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Planting the Next Crop

Before today's topic, let's briefly update the area's drought status. Remember this is through 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug.13. The no drought area has moved into the eastern third or so of the county (and even in to Stafford County). The abnormally dry area is the middle third and the western quarter is in moderate drought. And this doesn't reflect any rains after 7 a.m. this past Tuesday. Last year at this time we were pretty much at the highest or next to highest drought severity rating. What a difference a year makes.

August 18, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Club Calendar


August 18, 2013 | | Club News

Great Bend Cemetery Board meeting

The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Cemetery Office.

August 18, 2013 | | Area Briefs

School menu

The following meals will be served August 19 through August 23. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

August 18, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

August 18, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


August 18, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Fetching a solution: Diagnostic lab keeps dogs healthy with new test for canine brucellosis

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is active in the fight against a widespread canine infectious disease that also can spread to humans.

August 18, 2013 | | Agriculture

Saturday's NFL Preseason capsules


August 18, 2013 | | AP Sports

Cabrera's walk-off homer lifts Tigers over Royals, 6-5

DETROIT - A hobbled Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 win over Kansas City on Saturday night, hours after Royals infielder Miguel Tejada was suspended for at least the rest of this season for testing positive for an amphetamine.

August 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Bargain hunters attend City auction

Bicycles could be purchased for as little as $1, Friday at the City of Great Bend's auction. Dozens of bicycles that have been recovered since the last auction were lined up in front of the Great Bend Police Department, along with plastic gas containers, printers, video games and other items. Along with surplus city items, auctioneer Ken Schremmer sold abandoned or unclaimed property the city has accumulated.

August 17, 2013 | | News

Dannebohm shares Parkinson's information at St. Rose meeting

J. Basil Dannebohm had been to specialist after specialist for five long years but didn't come away with an accurate diagnosis. But then a doctor noticed the sole of his shoe and asked if he had been tested for Parkinson's.

August 17, 2013 | | Local News

Mingenback to share St. Rose news

Mark Mingenback from St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgical Center will be the guest speak at the next Touched By Cancer Support Group meeting, set for 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the Heartland Cancer Center. His topics will include the Ninth Annual HCC Benefit Auction on Oct. 5; an MCA class for cancer survivors, "Going Forward: Life After Treatment,"; and St. Rose participation at the "Women's Expo" on Sept. 24.

August 17, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Red Cross announces upcoming blood donation opportunities

WICHITA - The American Red Cross announced the following blood donation opportunities for August:

August 17, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Heartland Center patients finds success during weight-loss study

Jamie Wolf, Hoisington, gained weight after going through breast cancer treatment and while taking her follow-up medication. She wanted to lose the extra 40-plus pounds but wasn't sure how to go about it.

August 17, 2013 | | Business

Nats’ Strasburg, Johnson ejected after wild pitches

ATLANTA - Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg and manager Davey Johnson were ejected from Saturday night's game against the Braves after Strasburg threw back-to-back pitches behind Andrelton Simmons' back.

August 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

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Mutual aid dispatched to river fire on Monday

Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units to the west of Radium Road in the area of the Arkansas River (SW 60 Ave. and West Barton ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Raffle available at Grugg family fundraiser for medical expenses

HOISINGTON - Opportunities to win prizes have been added to the agenda at the upcoming fundraiser for a Hoisington boy who is facing a life-threatening illness.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

KHP responds to accident near Bunker Hill

A Russell woman was taken to Russell Regional Hospital after the 2013 Ford Focus she was driving went off Old U.S. 40, half a ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

​School board schedules special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at the district ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

No Kiwanis this week

The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club will not have a regular meeting this week. The next meeting will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 2, in ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Trustees hear report on ‘Regional Workforce Needs’

Nearly once a month, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees hears a report on how well the college is meeting one of its nine ...

November 24, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF Additional reporting by Joe Vinduska, BCC | Local News

Bridge repairs completed

Repairs to the rural Barton County bridge on NE 230 Road, between NE 150 Avenue and NE 140 Road have been completed, the County Engineer ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Fire marshal offers safety tips for Thanksgiving cooking

TOPEKA - The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and Kansas families will be coming together for a time of celebration and thankfulness. The hours spent in ...

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Officials encourage safe driving for Thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving Day is one of the busiest travel days of the year. With increased traffic, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the ...

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

BCSO is asking the public for assistance

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Jessica Chapman who is wanted for parole violation and probation violation.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for November 24, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 24, 2015 | | On the Record

BCSO joins forces for the holidays

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will join many other police agencies across the state, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from Monday, Nov ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

The Dysfunctional Iowa Caucuses

As the Iowa caucuses draw near, we should take a close look at how the Hawkeye State runs its presidential nominating system.

November 24, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Time for Obama to Reverse Refugee Plan

Across America, the prospect of resettling as many as 10,000 Syrians has put citizens on edge. The Paris massacre and related events-ISIS' bombing ...

November 24, 2015 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists

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