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Ellinwood hosts state firefighter training

Firefighters from across southwest Kansas visited Ellinwood this weekend to take part in free training from the Kansas State Firefighters Association. They spent most of Saturday in classes that included field training, and today they'll step inside a specially equipped trailer for a "live-burn" exercise with thermal imaging equipment.

September 07, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


HHR lassoes showdown rodeo as fundraiser

A true cowboys' showdown rodeo fundraiser will be held to benefit Healing Hearts Ranch, a nonprofit ranch providing low cost equine therapy. It will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Barton County Fairgrounds with concessions, buggy rides, barrel train, bounce house and auction. Admission is $1.

September 06, 2013 | | News


Susank restaurant reopens for lunch

SUSANK - Co-owner Dixie Clarke prefers to keep things simple.

September 05, 2013 | Jim Misunas | News


This one didn’t get away

It took the Great Bend Police Department, the Great Bend Fire Department and a towing service an hour and a half Thursday morning to fish a stolen red, four-door Dodge Ram 1500 pickup out of Veterans Memorial Lake. The activity drew a large crowd of spectators.

September 05, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Blizzard still waiting on permits

Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison, City Engineer Robert Winiecke and City Administrator Howard Partington met recently with officials of tire recycling business Blizzard Energy, Partington told the City Council Tuesday night. The firm is working on the state and federal permits for the project.

September 05, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Stephens crochets nests for rescued birds

HOISINGTON - Some people care a little more than others and seek to continue to make a difference in this world even after they retire. Ruth Stephens of Hoisington is just that person.

September 05, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


Kids Ag Day

Mike Burnham's horse, Pistol, was a nervous volunteer for Wednesday's shoeing demonstration.

September 04, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Great Bend man arrested after high speed pursuit

A Great Bend man is in custody after leading law enforcement officials on a high speed chase through four Northwest Kansas counties.

September 04, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Defendant gets 10 years for sex crime

WICHITA – A Kansas man who pleaded guilty to an Internet sex crime that took place while he was in the Kansas Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned State Hospital has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

September 04, 2013 | | News


Update on Ellinwood flooding project heard

In his update presented to the Barton County Commission Tuesday morning, County Engineer Clark Rusco reported he met with representatives from the City of Ellinwood and county Road and Bridge Department concerning Hirsch Street drainage/flooding. His office also completed surveys and project design for Hirsch Street drainage.

September 04, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Superfund clean-up to start

Beginning in this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will conduct a removal of contaminated soil at the O'Neill Tank Superfund Site, said Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington.

September 04, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Council accepts pit bull panel report

Stressing that their action by no means meant the approval of new dog-control measures, the Great Bend City Council signed off Tuesday night on the report prepared by the committee appointed to study the matter.

September 03, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Police report broken windows

Great Bend Police received multiple reports Saturday of broken windows in vehicles around town. Estimated damage in most cases was $200 to $300 per window. Many of the windows were shot out with a BB gun, according to reports.

September 03, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Illuminating the game

How many people does it take to change a stadium light bulb? Four - two in the air, one in a truck and one on the ground.

September 03, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


District Court Office to get face lift

The Barton County District Court Office will be remodeled to make it more user friendly for customers and safer for personnel, the County Commission decided Tuesday morning.

September 03, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


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