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Commission bypasses low bid on heat

County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg turned to American poet Carl Sandburg to argue in favor of accepting a low bid on a county project when the Barton County Commission met Monday, but Sandburg did not carry the day.

April 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Great Bend city government reorganizes for another year

Great Bend City Council reorganized Monday night, implementing the decisions that local voters made in the April 5 election.

April 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


BOOK WORMS

Kindle, iBook, NOOK eReader.

April 18, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Injured passenger flown to Wichita; driver arrested for DUI

A Great Bend man suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol was arrested after an injury accident Sunday night.

April 18, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Treasurer’s Office remodel begins this week

Patrons of the Barton County Treasurer's Office will need to work on the ground floor when they come to the courthouse for the next couple of weeks.

April 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Voices for the voiceless

On Jan. 11, 2007, Treasa Lynn Carter was brutally stabbed to death by her husband in Pawnee Rock. Prior to her death, there had been reports loud arguments in the home, but not of violence.

April 16, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


‘Dancing with the Barton Stars’

It's almost show time. Five pairs of local celebrities, who have been polishing their moves for the past two months, will hit the stage dancing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as the main attraction of "Dancing with the Barton Stars." Their stage is the Barton Community College fine arts stage and their goal is to raise funds and awareness for renovating the college's 40-year-old Fine Arts Auditorium.

April 15, 2011 | | News


WAR STORIES

Crystal Cross, Great Bend High School English teacher, wants to bring the war in Iraq and Afghanistan home to Great Bend. Not physically, of course, but mentally and emotionally for her students.

April 14, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


THIS IS ONLY A TEST

As the Great Bend mock disaster drill, simulating a tornado touching down in the city, wrapped up Thursday afternoon, the area fell under a real tornado watch.

April 14, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Wear blue today

As of the end of 2010, there were 211 children with open child abuse and neglect cases in Barton county.

April 14, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Visual aid: Support group helps sight impaired

Sometimes, Paul Berscheidt considers himself lucky.

April 14, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Dry conditions threaten rural residences

It doesn't take a climatologist to know that conditions in this region are dry - though there are plenty of climate experts who can't wait to discuss the issue.

April 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Area group will host Fair Tax Bill event April 18

Local residents are being encouraged to travel to Russell Monday for a public meeting on taxes.

April 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Reshape future, honor past

"Reshaping the future - honoring the past."

April 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Oil and Gas Hall of Fame banquet Saturday

The Kansas Oil and Gas Museum Foundation of Great Bend is again presenting its triennial Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame Awards Banquet Saturday at the Highland Hotel Convention Center, 3017 10th St. in Great Bend.

April 13, 2011 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


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​Storm Fury on the Plains coming to Great Bend

With spring approaching, Great Bend will participate in the statewide tornado drill on Tuesday. That will also be the date for the annual presentations of "Storm Fury on the Plains," a weather and storm safety program.

February 28, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


GODSPELL

Barton Natural Gas student James Mayes, 29, is knee-deep in his coursework to become a member of the natural gas industry, but he has always had the desire to be on stage. He found a way to do both and is a cast-member for the upcoming Barton Community College Theatre Spring Musical "Godspell," which opens Thursday at the college's Fine Arts Auditorium. The musical is at 7:30 p.m. March 5, 6, 7 and at 2 p.m. March 8.

February 28, 2015 | | News


​Pratt woman injured in rollover accident

STAFFORD COUNTY - A Pratt woman was injured Friday when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving, 6 miles south and 2.5 miles west of Stafford.

February 28, 2015 | | News


Mellor named to statewide commission

Barton County staff and administration announced that Amy Mellor, assistant Barton County attorney, was appointed to the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training by Governor Sam Brownback.

February 27, 2015 | | News


Setting a heck of a pace

The United Way of Central Kansas hosted its first-ever Pacesetter Luncheon to honor the 2014 campaign's top 15 payroll companies and other honorees Thursday afternoon.

February 27, 2015 | | News


Expanded Walking School Bus program set to begin this spring

Notes are going home from elementary school all over town this week to encourage parents to sign up their children for the Walking School Bus.

February 26, 2015 | | News


Pawnee Rock taking ‘small steps’ toward future

Soon, notices from Pawnee Rock's ordnance officers will have some teeth, said Mayor Linda Mccowan. That's because the city council approved the reinstatement of a Municipal Court. The western Barton County town has been without one for over 10 years, and it has been an uphill battle to get absentee owners and landlords to keep up their properties ever since.

February 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Driver injured on U.S. 281

A Russell man was injured Wednesday in a one-car accident on U.S. 281, half a mile south of NW 180 Road. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports that Nicholas T. Clenney, 24, was transported to the Russell hospital by the Hoisington Ambulance Service.

February 26, 2015 | | News


Hoisington City Council opposed to election move

At Hoisington's City Council meeting Monday night, Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell read Resolution 03-2015, which voiced opposition to legislation that would move city election to the fall and make those elections partisan. Last year, the governing body voted unanimously to oppose a similar piece of legislation. This year, while the resolution still passed, council person Brian Wilborn, Ward 4, said he favored changing the elections to the fall in order to boost participation.

February 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


USD 428 BOE meets

USD 428 Board of Education members arrived at the library of Great Bend High School's library Tuesday afternoon to find a feast set before them. A themed table arrangement included candles, and at each setting a complimentary small loaf of bread. Students in Kerri Batman's family and consumer science classes had prepared a menu which included beef brisket, roasted potatoes, seasoned green beans, garden salad and fresh cracked wheat berry bread, followed by a dessert of apple crisp with homemade cinnamon ice cream. Principal Tim Friess pointed out that this was one example of the expertise high school ...

February 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

February 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Thank A Farmer

When Jerry Esfeld prepared for an agricultural program at Riley School, ice cream was part of her lesson plan.

February 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Commercial vehicle renewal deadline Friday

For anyone one who has to renew a commercial vehicle tag, Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra has two important pieces of advice.

February 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Veterans’ hunt delivers much-needed camaraderie

BARTON COUNTY - The Wounded Warriors Pheasant Hunt started as a way to thank veterans for their service by Crosby's Wildgame Adventures and members and sponsors of Pheasants Forever Chapter No. 504 of Barton and Stafford counties.

February 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | News


Family Crisis Center receives sexual assault services grant

TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday announced the recipients of the $267,572 grant from the 2015 Federal Sexual Assault Services Program. SASP grants provide intervention; advocacy; accompaniment to court, medical facilities, and police departments; support services; and related assistance to adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault; family and household members of sexual assault victims; and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault victimization.

February 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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