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Hoisington to host Mud Run

HOISINGTON - Engines will once again roar as adults try their hands at running a truck through the mud at the second annual Mud Run at 1 p.m. on May 14 in Hoisington in conjunction with the Kansas Mud Racing Organization. The cost is $10 with children 12 and under free. There will be concessions and a beer garden.

April 26, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Department of Labor to make local sweep

Federal labor officials want to get the word out to employees and employers that they are watching, even in a rural areas such as the Golden Belt.

April 26, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


County students head to national business event

Two teams of Barton County high school students are in the process of receiving national attention for their accomplishments, and they have added county recognition to their successes, too.

April 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Despite rain, street work begins Monday

Street work was moving ahead quickly as the new work week began Monday, according to City Engineer Robert Winiecke.

April 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Road to repair

Street work was moving ahead quickly as the new work week began Monday, according to City Engineer Robert Winiecke.

April 25, 2011 | BY CHUCK SMITH | News


Unclaimed property program coming to area cities

The office of Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes will offer the opportunity for people to check for unclaimed property - such as refunds from utilities - by sponsoring an "Unclaimed Property on the Road" program.

April 25, 2011 | By Tribune staff | News


Emergency committee to meet Monday

Emergency issues will be discussed when a local group meets Monday.

April 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Local road work to start Monday

The song birds are singing, the redbuds are budding, the days are warming up - so it must be time for road construction.

April 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Great Bend Fraternal Order of Police delivers Easter baskets

The Great Bend Fraternal Order of Police headed to Town & Country Super Market in Hoisington on Saturday to pick up 40 bags of groceries to provide Easter baskets for families in need. Detective Terry Millard said FOP members conducted a fundraiser earlier this spring and people from all over the county donated.

April 23, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Egg hopping

Kids had plenty of chances to run for Easter eggs Saturday in Great Bend.

April 23, 2011 | | News


Jobless rate dips slightly

The state's jobless rate continued its downward trend in March as unemployment in Kansas hit 7.1 percent, the Kansas Department of Labor announced this week. This is down from 7.2 percent in February 2011 and down from 7.5 percent in March 2010.

April 23, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Cars and trains to be on display next weekend

From sports cars to railroad cars, next Sunday will be a busy day in Great Bend as Mid-America Mopar and the Golden Belt Model Railroaders Association plan their annual showcase events.

April 23, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


USD 428 Education Foundation Minigrants

The USD 428 Education Foundation, which is proudly observing its 22nd year of philanthropy, recently awarded 16 minigrants to local teachers totaling $10,589.

April 22, 2011 | | News


City creates promoter position

Within the next couple of weeks, ads will go out to seek applications for a community coordinator for Great Bend.

April 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


A helping hand

SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE

April 21, 2011 | | News


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Education is ‘near and dear’ to Bogner, BCC Foundation candidate

Lindsey Bogner, Clara Barton Hospital's foundation assistant, was on the hot seat Tuesday afternoon as she fielded questions at a forum at Barton Community College. One of two candidates for the position of Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, having already met with Barton Community College Foundation board members, it was the faculty and staff's turn, as well as members of the community, to interview her and provide their written feedback.

February 17, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Snowpacked road causes rollover accident

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a possible injury accident at 1:05 a.m. Monday on K-4, about 1 mile west of the K-4/U.S. 281 junction, or half a mile east of NW 50 Ave. Although a 2008 Ford F-150 slid off the snow-packed highway and rolled 1.5 times, everyone was wearing seat belts and they were not injured.

February 17, 2015 | | News


Police to enforce seatbelt use near schools

Beginning Feb. 23 and running through March 6, the Great Bend Police Department will join other Kansas Law Enforcement agencies to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years – teens not using seatbelts.

February 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


GBPD cracking down on overly tinted windows

Overly dark vehicle windows are a threat to the safety of the public and to the police officers patrolling the streets, Great Bend Police Sgt. Jay Bachar told the Great Bend City Council Monday night. So, the City of Great Bend Police Department is undertaking a strong effort to monitor window tinting.

February 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Two confirmed whooping cough cases in county

As of this weekend, there were two laboratory-confirmed cases of whooping cough in Great Bend, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said Monday morning. One of the cases is in a school-age child and the other in a younger child, both of whom had been vaccinated.

February 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


STICKING AROUND

The county employees honored for longevity by the Barton County Commission represented 270 collective years of service to the county. Recognized were folks who have had continuous employment for five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 35 years.

February 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Public to have chance to meet police chief candidate

There will be two public, open meetings later this week to give residents, City Council members and others an opportunity to meet the finalist for the job of Great Bend police chief.

February 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Council again backs Job Fest

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved sponsoring the annual Job Fest for $1,000. The city has been a sponsor of Job Fest since its inception. The ninth-annual Job Fest event is set for Thursday, April 30.

February 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


BCC PTK Academic all stars honored in Topeka

Six students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team, during an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka.

February 16, 2015 | | News


A BIG OVERDUE NOTICE

After a heated discussion Monday night, the Great Bend City Council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign an agreement with the Great Bend Public Library Board for the payment and reimbursement of the new heating and air conditioning system at the library in the amount of $762,012.92.

February 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


​Great Bend man injured when van hits tree

A Great Bend man was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita late Monday morning after a one-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, 2 miles south of Great Bend. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 11:57 a.m.

February 16, 2015 | | News


'2 Across' opens Thursday at Crest

This week, Great Bend Community Theatre presents a date-night play that will appeal to the bean counters and to the free spirits. One of each will meet for the first time on a San Francisco BART train. Both will have the New York Times crossword puzzle. Before the end of the trip, the romantic comedy "2 Across" could have the audience wondering if two opposites are actually made for each other.

February 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


'LOVE' Birds: Winter species counted at Cheyenne Bottoms

Love was in the air on Saturday, which was Valentine's Day. The staff at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center took the opportunity to offer a winter kids' program titled "'Love' Birds."

February 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


BCC to update automotive program

High school students will be able to graduate with a certificate in auto maintenance and light repair, thanks to changes in Barton Community College's automotive program, college trustees learned at a recent study session.

February 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Stunning developments

For two weeks, convicted murder Jeffrey Wade Chapman was seen being escorted to and from the Barton County Courthouse in street clothes and no apparent restraints, nothing preventing him from making a run for it.

February 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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