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Leroy “Lee” Heikkila 1945 - 2013

Leroy "Lee" Heikkila, 67, died Feb. 28 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born May 8, 1945, at Superior, Wis., to Eino and Alice (Humann) Heikkila. He married Cecilia Ross Sept. 1, 1996, at Great Bend. He was a drug and alcohol addictions counselor at Dream Inc. and worked in construction and painting.

March 01, 2013 | | Obituaries

Reading applications

March 01, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

State Choir singers

March 01, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Parenting class to be offered at activity center

HOISINGTON - Skilled Parenting = Healthy Teens will be the theme of parenting classes taught by the psychology faculty of Fort Hays State University at 7 p.m. on March 6, 13, 27 and April 3. It will be held at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd.

March 01, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood Municipal Court

Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - Feb. 26

March 01, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday night at City Hall, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes walking path improvements at Veterans Memorial Park, a change order on the Kansas Avenue street work project and an economic development report.

March 01, 2013 | | Local News


The ACT prep class will be held on Friday, March 8, at the Great Bend High School auditorium from 8 a.m. to noon, not in the afternoon as originally printed in the Tribune. The Tribune regrets the error.

March 01, 2013 | | Local News

Brungardt ripened into something more

Dear Editor,

March 01, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor

AG Schmidt announces area National Consumer Protection Week events

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced his office will commemorate National Consumer Protection Week, March 3-9 by providing consumers opportunities to fight identity theft by destroying personal documents and conducting consumer education programs throughout the state.

March 01, 2013 | | Local News

Young at Art

The Deines Cultural Center is featuring "Young at Art" an exhibit of art in a variety of media by students attending USD 407 schools. The art is from students at Simpson and Bickerdyke Elementary Schools, Ruppenthal Middle School and Russell High School.

March 01, 2013 | | Local News

Obama’s Sleight of Hand on Display Again

The sleight of hand continues unabated in Washington. While Barack Obama holds up this shiny, scary thing called "sequestration" with one hand, his real agenda seems to be to slip through the most massive amnesty bill ever foisted on the American people with the other. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, Dorothy.

March 01, 2013 | Doug Patton | Columnists

Mysterious Food

March 01, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Internet Piracy: Is The Free Ride Over?

Yes, I dutifully affix my copyright notice to my column each week, and I've been known to notify the syndicate of suspected unauthorized use; but I haven't gotten anywhere near as persnickety (or creepy) as the entertainment industry.

March 01, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Blizzard Energy on County Commission agenda

The tire recycling business Blizzard Energy will be one of the topics when the Barton County Commission meets a 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. Other agenda items include a proclamation recognizing this as Severe Weather Awareness Week, bids to repair the bridge just north of Stone Ridge Country Club, a road vacation and a replacement pickup for the Road and Bridge Department.

March 01, 2013 | | Local News

Class 6-1A Sub-State Tournaments

High school scores

March 01, 2013 | | Prep Sports

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Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?

Many people hope to pass on or transfer some of their special non-titled personal property to family and friends. Non-titled personal property includes items that ...

October 11, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Winners crowned at Kansas Junior Livestock Show

Livestock shown by young exhibitors from across the state were named champions at the 83rd Kansas Junior Livestock Show, proudly sponsored by Cargill. During the ...

October 11, 2015 | | Agriculture

Bankers awards

Announcement that the Conservation Awards Program will again be held in this county was received today by Alicia Boor, Barton County Agriculture and Natural Resources ...

October 11, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. (ILS) announces the acquisition of Ag Systems, Inc.

Today, Lee Borck, President & Chairman of ILS announced, "Ag Systems, Inc. of Larned became a wholly owned subsidiary of ILS effective Oct. 1st. We are ...

October 11, 2015 | | Business

Club Calendar


October 11, 2015 | | Club News

Bridge – the game, gives us respite from the empty nest blues

When our last child packed up and drove away to college, Lori and I needed to find something new to occupy us.

October 11, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life

Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331 Homecoming

All area Masons are invited to attend Hoisington Lodge #331 Annual Homecoming at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Oct. 18th.

October 11, 2015 | | Club News

AT&T commits to bringing broadband to 35,000 rural homes and businesses in Kansas

Reflecting the company's long-standing commitment to deploying high-speed Internet access in urban and rural areas across Kansas, AT&T has committed to extend broadband ...

October 11, 2015 | | Business

Kansas Optometric Association Conference

More than 250 optometrists and 150 optometric assistants attended the 2015 Kansas Optometric Association Fall Eyecare Conference in Wichita. Optometrists attending were able to receive ...

October 11, 2015 | | Business

The CHOICE is clear for new dealer who joins NuTech Seed® to offer customers the Power to OutPerform

Farmers in the Barton County area will now have more choices when it comes to fulfilling their corn, soybean, alfalfa, sorghum, and sunflower seed needs ...

October 11, 2015 | | Business

Hospital Auxiliary hosts annual fall luncheon

The Ellinwood District Hospital Auxiliary is hosting their annual fall luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 .pm. on Oct. 27, at St. Joseph ...

October 11, 2015 | | Business

Vets helping Vets program on the local level

October 11, 2015 | | Club News

Hunter Safety class

A Hunter Safety Class will be offered in Odin at the Odin Store meeting room. Classes will be held from 7 to 9:30 p ...

October 11, 2015 | | Local News

Senior Activities


October 11, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

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 ...

October 11, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

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