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​Blood donors could win $1,000 gift card

WICHITA - Donors who present to give blood between May 23 and 31 in honor of Memorial Day could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards, the American Red Cross announced. In addition, their donations will honor those who gave their life for our country and support those in need of care. The Red Cross serves about 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country, including many Veterans Affairs medical centers.

May 18, 2013 | | Area Briefs


BCC Foundation honors Mary Cohen with Distinguished Service Award

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Dr. Mary Davidson Cohen with the 2013 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 43rd commencement on Friday. Cohen was unable to attend, but Barton Foundation Director Darnell Holopirek accepted the award on her behalf.

May 18, 2013 | | Education


Gov. Brownback addresses BCC graduates

Gov. Sam Brownback congratulated students on achieving a major milestone Friday, during Barton Community College's 43rd commencement ceremony.

May 18, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Kans for Kids announces scholarship recipients

Kans for Kids announced its 2013 scholarship recipients. Any child who has received assistance from Kans for Kids is eligible to receive two scholarships from the organization upon graduation from high school and each year following while they pursue higher education.

May 18, 2013 | | Education


Honor student

Barton Community College student Terra Hull, shown with President Dr. Carl Heilman, is inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society on Thursday evening in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel at Barton Community College. Alpha Sigma Lambda is primarily for non-traditional students. Its aim is to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. Barton had 36 new members in 2013.

May 18, 2013 | | Education


Dr. Markiewicz brings new procedures to St. Rose

To say that Dr. Richard Markiewicz is animated when he talks about the procedures he performs would be an understatement. It is obvious he is eager to explain his minimally invasive procedures because they are the "wave of the future."

May 18, 2013 | | Business


First recipients of new Information Security certificate at BCC look to bright future

Barton Community College students Orlando Hernandez and Jesse Siefkes are ecstatic. Both have taken a huge step in their educational and professional lives by earning Barton's very first certificates in Information Systems Security along with four other students.

May 18, 2013 | | Education


Rosewood Wine Cellar expands opportunities with new products

Rosewood Wine Cellar has been open for only four months, but already it's become a popular shopping destination in downtown Great Bend. Business has been growing for the retail gift store, which promotes work opportunities for people with developmental disabilities with every purchase made by customers.

May 18, 2013 | | Business


GBRH celebrates National Hospital Week

Great Bend Regional Hospital joined hospitals across the nation in celebration of National Hospital Week 2013 this past week.

May 18, 2013 | | Business


Investing in Kids

Darin Johnson presents Connie Oetken, Sunflower Diversified Services director of development, a check for $1,030 for the non-profit agency's Invest in Kids membership club. These proceeds, which will be directed to children with developmental disabilities and delays, represent a portion of a month's invoices at Darin's Auto Repair, Great Bend.

May 18, 2013 | | Local News


Agents earn American Star Excellence in Customer Experience awards

MADISON, Wis. - American Family Insurance agents Rhonda J Knudson, Shawn L. Panzer and Frank Callahan Jr. have been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. They join other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.

May 18, 2013 | | Business


Art on the Hill

Barton Community College's Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception for their annual faculty and staff exhibit from 1-3 p.m. today, which will include additional artwork from an array of local artists and three featured artists.

May 18, 2013 | | Local News


Water recycling is big business for oil, gas support firms

(MCT) – Just a few years ago, Fort Worth, Texas-based Bosque Systems mostly operated wastewater disposal wells for oil and gas operators. And another oil field company, FTS International, was busy becoming one of the nation's biggest providers of hydraulic fracturing services.

May 18, 2013 | | Oil & Gas


City Council to discuss pit bull ban

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are a request to ban pit bulls and other vicious dogs, a lease request at the airport industrial area from National Co Operative Refinery Association and a cereal-malt beverage request for June Jaunt.

May 18, 2013 | | Local News


Dorothy Mae Carver 1937-2013

TOPEKA - Dorothy Mae Carver, 75, Topeka, passed away May 17 at Midland Hospice House.

May 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Metro Real Estate group

Nicole Kennedy, a broker with Dave Neal & Associates, has bought the agency from Neal and is renaming it Metro Real Estate Group.

June 17, 2015 | | Business


OTR for June 17, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 16, 2015 | | On the Record


At the Mike: Ward back at the helm of the Chiefs

The Great Bend Chiefs and former Barton Cougar Roger Ward are off to an 8-5 start. Ward, coaching the team this summer, is right at home with a baseball nearby. A star player for Barton he went on to play on a very good Kentucky team in 1992, reaching as high as No. 7 in the nation that season.

June 16, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


​Diana Rae (Luse) Scheuerman 1962 - 2015

Diana R. (Luse) Scheuerman, 52, went to be with her Lord on Sunday morning, May 31, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born on Aug. 19, 1962, at the old St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Bert Anthony Luse Jr. and Ida Marie Crider Luse. In 1980, she graduated from Great Bend High School and in 1981, from Barton County Community College Academy of Beauty. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was formerly employed by Shear Expressions and Barton County until she suffered a stroke in 2004. On May 8, 1981, she ...

June 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joan Daniel

WICHITA - Joan Daniel, 85, died Sunday, June 14, 2015. She was a retired insurance customer representative. She had two beloved pets, Grace and Spook.

June 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ellinwood’s Vink to golf for Barton

The Ellinwood High School golf team has been a regular player at the state golf meet. So it should come as no surprise it is a place that Doug Kaiser looks to for local talent.

June 16, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


United Way welcomes summer intern

LARNED - You may see a friendly face around Barton and Pawnee County this summer as the United Way of Central Kansas, Eldercare Inc., Volunteers in Action/RSVP and the Family Crisis Center welcome Larned High School graduate Alex Lessard as their summer intern.

June 16, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Kerr knows what the Warriors face in Game 6 of NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) - Steve Kerr's players had never been to the NBA Finals so only he knows what the Golden State Warriors face in Game 6 tonight.

June 16, 2015 | BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


8 Royals on track to start at All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) - Eight players from the AL champion Kansas City Royals are now on track to start at the July 14 All-Star game in Cincinnati, with Omar Infante overtaking Houston's Jose Altuve at second base.

June 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals' bats ignite in victory over Brewers

MILWAUKEE- The Royals scored early, then held off the Brewers late to secure an 8-5 win on Monday night at Miller Park.

June 16, 2015 | Adam McCalvy/MLB.com | AP Sports


Video Wallpaper

You don't need to check a screen to know how much time we're spending with them. Besides, surveys keep reminding us: total screen time for adult Americans is now just under 10 hours per day - roughly half in front of what we still call a "television," the rest spent with computers and mobile devices.

June 16, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Obama Care

June 16, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Just Be Glad You Don't Live in Kansas

When we last visited the sorry state of Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback - a former short-lived GOP presidential candidate - was showing us what happens when a right-wing ideologue tries to impose his utopian fantasies on the real world. Predictably, the result has been disastrous.

June 16, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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