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Scouting for Food Saturday will assist local food bank

Scouting for Food drive will be held in Barton County Saturday. Scouts will collect items at local food markets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

October 21, 2013 | | News


Marie Johnson 1922 - 2013

Marie Johnson, 91, former longtime Great Bend resident and widow of Elmer C. Johnson, passed away on Oct. 18, at Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born Sept. 23, 1922 in Hugoton, she was the daughter of George W. and Estella (Tolbert) Smith. On Aug. 22, 1938, she was united in marriage to Elmer C. Johnson in Garden City. The couple made their home in Great Bend for many years until Elmer's death on Feb. 28, 1998. Marie then lived in Larned for six years, was a resident of the Peabody Nursing Home in Peabody for five years, and had ...

October 21, 2013 | | Obituaries


John Richard Grant

LARNED - John Richard Grant, 82, died Oct. 20 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Arrangements are pending with Beckwith Mortuary in Larned.

October 21, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Feist to share ‘The Culture of Cranes’ at Activity Center

"The Culture of Cranes" is the title of a fee Stop 'N Learn program that will be presented at noon Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Danielle Feist, assistant director of the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College, will talk about the cultural symbolism, spirituality and traditions associated with cranes.

October 21, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Crime Stoppers seeks help solving burglaries

Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, released the following information on two recent burglaries in Great Bend.

October 21, 2013 | | On the Record


OTR for Oct. 22, 2013

Great Bend Police

October 21, 2013 | | On the Record


Barton County Jail log Oct. 18-20, 2013

Barton County Jail

October 21, 2013 | | On the Record


County Commission will not meet next week

Due to the Barton County Commissioners attending the Kansas Association of County annual conference Oct. 29-31 in Wichita, the commission will not meet Monday, Oct. 28. The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the courthouse.

October 21, 2013 | | News


Red Sox top Tigers 5-2 to advance to World Series

BOSTON - When Shane Victorino signed with the Boston Red Sox as a free agent in the offseason, they were coming off a last-place finish that was their worst in almost half a century. They had fired their manager for the second year in a row.

October 20, 2013 | | AP Sports


Hali forces fumble to clinch Chiefs' seventh straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs had their backs to the end zone in the third quarter on Sunday, and the Houston Texans had first-and-goal with an opportunity to take the lead.

October 20, 2013 | | AP Sports


Volunteers in Action/RSVP news

To all Medicare beneficiaries: I know you are aware that open enrollment for Medicare Part D has begun. Beginning 10/15/13 through 12/07/13, you have the opportunity to examine options available with the private insurance companies that offer prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D for 2014. I can tell you that there are significant changes in the plans from 2013 based on the people I have assisted already, so it is really important that you review your coverage for 2014. Everyone should have received a packet from the current insurance company with projected changes for 2014 ...

October 20, 2013 | | Local Life


Informational meeting set to help understand health care reform

Do you know how the new health care law will affect you? The Affordable Care Act (also known as health care reform or Obamacare) was passed into law in March 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court in July 2012. Some provisions, like children staying on their parents´ insurance up to age 26 and prescription drug discounts to help close the "donut hole" for Medicare seniors, started immediately. However, the biggest changes under the Affordable Care Act are set to begin on Jan. 1, 2014.

October 20, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Kansas Lions to converge in Mcpherson

The local McPherson and area Lions Clubs will serve as hosts as leaders from Lions Clubs all across Kansas will once again gather at the Best Western Convention Complex in McPherson, Oct. 25-27, for planning, fun and fellowship as we move forward in this new Lions Year in community service.

October 20, 2013 | | Club News


Parnasses Club meeting

The Parnasses Club met on Oct. 8, at the home of Chari Manry with seven members in attendance. The Spring music auditions were discussed and more information will be forthcoming.

October 20, 2013 | | Club News


Farmers Bank & Trust awards $62,000 in scholarships to students of bank employees throughout 10 year

Farmers Bank & Trust provides assistance to employees in order to help their children attain educational goals at the college of their choice. This year, the bank celebrates the 10th anniversary of the program and the fact that the bank has funded $62,000 in 123 scholarships to students of bank employees. "Farmers Bank is proud to assist families of bank employees with this important benefit of educating their children with the increasing costs of a college education," said scholarship coordinator Karesa Harrison.

October 20, 2013 | | Education


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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 ...

February 07, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

February 07, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


January Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Lanterman 40th

Duane and Sharon Lanterman of Great Bend will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a Renewal of Wedding Vows ceremony at 12:15 p.m. on ...

February 07, 2016 | | Anniversaries


Pangburn baby boy

Clint and Kali Pangburn announce the birth of their son, Braxton Kent Pangburn on May 15, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ...

February 07, 2016 | | Births


Guesnier 60th

Joe and Della Guesnier of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Feb. 14, with a family dinner.

February 07, 2016 | | Anniversaries


Gagnon — Dreiling

Dave and Lisa Gagnon of Victoria announce the engagement of their daughter Corinna Gagnon to Cole Dreiling, son of Joe and Brenda Dreiling of Victoria ...

February 07, 2016 | | Engagements


Ellinwood CPL A Team Tournament

The Ellinwood Middle School Girls Basketball team ended their season this past week in the Championship Finals of the A Team Tournament. The Eagles entered ...

February 07, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Officer Jefferson Davis builds rapport with local students

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of monthly articles about local law enforcement officers.

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Emporia State University students earn first-year Scholar Honors

Emporia State University congratulates more than 200 students honored for achievement during their first semester of college.

February 07, 2016 | | Education


Kansas State University research offers new hope for saving runt pigs

Kansas State University researchers are looking more closely at how piglets grow during their mother's pregnancy, and recent findings indicate greater hope for survival ...

February 07, 2016 | | Agriculture


K-State upsets top-ranked Oklahoma

MANHATTAN (AP) - Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points, freshman reserve Dean Wade had 17 and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma 80-69 on Saturday night to shake ...

February 06, 2016 | | AP Sports


No. 7 KU cruises past TCU on road

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Devonte Graham dived to the floor for a loose ball in a wild sequence that led to a three-point play for ...

February 06, 2016 | | AP Sports


Larned earns last-second victory

LARNED - Somehow, some way, the Larned Indians gutted out an exhausting 2-point win in overtime 61-59 over the Halstead Dragons.

February 06, 2016 | By Buddy Tabler Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


Harold Dean Christiansen 1933 - 2016

MCCOOK, Neb. - Harold Dean Christiansen, 82, passed away Jan. 26, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Born on March 3, 1933. in Great Bend, he was ...

February 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


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