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Harvest is here. Combines, trucks, chaff and grain. Kansas big heart is beating in the hot sun and wind. The heritage of history to support our families and validate the wisdom of our forefathers who risked everything to come here is palpable and visible in the faces of our farmers. It is religious to watch this process draw families, neighbors, custom-cutting visitors and friends together to process the harvest. It was nail-biting to get the rain and risk not getting into the fields in time. Kansas seems to grin at that possibility and solved the problem with 100 degrees and ...

June 28, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life

Masonic Scholarships

Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331 has awarded $10,100 dollars in scholarships to area students and legacies of Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331 members.

June 28, 2015 | | Education

District 71 Reunion

Former students of Country School District 71, south of Great Bend, held a reunion on June 20, at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Marla Brocher served refreshments to the 20 students and spouses. Those attending were: Bill and Marie (Roach) Stanley, Patricia (Wright) Mauch, Mary Brocher Smith, Marla (Whorton) Brocher, Marvin and Marcia (Bliss) McNett, Cathy (McNett) Johnson, Gary and Jimmy Ellis, Rex and Virginia Ramey, Val and Arlene (Lundquist) Bakumenko, Terry and Susie Lundquist, David Gaunt, Patricia (Bliss) Julian, Robert Blake, and Arleen Whittaker.

June 28, 2015 | | Reunions

Farmers encouraged to participate in Cost Share Program

Kansas Certified organic produces or farmers interested in becoming certified organic growers are encouraged to apply to receive cost share funds. The cost share program is funded by the 2014 Farm Bill to assist Kansas farmers in paying for organic certification or recertification.

June 28, 2015 | | Agriculture

Land is sacred

Almost every farmer has said in one way or another, "My life begins with the land." Look at it any way you want but this bedrock principle remains as it has for generations. Land ownership is the key to farming and ranching. Farmers are proud of the crops they grow and the land they work.

June 28, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Champions in Training

By the late 1950s, many veterans of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps were "aging out," and a paradox ensued. While an all-time number of pre-teems were applying for membership, an all-time low were correctly trained musicians. To address the dilemma while reducing the strain placed on a volunteer staff, the Rebel-Heirs feeder corps was organized.

June 28, 2015 | | Business

Golden Sheaf Chapter #226, Great Bend

Golden Sheaf O.E.S. Chapter 226 of Great Bend met on June 15 at the Hoisington Masonic Hall for their last meeting before summer break. Kristi Hord from the Proficiency Team and Cindy Moore from the Membership Team for District 9 were present.

June 28, 2015 | | Club News

Barton County Fair

Next week marks the beginning of my 26th year as your Barton County Family and Consumer Science Agent. The old adage "Time flies when you are having fun" is definitely true. It does not seem like a year has passed since I was ordering bread for the 4-H barbecue or lining up roasters for preparing the baked beans. Hopefully you have connected with a 4-H member to purchase your barbecue ticket. Prices do increase after July 1st.

June 28, 2015 | | Local Life

Get Outdoors!

One of the most satisfying things about my job as an environmental educator is the opportunity to introduce kids of all ages to new outdoor experiences – from observing animals in the wild, to learning strange and interesting facts about familiar plants or animals, to actually getting to touch a "scary" animal like one of our educational snakes, watching that moment of discovery and excitement happen is something I treasure.

June 28, 2015 | Jean Aycock - KWEC Education Director | Local News

DAV Chapter 27 annual "Forget-Me-Not" fundraiser

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 27, Great Bend, hold their annual "Forget-Me-Not" fundraiser, Saturday July 4, at local businesses in Great Bend. Chapter 27 members will be stationed at both Dillons stores, WalMart, Waters True Value Hardware and Orschein Farm & Home Store.

June 28, 2015 | | Club News

American Legion Boys State of as Leadership Academy Concludes 2015 Session

More than 450 young men from across the state, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of as Leadership Academy. The event, in its 78th year, was held May 31, through June 6, at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

June 28, 2015 | | Education

Champions for Life

Donor support from the "Hometown Team" made fielding champions more than a possibility. A string of Kansas State American Legions titles and regional appearances would springboard the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps onto the national stage. Taking the field with the nation's best quickly advanced the understanding that the youth from a rural community in Central Kansas could compete with - and conquer – champions from every corner.

June 28, 2015 | | Columnists

198 named to Sterling College’s Spring Dean’s Honor Roll

The spring 2015 Sterling College Dean's Honor Roll recognizes 198 students who completed the semester with a 3.50 GPA or better in at least 12 credits of residential work or 10 credits of online work.

June 28, 2015 | | Education

Wheat Market show

If you are out and about in Barton County right now, you will be able to spot combines rolling through the wheat fields. To me, it is one of the best sites of the year, and I can spend hours watching harvest. All of the hard work raising a crop is coming to the end for a while, and finally, the producer will be able to see a return on the long days he has spent to bring the crop full circle. Many people I have talked to are very pleased with how well the wheat has turned out this ...

June 28, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

California’s Water Woes Hit Home

Pundits sizing up the drought have said that water is the new oil. They're wrong, of course. Oil supplies merely send nations to war, while the water shortage pits neighbors against each other.

June 28, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists

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Is this the greatest high school graduation ever? Maybe

Ever heard of Kahuku High School in Hawaii? If not, now you'll probably never forget it.

June 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

Barton VP candidate praises community colleges

Dr. Robin Garrett holds a Ph.D., but her higher education began with a course at a community college. The third of three candidates seeking the job of vice president of academics at Barton Community College visited the campus Tuesday for a public forum.

June 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

My reason to run is just to run

Eight years ago this month I finished my first real run.

June 16, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living

How to make the family staycation a memorable summer event

Summer can be an ideal time to get away from it all.

June 16, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Trending Topics

8 signs of breast cancer women need to observe

Thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. For women, only lung cancer has a higher death rate than breast cancer. While this type of cancer can be deadly, there are warning signs that can help you catch it early.

June 16, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Trending Topics

The summer threat to young people's health many parents forget

In the summer months, parents act as sunscreen monitors, helping their kids have fun without suffering from dangerous burns.

June 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Trending Topics

Hoisington says ‘Yes’ to new school

Unofficial results are in. Hoisington USD 431 will be building a new elementary school to replace its oldest structure, Lincoln Elementary School.

June 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

What we can learn from the impending Homer and Marge Simpson split

After 26 seasons of blissful TV marriage, Marge and Homer Simpson will be splitting up.

June 16, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Trending Topics

Science explains why your husband prefers his mom's cooking over yours

I grew up in the kitchen watching my mom cook. I loved helping her stir, sauté, simmer and lick the spatula. For me, sitting on the counter and flipping through cookbooks was considered fun. I would read off ingredients, or watch carefully as my mom offered pointers while making Grandma’s pound cake.

June 16, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Recipe Picks

Have You Seen This? Human whack-a-mole

THE ARCADE — As I imagine it, those who work in construction probably find themselves in many interesting places and spaces. And with a little imagination mixed with the need for breaks, those spaces provide unique opportunities.

June 16, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | Trending Topics

OTR for June 17, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 16, 2015 | | On the Record

At the Mike: Ward back at the helm of the Chiefs

The Great Bend Chiefs and former Barton Cougar Roger Ward are off to an 8-5 start. Ward, coaching the team this summer, is right at home with a baseball nearby. A star player for Barton he went on to play on a very good Kentucky team in 1992, reaching as high as No. 7 in the nation that season.

June 16, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

​Diana Rae (Luse) Scheuerman 1962 - 2015

Diana R. (Luse) Scheuerman, 52, went to be with her Lord on Sunday morning, May 31, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born on Aug. 19, 1962, at the old St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Bert Anthony Luse Jr. and Ida Marie Crider Luse. In 1980, she graduated from Great Bend High School and in 1981, from Barton County Community College Academy of Beauty. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was formerly employed by Shear Expressions and Barton County until she suffered a stroke in 2004. On May 8, 1981, she ...

June 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Joan Daniel

WICHITA - Joan Daniel, 85, died Sunday, June 14, 2015. She was a retired insurance customer representative. She had two beloved pets, Grace and Spook.

June 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

New officers join Great Bend Police Department

The Great Bend Police Department has added four new officers.

June 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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