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A FRESH LOOK

This past spring, work began on the development of 11 two-bedroom duplexes by Housing Opportunities Inc., located east of Washington St. and 31st Ave. in Great Bend. Now, with construction only two months away from completion, Housing Opportunities Director Vicky Dayton says the non-profit will start taking applications for tenants Wednesday, July 24. Applicants must be disabled or age 55 and over.

July 16, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


Child Advocacy Center announces 'Make a MOVEment'

Organizers of a fundraiser to support child victims of sexual abuse invite the community to "Make a MOVEment," from 8:45 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 27, in Great Bend.

July 16, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


City-wide promotions on the horizon

There are a lot of diverse people in this area with a lot of diverse interests, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

July 16, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Living Kaleidoscope

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center hosted a count for the North American Butterfly Association Saturday morning. While the overall number of individuals was way down, participants found a total of 26 species of butterflies in the count radius, the highest since starting, said Pam Martin, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism educator at KWEC. Only 15 different species were found in the same area in 2012.

July 15, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


Petition presented to stop Venture building

Rural Great Bend resident Reland Cole did not find the answers he was looking for from the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

July 15, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Low bid questioned

The Barton County Commission Monday morning voted to award Bridges Inc., a Newton-based company, the contract to make much-needed repairs to the Arkansas River bridge south of Ellinwood. Replaced will be the expansion joints which allow the bridge deck to expand and contract with the changes in temperature. The joints rusted and are stuck in the expanded position.

July 15, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission OKs budget publication

In giving his budget presentation to the Barton County Commission Monday morning, County Administrator Richard Boeckman, said the county's mill levy has been anything but consistent over the past few years.

July 15, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Victim identified at Wilson Lake

The victim involved in a drowning on Sunday at Wilson Lake has been identified.

July 15, 2013 | | News


Rec Board seeking tax hike

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is seeking to raise its taxing authority from 5 mills to 7 mills.

July 13, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


OzSome Experience: Australian family visits Barton County Fair

A 4-year-old girl from Australia was able to get a hands-on view of Kansas livestock Friday at the Barton County Fair. She was invited to feed a marshmallow to a pig named Jerry.

July 13, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


GBRC approves Lincoln School project

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board on Friday approved helping Great Bend USD 428 with a project to improve the ball field at Lincoln Elementary School.

July 13, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Twins make sweet deal at Barton County Fair goat show

Typically, 4-H is a family affair. And who can resist a sweet pair of twins? When you put the two together, you have a recipe for success that's as easy as...pie.

July 13, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


Persistence with pigs pays off

Stelle Brack, member of the Eureka Homesteaders, worked countless hours to ready her market hog to show at the 2013 Barton County Fair. It paid off Thursday when her hog received a purple champion ribbon.

July 13, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


Ellinwood celebrate 40 years of AHF fun

ELLINWOOD - With a full slate of events for its 40th birthday, this year's Ellinwood After Harvest Festival promises to hold something for everyone, July 18-20.

July 12, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


BCC making progress on capital improvements

Home improvement has been the priority for Cougar Nation in the past year, as more than a dozen projects at Barton Community College have been given attention. Many are either in the works or completed, leaving just a handful that have yet to begin construction.

July 11, 2013 | ​SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


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