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Lennie “Boots” Hughbanks 1915 - 2012

Lennie "Boots" Hughbanks, 97, died Nov. 9 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Born April 17, 1915, in Newton, she was the daughter of Willard and Ellas (Stoops) Anderson. On Jan. 7, 1946, she married Hanley Gene Hughbanks in Brewton, Ala. He died on Sept. 29, 1988. A resident of Great Bend since 1968, coming from Pratt, she was employed by the JC Penney Co. as the catalog department supervisor, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Pratt and was a member of the Central Kansas Medical Center Auxiliary.

November 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Imogene Eileen Avery Eilers 1925 - 2012

LARNED - Imogene Eileen Avery Eilers, 86, died on Aug. 28 after a brief illness. Born Aug. 30, 1925 in Larned, she was the daughter of Brian Jennings Avery and Edna May Keller Avery Buhrer. In 1945, she married August E. Eilers from Missouri. They divorced in 1958. A resident of Larned for 30 years, she was employed at Larned State Hospital, retiring in 1986. She moved to Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and to Hawthorne, Fla. in 1999.

November 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Saint Francis Community Services, 1508 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Lynda Jamison with greeters Marty Steinert and Jim Vopat. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

November 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Butting Heads Over the Fiscal Cliff

November 13, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Claflin Knights of Columbus to hold breakfast buffet

CLAFLIN - The Claflin Knights of Columbus will hold a breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to noon on Nov. 25 at the Claflin Parish Center.

November 13, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Two GBHS debate teams place

The Great Bend High School debate team had three teams compete at the TMP open and novice debate tournament on November 10th. Two of the teams placed in open division. In the open division. Michael Gieck and Marissa Hoisington placed second overall with a 4-1 win loss record and 20 speaker points. Morgan Francis and Kameko Schultz placed sixth with a 3-2 win loss record and 23 speaker points. In the outstanding speaker awards in open division Hoisington placed second. Rebecca Clark and Kane Schumacher competed in the novice division for the squad. The team will compete in the Salina ...

November 13, 2012 | | Local News


I’m not as think as you drunk I am

BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?

November 13, 2012 | | Columnists


Mitt Romney best-suited to be in Obama's new cabinet

Dear Editor,

November 13, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Steelers beat Chiefs 16-13 in OT

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers escaped with a victory. The health of their franchise quarterback is another matter entirely.

November 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kansas State crushes Lamar

MANHATTAN - Angel Rodriguez scored 19 points and Will Spradling added 14 as Kansas State defeated Lamar 79-55 in a Preseason NIT game on Monday night.

November 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Trout, Harper designated Rookie of the Year awards

NEW YORK - Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels became the youngest AL Rookie of the Year on Monday and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals was voted the second-youngest winner of the NL honor.

November 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Texas Tech’s Tuberville calls outburst unfortunate

LUBBOCK, Texas - Tommy Tuberville on Monday took full responsibility for losing his cool with a Texas Tech graduate assistant along the sideline during Saturday's win over Kansas.

November 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


BATTLING FOR BERTHS

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Big 12's attention is on Kansas State's national championship dreams, yet there is plenty left to be decided in the conference over the final weeks.

November 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Santana feeling like rookie with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ervin Santana feels like a rookie again, getting a fresh start with the Kansas City Royals.

November 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Program looks at birds that migrate through Cheyenne Bottoms

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Birds That Migrate Through the Cheyenne Bottoms," at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Staff from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will present information about some of the birds that migrate through Cheyenne Bottoms and the effect of the drought on this year's migration.

November 12, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 30, 2015 | | On the Record


Stricker, out since Dec., plans return at Masters

Steve Stricker intends to play the Masters next week, his first competition since back surgery four months ago.

March 30, 2015 | Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Coach brings latest innovation in team building at Kentucky

It could've easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp.

March 30, 2015 | Eddie Pells, AP National Writer | AP Sports


Throwers, sprinters dominate Alex Francis track meet

HAYS – It was pretty much throwers and sprinters but those groups were impressive.

March 30, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Limited group of women perform well at Alex Francis Classic

HAYS – The Barton Community College women's track team to a small group to the Alex Francis Classic this past weekend on the campus of Fort Hays State. Barton left some of its heavy hitters at home, including all everything distance standout Lydia Mato and NJCAA Indoor hurdle champion Vanessa Style.

March 30, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Prosecution rests against Boston Marathon bomber

BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.

March 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Pawnee County Briefs

Meet the Chamber director

March 30, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


God & Country concert

The Central Kansas Community Choir (CKCC) rehearses Sunday night in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Barton Community College.

March 30, 2015 | | Local News


U.S. Supreme Court to hear Kansas’ appeals on Carr, Gleason death penalty cases

TOPEKA – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the state's appeals of the Kansas Supreme Court's decisions overturning the death sentences of Jonathan Carr, Reginald Carr and Sidney Gleason.

March 30, 2015 | | News


Hoisington Middle School Honor Roll

The Hoisington Middle School has released the Honor Roll for the 3rd nine weeks.

March 29, 2015 | | Education


Build a healthy meal

As the final days of National Nutrition Month pass us by I want to give you some good reasons to choose to eat healthier. Whenever I present educational materials that promote health and wellness I start by asking participants if they think what they choose to eat affects their overall health? Nearly everyone thinks it matters, yet the reasons they give for not eating healthy abound. The USDA developed thirty-seven one page fact sheets as part of the 10 tips nutrition education series. Titles range from: "Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits," "Make better beverage choices," "Salt and Sodium," to "Eating Better ...

March 29, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Kraft — Reif

Karla Kraft and Eldon Reif announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Vella Mae Jantz of Wichita. The prospective groom is the son of Dorothy Reif of Great Bend.

March 29, 2015 | | Engagements


Central Plains High School 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Superintendent's Honor Roll

March 29, 2015 | | Education


Leroy Rube 90th

Leroy Rube will celebrate his 90th birthday on April 3, with a card shower.

March 29, 2015 | | Birthdays


Wetland Explorer: Migration Madness

While we humans are getting our excitement watching the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, the animal world is gearing up for one of the most impressive natural phenomena in the world – migration! Thousands of species of birds around the world travel vast distances each year to get the most out of their habitat.

March 29, 2015 | Jean Aycock - KWEC Education Director | Local News


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