Students of the Barton Community College Dance Theatre class will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11 in the Fine Arts Auditorium and freewill donations will be accepted to benefit Barton baseball player Skylar Hill in his fight against cancer.
Emotions eventually fizzle and memories gradually fade. In an effort to maintain some potency and longevity with these fleeting elements of human nature, Barton psychology instructor Rick Bealer has donated a cougar statue to the college "In loving memory of his son, Ryan J. Bealer," who passed away in 2011.
Booked April 29 Jennifer Wilson, Great Bend - Possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia Luis Guerrero Jr., Chase - Driving while suspended Russell E. Coe, Otis - Aggravated battery Jeff Raybern, Ellinwood - Serve sentence James Hoy, Tennessee - Domestic battery Jessica Chapman, Great Bend - Texas warrant for forgery David Deistchle, Great Bend - Failure to appear Judith Evans, Hoisington - Battery domestic violence Kent Rich, Hoisington - Battery domestic violence Released April 29 Timothy ...
GREAT BEND - Charles A. "Jack" Wesley, 63 died April 30, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
Editor's Note: Local historian David Clapsaddle writes about aspects on the Santa Fe Trail. This series profiles how Santa Fe Trail freight, passengers and mail shifted from the overland trail to railways.
'Stars, Stripes' to be featured LARNED - The public is invited to attend Museum Night - "Stars and Stripes Forever," scheduled Monday, May 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Larned Middle School. Grade five through eight students will showcase hallway displays that explore the branches of United States government and Kansas government. As you enter Larned Middle School, Museum Night will begin in the fifth-grade hallway, where you will find live patriotic displays of the ...
Great Bend High School Variety Show tickets will go on sale at 6 a.m. today in the high school vocal music room. Use the east front doors of the school. This morning they will be on sale until 8 a.m.
Dear Editor: As a taxpayer it was a disappointment to read in the April 26 Tribune that the low bid for the juco dorm construction was passed over by the Trustees in order to award same to a local contractor for an extra $132,187.00! The administration, to their credit, demonstrated good judgememt, recommending accepance of the low bid. Crony capitalism is a term that comes to mind. Henry Burmeister
Dear Editor: Protest against forced mandatory overtime by employees of Larned State Hospital was prohibited by the secretary of the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), Shawn Sullivan. According to hospital sources, an email was sent out notifying LSH employees that the protest, planned for Saturday at the Pawnee County Courthouse, was considered "an action against the state" and anyone who attended would be subject to termination. "The staffs are scared and tired ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be AJ Chrest with greeters Julie Smith and Jill Fitzsimmons. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Get this: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban the sale of cigarettes - now legal to people at age 18 - to people younger than 21.
Even back in 1980 when George "The Possum" Jones received a Grammy Award, I regarded him as an old fogey who should step aside for the younger set, such as, well, um, Kenny Rogers.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Locust Grove Village (formerly Rush County Nursing Home), has established a new endowment fund. This partnership between the community foundation and Locust Grove Village gives individuals and businesses interested in supporting the nursing home or retirement community a vehicle for their charitable giving.
Rosewood Ranch, a 900-acre full-working horse ranch, in Pawnee Rock, that offers equestrian and therapeutic riding classes to people with developmental disabilities, has been awarded a grant for $1,950 by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health.
LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School had one boys' golfer qualify for the Class 5A state meet, which will be held on Monday, May 20, at Overland Park's Brookridge Golf & Fitness.
William "Bill" Berryman, 68, died May 12 at his home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 31, 1944, he was the son of William Golden "Bo" and Molly Nelvina (Hill) Berryman. On March 9, 1965, he married Victoria Kay Shoemaker at Newton,
HAYS - James E. "Jim" Giebler, 85, died May 10, at home with family present in Hays. Born June 26, 1927 in Severin, he was the son of James F. and Virginia (Koerner) Giebler. On Sept. 4, 1950, he married Theresa Marie Dinkel in Emmeram.
WICHITA - Christine M. Suchy, 93, died May 9th. A former resident of Great Bend, she was a retired Assistant Manager for Payless Shoes. Christine was an avid gardener and crafter. Her true love was Iris. In 2006 she had an Iris introduced in her honor. Her tenacity for getting through any struggle was her finest quality.
CALDWELL - Nettie Alverna (Kittle) Ochs Deines Humburg, 92, Caldwell, passed away May 11, at Anthony Community Care Center, after a brief battle with cancer. Born May 23, 1920, in rural Alexander, she was the daughter of John R. and Olive (Buzzard) Kittle. Alverna was a 1939 graduate of Alexander High School. On Sept. 1, 1940 she married Floyd Edward Ochs in Otis. They made their home northwest of Otis. He preceded her in death ...
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Great Bend Public Library will show "Annie" at the next Teen Movie Monday, 4 p.m. on May 20. The free movie is open to all students in grades 7-12. The library will have another free computer class at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. The class will explain Goodreads, the largest world's largest website for readers and book recommendations. Pre-registration is required. For more information visit the library's website at greatbendpl.info or call 792-2409.
An art exhibit featuring paintings by Rhea Grandon is on display at the Great Bend Public Library through May 25.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rape report. On Friday morning, a woman came to St. Rose Urgent Care and said she had been raped two days earlier. She said a man in a vehicle asked for directions then attacked her on a dirt road near the college (in the 100 block of SE 20 Ave. and NE 10 Road).
ELLINWOOD - "Stay Together" is the theme for this years conference/summer camp for families of children with disabilities in Romania on Aug. 21-24 offered by Star of Hope
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the city offices. On the agenda are the former city landfill, wearing in of new council members, Recreation Commission appointments, Main Street light poles, and executive session for real estate acquisition.
LARNED - The Jordaan Foundation, Inc. has awarded its Jordaan scholarships for 2013-2014 to Tristen Galliart and Brooke Roberts from Pawnee Heights High School and Cody Keenan, Steven Seltman and Michael Wysong from Larned High School.
LARNED - The Larned all-Schools Reunion is seeking pieces of the past of Larned schools to put on display at the registration room and at the banquet for paid reunion members June 8 at the middle school. If you have Lettermen jackets, pom-poms, cheerleading uniforms, band and football uniforms, yearbook annuals, class newspapers, graduation announcements, seats, hats, blankets, maybe even some pictures that didn't make it in the slide show-we would love to display ...
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Larned State Hospital marathon team captured second place among the 15 entries in the Government Agency Division of the 13th Annual Oklahoma City Marathon.