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RSVP honors volunteers at banquet

RSVP, formerly the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, will honor its volunteers with a recognition banquet Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Barton Community College student union ...

July 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

OTR for July 27, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | On the Record

Zoo loses a fan favorite ‘Boss,’ the African lion

The skies over the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo are gray today after the zoo had to say goodbye to one of their oldest and ...

July 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Virgel D. Miller 1923 - 2016

Virgel D. Miller 1923 - 2016

July 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Amid new spate of racist tweets, Twitter continues to struggle with policing hate speech

"I feel like I'm in a personal hell. I didn't do anything to deserve this. It's just too much. It shouldn't ...

July 27, 2016 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Trending Topics

7 symptoms of skin cancer you NEVER can ignore

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, it is estimated 76,380 new cases of severe melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year- ...

July 27, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Trending Topics

How to vanquish the dreaded 'Dad Bod'

It's not just women who retain weight after childbirth. Fathers, too, can put on pounds, particularly around the stomach and abdomen, and the "Dad ...

July 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Trending Topics

Teens know the risks of being online, they just don’t think it can happen to them

A recent study from the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund has found that teens are very vulnerable online, though most teens polled thought they ...

July 27, 2016 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Trending Topics

4 smart ways to teach your kids about money

It’s never too early to start teaching your kids how to handle their money.

July 27, 2016 | Troy Martin FamilyShare | Trending Topics

Why boys play with trucks and girls play with dolls

Science has officially found that boys want boy toys and girls want girl toys.

July 27, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

Have You Seen This? German shepherd loves ‘Zootopia’

TUNDRATOWN — “Zootopia” was a smash hit for Disney, and deservedly so.

July 27, 2016 | Martha Ostergar | Trending Topics

The shift in the way society values kindergarten

With higher expectations and accountability for early educators and parents, kindergarten curriculums have become increasingly more difficult, with a higher focus on advanced math and ...

July 27, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education

Wetlands Center to hold Perseid Meteor Shower party

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host a viewing party for the Perseid Meteor Shower. Activities will start at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug ...

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC trustees approve raises

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees approved next year's operational budget and a 2016-2017 budget for publication Tuesday. The operational budget includes a ...

July 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

EduKan names Lahargoue as CEO

EduKan has chosen Esther Lahargoue to lead the distance education efforts and strategic direction for the Great Bend-based consortium's six community colleges, effective July ...

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education

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Shirley Ann Hoelscher

Shirley Ann Hoelscher, 71, died July 11, 2016, at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born Oct. 9, 1944, in Pauls Valley, Okla., she was the daughter of Clarence and Daisy Mae (Richardson) Shann. On May 31, 1970, she married Eugene Hoelscher at Salem United Methodist Church in Bushton. A resident of Great Bend since 1999, coming from Bushton, she was a homemaker. She enjoyed sporting events, sewing and cooking.

July 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Everett L. Stricker

Everett L. Stricker, 94, passed away on July 11, 2016, at Locust Grove Village in LaCrosse. Born on Feb. 13, 1922, at Ringwood, Okla., he was the son of Joseph L. and Martha C. (Coons) Stricker. He graduated from Ringwood High School in Ringwood, Okla., and then attended Oklahoma University, where he attained a business degree. On Sept. 17, 1952, he was united in marriage to Marguerite M. Medlam at Lyons. The couple lived in Lyons for a short time, and then moved to Great Bend. Everett was employed as a bookkeeper for Turner Electric in Great Bend for nearly ...

July 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Amanda Leigh (Cain) Kramer

Amanda Leigh (Cain) Kramer, 36, died July 10, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born March 19, 1980, in Beaver, Okla., she was the daughter of Ronne Lee and Vanessa (Belvin) Cain. On April 22, 2008, she married Lawrence Kramer in Hutchinson. She was employed at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation as a CNA. She loved animals and everyone she met.

July 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Katherine Ann Vesta

Katherine Ann Vesta, 86, died July 11, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Feb. 14, 1930, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Vincent and Alexandria (Gonzalez) Gutierrez. In 1947, she married Harold Vincent Tomlin in Great Bend. They divorced after 25 years of marriage. She was then married to Durl Workman for 25 years. On July 26, 1994, she married Richard L. Vesta in Manhattan. He died on Aug. 10, 1994. She grew up in Great Bend and after residing in Manhattan and Concordia for 25 years she returned to Great Bend in 2007. She was ...

July 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Wanda C. Eye

LARNED - Wanda C. Eye, 90, passed away July 11, 2016, at Country Living of Larned. Born Sept. 9, 1925, in Junction City, she was the daughter of Thomas and Nora Wolfe McVaugh. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker and an avid painter. On March 24, 1946, she married Clair Kenneth Eye in Abilene. He survives.

July 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Zamora up for parole hearing

A man convicted of aggravated kidnapping of a child and two counts of aggravated sodomy in Barton County is eligible for a parole hearing later this year, according to the Kansas Prisoner Review Board.

July 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Yager earns QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification

Holste & Bowers LLC in Great Bend recently recognized Sheri Yager for becoming a QuickBooks ProAdvisor to better serve the clients of the locally owned accounting firm. Yager is a staff account and with more than 20 years of experience, and has been with the firm since 2012.

July 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business

Pay raises, not tax raises, planned at BCC

Barton Community College's board of trustees is considering a budget that will pay for salary increases and a few new jobs, without raising the mill levy on local property taxes.

July 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SAN DIEGO (AP) - Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez made sure the Kansas City Royals will start at home, sweet, home if they get a chance to defend their World Series title.

July 12, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports

All-star game is a nightmare

Ever since Commissioner Bud Selig determined to make the annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game "mean something," it's been a joke.

July 12, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


No piece of machinery quite speaks to the spirit of the Barton County Fair quite the way the tractor does. And whether it's the kiddie tractor pull, or the big guys testing the mettle of their antique tractors, there's certainly a long-time avid following.

July 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Legion Chiefs finish 0-3 at home


July 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports

Local businesses honored for United Way contributions

The companies honored during the United Way of Central Kansas' Pacesetter luncheon Wednesday afternoon were responsible for over half of the local United Way's 2016 goal.

July 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Gay named to relay pool; Haynes earns spot for Canada


July 12, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Community College

Larned Legion wins one game

The Larned American Legion baseball team stunned Dodge City 7-4 and nearly upset an elite all-star team from Wichita in the Barton County Baseball Invitational. Larned will be the site of a Class AA Zone 5-6 Tournament starting July 19. Larned and Beloit qualified for Class AA State last year. Top-seeded Concordia beat Larned in the Class 4A-Division 2 state baseball semifinals in 2015.

July 12, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Pawnee Co. News

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