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Sheriff steps up patrols with new program

Sheriff Brian Bellendir said a new traffic safety program aims to reduce accidents, especially at problem areas. The first effort will take place between 7:30 and 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, on U.S. 281 from the Great Bend city limits to milepost 108.

May 02, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Grow gardens in small places

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session on container and small space gardening" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. The program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

May 02, 2013 | | Area Briefs


BCC Sidewalk Art contest rescheduled

Barton Community College will host its sixth annual Sidewalk Art Contest May 8 and 9 on the sidewalk outside the Shafer Art Gallery.

May 02, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Recycled flowers

Recycled Memorial Day flowers are being sold by Volunteers in Action. They are available week days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1025 Main, Room D 114, Great Bend, and at the RSVP thrift shop in Hoisington, which is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. These flowers have been fluffed by RSVP volunteers and will be sold at bargain basement prices. There are stems as well as sprays and arrangements. Proceeds will be used to fund a recognition event for RSVP volunteers.

May 02, 2013 | | Local News


Snow forces postponement of Royals game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rain started to fall at first pitch, and by the time the Kansas City Royals' game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed Thursday afternoon, Kauffman Stadium resembled a snow globe.

May 02, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Spring fun

May 02, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Library receives book donation

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Public Library will begin the 2013 Summer Reading Program on Wednesday, June 5. The Program's theme this summer is "Dig Into Reading". In addition to the hundreds of kids' books on the shelves in the Library, Summer Reading participants will be able to choose from 67 new books that were recently donated by The Libri Foundation of Eugene, Oregon.

May 02, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


KOSE director pleased with rally turnout

By Dave Ranney

May 02, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Jordaan Library to feature program Friday

LARNED - Jordaan Library will feature a special noon Lunch Bites program Friday on aprons.

May 02, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned All-School Reunion deadline is May 15

LARNED - The first ever Larned All-School Renunion is scheduled June 7 to 9. It is for anyone who has ever attended or taught in any Larned School.

May 02, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


It’s spring time for Kim Jung Un

HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?

May 02, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


This Is What Intolerance Smells Like

President Obama's new "religious tolerance" consultant to the Pentagon, Mikey Weinstein, wants Christian military service members who openly talk about their faith in uniform to be charged with treason, which is a crime punishable by death according to military law.

May 02, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Bush Library Reading Material

May 02, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


GBHS Drafting students take field trip

It's way too early to speculate, but a dream conceived by some Great Bend High School drafting students may one day be reality.

May 02, 2013 | | Local News


Portland’s Lillard named NBA Rookie of the Year

PORTLAND, Ore. - It's unanimous: Damian Lillard is the NBA's Rookie of the Year.

May 01, 2013 | | AP Sports


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Cards, Royals set to renew rivalry series in KC

The Cardinals will send right-hander Lance Lynn to the hill Friday night in Kansas City against Royals righty Chris Young.

May 22, 2015 | Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Barton baseball to hold skills camp in June

The Barton Community College baseball program in conjunction with the Big Bend Batters Box will conduct a 3-day baseball skills camp in June.

May 22, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


​BCC trustees meeting change

The next meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees has been changed to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

May 22, 2015 | | News


News Update

May 22, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Memorial Day travel forecast: Kansans Ready for vacation

TOPEKA – Memorial Day AAA projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase over last year and the highest volume since 2005. Nearly 89 percent of travelers (33 million) will travel by automobile, an increase of 5.3 percent from the 31.3 million who traveled by automobile last year, and the largest growth seen in five years. The expected rise in car travel is driven by factors that include rising consumer optimism brought on by improving finances, increased purchasing power and lower gas prices.

May 22, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Memorial Day travel forecast: Kansans Ready for vacation

TOPEKA – Memorial Day AAA projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase over last year and the highest volume since 2005. Nearly 89 percent of travelers (33 million) will travel by automobile, an increase of 5.3 percent from the 31.3 million who traveled by automobile last year, and the largest growth seen in five years. The expected rise in car travel is driven by factors that include rising consumer optimism brought on by improving finances, increased purchasing power and lower gas prices.

May 22, 2015 | | News


New operating manager at Club 1 Fitness continues family legacy

Club 1 Fitness announced this week the installation of a new Operations Manager, Chris Berger.

May 22, 2015 | | Business


Thanks to community

Dear Editor,

May 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Support for pool

Dear Editor

May 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Communities should be involved in pool decision

Dear Editor,

May 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Groundbreaking of NBAF

Dear Editor,

May 21, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Beware of Barbecued Bugs

Dear Editor:

May 21, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Obama and TPP

May 21, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


The Governor in the Tin Foil Hat

Operation Jade Helm has inspired a million jokes, and some of them have even been funny. But as much as comedians might jump on Greg Abbott for sending the Texas State Guard to monitor military exercises as the latest excuse to mock the reactionary rubes south of the Red River, Texas now faces an existential crisis: Is the Governor really this crazy?

May 21, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Walter (Mac) Fox 1946-2015

LARNED - Walter (Mac) Fox, 92, passed away May 20, 2015, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Sept. 12, 1922, in Larned, he was the son of Walter M. and Gladys Strader Fox. On Dec. 15, 1946, he married Dorothy D. Goldsmith in Wichita. She passed away on May 16, 2013. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer, worked at Larned State Hospital as the plumbing shop foreman for 32 years and also worked at Boeing for one year before going in the service.

May 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


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