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LWV to hold candidate forum

The League of Women Voters will host a candidates' forum, and all those who have filed for local offices will be invited to speak. It will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Crest Theater,1905 Lakin in Great Bend. Rose Kelly will be the moderator.

September 10, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


New teachers welcomed

The new USD 428 teacher class of 2017-18 includes Alden Adams, Helping Hands Preschool; Kylie Birney, Abigail Rodriguez and Tina Vondracek, Lincoln; Brandi Boese, Andrea Ingram and Gail Skalla, Eisenhower; Rhonda Geisler, Riley; Molly Burger, Jefferson; Marlene Regehr and Darla Saindon, Park; Jennifer Christiansen, Jennifer Demaree, Destiny Denney, Jason Drouillard, Courtney Maska, Tyler Rydman and Brian Williams, Great Bend Middle School; Linsey Van Ornum, Jennifer Hopkins, Courtney True, Karla Martinez and Sheri Heilman, Great Bend High School; Liz Gruis, BCSS Ellinwood; and Michaela Heitschmidt, speech language pathologist.

September 10, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Education


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.

September 09, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Menus and Activities


Unanswered questions linger after Couch reinstatement

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September 09, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Letters to the Editor


The Book Nook

Happy Friday from the Great Bend Public Library. We have started our fall events and have some awesome things in store for everyone.

September 08, 2017 | By Elizabeth Dukelow | Entertainment


Charlie's Inside Corner: Sept. 8

The song goes like this: "THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON YOU, ALL THE LIVELONG DAY. THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON YOU, YOU CANNOT GET AWAY." Those famous words were penned by John Sinclair way back in 1903, later to unofficially become the state song of the Lone Star state. A number of football coaches at the big universities in Texas might be trembling at those "You cannot get away" words after their teams' dismal performances this past weekend.

September 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


BCC adds employee training lab with Harms Trust gift

Funds from the Thelma Faye Harms Trust have made possible a lab dedicated to employee training and professional development at Barton Community College. It will also allow for third parties to host seminars through the Workforce Training and Community Education Division.

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC Foundation’s auction raises $40,000

The proceeds from items sold, underwriters, program ads and ticket sales netted $40,000 at the 39th Annual Big Benefit Auction in late August. These funds benefit students directly through scholarships and program enhancements at Barton Community College.

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Featured cartoon

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Editorial Cartoons


Barton volleyball still searching for first West win

The Jayhawk West portion of the schedule has not been kind to the Barton volleyball team in the first couple of weeks of the season.

September 05, 2017 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Community College


Cougars bounce back with win over Tonkawa

Coming off its first loss of the season, the Barton men's soccer team was not going to allow a losing streak to occur.

September 05, 2017 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Community College


Helping Houston the American way

Houston is trying to dry itself out and recover from the historic floods of Hurricane Harvey.

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


LHS Homecoming candidates announced

LARNED - Homecoming royalty candidates for Larned High School have been selected and a crowning ceremony scheduled to begin at 6:20 p.m., Friday evening, Sept. 8, prior to kick-off of the Indian's first home game of the 2017 season. A Homecoming Parade is planned for Friday afternoon. Schools in the district will be dismissed at 2 p.m., to provide time to reach the parade route. The parade will start at 3 p.m., at 4th and Broadway, and ending at the Pawnee County Courthouse Square. Friday evening, the Indians Booster Club will host a tailgate fundraiser starting ...

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


No action by Trump on opioid epidemic

Earlier this month, at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., President Donald Trump looked solemnly into the camera, and declared that America's opioid epidemic was a "national emergency," and a "serious problem the likes of which we've never seen."

September 04, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


Catch monarchs at Quivira’s Monarch Mania

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge will host its annual Monarch Mania on Saturday, Sept. 16. This free event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Quivira's Environmental Education Classroom.

September 03, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Barton Co. News


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Articles By Author - Special to the Tribune


Loving Trump's speech to United Nations

Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations on Tuesday was not just great, it was totally refreshing.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Opinion


President gives wrong message at UN

Presidential addresses to the United Nations General Assembly don't get a lot of press here at home, but they do matter to listeners around ...

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


Cherry Village staff learns new methods to help Alzheimer’s residents

When Kristina Halatek signed up for a recent training session, she was looking for ways to more effectively interact with Cherry Village Benevolence residents who ...

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Business


A Woman's View: Traveling abroad

Out of money, energy, and clean clothes, we three women of the "older" set are back from our two weeks in Great Britain. Thought you ...

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


Thread Benders do more than quilt

The Central Kansas Thread Benders began in 1983 and are still going strong. One of the enjoyable things about the CKTB involves learning new skills ...

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Club News


Magna Dry announces new air duct cleaning service

Approximately 30 percent of adults in the United States suffer from allergy symptoms, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Allergens can collect ...

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Featured cartoon

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Editorial Cartoons


Beyond Trump - can Americans survive each other?

Two essays this week, by two very different authors, take us deep into the tribalism that marks our politics. Both should serve as a wake-up ...

September 24, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


Milo plot tour set for Oct. 4

This year, growing sorghum had many challenges, but thankfully, we have so far been blessed with a slow migration of the sugarcane aphid. Chinch bugs ...

September 24, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Agriculture


BCC men run at Emporia Invite

EMPORIA - The Barton men's cross country team ran for the second time year Friday night at Emporia as part of the Emporia State Papa ...

September 23, 2017 | By Mike Marzolf Special to the Tribune | Community College


Goncalves finishes 3rd at Emporia; Razo 7th

EMPORIA - The Barton women's cross country team ran Friday night at the Papa John's Invitational in Emporia.

September 23, 2017 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Community College


BCC volleyball sweeps past Garden City

It was a match the Barton volleyball team was definitely looking to win. It was a match the Cougars needed if they want to start ...

September 23, 2017 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Community College


Barton soccer matches at NW Tech moved to Oct. 9

The Barton men's and women's soccer teams were slated to play Northwest Tech Friday in Goodland but those matches have been postponed and ...

September 23, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Community College


First half pushes Indians to victory

HALSTEAD - The Larned Indians raced to a 21-6 halftime lead before holding off Halstead 35-26 in Friday's Central Kansas League football game.

September 23, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


Kathleen Kuchar watercolor monotype workshop Oct. 7

Kathleen Kuchar, retired professor at the Fort Hays State University Department of Art and Design, will demonstrate the basics of watercolor monotype printing during an ...

September 23, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News


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