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Jimmy Lydon Remembers “Life with Father”

It wouldn't be Father's Day without Turner Classic Movies' annual parade of patriarch-themed classic films. One of the most popular is 1947's "Life with Father," based on a book of humorous stories written by Clarence Day, Jr., a decade before the film.

June 12, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


Check It Out!

I truly believed that when school was out, things would slow down in the library. Silly me! I am very thankful for Julie and Michele and all of their time and talents that they contribute each day, as well as, Barbara Clawson and Amy Hammeke for helping us out this summer in the evenings!

June 12, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Isis Is Promoted To Varsity

June 12, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Father’s Day: 14 Random Thoughts

The nation's 70 million fathers vary widely in age, ethnicity, income, talents and parenting style; but they all have one thing in common: they're not prepared for the random Father's Day thoughts I'm about to unleash:

June 12, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Congress Should Focus on Contracting Reform

Every year, the federal government doles out lavish sums of money to private sector contractors.

June 12, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Denise "Dee" Beltz

Denise "Dee" Beltz, 50, peacefully passed away from this life, into eternal life with Jesus on Monday, June 8, 2015, following a valiant fight with stage four lung cancer. Her supporters carried her through the last two years of grueling radiation, chemotherapy and hundreds of tests and appointments.

June 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Vance Harger 1952-2015

Vance Craig Harger, 62, died June 9, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 16, 1952 at Rockford, Mich., he was the son of Vance Giles and Lois (Fernenberg) Harger.

June 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for June 12, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 11, 2015 | | On the Record


Great Bend’s St. Rose demolition continues

June 11, 2015 | | Local News


Reliving the past at Barton

Part two in a series of some of the most memorable moments in Barton athletics

June 11, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Great Bend plans citywide mosquito spraying

The City of Great Bend has released the dates for the city-wide mosquito spraying during the upcoming weeks. These dates are tonight, and June 18, 25, 29, and 30 as well as July 1 and 2. The spraying will take place from 8 p.m. To midnight on each of the scheduled dates.

June 11, 2015 | | Local News


ISIS Takes US Tanks

June 11, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Down 2-1 to Cavs, Warriors face ‘urgent’ NBA Finals Game 4

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors haven't lost three straight games all season, and doing so now would force them to make the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history.

June 11, 2015 | BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Royals raise division lead by sweeping Twins

MINNEAPOLIS- Alex Gordon clubbed a three-run homer and Edinson Volquez fired seven strong innings as the Royals rolled to a 7-2 win over the Twins on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep at Target Field.

June 11, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: When Baseball was King

In the 1940's and 1950's baseball was King in the United States. The NFL had yet to reach the fan base it has today and professional basketball was a curiosity that was dominated by a few eastern cities. Baseball was the attention-getter for those interested in sports and it wasn't just professional baseball because amateur baseball was played in most every city and country town. It was especially true in central and western Kansas.

June 11, 2015 | | Local Sports


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Elma Laughlin Lepej 99th

Elma Laughlin Lepej will celebrate her 99th birthday on June 30, with a card shower. Elma and her twin brother, Elmer Laughlin, were born on June 30, 1916, on a farm near Alexander. They attended school in LaCrosse. On April 17, 1943, she married Joe Lepej. Elma has been a resident of Great Bend since 1965. She has two daughters, Patti Smith and husband George of Great Bend and Jo Kay Lepej of Topeka;

June 28, 2015 | | Birthdays


Feldman 72nd

Harold and Clara Feldman will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on July 2, with a card shower.

June 28, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Bettis — Cooper

Michael and Pamela Perry of Great Bend and Toby Bettis of Wilsonville, Ore. announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Bettis to Cameron Cooper, son of Scott and Terri Cooper of Garnett. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gloria and Linus Schamber and Harold and Margaret Bettis, all of Hays; Vernon and Karen Hayes of Great Bend and the late Coyle and Carla Detherage, and Dale Perry; and the great-granddaughter of Norma Mounkes, all of Great Bend. The prospective groom is the grandson of Jim and June Cooper of Garnett and Rosalie Burkhead of Lawrence and the late Dean Burkhead.

June 28, 2015 | | Engagements


Moore — Burt

Jeff and Carrie Moore of Kechi announce the engagement of their daughter Rhae Ann Moore to Chris Burt, son of Cliff and Kathy Burt of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dave Egan, Joyce Markley, the late Shirley Moore, the late Sonny Moore and Charles Honeyman. The prospective groom is the grandson of Patricia Schumacher, the late Duke Burt, the late Betty Lewis and the late Bruce Lewis.

June 28, 2015 | | Engagements


Ruckman 60th

Walt and Deanna Ruckman will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 24th.

June 28, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Senior Activities

Tuesday

June 28, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

June 28, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


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


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