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“Poppa D Clown” brings slapstick to Great Bend children ahead of Carson & Barnes Circus

With the Carson & Barnes Circus coming to Great Bend in just a few weeks, Poppa D Clown rode into Great Bend on Wednesday with his magic box full of humorous tricks and a comedy routine that kept area children bursting with anticipation and laughter. Wednesday's entertainment provided children a glimpse of what they will see under the Big Top when the Carson & Barnes Circus comes to town on May 16 at the Great Bend Expo Grounds.

May 04, 2013 | | Business


Beautiful Dreamer

Editor's Note: A 1967 Corvette once owned by singer Roy Orbison is now part of the collection at Hendrick Motorsports, owned Rick Hendrick of NASCAR fame. For a time, that storied automobile was owned by Robert "Bob" Martin of Great Bend, the former owner of Christmas Fantasy Village. Martin died on April 9. The story of his Corvette was recently reported by The BLOCK.com. An abridged version of that story appears below.

May 04, 2013 | | Local News


OTR for May 5, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

May 04, 2013 | | On the Record


CBH celebrates nurses week

HOISINGTON- Clara Barton Hospital joins hospitals across the country in celebration of National Nurses and National Hospital Weeks, May 6-12 and May 12-18, respectively.

May 03, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Bike safety

May 03, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood sports scene

May 03, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Thanks for new skate center

Dear Editor,

May 03, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Five students qualify to Sems at District National Qualifying Tournament

The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the District National Qualifying NFL Tournament on Friday and Saturday April 19th and 20th. Twelve students competed which consisted of: Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Clara Kachanes, Sarah Keller, Mallorie McNett, Jordan Otten, Chase Pumford, Jesus Sandoval, Kane Schumacher, Kameko Schultz and Paige VanSteenburgh. Five students qualified to semi-finals in their events. Cheney and Schumacher placed 12th and Gieck and Schultz placed 10th in Duo Interpretation. Finally Pumford qualified both of his events and placed 8th in both Humorous Interpretation and Dramatic Interpretation. Gieck stated, "the tournament went really well ...

May 03, 2013 | | Local News


Syrian Swamp

May 03, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Business is Booming in Perry’s Potemkin Village

You can't change the facts of an explosion. A large fertilizer factory operated next to homes, a middle school and a nursing home. The factory blew, and 14 people died. We can't change those facts, but it's up to us to decide what they mean.

May 03, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Nation

As Mother's Day approaches, the political scene makes me think of an old spiritual: "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child."

May 03, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Volunteers in Action

Dear Editor;

May 03, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Charles A. "Jack" Wesley 1949 - 2013

Charles A. "Jack" Wesley, 63, died April 30 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.

May 03, 2013 | | Obituaries


Larned Correctional honors top quarterly employees

LARNED - The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility has named Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of the year 2013 - Tanner Lang, Uniformed, CSI; Miranda Schmidt, Non-Uniformed, Administrative Assistant; RuthAnn Snodgrass, Contract, LMSW-MHP.

May 03, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Appreciation dinner held at Welcome Inn

LARNED - A Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held April 25 at the Welcome Inn with about 40 in attendance.

May 03, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


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Saint Francis Community Services opens new state-of-the-art residential treatment facility

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) will mark the opening of its new state-of-the art Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) on Sept. 3, with an open ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Jumping Jiminy Crickets! Rainy conditions may have boosted Kansas cricket population

First it's the racket of 17-year cicadas. Now Kansans in some areas may be facing an influx of chirping crickets, aided by this year ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local Life


Elm leaf beetles

At this time of year, most of the elm trees in Barton County start looking burnt. Their leaves turn brown and some may fall. Overall ...

August 30, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Reflections on CKMC and the passing of an era

Count me along with pretty much everyone else who is awash in nostalgia with the tear down of the Central Kansas Medical Center. Some readers ...

August 30, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


Federal contract awarded to City Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning of Ellsworth

City Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., Ellsworth, won a $17,330 federal contract set aside for small business from the U.S. Army Corps of ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Edith Marie Carroll King

HOUMA, La. - Edith Marie Carroll King, 89, a native of Barton County, and Houma, La., died on Aug. 19, 2015. Born May 2, 1926, she ...

August 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arlene Booth Thompson 1934 - 2015

OTIS - Arlene Booth Thompson, 81, passed away on Aug. 22, 2015, surrounded by her family. Born July 15, 1934, she was the daughter of Oran ...

August 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larned High calendar

MONDAY-Ninth-grade class meeting, seminar

August 28, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Campbell-Brown captures bronze medal in 200m at World Championships

Another medal for the display case. That makes it double digits in the IAAF World Championships.

August 28, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Pawnee Valley Hospital schedules events

LARNED - Pawnee Valley Community Hospital will be hosting a scrub fair sale from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the St. Joseph Meeting ...

August 28, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


OTR for August 28, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 28, 2015 | | On the Record


Neal Carpenter

Neal Carpenter 1924 - 2015

August 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


G.F. “Fred” Lins

G.F. "Fred" Lins

August 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larned city council will meet Tuesday

LARNED - The Larned city council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the city offices.

August 28, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Wind Chimes to perform Sunday

LARNED - The group Wind Chimes will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Country Living of Larned, 714 W. 9th.

August 28, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


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