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First Kansas Bank Pays It Forward

First Kansas Bank is giving back. During the holiday season for every new loan and deposit account opened, First Kansas Bank made a donation to the Golden Belt Foundation "Pay It Forward Fund", administered by the DARE program. This fund is available to local schools where teachers and administrators use the money to purchase clothing, supplies, and other basic necessities that arise for students in need.

April 24, 2013 | | Business


Nex-Tech’s Private Cloud

Nex-Tech's Business Technology Group announced today that it now offers Private Cloud services through its remote datacenters. Located in separate communities, these high-tech facilities offer the latest in technology innovations with the physical and virtual security and redundant core services necessary to properly store and protect a business' critical applications and data.

April 24, 2013 | | Business


Kenseth's race-winning car at Kansas Speedway fails inspection

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - On Wednesday, Matt Kenseth was essentially stripped of his Sunday win at Kansas Speedway because his race-winning car failed inspection.

April 24, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lobbyists versus Sick People

What if you had to choose between making insurance more affordable for Americans with pre-existing conditions or funding lobbyists and political hacks? That's the decision the House will face when it considers H.R. 1549, the Helping Sick Americans Now Act, sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania. It should be an easy choice.

April 24, 2013 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Amnesty with secure borders – this time I mean it, Charlie Brown

Poor, sappy Charlie Brown. Year after year, Lucy promises that she will not yank away the football as Charlie tries to kick it. "This time I really mean it," Lucy assures him, but as we all know, it is a trick.

April 24, 2013 | Ric Oberlink | Columnists


The terror marathon

April 24, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Chargers sign FB Chris Gronkowski

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers have signed former Denver Broncos fullback Chris Gronkowski.

April 24, 2013 | | AP Sports


HEAT RISES

MIAMI - Everyone in the Miami huddle was bracing for a grind to the finish. On the other end, the sense around the Milwaukee bench was that an upset was there for the taking.

April 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


First-place Royals to pitch Davis, Shields against Tigers

DETROIT - Now the series between the Royals and Tigers takes on a new level of intrigue.

April 23, 2013 | By Noah Trister AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


GBHS JV ties for first

GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend junior varsity tennis team tied for first place on Monday in a five-team meet.

April 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Lady Panthers take second place at Hutch

HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team finished second at a Hutchinson swim meet on Tuesday evening.

April 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Chiefs pondering decision on first pick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The running joke around Kansas City at the end of last season went something like this: "The Chiefs are so bad" - pause for effect - "they can't even stink in the right year."

April 23, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Final day of KJCCC men’s championship canceled

NEWTON - The Barton Community College men's golf team struggled in Monday's Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Men's Championship at Newton's Sand Creek Station Golf Course.

April 23, 2013 | | Community College


‘Raptor Rehab’ is Thursday

Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present "Raptor Rehab" at noon Thursday at the zoo, 2123 Main. The program is not Wednesday as reported previously. This free one-hour Stop 'N Learn program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Ricklefs will talk about what it takes to rehabilitate the native birds of prey, and answer such questions as "How do you help a hawk to heal?" and "What happens when an eagle gets shot?

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Vandalism loss tops $8,000

Recent cases of vehicle and store windows being shot with BB or pellet guns has caused more than $8,100, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Crime Stoppers is seeking information about recent cases of criminal damage. The department has taken 25 such cases between April 18 and 20.

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


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Royals bitten by Yankees’ early power surge

NEW YORK- Right-hander Adam Warren threw 6 1/3 strong innings, while Mark Teixeira drove in four runs with a double and a homer as the Yankees rolled to a 5-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

May 27, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Hoisington man wins $150,000 with lottery scratch ticket

TOPEKA – How lucky can one guy get? In the case of Brian Batt, about $150,000 worth. That was the amount of the top prize the Hoisington resident scratched off on the $20 Extreme Crossword ticket he purchased.

May 27, 2015 | | Local News


Mosquito spraying starts Thursday in Great Bend

The City of Great Bend will be spraying for mosquitoes from 8 p.m. through midnight on Thursdays, starting tonight and running through July 2, weather permitting. Officials urge residents to keep their doors and windows closed during this time. Contact the Public Works Department at 620-793-4150 with any questions.

May 27, 2015 | | Local News


Post Memorial Day

May 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


EPA Plan to Ban Coal Hits Major Roadblock

The EPA proposal to impose a de facto ban on new coal-fired power plants received more than two million comments from the public - but it looks like it was just one five-page comment from the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) that sent EPA scrambling back to the drawing board.

May 27, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Debate Dilemma: How to Cull the Republican Herd

This is more daunting than a Rubik's cube: How in the world do you fit as many as 18 Republican candidates on one debate stage?

May 27, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Swimming offers alternative athletic competition

Dear Editor,

May 27, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Farm payment limits

Dear Editor,

May 27, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Medicare Basics Workshop slated June 4, in Ellsworth

If you'll soon be getting Medicare, or just want to know more about Medicare, experts on Medicare will present a "Medicare Basics" workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, at the J.H. Robbins Memorial Library, 219 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth that will cover essential Medicare information and provide answers to your questions.

May 27, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, 250 West 9th in Hoisington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters January Pecora and Regan Ochs. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 27, 2015 | | Local News


​Quake felt in Great Bend

A Great Bend resident reported feeling an earthquake at 1:45 p.m. Saturday in the 3900 block of Broadway Ave.

May 26, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend NAMI changes bake sale plans

The Great Bend chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has changed the time and place of its upcoming fundraiser. There will be a bake sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Walmart.

May 26, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS Track's Cliff Burt to retire following state meet

You can measure success for a high school and youth sports coach in a lot of different ways; number of state champions, number of athletes continuing their career in college with a scholarship and, most of all, having a positive impact on an adolescent's development. Cliff Burt exemplifies all of those categories and then some. A track coach in Great Bend for the past 35 years, 20 at the high school level, coach Burt has left his mark on the shot and discuss rings that will never be matched.

May 26, 2015 | CHRIS BURT, Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


​John L. “Jack” Godin 1939 - 2015

PAWNEE ROCK - John L. "Jack" Godin, 76, died May 25, 2015, at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita. Born March 24, 1939, in Tupper Lake, N.Y., he was the son of Frank and Marion (Prespare) Godin. On Oct. 31, 1981, he married Mildred Gable in Great Bend. A resident of Pawnee Rock for six years, coming from Great Bend, he was a heavy equipment operator in the oilfield and later worked for maintenance at Great Bend Housing Authority.

May 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Erwin “Erv” Leiker 1934 - 2015

Erwin "Erv" Leiker, 81, Great Bend, died May 24, 2015, at his home. He was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Hays the son of Leo and Angela (Klaus) Leiker. On Nov. 8, 1958, he married Janet Grace Burgardt in Pfeifer. She died May 6, 2000. He was a retired oilfield worker and was a Hays High School graduate.

May 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


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