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Government Photo Database Raises Privacy Concerns

In July, Sen. Al Franken opened a Senate hearing on the privacy and civil liberties implications of facial recognition technology by affirming some incontrovertible facts. "You can change your password. You can get a new credit card. But you can't change your fingerprint, and you can't change your face," Franken said. "Unless I guess you go to a great, you know, deal of trouble."

October 31, 2012 | | Columnists


Will Voter Fraud Taint This Election?

America used to have the most democratic elections in the world. It doesn't anymore. Antiquated technology, along with the failure to clean dirty voter rolls of dead and moved voters, plus gridlock blocking efforts to fix the problems have left our system in shambles.

October 31, 2012 | | Columnists


Undecided

October 31, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Brownback's tax plan is scary

Dear Editor,

October 31, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Prep state football playoffs

HIGH SCHOOL STATE

October 30, 2012 | | Prep Sports


No. 7 KU cruises past Emporia State

LAWRENCE - Perry Ellis had 15 points and seven rebounds in his college debut, and No. 7 Kansas used a big first-half run to put away Emporia State 88-54 in an exhibition game Tuesday night.

October 30, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Cardinals eliminated by 'Horns

HOLCOMB - Hoisington High School had its football season end at the hands of Holcomb in a first-round game of the Class 3A state playoffs on Tuesday night.

October 30, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Top Cats still consider themselves underdogs

MANHATTAN - It may seem odd that an undefeated team, ranked third in the country and barreling toward the BCS title game, would consider itself an underdog.

October 30, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Robert W. Bretz 1956 - 2012

ALTON, Ill. - Robert W. Bretz, 56, of Alton, Ill., died on Oct. 29 at his home. Born Jan. 18, 1956 in Oakley, he was the son of Samuel L. Bretz and Alice (Brant) Bretz. In 1981, he received a bachelor's degree in Horticulture from Kansas State University. On April 28, 1984, he married Brenda J. Schilling in Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Seward. He worked for the Parkway School District in St. Louis for 18 years in the Facilities Department.

October 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Phillip Glenn Wynn Jr. 1927 - 2012

Phillip Glenn Wynn Jr., 85, died Oct. 28 at the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born June 22, 1927 in Geneseo, he was the son of Glenn and Irene Campbell Wynn. He graduated from Geneseo High School and attended McPherson College. On May 17, 1947, he married Melva Jeannine Neal in Geneseo. She died on Nov. 4, 1977. On Dec. 18, 1977 he married Ruth Willard Kasselman in Sterling. A resident of Great Bend since 1967, having lived in Hutchinson for the past year, he was employed for 37 years by National Supply Company in oilfield sales.

October 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


​Library Teen Dept. showing ‘Spider-Man’

Monday, Nov. 5, is Teen Movie Day at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. The library will show the movie "Spider-Man" at 4 p.m. This free movie is open to students in grades 7-12. For more information visit the website at greatbendpl.info or call 792-2409.

October 30, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Barton theater to hold auditions for spring musical

Barton Community College's Theater Department will hold auditions for its spring 2013 Broadway musical production, "Is There Life After High School?" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Auditions are open to students and community members. Actors must have a song prepared. An accompanist will be provided.

October 30, 2012 | | Area Briefs


OTR for Oct. 31, 2012

Kansas Highway Patrol

October 30, 2012 | | On the Record


Crime Stoppers seeks info on equipment damage

Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking anonymous information about damage done to road construction equipment belonging to the Barton County Road and Bridge Department. Sometime between 6 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 19, equipment located in the 700 block of SE 30 Road was vandalized. Damaged was estimated at $500.

October 30, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Band

October 30, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


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​Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines announced

TOPEKA - The Kansas State Department of Education has announced this year's income guidelines for free and reduced-price meals with agencies in the Child and ...

August 03, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Bat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball game

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 9-year-old bat boy has died after he was accidentally hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game ...

August 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cowboys’ Dez Bryant tangles with teammate in camp skirmish

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony ...

August 03, 2015 | SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writers | AP Sports


Barton Blazers finish successful summer season

WICHITA- The Barton Blazers ended their summer season by placing seventh at nationals. The event was held in Wichita, KS. The Blazers went 5-3 over ...

August 03, 2015 | | Local Sports


Zobrist's blast isn't enough to rescue Royals

TORONTO- Right-hander R.A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings and Chris Colabello smashed a two-run homer as the Blue Jays earned a 5-2 win over ...

August 03, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Nation’s Top Ten Consumer Complaints 2014

The Consumer Federation of America issued the following news release:

August 02, 2015 | | Business


2015 Pawnee Rock All Class Reunion

2015 Pawnee Rock All Class Reunion will be on August 8, at the Angus Inn in Great Bend. The reunion will begin at 3 p ...

August 02, 2015 | | Reunions


International Award Winner President of local Pilot Club

The 2014-2015 Pearl Sparks Pilot Service Award was awarded to the incoming President of Great Bend Pilot Club, Betty Schneider. Betty was recognized at the ...

August 02, 2015 | | Club News


The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking items

The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking items for an agricultural exhibit which will run for two years. The items needed are a pivot flowmeter, a ...

August 02, 2015 | | Local News


ONE Gas Foundation contributes to Central Kansas United Way

The ONE Gas Foundation recently presented, on behalf of its Kansas Gas Service division, a $2,300 donation grant to the United Way of Central ...

August 02, 2015 | | Business


Consumer Corner: Check credit reports regularly for signs of fraud

You've probably seen those commercials on TV – the ones offering you a free credit report or credit score. Many of these companies are trying ...

August 02, 2015 | Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt | Business


Make sure your college checklist includes insurance

Many of us have watched our children head off to college. Remembering to pack everything they need is always a challenge. This is especially true ...

August 02, 2015 | By Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance | Education


Congress Inspects Nuclear Deal with Iran

August 02, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


The War Against Planned Parenthood

Whenever the Republicans target Planned Parenthood, I always remember what Jon Kyl said in the spring of 2011. Because the GOP senator's lie - and ...

August 02, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Dumb as Trump

Trump can't help being Trump.

August 02, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


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