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A time to remember who we are

The latest version of the Barton County Fair began Wednesday with the annual fashion review and kicks into full gear this week. This is annual tradition provides a venue for youth and adults from across the county to show off their talents and be get a little pat on the back for their efforts. It is also a time for the community to come together for a week of family entertainment. But, above all of this, it is a chance to remember what makes us the well-grounded folks we are, built on a strong work ethic and a healthy foundation ...

July 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Crisis Center loses grant due to county audit

In 2013, the Barton County Commission approved partnering with the Family Crisis Center on an application for the Housing and Urban Development Emergency Solutions Grant. It was successful and provided much needed funding for the agency charged with helping families in times of dire distress.

July 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Water used for hydraulic fracturing varies widely across United States

The amount of water required to hydraulically fracture oil and gas wells varies widely across the country, according to the first national-scale analysis and map of hydraulic fracturing water usage detailed in a new study accepted for publication in Water Resources Research, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.

July 03, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Ellinwood Garden Club quilt drawing

The Ellinwood Garden Club is offering tickets for a drawing to win a quilt following the After Harvest Parade on July 18. The quilt is pieced of "Jinnny Beyer Rose Garden" fabric, machine quilted, and measuring 84" x 100". It will be on display in the window at 113 N. Main St., Ellinwood. The suggested donation for the tickets is $1. Contact June Stephens 620-564-2852, P.O. Box 155, Ellinwood, KS 67526, or Helen Urban 620-564-2540, or JoAnn Roth 620-564-2920.

July 03, 2015 | | Local News

Continuing the Vision

Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's supporters came together at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall like they have done every year for the past 22 years, to raise money for the non-profit Hospital. "This annual benefit brings the community together every year," states Michelle Moshier, Executive Director of the Foundation. "Clara Barton Hospital is important for so many people, and they show it in grand gestures at the auction. It's truly wonderful to see this type of support."

July 03, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Fiscal Year 2015 ends, taking Kansas Endowment for Youth Fund with it

TOPEKA - As the 2015 fiscal year officially draws to a close, so does Kansas' most reliable source of funding for programs to benefit Kansas kids: the Kansas Endowment for Youth Fund (KEY Fund).

July 03, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Even the smallest criminal record can be a life sentence of poverty

Every year, more than 600,000 Americans are released from prison back into their communities. And when they are, even a minor criminal record can make it hard to get a job and a place to live.

July 03, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | Trending Topics

OSHA opens investigation into death of an oil field worker near Great Bend

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Wichita office has opened an investigation into the report of an oil field worker's death. Travis Underwood, 30 of Great Bend, was an employee of Klima Well Service Inc., an oil field pumping unit service, who was performing oil field re-work at an existing oil well site north of Great Bend.

July 03, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Faces of Harvest: Matt Splitter continues on long-established farmstead

LORRAINE – Work hard, others notice. Find advisors who will teach you, not just help you. Dispensing this advice demonstrates that Matt Splitter is not just a young farmer, but already a wise one.

July 03, 2015 | BY JULIA DEBES Kansas Wheat Commission | Local News

Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons

Raising children with special needs has taught me a lot of things, particularly about cleanable surfaces and the importance of having a large supply of chocolate on hand.

July 03, 2015 | Megan Goates Deseret News | Trending Topics

James Taylor's new CD is like an old friend

So I bought a CD this week. 



July 03, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Entertainment

Why your child may get osteoporosis before you do

Has your child been diagnosed with something you thought only adults could get?

July 03, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

6 crazy personalities you'll inherit as a mom

I was always known as the 'pretty calm one' in my family. Not a lot got me worked up, angry or stressed. But when I became a mom and certain unexpected personality traits came out, and people were ... surprised. Especially my family. Having kids brings out different sides of you, sides you may not have known you even had!

July 03, 2015 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Trending Topics

Parents' comparisons widen sibling differences, study says

The expectations parents have for their children could make a huge difference when it comes to sibling performance, particularly in academics.

July 03, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Trending Topics

I salute America

I salute...the editor of a colonial newspaper who shut down his paper rather than pay the Stamp Act tax of 1765; his last edition proclaimed liberty as "the greatest blessing human beings can enjoy"and taxation without representation as being "fettered with the chains of inimical servitude."

July 03, 2015 | James F. Burns | Columnists

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City to see more reductions in electrical costs

HOISINGTON - In a move that will save the city of Hoisington approximately $300,000 per year, the Hoisington City Council approved selling excess electrical base load to Garden City.

May 30, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Earl Dean Resner

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Earl Dean Resner, 75, died May 29, 2013 at his home in Grand Junction, Colo.

May 30, 2013 | | Obituaries

Ralph A. Batman 1936-2013

GREAT BEND – Ralph E. Batman, 76, died May 29, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.

May 30, 2013 | | Obituaries

Eva ‘Jackie’ (Glaze) Williamson 1927-2013

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Eva Jaqueline (Jackie) Williamson, 85, died April 21, 2013, at her home in Prescott, Ariz.

May 30, 2013 | | Obituaries

A TASTE OF THE REAL THING

SALINE COUNTY – The elite firefighters from Great Bend, Newton, Hutchinson, Sedgwick County and Winfield met in McPherson Wednesday morning. From there, the team made its way to the tornado-ravaged community.

May 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Building hope

Habitat for Humanity doesn't give anything away. The nonprofit organization that builds affordable homes for people with lower incomes requires prospective home owners to put some "sweat equity" into the project. In other words, if Habitat volunteers are building a home for someone, the recipient is expected to help with the work.

May 30, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Pawnee County Sheriff's Report

Wednesday, May 30

May 30, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

Larned Police Report

Wednesday, May 29

May 30, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

One person rescued in Ellsworth County wreck

ELLSWORTH COUNTY - Four people traveling in an SUV are dead because of a traffic accident on I-70 in Ellsworth County. But one lucky boy is clinging to life, thanks to a Good Samaritan.

May 30, 2013 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Committee to study ban pit bull ban formed

Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison has selected the members of the committee charged with studying the banning of pit bull dogs within the city limits.

May 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Braga signs with D-I Bellevue (Neb.) University

Barton Community College men's soccer player Vinicius Braga became the latest player from the 2012 Region VI Championship team to commit to play at the next level, recently signing with Bellevue University of Bellevue, Neb.

May 30, 2013 | | Community College

Thank you for Perfect Attendance support

Dear Editor,

May 30, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor

Hoisington City Rabies Clinic to be held

HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington is holding a rabies clinic at the Hoisington Fire Department, 114 E. Broadway at 9-11 a.m. on June 1.

May 30, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Scandals Combine to Form Perfect Storm

When it rains, it pours.

May 30, 2013 | Matt Mackowiak | Columnists

BYOB: Bring Your Own Bag

MONTEREY, Calif.- They don't ask, "Paper or plastic?" around here anymore. Single-use plastic bags are banned, and stores offering paper are required to charge the stiff price of 25 cents per bag.

May 30, 2013 | Peter Funt | Columnists

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