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Consumer Corner: Check credit reports regularly for signs of fraud

You've probably seen those commercials on TV – the ones offering you a free credit report or credit score. Many of these companies are trying to lure you into signing up for a credit monitoring service that is not free, but federal law does require the three major credit reporting agencies to provide you with a free copy of your credit report once a year. The only trusted website to obtain a truly free credit report is www.AnnualCreditReport.com, which is operated by the three credit bureaus. You may also request a report by calling any of the three ...

August 02, 2015 | Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt | Business


Make sure your college checklist includes insurance

Many of us have watched our children head off to college. Remembering to pack everything they need is always a challenge. This is especially true when it comes to checking off "insurance" on the needs list. Although not a physical item to be included in the packing, insurance for your student is a necessary item to consider.

August 02, 2015 | By Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance | Education


Congress Inspects Nuclear Deal with Iran

August 02, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


The War Against Planned Parenthood

Whenever the Republicans target Planned Parenthood, I always remember what Jon Kyl said in the spring of 2011. Because the GOP senator's lie - and a spokesman's defense of that lie - nicely illustrates the party's eternally hostile attitude.

August 02, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Dumb as Trump

Trump can't help being Trump.

August 02, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Steady growth and fiscal responsibility keep Barton Community College in the black; mill levy to rem

Barton Community College has seen steady growth for seven years. The institution as a whole drew more than 4,300 full-time-equivalent (FTE) students in 2014-15, which is a 1.04 percent increase over last year, and a 47 percent increase since the growth trend began in 2007-08, according to the FTE data gathered at the close of the spring semester. Note: Figures subject to slight changes until data "freeze" date in August. This information is a reflection of the current outlook.

August 02, 2015 | | Education


USD 428 activity calendars

USD 428 activity calendars are now available for $2 each at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. Office hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 02, 2015 | | Local News


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

August 02, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Monday

August 02, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

August 02, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Elson 35th

Richard and Nina Elson will celebrate their 35th anniversary with a celebration from noon to around 8 p.m. on August 9, at the main shelter in Veterans Memorial Park in Great Bend. Family and friends are invited.

August 02, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Blakeslee 65th

Charles and Norma Blakeslee of St. John will celebrate their 65th anniversary with a family dinner and card shower.

August 02, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Club Calendar

Monday

August 02, 2015 | | Club News


Adams baby girl

Nelson and Sarah Adams Jr. announce the birth of their daughter Paisley Ann Adams on March 12, at Hays Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 19 and 1/2 in. long.

August 02, 2015 | | Births


Marian Miller 85th

Marian Miller of Olivia, Minn. will celebrate her 85th birthday on Aug. 13, with a card shower.

August 02, 2015 | | Birthdays


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Hoisington stand-off ends without incident

Thursday night, Aug. 20, at 10 p.m., Hoisington Police and deputies from the Barton County Sheriff's Office were called to 673 W. 3rd ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Power washer stolen from shed at Sonic Drive-in

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a man that was seen by surveillance cameras breaking into a storage shed located at 3908 10th St. in ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Check It Out!

We are back to school this week! This is always an exciting time of year! Following are the latest teen fiction accelerated reader books we ...

August 21, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Gunsmoke stars set to reunite in legendary Dodge City

Miss Kitty and Matt Dillon have been part of cultural history for over sixty years this September. Their names have been in songs, books and ...

August 21, 2015 | | Entertainment


Mission Implausible

August 21, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Sorry Donald, Substance Trumps Style

Donald Trump's commanding lead in the polls is a solemn reminder that if we're not careful, another narcissistic good talker will be elected ...

August 21, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


A Defense of Stand Your Ground

What does it mean to stand your ground?

August 21, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Great Bend mobile app features Wetlands Center

Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area visitors can now guide their own tours of the state park using the Great Bend 2 Go mobile app, a free ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Frank Priesner 1917 - 2015

Frank Priesner, 98, died Aug. 20, 2015, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. He was born March 14, 1917, at Hoisington, the son of ...

August 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leta Ochs 1941 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Leta E. Ochs, 73, died Aug. 19, 2015, at her daughter's home in Great Bend. She was born Dec. 7, 1941, in Carthage ...

August 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Handful of former athletes ready for World Championships

It reads like a Who's Who of former Barton Community College track and field stars.

August 20, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Crowe earns Canon credentials to serve OPI customers

Daniel Crowe has been at Office Products Inc. only a few months but he already is a Canon certified technician. Crowe recently completed specialized training ...

August 20, 2015 | | Business


​School budget growth exceeds consumer price index; budget hearing Monday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold its budget hearing at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at the District Education ...

August 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Susan E. West 1935 - 2015

WINFIELD - Susan E. West, 79, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 15, 2015, at Presbyterian Manor in Arkansas City. Born Dec. 27, 1935, in Ponca City ...

August 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for Aug. 20, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 20, 2015 | | On the Record


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