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Martha’s Big Adventure - A Nerd Girl’s Paradise

My big summer project has turned out to be redecorating my Chicago apartment. It all started because I told my landlord I was moving in order to gain a dishwasher and a vent above the stove. He countered with an offer to put both of them in and then some. That has created an interesting discussion among my friends about women and comic books that has been more disturbing than you might have thought possible.

August 18, 2013 | Martha Carr | Columnists

Hammonds — Simonis

Sonya Hammonds announces the engagement of her daughter, Brooke Maw Hammonds, to Dex Edward Simonis, son of Cheryl Simonis of Council Grove. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bob and Geri Lee Hammonds.

August 18, 2013 | | Engagements

Lucille (Skip) Smith birthday

Lucille (Skip) Smith will celebrate her birthday on Aug. 21 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to 2900 Independence, Hutchinson, Ks. 67502.

August 18, 2013 | | Birthdays

Kavanagh —

Robyn Haynes and Brian Kavanagh were united in marriage on June 22 in Washington, D.C. in a double ring ceremony officiated by Jennifer Williams. Parents of the couple are Brad and Jeanine Haynes and John and Mary Kavanagh. Grandparents of the bride are Stan and Norma Haynes and Keith Mull, all of Larned, and the late Marian Mull. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

August 18, 2013 | | Weddings

Recipe for Healthier “Fast Foods”

With school bells ringing and family schedules filling up, it seems like some days we meet ourselves coming and going. It is those times when a quick and easy dinner menu is needed that will not get you off track from healthy eating. The rewards are two fold; besides eating healthier your family will save money by eating at home.

August 18, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Roach — Moran

Bruce and Amy Hofeling of Great Bend, and Brad and Michelle Roach of Bayfield, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Kamille Roach, to Tyler Patrick Moran, son of Susan Zink and John and Joni Moran, all of Claflin. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Michael and Jeannine Girton of Great Bend, Marilyn Wilson, formerly of Larned and the late Fred Wilson, and the late Mary Roach. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Donald and Beverly Zink of Claflin, and the late John Jr. and Cassilda Moran.

August 18, 2013 | | Engagements

Stevens —

Emily Nicole Hackman and Brian Michael Stevens, both of Olathe, were united in marriage on June 22, in an outdoor ceremony at The Journey Home in Dearborn, Mo. in a double ring ceremony officiated by Laura Liebman. The bride is the daughter of Anne and Bob Hackman of Jefferson City, Mo. The groom is the son of Sherri and Craig Stevens, La Crosse.

August 18, 2013 | | Weddings

Duling - Reid

Ruth and Daniel Duling of Girard, announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Anne Duling to Jason Ottley Michael Reid, son of Naomi and Clifford Reid of Trinidad, Wis.

August 18, 2013 | | Engagements

Herrman baby girl

Darryl and Kaci Herrman of Wichita, announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Jane Herrman, on May 5 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in Eldorado. She weighed 12 lbs. 8 oz. and was 21 1/2 in. long.

August 18, 2013 | | Births

Leo Baum 90th

Leo Baum will celebrate his 90th birthday on Aug. 28 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to him at 409 N. Court. Street, Hoisington, KS. 67544.

August 18, 2013 | | Birthdays

Leona Bartonek 90th

Leona Bartonek will celebrate her 90th birthday on Aug. 21 with a card shower.

August 18, 2013 | | Birthdays

Landowner rights information meeting

Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC has filed an application to direct current high capacity transmission line through Barton, Pawnee and Russell Counties. All landowners and concerned citizens are invited to a one-hour informational meeting at 1 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road.

August 18, 2013 | | Agriculture

Planting the Next Crop

Before today's topic, let's briefly update the area's drought status. Remember this is through 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug.13. The no drought area has moved into the eastern third or so of the county (and even in to Stafford County). The abnormally dry area is the middle third and the western quarter is in moderate drought. And this doesn't reflect any rains after 7 a.m. this past Tuesday. Last year at this time we were pretty much at the highest or next to highest drought severity rating. What a difference a year makes.

August 18, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Club Calendar


August 18, 2013 | | Club News

Great Bend Cemetery Board meeting

The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Cemetery Office.

August 18, 2013 | | Area Briefs

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St. Rose Health Center volunteers host Jewelry Fair

Anyone who is on the search for stocking stuffers and other gifts may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St ...

November 24, 2015 | | Business

Mutual aid dispatched to river fire on Monday

Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units to the west of Radium Road in the area of the Arkansas River (SW 60 Ave. and West Barton ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Raffle available at Grugg family fundraiser for medical expenses

HOISINGTON - Opportunities to win prizes have been added to the agenda at the upcoming fundraiser for a Hoisington boy who is facing a life-threatening illness.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

KHP responds to accident near Bunker Hill

A Russell woman was taken to Russell Regional Hospital after the 2013 Ford Focus she was driving went off Old U.S. 40, half a ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

​School board schedules special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at the district ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

No Kiwanis this week

The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club will not have a regular meeting this week. The next meeting will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 2, in ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Trustees hear report on ‘Regional Workforce Needs’

Nearly once a month, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees hears a report on how well the college is meeting one of its nine ...

November 24, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF Additional reporting by Joe Vinduska, BCC | Local News

Bridge repairs completed

Repairs to the rural Barton County bridge on NE 230 Road, between NE 150 Avenue and NE 140 Road have been completed, the County Engineer ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Fire marshal offers safety tips for Thanksgiving cooking

TOPEKA - The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and Kansas families will be coming together for a time of celebration and thankfulness. The hours spent in ...

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Officials encourage safe driving for Thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving Day is one of the busiest travel days of the year. With increased traffic, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the ...

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

BCSO is asking the public for assistance

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Jessica Chapman who is wanted for parole violation and probation violation.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for November 24, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 24, 2015 | | On the Record

BCSO joins forces for the holidays

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will join many other police agencies across the state, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from Monday, Nov ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

The Dysfunctional Iowa Caucuses

As the Iowa caucuses draw near, we should take a close look at how the Hawkeye State runs its presidential nominating system.

November 24, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

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