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Celtic soul duo Switchback to visit Great Bend

Celtic music duo Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, known as Switchback, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend.

May 01, 2012 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


McDonald's Reading Challenge has helped 1 million Kansas students

WICHITA - This year marks the 20th anniversary of the McDonald's Reading Challenge, an initiative that has encouraged more than one million Kansas students to read more books.

May 01, 2012 | | Business


Corrected BCC trustees agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting to approve the hiring of two new employees, at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.

May 01, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Post to have meeting

HOISINGTON - American Legion Post 286 of Hoisington Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion meeting 2 p.m. Saturday at the post home, 204 Main. There will be a dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. also at the post home.

May 01, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


CPMS student of the month

Central Plains Middle School is pleased to honor Kendi Maxwell as the April Student of the Month. Kendi is the daughter of Jim and Kim Maxwell and is an 8th grade student at CPMS. Kendi has one sister, Kami, a junior at Central Plains High School.

May 01, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Clara Barton Hospital to celebrate the 2012 National Hospital Week

HOISINGTON - A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. Hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That's the message organizers are touting with the 2012 National Hospital Week theme, "Making Miracles Happen."

May 01, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Taste of Home Cooking Show Thursday in Larned

Meet Taste of Home Culinary Specialist Jamie Dunn. Jamie conducts Cooking School shows across the country. Her love of traveling to experience the flavors of different cities combined with her enthusiasm for cooking allows her to share her culinary passion with people just like you!

May 01, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Governor wants support for Larned State Hospital

By Dave Ranney

May 01, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Robert Bonomo 1942 - 2012

CLAFLIN - Robert Bonomo, 69, died April 27 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 15, 1942, in Albuquerque, N.M., he was the son of John and Margaret (Miller) Bonomo. Robert graduated from Lovingston High School in New Mexico and went on to study at Edwards University in Austin, Texas, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Mexico. He then obtained his teaching certificate from San Diego State University and later attended Fort Hays State University to further his education. In December 1966 he married Billie Carpenter in Albuquerque, N.M. He retired in 1988 ...

May 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pawnee Heights students place in league contest

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May 01, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Briefs

Health Fair Thursday

May 01, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


GBHS softball games rescheduled

The Great Bend High School softball games postponed at McPherson on Tuesday because of wet fields have been rescheduled for Thursday.

May 01, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Carol Ann (Wenger) Witt 1930 - 2012

GREAT BEND - Carol Ann (Wenger) Witt was born on March 16, 1930 in Oberlin, to Lewis and Elena (Carlson) Wenger.

May 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Barton finishes second

HUTCHINSON - For the second year in a row the Barton Community College women's golf team will be sending four players to the NJCAA tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla.

April 30, 2012 | | Community College


Celtics’ Rondo suspended after bump with NBA official

ATLANTA - Rajon Rondo lost control in the final minute of Game 1, and that means he won't be on the court for Game 2.

April 30, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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2015 CPHS Community Scholarship recipients

The Community Scholarship, Inc. of Claflin awarded scholarships to 19 graduates and 14 alumni at the Central Plains High School graduation ceremony on May 17. Many donors, alumni, and organizations made it possible to award $38,695.00 to the graduates and alumni to help with their college expenses.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Summer Picnic Season Begins Now

The celebrations surrounding the Memorial Day weekend oftentimes include a picnic or barbecue. With warmer weather here, it is important that you consider food safety tips so none of your guests take home an unwanted foodborne illness.

May 24, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


17 year cicadas

This year is a special one for entomologists. The 17 year periodical cicadas are due to come out of the ground, where they have been developing, to reproduce and lay their eggs. No specimens of this particular cicada have been documented in Barton County, but they are in neighboring counties, so keep your eyes and ears open. The following piece is from the KSRE's Entomologist Bob Bauernfeind about these amazing insects and what to expect if they are found in Barton County.

May 24, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains

A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture


FFA members to gather in Manhattan for annual state convention

One of the largest annual gatherings of Kansas high school students is set to begin next week as more than 2,000 FFA members, agricultural educators and supporters converge at Kansas State University for the 87th Kansas FFA Convention. The convention will open Wednesday, May 27, and run through Friday, May 29.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture


Axman named a Top Cruise Producer

Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


NCK Tech awards Technical Honor Student scholarships

North Central Kansas Technical College, with campuses in Beloit and Hays announces the recipients of the Technical Honor Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship recipients sign a letter of intent to attend a technical program at NCK Tech and are nominated by a high school instructor. The awards are based on student's strong work ethic, good attendance, self-motivation and high quality of character. In addition, students demonstrate their technical skills with the NCK Tech instructor in the selected program area.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Hoisington Middle School 4th nine weeks Honor Roll

Principal's Honor Roll - 4.0 GPA – All A's.

May 24, 2015 | | Education




Co-Op receives national recognition for Cram the Van

Wheatland Electric Cooperative recently received recognition in the 2015 "Spotlight on Excellence" national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Wheatland received a Gold Award in the Best Event Category for the Cram the Van food drive. Shawn Powelson, Manager of Member Services and Corporate Communications coordinated the award-winning event.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Military families have an ally in BBB’s Military Line

The approach of Memorial Day reminds thoughtful Americans of those who serve in uniform. It's a time of reflection about the sacrifice that many have made for the rest of us. The Better Business Bureau honors the memory of those who served our nation and remains mindful of the needs of the families of military members who continue to serve.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


A Little Agriculture Fun

First, here's hoping everyone has a safe, enjoyable Memorial Day and takes a moment to reflect on the meaning of the holiday. The rains of the past several weeks have greatly improved soil moisture conditions and while many have commented on the cold, the weather has been closer to the long-term average the springs of the recent past. The purpose of today's column is to kick back a bit and test your agricultural knowledge. First let's have a little fun with wheat. Answers appear at the end of the column.

May 24, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Kansas 4-H to award scholarships to 64 students

The Kansas 4-H Foundation has selected 64 students to share more than $59,000 in scholarships, rewarding them for their dedication and leadership as Kansas 4-H members.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Kansas 4-H announces State Project winners

The Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program has named the 2015 State 4-H Project Winners.

May 24, 2015 | | Club News


Sterling College graduates 125 at Commencement 2015

The Sterling College Class of 2015 walked across the stage in Gleason Physical Education Center on May 16, to mark the end of their time at Sterling College. President Scott Rich shook the hands of each graduate as they were welcomed into the family of Sterling College Alumni.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


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