Motorcycle races, stunt riders and tattoo artists are all part of the fun of the third Big Bend Bike Rally, Saturday at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. For music lovers, there's a Battle of the Bands contest, followed by a concert featuring Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, an ambitious rock band that toured with ZZ Top this spring.
A letter signed by Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser and sent to the parents of GBMS students this week explains the procedures put in place to control rowdy behavior by some middle school students at Great Bend High School events.
A 72-year-old Great Bend man died Monday morning when he wrecked his pickup in rural Reno County, the Reno County Sheriff's Office reported.
A conversation between two Heartland Cancer Center patients that resulted in sharing get-well and thank-you cards has culminated in an annual celebration and balloon launch.
It will add about 10 extra days to the construction calendar and more than $150,000 to the bill, but construction of picnic and shelter facilities is expected to make a future sports area on the south edge of Great Bend more popular with visitors.
Modern emergency services are dependent on accurate and timely communications, but that becomes more of a challenge in parts of Barton County than in others.
A Russell man was injured Tuesday when the Peterbilt truck he was driving went off U.S. 281 in Barton County.
Great Bend police officer Mark Bretches, who heads the department's DARE program, has a new ride. In place of the bright red Mustang that kids once associated with the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, Bretches now drives to Great Bend schools in a bright red, 2010 GMC Sierra truck with four-wheel-drive.
The blue box in the lobby of the Barton County Jail may look like an ATM, but it doesn't dispense cash. The Cobra-brand electronic cashier allows people to make deposits into inmate accounts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Sheriff Greg Armstrong said. In addition being convenient for the public, it improves accounting at the jail.
Another major step forward in county transportation is expected to be made this week, it was announced at Monday's Barton County Commission meeting.
Great Bend city officials got a good report on its financial condition when the 2009 Audit Report was received and approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.
A 20-year-old Goodland man is in the Barton County Jail, facing charges that he solicited young girls via text messages, Sheriff Greg Armstrong said.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment continues to monitor waters for blue-green algae, including Veterans Memorial Lake in Great Bend.
LARNED - Pawnee County Sheriff Scott King had a pleasant surprise for the Pawnee County commissioners Monday - a reimbursement check from the state of Kansas for $31,032.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council, at its regular meeting on Monday, approved a resolution to put on the November ballot a raise in retail sales tax of .25 of one percent for the community. This increase will put the city at the same increment as the city of Great Bend.
Dean Akings has outspent incumbent Jennifer Schartz in the Republican primary election for Barton County Commissioner representing District 5. In District 4's Republican primary, incumbent Ken Lebbin has outspent the challenger, Alicia D. (Schartz) Straub.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is hosting a viewing party for the 2014 Perseid Meteor Shower! Join us at the KWEC at 9 pm on Saturday, August 9th for a FREE fun filled family evening of crafts, games, snacks, and stargazing.
Every veteran with ties to Barton County should have a chance to be honored on the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial, Great Bend Tribune Publisher Mary Hoisington told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.
HOISINGTON - The City of Hoisington will hold a meeting to discuss the property owner rental agreement that the Hoisington City Council recently enacted.
One of the most popular vegetables grown by home gardeners is squash. Many years, it produces and produces in such great numbers, that it is frequently a popular giveaway.
Barton County citizens are being asked to help with current hazard mitigation planning efforts by taking a survey that asks for participants opinions about hazards, funding and the current Hazard Mitigation Plan. Local participation is important in the development of emergency plans.
Although it may not be the case in Great Bend, the average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week.
Seventy percent of the vegetation in Kansas is pollinated by insects. That includes 90 different crops requiring honeybee pollination. When pollination is interrupted, plants not only can't replicate themselves, they aren't available for food and cover in the environment, said Chip Taylor, the director of Monarch Watch, an organization that promotes conservation and education about the importance of the Monarch butterfly. He spoke with the Great Bend Tribune Monday, July 21, by telephone.
Two Great Bend men were taken to jail early Sunday after shots were fired at 1318 Macarthur Road. Dennis Morrison was initially booked on a charge of attempted first-degree murder and Jacob Keenan was booked on charges of aggravated burglary and criminal threat, although further investigation led to lesser charges for both men.
ELLINWOOD - St. Joseph School enrollment will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the SJS library. If parents cannot make it that day to enroll their child, they may contact the office to make an appointment by calling 620-564-2721.
HOISINGTON Health care is a community undertaking: local nurses and local doctors tending to friends, family, and neighbors. Clara Barton Hospital has taken the community approach again.
It is a job beyond the resources of the City of Ellinwood. Now, the community will have some help.