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Tot Spot equipment fully funded

Two civic groups have raised more than $50,000 for new playground equipment at Brit Spaugh Park. One final fundraiser is planned to make "The Tot Spot" even better, members said.

April 21, 2015 | | News


Personnel on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will deal with personnel matters at the next meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. An executive session for private discussion of personnel is on the agenda, followed by the renewal or non-renewal of faculty contracts for next year.

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


Presentation explores prehistory of Kansas

Barton County Historical Society will host "Kansas BC," a presentation and discussion by Donald Blakeslee, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the Schulz Library at the Historical Society Museum. Barton County Historical Society is located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge at Great Bend on U.S. 281.

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


​Florence Ethel Jonas 1923 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Ethel Jonas, 91, died April 20, 2015, at Hays Medical Center in Hay. Born on June 1, 1923, in Barton County near Susank, she was the second child of Lora Retta (Gardner) Jonas and Edmund "Edd" G. Jonas. Her brother, Walter was born in 1920. He passed away in 2005.

April 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Robert L. Kraisinger

TIMKEN - Robert L. Kraisinger died on April 13, 2015, at Caney Nursing Center in Caney. Services are pending with Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse.

April 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Theresa Stanley 1941 - 2015

Theresa Stanley, 73, of Great Bend, died April 19, 2015, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. She was born Oct 3, 1941, at La Crosse, to Henry and Mathilda (Heronema) Basgall. She graduated from La Crosse High School and was united in marriage to William Stanley in 1961 at La Crosse. She worked as a cook for many Great Bend area eating establishments, including JC Penney, A & W, Central Kansas Medical Center, the Petroleum Club, Barton Community College, Black Angus and the Great Bend Senior Center prior to her retirement in 2000.

April 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for April 22, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 21, 2015 | | On the Record


Reds’ Bryan Price apologizes for language, not message

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price apologized on Tuesday for using profanity during a pregame meeting with reporters, but says he stands by his message that media shouldn't report developments he feels would put his team at a competitive disadvantage.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Atlanta’s Mike Budenholzer voted NBA coach of the year

ATLANTA (AP) - After leading the Atlanta Hawks to the top seed in the Eastern Conference coming off tumultuous summer, Mike Budenholzer beat out Golden State's Steve Kerr for NBA coach of the year on Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Sheriff: Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez is a master manipulator

The sheriff who had former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months said Tuesday that he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Benefit dinner to be held for Charles Bahr

A benefit dinner for Charles Ultan Bahr to help with hospital costs will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Olmitz. Hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips and a dessert will be served. There will also be a cash raffle. Charles is the son of Joey and Anita Bahr. A free will donation will be taken.

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


Cougar baseball drops pair at Pratt to open series

PRATT- The Barton Community College baseball team went to Pratt on a roll. The Cougars had won six of their past seven games including 5-of-6 in Jayhawk West play to get back into the league race.

April 21, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Eagles Women's Auxilary 646 gives to K4K

The Eagles Women's Auxiliary 646 donated $3,431 to the Kans for Kids radiothon fundraiser held March 27. The held an auction and faffle at the Eagles on the 21st to raise money for the organization that helps families who are facing a battle with childhood cancer. From left to right: Corry Herrman, Darlene Blake, Hunter (Ambassador) and Yvonne West.

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower Bank gives back to Ellinwood Healthcare Foundation

Friday, Sunflower Bank presented a check for $212.45 to the Ellinwood Healthcare Foundation. The funds, contributed by health care professionals and employees in the health care industry, were generated every time an enrolled participant swiped their Sunflower Bank Visa debit card. It's part of a program called the Sunflower Bank Healthcare Professional Program.

April 21, 2015 | | Business


GBHS JV tennis results from Dodge City Invite

#1 Singles: Dorian Lueth, 1-2, 7th place

April 21, 2015 | | Prep Sports


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Rosewood Club in “AKTION”

May 03, 2015 | | Club News


A bitter sweet goodbye

Sister Charlotte Brungardt welcomed visitors to St. Rose Saturday afternoon. They came to say farewell to the circular towers which are slated to be demolished as the next phase in a renovation that will carry the medical facility into the next century of carring for the people of Great Bend and the surrounding area. There was singing and stories of the hospital's founding in 1902 by the Dominican Sisters. There were also tears shed. The towers, built in the early 1960s, have been a familiar landmark in the city for over 50 years.

May 02, 2015 | | News


Quicksilver 14 and under capture 1st place at Dodge City

The Great Bend Quicksilver softball team won the 14 and under division at last weekend's Dodge City Spring Fling Fastpitch Tournament. The Quicksilver team went undefeated at 5-0.

May 02, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


All girls invited to experience Girl Scout camps

WICHITA – Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland announced that registration is open for 111 summer camps and activities offered to all K-12 girls.

May 02, 2015 | | Local News


Camp Aldrich Dining Hall taking shape

The ashes of the original Camp Aldrich Dining Hall, a building storied with weddings, reunions, summer camps and much more, have been removed to make room for a new facility for the next generation of central Kansas families to enjoy.

May 02, 2015 | | News


Theresa M. Ney 1916-2015

HOISINGTON - Theresa M. Ney, 98, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, died April 30 at Golden Living Center, Wilson. Born Aug. 8, 1916, she was the daughter of Paul Dolechek, Sr. and Anna (Weber) Dolechek.

May 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Delores June Steadman 1925-2015

Delores June Steadman, 89, died April 28 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born Sept. 11, 1925 at Bazine, she was the daughter of Charles F. and Lillian (DeWald) Schenkel.

May 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bess E. Sellens 1932-2015

HOISINGTON - Bess E. Sellens, 83, died May 2 at Locust Grove Village, LaCrosse. Born March 30, 1932 at Milo, Mo., she was the daughter of Allen and Mary (Brown) Laflen.

May 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Paradise woman taken to hospital after I-70 collision

RUSSELL COUNTY - Kansas Highway Patrol reports two vehicles collided at 11:34 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 70, approximately 5 miles west of Russell.

May 02, 2015 | | News


Kansas Wesleyan wins 2015 KCAC Softball Championship

The Kansas Wesleyan University softball team defeated Bethany College, 7-3, in the KCAC Softball Championship game to take home the title and receive a bid to the 35th Annual NAIA Softball World Series.

May 02, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.: The Absurdity Is at Hand

LAS VEGA­­­S- Behold: It is here, hours away, the Fight of Fights, proposed as a SuperFight (these days everything even mildly stimulating must be prefixed with a super or perhaps even a super-duper), or the Fight of the Century (well, this century maybe, but we have 85 years left, fingers crossed Planet Earth) or the Most Important Fight in the History of Boxing (good grief, no), or a $99 cable-bill decision that…well, who knows if it'll be worth it. You can still do a lot with $99 bucks. That's a sweet pair of shoes. A one-way ...

May 02, 2015 | JASON GAY, Wall Street Journal | AP Sports


Royals lose no-hit bid in 8th, but tame Tigers

KANSAS CITY- Royals spot starter Chris Young tossed five innings of no-hit ball, and the bullpen kept the no-no going for seven innings before the Tigers' Nick Castellanos singled in the eighth, but Kansas City held on for a 4-1 victory on Friday night in front of 38,186 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

May 02, 2015 | | AP Sports


NFL teams pass on quarterbacks in Day 2 of draft

The NFL is a passing league. So too was the second day of the draft.

May 02, 2015 | | AP Sports


True Grit!

Editor's note: This is the first of a series about the 1955 GBHS state championship baseball team. Terry Knowles, a member of the 1955 Panthers, wrote the feature and, with teammates, recalls, 60 years later, that glorious season in the history of the GBHS baseball program. Look for part two of the feature in next Sunday's Tribune.

May 02, 2015 | TERRY KNOWLES, Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


OTR for May 3, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 02, 2015 | | On the Record


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