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Government Photo Database Raises Privacy Concerns

In July, Sen. Al Franken opened a Senate hearing on the privacy and civil liberties implications of facial recognition technology by affirming some incontrovertible facts. "You can change your password. You can get a new credit card. But you can't change your fingerprint, and you can't change your face," Franken said. "Unless I guess you go to a great, you know, deal of trouble."

October 31, 2012 | | Columnists

Will Voter Fraud Taint This Election?

America used to have the most democratic elections in the world. It doesn't anymore. Antiquated technology, along with the failure to clean dirty voter rolls of dead and moved voters, plus gridlock blocking efforts to fix the problems have left our system in shambles.

October 31, 2012 | | Columnists


October 31, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons

Brownback's tax plan is scary

Dear Editor,

October 31, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

Prep state football playoffs


October 30, 2012 | | Prep Sports

No. 7 KU cruises past Emporia State

LAWRENCE - Perry Ellis had 15 points and seven rebounds in his college debut, and No. 7 Kansas used a big first-half run to put away Emporia State 88-54 in an exhibition game Tuesday night.

October 30, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

Cardinals eliminated by 'Horns

HOLCOMB - Hoisington High School had its football season end at the hands of Holcomb in a first-round game of the Class 3A state playoffs on Tuesday night.

October 30, 2012 | | Prep Sports

Top Cats still consider themselves underdogs

MANHATTAN - It may seem odd that an undefeated team, ranked third in the country and barreling toward the BCS title game, would consider itself an underdog.

October 30, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Robert W. Bretz 1956 - 2012

ALTON, Ill. - Robert W. Bretz, 56, of Alton, Ill., died on Oct. 29 at his home. Born Jan. 18, 1956 in Oakley, he was the son of Samuel L. Bretz and Alice (Brant) Bretz. In 1981, he received a bachelor's degree in Horticulture from Kansas State University. On April 28, 1984, he married Brenda J. Schilling in Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Seward. He worked for the Parkway School District in St. Louis for 18 years in the Facilities Department.

October 30, 2012 | | Obituaries

Phillip Glenn Wynn Jr. 1927 - 2012

Phillip Glenn Wynn Jr., 85, died Oct. 28 at the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born June 22, 1927 in Geneseo, he was the son of Glenn and Irene Campbell Wynn. He graduated from Geneseo High School and attended McPherson College. On May 17, 1947, he married Melva Jeannine Neal in Geneseo. She died on Nov. 4, 1977. On Dec. 18, 1977 he married Ruth Willard Kasselman in Sterling. A resident of Great Bend since 1967, having lived in Hutchinson for the past year, he was employed for 37 years by National Supply Company in oilfield sales.

October 30, 2012 | | Obituaries

​Library Teen Dept. showing ‘Spider-Man’

Monday, Nov. 5, is Teen Movie Day at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. The library will show the movie "Spider-Man" at 4 p.m. This free movie is open to students in grades 7-12. For more information visit the website at or call 792-2409.

October 30, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Barton theater to hold auditions for spring musical

Barton Community College's Theater Department will hold auditions for its spring 2013 Broadway musical production, "Is There Life After High School?" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Auditions are open to students and community members. Actors must have a song prepared. An accompanist will be provided.

October 30, 2012 | | Area Briefs

OTR for Oct. 31, 2012

Kansas Highway Patrol

October 30, 2012 | | On the Record

Crime Stoppers seeks info on equipment damage

Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking anonymous information about damage done to road construction equipment belonging to the Barton County Road and Bridge Department. Sometime between 6 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 19, equipment located in the 700 block of SE 30 Road was vandalized. Damaged was estimated at $500.

October 30, 2012 | | Area Briefs


October 30, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

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​Saturday’s YP 5K and half marathon open to all

The Barton County Young Professionals are putting together the first ever YP5K and half marathon this Saturday, Oct. 10, in Great Bend. Participants can choose ...

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for October 8, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

Young Irelanders Bring Their Song and Dance to GBCCA Concert Stage

The Young Irelanders – with an eclectic repertoire of Irish traditional music, world jazz and pop – will take the stage for the Golden Belt Community Concert ...

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

St. Rose Health Center now offering cardiac rehab program

Anyone who has suffered from a heart-related event or illness may now seek follow-up care at St. Rose Health Center. Its new Cardiac Rehabilitation program ...

October 08, 2015 | | Business

Healthy food initiative catching on in Kansas hospitals

Hospitals aren't typically associated with fine dining. And even though hospitals are in the business of health care, the beverages and foods they offer ...

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

The Decline of American Greatness

"I'm fed up with politics and the country is going down the drain."

October 08, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

My Dog Ate My Blueprints

"It takes a heap of shedding to make a house a home."

October 08, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Jimmie Jule Homan Sr. 1931 - 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Jimmie Jule Homan Sr., 83, passed away Oct. 1, 2015, after a 14 year struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born ...

October 07, 2015 | | Obituaries

OPI Larned recognized for 25 years of customer service

Larned area residents and Office Products Inc. (OPI) employees demonstrated their mutual appreciation for one another recently at two local chamber of commerce events.

October 07, 2015 | | Business

Hamster time

Grade schools throughout the city are reading "The World According to Humphrey" as part of the USD 428 One District, One Book reading initiative

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Stargazing planned at Cheyenne Bottoms

The public is invited to join the Fort Hays State University Astronomy Club at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Friday, Oct. 16, for an ...

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

At the Mike: Late Night is already here

Most collegiate teams in the state of Kansas are enjoying football season. Most but not all. Things aren't going so well on the gridiron ...

October 07, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

American Legion Auxiliary to hold Soup Supper

The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a Benefit Soup Supper from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180 ...

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Barton streak over with runner-up finish at Dodge City

DODGE CITY- The amazing winning streak is over for the Barton women's golf team. The Cougars had won the past nine Jayhawk Conference events ...

October 07, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Margaret Helen Brenner 1929 - 2015

BEELER - Margaret Helen Brenner, 85, passed away on Oct. 2, 2015, at Cedar Village Long Term Care in Ness City. Born on Oct. 13, 1929 ...

October 07, 2015 | | Obituaries

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