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Learn how to conserve water with a rain barrel

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Water Conservation Rain Barrel" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This is a free Stop 'N' Learn session. Landscapes, on average, account for nearly 40 percent of a household's water usage during the summer months. Rain barrels can help alleviate some of the pressure on water resources by collecting rain water to be used for watering purposes.

April 27, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Jail Log, April 24-26, 2015

Barton County Jail

April 27, 2015 | | On the Record


KCAC tournament kicks off with Community Night

Great Bend will be hosting the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) softball and baseball tournament for the second year from April 29 through May 3, 2015. The City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Recreation Commission have worked hard to help host this championship baseball and softball tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex.

April 27, 2015 | CHRISTINA HAYES, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


​Drivers flee in Great Bend incidents

A vehicle driven by Elias Garza was southbound in the 2000 block of Harrison St. at 9:05 p.m. Sunday and rear-ended a vehicle driven by Kenneth Gray, who reportedly had slammed on his brakes. Both vehicles fled the scene, according to the Great Bend Police Department.

April 27, 2015 | | News


Barton men's tennis season ends in Region VI

ARKANSAS CITY – It was not the kind of ending that Coach Lyle Stickney had hoped for his Barton Community College men's tennis team.

April 27, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton women advance to NJCAA tennis championships

ARKANSAS CITY – After a frustrating regular season at times, the Barton Community College women's tennis team put it all together – well almost all together – at the Region VI meet this past weekend. The Cougars battled to the end for a second place finish, coming up just short in third place.

April 27, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Volquez drops appeal, will serve 5-game suspension

CLEVELAND- Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez is dropping his appeal of a five-game suspension and will begin serving the suspension Monday.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Error costly as Volquez, Royals fall to White Sox

CHICAGO- The White Sox completed an unofficial sweep of the Royals on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field with a 5-3 victory in the regularly scheduled contest. The White Sox also won the suspended game from Friday by a 3-2 margin, when Avisail Garcia delivered a walk-off single against Kelvin Herrera to score Melky Cabrera. The teams only needed to play the ninth to complete that game.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


OTR for April 28, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Area powerlifters compete in Salina

Art Keffer, Brett Wondra, Tom Beckwith and Ron Ekis competed at the 2015 Kansas State Powerlifting Championships, which were held in Salina, Kansas in March.

April 27, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Cougars split series with West champ Seward; Region VI playoffs next

Weather once again played havoc with a Jayhawk West baseball series. Instead of having all four games at home over the weekend, the Barton Community College baseball team was forced to play a pair in Hays Saturday before field conditions allowed them wrap up the series – and the regular season – at home Sunday.

April 27, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Cougar women taking full team to NJCAA Championships

HUTCHINSON- There was little doubt the Barton Community College women's golf team would win the Region VI Championships. The Cougars had won every Jayhawk Conference meet with ease this year and the region featured the exact same golfers.

April 27, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Bandits win Hap Dumont tournament

The Barton Bandits took first place in the GBRC NBC Hap Dumont Points Tournament this past weekend at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The Bandits went 4-0 sweeping the competition to win the tournament.

April 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


GBHS golf results from Cougar Invitational (Salina)

OVERALL TEAM RESULTS

April 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


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​Joyce L. Boos 1940 - 2015

Joyce L. Boos, 74, died May 10, 2015, at Bixby Southtown Nursing Home, Bixby, Okla. Born Oct. 19, 1940, at Winfield, she was the daughter of John James Hutto and Opal (Spittler) White.

May 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Phyllis Eileen Blythe 1928 - 2015

Phyllis Eileen Blythe, 86, died May 10, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born June 16, 1928, at Williamsburg, the daughter of Clyde E. and Ruth (Decker) Todd.

May 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Hitmen win 10 and under

Hoisington Hitmen baseball placed first in the 10 and under age division at the Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex tournament on May 10, 2015. The team is sponsored by parents and CUNA Mutual Group.

May 12, 2015 | | Local Sports


Barton women sit 11th after day one at NJCAA Golf meet

MESA, Ariz. – National meets are not supposed to be easy. And it wasn't – at least for the opening round.

May 12, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


OTR for May 13, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 12, 2015 | | On the Record


Carly Fiorina's Game-Changing Presidential Run

Carly Fiorina may be the most important presidential candidate who will not win the nomination.

May 12, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Learning from Obamacare's Spectacular Failures

Federal taxpayers spent a shocking total of $5.4 billion - with a B - on grants to establish what ended up being just 13 state Obamacare exchanges. In some states the failures have been spectacular enough to embarrass officials and imperil political careers, and in far too many places, Republicans who should have known better went along. It's an object lesson in keeping your fingerprints off the other party's very bad ideas, and should be front of mind not just if the Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell sparks new Obamacare exchange fights in state capitals, but also ...

May 12, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Hillary Superpac

May 12, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Coasting to the finish line GBHS students roll out inlaid coasters

DeletebodycopySure, the Great Bend High School Mass Production II students know how to design and produce drink coasters, but it's a safe bet that all their mothers are hoping the teenagers learn how to use them, as well.

May 12, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by AT&T Wireless, 3407 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Cindy Parr and Dale Hogg. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 12, 2015 | | Local News


Cavs and Bulls recovering, Clippers aiming to oust Rockets

There's been former MVP's winning games with dramatic buzzer-beating jumpers. There's been injuries to stars. There's been a coach getting questioned by his own team.

May 12, 2015 | TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


MLB pumps up ball security after Tom Brady flap

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball pumped up security for its game balls this season in the wake of the Tom Brady flap.

May 12, 2015 | BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Warriors tie their semifinal at 2-2, rout Grizzlies 101-84

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Steve Kerr challenged his Golden State Warriors to ratchet up the intensity to playoff-level. With MVP Stephen Curry leading the way, they responded and looked like the team that cruised through the regular season.

May 12, 2015 | TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Duffy, Royals stumble in opener with Rangers

ARLINGTON -- Adrian Beltre's 399th career home run and another strong outing from Colby Lewis helped the Rangers open their homestand with a 8-2 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Globe Life Park.

May 12, 2015 | T.R. Sullivan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Local gas prices below state average

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.42 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.66.

May 12, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


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