The Great Bend Tribune is holding a Halloween costume contest this year online. Entries will be accepted until Nov. 4.
CLAFLIN -Rachael Stueder of Claflin has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Rachael will be honored during an Induction Convocation this fall on the campus of Kansas State University.
During Fire Prevention Week, Claflin Elementary School pre-schoolers through second grade toured the Claflin Fire Department. Fire Prevention Week reaffirms the the importance of fire safety and awareness, and to pay tribute to firefighters, volunteers and first responders.
The American Legion Auxiliary is inviting the women in the area to their annual Membership Drive to be held Monday, October 11 at 1011 Kansas. The pre-dinner reception is from 6 until 6:30 p.m. At this time we urge you to get your membership updated as well as welcome new inquiries about joining the American Legion Auxiliary. Dinner will be buffet style starting at 6:30 p.m. with Chaplain Jeannie Munsch leading us in prayer. Dinner provided by your A.L. A. Officers and Committee Chairwomen.
September Marriage Licenses
Daughters of Isabella members Bertha Kuhn and Jean Moeder pose with Regent Jeanie Hapes after receiving their 50 year pinsmat the September meeting.
Elmer and Mary Ellen Stueder will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner.
Garth and JoAnn Frydendall will celebrate their 55th anniversary today.
Christopher and Tonya Swonger announce the birth of their daughter Krislynn Diane Swonger on Sept. 22. She weighed 6 lbs. 14 1/2 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has two big sisters, Emilie Swonger of Hutchinson and Corisa Swonger of Medicine Lodge.
Mark and Sheila Helm and Chris Linenberger, all of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann Linenberger, to Jordan Philip Shorter, son of Marvin Shorter of Holyrood and Tamra Nelson of Chapman.
Bill and Shelly Bullard announce the birth of their son, Keldon Nile Bullard on Aug. 25 in Hays. He weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 20 1/4 in. long. He has a big brother, Peyton Bullard, who is 15 years old, and two big sisters, Alyx Bullard who is 20 years old and Reese Bullard who is 2 years old.
Dannielle Dawn Bullard and Joshua James Hunter, along with their parents, announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Alan Bullard of Hoisington, Tammy and Todd Alsup of Salina, Deb and Bob Sisson-Rome and Curt Hunter, all of Hoisington.
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A free program on Digital Mammography will be offered at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Great Bend Regional Hospital staff will talk about their new full field digital mammography machine that shows great promise in the fight against breast cancer.
The annual celebration and meet-n-greet of Barton Athletics and the community will take place this Sunday, Sept. 21. Hosted by the Cougar Booster Club, the event will kick-off at 6 p.m. at Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend with social interaction including free refreshments.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "Simply Sinatra" as its first concert of the season. The show features Steve Lippia, accompanied by a 10-piece big band, singing many of the songs made popular by Frank Sinatra. Lippia is noted for blending classic and contemporary styles in his music. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
GREAT BEND – Darlene L. Anderson, 91, died Sept. 16, 2014 at Winter Meadow Homes, Inc., Topeka.
Matthew A. "Matt" Smolik, 90, passed away on Sept. 16, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Plains Computer Service (CPCS), 608 Patton Road, Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Terry Lewis and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced it has acquired a 981,000-bushel grain facility in Silica. The Silica facility primarily handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans, with 60-car shipping capabilities on the Kansas-Oklahoma railroad.
Happy Wednesday, everybody, and God bless America.
Whither the Islamic State? That's a real double-edged question: where is the group otherwise known as ISIS headed, and can the United States and other civilized nations make it shrivel up and die? The group is and has taken off like a bat out of hell, gobbling up territory and becoming a virtual murder machine.
The number of Americans living in poverty has dropped year-over-year for the first time since 2006, and childhood poverty dropped for the first time in 13 years, according to new figures released Monday by the United States Census Bureau.
The Great Bend Madrigal Pops Singers are now selling tickets for their fall chili supper fund raiser. The event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 26, at the high school's Jack Kilby Commons area, prior to the football homecoming game against Wichita North.
Central Plains Middle School would like to recognize Avery Hurley and Devin Ryan as the September Students of the Month.