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Commission to discuss Villa South, burn ban

When the Barton County Commission meets at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, it will discuss opening streets in the Villa South addition and reconsider a county-wide burn ban. Other items on the agenda include board appointments and state health insurance.

August 17, 2012 | | Local News

Challenges and opportunities

This past week was the start of another school year at Barton. One of the classes Ag students take is termed Agriculture In Society. This class deals with the impact agriculture has on our society and its development. And on the flip side, it deals with society's impact on agriculture. As a first assignment, students worked individually and in groups to answer the following questions:

August 17, 2012 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture

Paul Ryan takes on Obama’s energy policies in Colorado

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Colorado has long been an epicenter of the energy industry, with oil and gas harvested in its western slope, hydraulic fracturing in the northeast and wind farms producing energy on its eastern plains.

August 17, 2012 | BY ALANA SEMUELS Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas

US offers tentative plan to put pipeline across National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska

SEATTLE – The U.S. Interior Department opened the door to the possibility of an oil pipeline across the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska and to oil and gas leasing on 11.8 million acres of it.

August 17, 2012 | BY KIM MURPHY Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Investigator says Chevron refinery fire ‘near disaster’ for workers

RICHMOND, Calif. – More than a dozen workers were nearly killed when the vapor cloud that sparked Monday's massive Chevron refinery fire engulfed them as they worked on a leaky, four-decades-old pipe that the oil giant had not replaced during a round of maintenance last year, federal investigators said Saturday.

August 17, 2012 | BY MATTHIAS GAFNI and SEAN MAHER Contra Costa Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Pair of home runs launch A's past Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes homered, and Dan Straily picked up his first major league victory as the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 on Thursday night.

August 16, 2012 | | AP Sports

Wetlands center conducts third butterfly count

Humans have a soft spot for butterflies. They're more visible than most insects and are a symbol of beauty with their various colors and dancing, graceful flight.

August 16, 2012 | By Stephanie Young Tribune Correspondent | News

Iguodala says he wants to stay with Nuggets for extended time

DENVER (AP) - Andre Iguodala says he doesn't want Denver to be just a stopover. The Nuggets wholeheartedly agree.

August 16, 2012 | | AP Sports

Roundfield drowned saving his wife

DETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame has posthumously inducted three-time NBA All-Star Dan Roundfield.

August 16, 2012 | | AP Sports

Bernard "Barney" J. Prosser 1924 - 2012

ODIN - Bernard "Barney" J. Prosser, 88, died Aug. 16 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born July 14, 1924, in Mt. Angel, Ore., he was the son of Joseph A. and Eleanor (Ficker) Prosser. In 1951 he married Gladys Utne in San Diego, Calif. A resident of Odin, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 31 years and retired as a major. He also served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After retirement he worked for a government intelligence agency in Washington, D.C., and had many Military Declarations including the Purple Heart. In 1955 he ...

August 16, 2012 | | Obituaries

Urlacher says he should be ready for NFL opener

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) - Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher sees no reason why he'll have trouble rehabbing his surgically repaired left knee in time for the team's regular-season opener.

August 16, 2012 | | AP Sports

Bradford refutes speculation about his ankle woes

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford says speculation he might need offseason ankle surgery is off-base.

August 16, 2012 | | AP Sports

Witten hopeful he’ll be ready for first game

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is hopeful that he will be ready to play in the season opener in three weeks.

August 16, 2012 | | AP Sports

No agreement with referees in sight as regular season looms on horizon

NEW YORK (AP) - Less than three weeks before the season kicks off, the NFL and the NFL Referees Association are no closer to an agreement to end the lockout of the officials.

August 16, 2012 | | AP Sports

Iris June (Wetz) Banaman 1926 - 2012

HESSTON - Iris June (Wetz) Banman, 86, died on Aug. 14 at Kidron Bethel in North Newton. Born May 26, 1926, at Wichita, she was adopted soon after birth by Herman and Myrtle (Ray) Wetz. Raised on a farm near Kiowa, Iris went on to graduate with a degree in music education from the Wichita University and played with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. She taught in Wichita, Clearwater and Ellinwood elementary schools and for many years gave private piano and violin lessons.

August 16, 2012 | | Obituaries

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Dear Editor,

October 06, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Putin Bully

October 06, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

GBHS debate squad places 3rd

October 06, 2015 | | Local News

Yahoo like a hamster!

Nature educator Pam Martin, right, leads children in a prairie dog greeting, a friendly yelp and wave known as "the yahoo," during Nocturnal Night.

October 05, 2015 | | Local News

High school football standings

CKL East

October 05, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Barton drops West match to Cloud

The Barton volleyball team was looking to build some momentum in Jayhawk West play.

October 05, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

OTR for October 5, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 05, 2015 | | On the Record

Barton women show well at Chili Pepper Festival

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Meets won't get any tougher than Saturday for the Barton women's cross country team.

October 05, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Laari runs second fastest 8k in school history

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – It was another great meet for Sampson Laari. The sophomore for the Barton men's cross country team bested his personal best and ...

October 05, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Barton women roll by Neosho in Jayhawk soccer

It was the right opponent at the right time.

October 05, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Cougars escape Neosho upset bid in Jayhawk match

The top of the Jayhawk Conference standings is very crowded. To stay in that crowd and battle for the top spot a team can't ...

October 05, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Bengals stay unbeaten with 36-21 win over Chiefs

CINCINNATI (AP) - With each impressive win, Cincinnati is looking more like one of the NFL's elite.

October 05, 2015 | JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

Royals clinch home-field advantage in the AL

MINNEAPOLIS- With a 6-1 victory over the Twins on Sunday, the Royals officially clinched the American League's best record, giving them home-field advantage throughout ...

October 05, 2015 | Betsy Helfand/ | AP Sports

Successful farming

Travel out to the fields of Kansas during October and you'll see them teeming with fall harvest. Combines chomp through the fields of corn ...

October 04, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Great Bend Pilot Club names Carol Dellinger 2015 Pilot Club Ambassador

Pilot International Foundation was established in 1975 to support the community-based work of Pilot Clubs by promoting the awareness and prevention of brain-related disorders, and ...

October 04, 2015 | | Club News

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