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Fireworks may have caused Tuesday blaze

Evidence points to fireworks as the cause of a fire that damaged property and killed trees Tuesday afternoon in the southeast part of Great Bend.

June 25, 2013 | BY SUSAN THACKER and VERONICA COONS | News

Street repair

June 25, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Rollover crash

June 25, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

​One dead, one injured in oilfield accident

One Great Bend man died and another Great Bend man was seriously injured Monday as the result of an oilfield accident in Trego County.

June 25, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Harvest moving along

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.

June 25, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

‘Riding along in my automobile’

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.

June 25, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Commission: No request for oil well hearing

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.

June 24, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Rice County woman pleads guilty in cattle fraud

WICHITA – A Rice County woman has pleaded guilty in connection with a cattle fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday.

June 24, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

Proposed Cheyenne Bottoms well location defined

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.

June 22, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News

By any name, amphiumas are fun new exhibit

One of the newest animals at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo goes by an alias.

June 22, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

The old is new again

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."

June 21, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Not out of the drought yet

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.

June 21, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News

Area gas prices about average for state

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

June 21, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


What started as a hobby and fascination with golf discs has transformed into a dream job for Great Bend native Jeremy Rusco.

June 21, 2013 | Jim Misunas | News

Russian pastors visit Great Bend

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.

June 20, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

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