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Yes, Progressives, God Made Farmers

What was it about the Dodge' commercial, "God Made a Farmer," that stirred the souls of so many Americans during the Superbowl? Maybe it was the imagery of the dirt and grit of real America, not the white-washed concrete meccas many of us call home. Maybe for just a moment we were unplugged from our instant and superficial world and taken back to a time when we were captivated by God's creation, not what our friends were doing on Facebook. Or maybe it was just the quintessential sound of American icon, the late Paul Harvey, whose voice wraps around ...

February 07, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

Gun Politics

February 07, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Cougars pull away from Dodge

DODGE CITY - With Dodge City Community College vying for an upset, the Conquistadors tied the Barton Cougars at 40 with 14 minutes remaining in the second half on Wednesday night.

February 06, 2013 | | Community College

No. 11 Louisville tops Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Wayne Blackshear scored a career-high 19 points and hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 23-2 run early in the second half that carried No. 11 Louisville to a 68-48 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday.

February 06, 2013 | | AP Sports

TCU gets 62-55 upset over No. 5 KU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Garlon Green scored 20 points and TCU held on for a 62-55 upset of fifth-ranked Kansas on Wednesday night for the Horned Frogs' first Big 12 victory.

February 06, 2013 | | AP Sports

Gasol out with injury for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Pau Gasol was diagnosed with a torn plantar fascia in his right foot Wednesday, indefinitely sidelining the 7-foot Spaniard at a key point in the Los Angeles Lakers' belated rally to get in playoff position.

February 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

TMP Marian beats Indians

LARNED - In spite of a third-quarter spark that had Larned High School outscore Thomas More Prep Marian 24-10, the Indians had their rally cut short on Tuesday night.

February 06, 2013 | | Prep Sports

Lady Conqs hold on to beat Lady Cougars

DODGE CITY - For the second straight time for Barton Community College, a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division game came down to a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

February 06, 2013 | | Community College

Panthers call off dual with Hays

Due to team-wide illness, the Great Bend High School wrestling team will not be competing today at Hays.

February 06, 2013 | | Prep Sports

KU takes JUCO route, sign 18 to letters of intent

LAWRENCE - Kansas coach Charlie Weis is looking toward Kansas State as an example for success.

February 06, 2013 | | AP Sports

Kansas State signs QB Waters to battle Sams

MANHATTAN - Once heir apparent to Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein, Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams will face some serious competition thanks to the signing of junior college transfer Jake Waters.

February 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Free computer classes start Thursday at GBPL

The Great Bend Public Library will once again offer free computer classes to the public. Days and times of classes will vary from week to week.

February 06, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Contestants wanted for two 'Miss' pageants

Barton County residents could see a familiar face, or even two, at the next Miss Kansas pageant. That's because entries are being sought for two pageants that are a stepping stone to the Miss America competition, and both will be held March 9 at the Great Bend High School Auditorium.

February 06, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News

Edwin Doyle Hume, Jr. 1955-2013

COLBY - Edwin Doyle Hume Jr., 58, died on Feb. 1, 2013 at his home in Colby. He was born on Aug. 29, 1955 in Arkansas City.

February 06, 2013 | | Obituaries

Richard E. Roesler 1934-2013

BUSHTON - Richard E. Roesler, 78, died Feb. 5, 2013 at Prairie Sunset Home in Pretty Prairie. Born Oct. 27, 1934 in Oklahoma, he was the son of Joseph and Pauline Schoenecke Roesler. He graduated from Claflin High School, attended the University of Kansas and received a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Economic from Kansas State University. A long time resident of Bushton and Claflin, he was a farmer/rancher. He was married to Roberta J. Roesler.

February 06, 2013 | | Obituaries

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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 ...

November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Metzger baby girl

Kyle and Kendra Metzger announce the birth of their daughter Brynn McKenzie Metzger on Sept. 30, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. She weighed 10 ...

November 29, 2015 | | Births

Fern Faye Nairn 1921-2015

Fern Faye Nairn, 94, died Nov. 27, 2015, at home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 22, 1921, at Alexander, she was the daughter of William ...

November 28, 2015 | | Obituaries

Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice hosts holiday grief session

Even though Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) sponsors grief support groups throughout the year, it has once again scheduled a special holiday-related session.

November 28, 2015 | | Local News

Florence Marie Clayton Doze 1938 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Florence Marie Clayton Doze passed from this life Nov. 25, 2015, in Wichita. Born on Jan. 19, 1938, in Kingman, she was the daughter ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Loray W. “Ray” Wilhelm

BUHLER - Loray W. "Ray" Wilhelm, 90, died Nov. 25, 2015, at Buhler Sunshine Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending with Elliott Mortuary and Crematory in ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Abbie Louise Miller

Abbie Louise Miller, a resident of Great Bend since 1945, entered her eternal home Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Abbie and her husband Dean moved to ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Rowetta Mae Clements Calp 1934-2015

Rowetta Mae Clements Calp, 81, died Nov. 26, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital, Wichita. Born April 6, 1934 at Jefferson City, Mo., she was the ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Touched by Cancer members to celebrate Christmas

Touched by Cancer support group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend. Third and ...

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

​Students attend KAY Regional Conference

Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 17 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 10 at Mulvane High ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

Barton Community College Foundation hopes establish new endowed scholarship

Barton Automotive Technology student Ashley Revel knows full well the tremendous benefits derived from the Barton Foundation. As a scholarship recipient for the 2015-16 school ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

​Crafters World offers free art classes for kids

Lynn Benefield from Crafters World will offer free art classes for children 6-18 years old on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Great Bend Public Library ...

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

​Great Bend Regional Hospital to host lab fair

As a service to the Great Bend area residents, Great Bend Regional Hospital will provide a community lab fair from 6-7:30 a.m. on ...

November 27, 2015 | | Business

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