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USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. On the agenda is the Superintendent's evaluation.

November 23, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Retailers expect solid holiday growth

With the passing of Grey Thursday and Black Friday, and the coming of Cyber Monday, the 2012 holiday shopping season is in full swing.

November 23, 2012 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

Christmas Comes Early

November 23, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons

Googling Obama’s Reelection

President Obama's reelection was a triumph of Big Data, technological innovation, and precision targeting over the usual gravity of an incumbent president with a record of economic failure. This was facilitated by largest data trove in the world, Google, lending talent, expertise, and quite possibly data to the cause. Now Google CEO Eric Schmidt is being rumored as a potential Commerce Secretary or even Treasury Secretary – the top economic policy position – in Obama's second term. That's probably far-fetched, but the close relationship between the administration and Google deserves scrutiny.

November 23, 2012 | | Columnists

Thanksgiving Blessings, 2012

Seriously? Both political parties talking pre-emptive smack barely a week after the election. Partisan politics? Again? So soon? Not even time to catch our breath? For crum's sakes, give it a rest, you guys. Besides, shouldn't you be out on recess? After all, it's Thanksgiving. Yes. Already. The earliest Thanksgiving possible. That's what happens when November first is on a Thursday. Merchants are dancing the happy dance. Shoppers too. Retail workers, not so much. Black Friday Creep seems destined to devour Halloween.

November 22, 2012 | | Columnists

Why I’m Thankful in 2012

The older I get, the more I realize the importance of the little things that are right in front of me to appreciate all year long. So, once again, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, this uniquely American holiday, here is the list of blessings for which I am thankful in 2012.

November 22, 2012 | | Columnists

Hospital adds new PA

HOISINGTON - Kristin Ohnmacht, certified physicians assistant ,joins Clara Barton Hospital's physician team. Ohnmacht is a certified physician assistant.

November 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


November 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Bierock and cinnamon roll fundraiser to be held

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood After Prom Parents will be taking orders for bierocks and cinnamon rolls made by Wheatland Café until Tuesday, Dec. 4. The bierocks are $3.50 each or $36 per dozen. Cinnamon rolls are $12 per tray of a dozen.

November 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

​St. John Lutheran to hold Festival of Carols

ELLINWOOD - St. John Lutheran Church will hold a "Festival of Carols," a celebration of the beginning of Advent, to kick off the Christmas season, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the church located at 5th and Wilhelm in Ellinwood.

November 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​‘The Ben Carson Story’ showing at Dominican Sisters Motherhouse

The Dominican Sisters of Peace will show the 2009 movie, "The Ben Carson Story," at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the auditorium of the Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend.

November 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Foundry Methodist offers 'Surviving the Holidays' grief seminar

A seminar offered by Foundry Methodist Church in Great Bend provides help for people who are grieving during the holiday season.

November 22, 2012 | | Local News

Death in the family

My father died in his sleep early in the morning on Nov. 9. I was not present then, because he lived in Michigan. We left for Michigan the next morning. His funeral was on the following Tuesday. All six children, many of the grandchildren and even a few great grandchildren were present. At the cemetery, Dad was given an honor guard ceremony by the Kent County Honor Guard. This included a 21 gun salute and taps. I was given the flag that was on his casket.

November 22, 2012 | Frankly Speaking by Frank Clark | Religion

​Fun history talk Monday

Bobby Gibson from McPherson will give the program, "The REALLY Good Ole Days?" at the Barton County Historical Society meeting on Monday, Nov. 26.

November 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Barton County Fair Friends hosts Holiday Home Tour

Barton County Fair Friends will sponsor an afternoon tour of five Great Bend homes on Sunday, Dec. 2. Proceeds will benefit the 2013 Barton County Fair.

November 22, 2012 | | Local News

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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 ...

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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.

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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

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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

Laari runs second fastest 8k in school history

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – It was another great meet for Sampson Laari. The sophomore for the Barton men's cross country team bested his personal best and ...

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

Barton women roll by Neosho in Jayhawk soccer

It was the right opponent at the right time.

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

Cougars escape Neosho upset bid in Jayhawk match

The top of the Jayhawk Conference standings is very crowded. To stay in that crowd and battle for the top spot a team can't ...

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

Bengals stay unbeaten with 36-21 win over Chiefs

CINCINNATI (AP) - With each impressive win, Cincinnati is looking more like one of the NFL's elite.

October 05, 2015 | JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

Royals clinch home-field advantage in the AL

MINNEAPOLIS- With a 6-1 victory over the Twins on Sunday, the Royals officially clinched the American League's best record, giving them home-field advantage throughout ...

October 05, 2015 | Betsy Helfand/ | AP Sports

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