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Hurricane Sandy relief filled with pork

Many news outlets are reporting that President Obama's proposed $60.4 billion federal aid bill for Hurricane Sandy victims is packed with pork. I contacted my White House insider, Deep Mole, to get some answers.

January 02, 2013 | BY TOM PURCELL | Columnists


Congress needs lessons from sports

After four horrible seasons, the Jacksonville Jaguars canned their general manager. The Bears missed the playoffs, and now Lovie Smith is unemployed. And now Andy Reid, once called "coach for life" by the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, is out of work.

January 02, 2013 | BY JASON STANFORD | Columnists


Ellinwood to have Red Cross blood drive

ELLINWOOD - The Red Cross will have an Ellinwood Community blood drive at St. Joseph Parish center, 110 W. 2nd St. from 2-7 p.m. on Jan. 14.

January 02, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


EGS receives visit from Mrs. Claus

January 02, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


HHS debaters honored

HOISINGTON - Recently, Hoisington High School sophomore Brandy Bodine and freshmen Robbie Willesden were named the Outstanding Debaters of the Cardinal Debate Team this past season. Robbie and Brandy, along with junior Jenny Fercking, earned letters in debate. All three were novice (first year) debaters.

January 02, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Charities Need Your Help All Year Round

While Obama moves his fiscal chess pieces toward the inevitable cliff (or more like a boat ramp), and the sad and equally inevitable failed ideas of gun control stain newspapers and online news sites, I would like to take this moment to address America's most generous contributors of time, talent and treasure to charities - conservatives.

January 01, 2013 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Tips offered in times of low temperatures

TOPEKA – As winter weather chills the state, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is encouraging all Kansans to be safe and exercise caution when temperatures drop below freezing.

January 01, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Kenneth Jeno

BELLEVILLE – Kenneth Jeno, 74, died Dec. 29, 2012. Born in Rice County, Minn., he was the son of Herbert and Charlotte (Johnson) Jeno. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy.

January 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Gene W. Boomhower 1933 - 2012

DIGHTON - Gene W. Boomhower, 79, died Dec. 29, 2012, at Lane County Hospital in Dighton. Born March 15, 1933, in Hoisington, he was the son of J.E. "Toots" and Amalia (Boxberger) Boomhower. Gene graduated from Hoisington High School with the Class of 1951. On March 23, 1952, he married Marlene Susank in Hoisington. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge he returned to Barton County to farm with his father and in 1963 moved to Lane County and was a lifelong farmer. He and Marlene celebrated their 60th wedding ...

January 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Happy New Year Mr. President

LA JOLLA - Happy New Year, everybody, and God bless America.

January 01, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Maxine C. Rogers 1911 - 2012

Maxine C. Rogers, 101, died Dec. 29 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born March 27, 1911 in Larned, she was the daughter of John William and Salina Ann (Ferree) Grizzle. On Jan. 2, 1932 she married Preston James Rogers in Ellinwood. He died on May 3, 1988. A resident of Great Bend since 1929, coming from Larned, she was a homemaker.

January 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


New Year's Toast

January 01, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Ode 2 2012

And so we bid a not-so-fond farewell to the bow of another large unwieldy year as it sinks slowly over the horizon wobbling unsteadily towards the graveyard of memory. And cheers erupt from we folks on shore waving the double-handed "L for loser" sign above our heads. "So long. See ya. Don't let the door slam you in the butt on the way out. And if you got any brothers or sisters, don't give them this address."

January 01, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


Norman W. Chakir 1918 - 2012

Norman W. Chakir, 94, died Dec. 30, 2012, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 8, 1918, at Ellis, the son of William A. and Louise (Schoenthaler) Chakir. Norman married Mildred Kohlmeier in 1944, in Ellinwood. She passed away in 1974. He then married Hilda Griffith on March 10, 1981, at Miami, Okla. She survives.

January 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Lela Wilson

Lela Wilson, 102, died Dec. 31, 2012, at Sterling House Of Great Bend, Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

January 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Amish Romance Novels: Is That Even A Thing?

I had never really thought about such books existing, but the May 8 "Newsweek" reports that Amish romance novels are big business, accounting for as much as half of the inspirational fiction market and involving dozens of new titles each month.

May 15, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


IRS Workers

May 15, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Help wanted – careers in agriculture

It's graduation season for secondary and post-secondary education. Some graduates are continuing their formal education and many are looking for work. Many are still trying to figure out their career. Too many have never considered agriculture as a career path for a variety of perceived reasons: low wages, poor benefits, they don't hire women, less than desirable working conditions, no experience in agriculture, no jobs, no opportunity for advancement. All of those perceptions are wrong. This column isn't saying there aren't less than desirable jobs in agriculture but these jobs are shrinking as agriculture adapts to ...

May 15, 2015 | | Agriculture


Kirmser Awards recognize exceptional undergraduates at KSU

MANHATTAN - Outstanding undergraduate research in topics ranging from presidential history to biosystems engineering has earned several Kansas State University students the Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award, presented through the K-State Libraries.

May 15, 2015 | | Education


From Barton to bachelor’s

MANHATTAN - Nathan Legleiter always wanted a Kansas State University degree, but he needed a way to complete it while living and working in the Great Bend area. He used a special partnership between Barton Community College and the university to complete his bachelor's degree in general business.

May 15, 2015 | | Education


BCC receives $317K for Camp Aldrich

The directors of the Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation delivered a $317,000 check Wednesday toward construction of the new Camp Aldrich Dining Hall.

May 14, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


OTR for May 15, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 14, 2015 | | On the Record


CPMS May students of the month selected

Central Plains Middle School recognizes Delaney Rugan, seventh grader, and Jameson Whiterock, fifth grader, as the May Students of the Month.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Education


City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes the placing of flowers at Great Bend Cemetery, the Community Improvement District public hearing and ordinance for the new Holiday Inn Express and the Kansas Department of Transportation Federal Funds Exchange Program.

May 14, 2015 | | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an introduction of the new Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch, the purchase of a replacement Sheriff's Office patrol car and a report on city-wide clean-up efforts.

May 14, 2015 | | Local News


Fox shoots 80 on second day of NJCAA

NEWTON – It was another up and down day for Landon Fox.

May 14, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Cougar women move into Top 10 at NJCAA golf meet

MESA, Ariz.- With a solid third day of action the Barton Community College women's golf team is now among the nation's top 10 with just one day left at the NJCAA National meet at Longbow Golf Club.

May 14, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Panther softball vs. Hutch moved to 5 p.m. start, JV softball vs. Larned cancelled

Due to wet field conditions, today's regular season finale between Great Bend and Hutch softball has been moved to a 5 p.m. start. Today's JV softball game against Larned has been cancelled.

May 14, 2015 | | Prep Sports


GBHS baseball moved to Larned

Due to wet field conditions today's Panther baseball games against Larned, originally scheduled to be played at home, have been moved to Larned's Moffett Field with the first pitched scheduled for 5 p.m. The JV games will be played at Jordaan Park in Larned.

May 14, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Citizens need to pay attention

Dear Editor,

May 14, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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