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Roberts first to serve as ag chair in house and senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) Thursday made history when he was selected to chair the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. Roberts is the first member of Congress to hold the top agriculture post in both the U.S. House of Representatives and now in the U.S. Senate.

January 08, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


​Girl Scout cookie sale starts Jan. 31

WICHITA – Kansas Girl Scouts will be learning to become leaders and entrepreneurs when they participate in the largest girl-led business in the world: the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

January 08, 2015 | | Business


Commission to reorganize morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the swearing in of new commissioners, the election of a chairperson and other reorganizing matters.

January 08, 2015 | | Local News


Prayer of the Week

Let us work for a world where all can sit in peace under their own fig trees, allowing others do the same. First, everyone will need to plant a tree, and help those who don't have seeds or shovels. May we enjoy the work, the fellowship, the shade and fruit.

January 08, 2015 | | Religion


SDA School taking orders for fruits and nuts

The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for the last Florida citrus for this season. Navel oranges, tangelos and pink grapefruit are available, as well as pecans.

January 08, 2015 | | Religion


Daniel Hammeke to share his testimony Saturday

Daniel Hammeke of Great Bend will speak at the Aglow Lighthouse, this Saturday, Jan. 10, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time are at 9 a.m., and the program will start at 9:30.

January 08, 2015 | | Religion


Christian Unity Service to be at Dream Center

The Barton County Association of Churches is planning its annual Christian Unity Service. It will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18 in the Central Kansas Dream Center Chapel, 2100 Broadway Ave. The chapel is located in what was formerly the gymnasium when the building housed Roosevelt Junior High School.

January 08, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Religion


Infrastructure

January 08, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Keep the faith if pregnant and afraid

Jill, a high school senior, took the emotionally wrenching drive to the clinic. Nervously she sat, seeming unsure of herself. It felt like there was no other way to handle her unplanned pregnancy.

January 08, 2015 | Hope for Today By Clint Decker | Religion


What to Expect in 2015

Good-bye and good-riddance to 2014. As we move into 2015, what can we learn from how 2014 ended and how we're now "trending" in various areas? Here are a few items to watch:

January 08, 2015 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Keystone Fight Is About Much More

The House is set to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline as their first order of business in the new Congress - and this time the newly-elected Senate is expected to have enough votes to break the anti-energy filibuster led by liberals Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer, who is urging President Obama to stop the pipeline with a veto.

January 08, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Square Dance lessons

Winter and spring square dance lessons will start on Sunday afternoon at the auditorium of the First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Washington and 24th Street in Great Bend.

January 08, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 9, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 08, 2015 | | On the Record


Shawna Klima coordinates care at Central Kansas Breast & Surgery Clinic

Shawna Klima, R.N., understands that a patient can be overwhelmed with information during a stressful time. But in her new position at Central Kansas Breast & Surgery Clinic, her goal is to alleviate some of that stress.

January 08, 2015 | | Business


End-of-the-year donation takes Invest in Kids over the top

Don Damon of Great Bend read a recent story in the Great Bend Tribune about the local Invest in Kids campaign falling short of its 2014 goal.

January 08, 2015 | | Local News


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Short-handed Cougars do it again

There appears to be something special brewing on the hill.

January 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Why We Need a Better Sense of Humor

Boy, does the world need a better sense of humor right about now.

January 23, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The Return of Satire

Decades after being dismissed by George S. Kaufman as a genre that "closes on Saturday night," satire, like the measles and mumps, is making a comeback. And in many quarters, remains the most feared of the three conditions.

January 23, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Sideline Chatter

The NFL is supposedly investigating whether the Patriots used deflated footballs in their AFC Championship game. REALLY? The only thing that was deflated last Sunday was the Green Bay Packers fans! What a giveaway! In Packerland lore, the names of Bart Starr, Fuzzy Thurston, Paul Hornung, Vince Lombardi and others are remembered forever. Now you can add the name of Packers tight end Brandon Bostick (though he may not be a Packer for long). Bostick is the Packer who had the on-side kick right in his hands and let it fall through, enabling the Seahawks to recover and win. At ...

January 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Crash Test Prez

January 23, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Local Emergency Planning Committee to meet Jan. 27

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a discussion on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2015, election of 2015 chairperson and vice-chairperson, and a presentation on the National Public Safety Broadband Network.

January 23, 2015 | | Local News


Things found in the newspaper

By Pawnee Annie

January 23, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Commission names Pelton as board chair

LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Jan. 12 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.

January 23, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


High school scores

HIGH SCHOOL SCORES

January 23, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Wichita West stuns Larned, 64-63

ST. JOHN – Javon Reed made the game-winning free throw with three seconds left to lift Wichita West past Larned 64-63 in the St. John Mid-Winter Classic.

January 23, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Central Plains surprises Class 6A Junction City

CENTRAL PLAINS 51,

January 23, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Stafford suspect escapes search

STAFFORD - A suspect wanted on arrest warrants fled to Pratt County and escaped a search from various law enforcement agencies south of Stafford Wednesday evening.

January 22, 2015 | | News


Prayer of the Week, Jan. 23, 2015

Lord, Help our legislators, both national and state, to see keenly their responsibility to be just and fair, sensible and kind in their deliberations, so we may live in peace throughout the nation and the world. Amen

January 22, 2015 | | Religion


Church bulletin

Upcoming programs:

January 22, 2015 | | Religion


Lutheran 'rock star' writer coming to area

LINDSBORG - Bethany College and Bethany House of Studies are presenting An Evening with the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Burnett Center, Bethany College, Lindsborg.

January 22, 2015 | | Religion


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