It may not have been one of the bigger auctions the county has hosted, still, Barton County and other agencies realized thousands of dollars in extra revenue from the effort last week, County Commissioner Kenny Schremmer told the rest of the commission this week.
HOISINGTON - Time to saddle up - not your horse - but your ATV for Hoisington's first open ATV Rodeo at 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Bicentennial Park, on the west side of town, sponsored by the Central Kansas Off Road Association, Radium Bridge Riding Area; and Hoisington Main Street Inc.
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters were trying to gain ground on a wildfire in the northern Colorado foothills Tuesday ahead of strong winds expected to move in, potentially spreading the flames.
Coming down to the wire for this weekend's Great Bend Municipal Airport Air Festival and Fly-In, changes and adjustments are continuing to be made, according to Airport Manager Martin Miller.
Commissioner for a Day won't be coming to a day anytime soon, the majority of the Barton County Commission agreed this week.
This weekend, the American Legion Post 180 of Great Bend, along with the American Legion Riders, will pay tribute to Prisoners of War and military personnel listed as Missing in Action. They will also show honor to the American flag by retiring flags that are no longer fit emblems of patriotism.
A while back, the Unified School District 428 School Board thought it prudent to come up with a policy governing memorials and memorial services following the death of students or personnel. The plan was to have the policy in place before it was needed.
Staff will occupy the new GBRC Activity Center at 2715 18th St. before the month is over, and an open house is set for Oct. 8, members of the Great Bend Recreation Commission Board said Monday.
A fight between an eighth and ninth grader at the Great Bend High School football game Sept. 3 prompted the Unified School District 428 School Board to discuss Monday night what to do with unruly Great Bend Middle School students who cause trouble at sporting events.
Three of Barton County's fire chiefs met with the Barton County Commission Monday to discuss the county's burn permit system and to encourage that the provisions continue to be carried out.
Barton County Commissioners continue to support the county's burning permit program, and county fire chiefs, who met with the commissioners on Monday morning, stress that the system works better than what the county had previously.
The next appearance in Barton County District Court for accused killer Adam Joseph Longoria will be a motions hearing at 10 a.m. Oct. 21, Kansas Attorney General Steve Six's office announced. His preliminary hearing has been set for 10 a.m. Nov. 18.
An entry in last Thursday's logs for the Barton County Jail indicates Adam Joseph Longoria was booked into the facility on an additional charge of falsely reporting a crime in McDowell County, N.C. The new charge comes as Longoria, a 36-year-old Great Bend man, is in custody for capital murder in the death of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt the weekend of Aug. 21 and vehicle theft stemming from his attempt to flee the following week.
There is good news as the flu season approaches, said Janel Rose, public health educator for the Barton County Health Department.
LARNED - Pawnee County Sheriff Scott King had a pleasant surprise for the Pawnee County commissioners Monday - a reimbursement check from the state of Kansas for $31,032.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council, at its regular meeting on Monday, approved a resolution to put on the November ballot a raise in retail sales tax of .25 of one percent for the community. This increase will put the city at the same increment as the city of Great Bend.
Dean Akings has outspent incumbent Jennifer Schartz in the Republican primary election for Barton County Commissioner representing District 5. In District 4's Republican primary, incumbent Ken Lebbin has outspent the challenger, Alicia D. (Schartz) Straub.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is hosting a viewing party for the 2014 Perseid Meteor Shower! Join us at the KWEC at 9 pm on Saturday, August 9th for a FREE fun filled family evening of crafts, games, snacks, and stargazing.
Every veteran with ties to Barton County should have a chance to be honored on the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial, Great Bend Tribune Publisher Mary Hoisington told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.
HOISINGTON - The City of Hoisington will hold a meeting to discuss the property owner rental agreement that the Hoisington City Council recently enacted.
One of the most popular vegetables grown by home gardeners is squash. Many years, it produces and produces in such great numbers, that it is frequently a popular giveaway.
Barton County citizens are being asked to help with current hazard mitigation planning efforts by taking a survey that asks for participants opinions about hazards, funding and the current Hazard Mitigation Plan. Local participation is important in the development of emergency plans.
Although it may not be the case in Great Bend, the average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week.
Seventy percent of the vegetation in Kansas is pollinated by insects. That includes 90 different crops requiring honeybee pollination. When pollination is interrupted, plants not only can't replicate themselves, they aren't available for food and cover in the environment, said Chip Taylor, the director of Monarch Watch, an organization that promotes conservation and education about the importance of the Monarch butterfly. He spoke with the Great Bend Tribune Monday, July 21, by telephone.
Two Great Bend men were taken to jail early Sunday after shots were fired at 1318 Macarthur Road. Dennis Morrison was initially booked on a charge of attempted first-degree murder and Jacob Keenan was booked on charges of aggravated burglary and criminal threat, although further investigation led to lesser charges for both men.
ELLINWOOD - St. Joseph School enrollment will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the SJS library. If parents cannot make it that day to enroll their child, they may contact the office to make an appointment by calling 620-564-2721.
HOISINGTON Health care is a community undertaking: local nurses and local doctors tending to friends, family, and neighbors. Clara Barton Hospital has taken the community approach again.
It is a job beyond the resources of the City of Ellinwood. Now, the community will have some help.