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GBRC to hold adult tennis tournament

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a USTA Adult Open Tennis Tournament on Saturday, July 25th, and Sunday, July 26th. The tournament is open for anyone ages 18 and older. GBRC will be offering the following singles and doubles divisions: men's open, men's 4.5, men's 3.5, women's open, women's 4.5, women's 3.5, doubles and mixed doubles. Play will be held at Veterans Memorial Park (17th & McKinley, Great Bend, KS). The entry fee is $14.00 for singles and $16.00 for doubles. The entry deadline is Wednesday, July ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Braves end season in pool play, Chiefs fall in two to Russell

It was a hot and rough Thursday for local American Legion baseball teams. Following a 9-1 loss to Andover in pool play, the Great Bend Braves fell to Hays, 18-0 ending Great Bend's season.

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Rebel softball wins state title

HAYS- Great Bend's 16U Rebel softball team won the Kansas KSA Class C state championship last weekend at the state tournament in Hays. Great Bend received a first round bye then defeated Clay Center 17-2 and Kansas Storm twice by scores of 4-3 and 5-2 in the championship game. The Rebels improved upon their 3rd place finish at state last year. The team includes players from Great Bend and Lyons. The Rebels are coached by Bob Marcum, Steve Neeland, and Alex Cape.

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Tinseltown Talks

On August 6, thousands of sci-fi fans will invade Las Vegas for a massive four day Star Trek convention. Over a hundred Star Trek celebrities from the franchise's five series are scheduled to attend (see www.creationent.com), including Michael Dante.

July 17, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


Check It Out!

New books available for your reading entertainment!

July 17, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Art and Wine Walk Silent Auction donation to Rotary Club

On Monday, the City of Great Bend presented a donation of $1,100 to the Rotary Club of Great Bend. The money donated by the city was raised by silent auction during the Art and Wine Walk event that took place on May 1st. During this event, downtown stores provided hors d'oeuvres and wine to their customers and each participating store showcased a local or regional artist's artwork. Each artist donated one piece of their artwork to the silent auction. Customers had the opportunity to go store-to-store to view each artist's creations and bid on the art ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local News


Grassroots Art Center Workshops

The Lid Off Film Festival scheduled for Sept 25 through 27, is the inspiration for two workshops sponsored by the Grassroots Art Center.

July 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


Iran Deal or No Deal

July 17, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Senate Needs to Accept Historic Deal With Iran

You can lead a Senator to water, but you cannot make him think. Benjamin Netanyahu's bellicose bellyaching notwithstanding, getting Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions makes the world safer, is broadly popular with the American people, and is the crowning achievement of an American-led foreign policy in a messy, post-9/11 world. But if this good deal is to become a real deal, first Kerry and his boss must get it past the numbskulls they used to serve with in the United States Senate.

July 17, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Atticus Finch Jumps The Shark???

"Sequel reveals dark side of Atticus Finch." "New book portrays Atticus Finch as a racist." "Atticus Finch fans on Twitter aghast."

July 17, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Lutheran minister celebrates 10 year anniversary of ordination

The Congregations of St. Mark, Great Bend and St. Paul, Galatia will hold a joint Holy Communion Service on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia. A catered meal will follow the service at noon. The congregations are celebrating Pastor Adam Wutka's 10th anniversary of his ordination in the ELCA, as well as 10 years with this joint parish.

July 17, 2015 | | Religion


Suicide prevention workshop available

Central Kansas Partnership is sponsoring suicide prevention training on July 28 and 29 for interested community members and professionals.

July 16, 2015 | | Local News


Bonita M. Demel 1960-2015

ODIN ‑ Bonita M. Demel, 54, died July 15, 2015, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Dec. 8, 1960, she was the daughter of Stephen F. and Dolores A. (Jenisch) Demel.

July 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dotty Ann Kober 1931 - 2015

RUSH CENTER - Dotty Ann Kober, 83, died July 13, 2015, at Rush County Memorial Hospital in La Crosse. Born Sept. 19, 1931, in Rush Center, she was the daughter of Ernest G. and Zelma Mae (Moore) Hallett. In 1953, she married John B. Kober. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1990. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1949 graduate of La Crosse High School, she was a farmer. She also worked for Locust Grove Village in La Crosse for many years.

July 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Shrine Bowl game, activities coming to Hays

HAYS- Hundreds of Kansas high school students and graduated seniors from the class of 2015 will converge on the Fort Hays State University campus next week for the annual Kansas East-West All-Star Shrine Bowl football game.

July 16, 2015 | | Local Sports


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KU-based physician spending more time caring for St. Rose patients

Delete A Great Bend Internists (GBI) physician has been devoting one week a month to his patients for several years but recently doubled his commitment ...

July 29, 2015 | | Business


Chiefs’ Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosis

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry was expected back on ...

July 29, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Hosmer continues to feast on Indians pitching

CLEVELAND- Royals manager Ned Yost has no explanation for why Eric Hosmer wears out the Indians.

July 29, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports




Benghazi Again

July 29, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Intelligence in 21st Century America

So much for the bell curve.

July 29, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Trump: Rising From the GOP's Ashes

There's no shortage of publicity maestro, name-emblazer Donald Trump think pieces on the Internet these days. Most will attribute his straight talk to his ...

July 29, 2015 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


GBHS Masonic Band members

July 29, 2015 | | Local News


Dillons “Day of Caring”

United Way of Central Kansas received some much needed volunteer hours this past Monday. Dillons and Volunteers in Action teamed up to help the United ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local News


Teen Spot saying farewell to librarian

The Teen Spot at the Great Bend Public Library will hold a special party from noon to 5 p.m. this Friday, July 31. This ...

July 28, 2015 | | Local News


​Mary Lee (Washington) Reed 1923 - 2015

Mary Lee Reed, 91, died on Friday afternoon, July 24, 2015, at her home. Born on Dec. 31, 1923, in McGhee, Ark., she was the ...

July 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrest made in Great Bend

Approximately at 2:40 p.m. on Monday, Officer Michael Bradley was on Patrol and noticed a wanted subject walking down the street. Michael Moore ...

July 28, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for July 28, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 28, 2015 | | On the Record


In summer heat, athletic trainers call for safety measures

A thousand-dollar expenditure for an automated external defibrillator (AED) could mean the difference between life and death for some young athletes, a cost that one ...

July 28, 2015 | Randi Belisomo, REUTERS HEALTH | Prep Sports


Former Cougars Sands, Edward and Facey medal at Pan Am Games

TORONTO- Three former Barton Community College track stars earned medals at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto this past week.

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


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