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Great Bend Fire Department

February 05, 2013 | | On the Record

Owls programs offered

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Owls of Kansas," at noon today at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This one-hour program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

February 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs

High school students invited to Senior Day at BCC

College-bound high school seniors can tour the Barton Community College campus, and will also have a chance to win one of two $500 BCC scholarships, during Senior Day. This free program starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. Students need to sign up online at by Feb. 17.

February 05, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News

KBI seeks man suspected of cashing fake checks

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is asking the public for assistance in locating Robert Helms. He is suspected of passing himself off as a law enforcement officer, including using a false badge, throughout the state of Kansas while cashing phony payroll checks and issuing bad checks to purchase items.

February 05, 2013 | | News

Kristin Nairn Washington 1966-2013

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Kristin Nairn Washington, 46, died Feb. 4 at Clarehouse Hospice, Tulsa, Okla. She was born Feb. 23, 1966 at Topeka.

February 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Rick Wells 1967 - 2013

Rick Wells 1967 - 2013

February 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Roy L. Myers 1921 - 2013

Roy L. Myers, 91, died Feb. 3 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 29, 1921 in Otto, he was the son of Herman W. and Olive M. (Utt) Myers. On July 6, 1942, he married Juanita Ruth Hensley in Wichita. She died on May 4, 2008. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, coming from Ellinwood, he was the former owner and operator of H&R Block.

February 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Ruth M. Torney 1930 - 2013

VALLEY CENTER - Ruth M. Torney, 82, passed away Dec. 15, 2012. Ruth was born April 8, 1930, the daughter of Charles and Vera

February 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


February 05, 2013 | | News

Dear GOP, Cubans Are Not Mexican

Due to an act of Congress, Cuban nationals who arrive in the U.S. after 1959 cannot be illegal immigrants. They're automatically refugees. It's amnesty! The federal government has spent billions to assist those who've fled Castro's regime. It was a Cold War policy, signed by President Johnson. If they can get to our shores (many have died in the process), they have an instant pathway to citizenship. They just have to get here. And since 1995, have what is referred to as "dry feet."

February 05, 2013 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists

Pryce earns Eagle Scout

Brandon Pryce received the rank of Eagle Scout on Jan. 26 at the First United Methodist Church in Eureka. Pryce had held positions in the troop as historian and senior patrol leader. He is also involved in the Order of the Arrow, which is an elite group of young men and adult men, where he has earned the Ordeal and Brotherhood and is the Order of the Arrow Representative. His grandfather, Jack Messick, accepted the Father's Pin in memory of Pryce's father, Floyd Duane Pryce, in recognition of the wisdom and guidance given to him by his father ...

February 05, 2013 | | Local News


February 05, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Salvation Army Fund Drive

Dear Editor,

February 05, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor

Will Durst’s 2013 Political Animal Awards

Hey! You! Yes, you. Sorry. Just trying to get your attention to impart an important warning here. For the next couple weeks, it's imperative all you good folks out there stay alert and keep your wits about you. Remove the earbuds, no texting while walking, and you'd be well-advised to brandish a stainless steel umbrella on the street because it's awards season and golden-plated statuettes are being tossed about like manhole covers during an underground methane explosion. We've made it through the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, with the Grammy Awards and Oscars ...

February 05, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists

Groundhog Day

February 05, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

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Kansas State University working with state, industry to turn area into pet food industry hub

Kansas State University issued the following news release:

November 22, 2015 | | Agriculture

Gentiva Hospice an affiliate of Kindred at Home celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month

Gentiva Hospice – part of Kindred at Home, the nation's largest provider of home health and hospice services – joins in celebrating National Home Care and ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

Thanks and Sharing in November

The first wave of Mary Kay Chemo Care packages were delivered to the staff at the Great Bend Heartland Cancer Center this week by Mary ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

BBB joins Fraud Awareness Movement

etter Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is reminding consumers and businesses that Nov. 15 – 21, is International ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

December programs

As the weather starts to cool down, and the last minute planting and harvesting wraps up for the year, many producers take this time to ...

November 22, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Eric Schoendaler promoted at First Kansas Bank

Eric Schoendaler has been promoted to Assistant Vice President at First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank.

November 22, 2015 | | Business

Saint Francis Community Services kicks off annual Christmas for Kids campaign

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) has begun its annual Christmas for Kids campaign, which provides presents to children in foster care at Christmas. Each year ...

November 22, 2015 | | Local News

Explore the National Park Service Sites of Kansas

Fort Larned National Historic Site, established on Aug. 31, 1964, was the first National Park Service site established in Kansas. It's not the only ...

November 22, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

New college at Fort Hays State gets a name: Science, Technology and Math

A fifth academic college became a reality at Fort Hays State University Wednesday when the Kansas Board of Regents unanimously approved the College of Science ...

November 22, 2015 | | Education

Decision won't be last word

Dear Editor,

November 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Take care of our own refugees

Dear Editor,

November 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

NHRA Summit Drag Racing Series

Todd Piper, Robert Steffen, Nick Hastings and Mark Schwalm each scored NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. This year ...

November 22, 2015 | | Local Sports

Weather Terminology and Facts – Part 3 – Precipitation and History

Today's column concerns precipitation and where the long-term data comes from. First let's tackle precipitation. We aware that it comes in many forms ...

November 22, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

GBHS seniors sign with KU

Great Bend High School seniors Kalyn Blessing and Morgan Kottas have signed to row at the University of Kansas. GBHS is well represented at Division ...

November 22, 2015 | | Prep Sports

FHSU band excited to be a part of history

The players on the Tiger football team won't be the only Fort Hays State University students who will be extra busy the next couple ...

November 22, 2015 | | Education

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