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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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Communities should be involved in pool decision

Dear Editor,

May 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Groundbreaking of NBAF

Dear Editor,

May 21, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Beware of Barbecued Bugs

Dear Editor:

May 21, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Obama and TPP

May 21, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


The Governor in the Tin Foil Hat

Operation Jade Helm has inspired a million jokes, and some of them have even been funny. But as much as comedians might jump on Greg Abbott for sending the Texas State Guard to monitor military exercises as the latest excuse to mock the reactionary rubes south of the Red River, Texas now faces an existential crisis: Is the Governor really this crazy?

May 21, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Walter (Mac) Fox 1946-2015

LARNED - Walter (Mac) Fox, 92, passed away May 20, 2015, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Sept. 12, 1922, in Larned, he was the son of Walter M. and Gladys Strader Fox. On Dec. 15, 1946, he married Dorothy D. Goldsmith in Wichita. She passed away on May 16, 2013. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer, worked at Larned State Hospital as the plumbing shop foreman for 32 years and also worked at Boeing for one year before going in the service.

May 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Sister Marie Klein

Sister Marie Klein, 102, died May 21, 2015, at the Dominican Sisters Convent Infirmary in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

May 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Poppy Program starts Friday

American Legion Auxiliary volunteers will be in front of Great Bend businesses with hand-crafted, red crepe paper poppies for donations from 2-6 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday.

May 21, 2015 | | News


Mato named inaugural USTFCCCA Athlete of the Year

The awards and accolades keep coming for Lydia Mato.

May 21, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


OTR for May 22, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 21, 2015 | | On the Record


With Howard hobbled, Rockets trying to regroup vs. Warriors

OAKLAND, Calf. (AP) - James Harden and the Houston Rockets spent half the season finding ways to win without Dwight Howard and another chunk of the schedule with the center limited because of an injury.

May 21, 2015 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Carroll hurts left knee as Hawks fall to Cavaliers, 97-89

ATLANTA (AP) - The Hawks have been here before in this postseason, down 1-0 after losing the opening game of a series at home.

May 21, 2015 | CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Top 11 Reasons Being POTUS is So Darn Cool

As it appears we're smack dab in the middle of the 2016 presidential campaign announcement season, this might be the perfect time to ask the question on every American's lips: what kind of twisted psychopath chooses to do this? Who are these people that are so all fired up to enter this soul-sucking fray just to sit in an Office that is oval? Masochists? Sadists? Sadomasochists? Masosadochists? Folks who didn't pay attention during any previous election?

May 21, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Royals Minor League report: May 20

Omaha Storm Chasers (18-22)

May 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Guthrie, Royals ease to victory over Reds

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie tossed six shutout innings and Eric Hosmer scored twice and drove in a run as the Royals took a 7-1 win over the Reds on Wednesday night in front of 30,450 at Kauffman Stadium.

May 21, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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