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Free host training and national certification offered to locals

As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality of visitor experience delivered within the Great Bend community and along the national scenic byway corridor, training and certification as an interpretive host will be offered free of charge this month.

March 06, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News


​Crime Stoppers seeks info on stolen four-wheeler

Sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 and 12:30 p.m. on the 28th, an Arctic Cat four-wheeler valued at $8,422 was stolen from Gottschalk Equiptment, at 160 south U.S. 281, near Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, reports the vehicle is sunset orange in color and its vehicle identification number is 4UF13ATV3DT208637.

March 06, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Glenn F. Morrison 1929 - 2013

LACROSSE - Glenn F. Morrison, 83, died March 4, 2013 at Rush County Memorial Hospital in LaCrosse.Born July 13, 1929 in Baileyville, he was the son of Lee Dennis and Avis Lee (Mann) Morrison. He was married to Joyce Barker in Great Bend. The couple had four children. A resident of Barton and Rush Counties most of his life, as a young man, he worked at Thies Packing and Meadowgold Dairy. He later owned several furniture stores in Great Bend and LaCrosse. Even after retirement Glenn loved wheeling and dealing when he was not playing cards or Bingo.

March 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Marshall William Mumford, 1921-2013

GREAT BEND - Marshall William Mumford, 91, died March 8, 2013, at the Cherry Village, Great Bend.

March 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Anna Louise Hejny 1923-2013

OLMITZ – Anna Louise Hejny, 89, died March 6, 2013 at Good Samaritan Center, Olathe.

March 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Henry Andrew Kurtz Jr. 1925 - 2013

LARNED - Henry Andrew Kurtz Jr., 87, died March 6, 2013 at his daughter's home in Dodge City.

March 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


KDOT crews rack up big numbers during back-to-back storms

During last month's back-to-back snow storms, Kansas Department of Transportation snow crews pretreated and plowed nearly 880,000 lane miles of highway – enough to circle the earth 35 times.

March 06, 2013 | | News


Great Bend Travel Photography Workshop - A picture perfect event

A recent Travel Photography Workshop, hosted by Please Go Away™ Vacations and co-sponsored by The American Eagle Club of American State Bank, was a winner. It was presented by award winning photographer, and intrepid world traveler with Please Go Away™ Vacations, Ernie Lowden who, along with his wife Frances, traveled from Olathe to present the workshop.

March 06, 2013 | | Business


The Blame Game

March 06, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


At least the ballots wouldn’t change much

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

March 06, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


AG announces local National Consumer Protection Week event

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is providing consumers opportunities this week to fight identity theft by destroying personal documents and conducting consumer education programs throughout the state.

March 06, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Rodriguez leads No. 9 Kansas State over TCU 79-68 on Senior Night

MANHATTAN - Kansas State is tired of seeing Kansas rule the Big 12. The Wildcats have a chance to finally end the Jayhawks run atop the conference.

March 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Larned Police Report

Monday, March 4

March 05, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Pawnee County Sheriff's Report

Monday, March 4

March 05, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Frieda M. Weber

LIBERTY, Mo. - Frieda M. Weber, 88, of Liberty passed away March 3, 2013.

March 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Mosquito spraying starts Thursday in Great Bend

The City of Great Bend will be spraying for mosquitoes from 8 p.m. through midnight on Thursdays, starting tonight and running through July 2, weather permitting. Officials urge residents to keep their doors and windows closed during this time. Contact the Public Works Department at 620-793-4150 with any questions.

May 27, 2015 | | Local News


Post Memorial Day

May 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


EPA Plan to Ban Coal Hits Major Roadblock

The EPA proposal to impose a de facto ban on new coal-fired power plants received more than two million comments from the public - but it looks like it was just one five-page comment from the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) that sent EPA scrambling back to the drawing board.

May 27, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Debate Dilemma: How to Cull the Republican Herd

This is more daunting than a Rubik's cube: How in the world do you fit as many as 18 Republican candidates on one debate stage?

May 27, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Swimming offers alternative athletic competition

Dear Editor,

May 27, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Farm payment limits

Dear Editor,

May 27, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Medicare Basics Workshop slated June 4, in Ellsworth

If you'll soon be getting Medicare, or just want to know more about Medicare, experts on Medicare will present a "Medicare Basics" workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, at the J.H. Robbins Memorial Library, 219 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth that will cover essential Medicare information and provide answers to your questions.

May 27, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, 250 West 9th in Hoisington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters January Pecora and Regan Ochs. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 27, 2015 | | Local News


​Quake felt in Great Bend

A Great Bend resident reported feeling an earthquake at 1:45 p.m. Saturday in the 3900 block of Broadway Ave.

May 26, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend NAMI changes bake sale plans

The Great Bend chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has changed the time and place of its upcoming fundraiser. There will be a bake sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Walmart.

May 26, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS Track's Cliff Burt to retire following state meet

You can measure success for a high school and youth sports coach in a lot of different ways; number of state champions, number of athletes continuing their career in college with a scholarship and, most of all, having a positive impact on an adolescent's development. Cliff Burt exemplifies all of those categories and then some. A track coach in Great Bend for the past 35 years, 20 at the high school level, coach Burt has left his mark on the shot and discuss rings that will never be matched.

May 26, 2015 | CHRIS BURT, Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


​John L. “Jack” Godin 1939 - 2015

PAWNEE ROCK - John L. "Jack" Godin, 76, died May 25, 2015, at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita. Born March 24, 1939, in Tupper Lake, N.Y., he was the son of Frank and Marion (Prespare) Godin. On Oct. 31, 1981, he married Mildred Gable in Great Bend. A resident of Pawnee Rock for six years, coming from Great Bend, he was a heavy equipment operator in the oilfield and later worked for maintenance at Great Bend Housing Authority.

May 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Erwin “Erv” Leiker 1934 - 2015

Erwin "Erv" Leiker, 81, Great Bend, died May 24, 2015, at his home. He was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Hays the son of Leo and Angela (Klaus) Leiker. On Nov. 8, 1958, he married Janet Grace Burgardt in Pfeifer. She died May 6, 2000. He was a retired oilfield worker and was a Hays High School graduate.

May 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Ruth Marie Cannon 1936 - 2015

Ruth Marie Cannon, 79, died May 23, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born May 16, 1936, at Dodge City, the daughter of Hillary and Ruth Borne. She married Manford G. "Bud" Cannon Oct. 29, 1949, at Boone, Arkansas. He died Dec. 7, 1982. A long-time Great Bend resident, she was an accounts payable clerk for Great Bend Manufacturing.

May 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Argonne Rebels exhibit coming to Great Bend Public Library

An exhibit featuring the Argonne Rebels Drum & Bugle Corps will open Monday, June 1, at the Great Bend Public Library.

May 26, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


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