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More cancellations announced as storm looms

When the National Weather Service office at Wichita issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Watch for most of central Kansas last Thursday, Barton ...

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

The dream still lingers

We have seen much racial strife in America of late. Shootings and rioting have shaped our current view of race relations.

January 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Folsom 50th

Ora and Judy Folsom of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Jan. 19, with a card shower.

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Anniversaries

Kelly baby girl

Cody and Jessica Kelly announce the birth of their daughter Chloe Jayd Kelly on Nov. 21, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs ...

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Births

Great Bend High School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education

Local students named to Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

Deans at Fort Hays State University have named 1,471 students to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2016 semester.

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education

Free online tax filing with KS WebFile is now simpler, more convenient

The Kansas Department of Revenue has increased the convenience and security of the state's free online filing system KS WebFile with a new verification ...

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business

NAWG CEO to speak at Kansas Commodity Classic

National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) CEO Chandler Goule will address farmers during the annual Kansas Commodity Classic on Feb. 8. The Commodity Classic is ...

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

2016 Extension Council Appreciation Award

The Extension Council Appreciation award is presented every year at our annual meeting in December to an individual or a couple who have given additional ...

January 14, 2017 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Wetland Explorer: Cold Feet

One of the annual traditions at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center is the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. It may seem odd to count birds in ...

January 14, 2017 | Jean Aycock, KWEC Educator | Local Life

Are You a Lifelong Learner?

One of the things that make my career choice as exciting today as it was 27 plus years ago is the fact that I can ...

January 14, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Lessons from the 1980s farm crisis

Prior to a panel discussion on the 1980s farm crisis and its implications for the future, a documentary about the crisis was aired for members ...

January 14, 2017 | Tom Parker | Agriculture

Crop Production Efficiencies Part I – Soil Testing

As this is being written, weather forecasts are calling for a wintry mess including ice. Here's hoping everyone is safe and sound with electricity ...

January 14, 2017 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Club Calendar


January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Club News

Wacky winter drivers

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons

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Shift happens

The Kansas Legislature opens what could be a tumultuous 2017 session next Monday.

January 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

BBB top ten scams of 2016

In May, it was reported that the Barton County Treasurer's Office fell for a scam by sending money to a bank in Georgia, ultimately costing the county over $14,000.

January 02, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

For Millions, Christmas Goes On Through January

Christmas Day has passed us by. This much is - hopefully - common knowledge.

January 02, 2017 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Precap of News Certain to Occur in 2017

Thanks to Donald Trump and the Chicago Cubs my outlandish predictions for 2016 were eclipsed by, of all things, reality. Worse, the fine art of fake news was commandeered by demons who used it for social and political gain––something my colleagues and I would never have dreamed possible.

January 02, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Safety Helmet

January 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons

F. Duane Dugan 1926 - 2017

F. Duane Dugan, 90, died Jan. 1, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 11, 1926, at Fort Scott, he was the son of Harry and Frances (Pellett) Dugan. He married Roberta Simpson Sept. 17, 1955, at Fort Scott. A Great Bend resident since January 1965, coming from Fort Scott, Mr. Dugan worked in law enforcement for 57 years.

January 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

USD 428 looks at alternative student meals for accounts in arrears

Editor's note: This is the second of two stories about policy changes being considered by the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education for 2017.

January 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton wrestling team returns to action following lengthy break

The Barton Community College wrestling team returned after a twenty day holiday break to the competitive mat Saturday in Fremont, Nebraska, participating in the in the Viking-Warrior Open hosted by Midland University.

January 02, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Community College

Alabama-Clemson 2 has new characters, plot lines for CFP

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - As with any sequel, Alabama-Clemson II will have some new characters and fresh plot lines.

January 02, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | AP Sports

Rodgers-Manning headlines NFL’s wild-card weekend

Aaron Rodgers vs. Eli Manning will headline the NFL's wild-card weekend.

January 02, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs get to celebrate their AFC West title, have a week off to rest up and then get on with the playoffs.

January 02, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports

Area basketball gets back in full swing this week

When high school basketball resumes Tuesday, the Great Bend Panthers will kick off the Western Athletic Conference season at Dodge City.

January 02, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Prep Sports

History of area scouting sought

In 2108, the Boy Scouts of America's Quivira Council will celebrate 100 years. Now, the council's Centennial Committee wants to compile this history into a book to mark the occasion.

January 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Mary A. McKay 1921-2016

Mary A. McKay, 95, passed away peacefully Dec. 20, 2016. She was born to Herb and Faye Clowers in St. John, on Oct. 18, 1921, and grew up on a farm near Zook. After graduating Zook High School, Mary completed nurse's training at St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend, and joined the Army Nurse Corp in 1942. She served in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines during WWII, where she met David J. McKay. They were married on Jan. 30, 1946.

January 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

David G. Zamarripa 1952-2016

HOISINGTON - David G. Zamarripa, 64, died Dec. 30, 2016, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born Dec. 19, 1952, in Edinburg, Texas, the son of Juan and Elisa (Gonzalez) Zamarripa. David graduated from Edinburg High School and then received his business accounting degree from the University of Texas-Pan American. He served in the United States Army from 1972 to 1978.

January 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

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