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Pawnee County lifts burn ban

The Burn Ban has been lifted for Pawnee County as of 1 p.m. Monday, April 9, Pawnee County Information Officer Joel Davis announced. Burning of appropriate and approved materials is allowed at this time in Pawnee County until further notice.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Planetarium to present full-dome movies through spring semester

Explore the depths of space and the mysteries of the cosmos at the Barton Planetarium which will host several activities this spring. The Planetarium is located in the Science Building on Barton Community College's campus. Enter through the sliding doors on the north side. Admission is free.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


5K to benefit Camp Hope

Barton Community College's Community Service Organization and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will host a 5K walk/run 8 a.m. Sunday, April 29. Registration will be at 7:30 a.m. in the Fine Arts circle drive at Barton. All proceeds will be donated to Camp Hope.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton hosts Enrollments Days

Barton Community College is hosting Enrollment Day sessions to prepare incoming students for the upcoming school year. Space is limited. Students can call 620-792-9286 or visit bartonccc.edu/admission/enrollmentdays to sign up. In addition to four dates this month, each month through July offers three or four sessions.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend and Lyons schools earn Challenge Awards

TOPEKA - The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 78 schools in 28 Kansas public school districts as recipients of the 2017 Challenge Awards. Recipients included two elementary schools in Great Bend USD 428 and three schools in Lyons USD 405.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees to review Larned Corrections programming

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear an update on college programming at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room F-30 at the Fine Arts Building. This is the board's monthly study session. Other items on the agenda are the March financial statement, re-centering of state funding to community colleges and technical schools, Real ID driver's license changes in Kansas, Army deployments, and the board's meeting schedule for Fiscal Year 18-19.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Jack Eldon Elmore 1921 - 2018

ROZEL - Jack Eldon Elmore, 96, passed away April 8, 2018, at his home in Rozel. He was born July 26, 1921, in Rozel, the son of Frank and Viola Ethel Smith Elmore. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer. He was an avid model Lionel train railroader. He loved his family and was a hard-working farmer.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Hurmely Yvonne “Miss Lee” Elson 1937 - 2018

Hurmely Yvonne "Miss Lee" Elson, 80, passed away April 6, 2018, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend, Kan. She was born Oct. 19, 1937, to Fred Frederick William Ludwig and Elizabeth (Goble) Peters. Hurmely married Richard G. Elson Aug. 31, 1957, at Oberlin. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2015. A long-time Great Bend resident, Hurmely was a homemaker, LPN, preschool teacher and a Walmart greeter. She worked at numerous area nursing homes, Berean Christian Preschool and the Great Bend Children's Learning Center.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Philip C. Krug 1954 - 2018

SALINA - Philip C. Krug, 63, of Salina, died Saturday, April 7th, 2018.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


OTR for April 9, 2018

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | On the Record


Marijuana wax lab explosion in rural Great Bend

A structure fire Friday afternoon in rural Great Bend was caused by a butane explosion in what law enforcement officers are calling a clandestine lab manufacturing "marijuana wax," also called BHO or DAB.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ATV pursuit leads to drug arrest

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved is a pursuit with an all terrain vehicle around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday that led to the arrest of Alex Roth, 25, of Great Bend. He was arrested for traffic violations and drug charges, including possession of methamphetamine, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hurmely Yvonne “Miss Lee” Elson 1937 - 2018

Hurmely Yvonne "Miss Lee" Elson, 80, passed away April 6, 2018, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend, Kan. She was born Oct. 19, 1937, to Fred Frederick William Ludwig and Elizabeth (Goble) Peters. Hurmely married Richard G. Elson Aug. 31, 1957, at Oberlin. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2015. A long-time Great Bend resident, Hurmely was a homemaker, LPN, preschool teacher and a Walmart greeter. She worked at numerous area nursing homes, Berean Christian Preschool and the Great Bend Children's Learning Center.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Philip C. Krug 1954 - 2018

SALINA - Philip C. Krug, 63, of Salina, died Saturday, April 7th, 2018.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jack Eldon Elmore 1921 - 2018

Jack Eldon Elmore 1921 - 2018

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Another weather and agriculture column

This column is being written Friday so hopefully the promised rainfall has occurred by the time you read this. One last column, hopefully, for a ...

April 21, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Bridging the Cultural Gap

Growing up in the small town of Washington, Kan., I was unaware of what the word diversity meant. I was always interested in learning about ...

April 21, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life


On Earth Day, Congress whistling past the graveyard

Last month, the United Nations hosted a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) conference in Bonn, Germany. Despite hopes that limiting population growth would be the UN ...

April 21, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Storm warning

You don't need a weatherman to see that the storm clouds gathering around Team Trump are serious. And since the only permanent member of ...

April 21, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists


Earth Day

April 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons


Wheat freeze

The weekend of April 14-16 brought, once again, cold temperatures that have potential to cause freeze injury to the 2018 wheat crop. Factors that influence ...

April 21, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Critical thinking

Lack of understanding and critical thinking on the part of some in the environmental movement has compromised their effectiveness as self-appointed protector and guardian of ...

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


Emergent Literacy: helping children’s development through reading

HAYS - The Cottonwood Extension District, in partnership with the Hays Public Library, will host a free educational program on Emergent Literacy from 1:30-2:30 ...

April 21, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


Autism workshop was a success

Pilot Club of Great Bend hosted an Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop Saturday, April 7. It was a successful event which was well attended and Pilots ...

April 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Club News


Starting up a vegetable garden for the first time?

Kansans that are new to vegetable gardening often have a hard time knowing how much of each variety to plant. Kansas State Research and Extension ...

April 21, 2018 | Rip Winkel | Local Life


A Woman’s View

Life can sometimes be summed up in one sentence. "Well, that didn't go as planned."

April 21, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Camps offer free entrance May 5

PRATT - Kansas weather will get better, we promise. And after the past several months we've endured, we understand why those who crave outdoor experiences ...

April 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Get involved with abuse prevention

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April 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Letters to the Editor


Great Plains Association of Realtors commemorates the 50th anniversary of Fair Housing Act

SALINA – For decades, Realtors − members of the National Association of Realtors − have supported a free, open market that embraces fairness and equal opportunity for all ...

April 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business


Hoisington Middle School welcomes author

Throughout this school year the Hoisington Middle School has been participating in an all-school book read for the first time. The book chosen was "A ...

April 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Education


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