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Shirley nominated for state award

Tyler Shirley, Jefferson School physical education teacher, has been nominated by USD 428 for the Kansas Horizon Award. The program is sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education and recognizes first-year teachers for excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

Sistine chairs

Brayden Powell, Great Bend High School freshman and student in Karen Clark's world history class, assumes the role of Michelangelo while learning about the Renaissance. Students taped paper under their desks and laid on their backs while drawing and coloring a picture. This gave them hands-on experience of what the famous artist would have gone through to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

Musical notes

Great Bend High School graduates who are now in Barton Community College music classes pose for a photo.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

​Alzheimer’s caregiver group changes meeting place

The Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group has moved from Trinity Lutheran Church to Trinity Methodist Church. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Trinity Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. For more information contact Tandy Boese, 620-792-7017 or Missy Pflughoeft, 620-566-7378.

September 07, 2015 | | Local News

Excitement grows for 'Humphrey' debut

Interest in "The World According to Humphrey" and the One District, One Book program set to roll out on Sept. 25 continues to pick up speed and the committee working on it has grown to 38 members. The book was selected last spring and volunteers have worked all summer getting everything ready for the launch. Books in English and Spanish have arrived, correspondence with the author has been established, lessons by art and music teachers have been planned and posters, pins, book plates and magnets have designed and completed. Additionally, several community-wide events including nocturnal night at the Great Bend ...

September 07, 2015 | | Local News

Big Benefit Auction raises nearly $53K

With a smile a mile wide, former Foundation Director Darnell Holopirek fought back grateful tears as hand after hand shot up in the audience to pledge money in honor of Holopirek and her husband, Mel, during the 37th annual Big Benefit Auction on August 22.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

Art According to Humphrey

USD 428 elementary art students of Melissa Watson complete artwork depicting the main character in "The World According to Humphrey." The book is the inaugural One District, One Book reading initiative selection. The program will roll out on Sept. 25 as Superintendent Brad Reed reads the first chapter to K-6th grade students.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

Barton women second to open season; Mato fourth

It has been a record breaking career for Lydia Mato. This past weekend she started the final chapter of her time at Barton Community College.

September 07, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

​Hirsh trial moved to December

The jury trial for a former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper charged with aggravated assault and other counts of domestic violence is scheduled to take place Dec. 15-18 in Barton County District Court. It was previously scheduled for Sept. 22-25.

September 07, 2015 | | Local News

Laari wins JK Gold Classic; Cougar men take 3rd

Sampson Laari had a nice year as a freshman for the Barton Community College cross country team. He topped it off with a seventh place finish at the NJCAA Championships.

September 07, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Sousa has huge weekend as Barton soccer rolls

Renan Sousa has had some big games and big weekends during his time at Barton. None bigger than what he accomplished in Oklahoma over the weekend.

September 07, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

​Baker hearing set for Sept. 30

A new preliminary hearing date, Sept. 30, has been set for William Howard Baker. The Great Bend man faces charges in the deaths of a Reno County couple who were riding motorcycles through Great Bend in August 2014. Baker, who was 59 years old at the time, was driving a pickup that was pulling a trailer carrying a mower, and the trailer came loose on 10th St., hitting the approaching motorcycles. Shawn Schellenger, 27, and his wife Danielle Schellenger, 33, died as a result of the accident.

September 07, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Kansas State rolls past South Dakota 34-0

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Kansas State kicked off its season in dominating fashion Saturday, notching a 34-0 win over South Dakota. What stood out to Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder, however, was the abundance of room for improvement.

September 07, 2015 | ASHLEY DUNKAK, Associated Press | AP Sports

Cueto lasts 3 innings in finale loss to Chicago

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Erik Johnson made his 2015 Major League season debut a memorable one by limiting the Royals to three runs over six innings and the White Sox held on for a 7-5 victory on Sunday to complete a three-game weekend sweep.

September 07, 2015 | | AP Sports

Little Panthers take tournament title

MANHATTAN- The Great Bend United Little Panthers 12U soccer team posted a perfect 4-0-0 finish at last weekend'sWildcat Classic in Manhattan.

September 07, 2015 | | Local Sports

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USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Sept. 28 through Oct. 2. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Berdetta B. Branan 90th

Berdetta B. Branan will celebrate her 90th birthday on Oct. 10, with a card shower.

September 27, 2015 | | Birthdays

William Wolf 80th

William M. Wolf of Great Bend celebrated his 80th birthday on Sept. 24. A celebration is planned for a later date.

September 27, 2015 | | Birthdays

Gary Fischer 80th

Gary Fischer of Hudson will celebrate his 80th birthday on Oct. 3, with a card shower. A family celebration is planned at a later date.

September 27, 2015 | | Birthdays

Senior Activities


September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with ...

September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Janis Friedeman Sayler

GREAT BEND - Janis Friedeman Sayler, 84, died Sept. 25, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.

September 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Kathleen Foster 1924 - 2015

DODGE CITY - Kathleen Foster, 90, died Sept. 24, 2015, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City.

September 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Carrasco shutsout Royals, 6-0

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Carlos Carrasco threw 6 1/3 innings of no-hit ball and finished with a one-hitter while striking out a career-high 15 as ...

September 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ | AP Sports

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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