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The Drought Is Over – Right?

We all know the answer to the title of this article is no. However, the reaction of some media outside of Kansas and other drought stricken areas implied that at the very least the worst is over. While that isn't true, things are a bit better. Our area has moved from the worst rating this week, exceptional, to the second worst rating, extreme. This is true of much of central Kansas. Much of the eastern third of the state has moved to severe and an area around Kansas City is all the way up to just being moderate. Unfortunately ...

March 17, 2013 | | Agriculture


Are you ready?

Kansas farmers, ranchers and landowners the deadline to file a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC) looms just around the corner. As of May 10, any farmer, rancher or landowner who has petroleum products of 1,320 gallons or more, in above-ground tanks 55 gallons or greater, must have a spill prevention and countermeasures plan in place as required by the Environmental Protection Agency.

March 17, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


A Catholic Pope, Revisited

By the time you read this, the world's billion-plus Roman Catholics may have a new pope. And when the black smoke of Tuesday's indecisive first vote has turned to the white smoke of final decision, don't be surprised if the cardinals have chosen... a Catholic pope.

March 17, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


McCain and Graham, Irrelevant or Dangerous

Imagine U.S. Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana attacking fellow Democrats Diane Feinstein, Chuck Schumer and Richard Blumenthal over their unconstitutional gun control proposals. Further, envision Manchin granting an interview with conspiratorial radio talk show host Alex Jones, during which the senator calls Feinstein, Schumer and Blumenthal "wacko birds." Picture the harrumphing that would emanate from the elite media...

March 17, 2013 | Doug Patton | Columnists


White House Smoke Color

March 17, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


No. 4 Cardinals rally to beat No. 19 Syracuse

NEW YORK - Peyton Siva had 11 points and eight assists to lead No. 4 Louisville to a 78-61 victory over No. 19 Syracuse on Saturday night, giving the Cardinals their second straight Big East tournament title.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 22 Wisconsin upsets No. 3 Indiana in Big Ten semifinal

CHICAGO - vans scored 16 points in a terrific all-around performance and No. 22 Wisconsin upset No. 3 Indiana 68-56 in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament Saturday.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


JAYHAWKS SOAR

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One by one, Kansas players headed to the top step of the ladder to cut down the nets, with Jeff Withey carefully nipping at a piece of nylon and then waving it to the roar of the fans.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Head coach Reid credited for Chiefs’ infusion of free agents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When the Kansas City Chiefs made a move to hire Andy Reid to be their next coach, their swift and decisive decision snapped just about everyone in the NFL to attention.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Brett offering Hall-of-Fame help to Kansas City

SURPRISE, Ariz. - George Brett juggles three baseballs near the mound of a practice field, then loosens up his right arm and delivers a pitch to Mike Moustakas to start off batting practice.

March 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Trade deficit surges in January on oil imports

BY DON LEE

March 16, 2013 | | Oil & Gas


Larry Dean Lunsford 1936-2013

Larry Dean Lunsford, 77, died March 14, 2013 at Ellinwood District Hospital. He was born Jan. 13, 1936 at Cunningham, the son of Ronald R. "Blackie" & Velma Mae (Waters) Lunsford.

March 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Harold D. Adams 1924-2013

MT. HOPE - Harold D. Adams, 89, went to be with his Lord on March 15, 2013. He was born March 1, 1924 in St. John. He graduated from Anthrium High School in 1941.

March 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Power & Light district aglow as KU prepares to play Kansas State at Sprint Center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas and Kansas State won't be able to share this championship.

March 16, 2013 | | AP Sports


Ellinwood briefs

AHF theme needed

March 16, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


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Welcome Inn week

May 17 through May 23

May 16, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Larned High calendar

Monday-LHS Stuco Executive; Barton County/English 12 Meeting, Mrs. Fleske's Room, Seminar; LHS Golf Regional at Garden City

May 16, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Leota R. Soeken 1918-2015

LYONS – Leota R. Soeken, 96, died May 16, 2015 at Rice County District Hospital, Lyons

May 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Barton Foundation honors Brad and Sarah Shirer with Distinguished Service Award

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Brad and Sarah Shirer with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 45th commencement on Friday.

May 16, 2015 | | News


New rules on oil trains draw flak from firefighters, too

BY CURTIS TATE

May 16, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Barton Community College honors Outstanding Graduates at commencement

Kami Maxwell of Odin and Ambonirina Nathanael Razafindrabe of Antananarvio, Madagascar were named Barton Community College's 2015 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards, after which they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college's 45th commencement ceremony Friday.

May 16, 2015 | | News


​Sunflower Electric Power Corp. hires new technician

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Kevin Brabb has joined the company as a Telecommunications Technician in Great Bend. He joined the company on May 11. Brabb will install, test, inspect, calibrate and repair electronic equipment. He will also diagnose telecommunications problems and interpret manufacturer's drawings and instructions, and will perform corrective and preventive maintenance as required.

May 16, 2015 | | Business


Jazz Festival Scholarship

Michelle Rooney, right, is congratulated by Robert Felt, after being named recipient of the 2015 Great Bend Jazz Festival Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a senior who has participated in the music program at Great Bend High School and intends to continue with music in college.

May 16, 2015 | | Education


OTR for May 17, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 16, 2015 | | On the Record


Post rock historian to speak at museum

Bradley R. Penka, an expert on barbed wire and post rock history, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the Barton County Historical Society meeting. The program, which will be held at the historical society museum, is free and open to the public.

May 16, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


​NAMI announces walking taco/bake sale

The Great Bend chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will sell walking tacos and hold a bake sale from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave. NAMI is a free support group for individuals living with mental illness, and their family members. For more information contact namigreatbend@gmail.com or call 785-342-3975

May 16, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington Knights to hold benefit poker tournament

HOISINGTON - Everyone 21 years and over is invited to play in a Texas Hold'em poker tournament to raise funds for area charities. The tournament will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 North Main.

May 16, 2015 | | Local News


​Youth Bike Safety Rodeo set for May 29

Barton County children ages 5 to 12 years can have a great start to a safe summer by participating in the Bike Safety Rodeo the morning of Friday, May 29. It will be held at the small ball field on the northwest side of Brit Spaugh Park, near 22nd and Morton St.

May 16, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Barton recognizes 2014-2015 Student Ambassadors of the Year

Barton Community College has announced its 2014-15 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassador of the Year awards. Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award recognizes two outstanding student ambassadors each year. The winners this year were Jordan Tebow of Quinter and Kami Maxwell of Odin.

May 16, 2015 | | Local News


​Exceptional faculty recognized with Distinguished Instructor Awards

Five Barton Community College instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2014-2015 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

May 16, 2015 | | Local News


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