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The "Check Out Hunger" food drive for the Community Food Bank of Barton County was a huge success. RSVP volunteers partnered with 6th grade students from Holy Family School, a local Brownie troop, and Barton County Youth Care manned tables at Dillon's on 10th Street and Walmart on Saturday, April 6th. Persons entering the stores received a handout about the Community Food Bank with a grocery list of needed items. The volunteers collected 1,749 lbs of food and $487 in cash donations that day because of the generosity of our community.

May 05, 2013 | | Local Life


Soil Stewardship Week

In 1955, the National association of Conservation Districts began a national program to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. Stewardship Week is officially celebrated from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in May. It is one of the world's largest conservation-related observances.

May 05, 2013 | | Agriculture


Desk and Derrick presents check

The Desk and Derrick Club of Barton County recently donated $100 to the Great Bend Military Moms, to help with the costs of sending care packages to deployed military personnel. The Great Bend Military Moms have sent more than 4,300 care packages, to those serving so far away from home, and are getting ready for the next shipment. If you know of anyone currently deployed, get their military address to Leslie Barrett, 620-792-2838, as soon as possible. They all deserve to know they are appreciated.

May 05, 2013 | | Club News


Local educator awarded statewide grant

Mr. Stan Ewy, a teacher at Otis-Bison Elementary School in USD 403, was recently awarded a classroom grant by the Kansas Association of American Educators (KANAAE), a non-union professional educators association serving Kansas teachers. Mr. Ewy will use the funds to purchase an educational nutrition program for his physical education classes.

May 05, 2013 | | Education


Chlumsky Hall of Fame Inductee

On January 26, Nathan Chlumsky of Larned was inducted into Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Honors 2013 as an "Ambassador of Goodwill to the Martial Arts" in the category of "Excellence in Teaching Martial Arts."

May 05, 2013 | | Business


Keeley - Birt

Mike and Jan Keeley of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Diane to Mitchell Birt, son of Randall and Christine Birt of Omaha, Neb. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bill and Pat Schartz of Larned and the late Terry and Barbara Keeley.

May 05, 2013 | | Engagements


Koelsch - Ramsey baby girl

Josh Koelsch and Meredith Ramsey announce the birth of their daughter, Lennon Ramsey Koelsch, on March 23. She weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 in. long.

May 05, 2013 | | Births


Wetzel — Hafner

Bill and Joni Hafner of Prairie Village announce the engagement of their son, Joshua Hafner, to Heidi Wetzel, daughter of Mark and Rita Wetzel of Roeland Park.

May 05, 2013 | | Engagements


Hurd 74th

Della Hurd will celebrate her 74 birthday on May 8 with a card shower.

May 05, 2013 | | Birthdays


240 volunteers served for Love Sterling 2013

On Saturday, April 27, approximately 240 Sterling College students, faculty, staff and community members of all ages joined together to serve the town of Sterling, by participating in the fourth annual Love Sterling event, a town-wide day of service. Overall, Love Sterling was a community effort with an estimated 1,500 man hours being given over the course of the day.

May 05, 2013 | | Education


Small raised garden

Do you have a small backyard? Do you wish you had the space for a garden, but don't want to sacrifice your entire yard to be able to grow your favorite vegetables? Well, an option for you is to garden is a small raised bed. When you garden in a raised bed system, one of the most important things to consider is the soil that you are going to use. One of the major reasons that smaller spaces have better production than larger gardens is that a person adds the soil mix or potting mix so it will have ...

May 05, 2013 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Club Calendar

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May 05, 2013 | | Club News


USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served May 6 through May 10. 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.

May 05, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Beta Sigma Phi Chapters celebrate Founder’s Day

The four Great Bend chapters of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated Founder's Day April 25 with an evening dinner program in the Cavanaugh Room located at Barton Community College's Learning Resource Center.

May 05, 2013 | | Club News


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.

May 05, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


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Obama’s plans to import Guantanamo prisoners

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said recently that the Obama administration is in the "final stages of drafting a plan to safely and responsibly ...

August 26, 2015 | Pat Roberts and Tim Scott | Opinion


Central Kansas Dream Center celebrates two years in operation and announces big olans for continuing

Kimberly Becker, Executive Director for the Central Kansas Dream Center, welcomed Chamber Ambassadors and community members to the non-profit ministry's facility at 2100 Broadway ...

August 26, 2015 | | Business


Jimmy Carter Cancer

August 26, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Diesel Control Technicians, 5006 8th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

August 26, 2015 | | Local News


Edward cruises into semifinals in 200m

It was an easy day at the track for former Barton Community College track star Alonso Edward in Beijing.

August 25, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Larned High starts school year

Larned High has started the 2015-2016 school year.

August 25, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Indian intensity

Larned High football coach A.B. Stokes is guiding the Indians for his fourth season.

August 25, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Quilting Bees hold meeting

LARNED - Members of the guild met on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the First Presbyterian Church of Larned.

August 25, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Larned welcomes two foreign students

LARNED - While most Larned students stepped into the familiar halls of Larned High School last week, two students stepped in to a whole new world.

August 25, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


LCMHF, Barton partner to provide training

LARNED - A new carpentry vocational program for offenders at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (LCMHF) is one of several innovations being made possible by ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


OTR for August 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 25, 2015 | | On the Record


Chiefs’ Alex Smith laying blame for struggles on knowledge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - When the Chiefs traded for Alex Smith, one of the reasons that general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid were ...

August 25, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals just have a knack for two-out knocks

KANSAS CITY- Much like they have all season, the Royals simply don't know when to quit -- with two out that is.

August 25, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Headlines

August 25, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Is Mankind Really Ready For Super Hearing?

Will I finally be better equipped to deal with the hordes of the Terminally Oblivious?

August 25, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


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