The Great Bend City Band will host instrumental members of the Great Bend Middle School, Thursday, June 26, with a march featuring the middle school students and the Great Bend City Band.
OMAHA, Neb. - Thomas P. Seidel, 78, died June 8. He was born on Dec. 24, 1945, in Pratt. A former Great Bend resident, he grew up in Omaha, Neb., and Mitchell, Neb., graduating from Mitchell High School in 1953, and Iowa State University in 1957. He served in the U.S. Navy as a supply officer and then worked for Northern Natural Gas for 27 years, retiring in 1987. During retirement, he volunteered for several grade schools in the Omaha Public School system and for more than 20 years at the Omaha Police Department.
MUENSTER, Texas - Florence Lorraine Williams, 95, died June 17 at a hospital in Denton, Texas. Born March 14, 1919, in Otis, she was the daughter of Samuel and Martha Moore. On Aug. 12, 1937, she married the love of her life, Arthur Warren Williams. Due to Arthur's job in the oil fields, the family moved to many places including Garnett, Great Bend and Albert, and Tonkawa, Okla. They finally stopped moving when they arrived in Muenster, Texas, in 1962. She was employed at the family drug store in Albert, at the Dress Factory and at Muenster Memorial Hospital. In ...
Roberta J. Welch, 70, died June 19 at Hays Medical Center. Born Dec. 29, 1943, in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of Robert and Florence (Frank) McCoy. She married Vince Latona in New York; they later divorced. On July 30, 1984, she married Jerry Welch. A Great Bend resident since 1986, coming from Nevada, Mo., she was a bookkeeper for the State of Missouri Department of Revenue. She loved God, family, golf, and her flowers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Brad Miller stepped to the plate against one of baseball's best closers in the ninth inning of a tied game, a sellout crowd rooting for him to fail.
The Battle of Glorieta Pass will be the subject of a Civil War program at the next Barton County Historical Society meeting. The historical society will have its monthly program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 23.
Great Bend Police are investigating a burglary at 2204 McCormick St. that was reported Thursday. The homeowner said someone broke into his house and stole $16,000 in cash, a gold pocket watch and tools in a tool box.
Brit Spaugh Zoo will bring animals to the Great Bend Public Library for a program at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25. Everyone is welcome, but the program was planned with children up to and including 6th grade in mind, said library spokesman Jennifer King.
HUTCHINSON – Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Spring 2014 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session.
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Approximately 149 calls for service and 131 officer initiated calls were received for the month of May. Officers responded to eight medical/fire calls. Eight arrests were made and 10 criminal summons were served in the month of May.
HOISINGTON - "This annual benefit brings the community together every year," said Lois McLeland, vice president of the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's Board of Trustees. "Clara Barton Hospital is important for so many people, and they show it in grand gestures at the auction. It's truly wonderful to see this type of support."
Clara Barton Hospital to host Lab Fair
HAYS – HaysMed will present a Wound Symposium on Friday, June 27 in its Hadley Conference Rooms. The presentations will run from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 am.
HIDALGO, Mexico – On barren ranch land just south of the Texas border, where road signs are pockmarked with bullet holes, a small group of foreign oil and gas companies is looking for the future.
Marie L. Sisk 1911 - 2014
Volunteers named as grand marshals for Labor Day event
In the story that ran in Thursday's Great Bend Tribune about Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation receiving tax credits, there were two errors. First, Camp Aldrich was misspelled. Second, Kans for Kids was referred to as Kansas for Kids in the first paragraph. The Tribune regrets the errors.
Over the past several weeks we have seen a significant increase in illegal immigration, as thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across what seems an invisible southern border into the United States. The mass immigration has, as to be expected, put an enormous strain on local resources, and it has heated up the immigration debate in the US.
Recently, I wrote that summer is the time for stupid political stunts, and John Boehner should honor that tradition by making good on his vow to sue President Obama for alleged executive abuses. "Do it, Mr. Speaker," I urged. "Give us a laugh during silly season."