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​BCC offers woodworking classes in Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH - Barton Community College is offering woodworking courses from 6 – 9:45 p.m. on Mondays from Nov. 5 – Feb. 11 at Ellsworth High School, 211 W. 11th St. in Ellsworth.

October 27, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Sisters of Peace to host Annual Mission Benefit Bazaar

The Dominican Sisters of Peace in Great Bend will host their Annual Mission Benefit Bazaar from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 3600 Broadway Ave. Participants can enjoy a beverage and coffee cake in the morning, soup and pie for lunch, hundreds of handcrafted and homemade items, two drawings for prizes, unique gift theme baskets and a silent auction.

October 27, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Library to show free movie

It's time for a free movie night and popcorn at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. The Adults' Night Out movie, "What to Expect When You're Expecting," will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Must be 18 or older. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and close at 7:10 p.m.

October 27, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Hurricane Sandy causes severe damage in rural Haiti

ELLINWOOD - Hurricane Sandy has caused severe damage to nine communities in Haiti where Star of Hope has projects. Torrential rain fell for more than 24 hours resulting in flash flooding, landslides and rivers overflowing their banks. Reports of impassable roads, loss of crops and livestock are widespread throughout rural Haiti.

October 27, 2012 | | News


Honor Band

October 27, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington Municipal Court - Oct. 18

Joseph A. Arellano, parking disabled vehicles, failed to appear

October 27, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Area Briefs

Toys for Tots applications available

October 27, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Shirley Lou Smith 1931-2012

Shirley Lou Smith, 80, died Oct. 25, 2012 at her home in Great Bend. She was born Oct. 28, 1931 at Bunker Hill, the daughter of George A. and Margaret Ellen (Peck) Hanzlick.

October 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Genevieve “Jennie” Alefs 1919-2012

Genevieve "Jennie" Alefs, 92, died surrounded by her family, on Oct. 25, 2012 at Country Place Senior Living, Hoisington. She was born Nov. 15, 1919 at St. Leo, the daughter of Joseph and Appolonia Thresia (Schommer) Schulte.

October 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Supreme Court considers appeal of man who killed Great Bend couple

TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court in Topeka is considering the appeal of a man sentenced to die over the killings of a Great Bend couple in 2004.

October 27, 2012 | BY STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | News


Thursday's district scores

Class 6A

October 27, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Honey Badger, Jefferson released from jail after pot bust

BATON ROUGE, La. - Former LSU football standouts Tyrann Mathieu and Jordan Jefferson were released from a Baton Rouge jail Friday after their arrests at Mathieu's apartment on marijuana charges.

October 26, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Recycling facility gets new name and home

Big changes are happening in the local recycling service that will result in more convenience and added elbow-room for those dropping off their materials. In addition to an upcoming move across town, there also has been a name change.

October 26, 2012 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Business


Potential crops – workers and wheat

Today, let's focus on two potential crops for 2013, students graduating from Barton to join the workforce and wheat. This past Wednesday was Barton's College to Community Day. Starting at 8 a.m., students visited various businesses calling Great Bend home. These are students pursuing degrees areas as diverse as criminal justice, early childhood, automotive, and computer networking to agriculture. Agriculture students visited Great Bend Feeding, Northview Nursery, and Straub International. These businesses each spent about sixty minutes describing their business, what it takes to succeed, what types of jobs they need, what they are looking for in ...

October 26, 2012 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture


Chiefs have rough history with starting quarterbacks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs are turning away from a former seventh-round draft pick whose career is spiraling toward ignominy, and putting the offense in the hands of a former first-round draft pick whose own career thus far has been a disappointment.

October 26, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Co-Op receives national recognition for Cram the Van

Wheatland Electric Cooperative recently received recognition in the 2015 "Spotlight on Excellence" national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Wheatland received a Gold Award in the Best Event Category for the Cram the Van food drive. Shawn Powelson, Manager of Member Services and Corporate Communications coordinated the award-winning event.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Military families have an ally in BBB’s Military Line

The approach of Memorial Day reminds thoughtful Americans of those who serve in uniform. It's a time of reflection about the sacrifice that many have made for the rest of us. The Better Business Bureau honors the memory of those who served our nation and remains mindful of the needs of the families of military members who continue to serve.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


A Little Agriculture Fun

First, here's hoping everyone has a safe, enjoyable Memorial Day and takes a moment to reflect on the meaning of the holiday. The rains of the past several weeks have greatly improved soil moisture conditions and while many have commented on the cold, the weather has been closer to the long-term average the springs of the recent past. The purpose of today's column is to kick back a bit and test your agricultural knowledge. First let's have a little fun with wheat. Answers appear at the end of the column.

May 24, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Kansas 4-H to award scholarships to 64 students

The Kansas 4-H Foundation has selected 64 students to share more than $59,000 in scholarships, rewarding them for their dedication and leadership as Kansas 4-H members.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Kansas 4-H announces State Project winners

The Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program has named the 2015 State 4-H Project Winners.

May 24, 2015 | | Club News


Sterling College graduates 125 at Commencement 2015

The Sterling College Class of 2015 walked across the stage in Gleason Physical Education Center on May 16, to mark the end of their time at Sterling College. President Scott Rich shook the hands of each graduate as they were welcomed into the family of Sterling College Alumni.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


BBB Wise Giving Alliance joins Federal and State Regulators for major charity fraud announcement

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined with the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, and State Charity Regulators today to help the donating public avoid questionable fund raising circumstances and find trustworthy charities to support. The FTC announced a major action against Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Foundation awards $54,000 in scholarships to area students

Every year, the need for scholarships is greater than the available resources. As tuition continues to rise, support of scholarships becomes even more invaluable.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Satisfied spring: Students earn degrees from Kansas State University

Nearly 3,000 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this spring.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Great Bend Masonic Lodge #15 scholarships

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Debbie Wise retiring from First Kansas Bank

Debbie Wise has announced her retirement from First Kansas Bank. She is currently Assistant Vice President and Security Officer for the Bank. Paul Snapp commented, "Since joining First Kansas Bank, Debbie has brought her knowledge of the community and friendly attitude to our customers. Our bank team and customers will miss her infectious enthusiasm."

May 24, 2015 | | Business


13 Things Reader's Digest Won't Tell You

If not for my son Gideon (age 11), I might have missed my deadline this week.

May 24, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Memorial Day

What's our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt.

May 24, 2015 | James F. Burns | Columnists


Memorial Day

May 24, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


For Memorial Day - Special-Needs Students Honor Veterans

It was the most moving Memorial Day ceremony I've ever attended.

May 24, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


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