On March 17 the Cobra Kai Martial Arts Center promoted five junior students and eight adults at their normal scheduled Tuesday night meeting. Belts were awarded by Sensei Ben Shumate and Sempi Doug Parks.
Everett and Margaret Hitschmann will celebrate their 60th anniversary on April 2 with a family dinner hosted by their children.
Kade Ensley, a senior at Great Bend High School, was awarded Kansas State University's Foundation Scholarship during ceremonies March 4 at K-State. April Mason, provost and senior vice president, presented the award.
Eighteen members of the Great Bend Garden Club met on March 17 at the county extension office.
During the month of April, Curves of Great Bend will participate in the 13th Annual Curves Food Drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit their local food bank. Current members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food are eligible to receive a Curves reusable Food Drive grocery bag. And, from April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate a bag of non-perishable food or make a minimum donation of $30.
Agent Frank Callahan of Larned has been named Kansas Agent of the Year by American Family Insurance. He received the honor for outstanding sales of American Family insurance products during 2010.
It's said that the bawl of a calf is music to a cowboy's ear. And there are plenty of bawlin' calves at Rosewood Ranch in rural Pawnee County these days--along with plenty of happy cowpokes.
The Great Bend Rotary Club recently honored five new Paul Harris Fellows. They were Rotarians Ed Mauler, Devin McMillen, Dr. Patrick Stang, Dr. Tom Vernon and Rotary Spouse, Anna Burke. Rotarian Gary Burk was honored as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow. District 5670 Governor Peter Marcus from Ness City made the presentation. A Paul Harris Fellow is a Rotarian that has contributed US$ 1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian ...
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at 11:30 a.m. on March 11 at the Club at StoneRidge. President Rose Kelly opened the meeting with the flag salute and Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. Thirty-eight members and one guest, Alicia Westhoff, were present. New members Steve Dayton, Janice Friedeman and Marcia Berchek were introduced.
Dear Editor, To the citizens of Great Bend: There are numerous factors to consider when choosing a leader for our community. I would like to address a few factors that come to my mind. Mike Allison has proved his leadership ability in many ways over the past years. With a focus on growing the city, I have seen that the city has grown 4.2 percent from the 2000 Census to the 2010 Census. Mike's leadership ...
Dear Editor, Who do you know that spends more "unpaid" time working for the benefit of the city of Great Bend, than Mayor Mike Allison? Over the years different dentists in our community have lengthened the hours that they practice on Monday through Thursday, so they may have time on Friday to catch up on paperwork or personal matters. Dr. Allison's office is one, which is closed on Friday. And I am sure he, ...
Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the Chuck Smith's editorial on March 18. The League of Women Voters believes that in this time of "tight budget," spending money on unnecessary items should be forgotten. At the very least the proposed voter photo ID bill will cost the state about $1 million. (Missouri's cost $13 million over three years) That does not count the cost of providing free birth certificates to any persons under ...
Dear Editor, As president/CEO of Southwest Developmental Services, Inc. (SDSI) I feel compelled to respond to the front page article entitled "Sunflower struggles to continue infant services" that appeared in the March 20 edition of the Great Bend Tribune. We have confirmed the article was written and submitted by a local public relations writer hired by Sunflower Diversified Services, Inc. The article was printed under the byline "Special to the Tribune" but presented ...
The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) announced in that it issued 350,000 "fatwas" in 2010 - not the "death to" fatwas, but rather, Quranic interpretations governing everyday life.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - With nine pressure-packed victories in 19 days, Connecticut has been on an exhausting sprint through the postseason for nearly three weeks now.Turns out Kemba Walker and his Huskies aren't slowing down until they get to Houston.
NEW YORK - Nick Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the NBA lottery odds again.
LOS ANGELES - Vinny Del Negro is out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after a season in which the team won its first division title but lost in the first round of the playoffs.
Graduation days are celebrations of hard work expended and the future opportunities that have been earned. They are a chance to look back on what it took to get there, as well as to look forward to what lies ahead. And many thanks are offered to those who helped along the way.
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Work on the bridge north of the Club at StoneRidge has been completed and the road is open, according to the Barton County Engineers Office.
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning, 91, died May 20 at her home in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 16, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of E. Aubrey Smith and Hazel Converse Smith. In 1939, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 17, 1940 she married Delmar Manning in Ellinwood. He died on Oct. 11, 2005. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker.
Sienna Michelle Meeks, 3 months, died on May 21 at her home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 22, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Nolan and Collette (King) Meeks.
Paul J. Linenberger, 90, died May 21 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Kansas State reaped the rewards of its first-ever Big 12 baseball championship season as a school-record seven players earned all-conference first-team honors on Tuesday. Wildcats head coach Brad Hill was named coach of the year for the second time.
Unique artwork and ceramics will be shown at a gallery opening at 7 p.m. Friday at Petr's Frame House, 2009 16th St. The show features the work of Darnel Row, Joshua Garret and Lili Vialacres.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Bank, 3600 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Ronda Sjogren with greeters Connie Oetken and Karmi Green. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Bob Peter, city administrator and city attorney for Ellinwood, was named the 2013-14 Kansas Municipal Utilities president at a recent conference.
CLAFLIN - Numerous volunteers have put their hands together and established a new Community/Fitness Center for the Claflin area. The project involved refurbishing the old Claflin Elementary School for the new purpose.