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Diana Beth Kaeberle 1958 - 2015

CLAFLIN - Diana Beth Kaeberle, 57, died April 25, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Feb. 5, 1958, in Greenville, Miss., she was the daughter of Donald and Reba (Atkins) Beckum. On June 20, 1992, she married Steven Kaeberle in Wilson. A 25 year Barton County resident, living most recently in Claflin, she was a secretary for Barton Community College.

April 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bernita K. (Urban) Schloemer-Clair

ELLINWOOD - Bernita K. (Urban) Schloemer-Clair, 83, passed away April 27, at the Ellinwood District Hospital. Services are pending with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.

April 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Young Professionals can learn about K-12 options

Members of the Barton County Young Professionals group are invited to attend the luncheon program, "School Enrollment Options," on Tuesday, May 5, at Pizza Hut, 4101 10th St. There will be a panel of local K-12 education providers, from both public and private schools. The program is free to attend, but participants must pay for their meals. The presentation will run from 12:15 -12:45 p.m., with door prize drawings.

April 27, 2015 | | Local News


Learn how to conserve water with a rain barrel

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Water Conservation Rain Barrel" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This is a free Stop 'N' Learn session. Landscapes, on average, account for nearly 40 percent of a household's water usage during the summer months. Rain barrels can help alleviate some of the pressure on water resources by collecting rain water to be used for watering purposes.

April 27, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Jail Log, April 24-26, 2015

Barton County Jail

April 27, 2015 | | On the Record


KCAC tournament kicks off with Community Night

Great Bend will be hosting the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) softball and baseball tournament for the second year from April 29 through May 3, 2015. The City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Recreation Commission have worked hard to help host this championship baseball and softball tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex.

April 27, 2015 | CHRISTINA HAYES, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


​Drivers flee in Great Bend incidents

A vehicle driven by Elias Garza was southbound in the 2000 block of Harrison St. at 9:05 p.m. Sunday and rear-ended a vehicle driven by Kenneth Gray, who reportedly had slammed on his brakes. Both vehicles fled the scene, according to the Great Bend Police Department.

April 27, 2015 | | News


Barton men's tennis season ends in Region VI

ARKANSAS CITY – It was not the kind of ending that Coach Lyle Stickney had hoped for his Barton Community College men's tennis team.

April 27, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton women advance to NJCAA tennis championships

ARKANSAS CITY – After a frustrating regular season at times, the Barton Community College women's tennis team put it all together – well almost all together – at the Region VI meet this past weekend. The Cougars battled to the end for a second place finish, coming up just short in third place.

April 27, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Volquez drops appeal, will serve 5-game suspension

CLEVELAND- Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez is dropping his appeal of a five-game suspension and will begin serving the suspension Monday.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Error costly as Volquez, Royals fall to White Sox

CHICAGO- The White Sox completed an unofficial sweep of the Royals on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field with a 5-3 victory in the regularly scheduled contest. The White Sox also won the suspended game from Friday by a 3-2 margin, when Avisail Garcia delivered a walk-off single against Kelvin Herrera to score Melky Cabrera. The teams only needed to play the ninth to complete that game.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


OTR for April 28, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Area powerlifters compete in Salina

Art Keffer, Brett Wondra, Tom Beckwith and Ron Ekis competed at the 2015 Kansas State Powerlifting Championships, which were held in Salina, Kansas in March.

April 27, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Cougars split series with West champ Seward; Region VI playoffs next

Weather once again played havoc with a Jayhawk West baseball series. Instead of having all four games at home over the weekend, the Barton Community College baseball team was forced to play a pair in Hays Saturday before field conditions allowed them wrap up the series – and the regular season – at home Sunday.

April 27, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


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Amish Romance Novels: Is That Even A Thing?

I had never really thought about such books existing, but the May 8 "Newsweek" reports that Amish romance novels are big business, accounting for as much as half of the inspirational fiction market and involving dozens of new titles each month.

May 15, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


IRS Workers

May 15, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Help wanted – careers in agriculture

It's graduation season for secondary and post-secondary education. Some graduates are continuing their formal education and many are looking for work. Many are still trying to figure out their career. Too many have never considered agriculture as a career path for a variety of perceived reasons: low wages, poor benefits, they don't hire women, less than desirable working conditions, no experience in agriculture, no jobs, no opportunity for advancement. All of those perceptions are wrong. This column isn't saying there aren't less than desirable jobs in agriculture but these jobs are shrinking as agriculture adapts to ...

May 15, 2015 | | Agriculture


Kirmser Awards recognize exceptional undergraduates at KSU

MANHATTAN - Outstanding undergraduate research in topics ranging from presidential history to biosystems engineering has earned several Kansas State University students the Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award, presented through the K-State Libraries.

May 15, 2015 | | Education


From Barton to bachelor’s

MANHATTAN - Nathan Legleiter always wanted a Kansas State University degree, but he needed a way to complete it while living and working in the Great Bend area. He used a special partnership between Barton Community College and the university to complete his bachelor's degree in general business.

May 15, 2015 | | Education


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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