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Nicholson named KFDA vice president

HOISINGTON - Bill Nicholson of Hoisington was recently installed as vice president of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the Tri-State Convention held May 5-8 in Overland Park.

June 01, 2013 | | Business


GBRC, Family Crisis Center, team up again

Great Bend Regional Hospital and the Family Crisis Center have a unique partnership that is beneficial to both organizations. The hospital sees firsthand the vast need for the Family Crisis Center's services in our community.

June 01, 2013 | | Business


Backes joins Sunflower Electric Power Corp.

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Brian Backes has joined the company as a Line Technician Apprentice III. Backes joined Sunflower on May 20. He will assist with inspection and repairs of transmission lines and substation sites under the direct supervision of a journey or higher level line technician.

June 01, 2013 | | Business


CPI employee Heather Weathers earns TGPC designation

Heather Weathers of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. has recently passed all of the required exams to attain her TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.

June 01, 2013 | | Business


Sunflower Electric holds 56th annual meeting

HAYS - Sunflower Electric Power Corp. held its 56th annual meeting at Pioneer Electric Cooperative Inc. in Ulysses on May 17. The board of directors received the annual report of the corporation, which is available on the Sunflower website, and elected officers for the upcoming year.

June 01, 2013 | | Business


​Seventh-day Adventist School taking berry orders

The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School is placing its fall order for fruit from the Bithell Farms in Oregon. Place an order by June 25 and the fruit will arrive in late August or early September.

June 01, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Bethany College graduates area students

LINDSBORG - Bethany College honored 116 students May 19 who earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the college during the 2012-2013 academic year.

June 01, 2013 | | Education


Larned student elected to SGA at Bethany College

LINDSBORG - Brianna Hoffman from Larned is one of nine Bethany College students selected by their peers to serve as officers in the Swede Government Association (SGA), Bethany's student congress, for the 2013-2014 academic year.

June 01, 2013 | | Education


Program helps Kansas adults finish high school, earn degree

A free online learning program can help Kansas adults complete their high school education as they earn college credit at no charge.

June 01, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Education


Friday's NL capsules

ATLANTA - Craig Stammen pitched four perfect innings after ace Stephen Strasburg left with a strained muscle on his right side, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Friday night.

June 01, 2013 | | AP Sports


Life Giving center gets upgrades with GBCF grant

A new keypad entry system at the Daniel R. Trickey Memorial Life Giving Center helps ensure the safety of it residents, said Kimberly Becker, director. A $1,250 grant from the Golden Belt Community Foundation paid for the keypad entry, and also helped staff repaint the facility and buy a new television.

June 01, 2013 | | Local News


Faith Levine to speak at June 8 Aglow

Faith Levine from Kansas City, Kan., will be the guest speaker at the next Great Bend Algow, on Saturday, June 8 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Sign-in and social time are at 9 a.m., and the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

June 01, 2013 | | Religion


Friday's AL capsules

BALTIMORE - Chris Dickerson hit a three-run, game-ending homer with two outs in the ninth inning, capping an four-run uprising against Jose Valverde that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Detroit Tigers 7-5 Friday night.

June 01, 2013 | Dickerson's two-out, three-run homer in ninth rallies Orioles | AP Sports


Blaylock in critical condition after head-on collision

JONESBORO, Ga. - Former NBA All-Star guard Daron "Mookie" Blaylock was in critical condition at a hospital late Friday after his SUV crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a van in suburban Atlanta, fatally injuring a passenger in the van, police said.

June 01, 2013 | | AP Sports


OTR for June 2, 2013

Kansas Highway Patrol

June 01, 2013 | | On the Record


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Fishy Election

July 28, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Why the Media Loves Donald Trump

Donald Trump is the politically unhinged train wreck equivalent of the Kardashians.

July 28, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Misleading Monikers in the News

Pop quiz: Which of the following was hatched in the mind of George Costanza? (a) The Center for Financial Stability, (b) The Center on Budget ...

July 28, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Firemen are the heroes of blood drive

Dear Editor,

July 28, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Robert Eugene Kuhn 1932-2015

HOISINGTON - Robert Eugene Kuhn, 82, passed away at 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Missouri Veterans Home, in Mt. Vernon ...

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for July 27, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 27, 2015 | | On the Record


​Truck driver flees; eludes officers

Two units from the Barton County Sheriff's Office and a Hoisington Police Department vehicle were involved in a pursuit early Sunday.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


​Snake shot, chopped

ALBERT - At 4:13 p.m. last Wednesday, a woman called 911 to let law enforcement know she (or someone at the residence) was attempting ...

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Aggravated robbery reported

A Great Bend man told police he was hit with a bat and robbed of cash around 3 a.m. Saturday at the Baltzell Motel ...

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Juanita C. Landrum 1935 - 2015

MCPHERSON - Juanita C. Landrum, 79, died on July 25, 2015, at the McPherson Hospital. She was born on Sept. 11, 1935.

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eudale Brack 1926 - 2015

OTIS - Eudale Brack, 88, died July 25, 2015, at Locust Grove Nursing Home in LaCrosse. Born Sept. 1, 1926, in Alva, Okla. he was the ...

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Grace (Wilkens) Johnson 1937 - 2015

HOLYROOD - Grace (Wilkens) Johnson, 77, passed away on July 25, 2015, at her home in Holyrood. Born Nov. 7, 1937, in Lorraine, she was the ...

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wetland Explorer: Summer's Embrace

A female Baltimore oriole offers a juicy grasshopper to her youngster, who will soon be on its own. The male's bright orange and black ...

July 27, 2015 | By Pam Martin KDWPT educator | Local News


Free 4-year-old preschool openings available

Helping Hands Preschool, along with Great Bend USD 428, has a limited number of openings available in the 4-year-old Pre-K program for the upcoming school ...

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker - Hall of Famer.

July 27, 2015 | John Kekis, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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