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Dorothy Marie Alefs 1925-2012

WICHITA -- Dorothy Marie Alefs, 87, died July 12, 2012 at Lakepoint at Crestview, Wichita. Born January 18, 1925 at Great Bend, she was the daughter of John Taylor and Florence (Grice) Boatright

July 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


Arctic drilling: Groups challenge Shell oil spill response plans

SEATTLE – In an effort to hold oil companies to a higher standard in the Arctic Ocean, a coalition of conservation groups announced Monday that they are suing to challenge the federal government's approval of oil spill cleanup plans for Shell Alaska's upcoming operations in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.

July 14, 2012 | BY KIM MURPHY Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas


St. Rose offers free blood pressure checks, Urgent Care information

If you've been thinking about your doctor's suggestion to have a blood pressure check now and then, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center can accommodate at the Barton County Fair. The St. Rose booth will be open Friday evening during the fair, as well as all day Saturday.

July 13, 2012 | | Local News


On the Record for July 15, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

July 13, 2012 | | On the Record


Robert J. Weaver, D.V.M. 1922-2012

WICHITA -- Robert J. Weaver, D.V.M., 90, died July 12, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita, Kan. Born April 24, 1922 at Burlington, Kan., he was the son of Samuel David and Elizabeth Moss (George) Weaver.

July 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sandra Dee McKenzie 1963 - 2012

PARKERVILLE - Sandra Dee McKenzie, 49, of Parkerville, died July 13 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. Born June 19, 1963, in Kansas City she was the daughter of Guy and Beverley (Dwyer) Werle. On Oct. 27, 2001 she married Eric McKenzie. She was employed by the Geary County Sheriffs Department in Junction City, as an Administrative Assistant.

July 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Glenda L. Ensz 1927 - 2012

HUTCHINSON - Glenda L. Ensz, 85, went to be with her Lord on July 12 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born March 3, 1927 on the family farm near Inman, she was the daughter of Henry E. and Mabel A. (Ball) Hassman. On April 18, 1948 she married Harold D. Ensz in Hutchinson. He went to be with his Lord on March 3, 1998. She retired from Hubco after 11 years of service. Glenda loved to sew and make things for others. She also enjoyed cooking, camping and bird watching, especially for cardinals. She was a big fan of KU and ...

July 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Great Bend man first to seek cancer advice via ITV at St. Rose

If it weren't for the new St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center service, Bill Maneth most likely would have had to hire someone to drive him to the University of Kansas Cancer Center. But thanks to new technology, Maneth was able to consult with a KU physician in real time at St. Rose.

July 13, 2012 | | News


New Life Baptist to hold 'Trike Nite'

HOISINGTON - "Trike Nite," sponsored by New Life Baptist Church, 364 W. 12th Street, Hoisington will be held from 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 17. This is the second annual event held for young local children, ages 2 years through younger elementary.

July 13, 2012 | | Religion


BCC provides combat lifesaver training

FORT LEAVENWORTH - When the lives of service men and women are on the line in a combat zone overseas, sometimes the closest thing they will see to a paramedic is a fellow soldier. That's why Barton Community College provides emergency medical skills to soldiers through Combat Lifesaver (CLS) training.

July 13, 2012 | | Local News


​Class of ’57 reunion planning continues

The next Class of 1957 55th Reunion Planning meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Best Western Courtyard, 2029 10th St. Organizer Dana (Orr) Foss said the reunion is rapidly approaching and class members are welcome to be a part of the planning and the fun.

July 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Sen. Roberts' office taking applications for internships

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts' office is currently accepting applications for students interested in an internship on Capitol Hill for the upcoming fall semester.

July 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​BCC offering pilot ground school

Prospective pilots from the area will have a chance to learn the fundamentals of flying as Barton Community College will be offering Private Pilot Ground School classes from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 14 through Dec. 6.

July 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs


ALCO announces June sales, promotion

ABILENE - ALCO Stores Inc. announced that sales from continuing operations, excluding fuel, decreased 2.9 percent to $46.8 million for the fiscal five-week period ended July 1, compared to $48.1 million during the same period of the prior year. On a same-store basis, excluding fuel, sales decreased 5.9 percent from a year earlier.

July 13, 2012 | | Business


Leeds joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Sharon Leeds has joined the company as a Gas Generation Administrative Assistant. Leeds joined Sunflower on June 25. She will provide administrative and clerical support to the production supervisor, professionals, and staff at the station.

July 13, 2012 | | Business


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Tornado drill a success

A voice came over the loud-speaker system filling every room at Great Bend Middle School.

April 05, 2015 | | Local News


Easter Sunday

April 05, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Spring is here so where are we?

It's Easter weekend and this past Thursday night saw some fairly severe weather in the area complete with power outages. Spring is really here, especially after the extremely warm temperatures this past week. Today is April 5, so area producers should have wrapped up side dressing the 2015 wheat crop and corn planters are being readied to begin planting shortly. Alfalfa is greening up and in some parts of the state, including some fields here, wheat producers are assessing winter survival. Since not a great deal is going on just yet, let's catch up on what is known.

April 05, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Hoisington forensics 2nd at Otis-Bison

The Hoisington High School forensics team placed second out of nine schools at a recent tournament at Otis-Bison. Members placed individually as follows:

April 05, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Larned Briefs

Kindergarten roundup April 10

April 04, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Fort Larned schedules April 25 Evolution of Hunting program

FORT LARNED - Everyone is invited to a historic program presented by the Fort Larned Old Guard on Saturday, April 25, at Fort Larned National Historic Site, funded in part by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.

April 04, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Welcome Inn week

April 5-April 11

April 04, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Sterling softball sweeps Larned in opener

LARNED - Two eighth-inning errors paved the way for Sterling High's softball sweep over Larned Thursday in a Central Kansas League opener. Sterling swept the Indians 4-3 in extra innings and 18-10 in the nightcap.

April 04, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Pawnee Annie delivers ‘sweet’ Easter message

By PAWNEE ANNIE

April 04, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Richard A. Poage 1940 - 2015

THAILAND - Richard A. Poage passed away in his sleep at his home in Thailand on Jan. 23, with his companion by his side. Born on Sept. 6, 1940, in Great Bend, he was the son of Marion and Irene Poage. Born and raised in Great Bend he worked in the oilfields, like his father, from the age of 17 until retiring from offshore drilling 10 years ago in Thailand. In 1960, he married Sheryl Wheat. They divorced in 1964. In 1968, he married Vicky Campbell while working in Scotland. The divorced in 1975.

April 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Walter Ray Simonson 1926 - 2015

MARSHALL, MO. - Walter Ray Simonson, 88, died Feb. 24, 2015, in Marshall, Mo., after an illness of several months.

April 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rick Barnes says he wanted to stay as Texas coach

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years last Sunday, insisting he's grateful for his time with Longhorns and isn't bitter about being fired.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Oklahoma State AD supports hoops coach Travis Ford

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder still has high hopes for Travis Ford as Oklahoma State's basketball coach.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


K-State president defends NCAA involvement in academics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz defended the NCAA's role in policing academics and says there's no need for more involvement.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Twins pitcher Santana banned 80 games for positive drug test

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Minnesota Twins spent $55 million on Ervin Santana to bring some much-needed talent and experience to their beleaguered starting rotation.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


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