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Flooding presents health risks

When communities are flooded, homeowners' and businesses' first response is to ensure the safety of loved ones and staff and then prevent as much damage as possible and in the days following, everyone's focus turns to the clean-up effort and getting all utilities in working order.

August 06, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

Red Cross providing clean up kits for Ellinwood

For Ellinwood residents only, the Red Cross will be providing Emergency Clean Up Kits which include bucket, floor squeegees, mops, bleach, gloves, masks, and bug spray. They will be available Tuesday afternoon at the City Office.

August 06, 2013 | | News

Party In the Park aimed at all ages, interests

The City of Great Bend wants to help citizens have lots of fun and create memories, said Community Coordinator Christina Hayes. That's why this years September feature is "Party in the Park."

August 06, 2013 | | News

City to proceed with housing district

At its recent goal-setting session, the Great Bend City Council made new housing its number one priority. Monday night, it took a leap to help make that happen.

August 05, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

A time to clean up

As many Ellinwood residents continued their soggy clean-up and area farmers dealt with the muddy aftermath following Sunday's flooding, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a disaster declaration covering the entire county.

August 05, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Resident still seeking to block shop building

There's nothing the county can do. That was the message to rural Great Bend residents Reland Cole at the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

August 05, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

And more water

August 04, 2013 | | News

Torrential rains

August 04, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Three car pile-up

August 03, 2013 | | News

Beauticians cut hair for cancer

Beauticians at Head Quarters beauty shop cut hair on Saturday to benefit Great Bend cancer victim Annetta Mermis. Mermis, a customer at the business, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in April.

August 03, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Color run to start UWCK opening weekend

On the morning before the United Way of Central Kansas' 2014 kick-off event, there will be something new targeting a slightly younger crowd.

August 03, 2013 | | News


The islands are calling.

August 03, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Robbery suspect sought

HOISINGTON – As of late Friday afternoon, authorities were on the look out for a suspect in the robbery of a church in Hoisington.

August 02, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Gearing up for back-to-school

Summer break is almost over, and it's time to start planning for the 2013-2014 school year. That means it's almost time for fall sports, both for athletes and fans.

August 02, 2013 | Special to the Tribune | News

Local housing market stable

When looking at the housing market and home prices nationally and locally, it is difficult to compare apples to apples, said Stan Longhofer, director of the Center for Real Estate at Wichita State University.

August 02, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

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