LIBERAL - Great Bend High School's girls' basketball team prides themselves on playing an up-paced game with a lot of pressure defense and scoring in transition.
MANHATTAN - Texas coach Rick Barnes understands how imperative the latter half of the conference schedule is for Kansas State. His team, however, didn't receive the message.
There may be no pleasing everyone all of the time, but that doesn't stop Karl Sprague from trying.
MCCRACKEN - Danny Jerome Petz, 64, died Feb. 7, 2014, at Hays Medical Center.
WICHITA - Like a hospital emergency room, the American Red Cross must be prepared to provide blood for patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. It's the blood already on the shelves and readily available that can be lifesaving for people like Chris Salinas.
Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club is offering a chance to learn all about Microsoft Word's advanced features with a course scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 26 –April 2 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St., Great Bend in room D-107.
The new physician assistant at St. Rose Family Medicine (SRFM) & Urgent Care is bringing three decades of experience to the job, and has also made it possible to extend hours at the family-practice clinic.
Vernon Robl doesn't want to appear to be telling people what to do. But he does want to at least encourage cancer survivors to participate in an upcoming program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
Ryan S. Alefs, fail to yield at stop sign, $111
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Wild Romance," a free Stop 'N Learn session, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. The program will be repeated at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Great Bend Senior Center will host a Valentine party from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. A king and queen will be crowned at noon before lunch. The party will start with entertainment by the Park Elementary School music department. Refreshments will be served.
Plans for an open house of the renovated Fine Arts Auditorium at Barton Community College will be discussed at the next BCC Board of Trustees study session, set for 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Action items on the agenda include approved revisions to the Employee Handbook and waiving the generally accepted accounting practices. There will be information on winter/spring enrollment, and a time line for summer programs. There will also be a report on the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. The KCAC website shows Great Bend will host the baseball tournament April 30-May 3.
A Chevy Malibu driven by Dana Noble, 43, of Larned slid off West Barton County Road at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, injuring the driver. According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office, Noble was westbound in the 1200 block when the car hit an icy spot and went 415 feet in the ditch, where it came to rest after striking the embankment of the wash. Great Bend Fire Department ambulance transported her to Great Bend Regional Hospital.
Barton Community College music students will present "Kansas History Snapshot: Music from the Civil War" at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Learning Resource. Catered refreshments will be served.
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.