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Yes, Progressives, God Made Farmers

What was it about the Dodge' commercial, "God Made a Farmer," that stirred the souls of so many Americans during the Superbowl? Maybe it was the imagery of the dirt and grit of real America, not the white-washed concrete meccas many of us call home. Maybe for just a moment we were unplugged from our instant and superficial world and taken back to a time when we were captivated by God's creation, not what our friends were doing on Facebook. Or maybe it was just the quintessential sound of American icon, the late Paul Harvey, whose voice wraps around ...

February 07, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Gun Politics

February 07, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Cougars pull away from Dodge

DODGE CITY - With Dodge City Community College vying for an upset, the Conquistadors tied the Barton Cougars at 40 with 14 minutes remaining in the second half on Wednesday night.

February 06, 2013 | | Community College


No. 11 Louisville tops Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Wayne Blackshear scored a career-high 19 points and hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 23-2 run early in the second half that carried No. 11 Louisville to a 68-48 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday.

February 06, 2013 | | AP Sports


TCU gets 62-55 upset over No. 5 KU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Garlon Green scored 20 points and TCU held on for a 62-55 upset of fifth-ranked Kansas on Wednesday night for the Horned Frogs' first Big 12 victory.

February 06, 2013 | | AP Sports


Gasol out with injury for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Pau Gasol was diagnosed with a torn plantar fascia in his right foot Wednesday, indefinitely sidelining the 7-foot Spaniard at a key point in the Los Angeles Lakers' belated rally to get in playoff position.

February 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


TMP Marian beats Indians

LARNED - In spite of a third-quarter spark that had Larned High School outscore Thomas More Prep Marian 24-10, the Indians had their rally cut short on Tuesday night.

February 06, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Lady Conqs hold on to beat Lady Cougars

DODGE CITY - For the second straight time for Barton Community College, a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division game came down to a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

February 06, 2013 | | Community College


Panthers call off dual with Hays

Due to team-wide illness, the Great Bend High School wrestling team will not be competing today at Hays.

February 06, 2013 | | Prep Sports


KU takes JUCO route, sign 18 to letters of intent

LAWRENCE - Kansas coach Charlie Weis is looking toward Kansas State as an example for success.

February 06, 2013 | | AP Sports


Kansas State signs QB Waters to battle Sams

MANHATTAN - Once heir apparent to Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein, Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams will face some serious competition thanks to the signing of junior college transfer Jake Waters.

February 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Free computer classes start Thursday at GBPL

The Great Bend Public Library will once again offer free computer classes to the public. Days and times of classes will vary from week to week.

February 06, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Contestants wanted for two 'Miss' pageants

Barton County residents could see a familiar face, or even two, at the next Miss Kansas pageant. That's because entries are being sought for two pageants that are a stepping stone to the Miss America competition, and both will be held March 9 at the Great Bend High School Auditorium.

February 06, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Edwin Doyle Hume, Jr. 1955-2013

COLBY - Edwin Doyle Hume Jr., 58, died on Feb. 1, 2013 at his home in Colby. He was born on Aug. 29, 1955 in Arkansas City.

February 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Richard E. Roesler 1934-2013

BUSHTON - Richard E. Roesler, 78, died Feb. 5, 2013 at Prairie Sunset Home in Pretty Prairie. Born Oct. 27, 1934 in Oklahoma, he was the son of Joseph and Pauline Schoenecke Roesler. He graduated from Claflin High School, attended the University of Kansas and received a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Economic from Kansas State University. A long time resident of Bushton and Claflin, he was a farmer/rancher. He was married to Roberta J. Roesler.

February 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Ventura pitches Royals past Astros in rubber game

KANSAS CITY- Omar Infante and Cheslor Cuthbert each came through with two-out, two-run hits in the first inning and Yordano Ventura delivered seven strong innings ...

July 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 26, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Trumps mind

July 26, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Club Calendar

Monday

July 26, 2015 | | Club News


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