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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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

March 05, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News

storm spotters

So far, Barton County and Kansas has been fortunate. Reports of severe weather have been minimal in 2015.

March 04, 2015 | Jim Misunas | News

Merlyn L. Andres 1942-2015

NEW CAMBRIA - Merlyn L. Andres, Sr., 72, died Tuesday, March 2 at Enterprise Estates, Enterprise. Born Sept. 21, 1942, at Larned, he was the son of Herman and LaVeda (Moore) Andres.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries

Arla McElhaney 1924-2015

On Sunday, March 1, our dear mom, Arla Faye McElhaney, 90, joined our dad Carl in Heaven. Arla was born on March 12, 1924 in Pittsburg, to Arthur and Odessa Jones. She graduated from high school in Magazine, Ark., and attended business college in Chillicothe, Mo. She married Carl McElhaney and started a family in Wichita. In 1952 they settled in Great Bend with their two sons, Kenneth and Phillip. They were both active leaders in Cub Scouts, where Arla was a den mother and Carl was a scoutmaster. She loved her flower gardens and was very proud of the ...

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries

​KBI agent testifies Miller deposited checks for fictitious invoices

Kansas Bureau of Investigation Agent Clint Hawkins said checks that Central Prairie Honor Flights members thought were written to businesses wound up instead in the banking account of the nonprofit organization's director, LaVeta Miller. Hawkins testified Wednesday in Barton County District Court, where Miller is on trial for two counts of theft by deception, each greater than $25,000 but less than $100,000.

March 04, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News

Pertussis case confirmed at GBHS

Wednesday afternoon, USD 428 sent an email letter to parents informing them that a chase of Pertussis (whooping cough) had been confirmed at the high school. The letter warned of the symptoms and what parents need to do if they suspect their child is infected.

March 04, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News

Cougar women come up short in upset bid

WICHITA – A repeat effort was not in the cards for the Barton Community College women's basketball team.

March 04, 2015 | | Local Sports

Area basketball roundup

ELLINWOOD 64, LITTLE RIVER 23

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Area basketball substates

CLASS 5A GIRLS

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Class 3A, 2A, 1A girls basketball substates

CLASS 3A GIRLS

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Ellinwood Eagle boys win first sub-state tourney game

The Ellinwood Eagles Boys team won their first sub-state tournament game versus Ell-Saline on Monday with a final score of 59-37. It was a back and forth game in the first half with neither team really finding momentum. Ellinwood held just a one-point lead going into the half at 20-19. However, out of halftime the Eagles cranked up the full court pressure and exploded in the third quarter. Ellinwood won the 3rd quarter 22 to 4 and pushed out the lead for good. Eagle scorers were lead by Senior Marc Waite who poured in 16 points. Waite hit the boards ...

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Class 3A, 2A, 1A boys basketball substates

CLASS 3A BOYS

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Panther Bowlers All Conference WAC

March 04, 2015 | | Prep Sports

To Defeat ISIS, Win the Peace

After huddling with his war council in Kuwait, Defense Secretary Ash Carter says we've got the "ingredients of the strategy" to achieve a "lasting defeat" over ISIS. Some Senate Republicans claim that ISIS is going to kill us all in our sleep even as the U.S.-led coalition has the Islamic State forces playing defense for a change, but killing bad guys is the relatively easy part. As we learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, the hard part is to win a peace that can last, and the strategy Carter outlined last week seems like a smart way to ...

March 04, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists

Message. Message. Who's Got the Message?

Don't look now, but the Democratic Party is undergoing an identity crisis of such monumental proportions, the Dissociative Identity Disorder people have called and are requesting artifacts for their Hall of Fame. They're going to put Obama's basketball hoop right next to Sally Field's purple crayon.

March 04, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists

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Merry Christmas

We have recession and depression.

December 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Wildcats Buck Up

HONOLULU (AP) - Guard Angel Rodriguez scored 11 of his 16 points in the second half and Kansas State used a late rally to beat UTEP 78-70 in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic Friday.

December 23, 2011 | | AP Sports

Tardy readers turn in food for fines

 

December 23, 2011 | | Local News

Young Professionals help feed families in need

Their sweaters were ugly enough to be funny, but the job at hand was serious when members of the Barton County Young Professionals group met on Dec. 13. This price of admission to their second annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party was a donation to the Barton County Food Bank, YP chair Kristy Straub said.

December 23, 2011 | By Tribune staff | Local News

CHRISTMAS CANDY COLLEGE

Some people sip eggnog; others watch "It's a Wonderful Life."

December 23, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News

Baseball in January?

The Barton Community College is conducting baseball camps in January at Kirkman Activity Center.

December 23, 2011 | Mack McClure | Community College

Bowman cleared to play

Great Bend High School senior Jace Bowman received an early Christmas gift on Thursday.

December 23, 2011 | Mack McClure | Prep Sports

TV Sports (Dec. 24 - Dec. 30)

SATURDAY

December 23, 2011 | | AP Sports

Arkansas’ Childs ready for Cotton Bowl, future

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Greg Childs doesn't think there's anything special about the way he has behaved this season.

December 23, 2011 | | AP Sports

Lions need win over Bolts to clinch playoffs berth

The last time the Detroit Lions were poised to make a run at the playoffs, Barry Sanders was in their backfield.

December 23, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Football Writer | AP Sports

Cecilia “Cec” McClure 1932 - 2011

WICHITA - Cecilia "Cec" McClure died Dec. 21 at Hutchinson Hospice House after a brave battle with kidney failure. Born July 17, 1932 in Odin, she was the youngest child of William and Hattie (Frenzl) Klug of Odin. She married Larry McClure in 1961 and was a long-time resident of Wichita. She worked for Edminston Oil company for 22 years and 16 years at Wesley Medical Center where she retired at age 75. She said working kept her young and involved in life. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Wichita, but most often attended daily mass at ...

December 23, 2011 | | Obituaries

Margie Lynn Wondra 1947 - 2011

ODIN - Margie Lynn Wondra, 64, died Dec. 22 at Evergreen Community of Johnson County in Olathe. Born Jan. 30, 1947 in Ellsworth, she was the daughter of Laborious (Bob) and Amelia (Kraft) Miller. A long-time resident of Barton County, she graduated from Dorrance High School and attended the Dominican School of Nursing in Great Bend. On Aug. 21, 1971 she married Ambrose Wondra in Great Bend. She was employed at Central Kansas Medical Center for many years as a CNA. In 2004, Margie moved to Kansas City to be closer to her children. She enjoyed cooking, animals and spending time ...

December 23, 2011 | | Obituaries

Emanuel T. “Tim” Sauber 1932 - 2011

HUTCHINSON - Emanuel T. "Tim" Sauber, 79, died Dec. 22 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. He was born April 12, 1932, in Raymond, the son of Peter M. and Frances (Hoffman) Sauber. He was a 1950 graduate of Ellinwood High School and attended Hutchinson Community College. On May 18, 1957, he married Bettie A. Anderson at St. Joseph Church in Ellinwood. She survives. Emanuel retired from Cessna after 34 years as an industrial engineer and then worked for Trinity Junior and Senior High School for 20 years. Emanuel loved golfing, fishing and working on his lawn.

December 23, 2011 | | Obituaries

American State Bank hosts Mitten Tree event

American State Bank believes Christmas is a time for sharing. So, the bank sponsored its seventh-annual Mitten Tree event.

December 23, 2011 | | Local News

Former NFL players sue league over concussions

MIAMI (AP) - Nearly two dozen former NFL players are suing the league over severe and permanent brain damage they say is linked to concussions suffered on the job.

December 23, 2011 | | AP Sports

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