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“Poppa D Clown” brings slapstick to Great Bend children ahead of Carson & Barnes Circus

With the Carson & Barnes Circus coming to Great Bend in just a few weeks, Poppa D Clown rode into Great Bend on Wednesday with his magic box full of humorous tricks and a comedy routine that kept area children bursting with anticipation and laughter. Wednesday's entertainment provided children a glimpse of what they will see under the Big Top when the Carson & Barnes Circus comes to town on May 16 at the Great Bend Expo Grounds.

May 04, 2013 | | Business


Beautiful Dreamer

Editor's Note: A 1967 Corvette once owned by singer Roy Orbison is now part of the collection at Hendrick Motorsports, owned Rick Hendrick of NASCAR fame. For a time, that storied automobile was owned by Robert "Bob" Martin of Great Bend, the former owner of Christmas Fantasy Village. Martin died on April 9. The story of his Corvette was recently reported by The BLOCK.com. An abridged version of that story appears below.

May 04, 2013 | | Local News


OTR for May 5, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

May 04, 2013 | | On the Record


CBH celebrates nurses week

HOISINGTON- Clara Barton Hospital joins hospitals across the country in celebration of National Nurses and National Hospital Weeks, May 6-12 and May 12-18, respectively.

May 03, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Bike safety

May 03, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood sports scene

May 03, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Thanks for new skate center

Dear Editor,

May 03, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Five students qualify to Sems at District National Qualifying Tournament

The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the District National Qualifying NFL Tournament on Friday and Saturday April 19th and 20th. Twelve students competed which consisted of: Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Clara Kachanes, Sarah Keller, Mallorie McNett, Jordan Otten, Chase Pumford, Jesus Sandoval, Kane Schumacher, Kameko Schultz and Paige VanSteenburgh. Five students qualified to semi-finals in their events. Cheney and Schumacher placed 12th and Gieck and Schultz placed 10th in Duo Interpretation. Finally Pumford qualified both of his events and placed 8th in both Humorous Interpretation and Dramatic Interpretation. Gieck stated, "the tournament went really well ...

May 03, 2013 | | Local News


Syrian Swamp

May 03, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Business is Booming in Perry’s Potemkin Village

You can't change the facts of an explosion. A large fertilizer factory operated next to homes, a middle school and a nursing home. The factory blew, and 14 people died. We can't change those facts, but it's up to us to decide what they mean.

May 03, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Nation

As Mother's Day approaches, the political scene makes me think of an old spiritual: "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child."

May 03, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Volunteers in Action

Dear Editor;

May 03, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Charles A. "Jack" Wesley 1949 - 2013

Charles A. "Jack" Wesley, 63, died April 30 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.

May 03, 2013 | | Obituaries


Larned Correctional honors top quarterly employees

LARNED - The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility has named Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of the year 2013 - Tanner Lang, Uniformed, CSI; Miranda Schmidt, Non-Uniformed, Administrative Assistant; RuthAnn Snodgrass, Contract, LMSW-MHP.

May 03, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Appreciation dinner held at Welcome Inn

LARNED - A Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held April 25 at the Welcome Inn with about 40 in attendance.

May 03, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


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If Yesterday's News Came Today

One of my favorite movies is "Jurassic Park." Actually, that's not true. One of my 6-year-old nephew's favorite movies is "Jurassic Park," which ...

September 04, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Donald Trump and the River of Slime

All I really need to know about Donald Trump I learned from "Ghostbusters II." An undercurrent of hate and fear-a river of slime, if you ...

September 04, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


LWV opposes purging of voter registration list

Dear Editor,

September 04, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


​Jury still out on Jordan trial

The jury left Thursday without reaching a verdict in the trial of Steven Terry Jordan. When jurors return to the Barton County Courthouse Friday morning ...

September 03, 2015 | By Susan Thacker and Dale Hogg | Local News


Kenneth Ballard King 1925 - 2015

Kenneth Ballard King, 89, died Aug. 31, 2015, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Wichita. He was born Sept. 2, 1925, at Maryville, Mo., the son ...

September 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Fern Boger 1924 - 2015

Fern Boger, 91, died Sept. 2, 2015, at Brookdale Senior Living in Tulsa, Okla. Born Aug. 4, 1924, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of ...

September 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Gene Mull 1937 - 2015

Gene Mull, 78, died Sept. 2, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born March 5, 1937, in Great Bend, he was the son of ...

September 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jimmie Dale Maris 1943 - 2015

Jimmie Dale Maris, 72, passed away on Tuesday evening, Sept. 1, 2015, in Great Bend after a lengthy illness. Born May 31, 1943, at Hoxie ...

September 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Helen C. Detmer 1938-2015

Helen C. Detmer, 76, died Sept. 3, 2015, at Almost Home, Inc., Great Bend. Born Oct. 5, 1938 at Great Bend, she was the daughter ...

September 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Federal food assistance program warns of scam

TOPEKA – The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has issued a warning regarding imposters utilizing what appears to be the federal SNAP toll-free information hotline ...

September 03, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Larned High golf 2015

Larned High's girls golf team features from left, Cathleen Cowell, fr.; Sierra Smith, so.; Dorothy Keenan, jr.; Haley Skelton, jr.; Emma Ayre, sr.; Jaicee ...

September 03, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Street work to begin

September 03, 2015 | | Local News


Barton volleyball keeps winning

DODGE CITY- It has been just the kind of start to the season Coach Phil Shoemaker was looking for.

September 03, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


OTR for September 3, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 03, 2015 | | On the Record


Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in ‘Deflategate’

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy ...

September 03, 2015 | LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press and TOM HAYS, Associated Press | AP Sports


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