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Each day, farmers and ranchers pull on their boots, roll up their sleeves and go to work outside rural communities across Kansas. They perform a litany of chores – feeding and doctoring lives...

April 05, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

It’s our duty

Your voice counts. Barton County voters will head to the polls Tuesday for the city-school general election. This is strictly a local election and an excellent opportunity to help guide our coun...

April 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Tinseltown Talks

According to the 2010 U.S. census, less than 0.02% of Americans live to be centenarians. Actress Patricia Morison joined that exceptionally rare group last month when she turned 100."I had a party ...

April 03, 2015 | | Entertainment

Farm expo coming to town

The 2015 Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo will be held Wednesday through Friday, April 8, 9, and 10, 2015 in Great Bend. The show is located at the Expo Complex west of town. The show hours are 9 a.m...

April 02, 2015 | | News

Did the Internet kill April Fools' Day?

It's been said the Internet has taken over many aspects of daily life, changing the way people read, shop and even interact.Now, the 24/7 nature of the Internet has a new potential victim: April Fo...

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

Kentucky’s 5-9 Tyler Ulis coming up big in NCAA Tournament

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Being Kentucky's smallest player on the floor hasn't prevented 5-foot-9 point guard Tyler Ulis from repeatedly coming up big for the Wildcats.He'll likely need to do it again ...

April 01, 2015 | | AP Sports

KU’s Kelly Oubre headed to NBA draft

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas swingman Kelly Oubre Jr. announced Wednesday he is leaving for the NBA draft, skipping his final three seasons of eligibility after an up-and-down freshman year.Oubre r...

April 01, 2015 | | AP Sports

Hesston runs past Barton in late game attack

Hesston College scored eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings enroute to a 13-2 victory over Barton Community College in midweek play at Lawson-Biggs Field. The Larks outpaced Barton in the hit...

April 01, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Community College

BCC softball shuts down Colby, scores nineteen unanswered runs in doubleheader sweep

COLBY- With the pitching staff holding its own it took the bats from the Barton Community College softball team awhile to get going but once they did, the Lady Cougars scored nineteen unanswered ru...

April 01, 2015 | Todd Moore, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Pawnee Valley administrator has lofty goals

By JIM MISUNASjmisunas@gbtribune.comLARNED - From the moment John Hughes stepped into big shoes as the administrator at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, he's felt welcome.The bar was set extremely...

April 01, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Pawnee Co. News

AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

NEW YORK (AP) - Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set.The average salary when opening-day rosters are finalized Sunday will break the ...

April 01, 2015 | | AP Sports

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski adapts to ‘1-and-done’ world

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - There was a time when Duke's Mike Krzyzewski led Final Four teams built around players who stayed for years to grow into tournament-tested veterans.No longer, not in today's one...

April 01, 2015 | | AP Sports

Meteor shower follows Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms annual meeting

The Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms Annual Meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156. Members will be treated to a burger and brat barbecue f...

April 01, 2015 | | Local News

Police investigate broken windows

The Great Bend Police Department is investigating multiple reports of broken windows on buildings. Lt. William Browne said the windows were shot with some sort of BB or pellet gun. In some cases wi...

April 01, 2015 | | News

Birders bringing lists to Wings 'N' Wetlands Festival

The Wings 'N' Wetlands Birding Festival returns to Great Bend and central Kansas April 24-25. The festival, held in odd-numbered years, corresponds to the peak of the shorebird migration through ce...

April 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News

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