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Celtic soul duo Switchback to visit Great Bend

Celtic music duo Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, known as Switchback, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend.

May 01, 2012 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


McDonald's Reading Challenge has helped 1 million Kansas students

WICHITA - This year marks the 20th anniversary of the McDonald's Reading Challenge, an initiative that has encouraged more than one million Kansas students to read more books.

May 01, 2012 | | Business


Corrected BCC trustees agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting to approve the hiring of two new employees, at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.

May 01, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Post to have meeting

HOISINGTON - American Legion Post 286 of Hoisington Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion meeting 2 p.m. Saturday at the post home, 204 Main. There will be a dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. also at the post home.

May 01, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


CPMS student of the month

Central Plains Middle School is pleased to honor Kendi Maxwell as the April Student of the Month. Kendi is the daughter of Jim and Kim Maxwell and is an 8th grade student at CPMS. Kendi has one sister, Kami, a junior at Central Plains High School.

May 01, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Clara Barton Hospital to celebrate the 2012 National Hospital Week

HOISINGTON - A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. Hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That's the message organizers are touting with the 2012 National Hospital Week theme, "Making Miracles Happen."

May 01, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Taste of Home Cooking Show Thursday in Larned

Meet Taste of Home Culinary Specialist Jamie Dunn. Jamie conducts Cooking School shows across the country. Her love of traveling to experience the flavors of different cities combined with her enthusiasm for cooking allows her to share her culinary passion with people just like you!

May 01, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Governor wants support for Larned State Hospital

By Dave Ranney

May 01, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Robert Bonomo 1942 - 2012

CLAFLIN - Robert Bonomo, 69, died April 27 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 15, 1942, in Albuquerque, N.M., he was the son of John and Margaret (Miller) Bonomo. Robert graduated from Lovingston High School in New Mexico and went on to study at Edwards University in Austin, Texas, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Mexico. He then obtained his teaching certificate from San Diego State University and later attended Fort Hays State University to further his education. In December 1966 he married Billie Carpenter in Albuquerque, N.M. He retired in 1988 ...

May 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pawnee Heights students place in league contest

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May 01, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Briefs

Health Fair Thursday

May 01, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


GBHS softball games rescheduled

The Great Bend High School softball games postponed at McPherson on Tuesday because of wet fields have been rescheduled for Thursday.

May 01, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Carol Ann (Wenger) Witt 1930 - 2012

GREAT BEND - Carol Ann (Wenger) Witt was born on March 16, 1930 in Oberlin, to Lewis and Elena (Carlson) Wenger.

May 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Barton finishes second

HUTCHINSON - For the second year in a row the Barton Community College women's golf team will be sending four players to the NJCAA tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla.

April 30, 2012 | | Community College


Celtics’ Rondo suspended after bump with NBA official

ATLANTA - Rajon Rondo lost control in the final minute of Game 1, and that means he won't be on the court for Game 2.

April 30, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 03, 2015 | | News


Residents asked to remove flowers from cemetery

The Great Bend Cemetery staff is preparing for spring clean-up and is asking residents to remove fall flowers by Suday. On Monday staff will have them all collected and either trash them or donate what's usable to the church group that rebuilds them.

March 03, 2015 | | News


Maggie Ann (Diebert) Brown 1932 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Maggie Ann (Diebert) Brown, 82, died March 1, at her home in Ellinwood of pancreatic cancer. Born April 7, 1932, near Hoxie, she was the daughter of Julius Edwin and Fairy Fay (Barr) Deibert. On June 5, 1949, she married Earl Robert Brown. He died in 1997. She was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper and as a cook at the Alcove Club.

March 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wanda Jo Simmons 1952-2015

Wanda Jo Simmons, 62, died March 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1952 in Casper, Wyo., she was the daughter of Daisy P. Fortna. Wanda graduated high school in Lenwood, Wash., and then later joined the Army where she served six years followed by six more years in the Army Reserve. An Ellinwood resident since 1982, Wanda married husband Francis Simmons on June 21, 1983 in Ellinwood. Wanda worked at Sterling House in Hutchinson as a CMA and was an avid reader who enjoyed nature and being outdoors.

March 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frances Marie Thurston 1917 - 2015

LEOTI - Frances Marie Thurston, 98, passed away on Feb. 21, at Wichita County Health Center LTCU in Leoti. Born Jan. 7, 1917, in Tribune, she was the daughter of Harold and Marjorie Hoopes Smith. On Jan. 4, 1940, she married Harry Thurston in Tribune. He passed away on Oct. 1, 1989, in Tribune, Kansas. A lifetime resident of Western Kansas, she was a homemaker and a retired Avon representative for over 32 years.

March 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


KBCA basketball rankings

KBCA basketball rankings

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Barton softball finally loses; splits games at Fort Scott

The Barton Community College softball team tasted defeat for the first time this season. Its response? A 19-4 win.

March 03, 2015 | | Community College


Panther Bowling teams headed to state

On Friday both Panther bowling teams punched their ticket for a return trip to the 5A-1A State Bowling Tournament. The Lady Panthers started off the day by finishing as the regional runner up in the 12 team tournament which was held at the Walnut Bowl. The Lady Panthers were narrowly defeated by Salina South by seven pins. Sophomore McKenzy Black led the Panthers with a team series high of 518. Following close behind were senior Abby Rose and sophomore Allie Brodrick, who each rolled a series of 514, and senior Addie Soukup's series of 507. Black's series earned ...

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Hoisington High School finishes 2nd at State Wrestling Tournament

The Hoisington High School Wrestling team ended their season this past weekend at the K.S.H.A.A. Class 1-3A State Wrestling tournament held in Hays. The team brought 10 kids to the meet with the expectation of bringing home hardware. Not too long ago when the senior class was freshmen they were able to bring home a second place trophy, but this time the expectations were one step higher. The ultimate goal for the team was to bring home the first place state trophy. When all the rounds were finished the team was able to almost achieve that ...

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Hoisington Forensics 3rd at Great Bend

The Hoisington High School forensics team placed third out of 8 schools at a forensics tournament at Great Bend High School recently.

March 03, 2015 | | Local News


Secret Benefits to Stupid Comments

An offensively stupid comment by influential and presumably smart people sometimes brings awareness to a subject that would otherwise be largely ignored.

March 03, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Olbermann: The Once and Former King

Keith Olbermann should be used to this by now. Two-bit, Class B second tier provocateurs can't be terribly surprised when they're disciplined for the umpteenth time. They thrive on reaction, court controversy and have a masterful way of turning justified castigation into unjustified persecution. Among this motley crew of the mediocre, Olbermann used to be king.

March 03, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Net Neutrality

March 03, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Barton season comes to early end with Region VI opening round loss

There is little doubt it wasn't a typical opening round game for a high seed. So to say it was a huge upset might be a bit of an over statement.

March 03, 2015 | | Community College


Barton women advance to Region VI quarterfinals

It didn't take long for the Barton Community College women's basketball team to squash thoughts of an upset to start the post-season.

March 03, 2015 | | Community College


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