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First week of July turns tragic

TOPEKA – Each year, millions of people enjoy spending time at Kansas lakes and rivers and return home with happy memories to share with others. Sadly, outdoor fun turned fatal for five people who drowned in Kansas waters the first week of July – including four who perished over the extended July 4 holiday, one of whom was a Hoisington man, according to Maj. Dan Hesket, boating law administrator for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

July 11, 2013 | | News


Fair sponsors add free fun for all

Berny Unruh was a shoe-in at the Red Shoe Kick, Wednesday at the Barton County Fair. The Barton County K-State Extension agent suggested the friendly game for the 4-H Youth Rally on the official opening day of the fair.

July 10, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Youths present 'Cinderella' at Crest Theater

Area youths will present a fresh adaptation of the classic fairy tale "Cinderella" at 7 p.m. Friday at the Crest Theater. Admission is free.

July 10, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News


For the love of rabbits

All shapes, sizes and shades of rabbit were on hand as rabbit judging was held Wednesday afternoon in Expo III at the Barton County Fair.

July 10, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


Pit bull ban not option for committee

A week ago this past Monday, a 4-year-old Hoisington boy was mauled by a pit bull that jumped a fence into the boy's yard. This attack served as backdrop for Wednesday night's meeting of the City of Great Bend committee charged with studying banning or more severely regulating vicious dogs.

July 10, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Update on June dog rescue

In June, 50 dogs and puppies were rescued from a Great Bend home, and the good news is that 11 have been adopted, and 24 were transported to an Unleashed Pets Rescue Adoption in Mission.

July 10, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


Barton County’s OzSome Fair opens today

Visitors to the 2013 Barton County Fair may come face to face with characters from Wizard of Oz. During the 5-day fair opening today, Dorothy and her pals, the lion, scarecrow and tinman will be wandering the Ozsome fair, and will be available for photo ops evenings at Expo II.

July 10, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


GETTING STARTED

Visitors to the 2013 Barton County Fair may come face to face with characters from Wizard of Oz. During the 5-day fair opening today, Dorothy and her pals, the lion, scarecrow and tinman will be wandering the Ozsome fair, and will be available for photo ops evenings at Expo II.

July 09, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


Two die in oilfield accident

BARTON COUNTY - Two Barton County residents died Monday night in an oilfield accident at a rural saltwater disposal lease.

July 09, 2013 | Jim Misunas | News


USD 428 Superintendent Vernon to retire

The USD 428 Board of Education opened the 2013-2014 fiscal year with the nomination and voting in of Joyce Carter as president and Kevin Mauler as vice-president. Several appointments and designations were agreed upon by consent, and are discussed in length in the accompanying article.

July 08, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


New Slate of USD 428 Appointees and Designees

Joyce Carter's nomination for USD 428 Board of Education President was approved and she was unanimously voted to the position. Dwight Young was thanked for his service to the board for the past year, and Carter accepted nominations for Vice-President. The board approved Kevin Mauler for that position.

July 08, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


Speed limit set on Second Street

Second Street from McKinley to Truman is technically a county road with the residents residing in the subdivision north of it living outside the Great Bend City Limits. However, south of the dirt thoroughfare is the new city-owned Sports Complex which draws a lot of traffic to the area.

July 08, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission OKs Extension Council budget

The Barton County Extension Council will be funded for 2014 at the level it requested, but the total it will receive from the county was less than it had asked for, the County Commission decided Monday morning.

July 08, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Hoisington man drowns at Lake Wilson

Divers found the body of 38-year-old George Willenberg, Hoisington, on Sunday morning after he went missing swimming across a cove at Rocktown at Lake Wilson Saturday evening, according to reports Russell County Sheriff's Office. The man's name was released Monday afternoon after notification of relatives.

July 08, 2013 | | News


Great Bend man injured in accident

HOISINGTON - According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log, at 1:41 p.m. on Sunday, a 1996 GMC driven by Seth N. Owen, 16, of Hoisington, was westbound on U.S. Highway 281. Owen attempted to turn left onto 110 Rd. and collided with Chad Romine, 19, of Great Bend. Romine was driving a 1998 Wrangler and was east bound on U.S. Highway 281. He was not wearing his seat belt.

July 08, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


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