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BCC and Russell Arts Council sponsor summer musical

RUSSELL - Eye patches will be in excess when the Russell Arts Council and Barton Community College cosponsor the summer musical, "The Pirates of Penzance," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, in the Ruppenthal Middle School Auditorium, 400 North Elm St., Russell.

June 19, 2012 | | Local News


Kirmer retires

Barton Community College Coordinator of Community Education Janet Kirmer receives a big hug from Dean of Workforce Training Elaine Simmons during her retirement reception Monday. Kirmer's last day is June 28, when she will begin working as the parish secretary for Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Great Bend. "It's something I've wanted to do for a long time," she said, but added it is hard to say goodbye after more than 35 years with the college. "The thing I will cherish most about my time at Barton is to see the students grow and fulfill their ...

June 19, 2012 | | Business


George W. Bemis 1935 - 2012

George W. Bemis, 77, died Jan. 26 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 25, 1935 in Great Bend, he was the son of Carney and Ula (Falgren) Bemis. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University, he worked for the Corps of Engineers in Kansas City. On Oct. 31, 1959 he married Jane Olsen at Sparta, Wis. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was owner and operator of Bemis Construction, Inc.

June 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Helen Maxine Barlow 1927-2012

HOISINGTON- Helen Maxine Barlow, 85, died June 18 at Christus Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born Jan. 25, 1927 at Arkansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Ernest and Iola (Kincaid) Hilderbrandt. In 1950, she married E.C. "Dusty" Barlow in Arkansas. Helen was a Barton County resident since 1964. She moved to Texas in 2011 to be closer to her daughters.

June 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sharon Kay Douglas 1950-2012

CHASE - Sharon Kay Douglas, 62, of Chase died June 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 7, 1950 at Lyons, the daughter of Raymond Arthur and Nancy Elizabeth (Kelso) Gates.

June 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Great Bend resident injured in wreck

ELLINWOOD - A Great Bend man, Tyler Deforest, was injured in a truck wreck at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday at 400 SE 50 Rd.

June 19, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Pivotal Game 4 tonight in South Beach

MIAMI - A questionable substitution by the coach, more foul trouble for the superstar, and bad free throw shooting by just about everybody ruined Oklahoma City's chances in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Astros hold off Royals comeback, hang on for 9-7 home victory

HOUSTON (AP) - Brian Bixler drove in a career-high three runs on three hits, including his first career homer, and Justin Maxwell and Brian Bogusevic also homered as the Houston Astros held off the Kansas City Royals for a 9-7 win Monday night.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Clemens acquitted on all charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress in denying he used performance-enhancing drugs to extend his long career as one of the greatest and most-decorated pitchers in baseball history.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Ricky Lee Fischer 1948-2012

TULSA, Okla. - Ricky Lee Fischer, 64, died June 17 at Cancer Treatment Center of America at Southwestern Regional Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Born March 8, 1948, at Great Bend, he was the son of Edwin and Ruth (Krueger) Fischer. He worked for North American Salt of Lyons and was a truck driver for C and P Electric, Branson, Snell, and Builders Transport.

June 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gloria Dianne Youngdahl 1943-2012

LARNED - Gloria Dianne Youngdahl, 68, died June 17, at Hays Medical Center. Born Oct. 23, 1943, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Glenn N. and Olive D. Smiley Johnson. She was a customer service representative in electronics.

June 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Byron G. "Skip" Larson

DODGE CITY - Byron G. "Skip" Larson, 88, passed away on May 2.

June 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Bonnie M. Miller 1941-2012

KINSLEY - Bonnie M. Miller, 70, died June 15 at Pratt Hospice House. Born Sept. 23, 1941, in Great Bend she was the daughter of Lawrence E. and Evelyn C. Schauf Jacobs. On Aug. 8, 1959, she married Richard Miller in Dubuque. He died on July 8, 2000. She was a dietary manager.

June 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Minetta M. Carothers 1929-2012

KINSLEY - Minetta M. Carothers, 83, died June 16 at Medicalodge in Kinsley. Born May 29, 1929 ,in Spearville, she was the daughter of William E. and Minnie E. Diehl Berry. On June 22, 1947, she married Lee E. Carothers in Offerle. He died on Jan. 15, 2011. She was employed as a district secretary.

June 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Betancourt's homer in 15th lifts Royals past Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had no trouble with closer Jason Motte's two-strike pitch to pinch-hitter Billy Butler.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Mother's Day: Unsung Heroines Get The Spotlight

This year my mother (still going strong at age 88) marks 50 years as an antique collector. Since I grew up in a world of hand-stitched quilts, milk churns, Depression glass and yellowing Montgomery Ward catalogues, I have learned to appreciate the classics.

May 01, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Baltimore Coverage

May 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


A Christian is a Holy Spirit indwelt human being

Dear Editor,

May 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


GBHS Variety Show tickets on sale now

Great Bend High School Variety Show tickets are on sale in the high school vocal music room. Use the east front doors of the school.

May 01, 2015 | | News


Radon test kits available for one dollar

Earlier this year I completed a grant application through the Kansas Radon Program. The grant was approved so I have radon test kits available at the Barton County Extension Office for $1 for a limited time. The kits will be sold one per family on a first come/first served basis.

May 01, 2015 | BY DONNA KRUG Family And Consumer Science Agent With K-State Research A | Local Life


Bridge work

May 01, 2015 | | News


Top 2 picks prove importance of QBs

CHICAGO (AP) - You don't pass up a potential franchise quarterback.

April 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cougars explode for 7 runs in 6th to advance in Region VI play

It is a habit that gives coaches gray hair and ulcers. But, for the most part, it has worked for the Barton Community College softball team.

April 30, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


100 years

St. Xavier Catholic Church in Seward will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the church building, on May 25. Bishop John Balthasar Brungardt of Dodge City will attend. There will be a blessing at 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass. After Mass, there will be a covered dish lunch.

April 30, 2015 | | Religion


Heartland Farm offers Open Farm Day

Heartland Farm in rural Pawnee Rock will hold its spring Open Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2. The public is welcome, said Sister Marilyn Pierson, OP.

April 30, 2015 | | Local News


​Prairie Godmothers bagging gifts for single moms

The next Prairie Godmothers event is a Build-A-Bag Brunch that will benefit single mothers in the Barton County area. The come-and-go event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at Renue Salon & Spa, 1419 Main in Great Bend. There will be a brief program and door prize drawing at 12:30 p.m.

April 30, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


BCC theater department to present Thespian Showcase

The theatre department at Barton Community College will hold its last performance of the school year, the Thespian Showcase, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

April 30, 2015 | | Local News


Student recital May 7

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free.

April 30, 2015 | | Local News


Endowment Concert to raise money for scholarships

The Barton Community College music department awards 11 scholarships every year at about $1,000 each and 20 performance awards for non-music major students, which enables them to participate in ensembles. This could not be done without the community's support of the annual Music Endowment Concert, which is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 4, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

April 30, 2015 | | Local News


Bridge work to cause road closings

Starting Monday, NE 60 Avenue north of U.S. 56 and NE 30 Road one mile east of K-156 will be closed due to road and bridge construction, The Barton County Road and Bridge Department announced Friday. The work will take approximately one week.

April 30, 2015 | | Local News


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