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Let's talk football

The 45th Kansas shrine Bowl was played in Pittsburgh last Saturday with the East squad winning 21-14, to narrow the West's overall lead to 27-17-1. What caught my interest is which colleges garnered the most of this talent? Interestingly, Kansas State and Butler County Community College led the way with each school having 8 signees that played in the game.

August 03, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Welcome to August and doubting the security camera

August marks the transition from summer to fall for many people. Even though summer doesn't officially end until sometime in September, for many, the start of school marks the end of the summer. For others, it's Labor Day weekend. Either way, August is the final stretch of summer for many.

August 01, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF | Community College


Next stop for a Star

The next stop is about to begin for Brady Michel.

August 01, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF | Local Sports


Masonic Band standouts

Masonic Band members from Great Bend High School were McKenna Esfeld, flute, and Allen To, quints. They practiced at Pittsburg State University July 24-28, with a halftime performance at the Shrine Bowl game on Sunday, July 29. Doug Whitten was the director of the 225-member marching band.

August 01, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


KU Health System announces purchase of Great Bend Regional

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The University of Kansas Health System announced Wednesday it has completed the purchase of Great Bend Regional Hospital and its affiliated clinics, including Central Kansas Family Practice and Heartland Regional. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

August 01, 2018 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


The things I don’t like

I don't like college football cutting in on high school football by scheduling games on Friday evenings.

August 01, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Stuff and more stuff

The National Basketball Association has cleverly managed to keep themselves in the news a lot longer than their six-month season with the creation of the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas where they trot out the new draftees plus a number of second-year players. The games are televised and we get the usual overdose of talking heads telling stories on air and ignoring a lot of the game. Gosh! It's just like the regular season!

July 19, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Estes becomes new Cherry Village Social Services Designee

Shelly Estes has been wearing the Activities Director hat for a few years at Cherry Village Benevolence and now has been fitted with a second title.

July 18, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business


'New Quilts from an Old Favorite' returns to Shafer

The National Quilt Museum's annual traveling show "New Quilts from an Old Favorite," featuring the Flying Geese Block, will be on display from July 16 through Aug. 4 in The Shafer Art Gallery. The gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building on the Barton Community College campus, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.

July 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Incredible Years Preschool schedules open house; enrollment open

Incredible Years Preschool will welcome families to a preview of the upcoming school year at an open house that is set for 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at 1312 Patton Road.

July 16, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Term limits

Suppose we took all of the politicians in the country and tossed them in a sack-I know, I know, there's LOTS of you that want to do that-and then tossed into that same sack a buch of dudes from the sports world. Shake it up and dump it out. What might it look like? What might we get?

July 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Dominican Sisters celebrate jubilarians

Dominican Sisters of Peace will celebrate the 25 and 50 years jubilarians at its assembly this Saturday. There was a jubilee celebration for the Great Bend Sisters on June 23. There is also a celebration in Columbus, Ohio.

July 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Religion


Early Ed Center, Incredible Years schedule playgroups, screenings

Two upcoming events at Sunflower's Early Education Center and Incredible Years Preschool will allow children and parents to participate in fun activities and take advantage of screenings for developmental milestones.

July 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Braves lose Zone 1 title game

The Great Bend Braves and Coach Konner Ireland have spent the season growing and working to be at their peak for the American Legion A Zone tournament.

July 11, 2018 | MIKE MARZOLF | Local Sports


GB administrator candidate happy to stay put

Editor's note: This story appeared in the Ark Valley News regarding City Administrator Scott Hildebrand. Hildebrand is one of three candidates for the Great Bend city administrator job, along with Kendel Francis and Larry Collins. The Great Bend City Council has meet several times to discuss its pick, but no announcement has been made. Although he was limited in what he could say, Interim City Administrator George Kolb said the council "is close to a decision" and an announcement could come as early as Monday.

July 11, 2018 | BY CHRIS STRUNK Publisher, Ark Valley News | Local News


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I heard it through the gravevine

Marvin Gaye popularized the song, the lyrics, "I heard it through the gravevine". A lot of information gets dispensed via the grapevine, including what we ...

August 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


McCormick named new marketing director at Sunflower Diversified

Those who operate businesses in the Sunflower Diversified Services five-county area shouldn't be surprised if they hear from Debbie McCormick in upcoming weeks and ...

August 15, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Pastor Roy Eldredge Savage, Jr.

GREAT BEND - Pastor Roy Eldredge Savage, Jr., 78, died August 14, 2018 at home in Great Bend.

August 14, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


River Proposal Threatens Kansas Lakes, Rivers

TOPEKA – To meet Nebraska's legal obligation to increase the flow of the Republican River into Kansas, the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District ...

August 13, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Contests aim to Put the Brakes on Fatalitie

TOPEKA - Kansas kids can win great prizes and learn about traffic safety by participating in poster and video contests as part of the annual "Put ...

August 13, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


First flight of Kansas UAS program set for Aug. 14

GYPSUM - The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is kicking off the state's first Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flight in Kansas to go beyond the ...

August 13, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


The Rites of Fall

It's here. The Rites of Fall.It's that time of year when all across Kansas, indeed, all across America, high school football practice ...

August 10, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Eye Opening

The Shafer Art Gallery motto "where the old west meets the future" has never been more true than with the gallery's newest exhibit, "Topographies ...

August 06, 2018 | By Micah Oelze Barton Community College | Local News


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