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City of Great Bend closing 8th and Morton intersection starting today

The intersection of Eighth and Morton in Great Bend will be closed to all traffic for about three weeks starting today, Great Bend Stree Superintendent Mike Crawford said. City crews will be removing the old asphalt and street base and replacing it with concrete.

June 01, 2015 | | Local News


When Bait Shops Ruled the Universe

In 1969 my hometown of 18,000 had four grocery stores, seven liquor stores and one big box store -- Gibson's Discount. But in the universe occupied by three Keenan boys, our city had only one of the most important business -- the bait shop. When you spent all day everyday outdoors like we did, you defined your self worth by what you could catch, clean and have mom deep fat fry. And nothing was more important that getting good bait. Minnows, frogs, crawdads, goldfish, salamanders, worms.

June 01, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


Law school honors top graduates for scholarship, leadership, service

The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2015 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 16. During the ceremony, nine students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community.

May 31, 2015 | | Education


Voting begins on Cardinal Legacy bond issue

HOISINGTON, KAN. – Watch the mailbox for the opportunity to help grow the USD #431 school district and the entire Hoisington community. Ballots for the Cardinal Legacy Bond will arrive in the mail on or around June 1. These ballots must be post-marked by June 16 for eligible voters to participate in this important election.

May 31, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Tell the livestock story

Today's livestock producers work in a noble profession. Unfortunately, not everyone believes this so people who care for animals must understand how consumers think and feel. Get inside their heads, if you will.

May 31, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Students named to Dean’s List at Bethany College

More than 150 Bethany College students have earned semester honors for their academic performance during the spring 2015 semester and have been named to the Dean's List.

May 31, 2015 | | Education


128 graduate from McPherson College Class of 2015

As the 128 McPherson College bachelor's students and master of education students in the class of 2015 marked their graduation at commencement, they received reminders about where to place their focus in life. Dr. James M. Dodson was commencement speaker at the ceremony on May 17, as the college bestowed its first honorary doctorate since 2002 on him.

May 31, 2015 | | Education


College of Education recognizes six new graduates for excellence, potential

The College of Education at Kansas State University is recognizing six of its new graduates for excellence and for promise in the education profession.

May 31, 2015 | | Education


Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland honors volunteers

Three Barton County residents have been recognized with special awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for their extraordinary service as volunteers.

May 31, 2015 | | Club News


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces 2015 scholarship awards

Golden Belt Community Foundation announces 2015 scholarship awards

May 31, 2015 | | Education


Too much water

Since I have been the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Barton County, my columns have centered on the drought, and how you can water effectively to help your plants through the stressful times. Well, now the pendulum has swung the other direction, and many are wondering how all of this water will affect their plants. I found a couple of short columns from Ward Upham, KSRE Horticulture expert on a few water issues that are on many people's minds.

May 31, 2015 | | Agriculture


Focus on Healthy Snacking this Summer

Kids are enjoying the first few days of summer vacation but that does not mean that learning has to take a vacation; especially in the area of nutrition education. I remember when John and I were raising our three kids that our summer grocery bill jumped considerably. It would have been easy to fall into the trap of stocking up on the many processed foods on the market and offering those to our busy family. Instead I tried to make sure we had the refrigerator and pantry stocked with healthy choices for meals and snacks.

May 31, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Golden Sheaf O.E.S. Chapter #226 meeting

Golden Sheaf O.E.S. Chapter #226 of Great Bend met on May 18, at the Hoisington Masonic Temple. The chapter celebrated its 115 year birthday. Seven visitors were present.

May 31, 2015 | | Club News


Chase High School Honor Roll

4th Nine Weeks

May 31, 2015 | | Education


Raymond Junior High Honor Roll

4th nine weeks

May 31, 2015 | | Education


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Take the Bull by the Horns

Brockel donates longhorns back to Foundation to auction again

June 18, 2015 | | Local News


114th Congress Can't Play Ball

June 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Defaulting on Personal Responsibility

Boy, was I dumb to pay back my college loans.

June 18, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Death Penalty is Big Government at its Worst

Nebraska's legislature recently made headlines when it ended the state's death penalty. Many found it odd that a conservatives-dominated legislature would support ending capital punishment, since conservative politicians have traditionally supported the death penalty. However, an increasing number of conservatives are realizing that the death penalty is inconsistent with both fiscal and social conservatism. These conservatives are joining with libertarians and liberals in a growing anti-death penalty coalition.

June 18, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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