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May 26, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor

Change on the horizon at Farmers Bank

Since opening its doors 106 years ago in Albert, Farmers Bank and Trust enjoys a rich history of local leaders at the helm. In fact, there have only been five presidents in the history of the bank. Twenty-eight year veteran banker Gene Dikeman took over eight years ago as the fifth president of the banking institution. Dikeman recently announced his resignation and stated "Farmers Bank attracted me because of its strong capital, employee strength and great customer service. It has been a pleasure to have been a part of Farmers Bank's history and to have worked with so many ...

May 26, 2013 | | Business

Eleanor E. Christiansen 1922 - 2013

Eleanor E. Christiansen 1922 - 2013

May 26, 2013 | | Obituaries

EMS treats man stunned by Taser device during altercation

Great Bend Police were dispatched to a trailer at 2800 Main, Lot 8 at 7:29 p.m. Thursday and arrested Manual Mena for alleged domestic battery and obstruction. Mena was subdued with a Taser electroshock weapon during the arrest, and was treated by Emergency Medical Service before being booked into the Barton County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bond.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs

OTR for May 26, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 25, 2013 | | On the Record

Maxine Foster

PAWNEE ROCK - Maxine Foster, 93, died May 25 at her home in Pawnee Rock. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

​Jacqueline J. Toman

Jacqueline J. Toman, 74, died May 25 at the Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens 1934 - 2013

KINGSTON, Okla. - Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens, 79, passed away May 23 at the hospital in Durant, Okla. Born Jan. 11, 1934, in Russell County, he was the son of Rudolph and Nathalia "Dollie" Dumler Niedens. Lou was raised in Russell County and attended Hoisington High School. He later graduated from Concordia Lutheran College in Seward, Neb. On Dec. 29, 1990, he married Linda Darlene Bessell (Hoover) in Moore, Okla.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Gary Lee Popp 1961 - 2013

KANSAS CITY - Gary Lee Popp, 51, passed away unexpectedly of a sudden healt attack on May 22. Born June 25, 1961, in Hoisington, he was the son of Maurice and Margaret (Fuller) Popp. Gary graduated from Hoisington High School. In 1979 he began working for Missouri Pacific RR, then on to Union Pacific RR in 1988. After that he was employed with Johnson County Water District for over 23 years from 1990 to present and appointed Operations Team Leader for 15 of those years.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Marlin E. "Butch" Depiesse 1942 - 2013

Marlin E. "Butch" Depiesse, 70, died May 23 at his home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 18, 1942, in Beaver, he was the son of Lawrence LaVerne and Theresa (Schremmer) Depiesse. On Dec. 20, 1963, he married Phyllis Hall in Neptune, N.J. She survives. He returned to Great Bend in 1994, from Monmouth County, N.J., working for Bill Murray's Auto Body Shop in New Jersey, and various local body shops in the Great Bend area.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

George Arthur Windham 1949 - 2013

SAND SPRING, Okla. - George Arthur Windham, 64, died May 22 in Sand Springs, Okla. He was born on Jan. 15, 1949, in Sanford, N.C. Mr. Windham was united in marriage to Joyce Marie Morrison. He was a resident of Sand Springs, Okla., for several years. He worked at Worthman Heating and Air as a service technician.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Michael Stewart Fox 1947 - 2013

ARVADA, Colo. - Michael "Mike" Fox, 65, of Arvada, Colo., passed away on April 6. He is survived by his loving wife Debbie; his children Jason Fox of Dallas, Texas; Brian Tracy of Edwards, Colo.; Sue (Tom) Reitz of St. Louis, Mo.; Missy Tracy of Ft. Collins, Colo.; his siblings Philip (Paula) Fox of Ft. Worth, Texas; Judith Fox of Great Bend; Vickie (David) Rondeau of Olathe; and his four grandchildren, Dylan and Nathan Fox and Annaston and Mackenzie Reitz. Mike is predeceased in death by his parents, Wilson C. and Frances V. Fox, who laid a strong foundation for love ...

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

​Great Bend Public Library closed until Wednesday

The Great Bend Public Library is closed for the Memorial Day holiday. The library will reopen at noon on Wednesday, with summer hours going into effect. Fines will be forgiven on any items due on Tuesday, May 28.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Hundreds of items stolen from storage shed

More than $8,000 in property was stolen from a storage shed at Ninth and Washington in Great Bend, sometime prior to 2 p.m. on May 17. Police Chief Dean Akings said items taken were a white 20-inch freestyle bike, 300 Beanie Babies, 300 Hot Wheels cars, 40 drag cars/funny cars, computer parts, bib snow pants, a ski coat, boots, a snow board, under-armor, a fishing pole and Play Station3/Blue Ray.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Cox Communication, Midwest Energy, donate to Upward Bound

Two local businesses recently showed support for Barton Community College's Central Kansas Upward Bound program by donating grants to the cause. Midwest Energy donated $525 and Cox Communications donated $1,000. CKUB Project Director Patrick Busch said he hopes to secure more grants from local businesses soon.

May 25, 2013 | | Education

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​Duck hunters invited to breakfast at KWEC

Duck hunting season begins on Saturday, Oct. 10 for the Cheyenne Bottoms area. As many as 500 hunters from across the United States flock to ...

October 04, 2015 | | Local News

Mark Anthony Depperschmidt 1957-2015

Mark Anthony Depperschmidt, 57, died Oct. 2, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Born Oct. 14, 1957, at La Crosse, he was the son of ...

October 03, 2015 | | Obituaries

Kenneth Neil Ellegood 1935 - 2015

OAKLEY - Kenneth Neil Ellegood, died on Oct. 1, 2015, at his home in rural Osborne county. Born Aug. 30, 1935, in Monument, he was the ...

October 03, 2015 | | Obituaries

Glenn Huffman 1935 - 2015

BETHANY, Okla. - Glenn Huffman passed away on Sept. 22, 2015. Born on March 11, 1935, in Great Bend, he was the son of Charlie and ...

October 03, 2015 | | Obituaries

Royals top Twins, keep pace in home-field chase

MINNEAPOLIS- The Royals dealt the Twins a critical blow to their postseason chances, as Ben Zobrist connected on a go-ahead RBI double in the eighth ...

October 03, 2015 | Rhett Bollinger/ | AP Sports

Area football recap: Week 5

By Jim Misunas

October 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Barton Community College will host an opening reception for its new exhibit "Fire," by Cheyenne artist Bently Spang, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 ...

October 02, 2015 | | News

First Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild a success

The first Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild was held Sept. 26, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. Wine in the Wild, a fundraiser for the ...

October 02, 2015 | | Business

​TBC changes meetings for fall

The Touched by Cancer Support Group (TBC) is changing its schedule from two meetings a month to one, spokesman Dana Foss said. The next meeting ...

October 02, 2015 | | Local News

Experience the fall migration with free guided bird tours

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will offer two guided bird tours this month. These free tours will let both experienced and novice birders explore the ...

October 02, 2015 | | Local News

​Donate blood to support cancer patients and others

Great Bend residents will have two opportunities to donate blood this month.

October 02, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

​‘Artists At Large’ group opens exhibit at library


October 02, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for Oct. 2, 2015

Great Bend Police

October 02, 2015 | | On the Record

​Man dies following Great Bend accident

A man involved in an injury accident early Thursday died Friday morning as a result of his injuries, a spokesman for Wesley Medical Center confirmed.

October 02, 2015 | | Local News

City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes setting an unsafe ...

October 02, 2015 | | Local News

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