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Barbara June (Foster) Meyer 1931 - 2015

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Barbara June (Foster) Meyer, 83, passed away on May 22, at her home in Santa Barbara, Calif. Born July 28, 1931, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Harry E. and Beulah (Harmon) Foster. She was a graduate of Hoisington High School. On Dec. 24, 1949, she married Alfred L. Meyer of Great Bend. She resided in Great Bend until 1964.

June 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lila Lee Gilpin 1931 - 2015

HAYS - Lila Lee Gilpin, 84, died June 11, 2015, at the Hays Medical Center. Born March 2, 1931, on the family farm in Barton County, she was the daughter of Chester A. and Florence Helen (Thorpe) Smith. On Jan. 13, 1951, she married her husband of 57 years, Carl G. Gilpin in Great Bend. He died on Dec. 24, 2008. She was a homemaker. She attended business college in Denver, loved to play bridge and dominoes, and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. She enjoyed attending church meetings and volunteering at Hays Medical Center.

June 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Chiefs to play at Larned Saturday, Russell Sunday

The Great Bend Chiefs will play a doubleheader at Larned Saturday, May 13 beginning at 4 p.m. The Chiefs will then head north to Russell on Sunday for another twinbill starting at 2 p.m.

June 12, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chiefs Classic cancelled

Due to wet field conditions and the threat of continued showers and thunderstorms, this weekend's Great Bend Chief's Classic has been cancelled. The VIP Fastpitch softball tournament scheduled for the Great Bend Sports Complex this weekend has also been cancelled due to wet field conditions.

June 12, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Bend City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes a Golden Belt Humane Society update, requests for the July 14 March of Champions drum and bugle corps event and the resignation of City Engineer Robert Winiecke.

June 12, 2015 | | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a road vacation in Cheyenne Township, a recognition of Health Department employees Krysten Watkins and Melissa Hagerman, a declaration of a local disaster emergency following heavy rains recently and a resolution establishing a bidding process for county officials.

June 12, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for June 14, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 12, 2015 | | On the Record


​Hearing set for involuntary manslaughter case

The preliminary hearing has been scheduled for William Baker, the Great Bend man charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on July 29 at the Barton County Courthouse.

June 12, 2015 | | Local News


​Agreement keeps pool available for youth swimming

Here is the Memorandum of Understanding between Barton Community College And Great Bend Unified School District No. 428 that was approved by the USD 428 school board on Monday, June 8 and the BCC Board of Trustees on Wednesday, May 27.

June 12, 2015 | | Local News


Today’s Chiefs Classic games cancelled

Due to wet field conditions, today's games of the 2015 Chiefs Classic have been cancelled. Tournament officials will be making an announcement later today concerning games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

June 12, 2015 | | Local Sports


Kans for Kids announces non-profit status for Camp Hope

The Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation announced Friday Camp Hope has received its 501(c)3 designation and will now be known as Camp Hope-Heartland.

June 12, 2015 | | Local News


Donald R. Powers 1950 -2015

Donald R. Powers 1950 -2015

June 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Barton County Relay for Life moves indoors to City Auditorium

Due to the ongoing rainy weather, the 2015 Relay for Life of Barton County will move inside to the Great Bend City Auditorium, Lakin and Williams, Relay Chairperson Kandi Wolf announced this morning.

June 12, 2015 | | Local News


KCAC tourney returns to GBSC for 2016, 2017

WICHITA, Kan.- The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Recreation Commission has renewed the agreement with the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and will host its 2016 and 2017 KCAC Baseball and Softball Championship Tournaments. All baseball and softball tournament games will be played at the Great Bend Sports Complex, Wednesday, May 4 - Saturday, May 7, 2016, and Wednesday, May 3 - Saturday, May 6, 2017.

June 12, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Church taking items tions for free garage sale

Foundry Methodist Church is holding its annual free garage sale from 8 until 11 a.m.. on Saturday, June 20. Everything at the "sale" is free, the Rev. Kevin Baxter said. This year the church will accept items from others who have something to give.

June 12, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


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Larned High competes in football camp

Larned High School's football team, under the direction of head coach A.B. Stokes, participated in a football camp conducted by Sterling College football coaches. The Larned football team was scheduled to compete in a team camp at Newton.

June 27, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Welcome Inn week

Activities June 29-July 4

June 27, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned golfer Massey qualifies for Kansas Amateur

LARNED - Larned High junior Colton Massey shot 3-over-par 75 at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in Garden City to qualify for the 2015 Kansas Amateur Golf Tournament July 20-26 at the Wichita Country Club. Massey tied for fifth in qualifying at Garden City.

June 27, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


​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


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