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Spring Fevered

April 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons

OTR for April 3, 2018

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | On the Record

You too can survive alone

Why on earth would anyone bother to make the bed when his wife is out of town?

April 03, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Small change by Trump could have huge impact

Last Monday, the U.S. Commerce Dept. announced something that sounds like a perfectly reasonable thing to do: It will include a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census.

April 03, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists

Yah Fired

April 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons

Beatrice M. Weber 1931 - 2018

GREAT BEND - Beatrice M. Weber, 86, passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation.

April 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Esther Leona Stimmel 1928 - 2018

HOISINGTON - Esther Leona Stimmel, 90, passed away March 30, 2018, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.

April 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Panther golfer places ninth at Garden City

GARDEN CITY - Great Bend ninth-grader Cole Streck birdied two holes to place ninth (85) at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course Saturday. Players battled north winds blowing 20 to 35 mph. Streck rallied from a front nine 47 with a solid back nine 38.

April 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Prep Sports

Jeanne Schloctermeier 1947 - 2018

ELLINWOOD - Jeanne Schloctermeier, 71, passed away Sunday, April 1, at Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood, Kan. She was born on Feb. 2, 1947 in El Dorado, Kan., to Melvin Ray & Florence Mae (Wakefield) Martin. She lived in Augusta, Kan., until eighth grade, later moving to Ellinwood where she graduated High School in 1965. Shortly after she married her high school sweetheart Don Schloctermeier at St. Peter and Church, Ellinwood. Jeanne worked at Farmers Mutual Insurance in Ellinwood in addition to the tasks of being a farm wife where she did everything from cooking, cleaning, & raising children to driving the farm ...

April 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Joyce Adell Ward 1939 - 2018

CHASE - Joyce Adell Ward, 78, of Chase, passed away April 1, 2018, at Hospital District #1 of Rice County, Lyons. She was born on May 29, 1939, in Pueblo, Colo., the daughter of Herman and Esther Duke Schlegel. She graduated from Pueblo High School in Pueblo, Colo., with the class of 1957. Joyce has resided in Chase since 1965, formerly of Great Bend, Kansas. She was a bank teller for Chase State Bank, Chase, and was the Chase City Clerk for many years. Joyce was a homemaker.

April 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Luella Viola Miller 1920 - 2018

HOISINGTON - Luella Viola Miller, 97, died March 31, 2018, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend, Kansas. She was born Aug. 28, 1920, at home in northern Barton County, the daughter of Jacob and Agnes (Strecker) Stettinger. She attended country school and was a lifetime resident of Barton County. She was a homemaker, and belonged to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hoisington.

April 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

David A. Rains 1955 - 2018

Holyrood/Sterling - David A. Rains, 62, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018, at the Hutchinson Hospital. He was born Oct. 26, 1955, in Salina, Kansas, to Charles and Lois {Heer) Rains. David graduated from Salina Central High School in 1974. He married Debra Glover on March 6, 1976. He was a salesman working at OTASCO, Schendel Pest Control, Western Southern Life Insurance and the Ellsworth Independent Reporter.

April 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Kermit K. Welch 1934 - 2018

GARDNER - Kermit K. Welch, 83, of Gardner, passed away at Olathe Medical Center just before midnight on March 31, after a brief illness. Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, at First Presbyterian Church, 138 E Shawnee, Gardner. Visitation 4-7 p.m Wednesday, April 4, at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kan., 66030 913-856-7111. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the First Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at

April 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Arrest made after pursuit

Corporal Jefferson Davis from the Great Bend Police Department arrested Ross Fabin early Monday after a vehicular pursuit. The chase was reported at 2:23 a.m. in the 2000 block of Holland St.

April 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | On the Record

MLK’s legacy: The next 50 years

Decades ago, when I worked in a grocery store, I would frequently have to phone my boss and ask whether to cash a check for a stranger. The questioning would inevitably include, "Is he black?"

April 02, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

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BCC music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine ...

April 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

MLT Scholarship

Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Instructor Dana Weber, left, Chelsey Lyon of McPherson and MLT Program Director Cheryl Lippert, right, pose for a photo after presenting ...

April 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Education

Randall “Randy” Lee Myers 1955 - 2018

Randall "Randy" Lee Myers, 62, of Great Bend, formerly of Windom, passed away April 20, 2018, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kansas. He ...

April 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

James Eugene Deckert 1962 - 2018

James Eugene Deckert, born July 22, 1962, in Great Bend, Kansas, to parents Delbert Earl and Roberta Ernestine (Potter) Deckert, passed on April 19, 2018.

April 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Another weather and agriculture column

This column is being written Friday so hopefully the promised rainfall has occurred by the time you read this. One last column, hopefully, for a ...

April 21, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Bridging the Cultural Gap

Growing up in the small town of Washington, Kan., I was unaware of what the word diversity meant. I was always interested in learning about ...

April 21, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life

On Earth Day, Congress whistling past the graveyard

Last month, the United Nations hosted a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) conference in Bonn, Germany. Despite hopes that limiting population growth would be the UN ...

April 21, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists

Storm warning

You don't need a weatherman to see that the storm clouds gathering around Team Trump are serious. And since the only permanent member of ...

April 21, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists

Earth Day

April 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons

Wheat freeze

The weekend of April 14-16 brought, once again, cold temperatures that have potential to cause freeze injury to the 2018 wheat crop. Factors that influence ...

April 21, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Critical thinking

Lack of understanding and critical thinking on the part of some in the environmental movement has compromised their effectiveness as self-appointed protector and guardian of ...

April 21, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Emergent Literacy: helping children’s development through reading

HAYS - The Cottonwood Extension District, in partnership with the Hays Public Library, will host a free educational program on Emergent Literacy from 1:30-2:30 ...

April 21, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life

Autism workshop was a success

Pilot Club of Great Bend hosted an Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop Saturday, April 7. It was a successful event which was well attended and Pilots ...

April 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Club News

Starting up a vegetable garden for the first time?

Kansans that are new to vegetable gardening often have a hard time knowing how much of each variety to plant. Kansas State Research and Extension ...

April 21, 2018 | Rip Winkel | Local Life

A Woman’s View

Life can sometimes be summed up in one sentence. "Well, that didn't go as planned."

April 21, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life

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