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Barton County Jail

June 10, 2015 | | On the Record


Great Bend Wrestling Club competes at Hutch

The Great Bend Wrestling Club traveled to Hutchinson on May 2nd to compete in The Greco/Roman and Freestyle State Tournament.

June 10, 2015 | | Local Sports


Fight the Bite: Tips to prevent tick bites, tickborne disease offered

OPEKA – Spring and summer are hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking seasons. It is also the time of year when ticks are out. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism remind those spending time outdoors to take precautions to avoid tick bites.

June 10, 2015 | | News


Library programs assets for young and old

Summer is a great time to hang out with friends and family, and what better place to hang out than the public library.

June 10, 2015 | BY RUSSELL EDEM redem@gbtribune.com | Local News


Seven Barton Blazers make All Star squad

SALINA- Seven Barton Blazers recently attended a four-day Heart of America camp in Salina and by camp's end, all seven were selected to participate in the prestigious 14-player All Star game. Players include Dalton Miller, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, Bryce Brown, and Ray Kuhlman.

June 10, 2015 | | Local Sports


On the record

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 10, 2015 | | Local News


LeBron, Cavs survive Warriors comeback, win Game 3 96-91

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James is doing more than ever. With the Cavaliers missing two All-Stars, he has no choice.

June 10, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Young flirts with no-no as Royals blank Twins

MINNEAPOLIS- Royals right-hander Chris Young flirted with a no-hitter, going 6 1/3 innings before Trevor Plouffe tripled off the right-field wall, and the Royals' bullpen preserved a 2-0 win over the Twins on Tuesday night.

June 10, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Great Bend Recreation Commission approves $275K destination playground

Great Bend will soon have a destination pocket playground that will provide a place to play for people of all ages and abilities. The master plan for "My Back Yard," to be located at the GBRC Activity Center, 2715 18th St., was unveiled Monday at the Great Bend Recreation Commission meeting.

June 10, 2015 | | Local News


Danceography new class

Danceography has recently added couples classes instructed by Matt and Jaimie Fehr to the studio. These classes focus on classic country dances including 2 step, 10 step, 20 step, waltz, and western swing, but when time allows, they also throw in several other fun numbers such as the electric slide and cotton eyed joe. Matt and Jaimie have been dancing together for over 16 years, learning a multitude of dances through both formal and informal classes. They enjoy teaching others in a fun, laid back atmosphere, helping couples to learn at their own pace.

June 10, 2015 | | Business


Hacking Hole

June 10, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Frequently Asked Questions About the USA Freedom Act

Q. What's the darn deal with the USA Freedom Act?

June 10, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Ron Paul, Soros Pushes U.S. Bailouts, Weapons for Ukraine

If you look at the track record of the interventionists, you might think they would pause before taking on more projects. Each of their past projects has ended in disaster, yet still they press on. Last week the website Zero Hedge posted a report about hacked emails between billionaire George Soros and Ukrainian President Poroshenko.

June 10, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Doonan Specialized Trailer LLC announces hire of manager of Marketing and Inside Sales

Doonan Specialized Trailer LLC, a leading manufacturer of platform trailers, including custom flatbeds, drop decks, oilfield trailers, extendibles, RGN lowbeds and double drops, announced today that Michael Hinton has joined the company as Manager of Marketing & Inside Sales.

June 10, 2015 | | Business


​BCC trustees set special meeting

The Barton Community College board of trustees' June study session is set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.

June 09, 2015 | | Local News


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​Laela K. Fellin 1989 - 2015

Laela K. Fellin, 25, died June 26, 2015, at her grandmother's home in Great Bend. She was born Aug. 16, 1989, at Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Michael Edward and Gayle M. (Appel) Fellin.

June 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Barton athletes and teams earn academic honors

It was a good season for the Barton Community College athletes on the field. There were All American honors, records broken and championships won.

June 27, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Camp Hope: Kids make memories

Camp Hope wrapped up Saturday at Barton Community College. With 68 campers and more than 100 volunteers, the week-long camp made use of the campus, with visits to Great Bend attractions such as the Wetlands Waterpark. The annual golf tournament was held Wednesday at StoneRidge County Club.

June 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker/Great Bend Tribune with Jamie Cockerham/Camp Hope | Local News


Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

June 27, 2015 | | On the Record


​Library announces summer events for adults

The following programs will be offered at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., for adults 18 years of age and older (unless otherwise noted).

June 27, 2015 | | Local News


Library to be closed Friday, Saturday

The Great Bend Public Library will be closed this Friday and Saturday, in observance of Independence Day.

June 27, 2015 | | Local News


Brenda Ann Barger 1956 - 2015

GREAT BEND - Brenda Ann Barger, 58, died June 25, 2015, at her home in Great Bend.

June 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


David Wayne Bowman 1959 - 2015

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - David Wayne Bowman, 55, died June 24, 2015, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, Mo.

June 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Volquez grabs 1,000th career strikeout in win

OAKLAND- In his last start, Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez didn't strike out a batter for just the third time in his career.

June 27, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Chiefs rebound with sweep at Hooper Showcase

McPHERSON- Following a doubleheader loss earlier in the week the Great Bend Chiefs regrouped Friday and came away with an 8-5 victory over the Kansas Cannons at this weekend's Hooper Showcase. Logan Perry saddled the win for Great Bend while Miguel Sanchez collected the save. In Saturday competition, the Chiefs downed El Dorado 4-2 behind Anson Hall's complete game victory. Great Bend then beat Ark City in a 12-2 decision to go 3-0 in pool play. The Chiefs sit at 12-10 on the season and will face either Buehler or Junction City in the semifinals of the Hooper ...

June 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Teen lockdown registrations due Monday

Summer programs for teens continue at the Great Bend Public Library. Young Adult Librarian Jennifer King announced the follow activities and events at the Teen Spot, open to students in grades 7-12.

June 26, 2015 | | Local News


​Brenda Ann Barger 1956 - 2015

Brenda Ann Barger, 58, died June 25, 2015, at her home in Great Bend. She was born Sept. 17, 1956, at Salina, to Bob Bruce and Beverly Ann (Holdren) Burgard. She married Steve Barger Nov. 21, 1992, at Great Bend. A Great Bend resident since 1979, coming from Salina, she was a homemaker and foster mother.

June 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


David Wayne Bowman 1959 - 2015

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - David Wayne Bowman, 55, died June 24, 2015, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, Missouri. He was born Oct. 13, 1959, at Larned, to Howard and Carole (Unruh) Bowman. He was a 1977 graduate of Macksville High School and graduated from Barton County Community College, Emporia State University and the University of Kansas. A longtime Kansas City area resident, he was a custodian for the Lee's Summit School District.

June 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


FHSU president asked to tell Congress about China programs

HAYS – President Mirta M. Martin of Fort Hays State University was in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to testify about the university's experience with its China programs to a subcommittee of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee.

June 26, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Wheat 2015 and terminology discussed

Before the rain Thursday night, wheat harvest was running full throttle and overall a much better crop than was predicted. The forecast indicates everyone should be back in the field soon if they aren't already (depending on the rainfall received). A few were commenting their crop would have been better except for late season disease pressure. What happened? Several things.

June 26, 2015 | BY DR. VICTOR L. MARTIN Agriculture instructor/coordinator for Barton Community College | Agriculture


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