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Rebecca Sue Booth 1963-2018

LARNED – Rebecca Sue Booth, 54, passed away July 5, 2018, at Hays Medical Center. She was born on July 10, 1963, in Hoisington to Harry and Esther (Howell) Martin. Rebecca was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church. She had a love for coloring, butterflies and plants, but she especially loved to hear the cardinals sing.

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sherry Jean Stoskopf 1941 - 2018

BERTHOLD, N.D. - Sherry Jean Stoskopf of Berthold, N.D. passed away on June 28, 2018. Sherry was born on May 17, 1941, in Great Bend, Kan., to Thaine and Jean Ewing.

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Hey, Democrats: It’s the Supreme Court, stupid

My advice to Democrats - which I've offered for free since the dawn of this century - is that they pound this mantra into their thick skulls: "It's the Supreme Court, stupid."

July 07, 2018 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Journalists aren’t so different from our readers

If you stay in the news business long enough, you're inevitably going to run into a reader who has a grievance - sometimes legitimate, sometimes not - against their hometown newspaper.

July 07, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Fair time

It's Fair time again in Barton County! The youth from all of our communities have been working hard on their various projects, and will be displaying them for the community to see. Whether you enjoy photography, artwork, or livestock, there is something for everyone at the fair.

July 07, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Post-harvest weed control in wheat stubble

Post-harvest weed control in wheat stubble is very important to conserve soil moisture and prevent weeds from going to seed and adding to the weed seedbank. Thin and even shorter wheat this year and recent rains have caused an explosion of weeds this year, and will require earlier and more intensive weed management efforts than in some years.

July 07, 2018 | Stacy Campbell | Agriculture


KLA partnering on Kansas cattle traceability project

TOPEKA – The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) is one of the key partners in a new cattle traceability pilot project. Cattle Trace will involve an end-to-end disease traceability system beginning with cow-calf producers and ending at the beef processing plant. A number of ranches, feedyards, auction markets and beef processing facilities have volunteered to cooperate on the project. The goal is to utilize ultra-high frequency tags and readers to collect the minimal amount of data necessary for disease traceability at the speed of commerce.

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Barton Community College students named to Dean’s List for spring 2018

Barton Community College has named 266 students to the Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Education


Barton Community College students named to President’s List for spring 2018

Barton Community College has named 237 students to the President's List for the spring 2018 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Education


Harwood on Rockhurst University Dean’s List

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rockhurst University has announced the dean's list for the spring 2018 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above.

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Education


Oborny 40th

Marion and Madonna Oborny will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a dance from 2-6 p.m. on Aug. 5, at the Russell VFW. No gifts are requested.

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Anniversaries


Richter 70th

Mel and Ellen Richter of Great Bend will celebrate their 70th anniversary with a celebration from 2-4 p.m. on July 14 at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Avenue in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their family.

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Anniversaries


Weis 65th

Dean and Joyce Weis will celebrate 65 years of marriage on Saturday, July 14, 2018, with a come and go reception from 2:-3:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 723 North Main in Great Bend. Their children would like to extend an invitation to friends of Dean and Joyce to join them in this milestone celebration. Come by to wish them well and enjoy refreshments. No RSVP necessary.

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Anniversaries


League of Women Voters meeting

League of Women Voters of Great Bend will meet at noon on Tuesday at Classic Inn.

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Club News


Women for Kansas Barton County takes on voter registration

With state and local primary elections on the horizon, Women for Kansas Barton County (W4K), decided during their June 24 meeting to encourage voter registration.

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Club News


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James Lee Britton

ELLINWOOD - James Lee Britton, 78, passed away in Ellinwood on July 12, 2018. Cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at ...

July 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


A father’s guide to the land of millstones and honey do’s

As a married man with three daughters, I enjoy the occasional moment of solitude when I can reset, recharge, refocus, and stand at the open ...

July 16, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists


Congress too weak to stop trade war

You may not have noticed it amid the White House's bluster on NATO this week, but Congress utterly face-planted in its effort to rein ...

July 16, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Tourist info

July 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons


Doris Lucille Boxberger 1927 - 2018

HOISINGTON - Doris Lucille Boxberger, 90, died July 14, 2018, at Almost Home, Great Bend. She was born Nov. 15, 1927, on the farm near Galatia ...

July 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Thelma (Bayless) Row

LARNED - Thelma (Bayless) Row passed away June 4 in Great Bend at River Bend Assisted Living.

July 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


OTR- July 13-15, 2018

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | On the Record


All-star game memories: Mark ‘The Bird’

In 1976, for one unforgettable season, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych shone brighter than Elvis, Liz or Ali - maybe brighter than all three rolled into one.

July 14, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


King Donald

The president's lawyers must wake up every morning wondering if they're in the throes of a mescaline fever dream. Which altered reality will ...

July 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


Kavanaugh

July 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons


Watering trees

The year has been feast or famine when it comes to rain. In spite of the recent rains we have been blessed with, we are ...

July 14, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


An old, new crop For Kansas

First as usual, a drought update is in order. The area no longer under drought conditions or even abnormally dry has expanded from northwest Kansas ...

July 14, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Better than expected

"Better than expected, but not what we'd hoped for."

July 14, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Krom named new chief operating officer at Sunflower Diversified Services

It might be easier for Sarah Krom to list the jobs she has NOT tackled at Sunflower Diversified Services. Her list of titles during more ...

July 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business


Donate blood this week

Dear editor,

July 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Letters to the Editor


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