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Prescribed Burn Association informational meetings scheduled

Pheasants Forever and their regional partners are hosting four informational meetings for landowners to discuss the benefits of forming a local Prescribed Burn Association (PBA). Prescribed Burn Associations are landowner-led cooperatives that bring people together to assist each other with prescribed burns in rangeland and CRP. This allows individual landowners to overcome obstacles to safe burning, such as a lack of experience, equipment, or manpower. Safer burns mean reduced liability risks to landowners, less risk of wildfire outbreak, and greater community safety. Partners assisting with the meetings are: USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, local county Conservation Districts, Rice County Fire Districts ...

March 17, 2013 | | Agriculture


Great Bend Pilot Club sponsors Local Brain Awareness Week March 11-17

Pilot club members were honored by Mayor Mike Allison when he signed a Proclamation proclaiming that March 11-17 was Brain Awareness Week.

March 17, 2013 | | Club News


USDA Announces General CRP Sign-up for 2013

When the 2008 Farm Bill was given a stay of execution in the "fiscal cliff" deal in January, those of us outside of the Beltway were given few details about how the extension would impact producers and conservation programs. Conservation Title programs were supposed to be back-though some would be receiving limited funding.

March 17, 2013 | Zac Eddy – Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist | Agriculture


Board of Barton County Commissioners meeting

The Board of Barton County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include 2013 tax sale; membership in the Kansas County Commissioners Association; purchase of grouting equipment by the Road and Bridge Department; Sheriff Brian Bellendir will discuss an emergency vehicle designation request; John Debes, Information Technology Director, will join Mr. Boeckman in discussing options related to the Courthouse telephone system; and Dale Phillips, Road and Bridge Director, will review the Noxious Weed Annual Report, asphalt mixing bids and a broom that is needed for road work.

March 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Chase High School/Raymond Junior High honor rolls

Chase High School 3rd nine weeks honor roll

March 17, 2013 | | Education


Eicher baby boy

Reuben and Lindsey Eicher of Wakarusa, Ind. announce the birth of their son, Averem Lane Eicher, on Feb. 25 in Goshen, Ind. He weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a seven year old brother, Kyvel Eicher.

March 17, 2013 | | Births


Dreiling - Kepka

Jayson and Penni Dreiling announce the engagement of their daughter, Aimee Dreiling to Dane Kepka, son of Phillip and Kim Kepka.

March 17, 2013 | | Engagements


Sekavec 25th

Lane and Mary Sekavec celebrated their 25th anniversary on June 23, 2012 with a Catholic ceremony at Holy Family Church in Eudora, followed by a reception, dinner and dance at the DeSoto VFW.

March 17, 2013 | | Anniversaries


The National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes Elizabeth Anne Kutina as a new member

Elizabeth Anne Kutina of Great Bend has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

March 17, 2013 | | Education


Emerson baby boy

Aaron and Hillary Emerson of Lawrence announce the birth of their son, Oliver Michael Emerson, on Feb. 1 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has a big sister, Elaine Victoria.

March 17, 2013 | | Births


Christine Suchy 93rd

Christine (Werth) Suchy will celebrate her 93rd birthday on March 18 with a card shower.

March 17, 2013 | | Birthdays


10th Annual Highlander Reunion and Car Show

The 10th Annual Highlander Reunion and Car Show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 20 at the Marriott Hotel parking lot, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive (north on Webb Road and Kellogg). Admission and entry is free with a free dash plaque for each entry. Dinner and a short program by Hank Denning, President of the Sunflower Rod and Custom and the Great Bend Drag Strip, on the History of the National Championship Drags, will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the hotel. Dinner is by reservation by contacting CC Wiley ...

March 17, 2013 | | Reunions


BCARSP meeting

The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 8 at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 35 members and three guests present.

March 17, 2013 | | Club News


Preceptor Pi supports International Grant Renewal Proposals

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently gave its approval and support for five Beta Sigma Phi International Endowment Grant Renewal Proposals. The grant renewal proposals for 2013, 2014 and 2015 included:

March 17, 2013 | | Club News


Jim Haines Jr. joins the Sunflower Bank board of directors

Mollie Hale Carter, President & CEO of Sunflower Bank, a regional community bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Haines, Jr. of Lawrence to the bank's board of directors.

March 17, 2013 | | Business


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Stop domestic violence

On Feb. 10, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence hosted its annual training and Advocacy Day to increase awareness about the issues of ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


OTR for February 12, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 12, 2016 | | On the Record


Kansas concerned about defending hot-shooting Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kansas coach Bill Self expects his Jayhawks to have their hands full Saturday dealing with Buddy Hield and the rest of the ...

February 12, 2016 | | AP Sports


Parity? Not So Much

Much is made about the parity that exists in college basketball, especially in Big 12 Men's play. True enough but if we take a ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local Sports


Trump Tizzy in Virginia Long Before Primary

The Virginia Republican Party has discovered it's one thing to issue a political "Do Not Resuscitate" order, and quite another to get it to ...

February 12, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


After New Hampshire

February 12, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Beware the Angry Social Media Mob

Are you proud of everything you have written?

February 12, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Cougar women make it two straight with road win at Colby

For the first time in Jayhawk Conference play, the Barton women's basketball team is on a winning streak.

February 12, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Cougars on short end of another close Jayhawk battle

Those following the Barton's men's basketball team can't complain about boring finishes lately. For the fourth straight game, the contest came down ...

February 12, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Check It Out!

Adult fiction and nonfiction books that are new to Ellinwood School/Community Library:

February 12, 2016 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Barton Softball muscles up for season opening doubleheader sweep

An unexpected power surge for the Barton Community College softball team led to the season opening doubleheader sweep over the junior varsity squad from Bethany ...

February 11, 2016 | | Community College


Preliminary engineering to begin for GB shipping facility

A consortium of city and rail interests has been given the go-ahead to begin preliminary engineering for a transload shipping center at Great Bend.

February 11, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


​Community invited to social cyber safety program

Recently students at Great Bend Middle School have heard from Detective Heather Smith of the Great Bend Police Department about the dangers of cyber communication ...

February 11, 2016 | | Local News


OTR for February 11, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 11, 2016 | | On the Record


Elaine Mae Harper 1935 - 2016

TRIBUNE - Elaine Mae Harper, 79, passed away on Feb. 9, 2016, at Greeley County Hospital in Tribune. Born July 7, 1936, at Offerle, she was ...

February 11, 2016 | | Obituaries


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