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Fort Larned carpenter recalls restoration

LARNED - When visitors step onto the grounds of the Fort Larned National Historic State today, they see it as it appeared in the 1860s during ...

July 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Company selling city map ads not affiliated with Tribune

There is a company from Illinois calling local businesses about purchasing space on the city map on behalf of the Great Bend Tribune. However, "this ...

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Keep cool

High summer temperatures pose a health risk, but not everyone has a place to cool off. RSVP/Volunteers in Action has organized a network of ...

July 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Democratic party: business as usual

Thank goodness for WikiLeaks.

July 28, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

WICHITA - Barton County is among 36 counties placed under a severe thunderstorm watch Thursday afternoon by the NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. The ...

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


One sent home.

July 28, 2016 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

Johnnie L. Collins 1921 - 2016

LARNED - Johnnie L. Collins, 95, passed away July 27, 2016, at Hays Medical Center. Born March 6, 1921, in Cleburne, Texas, she was the daughter ...

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Duane A. Ochs 1955 - 2016

AUBURN, Wash. - Duane A. Ochs, 60, died July 27, 2016, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla. Born Aug. 26, 1955, in Hoisington, he was ...

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

USD 428 gets new liaison Officer

School is just around the corner for the youths of Great bend and Barton County and this brings with it many changes and one new ...

July 28, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Huelskamp looks out for taxpayer

Dear Editor,

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Letters to the Editor

Negative ad campaigns

Dear Editor,

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Letters to the Editor

Kansas Farm Bureau endorses Marshall

Dear Editor,

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Letters to the Editor

Re-elect Kruckenberg

Dear Editor,

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Letters to the Editor

Artist Self-Portrait Invitational, Prints by Maurice Bebb, and Blown Glass by Helen Koons Gragert at

Three new exhibits open at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 6, with a reception that evening from 5 to 7 p ...

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment

At the Mike

The Kansas City Royals, in a very short time, have gone from the Penthouse (World Series Champions) to The Whitehouse to the Outhouse A sub- ...

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports

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These stupidly simple tips will help new parents fall asleep during their baby's first months

Time for moms to get some sleep.

July 13, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

Have You Seen This? 5K+ black snakes lit simultaneously

‘MERICA — While in theory, the Fourth of July is an all-inclusive day for Americans and any other freedom-loving folk, some people are not so fond of the accompanying pyrotechnics.

July 13, 2016 | Angie Treasure | Trending Topics

Eating to boost energy

With modern life as fast-paced and busy as it is, many of us find ourselves exhausted not only by the end of the day, but throughout the day, too. Being tired makes anything and everything we do more difficult. Exhaustion can make it feel impossible to meet even the most basic human needs like exercise, movement, human connection and more.

July 13, 2016 | Paige Smathers | Trending Topics

'Secret Life of Pets' is more or less your standard talking animal movie

“THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS” — 2½ stars — Voices of Louis C.K., Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell and Eric Stonestreet; PG (action and some rude humor); in general release

July 13, 2016 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

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

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