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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

The Book Nook

This Friday morning's Jive & Joe will host some extra-special guests: the 35th Infantry Division Band of the Kansas Army National Guard. The concert will start at 10:30 a.m., and feature two instrumental groups: the Bullseye Brass Quintet and the Prairie Winds Quintet. The performances will feature military & patriotic music, plus Big Band selections. There will also be a time for honoring veterans and their families. Come kick back, grab some coffee and treats, and start your Friday off right by enjoying listening to the military band.

July 11, 2018 | By Michael Adamyk | Local News

ABB&B interns participate in Service Day

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball Chtd. (ABBB) participated in an annual intern community service day on June 27. This year, the group volunteered in Great Bend.

July 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business

Great Bend splits Tuesday Zone games

The goal hasn't changed. It just going to take a few more wins.

July 10, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

Great Bend Braves win Legion Zone opener

The Great Bend Braves scored four times before Russell ever came to the plate then never lost the lead on the way to a 10-run opening round win at the American Legion A Zone tournament Monday night.

July 09, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

Day 15, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

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

I want the job

Donald Trump made it famous, the line, "You're Fired!" I don't want to be fired. I want to be hired! I am tossing my hat in the ring to be the Athletic Director at the University of Kansas. The head Jayhawk in sportsdom on Mt. Oread. I want the job. How tough can it be?

July 06, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

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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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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