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Planning Committee meeting moved

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Barton County Health Department Conference Room, instead of at the Barton County Courthouse as was originally planned. The agenda will include discussion on Tier II Reporting Facilities in Barton County, a review of the Barton County Household Hazardous Waste program, an LEPC by-laws update and reports from members.

April 19, 2013 | | Local News


GBHS first-ever Community Service Day Wednesday

Nine-hundred students will be out of class and helping the Great Bend Community on Wednesday. From 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the students and teachers will be scattered throughout Great Bend working on different projects that includes everything from painting houses, rebuilding tables, working on city, church, and school grounds, helping nonprofits and local businesses.

April 19, 2013 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Student Showcase

The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, featuring the work of Barton students in a juried exhibit and will include refreshments, a juror's talk and an awards ceremony.

April 19, 2013 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Garden Club approves plans for cemetery rose garden

During a recent April meeting, Great Bend Garden Club members made several decisions which will honor memorials given to the Great Bend Cemetery Rose Garden, enhance its beauty and ready the garden for the spring and summer seasons.

April 19, 2013 | | Local News


Parental memories — the good, the bad and the ugly

"It goes so fast," the lady said to me, smiling with squinted eyes. She was every bit in her 70s, and she glanced at the boys as they grabbed at the candy near the checkout line. That was 19 years ago. Four kids under 6, I nodded back and couldn't imagine a time when they would be adults. Later, others repeated those words to me. "Before you know it, they are in college!" And then that day arrived for our oldest, six years ago.

April 19, 2013 | | Local Life


OTR for April 21, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

April 19, 2013 | | On the Record


Simple home modification for aging in place

The icy weather during the Farm and Ranch Expo prevented one of our speakers from driving to Great Bend to share the fact sheet she authored titled, "Simple Home Modification for Aging in Place." Carol Ann Crouch, the Scott County Family and Consumer Science Agent did a great job putting this fact sheet together and it is available to anyone who may be reading this column.

April 19, 2013 | | Local Life


Rosewood Services brings world-renowned circus to Great Bend

To commemorate its 15th anniversary next month and to help raise funds for its non-profit foundation, Rosewood Services is bringing the world's largest big-top circus to Great Bend on May 16. The Carson & Barnes Circus will host two shows – one at 4:30 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m., at the Great Bend Expo Complex.

April 19, 2013 | | Local News


'Raptor Rehab' talk is Thursday

Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present "Raptor Rehab" at noon Thursday at the zoo, 2123 Main. This free one-hour Stop 'N Learn program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

April 19, 2013 | | Area Briefs


The will to win

A Boston firefighter, one of many who rushed in to aid bomb victims last Monday, told a TV interviewer, "We will win. I promise you, we will win."

April 19, 2013 | | Columnists


St. Rose Services collects school supplies for children in Mexico

Pam Perry, Sister Mary Vuong and Kim Partlow were having a chat about how to observe Occupational Therapy (OT) Month this year and the result will be new school supplies for children in Mexico.

April 19, 2013 | | Business


Wilson joins Community Bank of the Midwest

Community Bank of the Midwest in Great Bend announced the addition of Chuck Wilson as an agricultural loan officer.

April 19, 2013 | | Business


Witnessing the death of liberty

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."

April 19, 2013 | | Columnists


Christian Howes Jazz Trio coming to McPherson Opera House

McPHERSON - The Christian Howes Jazz Trio will appear at the McPherson Opera House at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27. A portion of the program will include the McPherson High School Orchestra, with whom Howes will have worked in a two-day series of workshops.

April 19, 2013 | | Local News


Tips offered to avoid long lines for a driver’s license

TOPEKA – The school year may be winding down, but business is gearing up at driver licensing offices statewide.

April 19, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


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Is Mankind Really Ready For Super Hearing?

Will I finally be better equipped to deal with the hordes of the Terminally Oblivious?

August 25, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


GOP Candidates: From Bad to Very Bad

I plead with all the writers, journalists, pundits, posters, commenters and tweeters of the nation: Please stop calling the Republican field a clown car. It ...

August 25, 2015 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Joseph “Joe” Herman Wirtz 1924 -2015

ELLINWOOD - Joseph "Joe" Herman Wirtz, 91, died Aug. 23, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born March 24, 1924, at the family farm east ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Barton County Jail Log, Aug. 21-23, 2015

Barton County Jail

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Former Cougars Gay and Campbell-Brown make finals, miss medals

BEIJING- A pair of former Barton Community College track stars made the finals of the 15th annual IAAF World Championships in Beijing but failed to ...

August 24, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


​BCC board to approve welding purchase

The purchase of welding equipment is on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday in ...

August 24, 2015 | | Local News


Barton volleyball opens season 1-3 at Little Caesars in Lamar

LAMAR, Colo.- It was a bit of a rough start to the 2015 season for the Barton Community College volleyball team. The Cougars dropped their ...

August 24, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


OTR for Aug. 24, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Robert (Bob) Rocky Evans 1921 - 2015

LAWRENCE - Robert Rockey Evans (Bob), 94, was born on June 15, 1921, in Oklahoma City, Okla. and died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at his home ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Donald Maynard Beers Jr. 1963 - 2015

Donald Maynard Beers Jr., 52, died Aug. 20, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born July 10, 1963, he was the son of Donald ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Hoisington woman hurt when car is rear-ended

HESSTON - A Hoisington resident was injured when the car she was riding in was rear-ended at 7:38 a.m. Monday on Interstate 135, 1 ...

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


​Driver receives injuries from airbags

HOISINGTON - A motorist was injured when the vehicle she was driving hit a deer at 8:34 p.m. Sunday on K-4, about 4 miles ...

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Two injured in rollover

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a one-vehicle accident at 1:05 p.m. Sunday in the 10 block of NW 30 Road ...

August 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Former Wildcat Nelson hurt as Packers fall to Steelers 24-19

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jordy Nelson caught the ball, spun and prepared to dart downfield.

August 24, 2015 | WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals string together bizarre rally

BOSTON- One of the craziest ninth innings of the season unfolded in the Royals' 8-6 win over the Red Sox on a misty Sunday afternoon ...

August 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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