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TOPS gauges interest in evening weight-loss group

The Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss support group is interested in starting an evening group in Great Bend, said Beverly Bednasek, TOPS KS coordinator, Valley Center.

December 11, 2012 | | Business

OTR for Dec. 12, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

December 11, 2012 | | On the Record

Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo welcomes new staff member

The City of Great Bend is to announced that Danielle Ricklefs has joined the Brit Spaugh Zoo as the new zoo educator. Ricklefs' responsibilities will include planning, organizing and implementing educational content for the zoo programs for all ages, updating curricula to meet Kansas Standards and teach various educational programs and presentations.

December 11, 2012 | | Business

Arthur W. “Arty” Timm

WOODBINE - Arthur Wayne "Arty" Timm, 64, born Feb. 4, 1948 in Herington, died Dec. 7 in Wichita.

December 11, 2012 | | Obituaries

CUNA mutual group contributes $100,000 to Great Bend theater

Madison, Wis.,-based CUNA Mutual Group announced Tuesday afternoon that it has pledged $100,000 over three years to the new six-screen theater that is being built in downtown Great Bend. One of Great Bend's largest employers, CPI Qualified Plan Consultants was acquired by CUNA Mutual Group in 2009.

December 11, 2012 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Business

Brayden Carl Davis

ST. JOHN - Brayden Carl Davis, stillborn son of Kevin and Laura (Tompkins) Davis, was born on Dec. 8 at Pratt Regional Medical Center.

December 11, 2012 | | Obituaries

GBHS Debate Team

The Great Bend High School Debate Team had two teams travel and compete at the Larned Debate Tournament on Dec. 1 and both teams placed in the Open Division. Jordan Otten and Paige VanSteenburgh placed fourth and Morgan Francis and Chase Pumford placed fifth. The team is currently getting ready for the 4 Speaker Regional Tournament at Salina Central on Dec. 15th.

December 11, 2012 | | Local News

The Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2012

First a disclaimer: The Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2012 should not under any circumstances be confused with the Top Ten Legitimate News Stories of 2012. They are as different as red satin cummerbunds and Liar's Dice. Duck liver and Spanish moss. Matched pearl necklaces and motorcycle handlebars.

December 11, 2012 | | Columnists

How a For-Profit University Killed Community College Expansion

In response to an increasing demand for bachelor's degrees, community colleges in more than a dozen states have expanded their programs to include career-oriented, four-year degrees. Advocates say these programs – which typically require approval from state lawmakers – better respond to student and employer needs by providing affordable bachelor's degrees.

December 11, 2012 | | Columnists

Fiscal Cliff Averting Budget Deal Advent Calendar

December 11, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank, 2220 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Jill Fitzsimmons and Erin Powers. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

December 11, 2012 | | Area Briefs


There are a lot of things to love about Christmas ... but one of the best is the gift of giving,

December 11, 2012 | BY DEBORAH FREUND Special to the Tribune | Local News

Hoisington church presents St. Lucia

HOISINGTON -On Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 11th and Vine Streets in Hoisington will present the story of St. Lucia, Child of Light. The 30-minute service will feature music, readings, prayer, and the compelling story of the girl who died for her faith and became the symbol of light amid the darkness. All are welcome for the service, fellowship, and refreshments.

December 11, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Show 'N Go

December 11, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


There are a lot of things to love about Christmas, but one of the best is the gift of giving, "Christmas is the spirit of giving. And what we try to do is give ourselves. It is the little things that mean a lot. You don't have to win the lottery before you can give back," said Randy Smith.

December 11, 2012 | BY DEBORAH FREUND Special to the Tribune | News

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No Kiwanis this week

The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club will not have a regular meeting this week. The next meeting will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 2, in ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Trustees hear report on ‘Regional Workforce Needs’

Nearly once a month, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees hears a report on how well the college is meeting one of its nine ...

November 24, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF Additional reporting by Joe Vinduska, BCC | Local News

Bridge repairs completed

Repairs to the rural Barton County bridge on NE 230 Road, between NE 150 Avenue and NE 140 Road have been completed, the County Engineer ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Fire marshal offers safety tips for Thanksgiving cooking

TOPEKA - The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and Kansas families will be coming together for a time of celebration and thankfulness. The hours spent in ...

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Officials encourage safe driving for Thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving Day is one of the busiest travel days of the year. With increased traffic, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the ...

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

BCSO is asking the public for assistance

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Jessica Chapman who is wanted for parole violation and probation violation.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for November 24, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 24, 2015 | | On the Record

BCSO joins forces for the holidays

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will join many other police agencies across the state, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from Monday, Nov ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

The Dysfunctional Iowa Caucuses

As the Iowa caucuses draw near, we should take a close look at how the Hawkeye State runs its presidential nominating system.

November 24, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Time for Obama to Reverse Refugee Plan

Across America, the prospect of resettling as many as 10,000 Syrians has put citizens on edge. The Paris massacre and related events-ISIS' bombing ...

November 24, 2015 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists

Metal detector

November 24, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Barton women win sixth straight

It was a sluggish start coming off a record-breaking effort for the Barton women's basketball team.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Barton men cruise by Hesston

It used to be a gimme game. But not any more. The Hesston College men's basketball team is pretty good now days.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

FHSU men’s soccer moves on in Division II National Tournament

Fort Hays State used three first half goals to earn a 4-2 victory over Upper Iowa in the round of 16 at the NCAA Division ...

November 24, 2015 | | College

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