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‘I’ve Loved Every Minute’

Tuesday was a difficult day at the office for everyone involved at Rosewood Furniture Gallery, located in downtown Great Bend. The Gallery's one and only manager Sandy Smith was saying goodbye on her final day there before retiring. Tears fell like rain as the manager and her client-employees grasped the magnitude of the moment. It was the end of a mentor-employee relationship that began more than 11 years earlier for some at the Gallery.

February 24, 2013 | | Business


Barton County 4H hosts Winter Classic Air Rifle Match

On Feb. 16th Barton County 4H hosted the Barton County Winter Classic Air Rifle match at the Expo grounds west of Great Bend.

February 24, 2013 | | Club News


Preceptor Pi supports International Grant Renewal proposals

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 12 at the home of Cindy Meitler. President Jeri Brozek led the meeting.

February 24, 2013 | | Club News


New Ysa class gathers in Topeka for first session

Twenty young livestock producers from across the state met in Topeka Feb. 18-19 for the first installment of the 2013 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmen's Academy (YSA). Merck Animal Health once again is partnering with the association to host these members for an in-depth look into KLA and the beef industry. A series of four seminars will be held throughout the year in various locations in Kansas.

February 24, 2013 | | Agriculture


Dozens hurt after Daytona crash debris hits stands

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - At least 33 fans were injured Saturday during a NASCAR race when a car flew into the fence at Daytona International Speedway, hurling a tire and large pieces of debris into the stands.

February 24, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 9 Kansas routs TCU to avenge previous defeat

LAWRENCE - Bill Self didn't show Kansas any extra video from its previous game against TCU.

February 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


SMOOTH SAILING

AUSTIN, Texas - Week by week and win by win, No. 13 Kansas State keeps inching closer to something not experienced by the Wildcats in a generation: a conference basketball championship.

February 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Cardinals’ Ball claims second state title

HAYS - In two straight years, Hoisington High School's Brandon Ball has won a Class 3-1A state wrestling title - albeit in different weight classes.

February 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Chris Burley wins state championship

PARK CITY - It was a familiar situation for Great Bend High School senior wrestler Chris Burley.

February 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Wake Forest routs No. 2 Miami for upset

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - C.J. Harris scored 23 points and Wake Forest beat No. 2 Miami 80-65 on Saturday to snap the Hurricanes' 14-game winning streak.

February 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Brunson hitting his stride

HAYS - Former Barton Community College and current Fort Hays State University standout Dwayne Brunson was named the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week on Monday, Feb. 18.

February 23, 2013 | | College/Professional


Despite drilling, gas prices still march upward

WASHINGTON (MCT) – Like locusts ravaging fertile crops, gasoline prices are soaring again and eating away at the purchasing power of ordinary Americans. And again, financial speculators appear to be a big part of the story.

February 23, 2013 | | Oil & Gas


Hoisington's Demel, Ball advance to semifinals at Class 3-1A state tourney

HAYS - Hoisington High School has two wrestlers still contending for Class 3-1A state tournament titles at Gross Memorial Coliseum after Friday's competition.

February 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Burleys, Hofmeister & Yager in hunt for Class 5A state finals

PARK CITY - The Great Bend High School wrestling team has advanced four athletes to today's Class 5A state tournament semifinal round.

February 22, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Couple opens liquor store

On Feb. 15, Justin and Amber Clark have opened a liquor store at 4006 10th St. in Great Bend they've dubbed On the Rocks.

February 22, 2013 | | Business


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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


USD 428 mileage reimbursement

Great Bend Unified School District 428 will be paying mileage reimbursement to families with children in grades K-12 who live outside of the city limits and 2.5 miles or more from their designated school (by way of the shortest route). The rate of reimbursement will be determined at a later date.

April 26, 2015 | | Local News


Senior Activities

Tuesday

April 26, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Does a Reverse Mortgage Make Sense for You?

The recent economic challenges have affected many retired individuals' ability to pay for everyday living expenses as well as major unexpected expenses. Because many Americans have put such a high emphasis on home ownership, the majority of their wealth may be tied up in home equity, limiting their ability to access money to pay expenses. For many individuals in this circumstance, reverse mortgages are attractive because of their ability to provide access to home equity, while retaining the borrower's right to live in their home. However, reverse mortgages are complex financial products that carry significant impacts on the long ...

April 26, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


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.

April 26, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Vernon Dirks 90th

Vernon Dirks will celebrate his 90th birthday on May 9, with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Albert City Building, across the street east from the Farmers Bank in Albert. Hosts for the event will be his daughters, Carolyn Humburg and husband Tom, of Great Bend, and Charlene Miller of Monument, Colo. and his son Gerald Dirks of Albert.

April 26, 2015 | | Birthdays


Canady — Reed

Ricky and Cecilea Canady of Union City, Okla. announce the engagement of their daughter Laura Marie Canady to Wesley Allen Reed, son of Steven and Heather Reed of El Reno, Okla. The bride-elect is the granddaughter to the late Robert and Mary Dyer. The prospective groom is the grandson of Jack Jenkins of Dodge City, Iris Jenkins of Great Bend, and the late Walter and Laura Reed.

April 26, 2015 | | Engagements


Murphy baby girl

Reid Murphy and Danielle Johnson of Nixa, Mo. announce the birth of their daughter Addilyn Mae Murphy on March 18 in Springfield, Mo. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long.

April 26, 2015 | | Births


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

April 26, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Monday

April 26, 2015 | | Club News


BPAA announces 2015 Bowling Industry Service Award winners

The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) announces the recipients of the 2015 Bowling Industry Service Awards, the most prestigious awards presented by the bowling industry.

April 26, 2015 | | Business


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