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Excitement grows for 'Humphrey' debut

Interest in "The World According to Humphrey" and the One District, One Book program set to roll out on Sept. 25 continues to pick up speed and the committee working on it has grown to 38 members. The book was selected last spring and volunteers have worked all summer getting everything ready for the launch. Books in English and Spanish have arrived, correspondence with the author has been established, lessons by art and music teachers have been planned and posters, pins, book plates and magnets have designed and completed. Additionally, several community-wide events including nocturnal night at the Great Bend ...

September 07, 2015 | | Local News

Big Benefit Auction raises nearly $53K

With a smile a mile wide, former Foundation Director Darnell Holopirek fought back grateful tears as hand after hand shot up in the audience to pledge money in honor of Holopirek and her husband, Mel, during the 37th annual Big Benefit Auction on August 22.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

Art According to Humphrey

USD 428 elementary art students of Melissa Watson complete artwork depicting the main character in "The World According to Humphrey." The book is the inaugural One District, One Book reading initiative selection. The program will roll out on Sept. 25 as Superintendent Brad Reed reads the first chapter to K-6th grade students.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

Barton women second to open season; Mato fourth

It has been a record breaking career for Lydia Mato. This past weekend she started the final chapter of her time at Barton Community College.

September 07, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

​Hirsh trial moved to December

The jury trial for a former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper charged with aggravated assault and other counts of domestic violence is scheduled to take place Dec. 15-18 in Barton County District Court. It was previously scheduled for Sept. 22-25.

September 07, 2015 | | Local News

Laari wins JK Gold Classic; Cougar men take 3rd

Sampson Laari had a nice year as a freshman for the Barton Community College cross country team. He topped it off with a seventh place finish at the NJCAA Championships.

September 07, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Sousa has huge weekend as Barton soccer rolls

Renan Sousa has had some big games and big weekends during his time at Barton. None bigger than what he accomplished in Oklahoma over the weekend.

September 07, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

​Baker hearing set for Sept. 30

A new preliminary hearing date, Sept. 30, has been set for William Howard Baker. The Great Bend man faces charges in the deaths of a Reno County couple who were riding motorcycles through Great Bend in August 2014. Baker, who was 59 years old at the time, was driving a pickup that was pulling a trailer carrying a mower, and the trailer came loose on 10th St., hitting the approaching motorcycles. Shawn Schellenger, 27, and his wife Danielle Schellenger, 33, died as a result of the accident.

September 07, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Kansas State rolls past South Dakota 34-0

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Kansas State kicked off its season in dominating fashion Saturday, notching a 34-0 win over South Dakota. What stood out to Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder, however, was the abundance of room for improvement.

September 07, 2015 | ASHLEY DUNKAK, Associated Press | AP Sports

Cueto lasts 3 innings in finale loss to Chicago

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Erik Johnson made his 2015 Major League season debut a memorable one by limiting the Royals to three runs over six innings and the White Sox held on for a 7-5 victory on Sunday to complete a three-game weekend sweep.

September 07, 2015 | | AP Sports

Little Panthers take tournament title

MANHATTAN- The Great Bend United Little Panthers 12U soccer team posted a perfect 4-0-0 finish at last weekend'sWildcat Classic in Manhattan.

September 07, 2015 | | Local Sports

Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

September 06, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


September 06, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Sept. 8 through Sept. 11. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and fruit. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk is served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

September 06, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


September 06, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

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​Lee Miller

Lee Miller, 85, passed away after a short illness on Sept. 26, 2015. Lee moved to Great Bend in 1955 from Gove County and worked ...

September 29, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Marilyn J. Cleveland 1934 - 2015

HUTCHINSON - Marilyn J. Cleveland, 80, died Sept. 24, 2015, at Wellington Health and Rehab. Born Dec. 16, 1934, in Great Bend, she was the daughter ...

September 29, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Edwina “Lou” Girard 1943 - 2015

STAFFORD - Edwina "Lou" Girard, 72, died Sept. 28, 2015, at Stafford. Born March 17, 1943, in Lamar, Colo., she was the daughter of Stanley and ...

September 29, 2015 | | Obituaries

OTR for September 29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 29, 2015 | | On the Record

Crack seal on K-4 in Barton and Rice counties begins

The Kansas Department of Transportation planned to begin today sealing cracks in the asphalt roadway on K-4 Highway in Barton and Rice counties.

September 29, 2015 | | Local News

Girls Tennis Regionals

CLASS 6A, Oct. 10

September 29, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Girls Golf Regionals

Monday, Oct. 12

September 29, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Behind Rodgers, Packers build big lead to beat Chiefs 38-28

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks his offense is just getting started.

September 29, 2015 | GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

Ventura rounding into form for postseason

CHICAGO- Though the Royals' one-time grip on the American League's best record is slipping away, they found something else on Monday night at Wrigley ...

September 29, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ | AP Sports

Pope Francis In USA

September 29, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Dead Man Walker's Urgent Plea to the GOP

Nine weeks ago, when alleged conservative wunderkind Scott Walker was riding high, I rightly dismissed him as "a clueless newbie unfit to lead." But I ...

September 29, 2015 | | Columnists

Don't Let Hillary Shift Blame for Obamacare's Failures

Health insurance premiums are rising because of Obamacare. And there is still one year left of the assorted reinsurance programs designed to mask premium increases ...

September 29, 2015 | | Columnists

Thanks to blood drive participants

Dear Editor,

September 29, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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