend, the daughter of Ed and Lena (Katzmaier) Jurgensen.

February 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Charles Ralph Coonrod

BETHEL, Mo. - Charles Ralph Coonrod, 77, of Bethel, Mo., passed away on Feb. 6 at the University Medical Center in Columbia, Mo. He was born in Tulsa, Okla., the son of Woodrow Wilson and Eva Pearl Curtis Coonrod. Ralph and Delberta "Debbie" Hollaway were married on Aug. 26, 1961, in Great Bend.

February 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for Feb. 17, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

February 16, 2013 | | On the Record


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Let’s keep Kansas free state

Dear Editor,

February 20, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Congress Playing Chicken on DHS Funding Bill

For President Obama and the unlawful immigrants he is determined to reward with work permits, social security numbers, and welfare benefits, last week was triumphant. As the congressional February 27 deadline for funding the Department of Homeland Security draws closer, insiders learn with each passing day that Obama's executive action is much more expansive than originally presented.

February 20, 2015 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


How Many More Wars?

Last week President Obama sent Congress legislation to authorize him to use force against ISIS "and associated persons and forces" anywhere in the world for the next three years. This is a blank check for the president to start as many new wars as he wishes, and it appears Congress will go along with this dangerous and costly scheme.

February 20, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Obama's Plans

February 20, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


GBHS Speech Team places 4th

At the Medicine Lodge Speech Tournament on Feb. 12, the Great Bend High School Speech Team qualified three more events to state. Becca Kay qualified to state in Original Oration by placing 2nd in the event. Hadley Murphy qualified in both Original Oration and Serious Solo Acting by placing 1st in both of the events. Sara Allen placed 6th in Original Oration and Becca Kay placed 5th Serious Solo Acting. "The team only brought four students and still placed 4th overall in sweepstakes out of 13 schools which is very impressive." stated GBHS speech coach Barbara Watson.

February 20, 2015 | | Local News


Swigart named Great Bend mortgage lender for Central National Bank

Central National Bank announced that Steven Swigart has been named home mortgage lender for the Great Bend Lending Services Office. He joins Central National Bank with seven years of banking experience.

February 20, 2015 | | Business


KU announces fall 2014 honor roll

LAWRENCE - Approximately 4,970 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2014 semester.

February 20, 2015 | | Education


Pittsburg State University releases fall honor rolls

PITTSBURG – Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify for Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6000 for all credit course work that semester and have no grade lower than a B and no grade of I in any course during the semester. To qualify for All-A Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade of A in all credit course work for the semester and have no grade of I in ...

February 20, 2015 | | Education


Lenten Luncheon: Grace Community Church

Lenten luncheon: Grace Community Church

February 19, 2015 | | Religion


​St. Mark Lutheran Church to hold Roast Beef Dinner

St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will host their annual "Roast Beef Dinner" on Sunday, March 1st in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson. The menu includes roast beef, potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and drink. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carry-out will be available.

February 19, 2015 | | Religion


Vocalist Les Lankhorst to headline Jazz Festival

The 21st annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Crest Theater, featuring jazz vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina. He will perform with the Prairie Winds Jazz Combo made up of area musicians.

February 19, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Lloyd Earl Donham

Lloyd Earl Donham, 81, died Feb. 18 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.

February 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Beth Herrmann 1955 - 2015

LARNED - Mary Beth Herrmann, 59, died on Feb. 18, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Feb. 23, 1955, in Kinsley, she was the daughter of Quentin J. and Lucy W. Tholen Herrmann. She graduated from Barton County Community College with an A.A. in Nursing and from Barclay College with a B.S. in Business Administration. A lifetime area resident, she was a Registered Nurse and Administrator at the Pawnee County Health Department.

February 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larned Briefs

Quilting Bees meet

February 19, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Lloyd Earl Donham

Lloyd Earl Donham

February 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


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