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Toy Train weekend at the Luray Stone Church

On Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, the Stone Church in Luray will be transformed into a huge railway system of blue-track Thomas trains just waiting for young engineers and playful adults. Besides the trains and yards and yards of track, there will be concessions available from the trackside depot. The playday runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

April 14, 2013 | | Local News


Mini-medical students in training

Great Bend Regional Hospital welcomed 115 preschool students for a day of medical learning and fun. Students participated in learning events that consisted of "Why Shots Are Good for You", "Germs – Go Away", "Surgeons in Training", and "Vitals – How I Tick". Helping Hands Preschool brought two groups of students on April 4th to experience a day at the hospital.

April 14, 2013 | | Business


Hazardous occupation

Farming is a dangerous business. In fact, farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the US. Every year, around one hundred youth are killed in farm work related activities. A lot of these deaths could have been prevented with better safety practices. Every year, Barton County, K-State Extension and Research provides a class in Hazardous Occupations Training to teach youth ages 13-18 about the Hazards of farm work, and how to create a safer working environment. Even though the class if offered for a larger age range, it is required for individuals 14-15 years old who will be ...

April 14, 2013 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Nine Lives and Winter Wheat

Wheat farmers in Kansas joke that wheat has nine lives and you don't produce a crop unless at least eight of them have been used up before harvest. While this may sound a bit like gallows humor, there is a lot of truth in this statement. The wheat crop here is exposed to the extremes of our weather for nine months while crops like corn, soybean, and sorghum for approximately four. One of the hazards continually on the minds of wheat producers is a late freeze. Before the wheat joints in the spring, the growing point of the plant ...

April 14, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


California agriculture is mind-blowing big

Huge and nearly impossible to comprehend are words that best describe the economic impact of California agriculture as viewed through the eyes of nine Kansas farm families who toured the state beginning on March 25.

April 14, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Padres, Dodgers face repercussions of brawl

PHOENIX - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will need surgery to repair his broken collarbone and is expected to miss eight weeks.

April 13, 2013 | | AP Sports


Atlanta beats Washington 3-1 for eighth straight victory

WASHINGTON - Tim Hudson pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Evan Gattis homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 3-1 Saturday for their eighth straight victory.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Fort Hays State to host 47th annual intercollegiate rodeo

HAYS - The thrills and excitement that is college rodeo comes back to the Doug Philip Arena as Fort Hays State University hosts its 47th annual National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Spring Rodeo from April 19-21, as 600 competitors try to stamp their ticket to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., later this year.

April 13, 2013 | | College/Professional


Dodge City sweeps Cougars in doubleheader

The Barton Community College baseball team dropped both Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference games against Dodge City on Saturday at Lawson-Biggs Field.

April 13, 2013 | | Community College


Boston seizes postseason spot with win

ORLANDO, Fla. - Courtney Lee scored 20 points and Jeff Green added 17 as the Boston Celtics cruised to a 120-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Woods still in hunt at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods made two significant moves Saturday at the Masters - one to stay in the tournament, the other to stay in the hunt.

April 13, 2013 | By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


LA’s Bryant out for rest of season after surgery on Achilles’ tendon

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Kobe Bryant had surgery Saturday on his torn Achilles' tendon, ending his season with two games left in the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff chase.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Fielder homers as Detroit beats Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. - Prince Fielder homered for the second straight game, Torii Hunter hit his first clout since joining Detroit to help back Justin Verlander and the Tigers snapped the Oakland Athletics' nine-game winning streak with a 7-3 victory Saturday.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Reynolds hits grand slam, Tribe wins

CLEVELAND - Mark Reynolds came to Cleveland with the reputation of being a hitter who packed plenty of power.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Munching on some leftovers

Last Monday night's NCAA national championship victory by Louisville over a game Michigan squad was a fitting conclusion to a great collegiate basketball season.

April 13, 2013 | By Charles Tabler Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


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Wild horse open house and adoption, Hutchinson Correctional Facility, June 5-6

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), along with the Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) in Hutchinson, will host a Wild Horse Adoption and Open House on June 5-6. The public is invited to observe training demos all weekend by inmates in a rehabilitation program at the facility. Free screenings of the documentary film "Unbranded" – the dramatic story of four riders and 16 mustangs making a 3,000-mile trek across country – will be shown throughout the weekend.

May 29, 2015 | | Local News


Saint Francis Community Services offers free class for prospective foster parents

Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 1, at 1508 Main Street in Great Bend.

May 29, 2015 | | Local News


NSA Metadata

May 29, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Singing Those Graduation Blues

May 20, 2015 was one of the most bittersweet days of my life.

May 29, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


The Left's Dumb and Dumber Wars

Reports coming out of Ramadi, Iraq and Palmyra, Syria convey hundreds of dead and burned bodies littering streets and thousands of people displaced and on the run. Loss after loss, setback after setback, the White House remains resolved: The president's Islamic State [ISIS] strategy is an "overall success," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest on May 19.

May 29, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Smoky Hills Public Television’s Share a Story hits local libraries this summer

This summer Smoky Hills Public Television is working with public libraries throughout central and western Kansas to conduct summer reading programs through the Share a Story project. At 10 a.m. on June 13, Share a Story will visit Great Bend. The program will be in Ellinwood on at 10 a.m. on July 15.

May 29, 2015 | | Entertainment


BCC pool

Dear Editor,

May 29, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Day 1 scores from 2-1A state tournament

Game 1: Salina-Sacred Heart-5, Troy-3

May 28, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Great Bend’s Make a MOVEment event set for Saturday

The third-annual Make a MOVEment day is set for 5-8 p.m. Saturday. The event supports the Family Crisis Center's Del Hayden Child Advocacy Center in Great Bend.

May 28, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Butch Morrow 1949 - 2015

ELKHART - Butch Morrow, 65, of Fort Dodge died May 26, at the Kansas Soldiers' Home Hospital in Fort Dodge. He was born June 2, 1949, in Garden City.

May 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Train hits semitrailer in Clark Co.; Alexander motorist uninjured

A Rush County man was driving a semitrailer that was hit by a Union Pacific railroad train, Wednesday evening in Clark County. The truck driver, 30-year-old Joshua L. Coleman from Alexander, was able to get out of the vehicle and was not injured.

May 28, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for May 28, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 28, 2015 | | On the Record


BCC to offer citizenship classes

Barton Community College will offer citizenship classes from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on Tuesday, June 9 at the Center for Adult Education 1025 Main St., Great Bend in room 208.

May 28, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for May 29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 28, 2015 | | On the Record


Charlie's Inside Corner: FIFA scandal

For something to be a scandal doesn't it have to be shocking? Doesn't it have to be surprising? That the leaders of FIFA, the governing body of worldwide soccer have been indicted for racketeering and bribery and money laundering certainly doesn't qualify then. There is nothing shocking or surprising about it. In fact, haven't we all said, "Ho hum, what else is new?"

May 28, 2015 | | Local Sports


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