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Dry summer prompts water conservation

SUSANK – Things are dry in the northeast Barton County community of Susank, and they are about to get dryer. The Russell Rural Water District No. 3 based there issued a notice to its users this week requesting they do what they can to save water, a resource made more precious by the blistering hot, dry summer.

September 21, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

Four organizations featuring monarch migration

As the monarch butterflies flutter through our area on their great fall migration, four organizations have joined to celebrate the unique beauty and the endangered existence of these remarkable insects. Beginning Saturday, Sept. 24, and continuing through October, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Shafer Gallery, Barton County Arts Council and the Barton County Historical Society will team to showcase the monarchs' tale.

September 21, 2011 | | News

Grieving family fights to prevent suicides

Those who loved Chad Roberson remember him as a fun-loving, generous man who would do anything for family - and would always help an underdog. He was a leader, protective, hard working. In the summer of 2010 he was baptized.

September 21, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Great Bend Airport 9/11 Memorial revealed

In a solemn ceremony remembering those lives taken and those lives given, the 9/11 Memorial for the Great Bend Airport was revealed Wednesday morning in Great Bend. It will be on permanent display in the airport.

September 21, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News

City streamlines alcohol permits

Great Bend officials have approved two new ordinances that will streamline the application process for temporary alcohol permits for local public events.

September 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

County considers new zoning regs

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of articles on proposed changes to county zoning regulations currently being discussed."

September 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Kansas Court of Appeals hears cases at Great Bend

Justices from the Kansas Court of Appeals brought their work to Great Bend Tuesday. At Barton Community College and the courthouse, justices heard arguments on cases dealing with child custody, a driving under the influence arrest, and the post-release supervision of a man convicted of a sexual offense.

September 20, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Great Bend High School wants its students to be successful.

September 20, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News

County scores a major dividend

Barton County ended up more than $27,000 to the good this week, thanks to local safety practices.

September 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

City approves tax increase for convention center

Great Bend City Council members approved a tax increase Monday night that will help pay for the future operation of the local convention center.

September 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Plane knocks out power line at Ness City

Fire trucks and law enforcement officers were standing by Sunday evening at airports in Ness and Barton counties, but the pilot of a damaged two-passenger airplane landed at the Larned/Pawnee County Municipal Airport.

September 19, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Police investigate kidnapping report

Great Bend Police are investigating a report of an aggravated kidnapping.

September 19, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

The Wild West

BY Jim Misunas

September 17, 2011 | By Jim Misunas | News

New service makes shingles vaccine easier

Shingles is a painful, debilitating disease, one that particularly attacks those 60 and older. There is a vaccine, but it is costly.

September 17, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

'Almost Maine' cast member dreams big

From the plains of Central Kansas, to the hills of Hollywood?

September 17, 2011 | | News

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