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Entries for Kansas Junior Livestock Show set record

The 83rd annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), proudly sponsored by Cargill, promises to be a big event, with 738 youth from 87 counties entering 1,861 animals. This is the largest number of livestock entered in more than 25 years. The total includes 147 market steers, 338 breeding heifers, 244 market hogs, 194 breeding gilts, 305 market lambs, 261 breeding ewes, 229 meat goats and 143 commercial doe kids. The statewide event will be held October 2-4 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.

September 20, 2015 | | Agriculture

Celebrate Family Day September 28th

The more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs. That is a powerful statement supported by more than a decade of research by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. It sounds simple enough. Make time each day to eat dinner with your children. As families with growing school agers soon find out, activities and other demands on time make sitting around the dining room table together a bit difficult.

September 20, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Foster Parents Needed in Barton County - Saint Francis Community Services to provide free training i

Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, at 6 p.m. starting September 28, at 1508 Main Street in Great Bend.

September 20, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS Class of 1960 reunion

Great Bend High School Class of 1960 will hold its 55th reunion on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26 at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard. Friends of the class are invited to visit after 8 p.m.

September 20, 2015 | | Reunions

Microbes, Soil Health, and Crop Production

When we think about microbes (bacteria, fungi, and other organisms too small to be seen by the naked eye) we often term them germs and consider them as harmful, even deadly. However, the soil environment just like human beings benefit greatly and even need microorganisms for good health. What type of organisms are we concerned with? These organisms include algae, fungi, bacteria, archaea, nematodes, earthworms, arthropods, and insects. Not all of these are microscopic for at least part of their life cycle but all tend to be thought of in negative terms. So what ecological niches (spots) in the soil ...

September 20, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Second Republican debate

Dear Editor,

September 20, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Farmers Bank and Trust Awards $4,000 in scholarships to students of employees

Farmers Bank and Trust awarded employees and their families with scholarships for qualifying college students for the 2015-2016 school year. Eight students received a total of $4,000 for this upcoming school year.

September 20, 2015 | | Business

4-H to host Honor Flights fundraiser

When members recite the 4-H pledge, they vow to use their hands for larger service to better their club, their community, their country and their world. Kansas 4-H is uniting to prove their commitment to the pledge by participating in 48 hours of 4-H, a statewide community service project showcasing the positive impact 4-H'ers can make in just one weekend.

September 20, 2015 | | Club News

What Happens When Church and State Get Mixed

These days, no shortage of Americans want Uncle Sam to play a larger role in regulating financial institutions. Some folks would even like to see the nationalization of large banks.

September 20, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Steve Green Could Profit from Kim Davis’ Example

After today this column will be a Kim–Davis–free zone, but first lets look at one more facet of the controversy. Although I admire the courage of the Kentucky clerk, I disagree with her refusal as a government official to follow the law. Civil disobedience is confined to civilians. If Davis' strong Christian faith prevented her from issuing homosexual marriage licenses then she should have made a very public announcement and resigned her post.

September 20, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

The Other Republican Debate

September 20, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Senior Activities


September 20, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

September 20, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Club Calendar


September 20, 2015 | | Club News

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Prairie Structures exhibit announced

RUSSELL - The exhibit Prairie Structures: Natural or Man-made, will open Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell. There will be an opening ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Chefs needed for chili cook-off

The sixth annual Charity Chili Cook-off will take place Oct. 17 in downtown Great Bend.

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Barton ends streak with Jayhawk win at Garden

GARDEN CITY – The streak is over. Thankfully.

October 01, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Nationally ranked Butler too much for Barton women

Facing ranked teams has been common for the Barton Community College women's soccer team this season. Too common.

October 01, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Murder Mystery coming to Great Bend

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a "Murder At The Juice Joint" event.

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for October 1, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 01, 2015 | | On the Record

Occupational therapist joins team of specialists at early ed center

The new occupational therapist at Sunflower's Early Education Center (EEC) is rounding out the team of early intervention experts on staff.

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Family Crisis Center to observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

On Oct. 22, the Great Bend-based Family Crisis Center Inc. hopes to turn the community purple. The campaign, in which residents are encouraged to wear ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Royals' rally in 10th earns home-field in ALDS

CHICAGO- Eric Hosmer smashed a two-run homer in the 10th inning off White Sox closer David Robertson and the Royals clinched the No. 2 seed ...

October 01, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ | AP Sports

Charlie's Inside Corner: Could it get any better?

Friday night is Homecoming for the Great Bend Panthers. The opponent is the Dodge City Red Demons. Could it be any better?

October 01, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports

Thanks to Military Moms

Dear Editor,

October 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


October 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Congress and the Fed Refuse to Learn From Their Mistakes

This month marks the seventh anniversary of the bursting of the housing bubble and the subsequent economic meltdown. The mood in Congress following the meltdown ...

October 01, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

American Politics: Disagreeing to Agree

According to a Pew Research Center poll in 2010, nearly 123 million Americans (41 percent) believe the Rapture will happen before 2050. I bring this ...

October 01, 2015 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists

GBHS Debate

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

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