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James ‘Jim’ Oliver

GREAT BEND - James "Jim," Oliver, 90, died July 17, 2015 at Brookdale Senior Living, Great Bend.

July 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rhoda Sue DeVorss 1940 2015

GREAT BEND - Rhoda Sue DeVorss, 75, died July 16, 2015, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

July 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Alex D. Dreher 1924 - 2015

GORHAM - Alex D. Dreher, 90, died Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the Russell Regional Hospital.

July 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Aircraft to start hunt for Atlantic oil off East Coast

WASHINGTON – An aerial hunt for oil and natural gas reserves in the Atlantic Ocean is poised to launch, a first step in the plan to lease waters off Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia to drilling.

July 18, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Morgan receives Bealer scholarship

The family of Ryan Joseph Bealer created a scholarship fund for Great Bend High School male graduates wishing to enter the engineering. The scholarship is a way to continue to honor Ryan and promote his values. Ryan gifted spirit and talents touched lives in memorable and unique way.

July 17, 2015 | | Education


New CEO appointed to lead eduKan

The new chief executive officer of the eduKan Consortium, Dr. Adam K. John, brings years of experience in higher education.

July 17, 2015 | | Education


Iran nuclear deal could drive down U.S. gas prices

BY ED FELKER AND LAUREN GARDNER

July 17, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Rural main street economy improves for July

Overall, main streets in the nation's heartland are doing better, according to the July Creighton University Rural Main Street Index report released Friday.

July 17, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan in the works

The Barton County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan steering committee has been formed and will meet for the first of five times Tuesday afternoon to discuss the future of active transportation county-wide.

July 17, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


GBRC to hold adult tennis tournament

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a USTA Adult Open Tennis Tournament on Saturday, July 25th, and Sunday, July 26th. The tournament is open for anyone ages 18 and older. GBRC will be offering the following singles and doubles divisions: men's open, men's 4.5, men's 3.5, women's open, women's 4.5, women's 3.5, doubles and mixed doubles. Play will be held at Veterans Memorial Park (17th & McKinley, Great Bend, KS). The entry fee is $14.00 for singles and $16.00 for doubles. The entry deadline is Wednesday, July ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Braves end season in pool play, Chiefs fall in two to Russell

It was a hot and rough Thursday for local American Legion baseball teams. Following a 9-1 loss to Andover in pool play, the Great Bend Braves fell to Hays, 18-0 ending Great Bend's season.

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Rebel softball wins state title

HAYS- Great Bend's 16U Rebel softball team won the Kansas KSA Class C state championship last weekend at the state tournament in Hays. Great Bend received a first round bye then defeated Clay Center 17-2 and Kansas Storm twice by scores of 4-3 and 5-2 in the championship game. The Rebels improved upon their 3rd place finish at state last year. The team includes players from Great Bend and Lyons. The Rebels are coached by Bob Marcum, Steve Neeland, and Alex Cape.

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Tinseltown Talks

On August 6, thousands of sci-fi fans will invade Las Vegas for a massive four day Star Trek convention. Over a hundred Star Trek celebrities from the franchise's five series are scheduled to attend (see www.creationent.com), including Michael Dante.

July 17, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


Check It Out!

New books available for your reading entertainment!

July 17, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Art and Wine Walk Silent Auction donation to Rotary Club

On Monday, the City of Great Bend presented a donation of $1,100 to the Rotary Club of Great Bend. The money donated by the city was raised by silent auction during the Art and Wine Walk event that took place on May 1st. During this event, downtown stores provided hors d'oeuvres and wine to their customers and each participating store showcased a local or regional artist's artwork. Each artist donated one piece of their artwork to the silent auction. Customers had the opportunity to go store-to-store to view each artist's creations and bid on the art ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local News


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Disappointed in EPA announcement

Dear Editor,

July 21, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Great Bend city pool to close early

The Wetlands at Great Bend Aquatic Center will close on Friday, Aug. 14, for the last time this summer, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington ...

July 20, 2015 | | Local News


Jack Stevenson 1930 - 2015

HOLDREGE, Neb. - John "Jack" Stevenson, 84, died July 17, 2015, at the Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. surrounded by his loving family. John ...

July 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. “Jim” Oliver 1924 - 2015

James W. "Jim" Oliver, 90, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away July 17, 2015, at Brookdale Senior Living in Great Bend. He was born ...

July 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larned, Hoisington start Legion post-season play

ELLIS -- Larned and Hoisington are scheduled to start American Legion post-season baseball action Monday night at Ellis.

July 20, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Barton adds fourth signing from Volunteer state

Perhaps a game in Memphis should be in the works for the Barton Community College women's basketball team.

July 20, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Hays Medical Center Lifeline service now equipped with GPS

In the past, HaysMed Lifeline subscribers had to be at home or close to it to benefit from the service.

July 20, 2015 | | Business


Barton to host meet and greet for new Foundation Director

Barton Community College will host a "Meet and Greet" for its new Executive Director of the Foundation Nancy Wiebe at 2:30-4 p.m. July ...

July 20, 2015 | | Local News


Chiefs to face Garden City in pool play

The Great Bend Chiefs (20-18) are slated to face Garden City in the first round of Legion four-team sub state competition beginning Wednesday at Garden ...

July 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


3-time world champ fights off shark during South Africa comp

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals ...

July 20, 2015 | LYNSEY CHUTEL, Associated Press | AP Sports


Kansas Heat win state title

WICHITA- The Kansas Heat 10u softball team finished their season as state champions in Wichita July 11-12. Throughout the season the team took first place ...

July 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


Quivira All Stars post 3-1 record at Lyons state tournament

LYONS- The Quivira All Stars won three and lost one over the weekend in Cal Ripken state tournament action in Lyons. On Friday the All ...

July 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


Duffy's clutch outing gives bullpen a breather

CHICAGO- Danny Duffy knew his bullpen needed him to extend deep on Sunday against the White Sox to give his team a chance to rest ...

July 20, 2015 | Greg Garno/MLB.com | AP Sports


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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