Bernadine M. "Bert" Homolka, 90, died April 1 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 17, 1922 in Dubuque, she was the daughter of Edward and Mary (Feltes) Klusener. In May 1944, she married Leonard F. Homolka in Reno, Nev. He died on April 11, 2003. A resident of Great Bend most of her life, she was a homemaker.
Robert E. Yetschke, 85, died May 3, 2010 at his home in Great Bend. Born May 27, 1924 in Great Bend, he was the son of Clarence and Chole (Piper) Yetschke. Betty Ann Yetschke, 84, died May 5, 2010 at her home in Great Bend. Born May 17, 1925 in Tulsa, Okla., she was the daughter of Donald Sr. and Frances (Corbeille) Bowsher.
Caroline "Carrie" Stecklein, 87, died April 3 in Alva, Okla. She was born on July 31, 1924 in Kansas.
HUTCHINSON - Francis E. "Gene" Stambaugh died April 3 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with Elliott Mortuary & Crematory, Hutchinson.
PAWNEE ROCK - C. Walter McCowan, 71, died April 3 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Morell Funeral Home, Larned.
LYONS - Jeffery Adam Thurman, 26, died April 1 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born March 20, 1986 in Lyons, he was the son of Leonard A. Thurman and Anita A. Williams. He attended Lyon's schools. A longtime resident of Lyons, he was an oilfield worker.
CLAFLIN -The Central Plains Oiler music department had 24 students performing in Larned on Saturday, March 31 at the Regional Music Festival. It was a successful day with nine of 14 entries advancing to the State Music Festival. The State Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday April 28 at Kansas Wesleyan University.
Downtown Christmas lights
All are invited to join in the festivities of the ninth annual Community Hog Feed at Immanuel United Church of Christ located at 7th and Fritz in Ellinwood from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. Tickets are available at the door for adults, $7, children 4-12, $4, and those 3 and under, free. Carryouts will be available.
NEW ORLEANS - The season began with coach Bill Self telling Kansas faithful to chill out. It ended with the Jayhawks one game - really, one late run - from winning a national championship.
NEW ORLEANS - Kentucky's defense was so good it overcame its own offense.
I was surprised and saddened when I read of the passing of Tribune City Editor Chuck Smith. I will miss his editorials, especially his straightforward, tell-it-like-it-is style of writing. I agreed with most, if not all of them, and I often considered e-mailing him to let him know that I thought he was doing a good job. Unfortunately I never did, and now it's too late. Although I don't think I ever met him in person, I felt like I knew him personally. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family, his friends, and his co-workers at the ...
Raging Moderate, by Will Durst
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?
Foundry Methodist Church, 5401 Broadway Ave., will be the host site for the next Lenten Luncheon, a noon Wednesday, March 18. A meal is served at noon (not earlier) and the meeting ends at 1 p.m. A freewill offering is suggested to defray the expenses of the host congregation. Host pastors at Foundry Methodist are Kevin and Jana Baxter. The speaker will be Sister Andre Kravec, O.P., a Dominican Sister ministering in the Catholic churches in Claflin and Odin.
PRATT - Precinct committee men and women of the 113th Kansas House District met Thursday night and elected Greg Lewis (R-St. John) to complete the term of former House member Basil Dannebohm.
WICHITA - Joseph F. Bunk, 67, passed away Feb. 28, 2015. He was born July 14, 1947, in Great Bend, to Maurice and Mary (Kaechele) Bunk of Hoisington. In 1965, Joe graduated from Hoisington High School. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, he attended Kansas State University and graduated with a master's degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
HOISINGTON - Michele Lynn Popp, 61, of Sedalia, Mo., passed away March 11, 2015, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Mo. Born Aug. 11, 1953, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Eugene A. and Bobett T. Lott Beran. On June 1, 1974, she was united in marriage to Larry D. Popp, in Odin. Her life centered around her family. She also enjoyed cooking and sewing.
ELLINWOOD - Norman John Klepper, 95, died March 11, 2015, at Ellinwood District Hospital. He was born at his home in rural Ellinwood on June 23, 1919, to John and Mae (Arnsdorf) Klepper. Norman was a lifetime resident of Ellinwood, also living in Garfield for eight years. He attended Sts. Peter & Paul Grade School and was an Ellinwood High School graduate. He married Anna Musenberg on Nov. 6, 1946, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church. She died on July 4, 1972. He later married June Hammer on Nov. 27, 1981, at St. Joseph's Church. She died May 6, 2011. Norman was ...
TOPEKA – Following on the success of the Kansas River being named a national water trail by the National Park Service in July 2012, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism wants the same designation for a portion of the Arkansas River in Kansas, including near Great Bend.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE
In recent weeks, the Federal Reserve and its apologists in Congress and the media have launched numerous attacks on the Audit the Fed legislation. These attacks amount to nothing more than distortions about the effects and intent of the audit bill.
Fewer things are more rewarding than devotion to something larger than oneself.
The Pratt Community College rodeo team is more than two-thirds of the way through the 2014-2015 season, a year that has brought many changes to the program.