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Asphalt overlay on K-4 set to begin

Starting around Thursday, Aug. 29, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt paving project on K-4 in Barton County. This asphalt surface recycle and overlay project will start at the Rush/Barton County line and continue east 10 miles to the west junction of K-4 and U.S. 281 highways.

August 26, 2013 | | News


Bank bandit convicted of six charges

SALINA - A Saline County jury convicted Jason M. Gleason Friday of six charges he faced stemming from an October high-speed chase and shoot-out with a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper. His sentencing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

August 25, 2013 | Jim Misunas | News


Enthusiasts enjoy fellowship, cars

ALDEN - Great Bend's Richard Fox is a serious car show enthusiast.

August 25, 2013 | Jim Misunas | News


A TAXING PROBLEM

When County Clerk Donna Zimmerman spoke to the Barton County Commission this past Monday morning, as she does regularly, she sought approval of property tax abatements and refunds.

August 25, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Officers buy flagpole for police department

It's been several years since Old Glory flew from a flagpole at the Great Bend Police Department, but that will change this week. On Friday, thanks to a donation from the Fraternal Order of Police, a new pole was installed.

August 24, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Registration open for BCSO Kid Camp

The Barton County Sheriff's Office has announced the 11th-annual Kids Camp.

August 23, 2013 | | News


BCC, KSU sign reverse tranfser agreement

The typical educational journey often starts with a student earning a community college degree and then moving on to a four-year institution. Now Barton Community College and Kansas State University have made it easier for students to transfer credits in the opposite direction, college officials announced.

August 22, 2013 | | News


BCC approves new personnel

Personnel matters accounted for much of Thursday's Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees also learned about a change in BCC's accreditation program.

August 22, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


New Keenan album released

"Imagination to the Nation", the new album by Great Bend's John Keenan, is now available on iTunes for digital download, or on CD at Perks. The Tribune met with Keenan on Thursday to talk about the direction his music is taking him as he continues exploring today's independent music scene.

August 22, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


Suicide attempt leads to drug bust

HOISINGTON – A Hoisington man is in custody after his Tuesday morning suicide attempt led authorities to a Hoisington residence where drugs and drug-related items were found, a news release from the Hoisington Police Department said.

August 22, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


City thanks Sen. Roberts for Raptor Center

While visiting Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, Sen. Pat Roberts patted a spotted leopard, unconscious on the exam table, and spoke to it in an assuring tone. "You're going to be fine, Toby, I promise," he said. "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you."

August 21, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Clean Line proposes to run transmission lines through Barton County

HOISINGTON - Clean Line Energy LLC are planning a wind farm in southwestern Kansas, and the company proposes transmission lines that pass through Barton County to carry energy to states farther east. None of the electricity will light Kansas homes but will result in an improvement of the power grid.

August 21, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


THE FUTURE CEMENTED

Somewhere beneath the tons of brand-new concrete being poured at the Great Bend Municipal Airport are chunks of another era, an era when the facility served as a training base for B-29 pilots headed to do battle in World War II.

August 21, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Reappraisal effort still underway

In her report to the Barton County Commission Monday morning, County Appraiser Barb Konrade said Appraiser's Office personnel are still in the process of the annual re-inspection of real property, which includes residential, commercial and vacant properties.

August 21, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


STUCK AT SCHOOL

Monday and Tuesday afternoons this week, Great Bend Police Sgt. Rod Weber arrived at Great Bend Middle School well before the 3:10 p.m. dismissal bell rang. He was there to remind parents that some common practices from years past are no longer allowed. They include double parking and stopping in the road to drop-off or pick up. Those transporting kids to and from school must legally park before anyone may exit the car, Weber told driver after driver.

August 20, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


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