A county staffer who takes responsibility for fighting an uphill battle to keep drivers safe was honored Monday by the Barton County Commission.
Reactions were positive to the on-site experience of the new Great Bend Sports Complex when City Administrator Howard Partington led tours Monday.
Attorneys for Adam Longoria have filed a new motion seeking to have his case thrown out of court, saying the Kansas Attorney General's Office has prejudiced potential jurors through the media. At the same time, defense attorneys are asking the court to reinstate some of the privileges Longoria lost after making statements to reporters this past summer.
Animal prints are still in style this autumn as ladies wear longer sleeves and add layers to their fashion ensembles. Volunteers modeled clothes from four Great Bend clothing stores Monday at the Fall Style Show, sponsored by the Great Bend Senior Center and the Recreation Commission.
A busy part of Broadway Avenue will be the site of street work the first part of this week, according to City Engineer Robert Winiecke.
Although any development would be years down the road, St. Louis, Mo.-based wind energy developer Wind Capital Group purchased a proposed wind power project in central Kansas, a company official said Friday.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington's second annual ATV rodeo was held yesterday in south Hoisington on a bright, sunny day with comfortable temperatures.
When the film "A Dolphin Tail" opened in Great Bend last weekend, 8-year-old Addie Ehrlich was among the first in line.
TOPEKA – Kansas Office of the Repealer Secretary Dennis Taylor announced Friday he will tour the State of Kansas, including Great Bend, in the coming weeks to discuss proposed repeals and collect input from Kansans on rules and regulations they believe should be eliminated.
It would seem that the least of local land owners' problems right now would be high water, but as local officials of long standing can recall, it very easy to go from a drought year - the summer of 1980 - to a flood year - in the flood of 1981 - in a relatively short amount of time.
On a recent afternoon, dozens of students from Jefferson Elementary School roamed the Long Pumpkin Patch northeast of Great Bend.
The preliminary hearing for the man arrested after the death of a 15-year-old runaway did not happen on Thursday as scheduled.
Changes are coming in how Kansans vote and County Clerk Donna Zimmerman is working now to make sure everyone in this area is aware in plenty of time.
Timber! Well, sort of.
With the heat advisories of July and August behind us, a Tribune reader asks, "Did Great Bend break the record for the number of 100-degree days?"
Riley Elementary School in Great Bend and Hoisington's elementary schools were among 15 schools in Kansas that launched a Walking School Bus program Oct. 1. On Tuesday, two weeks into the program, Robert Johnson, a consultant with PedNet, visited with volunteers of both districts, walked with students, and shot video footage for a documentary PedNet will produce to introduce schools to the program in the future.
HOISINGTON - Starting out the day with fresh air and exercise prepares energetic kids for learning and school. Hoisington now buzzes with activity in those early morning hours that once saw mostly vehicle traffic.
The Golden Belt Wood Carvers members are preparing for their annual open house Carve-n-Show, to be held Oct. 25-26 at the Great Bend Senior Center. Club member Barry Bowers said the public is invited to stop and view completed wood carvings, along with carvings in progress, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26.
Animal expert Jack Hanna addresses a sold out crowd, Thursday at Barton Community College, while Barton's Vice President Dr. Penny Quinn holds a bearcat. The program was organized by the Great Bend Zoological Society, with the college as a sponsor. Several BCC staff prepared the Fine Arts Auditorium and helped throughout the show. Hanna noted that Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo is deserving of community support. "I can count on one hand the number of free zoos in the United States," Hanna said.
When 500 high school students descended on Barton Community College, asking them to put away their cell phones would have been pointless. Instead, Tanna Cooper, director of admissions, invited them to get on their favorite social media and post selfies and tweets with #gobarton and #jksd.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Offices will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 22. City employees will be in training.
CLAFLIN - "Two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel" is a safe driving principle, and students in USD 112 are encouraged to make a commitment to do just that. There is an added bonus in that they are eligible to receive a grant for participation and votes.
More than three dozen area residents spent Wednesday learning about job opportunities first-hand. The event was Disability Mentoring Day, but participants focused on their abilities as they spent time with employers throughout the community.
Beware, deer have other things on their minds now besides watching for traffic.
It's official. The road to the Great Bend Compost Site is now Pat Keenan Memorial Road as Barton County Road and Bridge Department crews recently installed the large blue sign.
ELLINWOOD - High school students participating in the St. Joseph PSR will be having a breakfast/brunch fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 19 at St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood. Cost is a free will offering with proceeds going towards the PSR mission trip and local charities.
HOISINGTON - Ghouls, ghosts and goblins fill Hoisington's Haunted Heights Haunted House, and for those who want to shiver, shake and scream their way through this scary delight, the attraction opens at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-18, 24-25, and 31-Nov. 1.
Jose Reza, Great Bend Fire Department's newest firefighter, visited students at Riley Elementary School Tuesday morning as part of a four-man team teaching fire safety. Reza attended school at Riley as a child, a fact Battalion Chief John Stettinger passed on to kids as they gathered around the young fireman to learn about the gear he uses in his job every day.
Some of the cars were driven by folks trying to outrun the law. Some were just left by the side of the road.