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Ellinwood celebrates end of the harvest with AHF

ELLINWOOD - Providing an opportunity to see friends and family, the 38th annual After Harvest Festival was celebrated at Ellinwood in a big way over the past few days.

July 16, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Lueth offers new tunes for an old band

The Great Bend City Band will bring rock harmonies to the stage Tuesday night when it performs the world premiere of Steve Lueth's Everly Brothers arrangement.

July 15, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


A new direction

Great Bend will not be without a farm show after all, it was announced Friday morning.

July 15, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


A PARADE THROUGH TIME

HOLYROOD – Born among prairie dog holes and buffalo wallers the town of Holyrood rose from the prairie to become an important community along Plum Creek in Ellsworth County.

July 15, 2011 | BY TERI HURLEY Special to the Tribune | News


And the sign said — spend money, counties

Perhaps it could be called "a sign of the times" that Barton County is being forced to spend more than $25,000 for materials alone to replace perfectly good rural road signs. And it was a measure that was adopted this week without the unanimous approval of the Barton County Commission.

July 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Longoria hearing still set for next Thursday

As of late Thursday afternoon, the July 21 motions hearing for accused capital murderer Adam

July 14, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Tickets on sale for BCC Big Benefit Auction

The annual Big Benefit Auction is sure to be a spicy-hot ticket this August with a theme of "Salsa & Sombreros." Those tickets go on sale Monday, July 18.

July 14, 2011 | | News


Extension funding is stable for 2012

County officials have approved funding for the local Extension programs for another year.

July 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


County will be debt free this year

At a time when government financial bad news is awfully easy to come by, local government provided some important good news this week, as the Barton County Commission was briefed on its financial condition as of last year.

July 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Barton sets new enrollment record

Barton Community College's enrollment figures show an overall 5.2 percent increase from summer 2010 to spring 2011, college officials reported. That increase comes off the heels of 10 percent enrollment growth the preceding year.

July 13, 2011 | | News


WISHES GRANTED

Just as all seems hopeless, a clever young man comes to the rescue. That is the story told by the Great Bend Recreation Commission's 17th-annual youth summer theater production "Aladdin."

July 13, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


New farm show possible for Great Bend

A new local farm show to replace the 3i Show will be one of the topics at a news conference at 10 a.m. Friday in the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce board room, 1125 Williams, said Chamber Board President Ron Straub.

July 13, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Heat isn’t only thing rising

Gas prices are on the rise again, locally, with prices ranging from $3.43 to more than $3.55 around Great Bend on Tuesday.

July 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Attorneys seek hearing on photos in Longoria case

Defense attorneys for Adam Joseph Longoria have asked for a pre-trial hearing to determine what photos will be admitted at his capital murder trial. His attorneys also want a hearing in October or November, in addition to the one scheduled for 9 a.m. on July 21, to deal with pre-trial motions.

July 12, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Rykiel formally charged with three felonies

The man arrested after 15-year-old Jessica Cheyanne Shearer died on July 4 has been formally charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child, criminal sodomy with a child 14-16 years old and aggravated endangering a child.

July 12, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


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Small fires reported

The Great Bend Fire Department responded two small structure fires, one Wednesday and one Thursday, each resulting in about $500 damage.

January 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Barton administration supports Fort Riley

The future of Fort Riley will be the subject of a town hall meeting Feb. 9 in Junction City. Barton Community College representatives plan to attend and be heard as officials from the Department of the Army listen to community members' input on how possible personnel reductions on the base could affect them.

January 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


DROUGHT IMPACT LINGERING

Last May, Governor Sam Brownback issued an executive order declaring a drought emergency in most of Kansas. That order, which includes Barton County remains in effect, said Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller.

January 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Unsafe properties focus of Hoisington City Council

The Hoisington City Council met Monday night and finally approved a resolution to approve the option to purchase real-estate between the city and Housing Opportunities Inc. for $21,500. The approval had been held up because of legal concerns over wording of the agreement which have since been worked out between the parties. This paves the way for additional duplex units to be constructed in Hoisington. The council also approved an option and sale contract to purchase property located at 309 E. Fifth for use by the city. A lien that had previously held up this agreement has been resolved.

January 28, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Whooping cough vaccines available

In response to the whooping cough outbreak that has cause on death in Barton County, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has provided the Barton County Health Department additional pertussis vaccine supplies to prevent the disease.

January 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Temporary library outpost opens Monday

With renovation at the Great Bend Public Library underway, staff are busy moving books and other essentials to the temporary outpost at 3407 10th St.

January 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Barton County jobless rate holds steady

TOPEKA – Showing a continued strong jobs market, Kansas' December seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, unchanged from the November revised unemployment rate and down from 4.9 percent in December 2013, the Kansas Department of Labor reported.

January 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


A healthy approach

Be Well Barton County welcomed David Toland, executive director of Thrive Allen County, to a special meeting Tuesday that included several community leaders from Great Bend, Hoisington and Ellinwood.

January 27, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Gas prices creep back up a tick

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.82 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents in the last week to $2.02.

January 27, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Huelskamp makes committees

WASHINGTON, D. C. – The leadership of the United States House of Representatives Monday made appointments to numerous House committees for the 114th Congress, including Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler.

January 27, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


HOMETOWN TEAMS

ELLINWOOD - Twenty-one crates from the Smithsonian Institution arrived at the Ellinwood School/Community Library on Monday. Inside those crates was an American story: the story of athletes, coaches and the fans who cheer them on. The traveling exhibit, "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shaped America," will open officially at 10 a.m. Saturday at the library, located at 210 N. Schiller Ave., but those who attend the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 10 a.m. on Friday can get a sneak peek at the artifacts and over 200 photographs from the Smithsonian's collection highlighting Americans and their love for sports.

January 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Take time to immunize

It was sobering news Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider delivered to the County Commission Monday morning. The county, she said, is in the midst of a whooping cough outbreak.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission district to remain unchanged

The Barton County Commission districts, last set three years ago, will remain the same for another three years, it was decided at the commission meeting Monday morning.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Whooping cough outbreak hits Barton County

With five current cases of whooping cough and one fatality from the disease in the past month, Barton County is now in the throws of a pertussis outbreak, Health Director Shelly Schneider said Monday morning.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Barton showcases campus on Senior Day

In colloquial terms, "senioritis" is defined as an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as they move closer to graduation. The opposite might be dubbed "senior excite-is," a condition in evidence Saturday at Senior Day on the Barton Community College campus.

January 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


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