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Great Bend Cemetery cleanup

The Cemetery Staff is asking the public to remove any and all winter decorations from Great Bend Cemetery and Great Bend North Cemetery, Wednesday March 12 through Friday March 21, for spring cleanup and spraying season.

March 11, 2014 | | Local News


“Court of Change’ will be aired tonight on CBS Sports Network

"Court of Change,' will be aired at 8 p.m. Tuesday featuring Meadowlark Lemon on the CBS Sports Network. Lemon helps supervise team camps for sons and daughters of military personnel.

March 11, 2014 | | Local News


Instrumental events scheduled for this week

Great Bend High School bands will present their concert "Music in Our Schools" at 7 p.m. today in the GBHS gym. The theme was set by the newly-named music organization National Association of Music Education.

March 11, 2014 | | Local News


Hop on board FrogWatch USA

With spring just around the corner, the third season for Cheyenne Bottoms FrogWatch Chapter is starting and volunteers are needed to help monitor our frogs and toads.

March 11, 2014 | | Local News


Public invited to upcoming Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy session at St. Rose

Gloria Siefkes, R.N., has been involved in Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy for only a short time but already is impressed.

March 10, 2014 | | Local News


St. Rose sponsors free 'Yoga in Chairs' ITV presentation

A slow and gentle approach to yoga will be demonstrated during the next Interactive Television (ITV) presentation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. It is free and open to the public.

March 10, 2014 | | Local News


Great Bend 'Rec' offers spring break activities

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is accepting registrations for youth activities taking place during Spring Break, the week of March 17. Space is limited, so Recreation Program Director Garet Fitzpatrick recommends registering early.

March 10, 2014 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


February Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

March 09, 2014 | | Local News


Vets Service Representative to be in Great Bend

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 13, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

March 09, 2014 | | Local News


Vietnam Vets town hall meeting

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 939 will be hosting a town hall meeting concerning Agent Orange and it's long term effects. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 14, in the Stoffer Lounge, 2nd floor at Fort Hays State University. Specialists from the national headquarters will be presenting new information and study results during the first part of the meeting and then have a question and answer session. They will also be compiling data concerning birth defects and diseases in children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans.

March 09, 2014 | | Local News


KWEC’s Turtle Tot Club starts in March

Join the Turtle Tot Club, a series of programs developed for preschool-age children, ages 3 to 5, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The one-hour programs, offered at no charge, introduce young children to the natural world around them with sensory experiences, while reinforcing colors, shapes, math and fine motor skills. When possible, sessions include outdoor time.

March 09, 2014 | | Local News


Paging in the House of Representatives

March 07, 2014 | | Local News


Sunflower’s Invest in Kids begins fourth campaign for children with delays

When Orion Edwards first started attending the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center (EEC) in September last year, he wasn't using any words. He was just turning 2.

March 06, 2014 | | Local News


Soup for a cause

People choose from a variety of homemade soups and desserts during the third annual "Taste of Hoisington," March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center. The event was sponsored by the Hoisington Ministerial Association, and the proceeds will benefit people in need in the community.

March 06, 2014 | | Local News


St. Rose surgeon raises awareness about breast cancer in men

When Ana Refinetti, M.D., discovered the details of her uncle's illness and death, it reinforced what she already knew. Breast cancer in men may not be very common but it is serious and can be fatal.

March 05, 2014 | | Local News


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Barton Community College honors graduates at Fort Riley

Barton Community College at Fort Riley celebrated the graduation of more than 242 students on Thursday at Riley's Conference Center. Of those graduating, more than 100 chose to walk. The ceremony was in conjunction with other schools who are members of the consortium in the Fort Riley Education Center.

May 23, 2015 | | Local News


Group encourages others to seek grief support

Anyone who doubts the value of grief support might feel differently after listening to participants in recent sessions sponsored by Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H).

May 23, 2015 | | Local News


St. Rose’s Dr. Doerfler encourages preventing, controlling hypertension

During a conversation about high blood pressure, Jill Doerfler, M.D., uses the phrase "silent killer" on several occasions. Since the condition doesn't usually have symptoms, the phrase accurately describes what can happen if it is left untreated, she explained.

May 23, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower early education teachers seek most up-to-date information

Leaders of the early education programs at Sunflower Diversified Services have a track record of seeking advanced training about perhaps the most important part of children's lives – social/emotional development.

May 23, 2015 | | Local News


​NAMI announces Mental Health Awareness Day, changes fundraiser date

The Great Bend chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has changed the date of its upcoming fundraiser to 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave. It will be a bake sale. The group will not offer walking tacos as previously announced.

May 23, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Seaport Airlines, 9047 6th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Dale Hogg and Matt Aycock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


Warer balloon fight

The smack talk has begun, but it is all in good, clean – albeit wet – fun.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Reception planned for watercolor exhibit

An exhibit of watercolor paintings by local artists Diane Engle and Karen Shaner is on display through June 1 at Petr's Frame House & Art Gallery, 2009 16th St. in Great Bend. There will be a reception for the artists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 22. The exhibit and reception are free

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Historical village to be open Monday

Barton County Historical Society will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th from 1 to 5 p.m. The Schulz Library in the museum will be open but no research assistance will be available during the afternoon.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


Rain totals over past two days

WICHITA -- Most of central Kansas and south central Kansas has received one inch of rain the past two days, according to the National Weather Service in Wichita.

May 20, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


GBHS coasters for sale

Students know how to design and produce drink coasters, but it's a safe bet that all their mothers are hoping the teenagers learn how to use them, as well.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Broken windows, theft reported

The Great Bend Police Department received multiple reports Monday of broken windows.

May 19, 2015 | | Local News


Summer Food Program feeds kids for free

With summer right around the corner, it's time to think about keeping children eating healthy while school is out. An easy way is to send them to neighborhood public schools at mealtime.

May 19, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas communities, individuals honored by PRIDE Program

Renovating a basketball court or adding a sign to the outskirts of town may seem like small steps, but in some rural Kansas communities they are part of a bigger effort to enhance the quality of life for the area's citizens.

May 19, 2015 | | Local News


​BCC on summer hours; closed for Memorial Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

May 18, 2015 | | Local News


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