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Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

February 22, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Where will Amazon’s new headquarters be? Web traffic clue points to this city

Another internet conspiracy led to speculation about the location of Amazon’s second headquarters.

February 22, 2018 | Herb Scribner News Division | Trending Topics

Using our brain to create a long, purposeful life

I just read “My Stroke of Insight,” by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. I’m not particularly recommending it — and will admit to skipping parts — but ...

February 22, 2018 | Sherry Young Deseret News | Trending Topics

New York Times talks to J.K. Rowling ahead of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Broadway debut

Will “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” succeed on Broadway? That’s the question on the minds of writers at The New York Times, which ...

February 22, 2018 | Herb Scribner Deseret News special workflow | Trending Topics

Want to stop gun violence in America? Do something

My plan this week was to write about end-of-life choices. Then another school shooting happened. Another mass killing in which children will have no choice ...

February 22, 2018 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Trending Topics

Barton women get much needed win at Pratt

PRATT – If was just what the Barton women's basketball team was in search of.

February 21, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF | Community College

Barton on hunt for outright Jayhawk title

PRATT – By the time the Barton men's basketball team tipped off Wednesday night at the Lesh Sports Arena in Pratt, big news had already ...

February 21, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF | Community College


It took less than 2 seconds to fry a hotdog that came in contact with 20,000 volts of electricity, Karson Higgins said after watching ...

February 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Great Bend native Lauren Welsch earns honor

LINDSBORG - Great Bend High School graduate Lauren Welsch from Bethany College has been selected Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year and earned second-team ...

February 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports

Great Bend's Kody Crosby earns All-KCAC

STERLING - Great Bend High School graduate Kody Crosby earned All-KCAC honors being selected to the All-KCAC Freshman Team.

February 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports

Appraisers aren’t the bad guys

Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld testified last Wednesday before the Kansas Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee. She hopes the lawmakers received her message.

February 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Mary T. Barta 1934 - 2018

Mary T. Barta passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at the Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend, Kansas at the age of 83. She ...

February 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Clyde Gardell Beard 1942 - 2018

ULYSSES - Clyde Gardell Beard, age 75, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. He was born ...

February 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Now is the time to politicize gun violence

Now is the time to politicize gun violence. In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, how can we not?

February 21, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists

Ice Dancer

February 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Columnists

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Dying boy finds 'love of his life' in fellow classmate

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A Virginia boy is fighting for his life, but he’s lucky enough to have his “soulmate” by his side.

November 21, 2015 | Jessica Ivins | Trending Topics

Everything you need to know about 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2'

DISTRICT 13 — It’s finally here, the movie many of you have been waiting for since 2012. The finale of the Hunger Games saga is now in theaters and just waiting for you to come watch.

November 21, 2015 | John Clyde | Entertainment

6 amazing benefits of kissing the one you love

What difference can kissing your partner make in your day? A study in the 1980s revealed that men who kiss their wives before going to work live longer, have fewer car accidents and earn a higher income than men who don’t.

November 21, 2015 | Ruth Aguirre de Huppe FamilyShare | Trending Topics

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2': 3 points for parents

Points for parents

November 21, 2015 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret News | Entertainment

'The Other Side of Heaven' director takes on 'Christmas Eve'

CHRISTMASTIME — We’re only a week away from the Thanksgiving holiday, which means we have started dusting off their personal copies of “Christmas Story,” “Elf” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

November 21, 2015 | Travis Poppleton | Entertainment

Scott, Havlicek among college hoops Hall of Fame inductees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It never occurred to Charlie Scott that he would make history when he accepted a scholarship offer from Dean Smith to play basketball at North Carolina in the late 1960s.

November 21, 2015 | | AP Sports

Mountaineers beat KU to become eligible for bowl

LAWRENCE (AP) - West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen kept reminding his team all week about its trip to Kansas two years ago, when the lightly regarded Jayhawks stormed to a victory over the Mountaineers.

November 21, 2015 | | AP Sports

Cantele’s field goal gives Kansas St. 38-35 win over Iowa St.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Kansas State coach Bill Snyder couldn't help but laugh when asked about the enthusiastic locker room he had just stepped out of.

November 21, 2015 | | AP Sports

Hudson Cream: 'The flour without a fault'

HUDSON - Gleaming elevators tower above the wheat fields of the Kansas prairie at Stafford County Flour Mills. The silos are the same color as the mill's rich white flour.

November 21, 2015 | BY JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau | Local News


Heather Schneider, Great Bend, has been working with poultry through Barton County Extension's 4-H since she joined 10 years ago. She remembers her dad always had birds around, including ducks, turkeys and chickens. She learned early that she didn't enjoy turkeys because turkeys "don't like people," and one year an unknown intruder managed to kill all the ducks. Now, the family raises chickens, along with other livestock.

November 21, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Doyle Rand

Doyle Rand, 88, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Great Bend Rehabilitation and Health Center. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

November 21, 2015 | | Obituaries

Margaret Mary Heinz 1929-2015

Margaret Mary Heinz, 86, died Nov. 20, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Jan. 11, 1929, at Dodge City, the daughter of Jake and Bertha (Andra) Heinz. Until her death, Margaret was dedicated to the care of her daughter with special needs. She was a beautician and homemaker. She had been a Great Bend resident since 2008, coming from Canon City, Colo.

November 21, 2015 | | Obituaries

Helen Louise Willingham 1912-2015

WICHITA - Helen Louise Willingham, 103, died Nov. 20, 2015, at Sandpiper Bay in Wichita. She was born March 31, 1912, at Wichita, the daughter of Grant and Freda (Behrens) McNett. She married Delton "Willie" Willingham Nov. 28, 1950, at Bentonville, Arkansas. He died Aug. 12, 1989. She and Willie owned the Big Wheel Drive-In for 15 years.

November 21, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Audit report on BCC agenda

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Items on the agenda include the audit report for Fiscal Year 2015, board "ends" revisions and personnel. There will be information on strategic planning and the 2016 Legislative calendar, as well as a monitoring report on End 6: Regional Workforce Needs.

November 21, 2015 | | Local News

Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a letter of support for a Sunflower Diversified Services grant applicaiton, the distribution of Special Alcohol Fund money and a new computer server for the Health Department.

November 21, 2015 | | Local News

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