Big changes are happening in the local recycling service that will result in more convenience and added elbow-room for those dropping off their materials. In addition to an upcoming move across town, there also has been a name change.
Today, let's focus on two potential crops for 2013, students graduating from Barton to join the workforce and wheat. This past Wednesday was Barton's College to Community Day. Starting at 8 a.m., students visited various businesses calling Great Bend home. These are students pursuing degrees areas as diverse as criminal justice, early childhood, automotive, and computer networking to agriculture. Agriculture students visited Great Bend Feeding, Northview Nursery, and Straub International. These businesses each spent about sixty minutes describing their business, what it takes to succeed, what types of jobs they need, what they are looking for in ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs are turning away from a former seventh-round draft pick whose career is spiraling toward ignominy, and putting the offense in the hands of a former first-round draft pick whose own career thus far has been a disappointment.
OKLAHOMA CITY - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Someone once said, history repeats itself because no one was listening the first time. All one needs to do is look at the ever-widening ideological divide and partisan bickering going on in America to understand Americans are slow learners. And, unless a Lincolnesque figure rises to the occasion, America is headed for another Civil War sans the bloodshed.
Great Bend High School's upcoming opponent and the location for Tuesday's Class 5A state tournament quarterfinal soccer match was incorrect in Friday's sports section of the Great Bend Tribune. The Panthers (14-4) take on defending state champion Liberal (9-8-1), starting at 6 p.m. at Cavanaugh Field.
TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court is considering the appeal of a man sentenced to die over the killings of a Great Bend couple in 2004.
There are still a few tickets left for the USD 428 Education Foundation dinner and auction set for Nov. 20 at the Highland Convention Center. The event will begin with a social hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner served by Sue's Barbecue.
Tryouts for GB Blitz Club Volleyball is set for Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Panther Athletic Center.
NEW YORK - David Stern spent nearly 30 years growing the NBA, turning a league that couldn't even get its championship series on live prime-time TV into a projected $5 billion a year industry.
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Helping others cope with grief and loss is something many health-care professionals encounter frequently. Barton Community College is offering a Continuing Education Workshop to better prepare professionals for these difficult moments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Fine Arts Seminar Room, F-30 on the Barton campus.
Children can step back in time to when Native Americans hunted Cheyenne Bottoms, and investigate what the natives would have found in the marsh 200 years ago, at the program "Native Indian Tales," from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.
Aspiring young dancers in the area are encouraged to hone their skills and perform during a Barton women's basketball game as Barton Community College's Dance Team hosts "Cougar Dance Day," from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Kirkman Activity Center. Registration will begin at 9:45 a.m.
W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.
This last weekend the Great Bend Panther's JV squad competed at the Stafford JV wrestling tournament. The Panthers placed 8 of their 9 wrestlers with three 1st place finishers.
Raging Moderate by Will Durst
We complain about a two-party system that's stuck in ideological ditches, but somehow it never occurs to us to embrace pragmatism, the uniquely American philosophy that was created as a reaction to ideological stagnation. Unless Republicans and Democrats getting madder at each other suddenly starts working, maybe it's time to give pragmatism a chance.
Inflation, deflation. No, this is not Economics 101. We will not be using the Bell Curve and doing some statistical analysis. No accounting, no spreadsheets. This is about footballs. DEFLATEGATE!
MANHATTAN (AP) - Tarik Phillip matched a career-high 12 points and West Virginia, relying on its high-pressure defense, shut down Kansas State for a 65-59 victory Tuesday night.
The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.
NEODESHA - Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unrein died Jan. 24, 2015, at his home in Neodesha. Born Sept. 21, 1943, in La Crosse, he was the son of Jacob and Abby Unrein. He attended school in La Crosse. He was employed at a packing plant, roofing and construction and was a truck driver at Airosal Inc.
HAYS - Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber, 83, died Jan. 25, 2015, at Hays Medical Center. Born Dec. 19, 1931, in Great Bend, he was the son of Fred and Margaret (Mauler) Schreiber. On Sept. 27, 1952, he married Frances L. "Frankie" (Musick) in Hutchinson. She died April 3, 2012. He was director of fleet maintenance for Becker Corporation in El Dorado for 21 years. He also worked 11 years at Thompson Transport in McPherson. In 2008 he moved to Hays from Andover.
EMPORIA - Walter L. Graham, 93, of Emporia, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Walter was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Liberal, the son of Logan and Margaret (Bruce) Graham. He attended Pratt Junior College, Independence Junior College and Wichita State University.
The Barton Community College Library will celebrate "Library Lovers Month" in February by featuring a unique event each week including special library-wide themes, creative book displays, a Facebook promotion and a scavenger hunt. Events are open to students, faculty, staff and community members.
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Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.82 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents in the last week to $2.02.