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Central Kansas 9.11/Tea Party to meet

The public is invited to attend the next meeting of the Central Kansas 9.12/Tea Party at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Front Door on 10th Street in Great Bend.

February 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Kansas Teachers of the Year present at Sterling College

On Feb. 4, Sterling College students studying education had an opportunity to hear from the top professionals in the field when the Kansas Teacher of the Year team was hosted on campus. Both prospective and current education majors were given the chance to hear two separate presentations that were focused on strategies for teaching.

February 17, 2013 | | Education


Works are not enough

Dear Editor,

February 17, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Barton County Farm Bureau to host check-out week event

The Barton County Farm Bureau is hosting an event for the National Food Check-Out Week. The week of Feb. 17–23 is dedicated to stretching your grocery dollar with healthy, nutritious food. Farm Bureau will be at Town and Country Market from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Hoisington.

February 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs


American State Bank Mitten Tree

February 17, 2013 | | Business


Straub International announces plans to relocate and expand their Wichita store to 55,000 sq. ft bui

Larry Straub, Chairman and CEO of the company announced the expansion as well as an expected completion date of August 2013 earlier this month, Straub noted "Our goal is to be up and operational by Sept. 1st of 2013. Our customers and employees in this market have had to work with a somewhat outdated and constrained facility, their patience is about to be rewarded with one of the largest dealership facilities in the U.S." Straub pointed out that this facility will boast enough indoor showroom space to display the largest tractors, sprayers and combines that Case IH manufactures as ...

February 17, 2013 | | Business


Barton County Board of Commissioners meeting

The Board of Barton County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Items on the agenda include a resolution transferring and carrying over 2012 unexpended funds to the Capital Improvement and Equipment Replacement funds; Richard Boeckman, County Counselor\Administrator, will provide the informational report of work completed during the last period; Amy Miller, Emergency Risk Manager, will discuss the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan; and Sheriff Brian Bellendir will discuss the need for a water filtration system at the Barton County Detention Facility.

February 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Panthers continue losing skid

LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School boys' basketball team continued their downward spiral on Saturday night.

February 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports


GBHS takes control early, wins big

LIBERAL- Solidifying their hold on second place in the Western Athletic Conference basketball standings, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers improved to 13-6 overall and 5-2 in league play after beating Liberal 61-39 on Saturday evening.

February 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports


No. 14 Jayhawks cruise past Texas 73-47

LAWRENCE - Jeff Withey had 15 points and 11 rebounds while becoming the Big 12's career blocked shots leader, Elijah Johnson emerged from a season-long slump and No. 14 Kansas walloped Texas 73-47 on a festive Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

February 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Rodriguez, No. 10 Kansas State blast Baylor

MANHATTAN - A pair of double-doubles and four players scoring in double digits made for a good night at Kansas State.

February 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kuhlman leads Panthers at state meet

TOPEKA - Great Bend High School junior Justin Kuhlman matched his finish in the 100-meter backstroke from last season on Saturday night at the Class 5-1A state swim meet at Hummer Sports Complex.

February 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Cowboys win in overtime

STILLWATER, Okla. - Marcus Smart scored 28 points, Le'Bryan Nash added a season-high 26 and No. 17 Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma 84-79 in overtime Saturday for its third straight down-to-the-wire win at home.

February 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lady Oilers blow away Kinsley

CLAFLIN - A 29-point second quarter boosted the Central Plains High School girls' basketball team past Kinsley in a 62-37 rout on Friday night.

February 16, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Gala auction features wide variety

A wide variety of auction items have been collected but Sunflower Diversified Services can always use more for its annual Charity Gala, said Connie Oetken, director of development.

February 16, 2013 | | Local News


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Mary Michael Looman 1956 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Mary Michael Looman, 58, died unexpectedly on March 8, 2015 at her home.

March 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jean Robinson

ELLINWOOD - Jean Robinson, 98, passed away peacefully at Ellinwood District Hospital on March 17, 2015.

March 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Democrats Have a Corruption Problem

Senator Bob Menendez will soon be indicted on corruption and obstruction of justice charges stemming from his relationship with Salomon Melgen, a West Palm Beach eye doctor. Melgen thought he could get away with Medicare fraud because he gave Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid's Super PAC $700,000 and lavished Menendez with private jet flights to his luxury resort. Given the known public facts, Harry Reid should return Melgen's money to the taxpayers he stole it from and should ask Menendez to resign.

March 18, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Education cuts

March 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Teen's Death is Our Tragedy

I was a fairly intense child, passionate in my love (Bobby Sherman, white chocolate,) and my hatred (the Dallas Cowboys, mayonnaise.)

March 18, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


GB wrestlers finish 3rd at Sub-districts

Great Bend Kids Wrestling Club traveled to Pratt on Saturday to compete against other western Kansas teams. The kids battled all day long at the Sub-Districts tournament and finished 3rd place out of 23 teams.

March 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


Walker selected MVP of Jayhawk West

Ahmad Walker established himself as one of the top players in the Jayhawk West during a terrific sophomore season. The coaches in the conference felt he was the best, selecting the Barton Community College guard as the Most Valuable Player in the conference this season.

March 18, 2015 | | Community College


Stop ‘N Learn: Cooking with Gloria

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Cooking With Gloria" from noon to 1 p.m. today at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. During this class, Gloria Hernandez, will be teaching how to prepare a few healthy dishes for your family. For more information, call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 or e-mail at recreation@gbrc.kscoxmail.com.

March 18, 2015 | | Local News


Anthony tabbed 2nd team All Jayhawk West

A pair of standout seasons ended with a second team All Jayhawk West selection for Phikala Anthony. The Memphis sophomore just missed a first team selection as the highest vote total on the second team. She was the lone Barton Community College Cougars to earn recognition.

March 18, 2015 | | Community College


Vote for Susan Young

Dear Editor,

March 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Fight video raises questions about school safety

An internet video depicting two Great Bend High School students fighting in the lunch room has been featured on several websites over the weekend, prompting readers to contact the Great Bend Tribune with questions concerning the safety of students at the school.

March 18, 2015 | Tribune Staff | News


Great American Meatout

Dear Editor,

March 17, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Should Nonprofits Be Taxed?

Nationwide, people involved with museums, archives, nature preserves, homeless shelters, battered women shelters and similar endeavors are nervous.

March 17, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Clinton Campaign Springs a Leak

Hillary Clinton's cruise-control candidacy is beginning to leak oil - and that's without any meaningful challengers among Democrats, let alone a formal Republican nominee to worry about.

March 17, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Poison Pen Letter

March 17, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


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