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Tompkins reunion

The descendants of John and Abi Tompkins gathered in St. John for their annual reunion on July 19, at the IOOF Hall. A covered dish dinner was followed by visiting and a photo session.

July 26, 2015 | | Reunions




Sugercane aphids

Sugarcane aphids have a good chance of being a serious issue in Sorghum fields this year. Despite a slow start in 2015, the sugarcane aphid is now spreading fast. The aphid has been causing serious problems in Georgia where some farmers have been seeking insecticide alternatives after two applications of Transform, the allowable limit. This week, economically significant infestations were found as far north as Noble, Kay, and Grant Counties in Oklahoma, right on the Kansas state line. With some southerly wind, we will soon get winged aphids landing in Kansas sorghum.

July 26, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Beat the Heat with Plenty of Fluids

We made it through the Barton County Fair with just a couple of really hot days. Some of the surrounding counties have not been that lucky. Our unused supplies have been returned to the storage area and we are back to our summer programming. Looking at my calendar I have an educational program titled, "Beat the Heat" which will be presented on Tuesday, July 28th at 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Senior Center.

July 26, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


It’s time to divide Bearded Iris

Showy, elegant, and easy are terms that describe bearded iris flowers, and because they grow so well in the heartland, it's a good idea to divide them every few years, according to Kansas State University horticulturist, Ward Upham.

July 26, 2015 | | Local Life


Kansas State University researchers attack antibiotic resistance, improve public policy

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers are looking at the growing problem of antibiotic resistance and are helping shape public policy on the issue to keep humans and animals healthy.

July 26, 2015 | | Agriculture


Boy Scout Troop 184 trip

July 26, 2015 | | Club News


4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year

The Barton County 4-H Holding Board announces the recipients of 4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year.

July 26, 2015 | | Education


Where Are Those Polts?

There are several breakfast or coffee meetings in our area. They are usually comprised of the same core group with a few occasional stragglers that drop in. I have observed that politicians want to "test the water" by making a photo op and pretend to be interested in the ideas or conclusions of these "grass root" citizens. Excuse me if I don't see the common sense of our coffee clatches reflected in the national debate and policy- we are usually befuddled by the actions of those we thought we elected to represent us. We have firm ideas and opinions ...

July 26, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Sustaining Agriculture – Conclusion

To wrap up this series let's examine what would happen if conventional agriculture abandoned the practices discussed last week as called for by the sustainable agriculture movement. How "sustainable" would that be for the environment? First a reminder of what we are defining as sustainable:

July 26, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Trail segment and four historic districts among listings added to National Register of Historic Plac

The Kansas Historical Society announced that a segment of the Smoky Hill Trail and Butterfield Overland Despatch and four historic districts are among the newest Kansas listings added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places entered eight Kansas listings into the Register on July 7. The Keeper also removed three demolished properties from the register. This action brings the total number of Kansas listings in the National Register to 1,400.

July 26, 2015 | | Local News


Roger the dodger

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


No Outrage From Environmentalists About Pot?

File this in the large and growing 'Government Unintended Consequences' folder.

July 26, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Rumpus Chumpus Trumpus

For all those bemoaning the lack of noise in the Republican presidential sweepstakes, it's time to get down on our knees and give thanks to Donald Trump because whatever that man touches turns to loud. He's the gift that keeps on blaring. Has all the delicate innuendo of concrete curtain rods. Not just a loose cannon, more like a loose aircraft carrier.

July 26, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Trumps mind

July 26, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


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Barton volleyball tabbed 7th in Jayhawk West race

Most polls in the Jayhawk Conference reflect the previous season. The recently released volleyball poll is no different for the Barton Community College team and ...

August 19, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton men look to challenge for Jayhawk soccer title – again

The reputation is solid. The Barton Community College men's soccer team is good year after year.

August 19, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


OTR for Aug. 19, 2015

Barton County Sheriff

August 19, 2015 | | On the Record


Zobrist keeps contributing with clutch homer

CINCINNATI- Ben Zobrist has come up with some clutch at-bats since putting on a Royals uniform and that continued on Tuesday night when he hit ...

August 19, 2015 | ROBERT BONDY/MLB.com | AP Sports


Chiefs’ Fisher limps off as team resumes training camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs have spent all of training camp shuffling their offensive line, trying to use the competition to figure out their ...

August 19, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Error helps Royals outlast Reds in 13 innings

CINCINNATI- In a game that turned wild in the late innings, the Royals claimed a 3-1 victory over the Reds in 13 innings on Tuesday ...

August 19, 2015 | Mark Sheldon, MLB.COM | AP Sports


Maybe we should elect a Muppet as president

God Bless America, and how's everybody?

August 19, 2015 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Democrats Panicking

August 19, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Hot & Cold: Air Conditioning's Mixed Blessing

Air conditioning was invented 110 years ago and, boy, has it changed the world - both for the good and not so good.

August 19, 2015 | | Columnists


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will take place at The Reserve at Trail Ridge. 811 Grant Street (west of Wal-Mart) at 9:30 ...

August 19, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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