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Listening, learning, leading

Most people in agriculture know this time of year is meeting season. Everyone from seed and chemical companies to producer groups and government agriculture groups take advantage of this "down" period to educate, inform, and listen. Some meetings are designed to inform those attending while some are designed to listen to those attending. The best meetings do both. Several of these opportunities have occurred here at Barton recently.

February 08, 2013 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture


Left and right are not opposite equals

Are the left and the right in this country pretty much the same except for ideology? Are liberals and conservatives basically two sides of the same coin? One side you have one opinion, the other side an opposing view. Are the parties in America symmetrical?

February 08, 2013 | BY TINA DUPUY | Columnists


Barton briefs

Hoisington Food Bank open Monday

February 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood Police Report

Ellinwood Police Department January Report

February 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Check It Out!

ELLINWOOD - There are new books on CD at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:

February 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


GBHS Hall of Fame tickets on sale

Ticket sales for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are available in the Activities Office at Great Bend High School. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Highland Convention Center. The 2012 inductees include 1968 graduate, Karla (Bender) Leibham and Bill McKown, class of 1974. Tickets are $15. Those planning to attend, but have not sent an RSVP, or wish to purchase tickets, can contact the Activities Office at 620-793-1560.

February 08, 2013 | | Local News


Forensics season has successful start

The Great Bend High School Forensics Team traveled to two tournaments, on Feb. 2nd. One group went to Kinsley and the other went to South Barber High School (Kiowa). Both teams placed 4th overall in sweepstakes and competed against approximately 20 different schools at both tournaments. Six students competed at the Kinsley tournament. Three students qualified to finals in the Informative event. Kameko Schultz placed 2nd, Riley Jones placed 3rd and Rebecca Clark placed 6th. In Original Oration event, Clara Kachanes placed 1st qualifiying to the State Championship Tournament and Jesus Sandoval placed 3rd. In Humorous Solo Acting Schultz placed ...

February 08, 2013 | | Local News


Do not pass go

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

February 08, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Drone Whisperer

February 08, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Pilot project for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities is unveiled

TOPEKA – Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan today unveiled a pilot project to provide persons served on the Home and Community Based Services Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled (I/DD) program with full participation in the KanCare system. The project is scheduled to begin March 1, and will last for 10 months.

February 08, 2013 | | Local News


Illini upset top-ranked Hoosiers

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tyler Griffey made an uncontested layup at the buzzer off a baseline inbounds pass and Illinois beat No. 1 Indiana 74-72 on Thursday night, the fifth straight week the nation's top-ranked team has lost.

February 07, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Celtics rout Lakers for sixth straight win

BOSTON - Paul Pierce scored 24 points and led a third-quarter surge as the Boston Celtics routed the Los Angeles Lakers 116-95 on Thursday night, improving to 6-0 since losing point guard Rajon Rondo for the season with a torn knee ligament.

February 07, 2013 | | AP Sports


​Pancake Supper at St. Johns Episcopal

St. Johns Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St. in Great Bend, will hold a pancake and sausage supper from 5-7 p.m. on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 12. A freewill offering would be appreciated.

February 07, 2013 | | Religion


​Balls to speak at next Aglow

Great Bend Aglow will meet Saturday, Feb. 9, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. The guest speakers are Mark and Krista Ball, Great Bend. Sign-in and social time begin at 9 a.m. The meeting starts at 9:30 am. Everyone is welcome to attend.

February 07, 2013 | | Religion


Ellinwood K of C to hold fish fry

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus are having a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St. Proceeds go to area charities; the suggested donation is $8 for people 11 years of age and old, and $3 for children under 10.

February 07, 2013 | | Religion


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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by AT&T Wireless, 3407 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Cindy Parr and Dale Hogg. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 12, 2015 | | Local News


Cavs and Bulls recovering, Clippers aiming to oust Rockets

There's been former MVP's winning games with dramatic buzzer-beating jumpers. There's been injuries to stars. There's been a coach getting questioned by his own team.

May 12, 2015 | TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


MLB pumps up ball security after Tom Brady flap

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball pumped up security for its game balls this season in the wake of the Tom Brady flap.

May 12, 2015 | BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Warriors tie their semifinal at 2-2, rout Grizzlies 101-84

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Steve Kerr challenged his Golden State Warriors to ratchet up the intensity to playoff-level. With MVP Stephen Curry leading the way, they responded and looked like the team that cruised through the regular season.

May 12, 2015 | TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Duffy, Royals stumble in opener with Rangers

ARLINGTON -- Adrian Beltre's 399th career home run and another strong outing from Colby Lewis helped the Rangers open their homestand with a 8-2 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Globe Life Park.

May 12, 2015 | T.R. Sullivan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Local gas prices below state average

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.42 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.66.

May 12, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


GBMS tennis and soccer teams donate items to Heartland Cancer Center

It was a friendly challenge between two teams but the win went to patients at the Heartland Cancer Center.

May 12, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


Central Prarie League golf tournament results from Claflin

Top 10 individual medalists:

May 12, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Joyce L. Boos 1940-2015

Joyce L. Boos, 74, died May 10, at Bixby Southtown Nursing Home, Bixby, Okla. Born Oct. 19, 1940 at Winfield, she was the daughter of John James Hutto and Opal (Spittler) White.

May 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Naomi L. Converse 1938 - 2015

GARFIELD - Naomi L. Converse, 76, went to Heaven on May 10, at Via Christi Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita. Born Dec. 11, 1938, in Larned, she was the daughter of Vernon Henry and Ella Angela Wilson Meckfessel. A lifetime area resident, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandma, sister, nana and aunt. She farmed alongside her husband, Alan, for 58 years. She loved harvesting crops especially wheat. No one touched her combine! Most of all, she loved her husband and family. Her grandchildren filled her life with joy watching them dance, act, sing, and play sports. She made family time ...

May 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


William Edgar Sturtz 1934-2015

ELLINWOOD - William Edgar Sturtz, 80, passed away at Country Place Senior Living in Ellinwood, KS on May 10. Born June 24, at Shattuck, Okla., he was the son of Willie and Roselea (Miller) Sturtz.

May 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kansas high school students participate in Vortex Art Day

About 100 Kansas high school students flocked to Barton Community College to get hands-on experience from Barton's art professionals and participate in a juried art exhibit on Thursday.

May 11, 2015 | | News


Vandalism reports in Great Bend

Great Bend police received reports of criminal damage to property at two locations on Saturday morning. Someone threw paint on the side of the house at 1208 Morphy St., and someone spray painted the Funtime Bingo building at 2805 Ninth St.

May 11, 2015 | | News


Drug busts reported

Great Bend police made a narcotics arrest at 1:38 a.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of Jackson Street, after a driver allegedly failed to use her turn signal.

May 11, 2015 | | News


Man reports knife attack

A 20-year-old man told Great Bend police he was battered by someone carrying a knife, around 9:46 p.m. Friday in the area of 19th and Holland St. He did not know the subject. An aggravated battery case was taken.

May 11, 2015 | | News


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