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Forget texting. A project at Great Bend Middle School is going old school.

January 06, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Experience the sublime at Shafer Gallery

The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception for its upcoming exhibit, "The Search for the Sublime," at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12. "The Search for the Sublime" features landscapes created by artist Mark Flickinger. The opening reception will include refreshments and a gallery talk by the artist.

January 06, 2018 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News


Answer to the test is 'water'

For most teenagers turning on a faucet and expecting clean water is as far as the thought process goes. However, after a recent project with the City of Great Bend, 73 Great Bend High School agriculture science students of Kevin Hoff now have knowledge that runs a bit deeper.

January 06, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


At the Mike: January 5

Well, 2018 is here. I have already written checks and put 2017 on them.

January 04, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: January 5

Alabama versus Georgia. An all Southeastern Conference final for the national championship. Not so fast. What about UCF? No, that's not some dot.com website. It is the University of Central Florida, a school that only the most savvy of sports fans has heard of. This dinky little school has 65,000 students and on Monday beat No. 7 Auburn in the Peach Bowl, 34-27, to finish the year a perfect 13-0. They were excluded from the Four-team National Playoff system.

January 04, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Harley-Davidson donated to Sunflower Gala live auction

An anonymous donor has added to the excitement that is already building for this year's Sunflower Diversified Services Charity Gala, said Connie Oetken, director of development at the non-profit agency.

January 03, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


School vs. Snow Day

While everyone associated with Great Bend USD 428 schools - whether it be employees, parents or students - is still burrowed deep within their blankets fending off the icy chill of Old Man Winter and praying for a snow day, there's a team out in the wee dark hours of the morning trying to come to a consensus about whether or not to call off school.

January 03, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


SEC perseveres: Bulldogs face Tide for title

S-E-C! S-E-C!

January 02, 2018 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs’ Smith could have career-defining moment in playoffs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - There is little disputing Alex Smith has had the best season of his 13-year professional career, whether you want to quantify that claim with individual stats or team success.

January 02, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Mayfield can’t propel Sooners to Rose Bowl win

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Although Baker Mayfield had the ball in his hands a few times with chances to win the Rose Bowl for Oklahoma, the Heisman Trophy winner couldn't convert those opportunities.

January 02, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Jayhawks fall to Texas Tech

LAWRENCE (AP) - Kennan Allen scored 15 points, Norense Odiase and Justin Gray had 12 apiece, and No. 18 Texas Tech never trailed in beating No. 10 Kansas 85-73 on Tuesday night for the Red Raiders' first win at Allen Fieldhouse in 18 tries.

January 02, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Garden Club members on Christmas trees

Christmas Trees and their history was the program given by Nancy Swafford at the December meeting of the Great Bend Garden Club.

December 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Club News


Haines donates handicapped-accessible van to Sunflower Diversified

After Diane Haines' husband, Steven, passed away last July, she knew she wanted to donate his handicapped-accessible van to someone who could use it.

December 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Charlie's Inside Corner: Dec. 29

On Sunday, Christmas Eve, the Kansas City Chiefs clinched the AFC West title by beating the Miami Dolphins 29-13, for their first-ever back-to-back division titles. Then, Head Coach Andy Reid dressed up like Santa Claus for the press conference and after-game parties. Now, I ask you, who in the entire NFL looks more like Santa Claus than the bespectacled and mustachioed round man of the Chiefs? I mean this guy is Saint Nick's double! They look so much alike I bet Rudolph hangs out at Andy's house during the off season!

December 28, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


At the Mike: Dec. 28

It's time to put another year behind us. It's time to put 2017 in the books and move onto to 2018.

December 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


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Barton beats Neosho; alone atop Jayhawk Conference

When Barton lost sophomore sharp-shooter Sam Lorenzen to a knee injury at semester for the remainder of the year, the Cougars were without a key ...

January 13, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF | Community College


HMS announces honor rolls

HOISINGTON – The Hoisington Middle School has released the Honor Roll for the second nine weeks. It includes:

January 13, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Education


2018 Kansas Horizon Award program recognizes 32 first-year Kansas educators

TOPEKA – Thirty-two first-year educators from Kansas are being recognized for their outstanding teaching skills through the 2018 Kansas Horizon Award program.

January 13, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Hoisington Chamber visits HMS

The Hoisington Middle School Kansas Association for Youth (KAY) members hosted the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Coffee on Thursday morning, Jan. 11. KAY members Livvy ...

January 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Cougars stay atop Jayhawk after big road win at Coffeyville

COFFEYVILLE – Coffeyville and Barton have had some battles over the years in men's basketball.

January 10, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF | Community College


Coffeyville women roll past Barton; Cougars winless on road

COFFEYVILLE – It will happen. The Barton women's basketball team will win a game on the road.

January 10, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF | Community College


Winter Homecoming Seniors

Great Bend High School seniors who are Winter 2018 Homecoming candidates are pictured. Front row, from left: Mindy Wittig, Shaley Sciacca, Gentry Schneider, Baleigh Fry ...

January 10, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBHS 2018 Winter Homecoming Court

GBHS 2018 Winter Homecoming Court

January 10, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


At the Mike: Jan. 18

The saying is over-used. Almost a worn out cliché. But we have definitely hit a stretch where is it almost true. The saying goes 'It ...

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


New instructor brings expertise in fiber arts, skilled in multiple genres

It takes a person with a certain amount of natural creativity to sign up for a metalsmithing class and wind up learning to both sew ...

January 09, 2018 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Sunflower Bank ABC program supports education

DENVER, CO – Sunflower Bank's annual signature ABC Program has raised over $1,139,000 since 2001 for local schools and students in its Colorado ...

January 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Almost Home supports employees with tuition assistance

Since Leilani Schenkel understands employees need encouragement and support to succeed in their jobs, she took steps to ensure three aides at Almost Home Inc ...

January 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Moeder brings more expertise to Sunflower Diversified’s board

Cheri Moeder realizes that Sunflower Diversified Services is an extended family to its clients and is eager to join that family in her new position ...

January 08, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Hillsboro Trojans sweep Larned Indians

BY BUDDY TABLER

January 08, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


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