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Spring is almost here

Even though the area experienced a dose of winter last weekend, spring is just around the corner. Wheat in the area benefitted from the recent moisture and the forecast is predicting chances for precipitation over the next few days. As the days lengthen and the temperature warms more than wheat will become active. If temperatures stay mild, army cutworm, true armyworm, greenbugs, and the Bird Cherry-Oat Aphid will likely be making appearances. All but the aphid mentioned may or may not rise to levels significant enough to warrant treatment. If producers are fortunate, they won't appear or if they ...

February 17, 2012 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture

Spelling Bee

February 17, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Hoisington Library closed

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Public Library will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents' Day. The library will reopen at noon on Tuesday.

February 17, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

EHS celebrates FBLA Week

ELLINWOOD - Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students at Ellinwood High School celebrated national FBLA-PBL Week, Feb. 5-12.

February 17, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Marsh Musings

February. The time of the year when we romantically pour out our undying love and affection towards our significant other with flowers, chocolates, and other gifts on Valentine's Day. Ironically, February seems like a complete contradiction to romanticism, sporting a barren landscape, dead flowers, leafless trees, and a temperature that is usually cold as the dickens. In fact, most animals have even bailed ship in hopes of finding a warmer locale or have buried themselves underground to ride out the rest of winter. Somehow though, Valentine's Day does seem to inspire romance, no matter how you approach it.

February 17, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

GBHS Hall of Fame tickets on sale

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are on sale in the Activities Office at Great Bend High School. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Highland Convention Center Heritage Room.

February 17, 2012 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News

Pawnee County Briefs

Chamber supper Friday

February 17, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

"Miles of Smiles"

USD #112 Central Plains School District has been awarded a grant of $3,509 from the Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation. Each year the Foundation provides grants to Kansas-based oral health programs which emphasize prevention to improve the oral health of Kansas.

February 17, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

St. Mark Lutheran Church Roast Beef Dinner

St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend is hosting its annual "Roast Beef Dinner" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the Church Fellowship Hall, 21st and Jackson. The menu includes succulent roast beef, creamy scalloped potatoes, seasoned green beans, hot buttered roll and homemade dessert. Admission is by free will offering. All proceeds go to support the Christian Education programs for the children of the church.

February 17, 2012 | | Religion

Call for artifacts: Essential Elements exhibit

In conjunction with the upcoming traveling Smithsonian exhibit, "The Way We Worked", the Coronado Quivira Museum is hosting an exhibit tentatively titled Essential Elements: Salt Mining in Rice County. They want to know if you have any artifacts you wish to submit for inclusion in the exhibit.

February 17, 2012 | | Local News

Medicalodges Kinsley recognized by U.S. News and World Report

KINSLEY – Medicalodges Kinsley has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Nursing Homes U.S. News's Best Nursing Homes recognizes top-rated homes in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and healthcare providers caring for people in need of a nursing home.

February 17, 2012 | | Business

Transparency inconvenient

Dear Editor,

February 17, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

What's with the suit, again?

Dear Editor,

February 17, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

Drop fees for seniors

Dear Editor,

February 17, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

America faces balding head on

As our country goes to pot, I find myself more focused on personal matters, such as this item from ABC News: Scientists may soon find a cure for baldness.

February 17, 2012 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

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Chili for the Soul

Sunflower Diversified Services recently presented two checks totaling $387 to local charities. The checks represent the proceeds from Sunflower's Annual Chili Cook-off.

November 27, 2015 | | Business

VFW bingo canceled tonight

VFW Post 3111 has canceled bingo tonight.

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

Holiday Hustle postponed because of ice

Due to the icy weather, the United Way of Central Kansas' Light to Unite Holiday Hustle, originally scheduled for this evening has been postponed until ...

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

Suspected Terrorists in America are Free to Buy Guns

Now that congressional Republicans and roughly 50 cowered Democratic colleagues have passed a panicky bill to impede the entry of Syrian refugees, I think it ...

November 27, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Both Sides Half Right on Refugees

I rarely write about immigration, partly because I spend enough time practicing immigration law, and partly because my conservative friends raise their eyebrows whenever I ...

November 27, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

Area farmers and residents invited to Farmers Union Meeting

Farmers and all who are interested in farm issues are invited to the Pawnee County Farmers Union annual meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. on ...

November 27, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

Sterling College Department of Music to present two concerts

Sterling College's Department of Music will showcase the diverse talent of its students by hosting both instrumental and a vocal concerts in December. Dr ...

November 27, 2015 | | Entertainment

Black eye Friday

November 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Master Gardeners work to save monarchs

Sherry Brent spoke to the Great Bend Garden Club on Nov. 19 to explain K-State's Master Gardener program. That program was begun in the ...

November 26, 2015 | | Local News

'Addams Family' musical auditions start Sunday

Auditions will be held Sunday and Monday for the Barton Community College Music Department's spring 2016 musical, "The Addams Family: A New Musical," by ...

November 26, 2015 | | Local News

Hillary Clinton, Wall Street’s Candidate

Wall Street crony Hillary Clinton's scandalous attempt to redefine her support of and by the top 1 percent is being met with revulsion from ...

November 26, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

Giving Thanks

It's almost Thanksgiving. The fireplace inside crackles while the snow outside falls, painting an exceptionally-Alaskan scene as I write. It's also a reminder ...

November 26, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

Nation of immigrants

November 26, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Hoisington Middle School Basketball

Hoisington Middle School basketball teams recently hosted Pratt Liberty Middle School. Hoisington 8th grade boys won 46-36. Hoisington 7th grade boys won 45-11, C team ...

November 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports

GBMS grapplers take second at Clay Center

Great Bend Junior High wrestlers improved their dual record to 6-2 for the season after finishing second overall Saturday at the Clay Center dual tournament.

November 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports

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