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Lester W. Miller 1924 - 2011

Lester W. Miller, 87, died Aug. 8, at Fairbury, Neb. Born on Jan. 6, 1924 in Fairbury, Neb., he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Koch) Miller. He attended school at Morrowville and graduated in 1941. After high school, he farmed with his father north of Morrowville. Lester was also part owner in the Corner Café for several years. On Dec. 29, 1945, he was united in marriage to Agnes L'Ecuyer. She preceded him in death. He was an upstanding community member. He loved playing baseball, playing until he was 36 years old. He liked to do carpentry ...

August 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


One vehicle wreck occurs

A one vehicle wreck occurred in the 300 block of north Washington, Great Bend, at 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle was south bound on Washington when it lost control, entered the east ditch backwards, striking the culvert and then rolling onto its top, according to a news release by the Barton County Sheriff's office.

August 10, 2011 | | News


Kansas Wetlands Education Center programs

Birding Basics and Cheyenne Birding Field Trip will be held in August at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway.

August 10, 2011 | | Local News


Central Kansas NAIFA offers Two Hours Insurance Continuing Education courses August 19th at Great Be

Central Kansas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors will provide to area insurance agents two hours of General continuing education hours on Aug. 19, at the Great Bend Chamber Boardroom. The two hours of general CE course, titled "Medicare Fundamentals", is provided at minimal cost. Registration is at 9 a.m. at the Great Bend Chamber Boardroom, 1125 Williams St.

August 10, 2011 | | Business


Simpson Farm Enterprises named Apache Dealer of the Year

At their annual dealer meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., Equipment Technologies (ET) recognized Simpson Farm Enterprises (SFE) as the Apache Dealer of the Year. The Apache is the worlds leading high capacity mechanical drive sprayer. In addition, two SFE salespeople, Jason Pavlu and Jed Simpson, were recognized for individual sales achievements by earning the Presidents Award and Top Performer Club Award respectively.

August 10, 2011 | | Business


Offshoring isn't a good idea

The claim first made 10 years ago and repeated by Republican and Democratic administrations that corporate offshoring would increase domestic employment turned out to be a painful hoax perpetrated on American workers

August 10, 2011 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


America needs a fat presdient with a lean government

A week ago, Los Angeles Times editors asked readers if New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has the look of a president.

August 10, 2011 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Guess? who wants to pay more taxes

Georges Marciano, co-founder of the clothing company Guess? Inc. and ostensibly in no trouble with IRS, nonetheless demanded in 2009 that the agency audit him over the previous several years.

August 10, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Rays blank Royals, 4-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - James Shields has even surprised himself about going the distance this season.

August 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


Jacobs wins

WICHITA - Austin Jacobs, a junior-to-be and a tennis player at Great Bend High School, took in the 2011 Kansas Novice Tournament of Champions on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Wichita Country Club.

August 09, 2011 | | Local Sports


BACK TO WORK

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Tamba Hali thanked Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and his family, then talked about getting back to work.

August 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


Barton men’s soccer team ranked No. 3

The Barton Community College men's soccer team comes in at No. 3 in the recently released NJCAA preseason poll.

August 09, 2011 | | Community College


Practice? Rodgers downplays Pack’s sloppy showing

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Asked about a sloppy showing by the Green Bay Packers offense the night before, Aaron Rodgers channeled his inner Allen Iverson.

August 09, 2011 | BY CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Quilting Bees meet

LARNED - President Ann Hicks welcomed guests Janet Stratton, Susan Fox and Ruth Robbins to the Aug. 2 meeting of the Quilting Bees Guild. A special guest was Sheila Scheibmeir's grandson, newly arrived from Texas. The fat quarter drawing on the western theme was won by Lavada Kraft.

August 09, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Blood drive scheduled Aug. 26

LARNED - If you donate blood with the American Red Cross, you could win a $250 gas card.

August 09, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


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Rural main street economy improves for July

Overall, main streets in the nation's heartland are doing better, according to the July Creighton University Rural Main Street Index report released Friday.

July 17, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan in the works

The Barton County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan steering committee has been formed and will meet for the first of five times Tuesday afternoon to ...

July 17, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


GBRC to hold adult tennis tournament

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a USTA Adult Open Tennis Tournament on Saturday, July 25th, and Sunday, July 26th. The tournament is ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Braves end season in pool play, Chiefs fall in two to Russell

It was a hot and rough Thursday for local American Legion baseball teams. Following a 9-1 loss to Andover in pool play, the Great Bend ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Rebel softball wins state title

HAYS- Great Bend's 16U Rebel softball team won the Kansas KSA Class C state championship last weekend at the state tournament in Hays. Great ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Tinseltown Talks

On August 6, thousands of sci-fi fans will invade Las Vegas for a massive four day Star Trek convention. Over a hundred Star Trek celebrities ...

July 17, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


Check It Out!

New books available for your reading entertainment!

July 17, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Art and Wine Walk Silent Auction donation to Rotary Club

On Monday, the City of Great Bend presented a donation of $1,100 to the Rotary Club of Great Bend. The money donated by the ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local News


Grassroots Art Center Workshops

The Lid Off Film Festival scheduled for Sept 25 through 27, is the inspiration for two workshops sponsored by the Grassroots Art Center.

July 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


Iran Deal or No Deal

July 17, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Senate Needs to Accept Historic Deal With Iran

You can lead a Senator to water, but you cannot make him think. Benjamin Netanyahu's bellicose bellyaching notwithstanding, getting Iran to give up its ...

July 17, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Atticus Finch Jumps The Shark???

"Sequel reveals dark side of Atticus Finch." "New book portrays Atticus Finch as a racist." "Atticus Finch fans on Twitter aghast."

July 17, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Lutheran minister celebrates 10 year anniversary of ordination

The Congregations of St. Mark, Great Bend and St. Paul, Galatia will hold a joint Holy Communion Service on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 10 ...

July 17, 2015 | | Religion


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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