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Verna Collins 1958-2011

GARDEN CITY - Verna Collins, 53, of Garden City, died Oct. 13, 2011 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

October 15, 2011 | | Obituaries

Dorothy Kirmer 1916-2011

MCPHERSON - Dorothy Kirmer, 95, died Oct. 14, 2011 at The Cedars in McPherson.

October 15, 2011 | | Obituaries

GBMS students make honor band

The following Great Bend Middle School band members were selected by taped audition for the Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association Middle School Honor Band. Sarah Mauler - flute, Eric Vazquez - bass clarinet, Blake Stanley - trumpet, Ben Diel - trumpet, Andrew Curtright - baritone and Alex Lind - percussion. The Honor Band will be directed by Dodge City Community College band director Ginger Zingara. The concert will take place at the Dodge City Middle School on Nov. 5. The GBMS band members are students of Kurtis Koch who is assisted by Mark DeWald of Great Bend High School.

October 15, 2011 | | Education

Floor décor program offers decorating tips

Many people agree that the hardest part of home decorating is knowing where to start. The starting point for selecting a color scheme can be a special painting, an Oriental rug, or the fabric you want to use for the draperies or sofa. Whether you are redecorating the entire living room, or simply sprucing up an existing decorating scheme, develop a working plan for the project. The inspiration can come from many sources. Notice what you like as you browse through magazines and as you visit decorating studios or homes.

October 15, 2011 | BY DONNA KRUG | Local Life

Great Bend recognizes Civil War sesquicentennial

The director of the National Park Service's Monument Research and Preservation Program will inspect the Civil War soldier statue in Barton County's courthouse square when he visits Great Bend on Monday, Oct. 24. Dr. Dennis Montagna will also speak that evening to the Barton County Historical Society, in a program that will be open to the public.

October 15, 2011 | By Tribune staff | News

What does it takes to be a ‘farmer’?

Before getting to today's topic, let's discuss the weather a bit. The area received beneficial rains of 1.5 inches or so. The rain couldn't have fallen any more perfectly and seasonable temperatures should get most wheat off to a good start. Unfortunately the forecast is slim on the chance of rain so temperatures need to stay cool and it would help if winds weren't too strong. But at least we stand a chance now.

October 15, 2011 | BY VICTOR MARTIN | Agriculture

Suspended license a reason to worry

The advice of a good attorney can be expensive but an attorney's knowledge can be priceless. Do you have a question about a legal matter? Go to and ask a licensed Kansas attorney your question free of charge. Your question may just end up getting answered in the newspaper! Remember the Law Office of Brandan Davies LLC does not represent you in any matter until a formal representation agreement has been executed. The following information is not legal advice it is for entertainment purposes only. If you have a legal question please consult an attorney.

October 15, 2011 | BY BRANDAN DAVIES | Columnists

On the Record for Oct. 16, 2011

Great Bend Fire Department

October 15, 2011 | | On the Record

BCC announces fall break

Barton Community College students will take a fall break from classes Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21. Faculty members will have a work day on Thursday, and will take Friday as their fall break. All college offices will remain open.

October 15, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Rain can't dampen spirit of annual Rosewood Rodeo

A steady rain and an unexpected change of venue didn't stop the seventh-annual Rosewood Rodeo. Thirty two clients from Rosewood Services Inc. competed Saturday, Oct. 8, in front of their friends and families at the Rosewood Ranch, located a few miles east of Pawnee Rock.

October 15, 2011 | | Business

St. Rose Women's Health Center expands services

Even though Maxine Lingurar, M.D., has discontinued the obstetrics part of her medical practice, she still offers services to gynecological and other patients. Dr. Lingurar and Julie McClaren, ARNP, share the practice at the Women's Health Center (WHC).

October 15, 2011 | | Business

Sunflower promotes Jamison

Sunflower Bank announced the promotion of Lynda Jamison to vice president and market manager of Sunflower Bank's Central Kansas locations in Great Bend and Ellinwood.

October 15, 2011 | | Business

Barton County Association of Churches Annual Soup Supper

The Barton County Association of Churches will hold its annual Chicken and Noodle Supper from 4:30 to 7 pm. on Monday, at the First Assembly of God Church located at 601 S. Patton Road in Great Bend.

October 14, 2011 | | Religion

And they are the smart ones?

The Omaha, Neb. public school system spent $130,000 of its stimulus grant recently just to buy 8,000 copies of the book "The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change."

October 14, 2011 | | News of the Weird

2012 could be ‘oh no you don’t’ year

HOLDERNESS, N.H – Reports suggest New Hampshire voters haven't focused on the national politics invading their state yet, and it's hard to understand why.

October 14, 2011 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists

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Syrian Refugees

November 25, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Annual Turkey Awards

It's time, once again, for our Annual Turkey Awards. That time of year when we recognize the biggest "Turkeys" from the world of sports ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Grant benefits local swim team

Earlier this year the Golden Belt Community Foundation established the Barton County Pool Grant and Endowment Funds (Funds) as a way to provide long-term support ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Galindo joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announces the hiring of Cory Galindo at their Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th Street in Great Bend. Cory ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Nex-Tech announces new location in Great Bend

Nex-Tech relocated its store location to 3700 10th Street in Great Bend on Nov. 1. Nex-Tech customers will enjoy easier access in and out of ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Trustees look at campus security

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November 25, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Tiger fans make plans for bowl game

It's been a long time since the Fort Hays State University football team has qualified for the post-season, and fans are making plans to ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

​Cookie Contest promises sweet fun to Saturday shoppers

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Prairie Ink accepting submissions

Editors Jamie Oss and Teresa Johnson of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, Prairie Ink, are accepting entries for its seventh edition.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Galindo joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announced the hiring of Cory Galindo at its Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th St.

November 24, 2015 | | Business

St. Rose Health Center volunteers host Jewelry Fair

Anyone who is on the search for stocking stuffers and other gifts may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St ...

November 24, 2015 | | Business

Mutual aid dispatched to river fire on Monday

Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units to the west of Radium Road in the area of the Arkansas River (SW 60 Ave. and West Barton ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Raffle available at Grugg family fundraiser for medical expenses

HOISINGTON - Opportunities to win prizes have been added to the agenda at the upcoming fundraiser for a Hoisington boy who is facing a life-threatening illness.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

KHP responds to accident near Bunker Hill

A Russell woman was taken to Russell Regional Hospital after the 2013 Ford Focus she was driving went off Old U.S. 40, half a ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

​School board schedules special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at the district ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

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