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Baby Sitter training offered

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has a few openings left for its American Red Cross Baby Sitters Training for Monday, Oct. 22. The class runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

October 16, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Trunk or Treat to be held

HOISINGTON - All children in Hoisington are invited to Trunk 'n' Treat – a safe and friendly environment for trick or treating. This Halloween celebration will take place on Wednesday, October 31 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Vine Street in Hoisington. The area will be blocked off, and car trunks will be decorated with Halloween themes and filled with treats for children in the community.

October 16, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Reception for Durhams to be held

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital invites you to join us as we wish Dr. Josh Durham and Ashley Durham, Pharm-D, good luck on the next step in their personal and professional lives, as they move away from the Hoisington area. Dr. Durham and Ashley have been providing healthcare services for the Clara Barton community since 2008.

October 16, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Craft Beer Festival

October 16, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Kansas unveils a new, more secure driver’s license design

TOPEKA – Starting this week, Kansans will start receiving a redesigned and more secure driver's license.

October 16, 2012 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Activities of city department recapped

At Monday night's Great Bend City Council meeting, City Administrator Howard Partington gave an update on the activities of various city departments in the past couple weeks. Below is a summary of some of the highlights.

October 16, 2012 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


VP debate underscores that personal Religion shouldn't steer political decision making

Dear Editor,

October 16, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


GBHS Debate places two teams and places fourth overall

The Great Bend High School Debate Team competed in their third tournament weekend of competition. They had five debate teams compete at the Buhler debate tournament on Saturday Oct. 13th. Two teams competed in the open division and three in the novice division. One open team placed and one novice team placed. In the open division Michael Gieck and Kameko Schultz placed second with a five and zero win loss record and twenty speaker points. "My partner and I did very well as a team together" Schultz stated. They competed against 46 teams in open division. In the novice division ...

October 16, 2012 | | Local News


Is this a debate or a primate exhibit?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

October 16, 2012 | | Columnists


Vending Democracy

October 16, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


It’s Come Down to Benghazi and Big Bird

In the 1967 film, "A Guide for the Married Man," a worldly businessman, played by Walter Matthau, takes a younger man, portrayed by Robert Morse, under his wing to teach him how to cheat on his wife. In one scenario, Matthau's character describes how a philandering husband should always deny his adultery, even when caught in the act. To illustrate this point, a skit is enacted wherein a man, played by Joey Bishop, is caught by his wife, in bed with his mistress.

October 16, 2012 | | Columnists


Gwen L. Sell 1922-2012

LACROSSE--Gwen L. Sell, 89, died Oct. 14 at the Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, La Crosse. Born Nov. 23, 1922, in Wallace, she was the daughter of Leo W. and Minnie I. (Bitter) Frazier. A lifelong resident of Rush County, she was a 1940 graduate of La Crosse High School. On July 6,1946, she married Vernon "Sam" Sell in Reno, Nevada. He preceded her in death March 10, 1994.

October 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sister Ruth Klein OP 1915 - 2012

Sister Ruth Klein, 97, died Oct. 13, in the Dominican Sisters of Peace Convent Infirmary in Great Bend. Born Jan. 22, 1915, in Lincoln Neb., as Ruth Rose Klein, Sister Ruth was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Helen Hoffman Klein. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend July 2, 1930, and pronounced her first vows Aug. 17, 1933. She celebrated seventy-five years of religious profession in 2008. Sister Ruth began her ministerial life as a teacher of grades 1 – 4 in 1934, but she will be most remembered for her education and ministry in music ...

October 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Leona M. Leiker 1924 - 2012

LACROSSE - Leona M. Leiker, 88, died Oct. 14 at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born May 20, 1924, in Pfeifer, she was the daughter of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1942 graduate of Bison High School, she was a clerk for the United States Postal Service before her retirement in 1979. On Feb. 6, 1945, she married Ralph J. Leiker at St. Michael's Catholic Church in La Crosse. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 2005.

October 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Hoisington Middle School students to perform

HOISINGTON -Middle school band students Rheanna Spires (7th grade), Krista Schneider (7th grade), Kirk Reisner (7th grade), and Madison Pata (7th grade) were selected to perform in the Southwest District Middle School Honor Band.

October 16, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


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Larned wrestlers compete at JV meet

LARNED - Larned wrestlers competed at the Larned JV Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

February 01, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Two Panther JV wrestlers place first

LARNED - Great Bend's Braulio Vargas (152-160) and Blake Ridgel (170-182) placed first at the Larned JV Wrestling Tournament Saturday. Vargas won five matches on ...

February 01, 2016 | | Prep Sports


OTR for February 1, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 01, 2016 | | On the Record


Huelskamp asks for student entries for Congressional Art Contest

Each spring, a nationwide, high-school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an ...

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Weed control school

At this time a big topic on the farm is weed control right now. With herbicide resistant weeds in many fields and controlling them is ...

January 31, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Wetland Explorer: Searching for Fun

Oh, the scavenger hunt – many of us have fond memories of days at summer camps, racing around with your team, trying to find everything on ...

January 31, 2016 | Jean Aycock, Education Director | Local News


Associated Youth Services to join Saint Francis Community Services

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) announced today that Associated Youth Services (AYS) is merging with SFCS in a move designed to expand and enhance services ...

January 31, 2016 | | Business


Pittsburg State University releases Fall honor rolls

Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2015 fall semester. To qualify for Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at ...

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Fourth quarter woes cost Barton women

For three quarters the Barton women's basketball team had a good chance to earn a Jayhawk Conference road win. Then came the final period.

January 31, 2016 | | Community College


Keller Real Estate receives award

The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson have announced that Keller Real Estate & Insurance Inc. in Great Bend has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent ...

January 31, 2016 | | Business


It’s Cold And Snowy – Global Warming Is A Hoax?

There are topics worthy of discussion but with the winter storm that paralyzed much of the East Coast last week and several other winter events ...

January 31, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Why Iowa and New Hampshire?

And now the question that's been dancing on the lips of politically concerned citizens for decades - Who's the genius that chose Iowa and ...

January 31, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Donald Trump Skips Fox News Debate

January 31, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


It's the Negativity, Stupid

Watching all the negativity flying around the stage at the Democratic Town Hall Forum the other night, something struck me.

January 31, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Editorial Cartoons


Dean’s lists announced at Emporia State University

Emporia State University congratulates the over 500 students named to dean's lists for fall 2015. Area students named to the Dean's List are:

January 31, 2016 | | Education


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