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USDA seeks applications for Innovative Conservation Grants by Feb. 26

SALINA - USDA is offering grants for innovative conservation technologies and tools. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to invest $10 million in the Conservation Innovation Grants program. Grant proposals are due Feb. 26.

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

Agricultural resolutions for producers

We are now officially one week into the new year. Many made resolutions to lose weight, read a book, exercise and all the typical sorts of promises for a better 2018 than 2017. Today, as we are in the middle of winter, let's take a moment to reflect and propose resolutions for agricultural producers in 2018. Many may already be doing some or all of these. These are designed to help producers think about ways to optimize profits not minimize costs.

January 06, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Kansans depend on grassroots 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, many of the folks who live in rural communities across Kansas still rely on home-town newspapers like the Hoxie Sentinel where I grew up.

January 06, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Home inventory list can help avoid a headache in 2018

TOPEKA – When it comes to preparing for a disaster, AAA Kansas says, most people forget one very important thing: a home inventory. According to the Insurance Information Institute, only half of homeowners have an inventory of the possessions they'd want their insurance company to replace in case of a fire, theft or other disaster.

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

Students named to Dean’s List at Bethany College

LINDSBORG - Nearly 200 Bethany College students have earned semester honors for their academic performance during the fall 2017 semester and have been named to the Dean's List.

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Education

Students' Christ-math Geome-tree

Park School sixth graders in Great Bend pose with an unusual math-inspired Christmas tree. It was created from Sierpinski triangles, which are fractal and attractive fixed sets with the overall shape of an equilateral triangle, subdivided recursively into smaller equilateral triangles. The triangles are 3-D and are stacked on each other to make a larger triangle.

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Education

Reiser joining BCC trustees

"Oaths of Office," conducted by Barton County Clerk, are the first item on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees monthly study session, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

School calendars on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will say goodbye to three retiring members and welcome three new members when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Wellness Center equipment update on GBRC agenda

An upgrade to equipment at the Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be considered when the Great Bend Recreation Commission board meets at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Other action items on the agenda are the election of officers and "request for qualifications: website update." There will also be information on the board meeting calendar and the annual conflict of interest disclosure form.

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Dale Francis Stoecklein 1961 - 2017

Dale Francis Stoecklein passed away at his home in Denver, Colo., on Dec. 25, 2017. He was 56. Born on Aug. 25, 1961, in Colby, Dale was the fifth of nine children of Theodore and Pauline (Wirtz) Stoecklein.

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

June Irene Gabbard 1940 - 2018

HOLYROOD - June Irene Gabbard, 77, passed away January 1, 2018. She was born June 27, 1940 in Paradise to Charles Arthur and Hettie (Hutchcraft) Reichard. She married Glenn Gabbard Sr. in Miami, Okla. on October 18, 1961 and she owned June's Ceramics in Great Bend.

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Hoisington player gets lucky with raffle ticket bought at the State Fair

TOPEKA – Many players make it a point to buy lottery tickets at the Kansas Lottery building during the State Fair hoping it will bring them good luck. The story of one very lucky Hoisington man who won $25,000 may keep that hope alive.

January 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

New Year’s baby arrives

Great Bend Regional Hospital announced the birth of its 2018 New Year's baby. Ezekiel John Stettinger arrived at 7:46 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2.

January 04, 2018 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News

One arrested during traffic stop

Barton County Sheriff's deputies made an arrest during a traffic stop at 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday in the 900 Block of U.S. 56 near the City of Ellinwood, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

January 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

OTR for Jan. 4, 2018

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | On the Record

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OTR for Jan. 22, 2018

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | On the Record

Ellinwood Community Soup Supper to benefit those in need

The Ellinwood Community Soup Supper will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the St. Joseph Parish Center. Diners' freewill donations will ...

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Blame Him

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons

The truth about a government shutdown

This weekend the United States Treasury bumped up against the "debt ceiling." This debt ceiling is to the government like the credit card limit is ...

January 22, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

Wolff’s book resonates because Trump keeps confirming it

Nobody is more stunned about the stratospheric sales of "Fire and Fury" than the guy who wrote it.

January 22, 2018 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Cardinal wrestler Urban first at Hays meet

HAYS - Hoisington High's Sean Urban (25-1, 170) captured first place in the Hays High Prairie Classic Wrestling Tournament. No. 3 ranked 3A Urban upset ...

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Prep Sports

Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | On the Record

Groups draw Commissioner Big Game Permits

PRATT - At the Jan. 11 Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission meeting in Milford, seven lucky conservation organizations drew Commissioner Big Game Permits as ...

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Parham —

Erin Holste and Gabe Parham were united in marriage on Nov. 9, in a double ring ceremony at Marco Island, Fla. The bride was given ...

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Weddings

Hiss —

Nikki Loreg and Brad Hiss were united in marriage on Sept. 2, 2017 at Prince of Peace in Great Bend. Parents of the bride are ...

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Weddings

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 ...

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Menus and Activities

USD 428, Holy Family and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Jan. 22 through Jan. 26. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Menus and Activities

Cooking under pressure is a popular topic

If you received an electric pressure cooker for Christmas or are thinking about getting one, read on for information about an upcoming program. There is ...

January 22, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life

K-State Extension estate planning workshops scheduled

Most of us work our entire lives providing for our families - food, shelter, values, tradition, and if we are lucky, possibly a family business or ...

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

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