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Braves lose in regional opener

FARGO, N.D. – The good news is the Great Bend Braves need one victory to advance to Saturday's Mid States 17-and-under Regional baseball semifinals.Missouri champion Jefferson City beat the B...

August 03, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports

Great Bend Summer Jam: Right place, right time

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series on the Summer Jam music festival that took place in Great Bend in August 1978. Historians who've earned the privilege to study such things as...

August 03, 2017 | BY MATT KEENAN Special to the Tribune | Local News

KASB rep touts 'new day' for Kansas ed

A new school year is just around the corner, with a new formula to fund Kansas schools and a plan to redesign Kansas education. In fact, "It's a new day for Kansas education," a Kansas Association ...

August 03, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Charlie's Inside Corner: August 4

Okay, you're going to think I am really old. Well, maybe I am! I'm going to tell you readers about a story I heard in my youth. It's about the TAR-BABY. The TAR-BABY is the second of the Uncle Remu...

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

Fleeting summer

Summer is far from over, but already we see signs of fall approaching.We're just eight days away from Great Bend's Party in the Park on Aug. 12. The day after that, Sunday, Aug. 13, is the final da...

August 03, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Phyllis Marie Helsel 1940 - 2017

PRATT - Phyllis Marie Helsel, 76, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Hilltop Manor in Cunningham. She was born Nov. 29, 1940, in Haven to Alvin John and Darlene Eloise (Abbott) Oldenettel. On ...

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Ruth N. Stephens 1931 - 2017

CLAFLIN - Ruth N. Stephens, 86, died Aug. 3, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born March 15, 1931, on the family farm in rural Coyle, Okla., the daughter of Harry and Josephine...

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

GBPD study to look at wages, morale

It was during a special Great Bend City Council meeting June 29 that Police Chief Cliff Couch leveled accusations of unethical behavior within city government. Following four executive sessions to...

August 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Couch was hired to expose crooks

Dear Editor,I was born and raised in Great Bend. As I was growing up here I can remember my dad and granddad talking about the crooked ways Great Bend was run. They were talking as far back as the ...

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Letters to the Editor

Kansas begins offering federally compliant ID

TOPEKA - Kansas has a new driver's license design, specifically formatted to comply with approaching federal ID requirements for airport security purposes, three years early. New licenses issued wi...

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Park Rangers: The thin green line

On a dark Mozambique night just over a year ago, sleeping villagers were brutally attacked in their homes. It was coordinated, targeted violence against men who work to stop the poaching of some of...

August 03, 2017 | Maria Fotopoulos | Columnists

Solar eclipse and beliefs

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons

Elect people who will do right by Great Bend

Dear Editor,I'd like to express my support for Chief Couch and for those citizens who are trying to make a difference in the way business is conducted in this city. It should not be one man's decis...

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Letters to the Editor

Quilt exhibit opens Sunday

LYONS - The Rice County Historical Society's Coronado Quivira Museum will hold a reception to open the exhibit "Quilts from the Rice County Historical Society's Collection" from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Au...

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment

Russell Community Theater announces open auditions for ‘The Ghost in the Meadow’

RUSSELL – Open auditions for the Russell Community Theater production of "The Ghost in the Meadow" will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 8 and 9, at The Gathering Place, 510 ...

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment

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