Dressed in all of their finery, 16 Hoisington Labor Day baby contestants laughed, waved and enjoyed the fascinating stage balloons on Saturday as a part of the 114th annual Hoisington Labor Day celebration.
A wide variety of aircraft will be on display - on the ground and in the air - at Great Bend Municipal Airport in the Airport Air Festival and Fly-In, set for Sept. 17 through 19
Work is progressing on a program designed to help protect local residents when things go wrong - from just a little wrong to really, really wrong, according to Emergency Management Director Amy Miller.
One version of a proposed funding formula for postsecondary technical education would, in theory, mean more money for Barton Community College. But, as the Kansas Technical Education Authority prepares to recommend a formula to the Kansas Board of Regents, college officials here say nothing is certain.
Washington is going in the wrong direction, and needs to be diverted to the right path. In essence, that's what State Sen. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, told an audience of 50 or more Thursday night at the meeting of the Central Kansas 9.12 Coalition. Huelskamp, 41, is the Republican nominee for Congress from Kansas' Big First District. He seeks to replace Congressman Jerry Moran, who is the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 2 election.
LARNED - On Wednesday, Mitchel D. Burkes, 28, of Great Bend, appeared in Pawnee County District Court for sentencing on convictions of felony criminal use of explosives and possession of methamphetamine.
Kids' Ag Day will celebrate its 15th year on Wednesday, Sept. 8, as the event hosts fourth graders from around the county and beyond to learn about the importance of agriculture to their communities and their lives.
It's not uncommon for the Kansas Attorney General's Office to handle cases at the county level, but it can only do so at the request of the local county or district attorney.
The centerpiece of an event planned for later this month is a piece of flying history, according to one of the organizers of the Great Bend Municipal Airport Air Festival and Fly-In, set for Sept. 17 through 19.
LARNED - The investigation into the death of Matthew Aaron Dell, 25, of Larned, has been completed, Larned Police Chief Charles Orth said Wednesday. An autopsy was performed in Hays Saturday night, and "we're awaiting formal results," Orth said. "But it appears that it was an accident," he said.
CHASE – None of the eggs produced at Cal-Maine Foods egg-production facility north of Chase were involved in the national salmonella outbreak and subsequent egg recall, a company official said. The tainted eggs sold by the Jackson, Miss.,-based company came from farms in Iowa.
Medical romance writer Sandra Vink, Great Bend, will be the guest speak at the next Friends of the Great Bend Public Library meeting, set for 7 p.m. Thursday in the library's Kansas Room. Vink, who writes under the name Jessica Matthews, will talk about her current project and about her love for libraries.
Work is under way to get the first of Barton County's stressed bridges back to normal - and ahead of schedule - County Administrator Richard Boeckman announced at Monday's Barton County Commission meeting.
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.
Staff members from the Barton County Treasurer's Office contacted the Great Bend Tribune last week, wanting the public to hear their side of the story and how they felt slighted by their portrayal in the media.
A rural Hoisington man who collided with a deer while driving a motorcycle on the Cheyenne Bottoms blacktop last Friday was listed in critical condition Monday at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
HOISINGTON - The new director for Hoisington Recreation Commission is Granson Salmans formerly of Montezuma, and he began his duties on Monday.
Dr. Bryan Pinkall, who grew up in Great Bend, recently drove home from Manhattan and broke the news to his parents, Michelle and Gary, with a short video that he had a special vacation planned in August.