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Meet Mom & Dad, the Libido Extinguishers

Displaying that tone of pretentious concern that it's made famous, the New York Times writes that as of 2014 the U.S. birthrate has declined for the sixth consecutive year. One would think the Times, of all papers, would be overjoyed by this development, since the decline means a reduction in number of little carbon producers in the future.

August 11, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Politically Correct Summer Camp

Dear Mom and Dad,

August 11, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


USD 428 proposes half-mill tax increase

Great Bend USD 428 has proposed a budget for the coming year. If approved, local property owners will see their tax rate increase by about one-half of a mill.

August 10, 2015 | | Local News


Betty “JoAnn” Clark 1939-2015

HOISINGTON - Betty "JoAnn" Clark, 76, passed away Aug. 8, 2015, at Peabody Health and Rehab in Peabody. She was born July 31, 1939 in rural Rogers County, Okla., the daughter of Malcom John "Moon" and Josie Mae (Parks) Mullis.

August 10, 2015 | | Obituaries


Evelyn K. Kultgen 1921-2015

Evelyn K. Kultgen, 94, died Aug. 5, 2015, at Brookdale Senior Living, Great Bend, her home for the past ten years. Born March 30, 1921 at Kinsley, she was the daughter of and one of six children born to Conrad and Anna (Herrmann) Brehm.

August 10, 2015 | | Obituaries


Romona Jean Snodgrass 1929 - 2015

LARNED – Romona Jean Snodgrass, 85, passed away Aug. 9, 2015, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Oct. 16, 1929, in Larned, she was the daughter of Claude Wilburn and Flossie Bell Williams Lewis. On Nov. 16, 1948, she married Paul Estel Snodgrass. He passed away on Dec. 3, 1982. A lifetime area resident of Larned, she was a Dietary/Food Supervisor at the Larned State Hospital and Pawnee Heights School.

August 10, 2015 | | Obituaries


Gerald V. Behr 1932 - 2015

Gerald V. Behr 1932 - 2015

August 10, 2015 | | Obituaries


Family Crisis Center receives funding through Great Bend from Kansas Housing Resources Corporation

The City of Great Bend this week received notification that it had received funding though the Emergency Shelter Solutions grant administered by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation for the Family Crisis Center, said center Executive Director Laura Patzner. The news came after the funds were initially denied because of issues with Barton County's 2013 audit.

August 10, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Family Crisis Center receives funding through Great Bend from Kansas Housing Resources Corporation

The City of Great Bend this week received notification that it had received funding though the Emergency Shelter Solutions grant administered by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation for the Family Crisis Center, said center Executive Director Laura Patzner. The news came after the funds were initially denied because of issues with Barton County's 2013 audit.

August 10, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


OTR for August 10, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 10, 2015 | | On the Record


Kids bowl free at Walnut

Kids ages five to 17 will be able to enjoy two hours of free bowling from 3 to 5 p.m. August 17, 19, 20, 21 and 22 at Walnut Bowl, 3101 Washington.

August 10, 2015 | | Local Sports


On football field, in the booth, Frank Gifford a winner

NEW YORK (AP) - An NFL championship with the New York Giants. An Emmy award as television's "outstanding sports personality." Induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

August 10, 2015 | BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Royals edge past White Sox for sweep

KANSAS CITY- Omar Infante's slow infield squibber plated Alex Rios with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and right-hander Ryan Madson closed out the ninth as the Royals held off the White Sox, 5-4, on Sunday to sweep the three-game series.

August 10, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Wear it well

Throughout the years, I've heard fellas talk about who ought to wear a cowboy hat and who shouldn't. These conversations are littered with the necessary skills a cowboy must acquire to wear a western hat. Some even suggest issuing a license to wear such apparel.

August 09, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Cattle movement estimation study sheds light on disease risk

A new technique developed by a Kansas State University researcher helps estimate the movement of beef cattle to determine the risk of disease.

August 09, 2015 | | Agriculture


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Fort Larned set to mark Labor Day weekend with birthday celebration

FORT LARNED - Fort Larned's Labor Day Weekend celebration includes a birthday party you won't want to miss!

August 28, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


A Saturday morning with the crows

Fred and I enjoy breakfast out on Saturday mornings, a holdover from the days when weekends were the time to kick back. Small town America ...

August 28, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Titans’ Mariota, Chiefs’ rookies to reunite in preseason

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is looking forward to a Pac-12 reunion when Tennessee travels to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Kansas ...

August 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cueto effect: Ventura improves since KC trade

KANSAS CITY- As Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura racked up a career-high 11 strikeouts in six scoreless innings during the Royals' 5-3 win over Baltimore on ...

August 28, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Ventura leads Royals to series win over O's

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Yordano Ventura threw six scoreless innings and struck out a career-high 11 batters while red-hot Mike Moustakas had three hits and two ...

August 28, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins dead at 58

(AP) - Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for ...

August 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Check It Out!

New exhibit coming soon! In August, we featured photography taken by Ellinwood students 18 and under. We were very pleased with the variety of photos ...

August 28, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Nominations open for ‘Kansas Farmer’ photo book

Coffee-table book will showcase hard work and passion of Kansas farmers and ranchers

August 28, 2015 | | Entertainment


Hillary

August 28, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Marble Poisoning

It's a race to the outside. Avoid the middle like the plague. The goal is to not be one with the pack. Even the ...

August 28, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


We Need an Exchange Program for Racial Integration

The best response to the Black Lives Matter movement is the one solution we're not considering: integration. Black and white Americans live largely separate ...

August 28, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Presentation explores cowboy folksongs

Kansas Farmers Union will host "Singing the Cattle North," a presentation and discussion by Jim Hoy at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 ...

August 28, 2015 | | Entertainment


Unemployment rate artificially skewed

Dear Editor,

August 28, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Cougars open West play with win over Garden

It was a win the Barton Community College volleyball team needed – for several reasons.

August 27, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Edward misses bronze medal by an eyelash; Campbell into finals

Down the final 20m Alsono Edward was gaining. Gaining quickly. But not quickly enough to earn a medal.

August 27, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


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