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May 26, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Change on the horizon at Farmers Bank

Since opening its doors 106 years ago in Albert, Farmers Bank and Trust enjoys a rich history of local leaders at the helm. In fact, there have only been five presidents in the history of the bank. Twenty-eight year veteran banker Gene Dikeman took over eight years ago as the fifth president of the banking institution. Dikeman recently announced his resignation and stated "Farmers Bank attracted me because of its strong capital, employee strength and great customer service. It has been a pleasure to have been a part of Farmers Bank's history and to have worked with so many ...

May 26, 2013 | | Business


Eleanor E. Christiansen 1922 - 2013

Eleanor E. Christiansen 1922 - 2013

May 26, 2013 | | Obituaries


EMS treats man stunned by Taser device during altercation

Great Bend Police were dispatched to a trailer at 2800 Main, Lot 8 at 7:29 p.m. Thursday and arrested Manual Mena for alleged domestic battery and obstruction. Mena was subdued with a Taser electroshock weapon during the arrest, and was treated by Emergency Medical Service before being booked into the Barton County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bond.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for May 26, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 25, 2013 | | On the Record


Maxine Foster

PAWNEE ROCK - Maxine Foster, 93, died May 25 at her home in Pawnee Rock. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Jacqueline J. Toman

Jacqueline J. Toman, 74, died May 25 at the Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens 1934 - 2013

KINGSTON, Okla. - Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens, 79, passed away May 23 at the hospital in Durant, Okla. Born Jan. 11, 1934, in Russell County, he was the son of Rudolph and Nathalia "Dollie" Dumler Niedens. Lou was raised in Russell County and attended Hoisington High School. He later graduated from Concordia Lutheran College in Seward, Neb. On Dec. 29, 1990, he married Linda Darlene Bessell (Hoover) in Moore, Okla.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Gary Lee Popp 1961 - 2013

KANSAS CITY - Gary Lee Popp, 51, passed away unexpectedly of a sudden healt attack on May 22. Born June 25, 1961, in Hoisington, he was the son of Maurice and Margaret (Fuller) Popp. Gary graduated from Hoisington High School. In 1979 he began working for Missouri Pacific RR, then on to Union Pacific RR in 1988. After that he was employed with Johnson County Water District for over 23 years from 1990 to present and appointed Operations Team Leader for 15 of those years.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Marlin E. "Butch" Depiesse 1942 - 2013

Marlin E. "Butch" Depiesse, 70, died May 23 at his home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 18, 1942, in Beaver, he was the son of Lawrence LaVerne and Theresa (Schremmer) Depiesse. On Dec. 20, 1963, he married Phyllis Hall in Neptune, N.J. She survives. He returned to Great Bend in 1994, from Monmouth County, N.J., working for Bill Murray's Auto Body Shop in New Jersey, and various local body shops in the Great Bend area.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


George Arthur Windham 1949 - 2013

SAND SPRING, Okla. - George Arthur Windham, 64, died May 22 in Sand Springs, Okla. He was born on Jan. 15, 1949, in Sanford, N.C. Mr. Windham was united in marriage to Joyce Marie Morrison. He was a resident of Sand Springs, Okla., for several years. He worked at Worthman Heating and Air as a service technician.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael Stewart Fox 1947 - 2013

ARVADA, Colo. - Michael "Mike" Fox, 65, of Arvada, Colo., passed away on April 6. He is survived by his loving wife Debbie; his children Jason Fox of Dallas, Texas; Brian Tracy of Edwards, Colo.; Sue (Tom) Reitz of St. Louis, Mo.; Missy Tracy of Ft. Collins, Colo.; his siblings Philip (Paula) Fox of Ft. Worth, Texas; Judith Fox of Great Bend; Vickie (David) Rondeau of Olathe; and his four grandchildren, Dylan and Nathan Fox and Annaston and Mackenzie Reitz. Mike is predeceased in death by his parents, Wilson C. and Frances V. Fox, who laid a strong foundation for love ...

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Great Bend Public Library closed until Wednesday

The Great Bend Public Library is closed for the Memorial Day holiday. The library will reopen at noon on Wednesday, with summer hours going into effect. Fines will be forgiven on any items due on Tuesday, May 28.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Hundreds of items stolen from storage shed

More than $8,000 in property was stolen from a storage shed at Ninth and Washington in Great Bend, sometime prior to 2 p.m. on May 17. Police Chief Dean Akings said items taken were a white 20-inch freestyle bike, 300 Beanie Babies, 300 Hot Wheels cars, 40 drag cars/funny cars, computer parts, bib snow pants, a ski coat, boots, a snow board, under-armor, a fishing pole and Play Station3/Blue Ray.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Cox Communication, Midwest Energy, donate to Upward Bound

Two local businesses recently showed support for Barton Community College's Central Kansas Upward Bound program by donating grants to the cause. Midwest Energy donated $525 and Cox Communications donated $1,000. CKUB Project Director Patrick Busch said he hopes to secure more grants from local businesses soon.

May 25, 2013 | | Education


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Fort Larned to celebrate July 4 weekend

FORT LARNED - During the holiday weekend on Friday July 3, and Saturday July 4, Fort Larned National Historic Site will come to life with living history activities for a celebration of our Independence Day.

July 02, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


The Gift Box opens at St. Rose Health Center; everyone welcome

Judy Fox and her colleagues are ready to serve the community at the brand new St. Rose Health Center gift shop. The Gift Box is open to patients, families and the general public every weekday.

July 02, 2015 | | Business


Sunflower clients travel to Topeka

While the agenda was jam-packed with information for people with developmental disabilities, one of the highlights at a recent conference was the topic of leadership.

July 02, 2015 | | Local News


Charlie's Inside Corner: YOU SAID WHAT?

West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins, commenting on proposed rule changes and the need to change college basketball: "I thought we had a great game. I don't know why we're doing what we're doing.

July 02, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus Williams nears Serena showdown

LONDON (AP) - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 02, 2015 | HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer | AP Sports


Volquez, Royals hit speed bump against Astros

HOUSTON- Jose Altuve made his final case for an All-Star starting spot on Wednesday night, and it was a memorable one.

July 02, 2015 | Chandler Rome /MLB.com | AP Sports


Chiefs take care of business during midweek competition

After a 1-1 split against Dodge City Tuesday the Great Bend Chiefs doubled up on their counterparts from Pratt Wednesday. Great Bend routed their guests in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader by a 9-1 decision. Jacob Milton started his third contest on the mound for the Chiefs and saddled a no-hitter in the process. Walks and a passed ball contributed to Pratt's only score in game one.

July 02, 2015 | | Local Sports


Separation of two kingdoms

Dear Editor,

July 02, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Republican Partypooped

July 02, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Whining is For Duffers, Not Pros

Sometimes you just have to get away from politics, if even for half a weekend.

July 02, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Obamacare Ruling is a Conservative Win

The dream of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney has now been realized. Their solution-their idea for universal health care has been passed by both houses, signed by the president and upheld twice now by the Supreme Court. Yes, they call it Obamacare. Yes, they strangely call it socialism. But yes, it was their idea.

July 02, 2015 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


At the Mike: Happy Independence Day, wrestling and The Ferrari

It's the Fourth of July weekend and in Great Bend that means get your hard hat. I have never been in a town that allows more freedom of Independence Day than right here in Great Bend.

July 01, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


​Barton County Historical Society will be closed

The Barton County Historical Society will be closed Saturday for Independence Day. Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The Barton County Museum and Village is located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.

July 01, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for July 1, 2015

Great Bend Police

July 01, 2015 | | On the Record


Immunizations pay off for Ellinwood family

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Immunization Program is continuing its Immunize and Win a Prize program, and this year there was a winner from Ellinwood, the Barton County Health Department announced.

July 01, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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