Landscaping for the Barton County Historical Society's new Bushnell Building was done by Michael Sisson as his Eagle Scout project. This photo taken Sept. 13 shows Christy Tustin from the Golden Belt Community Foundation, left, along with Bob Parrish and Bev Komarek from the historical society, touring the building.
Weslie Jones appears disconnected from the world happening around her. The Great Bend High School student lives her young life with severe autism and she suffers from seizures, which are caused by her disorder. It's a vicious cycle for the 17-year-old because with increased seizure activity, which she has suffered through recently, Weslie becomes even more withdrawn.
United Way of Central Kansas has partnered with Walnut Bowl, Eagle Communications and the Great Bend High School Marketing Class to organize "Putt Putt Fore a Difference" on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 1-4 p.m. Three person teams are now being recruited to participate in the charity fundraiser.
Great Bend Police were contacted at 9:15 a.m. Monday after Christopher Holt, Great Bend, was reportedly seen shoplifting at a local farm and home store. He was contacted and the property was returned. The reporting party refused to press charges; Holt was escorted off the property and told he is no longer welcome at the business.
September 17, 2013|
BY TRIBUNE STAFF
|On the Record
In the Barton County Commission story that appeared in the Tuesday, Sept. 17, issue of the Great Bend Tribune, it was incorrectly reported that an oil well on land owned by the Reed family produced 42,000 barrels of oil per year since it was drilled in 2007. In fact, it has produced a total of 42,000 barrels in that span. The Tribune regrets the error.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - James Shields kept the Indians off balance for six innings, Salvador Perez led a scrappy Kansas City offense and the Royals pounded Cleveland 7-1 on Monday night to open a three-game set with significant playoff implications.
RUSSELL - Continuing to play a consistent, sometimes overpowering, brand of volleyball, Great Bend High School improved to 8-1 on the season after sweeping a pair of non-conference road matches on Monday night.
OGALLAH - Richard D. "Bandit" Owen, 67, died Sept. 14, at his home. Born Feb. 24, 1946, in Monahans, Texas, he was the son of William Thomas and Catherine (McNett) Owen. On June 23, 1973, he married Beverly Combs, in Conroe, Texas. She passed away April 1, 2008. On Aug. 15, 2009, Richard married Clarese Mong, in Ogallah. She survives. Richard was a welder and truck driver.
OFFERLE - Dennis Dean Herrman, 50, died Saturday, September 14, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Nov. 16, 1962 in Great Bend, he was the son of Georgiana Herrman and the late Francis A. Herrman.