Donald Gene "Fergy" Ferguson, 74, died Sept. 3 at his Great Bend home. He was born June 21, 1936 at Hardy, Arkansas, the son of Forest and Doris (Richardson) Ferguson. He married Opal McKnight May 19, 1955 at Great Bend. A Great Bend resident for sixty years, coming from Wichita, Kansas, Mr. Ferguson was owner and operator of Fergy's Enterprises, which he started June 21, 1978. He retired from his love of driving his loader in 2009.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Austin Jackson hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning for his third hit of the game and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-4 on Saturday night.
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Ryan Jastram kicked two field goals and North Dakota State's defense smothered Kansas in a season-opening 6-3 victory Saturday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger is getting time off for good behavior.
This is a fish story, but unlike most you've heard, this one is different. It's true, attested to by four witnesses who can't forget what happened 39 years ago.
QUIVIRA WILDLIFE REFUGE – Armed with nets, a set of keen eyes and determination, children and adults will head into the trees and fields surrounding Quivira Refuge Visitors Center to tag Monarch butterflies during the 14th annual Monarch Mania event on Saturday, Sept. 18.
All members of the Beta Sigma Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Master met for Beginning Day at the home of President Alice Clapsaddle. Following the supper cooked over an open fire, members reviewed the coming year's activities and adopted the 2010-2011 budget. With regret, Loretta Paulson was granted a leave of absence. The president thanked Merlene Baird and Rosie Rein for hosting the summer social in July and Marcia King for her outstanding contribution in saluting our beloved sister, Marty Buster. Members attending the memorial service placed a yellow rose on her casket. The meeting ended by drawing for ...
HOISINGTON - Dennis Thummel, 65, died Sept. 1 at Country Place Assisted Living, Hoisington. He was born Sept. 2, 1944, at Englewood, Colo., the son of Walter and Eleanor Korte Thummel. He married Shirley Packard on July 20, 1965. He was formerly of Brighton, Colo. He was educated at Selden and served in the U.S. Navy. He managed cooperatives at several locations in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Colorado. He was retired.
The 2010-2011 school year is upon us. There have been many exciting things happening in the Ellinwood Public School District. We have started some new initiatives that the staff and students created, and the district is already seeing the fruits of their work and dedication. We are creating an environment of excellence that will become the standard for students now and in the future.
LARNED - Jerald L. Jinks, 75, died Sept. 2 at Central Kansas Medical Center St. Rose Campus, Great Bend. He was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Big Bow, the son of Charles Lewis and Delores Pudge Jinks. An area resident for the past 63 years, he was a heating and air conditioning specialist.
Following is a copy of the pledge that the Larned High School football players' parents have made and the commitment of the Larned Indian football players and managers have made for the upcoming year, provided to The Tribune by LHS Head Football Coach Al Troyer.
The Larned City Council, meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 417 Broadway, will review a Community Development Block Grant application for the expansion of the Schnack Fire Station or for conversion of the former National Guard Armory into a fire station.
TOPEKA – Kansas byway travelers can win one of five Flip HD video camcorders by entering their favorite Kansas byway story now through Dec. 31 online at www.mykansasbywaystory.com.
Come in and see our new baby changing stations in both women and men's bathrooms...
The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on July 21, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a report on the Region E Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, report on volunteer recruitment from the Barton County Health Department, discussion on Emergency Support Function (ESF) 10 – Oil & Hazardous Materials of the Barton County Emergency Operations Plan, and a report on exercise activities from Barton County Emergency Management.
On Monday July 14, 2014 former students had a reunion at St. Mark Lutheran Church at 21st and Jackson. They had attended from 1937 to 1963 when the school closed. (Great Bend Tribune May 22, 2014 article) Students came from Corona, California; Poulsbo, Washington; Meeker, Oklahoma; Fort Collins, Colorado; Kinkaid, Kansas; Hutchinson, Kansas; Hoisington, Kansas; Pawnee Rock, Kansas and Great Bend, Kansas.
LARNED - The Fort Larned USD 495 school board met in May and June to discuss tennis courts and air conditioning business.
We've all faced those Monday morning blues, when coming in to the office seems like a life sentence of penal servitude instead of a joyous opportunity to hone our skills and character against life's constant challenges.
Bullying doesn't stay behind classroom doors. Bullying reaches marriages as well. People presume since they've known their spouse for so long, getting bullied is acceptable. Sadly, it is not acceptable in any way. Where there is bullying, there is no respect.
Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France - Because of doping's ravages on cycling, it's natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages.
LARNED - The World Cup is history.
HIDALGO, Mexico – On barren ranch land just south of the Texas border, where road signs are pockmarked with bullet holes, a small group of foreign oil and gas companies is looking for the future.
Marie L. Sisk 1911 - 2014
Volunteers named as grand marshals for Labor Day event
In the story that ran in Thursday's Great Bend Tribune about Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation receiving tax credits, there were two errors. First, Camp Aldrich was misspelled. Second, Kans for Kids was referred to as Kansas for Kids in the first paragraph. The Tribune regrets the errors.
Over the past several weeks we have seen a significant increase in illegal immigration, as thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across what seems an invisible southern border into the United States. The mass immigration has, as to be expected, put an enormous strain on local resources, and it has heated up the immigration debate in the US.
Recently, I wrote that summer is the time for stupid political stunts, and John Boehner should honor that tradition by making good on his vow to sue President Obama for alleged executive abuses. "Do it, Mr. Speaker," I urged. "Give us a laugh during silly season."