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​Barton Community College invites community to celebrate Poetry Month

Barton Community College will celebrate Poetry month through April by offering community members a chance to share original poetry or to recite others poetry at live reading sessions from 12:15-12:45 p.m. on April 10, 17 and 24 in the Student Union as well as an opportunity to upload their own poetry to Barton's website.

April 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs


New shredder caters to low-volume walk-ins at Sunflower Recycling

The new equipment is installed and ready to shred confidential documents for lower-volume, walk-in customers at Sunflower Recycling's new drop-off location, 5523 10th.

April 05, 2013 | | Local News


KFTA's student application deadline extended

EMPORIA - Kansas high school students interested in careers in education have an extra few weeks to apply for the Kansas Future Teacher Academy. With the previous deadline of March 15 having passed, applications will now be accepted through April 12.

April 05, 2013 | | Education


Alex Roberts receives Distinguished Scholars award

PEA RIDGE, Ark. - Alex Roberts has received a Distinguished Scholars award from Arkansas Tech University, beginning with the fall 2013 semester. Roberts, who is majoring in English education, is the son of Eric and Lisa Tolan. His grandparents are Larry Hunt and Kent and Terri Kohls, all of Great Bend; Connie and Jim Knowles of Grove, Okla.; and Linda and Doug Holley of Shell Knob, Mo.

April 05, 2013 | | Education


BCC employees recognized for their years of service

Barton Community College honored 20 employees during an all-college forum March 28, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service.

April 05, 2013 | | Education


OPI's Tom Curran has eye for design

When an Office Products Inc. customer is wondering how to equip a workplace or home environment, Tom Curran is the go-to guy. His colleagues have long known about his furniture and design capabilities, and now he has received a prestigious award for his efforts, said Jim Grabbe, OPI sales manager.

April 05, 2013 | | Business


World Pest Control & Sunflower Services preaches public awareness of household pests during April

SYLVAN GROVE - World Pest Control & Sunflower Services, with its branch office in Otis, encourages public awareness of pests and reminds homeowners to pest-proof the home this spring.

April 05, 2013 | | Business


St. Rose celebrates pioneering spirit on its 110th birthday

The Dominican Sisters' pioneering heritage started Great Bend's first hospital at the dawn of the 20th century and their direct influence continues today - 110 years later.

April 05, 2013 | | Business


Long-time tax preparer to the honored

H&R Block invites friends of Joelene Bryant to an open house to celebrate her 40th anniversary as a tax preparer.

April 05, 2013 | | Business


Featured cartoon

April 05, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


MARSH MUSINGS

Spring turkey season opened in Kansas on April 1. There are some other things that happen about this time every year also. The morel mushrooms start to appear and they are one of the finest delicacies in the world. A secret spot to collect those mushrooms is a treasure far beyond money. The other thing that happens is that the asparagus in my garden starts to push its head up through the crowns of last year. It is a gastronomical extravaganza that doesn't last very long-- but it is elegant eating for a few weeks. Sandra makes a asparagus ...

April 05, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Mystic Blues to perform

ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood High School Mystic Blues will present its annual "After Dinner Theater" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 and at 3 p.m.Sunday, April 21 in the Ellinwood High School Auditorium. The Mystic Blues are a singing and dancing group. Members have to try out each year.

April 05, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Summer Street Stroll Farmers’ Market Vendors Sought

Ready to taste that first mouth-watering tomato freshly picked from the vine? Or those early sweet peas, squash, and green beans?

April 05, 2013 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


It’s Jim Carrey Versus Fox News

Traditionally it's the Hollywood celebrities with a cause who seem way out there, and the pundits discussing their verbal excesses who seem more thoughtful. Not so in the rage fest between Canadian-born star Jim Carrey and talk-show-model-born Fox News.

April 05, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Taxing Quotations

I found something on the IRS Web site I never expected to see: quotations from great minds on taxes.

April 05, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


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Charlie's Inside Corner: Change for 6A, 5A football

The Kansas State High School Activities Association has approved a change for 6A and 5A football teams in 2016. Just that there should be ANY change should be deemed noteworthy. The KSHSAA and change are not usual bedfellows. Bishop Carroll football coach Alan Schuckman said, "Anytime there's change in Kansas high school football, and it's only been once in my 20 years, it's pretty shocking."

May 21, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Seaport Airlines, 9047 6th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Dale Hogg and Matt Aycock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


Warer balloon fight

The smack talk has begun, but it is all in good, clean – albeit wet – fun.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


Student Loan

May 20, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Politicizing a Disaster

Tuesday night I went through a crash course in what really matters, in humanity, in mortality. I was watching the news reports about the Amtrak derailment, and amid my secondhand anguish for injured strangers I thanked God, literally thanked him out loud, for the fact that my immigration hearing in Baltimore had been canceled. Had it not been, I might have been sitting in one of those mangled cars.

May 20, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Marlene Worley 1933-2015

OWASSO, Okla. - Marlene Worley passed away May 18, 2015.

May 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Reception planned for watercolor exhibit

An exhibit of watercolor paintings by local artists Diane Engle and Karen Shaner is on display through June 1 at Petr's Frame House & Art Gallery, 2009 16th St. in Great Bend. There will be a reception for the artists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 22. The exhibit and reception are free

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Historical village to be open Monday

Barton County Historical Society will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th from 1 to 5 p.m. The Schulz Library in the museum will be open but no research assistance will be available during the afternoon.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


Ralph Paul Reinert 1925-2015

NESS CITY - Ralph Paul Reinert, 89, passed away at Ness County Hospital, May 20, 2015.

May 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for May 21, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 20, 2015 | | On the Record


NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers.

May 20, 2015 | BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Warriors rally past Rockets 110-106 in Game 1 of West finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Down big at home, the Golden State Warriors went small.

May 20, 2015 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Ventura, 2 relievers allow 4 hits as Royals shut out Reds

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- It has been 23 years since the Kansas City Royals logged consecutive shutouts.

May 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Uncertain Times In and Out of San Diego

Uncertainty, thy name is San Diego.

May 20, 2015 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Central Plains' Bieberle and Ryan finish as state doubles runners-up at Emporia

Layne Bieberle (Sr) and Michael Ryan (Jr) finished as 2015 state tennis doubles runners-up in the 3A-1A Division (season record of 32-1) at Emporia May 15-16. Central Plains finished 6th as a team. (Layne Bieberle, Michael Ryan, Michael Lamatsch, Matt Demel, Carson Kirmer and Brady Rugan).

May 20, 2015 | | Prep Sports


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