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City staff prepares for busy summer season

Getting ready for its warm weather busy season is requiring a great deal of extra effort for city crews, according to a report City Administrator Howard Partington prepared for the Great Bend City Council this week.

May 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Area students learn all about safety

Area fourth and fifth graders braved the wind on Wednesday to spend some time learning about safety at Veteran's Park. With over 20 safety stations and demonstrations, students from three counties attended the event.

May 04, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News

Cinco de Mayo festival set for Saturday


May 03, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Efforts continue to reduce Barton County teen pregnancy rate

Wednesday is the National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day, and Barton County rates released from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for 2009 shows work still needs to be done. "Sex has consequences" is the message this year from the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

May 03, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News

Cities, county endorse Relay

Each year as the Relay for Life of Barton County nears, mayors of Barton County communities gather in Great Bend to support a county-wide proclamation backing the annual cancer fighting event.

May 03, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


For past generations, the questions were, "Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?" or "Where were you when the space shuttle Challenger exploded?"

May 03, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News

Gas prices have now hike a buck

International news in the continuing war on terror may have brought a temporary drop in the price of oil, but it was only temporary and there is no cause for celebration in regards to fuel prices, according to national experts.

May 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

County cleans up mapping mistakes

Old mapping mistakes in south Hoisington were corrected when the Barton County Commission met Monday.

May 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Broadway signals are on hold for now

Broadway and Harrison will get a make-over, but there won't be any new stop signs or traffic lights. At least not yet.

May 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Three search warrants yield narcotics busts

The Barton County Sheriff's Office and Great Bend Police Department announced Monday they had jointly executed three narcotics-related search warrants in Great Bend. Officials said a sizeable amount of suspected narcotics was recovered, with an estimated street value of $13,000.

May 02, 2011 | | News

Emergency room busy after rollover accidents

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to one injury accident on Friday and two early Saturday.

May 02, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Bikers take stand against child abuse

Members of an international motorcycle group gathered north of the Barton County courthouse Saturday afternoon. The red and black patches on their leather jackets showed chains and the letters B.A.C.A. written across the fingers on a closed fist.

May 02, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Birders flock to Bottoms, QNWR

Birders from all four corners of the country – including Connecticut, California, Michigan and New Mexico – flocked to Barton County this past weekend to enjoy all of the bird watching available during the spring migration at Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

May 02, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News

Entertainer doubles as Santa Fe announcer

By Jim Misunas

April 30, 2011 | Jim Misunas | News

Boeckman on panel reviewing Kansas judiciary

A three-member panel of the Blue Ribbon Commission that has been appointed to review all facets of the Kansas judiciary will conduct two public meetings in Hutchinson on Wednesday, to hear local concerns and suggestions to improve access and efficiency in the state's court system.

April 30, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

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Driver injured when vehicle overturns

A rural Ellinwood man was injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident at 10:50 p.m. in the 700 block of NE 40 Road.

January 15, 2015 | | News

KWEC offers winter kids programs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for boredom – winter nature programs. Kids will investigate feathers, birds and tracks, learning more about the world around them and the creatures living there. So don't delay, sign-up soon, as the maximum for each class is 20 children.

January 15, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News

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