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Roberts will remain rural champion

In 2007, the Great Bend Tribune was named the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year. Up to that point after 131 years, the newspaper had touched the lives of a lot folks. One of those made a special video appearance at the chamber’s annual banquet when the honor was announced.
That person was Sen. Pat Roberts, a veteran lawmaker, advocate for rural Kansas and trained journalist. He was elected to Congress in 1980 and to the Senate in 1996.
Roberts has spent decades in Washington, D.C., serving the Sunflower State. But, after all that ...


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