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Moms, take a breather – 'intensive mothering' isn’t necessary

More time spent parenting doesn’t necessarily lead to better outcomes for children, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family.

April 01, 2015 | Marsha Maxwell Deseret News | Trending Topics

Have You Seen This? This dog's had enough



DOG RIGHTS — It happens every year and it upsets us every time. Someone leaves a pet inside a car and we see it and we contemplate smashing the car window and getting the animal out.

April 01, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Entertainment

Why puppetry is so much more than entertainment



In play therapist Cheryl Hulburd's Fernie, British Columbia, office, the 4-year-old picked up the witch and dog hand puppets to re-enact the fights between his mother — a witch hand puppet — and his father — a dog hand puppet.

April 01, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Trending Topics

American AgCredit reports increased loan volume in 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif. - American AgCredit, a farmer-owned financial cooperative, recently announced net income of $98.9 million for the 2014 calendar year along with a cash dividend distribution of $39 million to its shareholders. This compares to net income of $111 million and a cash dividend of $37 million in 2013. American AgCredit has returned over $250 million to its customer-owners since 2005.

March 31, 2015 | | Business

BCC music students to present recital April 9

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 9 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free.

March 31, 2015 | | Local News

​BCC Silver Cougar Club to host ‘Exploring the Internet’

Barton Community College is offering a course to help people become more familiar with some of the basics of exploring the Internet.

March 31, 2015 | | Local News

Building strong kids

Crunch Out Obesity may take a bite out of Barton County's obesity problem. That's what Becca Maxwell, board member with the United Way of Central Kansas, hopes. The six-week project encouraging kids to log exercise and the food they eat is designed to help Ellinwood students adopt healthy habits that could drive Barton County's ranking in health in the opposite direction – up. (View the complete study at http://www.countyhealthrankings.org. )

March 31, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News

BCC to close for Easter break

Barton Community College will be closed on Friday, April 3 and Monday, April 6 for Easter break. Barton's Center for Adult Education and Shafer Art Gallery will also be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 7.

March 31, 2015 | | Local News

​Zoo staff to present ‘Food for Thought’

Staff at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo will talk about feeding animals is a free Stop 'N Learn program Wednesday. "Food for Thought" will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the zoo.

March 31, 2015 | | Local News

GBMS round robbin tennis meet results

GBMS round robin tennis meet with Hays, Salina South, Sterling

March 31, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Great Bend track and field dominates at Alex Francis Classic

HAYS- Great Bend boys track and field recorded a meet-best 234 team points to win the gold at Saturday's Alex Francis Classic. The Panther girls claimed a second place finish with 153 points behind Hays who posted 193 points for the day. Seven teams were represented in boys and girls competition.

March 31, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Prep Sports

​David A. Colyn Jr. 1960 - 2015

IUKA - David A. Colyn Jr., 55, died March 23, 2015, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 21, 1960, in Denver, Colo. he was the son of David A. and Faye Colyn Sr. He was a former resident of McPherson graduating from McPherson High School. On May 26, 2005 he married Lillian Galletta in Pratt. He was a fabricator for Fab-Pro of Kingman.

March 31, 2015 | | Obituaries

Brandon Joesph Funk 1998 - 2015

Brandon Joseph Funk, 16, died March 28, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. He was born June 2, 1998, at Hoisington, the son of Clark LaVern and Cynthia Marie (Schmitt) Funk. He was a junior at Great Bend High School.

March 31, 2015 | | Obituaries

Wade shines at Central Kansas All Star Game

There was little doubt the player to watch at the fourth annual Central Kansas All-Star Game was Mr. Basketball in the state of Kansas – Dean Wade.

March 31, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports

Doll leads National team win in Central Kansas All-Star Game

For the first 20 minutes of the Central Kansas High School All-Star Game Sunday it was the Rachel Doll show. The Ellinwood High School senior dominated the opening 20 minutes and with that led her team to a 93-87 win at the Barton Gym on the campus Barton Community College.

March 31, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports

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Pancake Day draws large crowd

Hundreds of people turned out for the 55th annual Great Bend Kiwanis Club Pancake Day, Thursday at Expo I. This is the club's only fundraiser, with money supporting youth activities and other causes.

March 07, 2013 | | Local News

BCC criminal justice student excels in emergency service

Barton Community College graduate Dena Popp is the supervisor for the Barton County 911 Dispatch team, a reserve sergeant for the Barton County Sheriff's Office and also works as a volunteer emergency medical technician in Ellinwood – and she can't imagine doing anything else.

March 07, 2013 | | Local News

Good Politics: Two sides come together

The oil industry and environmentalists – two groups seen as political opposites – managed to sit down together in recent months and form regulations that may become a model for the rest of the nation, the Associated Press reports. The issue is the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." In Illinois, members of the oil and gas industry wanted to use the method with a minimum of red tape, while some environmentalists wanted to ban it altogether.

March 07, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Hopkinses to speak at next Aglow

Great Bend Aglow will meet Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. The guest speakers are Steve and Jennifer Hopkins, Hoisington. Sign-in and social time begin at 9 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9:30 am. Everyone is welcome to attend.

March 07, 2013 | | Religion

St. Joseph's Festival coming

ELLINWOOD - St. Joseph's Catholic Church will hold its annual festival on Sunday, March 17. During this fundraiser for the Altar Society, lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Joseph's Parish Center, 110 West Second St. in Ellinwood.

March 07, 2013 | | Religion

Trinity Lutheran Easter schedule

At church each Sunday, we celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. On several key days at the center of the church year, however, worship takes a particular shape. These central days have come to be known as Holy Week.

March 07, 2013 | | Religion

'Famous' Irish stew to be served March 14

The Presbyterians are producing their famous recipe of Irish stew and will be serving it with homemade pie from 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.

March 07, 2013 | | Religion

Lenten Luncheon: Foundry Methodist

The next Lenten Luncheon will be Wednesday, March 13, at Foundry Methodist Church, 5401 Broadway Ave. Host pastors are Dr. Kevin and the Rev. Jana Baxter. The Rev. Dwight Dozier from the Assembly of God will be the guest speaker. The weekly luncheons begin serving at noon – not earlier – and end at 1 p.m. Freewill offerings will be taken to defray the expenses of the host congregation. The public is invited to attend all of the luncheons, which will continue through March 27.

March 07, 2013 | | Religion

'Approaching the Cross' looks at Passion Week and Rembrandt

David Barnes, director of the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College, will mix art education with religion during an upcoming presentation at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St., Great Bend. The free program "Approaching the Cross: Why Rembrandt Matters," will be presented at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 17, at the church.

March 07, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Religion

Is there anything good happening?

I am a person who is fairly involved politically and I do not like what I am seeing. I have discovered, though, that it is tempting to stay focused on the bad things that are happening. If I do, I often miss the good things that are happening at the same time.

March 07, 2013 | Frankly Speaking by Frank Clark | Religion

Keeping nature at hand

A frequent contributor to the Barton County Historical Society Museum, Robert Button was recently asked to exhibit part of his vast collection of shorebird carvings and decorative decoys. The collection includes many varieties of birds which will be visiting the Cheyenne Bottoms again soon. What's unique about the collection is they've been carved by Button himself.

March 07, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News

State award benefits local volunteer effort

TOPEKA – The Great Bend-based Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Central Kansas is one of nine Kansas organizations sharing more than $139,000 in Volunteer Generation Fund grants from the Kansas Volunteer Commission, the KVC announced Tuesday.

March 07, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

Local piano students receive I ratings at state

BARTON COUNTY - Several students from around the county received a I for their piano performances at the state competition at Tabor College, Hillsboro in February. Those students were Melanie Maneth from Great Bend, Hannah Wilborn from Hoisington and Kaylyn Oberle from USD 112.

March 07, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Safe Routes to School

March 07, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Lenten meditation to be held

ELLINWOOD - "A Lenten Meditation in Chant, Word and Song" will be presented by Father Pascal Klein from 2-3 p.m. on March 10 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church.

March 07, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

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