LARNED - June Alene Berglund, 87, died Nov. 9 at Larned Healthcare Center, Larned. She was born June 29, 1923, in Sanford, the daughter of Harry L.S. and Marie Henrietta Detzen Meckfessel. A lifetime resident of Pawnee County, she was a homemaker and worked as an office clerk for the Pawnee County Treasurer's Office for 17 years.
The Seventh Day Adventist Church and School has been a part of the Great Bend community for many years. However, after a fire burnt down the school in the early 1990s, it has taken a lot to keep things afloat. "The local church was originally founded in 1948 at 12th and Madison," says board chairperson Doris Reile-Kneller. "Then in the early 80s, we moved to our current location west of town and added the school."
Beautiful Beginnings Bridal Boutique, located at 16th and Main in Great Bend, recently celebrated their second anniversary under new ownership. Jennifer Klepper, owner of the women's clothing and bridal shop, bought the existing business from Chari Miller in 2008 and has made a few improvements since that time. "We've changed little things cosmetically within the store and have expanded our product lines," Klepper says. "We've added more brands, expanded our selection of women's clothing and girls' prom dresses, and stepped up our window displays. We just want to combine big town style with our small town ...
Liberals and their Democratic Party allies are frightened out of their halfwits by the re-emergence of the dreaded tea party, which began in Boston Harbor in December, 1773, when colonists dressed as Indians dumped shiploads of tea into the water, helping to set off what eventually became the American Revolution.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Convicted Pennsylvania embezzler Lanette Sansoni pleaded guilty and agreed to reimburse the victim the remaining $200,000 of the $475,000 she had stolen.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Jason Garrett stood behind a lectern for his first news conference as the interim coach of the Dallas Cowboys. That alone sent the message there's a new way of doing things around America's team.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado will pay coach Dan Hawkins around $2 million to go away. His replacement might not get that much to fix the Buffaloes' broken football program.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Markieff Morris had 14 points and nine rebounds and Thomas Robinson added 12 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 7 Kansas to a 90-59 rout of Division II Emporia State Tuesday night.
OTIS - The Otis-Bison High School football team faces a two-headed offense on Friday night at 7, when it hosts Ashland in the third round of the Eight-Man Division-II state playoffs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Simple math says the Kansas City Chiefs misused Jamaal Charles in a 23-20 overtime loss to Oakland on Sunday that cost them an opportunity to seize control of the AFC West.
"Time Management: Time Is Life - Make the Most of It" is the focus of Barton Community College's Continuing Nursing Education set for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, in the college's Fine Arts Building Seminar Room, F-30. Speaker will be Jenni Reling, M.S., B.S.
Commission on Aging, Barton County Farm Bureau and the Recreation Commission are sponsoring a Defensive Driving Class from 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 15-16, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The class is taught by Steve Billinger, an officer of the Kansas Highway Patrol. Most insurance companies will lower premiums for participants that receive certificates at the end of the class, sponsors said.
A Veterans Affairs service officer will be at Great Bend's VFW hall, 504 Washington St., on Saturday, to help veterans and their families with Veterans Affairs claims. The representative will be available starting at 9 a.m. This is a drop-in service; no appointment necessary.
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HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School's wrestling team qualified seven athletes for the Class 3-1A state tournament, which will be held on Friday and Saturday at Fort Hays State University.
A passenger in a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle that went of U.S. 283 early Monday in Hodgeman County was seriously injured, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Plans for a March retreat are on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
Sunday's Great Bend Tribune featured a story from Barton Community College about Carli Newkirk and the Medical Assistant program. There were two errors, a college spokesman said.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "New Zoo Friends" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo.
Great Bend Police
Great Bend Police are investigating a robbery reported Saturday morning at 2002 Holland St. At 10:39 a.m. they were dispatched to that address, where the victim reported he came home and a man was in his house. He said the man hit him in the face and took his wallet and $300 cash, then left on foot.
Shortly before the end of the school day Monday, an incident occurred at Great Bend High School. Although a student had a BB gun in his backpack, it was not pointed at anyone and school dismissed as usual, according to Lt. Bill Browne at the Great Bend Police Department.
ST. JOHN - Leonard Rex Davis, 84, died Feb. 23 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. He was born Mar. 2, 1929, at Manter, the son of Earl R. and Rosa M. (Kidwell) Davis. He was a farmer/stockman and life-long resident of rural St. John.
As more middle Americans look for ways to save for and transition into a successful retirement, CUNA Mutual Group and its retirement plan business in Great Bend are refocusing efforts to help this often neglected market niche.
Christy Smith, 49, died Feb. 22 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 22, 1964 at Travis U.S. Air Force Base Hospital in Fairfield, Calif., she was the daughter of Wendell H. and Mary (Brocher) Smith. A Great Bend resident since 1971, Christy was employed as a residential home care provider for Rosewood Services. She enjoyed animals, movies, reading, and sharing her wonderful wit and sense of humor. She particularly enjoyed helping others, always identifying with those in need.
Maxine R. Heueisen, 80, died Feb. 23 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 23, 1933 in Stafford County, she was the daughter of Earl and Jesse (Ballinger) Carr. On Nov. 26, 1955, she married Charles Heueisen in Larned. He died on April 17, 1979. A resident of Great Bend since 1997, coming from Larned. She was employed in the admissions department at Larned State Hospital, previously employed as the activities director at the Great Bend Manor and served as a case worker for the Center For Counselling. She had also previously operated the Meals on Wheels program ...
MUNJOR - Mary Ann Gross, 74, died Feb. 22, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Hays, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Irene (Werth) Koerner. On April 18, 1959, she married Wilbert Gross in Hays. She was a former licensed hairdresser and spent many years as a homemaker. She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren and the special trips she took with the love of her life, Wilbert.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.