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EPA urges homeowners to properly maintain septic systems

LENEXA- EPA has designated Sept. 21-25, 2015, as SepticSmart Week. In recognition of this event, EPA and its state, local and industry partners are working around the country to help raise awareness about the need for proper care and maintenance of septic systems and to encourage homeowners to do their part.

September 21, 2015 | | News

Olive Marie Ruehlen 1933-2015

LARNED - Olive Marie Ruehlen, 81, died Sept. 20, 2015 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Born on Nov. 10, 1933 on a farm next to a creek just north of Schaffer, She was the third daughter born to her parents, Ike & Lois (Russell) Scheideman.

September 21, 2015 | | Obituaries

Rebecca J. “Becky” Maier 1945-2015

HOISINGTON - Rebecca J. "Becky" Maier, 70, died Sept. 19, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born June 6, 1945 at Great Bend, she was the daughter of H. Ray and Lenora (Ochs) Humphrey

September 21, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Vehicle rolled after driver fell asleep

ELLINWOOD - A Hutchinson woman who fell asleep while driving in Barton County on Sunday was taken to Ellinwood District Hospital, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News

Great Bend’s Randolph wins BMX state title

WICHITA - The Emery Park BMX Championship Finals were held over the weekend. Hundreds of riders and their families from around Kansas and neighboring states were on hand to compete at Wichita's Emery Park. Riders battled for the title of State Champion in multiple categories and age groups. Two Great Bend brothers competed as well.

September 21, 2015 | | Local Sports

Bond refinance could save BCC money

A resolution to refinance 2008 certificates of participation at Barton Community College will save roughly $105,000 over the life of the bonds, college officials said. That resolution is on the agenda for the BCC Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News

Barton drops West volleyball match at Cloud

CONCORDIA- The road did not give the Barton Community College team the result it was looking for.

September 21, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Library board prepares to search for new director

Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems has announced his plan to retire in April 2016. He is also director of the Central Kansas Library System.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News

​BCC Planetarium shows planned

Starting Monday, September 21, the Barton Planetarium will present shows every other Monday evening from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. For new guests, we are located in the Science Building on the north side of campus.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News

Flipping for a cause

The 15th annual Pancake Feed for Sunflower Diversified Services kicked off SDS's Sunrise Campaign to help area people with developmental disabilities and delays.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News

Sunrise Campaign kicks off for people with disabilities, delays

Those who donate to the Sunrise Campaign can be assured their generosity will lead to tangible results for their neighbors with developmental disabilities and delays.

September 21, 2015 | | Barton Co. Briefs

Last chance tryouts for Bombers Baseball set for Thursday

Bombers Baseball, a local non-profit baseball association, will be conducting last chance baseball tryouts for both 8-under and 9-under baseball teams this Thursday, September 24th at 5:15 p.m. at Vets West baseball field. This tryout is for the 2016 baseball season. Winter workouts prior to spring competition will also be held. Anyone that will be 7-years old this school year, but cannot be 10 prior to May 1, 2016, is invited attend. There is no cost for the tryout, but, upon making the team, there will be a $200 player fee plus the cost of uniforms for next ...

September 21, 2015 | | Local Sports

Pickup wrecked in pursuit Saturday

A pickup fleeing Russell County law enforcement went off U.S. 281 at 12:10 a.m. Saturday in Barton County.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News

Kendrys belts 3 HRs as KC nears Central title

DETROIT- Kendrys Morales hit three home runs and set a franchise record with 15 total bases, and Paulo Orlando homered and doubled as the Royals pounded the Tigers, 10-3, on Sunday at Comerica Park.

September 21, 2015 | JASON BECK/ | AP Sports

Sweeping study of U.S. farm data shows loss of crop diversity the past 34 years

U.S. farmers are growing fewer types of crops than they were 34 years ago, which could have implications for how farms fare as changes to the climate evolve, according to a large-scale study by Kansas State University, North Dakota State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Less crop diversity may also be impacting the general ecosystem.

September 20, 2015 | | Agriculture

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OTR for October 6, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 06, 2015 | | On the Record

OTR for October 6, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 06, 2015 | | On the Record

Girls Tennis Regionals

CLASS 6A, Oct. 10

October 06, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Volleyball substates

Volleyball substates

October 06, 2015 | | Prep Sports

One-vehicle crash

On Oct. 5, around 2:47 p.m., Barton County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 700 block of Northeast 20 Ave., to a reported ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local News

Protecting School Kids

Face it. Every school in America should have a uniformed police officer on duty whenever school is in session. If smaller communities can't afford ...

October 06, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Not Only in America

Comrades-in-arms hurried the wounded Royal Airforce Sergeant into the Margate hospital east of London, his eyes burning from a chemical fire extinguisher cloud.

October 06, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

What do we want to believe?

Dear Editor,

October 06, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Putin Bully

October 06, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

GBHS debate squad places 3rd

October 06, 2015 | | Local News

Yahoo like a hamster!

Nature educator Pam Martin, right, leads children in a prairie dog greeting, a friendly yelp and wave known as "the yahoo," during Nocturnal Night.

October 05, 2015 | | Local News

High school football standings

CKL East

October 05, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Barton drops West match to Cloud

The Barton volleyball team was looking to build some momentum in Jayhawk West play.

October 05, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

OTR for October 5, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 05, 2015 | | On the Record

Barton women show well at Chili Pepper Festival

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Meets won't get any tougher than Saturday for the Barton women's cross country team.

October 05, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

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