It only makes sense. The Golden Belt has long been the nation's bread basket because of the ideal growing conditions for wheat and other grains. It also has another commodity that anyone who lives out year is well aware of – wind. Just like supplying food for a hungry America, the region can also be a provider of new, clean, renewable energy. However, where as truck and trains haul the fruit of the Plains, infrastructure ...
Often when chamber of commerce and other economic development officials stand before governing bodies to give their reports, they fill the room with vague generalities. Frustratingly vague generalities.
Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal criticized former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on recently for saying that he lost the 2012 election to President Barack Obama in part because Democrats promised "gifts" to minority groups, calling Romney's remarks "absolutely wrong," according to the Los Angeles Times.
It has been two weeks since the general election and one week since the Barton County Commission canvassed the ballots from that election. One of the results of the voting was the election of commissioner John Edmonds to the Kansas House of Representatives.
Great Bend High School announced this week the 2102 inductees into its Hall of Fame, a collection of folks that attended, taught at or had an impact on the school. This elite group has included such individuals as globe-trotting entrepreneur Skip Yowell and Nobel Prize laureate Jack Kilby. Closer to home, it includes such individuals as former Principal Don Halbower and supporter of education Glen Opie.
Later this week, dozens of hunters will join Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for the second-annual Ringneck Classic. The four-day event, which opens Thursday at Oakley, will feature trap and sporting clay shooting on Thursday and Friday. A seven-hour hunt takes place on Saturday, with an extra hunt on Sunday.
At 11 p.m. Nov. 11, 1918, the guns fell silent across Europe as World War I came to an unofficial end with the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany. The Treaty of Versailles, was signed in 1919, which officially ended the "Great War."
Sobering news indeed. For months now, the Great Bend City Council has been cautiously planning the much-needed renovation of the Great Bend Convention Center around a $1 million pricetag and a timeline that had the project done by next August. However, Scott Bixler and his team from the Wichita architectural firm WDM were at the council meeting Monday night to discuss what the governing body wants. The architects started by giving their ideas and then ...
It seems like its dragged on forever. But, after months of rancorous campaigning, nasty advertising and signs sprouting up like mushrooms, the 2012 general election happens today.
There has been ample media coverage of the upcoming general election and how close the race for president might be. There are also races locally that now have competing candidates. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the campaigning and develop an attitude that an individual voter can't make a difference.
There is still time for Barton County voters to apply for advanced ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election, and there are plenty of ways to make this happen. Registered voters may contact the Barton County Clerk's Office either by mail, by phone or in person for an application for an advanced voting ballot.
On Nov. 6, Kansans will head to the polls to cast their ballots for their choices in elected officials at the local, state and national levels. They will ponder weighty issues such as the economy and foreign policy as they make their selections.
With all the political rancor polluting the media nationally, with all the talk of continued economic mayhem at home and abroad and with all the negative energy circulating, it's tough to remain optimistic.
Newspapers are the bedrock of our community. Quite often, we will be the only people at the city council or school board meeting. Sometimes other media will read it and possibly do a story if the subject is controversial. However, there have been many, many meetings where the only people sitting there were the Tribune. As other media in the area, we take around 20 papers a month. We get story ideas from them, but ...
In an era of more regulation, a Barton County agency has seen to it that these problems are lessened locally. The Barton County Planning Commission is to be commended for its efforts.
Memorial Day is the traditional start to summer as folks begin dreaming of vacations, picnics and time in the sun.
June Jaunt is just over a week away. This event, which showcases communities from Tribune to Great Bend along K-96, is a chance for these towns to shine.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. – Aristotle
Wow. Talk about a cheap trick.
We are fortunate to live in a region with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. One of the most diverse of these opportunities is the Arkansas River.
A lot of dirty laundry has been aired publicly of late.
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