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Just Be Glad You Don't Live in Kansas

When we last visited the sorry state of Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback - a former short-lived GOP presidential candidate - was showing us what happens when a right-wing ideologue tries to impose his utopian fantasies on the real world. Predictably, the result has been disastrous.

June 16, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Pastor Jeffrey Frakes 1967 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Pastor Jeffrey Frakes, 47, passed away at his home in Ellinwood, on June 13, 2015. Born on June 30, 1967, in Independence, Mo., he was the son of Ronald K. and Joan (Burson) Frakes. On July 13, 1996, he married Mary Spillman in Wichita. Originally from the Wichita (Goddard) area he was a resident of Ellinwood for the past 8 years where he was the minister of St. John Lutheran Church. He was also minister of Grace Lutheran Church in Lyons for the past two years as well. He previously worked as a project manager and airplane mechanic for ...

June 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Genevieve R. Starman

Genevieve R. Starman

June 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Stephen Thomas Flakus 1951-2015

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June 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Elaine Irene Snyder 1954-2015

ELLSWORTH - Elaine Irene Snyder, 61, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015, in Ellsworth. Born June 12, 1954 in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Dolores (Reimer) Snyder.

June 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Milo “Hambone” Newkirk, Sr. 1943-2015

James Milo "Hambone" Newkirk, Sr., 72, died June 15, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born June 3, 1943 at Osage City, he was the son of Forest and Elizabeth (Korf) Newkirk.

June 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


KSHSAA Changes Senior High Girls Postseason Cross Country Distance (Effective 2015)

In recent years there has been ongoing discussion regarding a potential change in distance for KSHSAA high school girls cross country. Surveys of coaches and athletic directors have reflected increasing support to increase the girls' race distance from 4K to 5K in KSHSAA postseason competition. During the October 2014 KSHSAA Regional Administrator meetings, this was a topic of conversation in part, due to a letter from the U.S. Office of Civil Rights notifying KSHSAA of a complaint OCR received.

June 15, 2015 | KSHSAA.org | Prep Sports


OTR for June 15, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 15, 2015 | | On the Record


Vehicle thought to have rammed Claflin store during break-in

CLAFLIN – Sometime early Sunday morning, there was a break-in at Bailey's Food Bin in downtown Claflin, said Gary Vaughan of the Claflin Police Department.

June 15, 2015 | | Local News


Budke inducted into Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Kurt Budke left a lasting impression at several stops during his coaching career. Saturday night he received one of the most prestigious honors a coach can get – induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

June 15, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barracudas win Leoti meet

LEOTI- The Golden Belt Barracudas won their meet in Leoti over the weekend with 964 points against Scot City, Dodge City, Wichita County, Lakin, Hays, and Holcomb.

June 15, 2015 | | Local Sports


Can Royals’ All-Star surge carry Infante, too?

The All-Star game is still a month away, but it could be a historic occasion for the defending American League champions.

June 15, 2015 | NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Cavs waste James’ stellar Game 5 in 104-91 loss to Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - LeBron James soaked his tired feet in an ice bath, had ice wrapped around both knees and his back as he sat smiling in Cleveland's locker room after a second straight loss in the NBA Finals.

June 15, 2015 | JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals-Cardinals I-70 finale postponed by rain

ST. LOUIS- The Royals-Cardinals game scheduled for Sunday was postponed after a 2 hour, 45 minute delay, the Royals' third rainout this season.

June 15, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


McCulley 65th

Bill and Phyllis McCulley will celebrate their 65th anniversary on June 18, with a card shower.

June 14, 2015 | | Anniversaries


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Immunizations pay off for Ellinwood family

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Immunization Program is continuing its Immunize and Win a Prize program, and this year there was a winner from Ellinwood, the Barton County Health Department announced.

July 01, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Dannebohm captured in Denver

Brandon Dannebohm, who was wanted by the Barton County Sheriff's Office, was captured Tuesday night in Denver, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 01, 2015 | By Susan Thacker/Great Bend Tribune | Local News


New St. Rose physician assistant brings expertise back to hometown

A Great Bend native has returned to her hometown to care for and treat patients at St. Rose Health Center.

July 01, 2015 | | Business


AP Source: Leonard, Spurs agree on parameters of 5-year deal

Kawhi Leonard is going to be a fixture for the San Antonio Spurs for years to come.

July 01, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI and TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writers | AP Sports


Chiefs split with Dodge City Tuesday

Following a 10-2 series-opening win over Dodge City Tuesday the Great Bend Chiefs gave up some big hits as the Rangers regrouped for an 11-5 victory in game two. Great Bend moves their record to 13-12 and will face Pratt this evening in doubleheader play at the Great Bend Sports Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

July 01, 2015 | | Local Sports


Royals' bats stay silent in rematch with Astros

HOUSTON- Auditioning for the starting nod in the All-Star Game in front of American League manager Ned Yost, ace Dallas Keuchel fired eight shutout innings and got just enough run support from George Springer's two-run homer off the foul pole in the third inning as the Astros secured a series win with a 4-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

July 01, 2015 | Chandler Rome /MLB.com | AP Sports


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Great Bend Tribune, 2012 Forest Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Shawn Panzer with greeters Sarah Adams and Amanda Hockerott. As the local news and multi-media leader, the Great Bend Tribune informs the community about matters of importance and interest. Featuring a blend of print, social media and digital products, the Tribune will be introducing its latest community project. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 01, 2015 | | Local News


More US trainers in Iraq

July 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Salon's 'Big Lie' About Guns and Mental Illness

I'm strongly in favor of keeping the mentally ill away from firearms and I'm coming around to approving any policy that keeps crazy 'journalists' away from a keyboard, too. Case in point is Salon.com writer Arthur Chu. His rant titled "It's not about mental illness: The big lie that always follows mass shootings by white males" makes Alex Jones sound like Dr. Phil.

July 01, 2015 | | Columnists


Why Spy on France?

According to WikiLeaks, the United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, reports Reuters. I contacted my French informant, Pierre Le Paint, to learn why.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Local gymnasts compete at nationals

July 01, 2015 | | Local News


Four local gymnasts compete at Vegas nationals

LAS VEGAS, Nev.- Alexis Folkerts, Jadynce Schroeder, Jordyn Stukey and Cadence Brown competed at this year' s National meet in Las Vegas June 10-13. Schroeder led the quad placing third overall after competing in the vault, bars, beam and floor. Stukey and Folkerts placed fifth and sixth while Brown came in ninth. (Not pictured is Cadence Brown)

June 30, 2015 | | Local Sports


Governor updates drought status of Kansas counties

TOPEKA – Recent rains for Kansas have eased drought conditions for many areas, leading Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with an Executive Order.

June 30, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


OTR for June 30, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 30, 2015 | | On the Record


Campbell-Brown earns spot in World Championships

Several former Barton Community College athletes competed in their respective countries national track and field championships recently.

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


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