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January 18, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Political correctness taking over Philly

I'm reading "A Prayer for the City," Buzz Bissinger's classic book about Ed Rendell and his fight for the soul of Philadelphia, and this passage quoting the former mayor jumped out at me: "Everything that goes on is a power struggle between black politicians and white politicians, and it isn't because of what's good for the citizens. It's about who controls what project. I'm so fed up with the blackmail stuff that goes on I could just scream. I could just take a machine gun and shoot'em all."

January 18, 2016 | | Columnists


Ted Cruz made Donald Trump look good

There's no point in parsing all the verbal volleys in the latest Republican debate, which one again was the equivalent of a Michael Bay action flick, a blustering bludgeoning macho entertainment that pummeled the cognitive intellect and reduced one's brain to the consistency of mixed nuts.

January 18, 2016 | | Columnists


CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions employees attain QKA designation

Nicole Potter, Kyleen Maneth and Phylleicia Clawson of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.

January 17, 2016 | | Business


K-State Sorghum Production Schools set for early February

A series of four Kansas State University Sorghum Production Schools will be offered in early February to provide in-depth training for sorghum producers.

January 17, 2016 | | Agriculture


Grassroot’s journalism

People in Kansas and across this country, depend on strong community journalism to keep them informed and connected to one another. In spite of all the inroads with social media, folks who live in rural communities across Kansas still rely on home-town newspapers.

January 17, 2016 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


K-State presents youth animal science learning opportunity

Students from across the country with an interest in the livestock industry and related careers can apply now for the Kansas State University Animal Sciences Leadership Academy. The academy is an intensive four-day educational experience designed to enhance the leadership skills and animal science knowledge of students in ninth through 12th grades.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Regional farmers’ market vendor workshops planned

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host four regional workshops in 2016 to assist farmers' market vendors and managers.

January 17, 2016 | | Agriculture


Guiding the ship: Be an effective board member

Whether thinking about getting involved in a non-profit organization's board of directors or already serving on a church council or school board, there are many ways you can help guide that ship. Some ways work better than others.

January 17, 2016 | | Club News


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, the Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 17, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


McCracken Public Library fundraiser

McCracken Public Library presents Steve Burns, an Abraham Lincoln re-enactor, from Russell. His portrayal encompasses Lincoln's life from childhood to Gettysburg. The presentation will begin at 7 pm. on Feb. 6, at the McCracken City Building, 402 1st Street.

January 17, 2016 | | Local News


FHSU student recognition programs for 2016 begin in Wichita on Jan. 24

Fort Hays State University's annual 13-city program of recognizing scholarship winners for the next academic year will kick off with a program beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive in Wichita.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Local students named to Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

Local students are among the 1,239 named by Fort Hays State University to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2015 semester.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Kansas State University students earn degrees

Nearly 1,450 students have completed degree requirements from Kansas State University.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Great Bend High School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

All A

January 17, 2016 | | Education


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Ellinwood CPL A Team Tournament

The Ellinwood Middle School Girls Basketball team ended their season this past week in the Championship Finals of the A Team Tournament. The Eagles entered ...

February 07, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Officer Jefferson Davis builds rapport with local students

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of monthly articles about local law enforcement officers.

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Emporia State University students earn first-year Scholar Honors

Emporia State University congratulates more than 200 students honored for achievement during their first semester of college.

February 07, 2016 | | Education


Kansas State University research offers new hope for saving runt pigs

Kansas State University researchers are looking more closely at how piglets grow during their mother's pregnancy, and recent findings indicate greater hope for survival ...

February 07, 2016 | | Agriculture


K-State upsets top-ranked Oklahoma

MANHATTAN (AP) - Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points, freshman reserve Dean Wade had 17 and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma 80-69 on Saturday night to shake ...

February 06, 2016 | | AP Sports


No. 7 KU cruises past TCU on road

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Devonte Graham dived to the floor for a loose ball in a wild sequence that led to a three-point play for ...

February 06, 2016 | | AP Sports


Larned earns last-second victory

LARNED - Somehow, some way, the Larned Indians gutted out an exhausting 2-point win in overtime 61-59 over the Halstead Dragons.

February 06, 2016 | By Buddy Tabler Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


Harold Dean Christiansen 1933 - 2016

MCCOOK, Neb. - Harold Dean Christiansen, 82, passed away Jan. 26, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Born on March 3, 1933. in Great Bend, he was ...

February 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Frank E. Kershner 1923-2016

RUSH CENTER - Frank E. Kershner, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Willow House, Hays.

February 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Revolutionary writers

Hoisington High School students entered an essay contest sponsored by Sons of the American Revolution. There were five winners, with Aurora Ingram taking first place ...

February 05, 2016 | | Education


GBHS students of the week

Great Bend High School's Students of the Week for November and December are shown. Students were provided a free lunch by Gambino's.

February 05, 2016 | | Education


​Attempts to reverse voter policy ‘brazen’

On Monday, Brian Newby, the executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) suddenly, unilaterally, and illegally decided to issue letters adding "proof ...

February 05, 2016 | By Micah Kubic Executive Director ACLU Kansas | Columnists


​Three imaging employees at Great Bend Regional Hospital earn new certifications

In a hospital serving thousands of patients each year, the Imaging Department for Great Bend Regional Hospital has about a dozen employees and keeps extremely ...

February 05, 2016 | | Business


Tribune Broadcasting names Joan Barrett VP/GM of KDVR and KWGN in Denver

DENVER, Colo. – Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO), announced the appointment of Joan Barrett as vice president/GM of KDVR and KWGN ...

February 05, 2016 | | Business


​BCC trustees to disucss buildings

This information has been updated. There is no special meeting Tuesday, only the regular study session.

February 05, 2016 | | Local News


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