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2015 Kansas Fairs & Festivals Association Ag Challenge of Champions

Leah Parsons and Cody Wondra were named the winners of the 2015 Kansas Fairs & Festivals Association Ag Challenge of Champions. Parsons and Wondra will receive a $2,250 scholarship to be used for their college tuition. The scholarship is awarded to the top two winners of the contest that is held in conjunction with the Kansas State Fair. Contestants have to identify cuts of meat, grains, grasses and weeds, feed and livestock breeds, veterinarian equipment, four written exams on farm management as well as give a 3 minute extemporaneous speech.

September 16, 2015 | | Local News

Hillary Reboot

September 16, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

How They Spent Their Summer Vacations

Time to yodel a big old welcome back to the same old grind from our too brief summer respite. And yes, that does include the umpteen-gazillion presidential candidates returning from their home districts with batteries and bank accounts recharged. With an emphasis on the moolah.

September 16, 2015 | Will Durst | Opinion

Kim Davis Problems Are Just Beginning

Last week's column concerning Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis generated a strong response from readers, and much of it, as predicted, was negative. The majority felt Davis' refusal to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples because it violated God's law was a principled exercise of civil disobedience.

September 16, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Diversified Services, 8823 4th Street (plant location near airport), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Connie Oetken and Brian Ewing. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

September 16, 2015 | | Local News

State closes Larned Automotive for not paying state sales and withholding taxes

LARNED – Tuesday, Kansas Department of Revenue civil tax enforcement and Pawnee County Sheriff's officers seized the business assets of Larned Automotive which owed $47,803.24 in state sales, withholding and consumer compensation taxes.

September 15, 2015 | | Business

​Luis G. Mata-Ortiz 1987 - 2015

Luis G. Mata-Ortiz, 28, died Sept. 10, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Feb. 2, 1987, in Durango, Durango, Mexico, he was the son of Sergio and Susana (Ortiz) Mata. On March 26, 2010, he married Elizabeth Arias in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 2007, he was a welder for Doonan Specialized Trailers.

September 15, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Sandra J. Boyce 1936 - 2015

Sandra J. Boyce, 78, passed away on Sept. 10, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born on Sept. 27, 1936, at Bar Harbor, Maine she was the daughter of Walter and Ethel (Reynolds) Dwelley. She graduated from Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Maine and later attended Nursing College in New Hampshire for two years. On Oct. 25, 1978, she was united in marriage to James L. "Jim" Boyce at Swan Valley, Idaho. He died on Jan. 16, 2012. The couple lived in Whittier, Calif. and Idaho Falls, Idaho for many years prior to moving to Great Bend in 1998 ...

September 15, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Chance Lane Richards Jr.

Chance Lane Richards Jr., 9, of Great Bend, died Sept. 15, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

September 15, 2015 | | Obituaries

OTR for September 15, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 15, 2015 | | On the Record

Cowles sees his labor pay off in final meet

HUTCHINSON – Parker Cowles wanted the Barton Community College cross country teams to be good again when he arrived three falls ago.

September 15, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Mato, Douglas leads Barton women to title in Hutch

HUTCHINSON – It was a dominate day for the Barton Community College women's cross country team. Not only did superstar Lydia Mato win the Terry Masterson Classic in Hutchinson, her teammate Asha Douglas came in right behind her for a 1-2 finish.

September 15, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Laari, Cougar men win Hutchinson meet

HUTCHINSON – Simply put, it was a dominating performance from the Barton Community College men's cross country team.

September 15, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Gordon's four hits aren't enough to sink Tribe

CLEVELAND- Carlos Carrasco turned in a strong performance, Lonnie Chisenhall drove in three runs and the Indians continued to stay in the American League Wild Card hunt with an 8-3 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Progressive Field.

September 15, 2015 | Jordan Bastian/ | AP Sports

17 school bands participating in university’s annual Band Day

Bill Snyder Family Stadium will be filled with the sound of music from Kansas State University's annual Band Day performance Saturday, Sept. 19, at halftime of the Wildcats' football game against Louisiana Tech.

September 15, 2015 | | Local News

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The day I took a vacation from Super Foods and Anti-oxidants

These days everyone is giving us advice on what to eat. In our home, Dr. Oz, with his frozen jet-black hair, leads the charge on ...

September 20, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Columnists

D of I donates to Makinna Ann Hope Foundation

September 20, 2015 | | Club News

2015 Miller Scholarship

Anna Frizell and Caleb Maneth are the recipients of the Carl and Evelyn Miller Memorial 4-H Scholarship. Carl and Evelyn were leaders for the Lakin ...

September 20, 2015 | | Education

Exemplary trustees recognized at KHA Convention

It is with pleasure that the Kansas Hospital Association recognized hospital trustees who provide an exemplary contribution through their leadership and governance. Hospitals across the ...

September 20, 2015 | | Business

Entries for Kansas Junior Livestock Show set record

The 83rd annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), proudly sponsored by Cargill, promises to be a big event, with 738 youth from 87 counties entering ...

September 20, 2015 | | Agriculture

Celebrate Family Day September 28th

The more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs. That is a powerful statement ...

September 20, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Foster Parents Needed in Barton County - Saint Francis Community Services to provide free training i

Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, at ...

September 20, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS Class of 1960 reunion

Great Bend High School Class of 1960 will hold its 55th reunion on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26 at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard ...

September 20, 2015 | | Reunions

Microbes, Soil Health, and Crop Production

When we think about microbes (bacteria, fungi, and other organisms too small to be seen by the naked eye) we often term them germs and ...

September 20, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Second Republican debate

Dear Editor,

September 20, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Farmers Bank and Trust Awards $4,000 in scholarships to students of employees

Farmers Bank and Trust awarded employees and their families with scholarships for qualifying college students for the 2015-2016 school year. Eight students received a total ...

September 20, 2015 | | Business

4-H to host Honor Flights fundraiser

When members recite the 4-H pledge, they vow to use their hands for larger service to better their club, their community, their country and their ...

September 20, 2015 | | Club News

What Happens When Church and State Get Mixed

These days, no shortage of Americans want Uncle Sam to play a larger role in regulating financial institutions. Some folks would even like to see ...

September 20, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Steve Green Could Profit from Kim Davis’ Example

After today this column will be a Kim–Davis–free zone, but first lets look at one more facet of the controversy. Although I admire ...

September 20, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

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