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An crisis about my eyebrows (yes, you read that correctly)

I had gone 54 years and 39 days before anyone had uttered to me what my barber said to me last month.

April 05, 2013 | | Local Life


GBHS instrumentalists perform Regional Music selections Monday

Musicians at Great Bend High School will present their solo and small ensemble selections at 7 p.m. Monday in the GBHS band/orchestra room.

April 05, 2013 | | Local News


Patient finds relief with pain management services

Dick Meitler thought it might just be a "Band-Aid approach" but as the pain worsened, he was willing to give it a try – especially because he didn't like all the talk about possible surgery.

April 04, 2013 | | Business


The big chill

Crews from Peterson Mechanical, Great Bend, unload the first of two new cooling towers at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center Wednesday, March 27. The new energy-efficient cooling towers will provide St. Rose with a modern, cost-effective system to air condition the facility.

April 04, 2013 | | Business


​Crime Stoppers offers reward for info on vandalism

Between 11 p.m. on March 28 and 2:51 a.m. on March 29, 11 mailboxes were destroyed. Five were at apartments at 2314 31st St., and six more were in the 2000 block of 32nd St. in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said each box was valued at $50, for a total loss of $550.

April 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​BCC orchestra to perform at Shafer Art Gallery

The Barton Community College Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Shafer Art Gallery.

April 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Stairs for BCC pool funded by gifts

A new set of stairs has been added to the swimming pool at Barton Community College, making the pool more accessible. The addition was funded by Barton's Silver Cougar Club and the Bill J McKown Endowment.

April 04, 2013 | | Local News


Jane Francis Hall

Jane Francis Hall, 74, died April 3 at River Bend Assisted Living Center, Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.

April 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Keith Wayne Brack

Keith Wayne Brack of Great Bend died on April 3 at his home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Janousek Funeral Home in LaCrosse.

April 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mae Weaver 1922 - 2013

Mae Weaver 91, died on April 4 at River Bend Assisted Living Center in Great Bend. Born Feb. 3, 1922, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Elmer Edward and Ellen Marie (Walking) Kepler. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. On Sept. 20, 1942, she married Robert John Weaver in Burlington. He died on July 12, 2012. A longtime Barton County Home Economist, Mrs. Weaver was a Great Bend resident since 1950, coming from Manhattan and Burlington.

April 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


'Take a Seat' to help renovate Fine Arts Auditorium

The photo cutline was updated Friday for clarification. -- ed

April 04, 2013 | | Local News


Community Choir and Barton Orchestra to present 'On Broadway'

The Central Kansas Community Choir accompanied by the Barton Community College Orchestra will present a concert themed "On Broadway" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., Great Bend. The group will perform substantial medleys from popular Broadway titles such as "Les Miserables" and "The Lion King," as well as single selections from "Porgy and Bess," the "Wizard of Oz" and more.

April 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


BCC theater to perform Kansas history drama

Barton Community College's theater department will host "Kansas Drama" at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Community Room in the Learning Resource Center. Barton theater students will perform "Settling the Kansas Territory" from the "Shared Stories of the Civil War" reader's theater project.

April 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for April 5, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

April 04, 2013 | | On the Record


The Great Debate

CLAY CENTER - Based on the results of an extensive survey conducted by The Pew Research Center, "a fierce debate is taking place" across America. What are they are talking about? Gay marriage.

April 04, 2013 | By Clint Decker | Religion


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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Great Bend Tribune, 2012 Forest Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Shawn Panzer with greeters Sarah Adams and Amanda Hockerott. As the local news and multi-media leader, the Great Bend Tribune informs the community about matters of importance and interest. Featuring a blend of print, social media and digital products, the Tribune will be introducing its latest community project. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 01, 2015 | | Local News


More US trainers in Iraq

July 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Salon's 'Big Lie' About Guns and Mental Illness

I'm strongly in favor of keeping the mentally ill away from firearms and I'm coming around to approving any policy that keeps crazy 'journalists' away from a keyboard, too. Case in point is Salon.com writer Arthur Chu. His rant titled "It's not about mental illness: The big lie that always follows mass shootings by white males" makes Alex Jones sound like Dr. Phil.

July 01, 2015 | | Columnists


Why Spy on France?

According to WikiLeaks, the United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, reports Reuters. I contacted my French informant, Pierre Le Paint, to learn why.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Local gymnasts compete at nationals

July 01, 2015 | | Local News


Four local gymnasts compete at Vegas nationals

LAS VEGAS, Nev.- Alexis Folkerts, Jadynce Schroeder, Jordyn Stukey and Cadence Brown competed at this year' s National meet in Las Vegas June 10-13. Schroeder led the quad placing third overall after competing in the vault, bars, beam and floor. Stukey and Folkerts placed fifth and sixth while Brown came in ninth. (Not pictured is Cadence Brown)

June 30, 2015 | | Local Sports


Governor updates drought status of Kansas counties

TOPEKA – Recent rains for Kansas have eased drought conditions for many areas, leading Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with an Executive Order.

June 30, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


OTR for June 30, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 30, 2015 | | On the Record


Campbell-Brown earns spot in World Championships

Several former Barton Community College athletes competed in their respective countries national track and field championships recently.

June 30, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Ali Krieger gives US team insight into Germany

MONTREAL (AP) - The Germans are going to have to be vigilant about giving too much away with their on-field chatter on Tuesday night. Defender Ali Krieger will be listening.

June 30, 2015 | ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Kvitova opens Wimbledon defense with 6-1, 6-0 win

LONDON (AP) - Petra Kvitova wasted no time as she opened the defense of her Wimbledon title in overpowering fashion.

June 30, 2015 | STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Lack of command stings Blanton in loss

HOUSTON- Maybe Joe Blanton himself said it best.

June 30, 2015 | Chris Abshire/MLB.com | AP Sports


Personality Tests: Jobseekers Beware!

"There's no such thing as a stupid question - but we're doing our best."

June 30, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


ObamaCare Lives

June 30, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


KDHE immunization program

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Immunization Program is continuing its successful 'Immunize and Win a Prize,' program. This statewide campaign provides prizes to families who have their children timely immunized. All Kansas children are eligible. However, to qualify, the children must receive their immunizations from a Vaccines For Children (VFC) provider.

June 30, 2015 | | Local News


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