One Great Bend man died and another Great Bend man was seriously injured Monday as the result of an oilfield accident in Trego County.
Wheat harvest is progressing in Barton County, and combines are in the fields. Drought combined with late freezes have made this an uncertain year for farmers, but some are having a very good year.
HOISINGTON - In 1913, when the twentieth century was young, forever changes occurred in the lifestyles of Americans with the use of the horseless carriage. In those days, quality was the norm, and a vehicle manufactured that year, a 1913 Glide 36-42, still starts right up and runs today at the Thorne residence in Hoisington.
The Barton County Commission will not submit a request for a public hearing to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the two proposed oil wells in the Cheyenne Bottoms area. A motion to ask for the hearing made by Commissioner Jennifer Schartz died for a lack of a second.
WICHITA – A Rice County woman has pleaded guilty in connection with a cattle fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday.
Public concern over the exact location of a proposed oil well in The Nature Conservancy Preserve next to Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area erupted following a report in The Great Bend Tribune Tuesday.
One of the newest animals at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo goes by an alias.
ELLINWOOD - "Po-Tree by Toni B: Brightly she stands by the old hotel door, a dowdy old doll in her faded best. Her smile never fades her eyes never dim. For whom does she wait- a knight on a quest: Each morning at nine, her friends bring her there, whatever the weather- rain, sunshine or wind. She stands and she waits, quiet, friend, and hopeful, until in the evening her friend takes her in."
As of Tuesday, June 18, the U.S. Drought monitor showed Barton County still firmly in the Extreme Drought category. However, a tiny sliver on the eastern edge had been pushed back to Severe Drought status. That's before more rain fell in the Great Bend area this week. It's enough to give homeowners hope for drought affected landscapes once more.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.58 per gallon last Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61 according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
What started as a hobby and fascination with golf discs has transformed into a dream job for Great Bend native Jeremy Rusco.
A Lutheran minister and a lay pastor from Russia are visiting Kansas this month, and will speak Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend.
Twenty or so Great Bend residents piled into the City Council chambers Wednesday evening to voice their opinions on banning pit bulls within the city limits and other vicious dog-related problems.
Michael gently lifts his one-year-old granddaughter, speaks softly to her, and lets her know she's special.
Two weeks after news that an apartment project fell through and a discussion on a local housing shortage, the Great Bend City Council Monday night learned there may be some relief to the problem.
The 2015 Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo will be held Wednesday through Friday, April 8, 9, and 10, 2015 in Great Bend. The show is located at the Expo Complex west of town. The show hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the 8th, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. on the 9th and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the 10th with extended hours on Thursday.