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Barton County 4-H Holding Board announces the recipients of 4-H Scholarships for the 2013 year.

Bonny Boultinghouse, a TLC Twisters 4-H Club member, served as president of her Club, as Vice-President of Barton County 4-H Council and as 4-H Ambassador. Bonny led her club in "Random Acts of Kindness", an activity that invited the members to assist or help a community organization each month. She is the daughter of Shane and Jill Boultinghouse of Great Bend.

September 01, 2013 | Berny Unruh | Education


Sustaining the Plains: $1.4 million interdisciplinary project studies water sustainability, climate

An outpouring of research funds is helping a group of Kansas State University researchers study how human activity and climate change affect Central Great Plains water systems.

September 01, 2013 | | Agriculture


KHA Leadership Institute Graduates 32

The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its twelfth class of 32 students on Aug. 23 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita. Students were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.

September 01, 2013 | | Business


Chochon is new American State President and Ceo

Rick Chochon, Columbus, Neb. has been named the new President and CEO of American State Bank and Trust Company. Chochon succeeds Don LacKamp who will remain with the organization in a dual role as its Executive Vice-Chairman and as President and CEO of American State Bancshares, the parent company of American State Bank.

September 01, 2013 | | Business


Moeder — Dadds

Norbert and Cheri Moeder, of La Crosse, announce the engagement of their daughter Jordan Larra, to Rickie William Dadds, son of Ronald Lindsey of Virginia Beach, Va. and Debra Lindsey of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Roya Zimmerman of La Crosse and the late Larry Zimmerman, and Emma Moeder of Hays, and the late William Moeder. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Paul Kruse of Ocean Springs, Miss. and the late Mildred Kruse.

September 01, 2013 | | Engagements


Urban 60th

Melvin and Helen Urban, of Ellinwood, celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 31 with a weekend of fun with their children and grandchildren and concluded the weekend with a celebration of Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ellinwood. The couple also took an Alaskan cruise vacation in July with their children to celebrate.

September 01, 2013 | | Anniversaries


Stephens — Chambers

Roger and Rita Stephens, of Claflin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elisha Stephens, to Chad Chambers, son of Carol Fisher of Leon.

September 01, 2013 | | Engagements


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

September 01, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

September 01, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

September 01, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Monday

September 01, 2013 | | Club News


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Sept. 3 through Sept. 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

September 01, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Use them right

Is there a shift in human focus and concentration, or is it just me?

September 01, 2013 | John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


New U.S. Crop Insurance report to reveal key causes of record $17.3 billion in 2012 crop losses

How can farmers prepare for extreme weather ahead? Extreme weather forced the Federal Crop Insurance Program (FCIP) to pay out a record-breaking $17.3 billion in crop losses last year, as detailed in a new crop insurance report and crop loss mapping tool to be released at Noon EDT/11 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, August 27, by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). 2012's record-breaking crop insurance payouts smashed the trend of annual Federal Crop Insurance payouts from 2001-2010, when crop losses averaged just $4.1 billion a year.

September 01, 2013 | | Agriculture


Coming up dry: Study focuses on future availability of groundwater in High Plains Aquifer

If current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas will be depleted in 50 years. But immediately reducing water use could extend the aquifer's lifetime and increase net agricultural production through the year 2110.

September 01, 2013 | | Agriculture


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Trump Tizzy in Virginia Long Before Primary

The Virginia Republican Party has discovered it's one thing to issue a political "Do Not Resuscitate" order, and quite another to get it to ...

February 12, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


After New Hampshire

February 12, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Beware the Angry Social Media Mob

Are you proud of everything you have written?

February 12, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Cougar women make it two straight with road win at Colby

For the first time in Jayhawk Conference play, the Barton women's basketball team is on a winning streak.

February 12, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Cougars on short end of another close Jayhawk battle

Those following the Barton's men's basketball team can't complain about boring finishes lately. For the fourth straight game, the contest came down ...

February 12, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Check It Out!

Adult fiction and nonfiction books that are new to Ellinwood School/Community Library:

February 12, 2016 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Barton Softball muscles up for season opening doubleheader sweep

An unexpected power surge for the Barton Community College softball team led to the season opening doubleheader sweep over the junior varsity squad from Bethany ...

February 11, 2016 | | Community College


Preliminary engineering to begin for GB shipping facility

A consortium of city and rail interests has been given the go-ahead to begin preliminary engineering for a transload shipping center at Great Bend.

February 11, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


​Community invited to social cyber safety program

Recently students at Great Bend Middle School have heard from Detective Heather Smith of the Great Bend Police Department about the dangers of cyber communication ...

February 11, 2016 | | Local News


OTR for February 11, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 11, 2016 | | On the Record


Elaine Mae Harper 1935 - 2016

TRIBUNE - Elaine Mae Harper, 79, passed away on Feb. 9, 2016, at Greeley County Hospital in Tribune. Born July 7, 1936, at Offerle, she was ...

February 11, 2016 | | Obituaries


Rolland F. “Ladd” Goreham 1948 - 2016

GORHAM - Rolland F. "Ladd" Goreham, 89, died Feb. 9, 2016, at the Main Street Manor at the Russell Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 9, 1926, in ...

February 11, 2016 | | Obituaries


At the Mike

By this time you should have your tree decorated in a Valentine's Day theme. While this is the dictionary definition of a 'Greeting Card ...

February 11, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Local Sports


Class 6A state wrestling rankings

Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association

February 11, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Future of farming topic of video

LYONS – At 7 p.m. tonight at the Coronado Quivira Museum in Lyons, Matt Stafford, Pride Ag Resources/Ace Hardware Lyons store manager, will present ...

February 11, 2016 | | Local News


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