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GOP can’t appease the left by caving on key issues

Two House Republicans have chosen to capitulate on major agenda items on the liberal left - and are learning a familiar lesson the hard way.

August 01, 2018 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


In doing nothing, sometimes, you do everything

SOMEWHERE ALONG LONG ISLAND SOUND - From my beach chair, there's a strong wind blowing in from across the water, rippling the pages of my book, as moisture slowly condenses on the beer bottle at my side.

August 01, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Congress August Recess

August 01, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons


Golden Plains Quilts of Valor - July 2018

"Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor and members awarded 11 Quilts of Valor to local veterans during the month of July, 2018. To date, the group was made and awarded 481 Quilts of Valor."

July 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Parole violations lead to jail

Last Friday was not a good day to be someone in violation of probation or in possession of drugs, according to Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor. Several individuals who violated their probation are now facing prison confinement as a result.

July 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend schools announce physicals, Panther cards

Free physicals for Great Bend USD 428 high school and middle athletes will be given on Saturday, Aug. 4 in the commons area at Great Bend High School. This is the only date these physicals will be offered.

July 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Arthur Glenn Morgan

HOISINGTON -- Arthur Glenn Morgan, 92, died July 31, 2018, at Locust Grove Village, LaCrosse.

July 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Cody J. Maris 1983 - 2018

GREAT BEND - Cody J. Maris, age 35 years, of Great Bend, Kan. passed away early on Sunday morning, July 29, 2018 in rural Russell County, Kan.

July 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lordy, there are tapes

In his infamous marathon testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in June 2017, former FBI Director James Comey quipped "Lordy, I hope there are tapes."

July 31, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


Lots of tips on how to live sanely in Trumplandia

The pollsters at Pew recently reported that 68 percent of Americans are suffering from news exhaustion, and that jibes with what I witness on an anecdotal basis. I don't presume to everyone, but many of you probably agree that conversations with friends these days are sometimes strained. The dialogue often goes something like this:

July 31, 2018 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Great Bend Rec soccer, flag football signups start

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has begun registration for youth flag football and soccer leagues.

July 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


A Woman’s View

I swear they are reproducing like rats.

July 31, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


BOE to hold special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. Superintendent Khris Thexton will provide updated details of the district's proposed 2918-2019 budget and ask the board to approve publication of the budget in the Great Bend Tribune. The board will also consider whether to renew the contract for audit services with Adams Brown Beran & Ball Chartered for three more years.

July 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Duane Alan Hiss 1961 - 2018

Duane Alan Hiss, 56, of Hoehne, Colorado, passed away into the arms of Jesus on July 27, 2018. He was born October 19, 1961 in Great Bend, Kansas, to Loren and Elsie (Lofland) Hiss. He married Tammy (Mayhew) Hiss on July 12, 1981 in Great Bend, Kansas.

July 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lyndee Marie Scott 1975 - 2018

TOPEKA – Lyndee Marie Scott, 43, passed away July 28, 2018, in rural Jackson County, Kan. She was born April 5, 1975, in Great Bend, to Walter "Darel" and Debra (Crain) Scott.

July 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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News by the numbers

"90% of media coverage of my Administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving."

August 02, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Dolphins and fireworks and Toto - oh my!

Welcome to another installment of "Things you should do before the highlight of your week is lime Jell-O Thursday!"

August 02, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists


OTR for Aug. 2, 2018

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | On the Record


Sheriff seeking help finding wanted man

The Barton County Sheriff's Office submitted this news release this morning:

August 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

August 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCSO investigating suspected arson

The Barton County Sheriff's Office posted this news release this morning:

August 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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