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Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest Winners

Barton Community College has announced the winners of its Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. The winners are as follows: Abby Petz and Andrea Klepper; Taylor Pennington; and Marcus Pastran.

May 12, 2015 | | News


​Luella “Lu” Fercking 1937 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Luella "Lu" Fercking, 78, went to be with her Lord on May 10, 2015, at Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 3, 1937, in Comanche County, at her Aunt Faye's farm house, she was the daughter of John and Lillie Cline. In 1954, she graduated from Ness City High School. On June 3, 1954, she married Robert "Ray" Fercking. He went to be with his Lord on Oct. 3, 2001. They moved to Great Bend in 1968. She worked at Data Industries, Volkswagen, and the printing shop for the Great Bend Tribune. She and her husband started Lu's ...

May 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


​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


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OTR for May 15, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 14, 2015 | | On the Record


CPMS May students of the month selected

Central Plains Middle School recognizes Delaney Rugan, seventh grader, and Jameson Whiterock, fifth grader, as the May Students of the Month.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Education


City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes the placing of flowers at Great Bend Cemetery, the Community Improvement District public hearing and ordinance for the new Holiday Inn Express and the Kansas Department of Transportation Federal Funds Exchange Program.

May 14, 2015 | | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an introduction of the new Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch, the purchase of a replacement Sheriff's Office patrol car and a report on city-wide clean-up efforts.

May 14, 2015 | | Local News


Fox shoots 80 on second day of NJCAA

NEWTON – It was another up and down day for Landon Fox.

May 14, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Cougar women move into Top 10 at NJCAA golf meet

MESA, Ariz.- With a solid third day of action the Barton Community College women's golf team is now among the nation's top 10 with just one day left at the NJCAA National meet at Longbow Golf Club.

May 14, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Panther softball vs. Hutch moved to 5 p.m. start, JV softball vs. Larned cancelled

Due to wet field conditions, today's regular season finale between Great Bend and Hutch softball has been moved to a 5 p.m. start. Today's JV softball game against Larned has been cancelled.

May 14, 2015 | | Prep Sports


GBHS baseball moved to Larned

Due to wet field conditions today's Panther baseball games against Larned, originally scheduled to be played at home, have been moved to Larned's Moffett Field with the first pitched scheduled for 5 p.m. The JV games will be played at Jordaan Park in Larned.

May 14, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Citizens need to pay attention

Dear Editor,

May 14, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


USD 428 Education Foundation

If ever education needed a good friend, this is the time.

May 14, 2015 | | Local News


Schooling Millennials

Welcome to class, American millennials. Sit down and take notes - because you are in for a rude awakening.

May 14, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Big League Knitting

The baseball season is in full swing with the game's beloved sounds filling the air: the crack of the bat, roar of the crowd, clicking of knitting needles, and groans when an error is made, requiring several rows of yarn to be ripped out.

May 14, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Darrell Issa Disses the Poor

May 14, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Warriors whip Grizzlies 98-78, take 3-2 series lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Down and out just days earlier, the Golden State Warriors suddenly look alive and well again.

May 14, 2015 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Horford’s late follow gives Hawks 82-81 win over Wizards

ATLANTA (AP) - With their magical season on the brink, the Atlanta Hawks needed someone to come up big.

May 14, 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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