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Pedestrian killed after being hit by semi

An Olmitz man died after being hit by a semi-trailer Wednesday night, as he was walking on U.S. 56 near Dundee.

March 31, 2011 | By Tribune staff | News


Drivers Ed parents to meet at GBHS Commons area

There will be a Drivers Ed parent meeting in the Commons area of Great Bend High School on Wednesday. Students interested in taking driver education must be age 14 by June 1. Last names starting A-M will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Last names N-Z will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Enrollment will take place after the meeting; enrollment forms will not be accepted without payment. Cost for the class is $150 ($100 for students qualifying for free/reduced lunches).

March 31, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Tanner Hlavaty Memorial Scholarship Benefit Dinner announced

The Tanner Hlavaty Memorial Scholarship Benefit Dinner will be held from 4-7 p.m. April 17 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Olmitz. The menu will include Tanner's favorite foods: Hot dogs, beans, chips, macaroni and cheese, and Oreo dirt cake. Free-will offerings will be accepted and proceeds will go toward a scholarship fund for Otis-Bison High School seniors.

March 31, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Arts Center announces tag sale

A tag sale at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend, has been rescheduled. Executive Director Karen Neuforth said the said will be held Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items including ceramics, paintings, frames and LPs will be on sale, with proceeds benefiting the BCAC. Donations are also welcome.

March 31, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Recycling center will celebrate Earth Day

Sunflower Diversified Services will celebrate the Earth Day for an entire week, April 16-22, by collecting electronic waste and bicycles for recycling at its First Step Recycling location at 1010 Hubbard St.

March 31, 2011 | By Tribune staff | News




Linda K. Saenz 1953-2011

Linda K. Saenz 1953-2011

March 31, 2011 | | Obituaries


MLB 2011: Phils early World Series favorite

Bruce Bochy has already picked the Phillies as his World Series favorite, and that's coming from the manager who knows something about Philadelphia's aces.

March 31, 2011 | | AP Sports


Robert L. Grubbs

Robert L. Grubbs 1930 - 2011

March 31, 2011 | | Obituaries


Young Seeks Position on USD 428 Board of Education

Dwight Young formally announces his candidacy for the USD 428 School Board. Young's first involvement with the Board of Education started when he Co-chaired the Building Excellent Schools Together (B.E.S.T.) Committee and was appointed to the Board for the 1996-97 school year. That process demonstrated the importance of maintaining the districts structures for future use. Young pledges to care for the infrastructure of the district as well as the students, staff and patrons that utilize them. Young was first elected to the Board in 2001 and has served as Board President since 2003. Young represents the ...

March 31, 2011 | | Local News


Wilkins attacked at Hawks game

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks say Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkiins was attacked by a fan after their victory over the Orlando Magic.

March 31, 2011 | | AP Sports


Why the rich don't feel rich -- Purcell

Get this: Rich folks aren't feeling very rich.

March 31, 2011 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


No fear of him being average

Mark Richardson, 21, of Oklahoma City is the most recent con man to seek care givers to attend to him intimately as he dresses in a diaper, feigns autism and claims to require constant care.

March 31, 2011 | | News of the Weird


It's time to pray for America -- Reagan

If President Obama's address to the nation the other night was meant to keep the American people up-to-date on the situation in the Middle East, it missed its mark, leaving us in a state of confusion.

March 31, 2011 | Mike Reagan | Columnists


BCC, Hoisington High School postponements

BCC athletics rescheduling

March 30, 2011 | | Local Sports


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Check It Out!

There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.

January 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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