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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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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


OTR for August 27, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 27, 2015 | | Local News


EPA Discovers Water Flows Downhill

Only the Obama administration, with it's special kind of incompetence, could turn a mine that's been closed for 92 years into an environmental ...

August 27, 2015 | Michael Stafford | Columnists


Prieto joins Sunflower’s early ed team; brings bilingual skills

The new early intervention specialist at Sunflower Diversified's Early Education Center (EEC) brings a love of children and bilingual expertise to her new position.

August 27, 2015 | | Local News


Moose continues to rake with 15th home run

KANSAS CITY- Don't look now, but Mike Moustakas is now second on the Royals in home runs with 15, just three behind Salvador Perez.

August 27, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: Golden Belt football preview

This could be a banner year in the Golden Belt area for high school football. Great Bend, Larned, Hoisington, LaCrosse, Central Plains and Ellinwood are ...

August 27, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


By Ron Paul What should be done with the estimated 15 million people living in the United States wi

What should be done with the estimated 15 million people living in the United States without the legal right to be here? It seems most ...

August 27, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Hillary 'n' Trump

August 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Larned scrimmage scheduled Friday

LARNED - Larned High's opening act for the football and volleyball season is scheduled Friday night. Admission is a donation of water or Gatorade.

August 26, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


'Stuff the Bus' scheduled Thursday

LARNED - It's that time of year again!

August 26, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


LHS cross country continues training

Freshman Brooke Butler will join senior Jorghialyn Kimble to run cross country for the Indians.

August 26, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Tickets available for Sunflower’s annual pancake dinner

It's not just a chance to have breakfast for dinner – it's an event, said Connie Oetken, director of development at Sunflower Diversified Services.

August 26, 2015 | | Local News


At the Mike

A little different look. At the Mike has undergone some minor changes. A little more structure if you will.

August 26, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


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