Final tryouts for Great Bend American Legion baseball (Great Bend Chiefs and Great Bend Braves) is set for Monday at Al Burns Memorial Field (Veterans Park) at 4 p.m.
The search for a new Barton Community College women's soccer coach has begun to replace the school's all-time winningest coach in that sport.
Rory Cedric Hoover Rory Cedric Hoover, 26, passed away May 17 at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born Sept. 20, 1984, in Hays, the son of Randall and Dora (Harbers) Hoover. He grew up in Larned, and had lived in Great Bend for the past 10 years. Survivors include his daughter, 'My Little Angel,' Hannah Ellen Riggs; his parents, Randall and Dora Hoover, Great Bend; a sister, Amy Turner, and husband, ...
LARNED - The Jordaan Foundation Inc. has awarded five Jordaan Scholars awards for the 2011-2012 school year to Larned High School's Ivan Garcia II, Tyler Gleason, Shanna Prescott and Karlee Rainbolt, and Katherine Ann Karst of Pawnee Heights High School.
Pawnee commission weekly minutes LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met May 9 in regular session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight. 9 a.m. - Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman and John Haas were present. Donna Pelton arrived at 9;15 a.m. Commissioners sorted through mail. Commissioners approved and signed checks for payroll, bills and expenses. Commissioners read and approved minutes of May 2, 2011. Tina Keeler, Pawnee County appraiser's ...
Larned USD 495 calendar Friday, May 20-See You at the Pole, 7:30 a.m.; LES Field Day at LHS Track; Track 3A Regional at Phillipsburg Saturday, May 21-Larned High Graduation at LMS, 2 p.m. Monday, May 23-Fourth Grade Instrument Display at LMS, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24-LMS Eighth Grade Promotion at LMS, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25-LHS Athletic Activity Awards at LMS, 1 p.m.; LHS Athletic Banquet at Community Center, 6:30 p.m.
LARNED - Larned High School's Kara Amon and Liberty Turner and Sarah Hales of Pawnee Heights High School have been awarded Cliff and Nina Fell Foundation Scholarships. The 2011 scholarships provide $2,000 each for the three winners to be used in attending a Kansas college or university.
Sometime between 1 p.m. on May 1 and 2 p.m. on May 3, a burglary occurred at a drilling rig owned by Petromark Drilling. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend, said the rig was located near SE 40 Ave. and 150 Road. Copper wiring from a generator to the rig, space heaters and a dog house trailer were damaged. Loss and ...
Randy Smith, director of the Criminal Justice program at Barton Community College, will present a free educational program at 1 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Smith will talk about crime scene investigation, home protection and personal safety. The program is sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. For more information call the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755.
Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will provide ice cream and cookies at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at its ice cream social. For more information call the Senior Center, 792-3906.
Professor Jim Hoy from Emporia State University will present the program, "Home on the Range: Kansas Folklore," at the Barton County Historical Society. The program will take place during the monthly historical society meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the museum, located just south of Great Bend's Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281. The public is invited to this free event. Hoy is a professor of English and ...
Habitat for Humanity of Barton County volunteers hope to raise at least $8,000 for their next building project with Habitat's third annual golf tournament, June 18. Hole sponsorships and team registration are being sought now, tournament organizer Matt Hiss said. The tournament will include a $1 million giveaway for anyone who can score a hole-in-one on a particular hole, as well as the opportunity to win a new ...
The Family Crisis Center Inc. is one of 10 organizations that will benefit from a recent fundriaser by Kansas Department of Corrections employees. KDOC employees banded together during Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 10-16, to raise nearly $4,100 to support organizations that serve crime victims throughout the state. This year's total is more than twice the amount that was raised last year. The Family Crisis Center provides advocacy and services ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made six ambulance runs on Tuesday. There were no fires. Barton County Sheriff Tuesday reports: Tires and other junk were dumped at NE 20 Road and NE 40 Ave. Scrap metal and an oxygen tank were stolen from a Roto-Mix work site. A truck hit a deer on SE 20 Road and SE 60 Ave. at 8:54 p.m. <p ...
The time is drawing near to claim a piece of Great Bend High School history. Brass nameplates removed from the original Great Bend High School Memorial Stadium before it was razed last summer will only be available until the end of May. The board of education decided to return the nameplates to family members on a first-come, first served basis. So far, only about 400 of the 881 available nameplates have been claimed. A special ...
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
With the holidays getting into full swing, life for most of us is getting hectic. Between all the big meals, the parties, the kids needing treats for their classes, never mind our day jobs...! Who has time for it all?
After another week of making desserts for events, I've decided pies are a good thing.
Actions speak louder than words. Oh, how true that is. With Thanksgiving tomorrow, so many of us will have a "cheat day" and opt for the second helping of stuffing or an extra dollop of whipped cream on our pumpkin pie.
Great Bend Tribune Managing Editor Dale Hogg and his wife, Volunteers in Action Volunteer Coordinator Linn Hogg, have embarked on this two-month lifestyle change experiment as a couple.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The impenetrable wall that was the Kansas City defense was breached by the Denver Broncos two weeks ago, when Peyton Manning and his cohorts ran up and down the field in a 27-17 victory.