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My Father’s 1959 Tax Return

I stumbled upon my father's 1959 income tax return a few years ago. Oh, how I long for the simplicity he enjoyed when he filed his taxes that year.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Barton County Quality of Life Endowment accepting grant applications

The Barton County Quality of Life Endowment Fund is now accepting grant applications. The intent of the fund is to improve the quality of life in Barton County. Projects eligible for funding must make a visible enhancement to the community. Eligible organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designated IRS status. The application deadline is June 15th.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Salina Symphony to celebrate “Women in Music” at May 3 season finale

The Salina Symphony will celebrate "Women in Music" at its season finale at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at the Stiefel Theatre.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he “let down” fans

CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has expressed remorse and asked for privacy following a 10-week stay in rehab.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports




GBMS tennis results from Lakewood Girls Invitational

#1 singles Jessica Nieto (1-2)

April 17, 2015 | | Prep Sports


St. Rose Health Center volunteers host Jewelry Fair

Anyone wondering about gifts for the graduate or mom on Mother's Day may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St. Rose Health Center volunteers are sponsoring the event, which is open to the public.

April 16, 2015 | | Business


Early Ed Center conducts first screening; second device donated

A device that detects vision problems found a home at Sunflower Diversified Services' Early Education Center (EEC) and it was used during a screening for the first time recently.

April 16, 2015 | | Local News


LEPC to meet Monday

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation from the Overland Pass Pipeline, information on MERGe and FORCE response groups, report on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2015 activities, and a discussion about the South Kansas Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan which was recently adopted by the Barton County Board of County Commissioners.

April 16, 2015 | | Local News


Sander first to sign letter to wrestle at Barton

And so it begins. Fittingly enough with a local wrestler.

April 16, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Weather cancels Cougar softball, Friday baseball at Pratt moved to Sunday

Due to inclement weather, Thursday's BCCC softball game at Tabor JV has been cancelled. Barton's Friday single, nine-inning baseball game at Pratt has been moved to Sunday for a doubleheader.

April 16, 2015 | | Community College


Tobbaco number one cause of preventable deaths

Dear Editor,

April 16, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Pawnee commissioners hear about recent storm damage

LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. April 6 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.

April 16, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


OTR for April 16-17, 2015

Kansas Highway Patrol

April 16, 2015 | | On the Record


US First: World track championships coming to Eugene in 2021

BEIJING (AP) - After nearly four decades of bypassing the United States, track and field's marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the sport.

April 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


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Chase farmer testifies to Senate Ag Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, recently held a hearing on opportunities and challenges for agriculture trade with Cuba. Fifth generation wheat farmer Doug Keesling of Chase offered testimony of support.

April 22, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Tot Spot equipment fully funded

Two civic groups have raised more than $50,000 for new playground equipment at Brit Spaugh Park. One final fundraiser is planned to make "The Tot Spot" even better, members said.

April 21, 2015 | | News


Personnel on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will deal with personnel matters at the next meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. An executive session for private discussion of personnel is on the agenda, followed by the renewal or non-renewal of faculty contracts for next year.

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


Presentation explores prehistory of Kansas

Barton County Historical Society will host "Kansas BC," a presentation and discussion by Donald Blakeslee, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the Schulz Library at the Historical Society Museum. Barton County Historical Society is located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge at Great Bend on U.S. 281.

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


​Florence Ethel Jonas 1923 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Ethel Jonas, 91, died April 20, 2015, at Hays Medical Center in Hay. Born on June 1, 1923, in Barton County near Susank, she was the second child of Lora Retta (Gardner) Jonas and Edmund "Edd" G. Jonas. Her brother, Walter was born in 1920. He passed away in 2005.

April 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Robert L. Kraisinger

TIMKEN - Robert L. Kraisinger died on April 13, 2015, at Caney Nursing Center in Caney. Services are pending with Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse.

April 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Theresa Stanley 1941 - 2015

Theresa Stanley, 73, of Great Bend, died April 19, 2015, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. She was born Oct 3, 1941, at La Crosse, to Henry and Mathilda (Heronema) Basgall. She graduated from La Crosse High School and was united in marriage to William Stanley in 1961 at La Crosse. She worked as a cook for many Great Bend area eating establishments, including JC Penney, A & W, Central Kansas Medical Center, the Petroleum Club, Barton Community College, Black Angus and the Great Bend Senior Center prior to her retirement in 2000.

April 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for April 22, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 21, 2015 | | On the Record


Reds’ Bryan Price apologizes for language, not message

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price apologized on Tuesday for using profanity during a pregame meeting with reporters, but says he stands by his message that media shouldn't report developments he feels would put his team at a competitive disadvantage.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Atlanta’s Mike Budenholzer voted NBA coach of the year

ATLANTA (AP) - After leading the Atlanta Hawks to the top seed in the Eastern Conference coming off tumultuous summer, Mike Budenholzer beat out Golden State's Steve Kerr for NBA coach of the year on Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Sheriff: Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez is a master manipulator

The sheriff who had former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months said Tuesday that he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Benefit dinner to be held for Charles Bahr

A benefit dinner for Charles Ultan Bahr to help with hospital costs will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Olmitz. Hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips and a dessert will be served. There will also be a cash raffle. Charles is the son of Joey and Anita Bahr. A free will donation will be taken.

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


Cougar baseball drops pair at Pratt to open series

PRATT- The Barton Community College baseball team went to Pratt on a roll. The Cougars had won six of their past seven games including 5-of-6 in Jayhawk West play to get back into the league race.

April 21, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Eagles Women's Auxilary 646 gives to K4K

The Eagles Women's Auxiliary 646 donated $3,431 to the Kans for Kids radiothon fundraiser held March 27. The held an auction and faffle at the Eagles on the 21st to raise money for the organization that helps families who are facing a battle with childhood cancer. From left to right: Corry Herrman, Darlene Blake, Hunter (Ambassador) and Yvonne West.

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower Bank gives back to Ellinwood Healthcare Foundation

Friday, Sunflower Bank presented a check for $212.45 to the Ellinwood Healthcare Foundation. The funds, contributed by health care professionals and employees in the health care industry, were generated every time an enrolled participant swiped their Sunflower Bank Visa debit card. It's part of a program called the Sunflower Bank Healthcare Professional Program.

April 21, 2015 | | Business


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