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Clara Barton Hospital employees above average on percent of health care personnel receiving the fl

HOISINGTON - Flu Season is upon us and the best way to prevent the flu is through annual flu immunization. In 2010, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative started a four-year campaign to increase the number of hospital health care workers receiving annual influenza immunizations as a part of the effort to decrease health care associated infections.

January 03, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Toy donations

January 03, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Statistics show county teen pregnancy rate improving

BARTON COUNTY - The Kansas Department of Health and Human Environment has released the 2010 statistics on teen pregnancy in the state, and the good news is that, following a nation-wide trend, the Barton County figures are falling and at nearly twice the rate as the state average.

January 03, 2012 | | News


Coat drive success

January 03, 2012 | | Local News


Oklahoma State ekes past Stanford in OT

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Oklahoma State has its chance to be in the national-championship conversation.

January 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


It was sort of selfish

For the 10-year remembrances of Sept. 11 this year, many cities recalled the tragedy with monuments and public events, including Washington Township, N.J., about 20 miles from ground zero.

January 03, 2012 | | News of the Weird


St. John reschedules game

ST. JOHN - The St. John High School girls' and boys' basketball games at Kinsley that were postponed on Dec. 20 have been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 13.

January 02, 2012 | | Prep Sports


K-State moves into No. 23 spot

Syracuse is No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25 for a fourth straight week and Pittsburgh is out of the poll for the first time since the middle of 2009-10.

January 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


RUN FOR THE ROSES

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The Oregon Ducks had waited 95 years to win another Rose Bowl, and the last few seconds stretched for an eternity. The players in mirrored helmets held each other back on the sideline, waiting on tiptoes for video review to confirm Wisconsin was out of time.

January 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


No. 4 Baylor remains undefeated, wins Big 12 opener over Texas A&M

WACO, Texas - Perry Jones III had 14 points with 12 rebounds and fourth-ranked Baylor remained undefeated with a 61-52 victory over Texas A&M in the Big 12 opener for both teams Monday night.

January 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Great Bend entertains McPherson

Great Bend High School's basketball teams return to action tonight for initial games after the holidays.

January 02, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Jones says Cowboys need to accept 8-8 season, move on

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Owner Jerry Jones has repeatedly said the Dallas Cowboys are just getting started with Jason Garrett as their head coach.

January 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


No. 12 Michigan State beats No. 18 Georgia in 3OTs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Brandon Boykin hopes Georgia learned an important lesson from the Outback Bowl.

January 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


Chiefs coaching situation front, center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Romeo Crennel spent much of Monday morning meeting with his players, laying out the groundwork for the offseason. He planned to spend the afternoon on evaluations, which Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli will use to help reshape the roster.

January 02, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Tebow, Broncos in playoffs despite 7-3 loss to Chiefs

DENVER (AP) - Even in defeat, Tim Tebow came out a winner.

January 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Wheatland awards $10,000 in scholarships

Ten area high school students now have more money to put toward college. Wheatland Electric announced the winners of its inaugural scholarship program at its annual meeting April 15. Each student will receive a $1,000 grant from Wheatland. The recipients are: Marshal Hutchins-Scott Community High School; Skyler Hembree-Wichita County High School; Bailey Harris-Greeley County High School; Lakota Stucky-Syracuse High School; Marc Skipper-Deerfield High School; Kaitlynn Hammond-Holcomb High School; Taylor Hofeling-Great Bend High School; Leora Seiler-Conway Springs High School; Kaityn Dvorak-Caldwell High School; Andrew Mages-Argonia High School

April 19, 2015 | | Education


The GOP’s High Demographic Hurdles

Forget the joke candidacies of Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Forget Scott Walker and his constant attempts to link himself to Reagan. Forget Jeb Bush and his deep-pocket donors. Forget Marco Rubio, the candidate of the "future" who represents the policies of yesterday. Think not about Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal and Ben Carson and Chris Christie and Mike Pence. Forget them all - at least for the moment.

April 19, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Analyzing summer grazing strategies - understanding and implementing grazing strategies can help max

The Kansas Flint Hills have served as a home and food source for stocker cattle since the mid-1800s, when cowboys drove longhorns up the Chisholm Trail from the southwestern United States to Kansas railways. Flash forward to today: research from Kansas State University on this staple resource could help ensure profitable years ahead for stocker producers.

April 19, 2015 | | Agriculture


Suicide prevention sponsored performance set for April 23 at Great Bend

"Suicide Punchline", a free, one-woman live multimedia performance is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Barton Community College Fine Arts Auditorium.

April 19, 2015 | | Local News


Hillary for America? Why?

Hillary's all in for 2016.

April 19, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Ford Motor Company Employee Excellence Award

Each year the Ford Motor Company Employee Excellence Award is presented to Ford Dealership staff who consistently go above and beyond. Honorees are recognized for delivering outstanding customer satisfaction and sales, exemplifying what it meats to go further. Kansas honorees are Robert Carpino, Jesse Elkins, Jeffrey Lassman, Desa Marmie, Michael Schreifels, and Derek Wayne.

April 19, 2015 | | Business


Leadership boot camp comes to Hoisington

K-State Research and Extension is offering 4-H Leadership Boot Camp on April 25 in Hoisington, available to all interested persons. Call 785-483-3157 to register. For more information about this, as well as more localized events, check with the local K-State Research and Extension office.

April 19, 2015 | | Agriculture


Taxes

April 19, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Central Kansas Dream Center aiming to bring bicyclists together

Central Kansas Dream Center (CKDC) is interested in creating a community bike rental program that would promote a healthier community and bring people together, and CKDC Executive Director Kimberly Becker and many others are excited about the possibilities. With the efforts being made on Great Bend's walking and biking paths, more residents will be encouraged to walk and ride but may need a bicycle.

April 19, 2015 | | Local News


What Exactly Is Organic? Part 2

Last week's column explored in general terms what organic means to chemists and the scientific community and what it means to the "natural" foods community. This series of articles isn't intended to take sides but to provide information to help in making informed decisions. Now let's briefly attempt to get a handle on what exactly "organic" foods are. This involves several parts and it is important to note there are foodstuffs claiming to be organic and foodstuffs that have followed certain strict requirements and are certified as organic.

April 19, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Sustainable Eating

Dear Editor,

April 19, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces April graduates

Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on April 10.

April 19, 2015 | | Business


Great Bend Tribune wins 23 KPA awards

The Great Bend Tribune news and advertising departments took home 23 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence this year. The awards were presented Saturday at the Courtyard by Marriott in Junction City during the KPA Annual Convention.

April 18, 2015 | | Business


Larry M. Sittner 1941 - 2015

HUDSON – Larry M. Sittner, 73, died April 16, 2015, at Via Christi, St. Francis, Wichita.

April 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


A. Dale Carpenter, 1929-2015

GREAT BEND - A. Dale Carpenter, 85, died April 17, 2015 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.

April 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


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