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Waystations needed to save monarchs

With the Kansas Wetlands Education Center and Cheyenne Bottoms in its backyard, Barton County is no stranger to butterfly tagging, and the each year, butterfly enthusiasts take part in butterfly counts throughout the warmer months. These efforts have shown numbers have dropped to critical levels over the past few decades. Barbara Green, a representative of Monarch Watch, hopes more people will respond by creating monarch waystations.

April 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News

Daughter writes her father a letter he can see from space

Commander Terry Virts, an astronaut who’s currently in space working at the International Space Station, just got a message from his daughter.

April 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

Seattle business owner Dan Price has a unique understanding of the minimum wage. Instead of basing it on market forces or existing budgets, he ties his own company's base salary to happiness research, which is why all 120 of his employees will soon earn at least $70,000 per year.

April 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business

These days, you really can watch something else for your entertainment

My wife and I schlepped five kids from Salt Lake City to Washington, D.C., and getting here required five hours of air travel, and we hoped to relieve the tedium some by watching an in-flight movie. But there were no in-flight movies — at least, not in the way I remember them.

April 18, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Trending Topics

What the American family can learn from the NFL bankruptcy crisis

Apparently, no amount of touchdowns can protect a National Football League player from filing for bankruptcy soon after retirement.

April 18, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Trending Topics

This couple just rapped to the 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' — and announced they're having a baby

In a popular online video, a married couple from Happy Valley, Oregon, announced they were having a child by rapping their own lyrics to the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song.

April 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

Great Bend Tribune wins 23 KPA awards

The Great Bend Tribune news and advertising departments took home 23 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence this year. The awards were presented Saturday at the Courtyard by Marriott in Junction City during the KPA Annual Convention.

April 18, 2015 | | Business

Larry M. Sittner 1941 - 2015

HUDSON – Larry M. Sittner, 73, died April 16, 2015, at Via Christi, St. Francis, Wichita.

April 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

Spike in rabies cases seen

Great Bend veterinarian Nels Lindberg has some advice for animal owners – get those critters vaccinated for rabies right away.

April 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

A. Dale Carpenter, 1929-2015

GREAT BEND - A. Dale Carpenter, 85, died April 17, 2015 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.

April 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

A dirty job

At times, Great Bend Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker's and City Sanitarian Gregg Vannoster's positions may be unpleasant.

April 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Helen Margaret (Penka) Kalina 1924-2014

HOISINGTON – Helen Margaret (Penka) Kalina, daughter of Emil and Hedwig (Heger) Penka, died Dec. 11, 2014, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.

April 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

Two weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket - or any other ticket - at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

April 18, 2015 | | AP Sports

Dunekack helps lead GBHS swimmers to fifth consecutive win

SALINA- The stakes were raised for Great Bend swimmers at Friday's Salina Invitational. Following a victorious quadrangular in Garden City earlier in the week, the Panther girls threw the momentum into high gear and recorded yet another first place finish at the 12-team Salina Invitational Friday.

April 18, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Prep Sports

Shell-BG deal could fuel more oil and gas industry consolidation

BY TIFFANY HSU

April 18, 2015 | | Oil & Gas

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BRAUN'S 50-GAME BAN LIFTED

NEW YORK - National League MVP Ryan Braun's 50-game suspension was overturned Thursday by baseball arbitrator Shyam Das, the first time a baseball player successfully challenged a drug-related penalty in a grievance.

February 24, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

BCC seeks momentum entering latter stages

There's only three games left for the Barton Community College women's basketball team before the NJCAA Region VI playoffs.

February 23, 2012 | Kevin Price | Community College

Panthers roll into Class 5A regional on Saturday morning

Great Bend's Walnut Bowl will be hosting one of the state's four Class 5-1A regional high school bowling tournaments on Saturday.

February 23, 2012 | Kevin Price | Prep Sports

Cougars in dire need of win

Reeling off eight straight victories, unranked Hutchinson is the hottest men's basketball team in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Divison.

February 23, 2012 | Mack McClure | Community College

On the Record for Feb. 24, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

February 23, 2012 | | On the Record

Beryl V. Drumm 1924 - 2012

PONCA CITY, Okla. - Beryl V. Drumm, 87, died Feb. 22 in Ponca City, Okla. Born Dec. 6, 1924, in Longford, he was the son of Frank and Esther (Russell) Drumm. In 1942 he graduated from Longford High School and in 1952 from Kansas State University. On April 15, 1949, he married Ida Elizabeth Stetler. He coached and taught in Alton, Alta Vista, Cedar Point, Sabetha, and Bushton before retiring in 1988. In 2007, he moved to Ponca City, Okla.

February 23, 2012 | | Obituaries

Litterbug's missile sends motorist to ER

Donnie Lang was driving home with his wife Saturday night when the windshield on their Dodge truck seemed to explode.

February 23, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News

USD 431 band students receive honors

HOISINGTON - On Feb.18 Hoisington High School student Hannah Wilborn traveled to Tabor College to perform at the State Piano Festival. Wilborn earned a I (one) rating on her piano solo. She earned a I (one) rating both at the District and State Piano Festival.

February 23, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Check It Out!

There are new young adult books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:

February 23, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Soles 4 Souls

February 23, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Valentine's Day

February 23, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

NOT YOUR TYPICAL LANDING

With a high-pitched whine and roar, the gleaming 737-200 touched down at Great Bend Municipal Airport at about noon Thursday.

February 23, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News

Bankruptcy filing won’t hurt Fuller plant

The Tuesday filing for bankruptcy protection by Great Bend-based Fuller Brush and its Leicester, NY-based parent company CPAC should have little impact on the day-to-day operation at Fuller's Great Bend headquarters, a local Fuller official said Thursday.

February 23, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News

Roger V. Schrater 1946 - 2012

ALBANY, Ore. - Roger Vernon Schrater, 65, of Albany, Ore., was called to heaven Thursday, Feb. 16, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

February 23, 2012 | | Obituaries

These strings are tight

City staff members continue to explore possible futures for the Great Bend Convention Center and, while there are imponderables that continue to be discussed about how the facility will be operated and developed, what is clear is that the taxpayers of Great Bend are going to paying a bill that will be well over the $500,000 that was spent to "give" the center to us.

February 23, 2012 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

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