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Local instructor leads free Tai Chi presentation

Even though Joan League is a local Tai Chi instructor, she took advantage of a recent class at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center to add to her knowledge. That mission was accomplished but there was another benefit.

January 15, 2013 | | Local News


Lineman injured when bucket truck tips over

A Midwest Energy lineman making repairs to a power pole south of Great Bend was injured Tuesday morning, when the bucket truck holding him aloft tipped, sending his bucket to the ground.

January 15, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


​Velma May Mettling 1925 - 2013

Velma May Mettling, 87, died Jan. 15 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 4, 1925, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Carrie (Unruh) Smith. On June 4, 1967, she married W. Gordon Mettling in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was a teacher in the Newton, Oakley and Great Bend school districts.

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Dorothy Jean “D.J.” Welch 1936 - 2013

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - Dorothy Jean "D.J." Welch, 77, died Jan. 11 at her home in Chesterfield, Mo. Born Jan. 8, 1936, in Winfield, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Esther (McCormick) Detmer. On Aug. 18, 1956, she married James Curtis Welch in Washington, D.C. She spent much time and effort in supporting Little Wishes Foundation of the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition and Loaves and Fishes (Food Pantry).

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Pamela (Asher) Schneweis Hunter 1952 - 2013

KATY, Texas - Pamela (Asher) Schneweis Hunter, 60, died Jan. 11 at her home in Katy, Texas. Born Feb. 20, 1952, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Herbert William "Bill" and Ann (Hahn) Asher. On June 3, 1972, she married Pat Schneweis in Great Bend. They later divorced. She then married David Hunter on May 28, 1994, in Great Bend. She was a longtime resident of Great Bend and Houston, Texas.

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Richard Zamarripa

SAPULPA, Okla. - Richard Zamarripa, 57, died Jan. 14 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend. A full obituary will be published later.

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


So, Lincoln was a Republican, eh?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

January 15, 2013 | | Columnists


2013 Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Resolutions

Okay. Bent over. Hands on knees. Breathing hard. Whew. Made it. "Pant. Pant." For a while there, didn't seem like it'd ever happen, but somehow we mercifully staggered across the annum finish line, finally placing 2012 irrevocably in the rear-view mirror. Make no mistake, the political climate is still volatile. Rash. Mad. Loud. Pulsating forehead vein above arcing spray of spittle loud. And the double-crossing chicanery hasn't mellowed a bit of a spot of an iota from the fever pitch of last year's quadrennial heights.

January 15, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


Trillion Dollar Coin

January 15, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Wheatland Electric, 2300 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be AJ Chrest with greeters Jan Westfall and Julie Smith. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

January 15, 2013 | | Area Briefs


GBHS competes at Varsity 2 Speaker State Debate Tournament

The Great Bend High School Varsity Debate Team traveled to Hutchinson for the 2 Speaker Varsity State Championship Tournament on Jan. 11-12. To qualify for state the teams must have competed in four varsity tournaments and have a 50% win/loss record. Two teams qualified which consisted of the team of Michael Gieck and Kameko Schultz, as well as the team of Marissa Hoisington and Chase Pumford. They competed against 23 schools and 70 teams. The elimination rounds, which consisted of six, were directly power matched, which kept the teams on their toes throughout the two days they competed. The ...

January 15, 2013 | | Local News


Barton Blazers finish second

January 14, 2013 | | Local Sports


KU DECLAWS BEARS

LAWRENCE - Ben McLemore scored 17 points before leaving in the final minutes with a right ankle injury, and fourth-ranked Kansas rolled to a 61-44 victory over Baylor on Monday night.

January 14, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Elks Hoop Shoot

January 14, 2013 | | Local Sports


Russell tops Lady Cougars

HOISINGTON - In the opening game of the Hoisington Winter Jam, the Otis-Bison High School girls' basketball team found themselves trailing early against Russell.

January 14, 2013 | | Prep Sports


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Compost workshop announced

Heartland Farm is offering "Compost 101," Thursday evening, April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 06, 2015 | | Local News


Church rummage sale Saturday

Great Bend's Presbyterian Women will hold their annual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 11, in the church Fellowship Hall at 24th and Washington. Funds raised by the rummage sale are contributed by Presbyterian Women to local charities and service organizations as well as to national and world-wide missions. A wide-variety of minimally priced useful items in good condition will be for sale.

April 06, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for April 7, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 06, 2015 | | On the Record


Mary Jane Wells 1925 - 2015

Mary Jane Wells, 89, died April 4, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Dec. 16, 1925, in Fort Scott she was the daughter of James L. and Lillie Mae (Chambers) Parker and was later adopted by Ruth Chidester Noggle. She attended school in St. John and later in Russell, where she graduated from in 1943. On June 1, 1943, she married Wayne Ingalls Grippin. They later divorced. She then married Joseph B. Wells. He died on June 5, 1999. A resident of Great Bend since 1992, coming from Russell, she was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles ...

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Merlin Thomas Stang 1948-2015

ELLSWORTH - Merlin Thomas (Thom) Stang, 66, passed away March 26 at his home in Ellsworth. Thom was born to Albert and Anita Stang on August 7, 1948 in Marysville. He was raised in Victoria and was part of their graduating class of 1966. Thom was drafted and served the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss, Texas. In 1972, he married Ruann Kuntzsch. He completed training and was certified in printing at Salina Area Technical College.

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kathryn M. Busch

WICHITA - Kathryn M. Busch died Monday, April 6. She was the daughter of George and Zoe (True) Yarbrough.

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Baseball splits West series at Garden

GARDEN CITY- Same song next verse for the Barton Community College baseball team - a weekend series split. This time the Cougars split games at Garden City over the weekend in Jayhawk West play. It was the third time in five West series Barton split games and the fifth time in seven total 4-game series.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Rollover accident reported

A Great Bend man was treated and released for injuries after a rollover accident Sunday afternoon in Barton County.

April 06, 2015 | | News


Calipari, Haywood top list of Hall of Fame selections

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari and Spencer Haywood are among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

April 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Connecticut, Notre Dame in NCAA title game-again

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - All season it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Connecticut would play for another women's national championship. It wasn't as clear cut for Huskies nemesis Notre Dame.

April 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Harper earns Player of the Week honor yet again

Erica Harper is making a strong case for several post season honors - among those is the probable front runner for Jayhawk Conference Division I Player of the Year. If earning Player of the Week is any indication she is in the lead for Player of the Year honors.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Cougar men roll to easy win over Ottawa tennis team

NORTH NEWTON­- With the regular season winding down, it was a good time for the Barton Community College men's tennis team to pick up an easy win. Coming off a pair of rough losses the 22nd ranked Cougars had an easy time with Ottawa University Saturday in North Newton.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton women have rough weekend

NORTH NEWTON- It wasn't a weekend to remember for the Barton Community College women's tennis team.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Grass fires reported Saturday

Great Bend Fire Department and other area departments were kept busy Saturday night with two grass fires, GBFD Chief Mike Napolitano said.

April 06, 2015 | | News


Cougars split conference series at GC

GARDEN CITY- The Barton Community College baseball team concluded their four-game series in Garden City with a split Saturday to earn a series split with Garden City Community College. The Broncbusters took both the seven inning contests by 12-2 and 10-4 scores while the Cougars took the nine inning nightcaps each day 5-3 and 14-9. The series leaves Barton at 10-10 in the Jayhawk West and 18-19 on the season while Garden City stands at 14-10 and 24-16. The Cougars will step out of conference play Tuesday for a 5:00 p.m. nine-inning contest hosting the junior varsity from ...

April 06, 2015 | Todd Moore, Special to the Tribune | Community College


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