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Now that summer is here, we all look forward to home-grown vegetables and fruit from local growers. These fresh produce items are available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings on the library parking lot and on Thursday evenings during the Summer Street Stroll. Everyone loves fresh vegetables but sometimes the cost added on to regular grocery bills can be prohibitive. The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program can be a solution. This is a new project that has been brought to our area through collaboration between Janel Rose, CDRR Program, Barton County Health Department and Janet Splitter, Executive Director, ElderCare and ...

July 07, 2013 | | Local Life

US spying on Europe

July 07, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

BOE meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office. Items on the agenda include nominations for the office of president and vice-president; appointments/designations; adoption of 2013-2014 calendar; mileage rate approval travel for district employees; rescind previous policy and adopt BOE Policy Manual; authorize certificates for manual signature; approve 2013-2014 petty cash resolution; approve resolution to maintain activity funds; resolution to establish home rule by BOE; approval to publish notifications; resolution to authorize bank signature card designees; Freedom of Information copy costs; deposition of property; destruction of records; 2013-2014 substitute teacher ...

July 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs

War on Women Met by People’s Filibuster

It was only a matter of time before Texas women put a stop to the War on Women. Everywhere else in America, Republicans have lost elections by restricting access to birth control and abortion and making ignorant remarks about rape. That has been going on in Texas for a long time with no electoral blowback, but that's changed because of the "People's Filibuster."

July 07, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists

World Population Day Highlights Continuing Unsustainable Growth

Thursday, July 11 is World Population Day. The annual observation grew out of the "Day of Five Billion," July 11, 1987, recognized as the date human population reached that staggering number.

July 07, 2013 | Maria Fotopoulos | Columnists

Veterans Service Representative in Great Bend

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center, 1025 Main Street, from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday July 11, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information. Any veteran that served in Vietnam is encouraged to see the representative with their DD214 as they qualify for VA health coverage.

July 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Pratt Community College Honor Roll

Pratt Community College announces the spring 2013 Dean's Honor roll. In order to be on the Dean's Honor Roll list at a student must be full time, taking at least 12 credit hours, and must have a 3.5 and 3.9 GPA.

July 07, 2013 | | Education

HCC Honor Roll

Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Spring 2013 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session. 1,327 students have been honored with selection to the two honor roll listings, with 626 achieving the Vice President's Honor Roll with at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.

July 07, 2013 | | Education



July 07, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports



July 07, 2013 | | AP Sports

Johnson becomes first driver to sweep Daytona since 1982

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A flawless race gave Jimmie Johnson a perfect year at Daytona International Speedway and put him on another exclusive list.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Baltimore’s Davis leads league in fan votes for All-Star game

NEW YORK - Baltimore slugger Chris Davis powered past Detroit Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera in the final week to claim the most fan votes in All-Star game balloting, and Washington outfielder Bryce Harper used a final surge to win a spot in the National League's starting lineup.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Dyson hits RBI single to give Royals boost over Athletics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals are starting to embrace quite the never-say-quit mentality.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Houston hopes Howard is step toward title

HOUSTON - Last offseason, the Houston Rockets were an afterthought, a young team with little star power.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Ohio State’s Meyer speaks out about allegations during Hernandez case

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said it is "wrong and irresponsible" to connect him or his former Florida staff to the murder charge facing Aaron Hernandez.

July 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

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No Kiwanis this week

The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club will not have a regular meeting this week. The next meeting will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 2, in ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Trustees hear report on ‘Regional Workforce Needs’

Nearly once a month, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees hears a report on how well the college is meeting one of its nine ...

November 24, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF Additional reporting by Joe Vinduska, BCC | Local News

Bridge repairs completed

Repairs to the rural Barton County bridge on NE 230 Road, between NE 150 Avenue and NE 140 Road have been completed, the County Engineer ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Fire marshal offers safety tips for Thanksgiving cooking

TOPEKA - The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and Kansas families will be coming together for a time of celebration and thankfulness. The hours spent in ...

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Officials encourage safe driving for Thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving Day is one of the busiest travel days of the year. With increased traffic, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the ...

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

BCSO is asking the public for assistance

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Jessica Chapman who is wanted for parole violation and probation violation.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for November 24, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 24, 2015 | | On the Record

BCSO joins forces for the holidays

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will join many other police agencies across the state, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from Monday, Nov ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

The Dysfunctional Iowa Caucuses

As the Iowa caucuses draw near, we should take a close look at how the Hawkeye State runs its presidential nominating system.

November 24, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Time for Obama to Reverse Refugee Plan

Across America, the prospect of resettling as many as 10,000 Syrians has put citizens on edge. The Paris massacre and related events-ISIS' bombing ...

November 24, 2015 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists

Metal detector

November 24, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Barton women win sixth straight

It was a sluggish start coming off a record-breaking effort for the Barton women's basketball team.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Barton men cruise by Hesston

It used to be a gimme game. But not any more. The Hesston College men's basketball team is pretty good now days.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

FHSU men’s soccer moves on in Division II National Tournament

Fort Hays State used three first half goals to earn a 4-2 victory over Upper Iowa in the round of 16 at the NCAA Division ...

November 24, 2015 | | College

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