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GBRH to host free breakfast for vets

For the fifth consecutive year, Great Bend Regional Hospital will host its annual Veterans Breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 6-8:30 a.m. in the main lobby just inside the Emergency Room entrance.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Student-inmate shares his testimonial

Student-inmate Parrish Bourn has been incarcerated for more than 23 years, but will release March 8 of 2016. He began his education through Barton Community College at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility in 2012. He has taken 57 credit-hours and maintained a 3.87 GPA.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Barton awarded grant to improve inmate education

Barton Community College has been awarded a grant of more than $1 million, paid out over three years, to develop its already robust inmate education programming at Ellsworth Correctional Facility and Larned Correctional and Mental Health Facility.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Presidio Brass brings bold style to GB

Presidio Brass, known for its bold style in its presentation, "Sounds of the Cinema," will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Barton seen as 'military friendly' school

Barton Community College has been designated a 2016 military friendly school by Victory Media, a "veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation's next generation of professionals," according to a news release from the organization.

November 06, 2015 | | Education

OTR for November 6, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 06, 2015 | | On the Record

EHS Students travel Over The Rainbow for fall show

The Ellinwood High School Vocal Music Department will present "The Wizard of Oz" for their annual fall musical. The production is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the EHS Auditorium.

November 06, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Education

Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Who Knew?

Who knew this Great Bend Black Panther football team would go 7-2? Who knew they would defeat both Salina schools for the first time in 25 years? Who knew that they would make it to the playoffs for the first time in five years? Who knew they would win a District championship and get to host a home playoff game? The betting odds on all of this, in August, would have been astronomical but, here we are!

November 06, 2015 | | Sports

Fantasy, frenzy, memory and joy come out to play in Hays Symphony’s 2nd concert

After a highly successful first concert, the Hays Symphony Orchestra will perform its second concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the Fort Hays State University campus.

November 06, 2015 | | Entertainment

Grassroots Art Center exhibit

The Grassroots Arts Center at Lucas is now exhibiting the sculptures of William "Pat" Wigley, who creates unique figures from silver plated flatware utensils, and trees made of high voltage power cable wire. A reception for the artist will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Nov. 14, at the Grassroots Arts Center. The public is invited and the exhibit will be on display until March, 2016. Admission is free.

November 06, 2015 | | Entertainment

The Royals Parade: A report from the front lines

The Royals had their victory parade on Tuesday. If you know nothing about this event, you: A. never found the most obscure cable channel ever created, Fox Sports 1; B. traded your AM radio for a weather radio, which is amazing at warning about hurricanes and tornadoes but nothing else; or C. you just returned from a trip to the International Space Station and have some catching up to do.

November 06, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Columnists

Click to ‘Like’ Ben Carson

Facebook is a little bit like "Lord of the Flies," without the exotic island locale. It's a place where people can gang up on you in a virtual lynch mob if you stray from the communal orthodoxy, and they use the "like" button as rope. You have two choices: be shamed into submission or slink away on a life raft.

November 06, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

Friendly wager

November 06, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Pawnee Heights Dinner Theater

The Pawnee Heights Players will present their annual Dinner Theater on Nov. 14. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the play Dead Men Don't Need Dress Rehearsals starting at 7 p.m.

November 06, 2015 | | Entertainment

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Our Nation's Veterans: Why They're Special

Make no mistake about it: every civilian who does his job conscientiously and delivers an honest day's work for an honest day's pay ...

November 11, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Thanks for making our city great

Dear Editor,

November 11, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

BCC production to feature 'Said and Meant'

Each year, as part of the theater program at Barton Community College, students are asked to take the reins and produce a show entirely by ...

November 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Denis J. Lutz 1937 - 2015

Denis J. Lutz, 78, died Nov. 10, 2015, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. He was born July 22, 1937, at Spearville, the son of Adolph ...

November 10, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Patty Sue Mauler

SHAWNEE - Patty Sue Mauler, 68, died Nov. 9, 2015.

November 10, 2015 | | Obituaries

Barton women split games at Otero Classic over weekend

OTERO, Colo. – It was another even weekend for the Barton women's basketball team. The Cougars were looking for a couple wins but came away ...

November 10, 2015 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

Bracing for the winds

A strong cold front is poised to cross Kansas, including Barton County, Wednesday morning. In its wake, very windy and dry conditions are anticipated with ...

November 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Ellsworth Kiwanis to serve spaghetti


November 10, 2015 | | Local News

Barton News – Week of Nov. 9

Volleyball: Season: 9-24; Conference: 6-10; *Season Complete

November 10, 2015 | | Community College

Barton men win Saturday to earn split at Indian Hills Classic

The task of getting a sweep at the Indian Hills Classic was a daunting one. For that to happen the Barton men's basketball team ...

November 10, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Why Legal Pot Went Down in Ohio

The off-off-year elections have yielded some noteworthy results - Chris Christie's Jersey legislature has gotten bluer, Kentucky has gotten considerably redder - but election night's ...

November 10, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Robot Cars: The Return of the Sunday Driver

Perceptive conservatives have long been suspicious of 'mass transit' because of the term's Karl Marxian connotations. For the left that's a selling point ...

November 10, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

Debate demand

November 10, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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