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Great Bend Tribune
Out of the MorgueEach week we’ll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eye
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 11 hours ago
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... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Residents asking about recalling council membersBY DALE HOGG dhogg@gbtribune.com Inquiries have been made into filing petitio
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 15 hours ago
BY DALE HOGG dhogg@gbtribune.com Inquiries have been made into filing petitions to recall Great Bend City Council members Joel Jackson and Vicki Berryman, County Clerk Donna Zimmerman said Wednesday afternoon. But, she said, this was only a... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Mauler’s magic bat sparks ChiefsOTTAWA – Payton Mauler cemented his reputation as Great Bend’s wood-bat magicia
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 18 hours ago
OTTAWA – Payton Mauler cemented his reputation as Great Bend’s wood-bat magician with a home run that sparked a 2-0 upset over Chanute in Wednesday’s Class AAA American Legion State Baseball Tournament. Chanute was last year’s AAA state... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Emma Laubhan 1908the day of the service. Memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church and
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 19 hours ago
the day of the service. Memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church and sent in care of the mortuary. Funeral arrangements provided by Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary* 610 N. Maple Russell, KS 67665 Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 27,... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Winnebago damaged by fireman may have stayed too long trying to extinguish a fire in his motor home, but
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 19 hours ago
man may have stayed too long trying to extinguish a fire in his motor home, but he made a safe retreat with help from the Great Bend Fire Department, Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said. Russell Coe was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation but... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Paul Barragan 1938Hutchinson. He was born on Feb. 2, 1938. A memorial service will be held at 2
Great Bend Tribune / Posted yesterday
Hutchinson. He was born on Feb. 2, 1938. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the First Southern Baptist Church in Pratt. Memorials are suggested to Hospice and Home Care of Reno County. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 26,... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Bat Cats’ magic continuesWICHITA – By the time the Great Bend Bat Cats started, it was win-or-go-home at
Great Bend Tribune / Posted yesterday
WICHITA – By the time the Great Bend Bat Cats started, it was win-or-go-home at the 83rd NBC World Series. Bat Cats pitcher Jarrett Seaton performed at an all-star level in a hard-fought 7-2 victory over the Hattiesburg (Miss.) Black Sox. Seaton... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
BCC to replace aging boilerdistributor, Associated Equipment Sales (AES). The majority of the installation
Great Bend Tribune / Posted yesterday
distributor, Associated Equipment Sales (AES). The majority of the installation will be done by Peterson Mechanical in Great Bend. Peterson was one of two firms that submitted prices during an engineering study, and Peterson’s submittal was... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Barton trustees approve 2 percent raisesgo 6 percent, because our salaries are so much lower.” Learned has compared Bar
Great Bend Tribune / Posted yesterday
go 6 percent, because our salaries are so much lower.” Learned has compared Barton’s faculty salaries to what teachers at Great Bend USD 428 are paid. Trustee Gary Burke’s motion to follow the administration’s recommendation with 2 percent raises... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
New resolution sets commission meeting time, datesession at 9 a.m. each Monday, except for holidays, in its chambers at the Bart
Great Bend Tribune / Posted yesterday
session at 9 a.m. each Monday, except for holidays, in its chambers at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main, Room 106, Great Bend, Kansas, On holidays, it will meet on Tuesdays. These changes came from Kansas House Bill 2102 which amended the... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Questions arise after police chief suspendedFollowing the Great Bend City Council’s split decision Monday night to suspend
Great Bend Tribune / Posted yesterday
Following the Great Bend City Council’s split decision Monday night to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay, with the potential for termination, there have been several questions circulating in the community about what happens next. • First,... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
AAA American Legion State BaseballAMERICAN LEGION AAA STATEOTTAWAWEDNESDAY, JULY 26Game 1—1 p.m.—Nickerson 22-6 v
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
AMERICAN LEGION AAA STATEOTTAWAWEDNESDAY, JULY 26Game 1—1 p.m.—Nickerson 22-6 vs. Leavenworth 4-17 Game 2—3:30 p.m.—Great Bend 20-12 vs. Chanute 26-8 Game 3—6 p.m.—Arkansas City 19-15 vs. Oskaloosa 17-11 Game 4—8:30 p.m.—Ottawa 31-8 vs. Hays... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
2017 NBC World SeriesC—Mulvane Patriots 2-0 (10); Wichita 316 Elite 1-1 (15); Round Rock Express 1-1
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
C—Mulvane Patriots 2-0 (10); Wichita 316 Elite 1-1 (15); Round Rock Express 1-1 (17); Fort Collins Bandits 0-2 POOL D—Great Bend Bat Cats 1-0, Hattiesburg, Miss. Black Sox 1-0; Inland Empire Calif. Golden Bears 0-1; Dallas Dirtbags... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Council votes to suspend Chief CouchThe Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to suspend Police Chief Cliff Co
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
The Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay effective immediately “with potential for termination.” The decision split the council and was approved on a five-three vote following a 45-minute executive... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Emmitt Carey Bradshaw 1959of Mary Mozelle and Raymond Elgin Bradshaw. Survivors include two daughters, S
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
of Mary Mozelle and Raymond Elgin Bradshaw. Survivors include two daughters, Savanna Bradshaw and Jessica Buess, both of Great Bend; two grandchildren; and siblings, Kenny Bradshaw of Seward, William Ingram of Cheyenne, Okla., Loretta Lee, Mary... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Burglaries reported in neighborhoodSeveral Great Bend residents in a one-block area awoke last Friday to find some
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Several Great Bend residents in a one-block area awoke last Friday to find someone had entered their property overnight. The Great Bend Police Department is investigating reports that tools were stolen from a vehicle at 1709 Washington and power... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Two arrested on aggravated battery chargesTwo people were arrested on aggravated battery charges after Great Bend Police
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Two people were arrested on aggravated battery charges after Great Bend Police Department officers were dispatched to 2919 Gano St. at 12:45 a.m. Saturday. The victim, Tracy Ellis, reported Nathan Clanton and Jessica Wiginton, both of Great Bend,... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Stephen Close Hagen 1942DENVER, Colo. — Stephen Close Hagen passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 11,
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
DENVER, Colo. — Stephen Close Hagen passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 11, 2017. He was born Feb. 21, 1942, in Great Bend, and graduated from the University of Kansas before moving east to attend the Wharton School at the University of... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Library law change has CKLS turning to commissionersboards. That job will now fall to county commissioners around the state. The C
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
boards. That job will now fall to county commissioners around the state. The Central Kansas Library System, of which Great Bend is part, is currently in need of new appointees from each of the 16 counties it serves. For the past few weeks,... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Bat Cats’ rally wins NBC openerWICHITA – Benjamin Sems’ single handed the Great Bend Bat Cats a 4-3 lead that
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
WICHITA – Benjamin Sems’ single handed the Great Bend Bat Cats a 4-3 lead that sparked a 9-5 victory over the Dallas Dirtbags in Sunday’s NBC Baseball Championship. Dirtbags’ starter Jordan Dailey struck out 10 batters. But the Bat Cats kept... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Fargo BoundHAYS – The disappointed faces of the Great Bend Braves were magically erased wi
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
HAYS – The disappointed faces of the Great Bend Braves were magically erased with the words – “You’re going to represent Kansas in Fargo, N.D.” Emporia’s Legion baseball team defeated the Braves 11-3 in Sunday’s Class A American Legion State... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Amazing Great Bend Braves upset EmporiaJIM MISUNAS HAYS – Sunday’s Class A American Legion State baseball championshi
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
JIM MISUNAS HAYS – Sunday’s Class A American Legion State baseball championship starts at a perfect time – 10 a.m. The Great Bend Braves kept their charmed season alive with their fourth consecutive victory 9-1 over the Andover Jaguars Saturday... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Great Bend Bat Cats hit big time at NBCWICHITA – A journey that started with a dream has transformed into a dream come
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
WICHITA – A journey that started with a dream has transformed into a dream come true. Great Bend Bat Cats coach Roger Ward wanted to energize summer baseball in Great Bend and predicted the possibility of an NBC national tournament bid. Ward, the... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
HOT SHOTS: 4-H at shooting nationalsin Grand Island, Nebraska. All three placed and helped take the Kansas squad to
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
in Grand Island, Nebraska. All three placed and helped take the Kansas squad to a second-place finish. Sam McGinnis from Great Bend competed in compound archery, while Katelyn Reh from Ellinwood and Parker Smith from Great Bend competed in .22... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Historical weaver teaches traditionDuring a weaving demonstration Friday at the Great Bend Public Library, Terry A
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
During a weaving demonstration Friday at the Great Bend Public Library, Terry Asper described some of the looms used throughout history. “Weaving has been around for thousands of years and the principle of how items are made stays the same,” Asper... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Legion Auxiliary plans Hawaiian LuauThe American Legion Auxiliary in Great Bend will hold its seventh annual Hawaii
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
The American Legion Auxiliary in Great Bend will hold its seventh annual Hawaiian Luau fundraiser on Saturday, July 29, at Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., for members of the Legion and Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and guests. Doors will open at... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
New attraction at Sunflower Diversified's pancake dinnerat the pancake dinner, which is set for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Prin
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
at the pancake dinner, which is set for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway in Great Bend. Cost is $5 per person. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. “Our pancake feed has always been... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
City Council to hold special meeting Monday nightThe Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda calls for an executive session to discuss “employment issues common to two individual employees pursuant to non-elected... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Florence Mary Poncin 1935Bernard “Bernie” of the home; children, Jalayne and Michael Wheatley, Leonardto
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
Bernard “Bernie” of the home; children, Jalayne and Michael Wheatley, Leonardtown, Maryland, Marlyn and Diane Poncin, Great Bend, Michael Poncin, Folsom, California. Jalynda and Martin Cervantes, Kansas City, Kansas; twelve grandchildren,... Read more
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Anton B. “Tony” Schmeidler 1934sisters, Sophia Walter of Catharine, Lillian Fisher and husband Victor of Hays,
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
sisters, Sophia Walter of Catharine, Lillian Fisher and husband Victor of Hays, Anna Marie Lessor and husband Laverne of Great Bend, and Gloria Ann Vonlintel and husband Robert of Vincent; a sister-in-law, Elsie Schmeidler of Hays, and numerous... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY COURT NOTES, July 22, 2017Birtch, a property in Bridgewater Twp. for $100,000. ■ James and Donna Theobal
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
Birtch, a property in Bridgewater Twp. for $100,000. ■ James and Donna Theobald to Cynthia and John Lee, a property in Great Bend for $189,000. ■ Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. to Christopher Zawiski, a property in New Milford Twp. for... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY COURT NOTESBirtch, a property in Bridgewater Twp. for $100,000. ■ James and Donna Theobal
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
Birtch, a property in Bridgewater Twp. for $100,000. ■ James and Donna Theobald to Cynthia and John Lee, a property in Great Bend for $189,000. ■ Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. to Christopher Zawiski, a property in New Milford Twp. for... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
State plans for big I-81 job in Susquehanna Countylanes will have one lane in each direction. A concrete barrier will separate th
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
lanes will have one lane in each direction. A concrete barrier will separate the lanes. The highway passes through Great Bend borough and township and New Milford borough and township. For two summers, the project will also mean closing... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Great Bend Braves eliminate Andover TrojansHAYS -- It was Eduardo Bujanda's time to shine with a three-run homer and six i
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
HAYS -- It was Eduardo Bujanda's time to shine with a three-run homer and six innings of pitching. The Great Bend Braves outlasted the Andover Trojans 6-3 in Friday's consolation game in the Class A American Legion State Baseball Championship. The... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Braves win first consolation game 17-4— When Calan Haberman blasted his first career home run, the momentum swung lig
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
— When Calan Haberman blasted his first career home run, the momentum swung lightning-fast. The Great Bend Braves eliminated the Salina Hawks 17-4 in Thursday’s Class A American Legion State Baseball Tournament, sparked... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Bat Cats headed to NBC ChampionshipDERBY – Ben Sems is the Great Bend Bat Cats’ official savior. The Bat Cats (23-
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
DERBY – Ben Sems is the Great Bend Bat Cats’ official savior. The Bat Cats (23-19) are officially headed to the NBC Baseball Championship as the fourth team from the Jayhawk League. An 8-2 Bat Cats’ lead shrunk to 8-7 before Sems delivered a... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
At the Mike: July 21so far at that. One of the sports indicators for the end of summer is the Amer
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
so far at that. One of the sports indicators for the end of summer is the American Legion state baseball tournaments. The Great Bend Braves are playing this week in the Class A event while the Great Bend Chiefs will play next week at the AAA... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Chris Nicolaus “Nick” Foltmer 1948in Wray, Colo. He passed away peacefully July 15, 2017 at the age of 68 at his
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
in Wray, Colo. He passed away peacefully July 15, 2017 at the age of 68 at his home in Drake Colo. Nick graduated from Great Bend High School in 1966 and went on to get his Bachelor of Arts from Elysion College of Liberal Arts in 1982. He was... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Bat Cats still alive for NBC ChampionshipDERBY – The Great Bend Bat Cats’ are down to their ninth and final life. Their
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
DERBY – The Great Bend Bat Cats’ are down to their ninth and final life. Their amazing quest for the NBC Baseball Championship in their inaugural season will come down to their final Jayhawk League game. The Bat Cats (22-19) stay tied with the Dodge... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Barnett proud of state’s ag traditionKansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett seemed comfortable in jea
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett seemed comfortable in jeans and cowboy boots, and at home touring Great Bend Feeding Inc. Thursday morning. Barnett, who grew up on his family’s Lyon County farm, was on what he called an... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Braves lose Legion openerBY JIM MISUNASS jmisunas@gbtribune.com HAYS — The chances for the American Le
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
BY JIM MISUNASS jmisunas@gbtribune.com HAYS — The chances for the American Legion Great Bend Braves melted away in Wednesday’s scorching Kansas heat. The Olathe Royals rolled past the Braves 11-1 in the Class A Legion state baseball opener in... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Out of the MorgueEach week we’ll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eye
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
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... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Lewis “Dean” Smith 1933Lewis “Dean” Smith, 84, longtime Great Bend resident, passed away at Cherry Vil
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Lewis “Dean” Smith, 84, longtime Great Bend resident, passed away at Cherry Village Residential Care in Great Bend early on Sunday morning, July 16, 2017. Dean was born on May 19, 1933, at Logan, to Lawrence E. and Vera M. (Brown) Smith. He was a... Read more
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Show Timeages was entertained Wednesday as juggler Richard Holmgren of the Flying Debris
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
ages was entertained Wednesday as juggler Richard Holmgren of the Flying Debris Show performed tricks and told jokes at the Great Bend Public Library. “I really enjoy doing these shows,” Holmgren said. “I love to entertain people and I get to... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
BCSO executes two search warrantsOffice executed two search warrants at 7 a.m. at 161 SW 10 Ave., Sheriff Brian
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Office executed two search warrants at 7 a.m. at 161 SW 10 Ave., Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Rick Novotny, 59, of rural Great Bend was transported to the Barton County Jail and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of stolen... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Robert Dean Leon 1951Robert Dean Leon, 66, died July 18, 2017, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitati
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Robert Dean Leon, 66, died July 18, 2017, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Jan. 1, 1951, at Great Bend, the son of Sextos G. and Irene (Weiss) Leon. A lifetime Great Bend resident, Mr. Leon worked in the laundry at Central... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Charlie's Inside Corner: July 19to return. — If something is “neither here nor there”, then where the heck is
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
to return. — If something is “neither here nor there”, then where the heck is it? Buddy Tabler is a guest columnist for the Great Bend Tribune and his views don’t necessarily reflect those of the paper. He can be reached at budtabler@gm... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Braves earn rematch at stateHAYS — Great Bend Braves baseball coach Travis Kurth will enjoy the double exci
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
HAYS — Great Bend Braves baseball coach Travis Kurth will enjoy the double excitement of leading an American Legion baseball program into the state tournament after previously playing for a state champion. Kinsley native Kurth played on the 1990... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
GBPL Board to help fund Dolly Parton Imagination LibraryWhen the Great Bend Public Library learned it was one of six community organiza
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
When the Great Bend Public Library learned it was one of six community organizations to receive annual support from the Don and Phyllis Whelan Endowment Fund, the Board of Trustees began exploring ideas to carry out the wishes of the Whelans. Monday... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Perez, Clark in court Fridayat the time that multiple shots were fired during a dispute over property. Ori
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
at the time that multiple shots were fired during a dispute over property. Originally, Perez and Kirk Andre Sander, Great Bend, were charged with aggravated battery and aiding and abetting aggravated battery. Sander has entered a plea of not... Read more
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