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It’s a celebration - come to the fair!

Wednesday, July 11th, the annual Barton County Fair kicks off with something for everyone. I hope your calendar for the week includes a visit or two to the fairgrounds west of town. No doubt 4-H families are busy putting the finishing touches on entries that will be exhibited and volunteers are busy getting display cases set up, dusted off and decorated for fairgoers' enjoyment.

July 07, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Senior Activities

Tuesday

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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.

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Menus and Activities


Plant weather not people weather

First as usual, a drought update is in order. Northwest Kansas and a fair portion of North Central Kansas are completely out of drought as of this past Tuesday. Our area remains essentially as it was last week, primarily moderate drought with a small slice of Barton/Rice border in severe drought. There was a slight easing of conditions in Southwest Kansas. The eastern third of Kanas is pretty much unchanged. We did receive rain in much of the area but with the heat and wind, we didn't gain any ground on the drought but we didn't go ...

July 07, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Partisan Dining

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons


Have you made these blunders on a first date?

I have done the math. I'm neither bragging nor complaining - just stating the facts: including my initial meeting with my wife, I've gone on precisely SIX first dates in my entire lifetime.

July 07, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


The Maryland muddle

When rational thinking fails or is simply ignored, conflation often takes over. It is, by definition, the merging of two or more different sets of information or opinion into one.

July 07, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


A very strange bird!

I am back from an extended stay in the city. Traffic is just not my thing. I am really glad to revisit our marsh after a three-week hiatus.

July 07, 2018 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Menus and Activities


Hot tomato trivia

Do you have tomato plants that are blooming but not setting fruit? There are a number of reasons why this might be happening. One obvious reason could be that there is an excessive amount of nitrogen (i.e. fertilizer) the plant has access to. Nitrogen causes plants to emphasize vegetative growth, often to the detriment of flower production, hence no fruit. Moreover, over-fertilization can lead to a delay in flower production and/or a decrease in fruit-set among the flowers produced.

July 07, 2018 | Rip Winkel | Local Life


Looking up from a cup of coffee

While sitting on the front porch early this morning with a cup of coffee, my sleepy senses came alive. The sun was just coming up. The birds were tweeting and the doves were cooing. The colors were vibrant.

July 07, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Commission to hold Monday 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 appointments to the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging Sub-Regional Council, establishing speed limits on a portion of SE 10 Road East of SE 105 Avenue and bordering the City of Ellinwood and an update of the 2018 authorized positions listing.

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Business town hall to address workforce issues

The Governor's Education Council, the Kansas Chamber and the Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas School of Business have joined together in a survey-based research project to help better define the term "skills gap" as experienced in the Kansas business community.

July 06, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


America’s Netflixation

For the past couple of years, I've put in my recommended thirty minutes of rigorous near-death exertion per day by watching Netflix while pedaling a recumbent stationary bicycle, the piece of exercise equipment that most closely resembles a recliner.

July 05, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists


It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go

Will Nancy Pelosi continue to make the House her home for much longer? Two recent events give one pause for thought.

July 05, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


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Backpack donations

Lindsey Craven, Nex-Tech customer sales supervisor, tries a draw-string bag on Kay Burns, Great Bend High School guidance secretary. Nex-Tech gifted the school with 250 ...

July 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Education


KS Farm Bureau endorses Marshall

MANHATTAN - Kansas Farm Bureau's Voters Organized To Elect Farm Bureau Friends (VOTE FBF) Political Action Committee (PAC) has endorsed Congressman Roger Marshall for re-election ...

July 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


As population rises, leaders ignore the obvious

The Washington Post recently published a column titled "Why do we need more people in this country anyway?" which is making an internet splash among ...

July 21, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


The great outdoors

July 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons


Enjoy bread

While the 2018 wheat harvest remains fresh in the minds of Kansans, it's worth remembering civilization has been directly linked to the cultivation of ...

July 21, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Smoky Hills Public Television receives Department of Commerce Award

BUNKER HILL – Smoky Hills Public Television received an award from the Kansas Department of Commerce at the Russell County Commission meeting on July 16. The ...

July 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


ServSafe Classes scheduled in August

Learning safe food handling practices is one of the best skills a person can acquire. We have two opportunities for anyone interested in the ServSafe ...

July 21, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Another unusual gift from the Bottoms

Jason and Charlie have a list of the unusual birds and events that visit and happen in the Bottoms. It is fascinating. We have been ...

July 21, 2018 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Pawnee Rock All School Reunion

The Pawnee Rock All School Reunion will be held on Aug. 11 at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard in Great Bend. Visitation will begin ...

July 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Crack-n-tomato trivia

Tomatoes often have problems with cracking (sometimes called "growth cracks"), which are caused by pressure inside the fruit that is more than the skin can ...

July 21, 2018 | Rip Winkel | Local Life


A Woman’s View

Remember the story of the ant and the grasshopper? What a moral. These fables are wasted on the kids. It's when we become adults ...

July 21, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Club Calendar

Monday

July 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Club News


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 ...

July 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

July 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Menus and Activities


The consequences of groveling before Putin

There's no softer or more polite way to say it: President Trump groveled before Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. His display - and the conduct ...

July 21, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


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