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Of bricks, paint and limestone

LUCAS – When Erika Nelson saw the northern wall of Troy's Grocery on this small northern Russell County community's Main Street, she saw more than a wall.

March 24, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

Stainless steel monument will set at 10th and K-96

Financing for the farmer memorial that will be erected at 10th and K-96 is moving forward.

March 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

County prepares for summer highway work

A local firm had the low bid to provide Barton County with paving material for the coming construction season.

March 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

An inventor with local ties

By Jim Misunas

March 23, 2011 | Jim Misunas | News

County approves emergency generator bid

Barton County officials approved a bid with a local electrical company this week, taking another step forward in the continuing project that will provide superior emergency communications to all of the county.

March 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Free smoke and CO detectors still available

The Great Bend Fire Department is still trying to give away a little peace of mind.

March 22, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

Court orders Longoria DNA swab

Attorneys for Adam Longoria agreed Tuesday to the collection of his DNA sample for the KBI databank. Longoria is charged with capital murder and criminal sodomy in connection with last year's killing of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt. He appeared in Barton County District Court for about 15 minutes Tuesday, as attorneys discussed pre-trial motions with District Judge Hannelore Kitts.

March 22, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

BCC has fun with cowboy-themed Child Education Fair

Barton Community College is inviting everyone who works with children to "Kick Up Your Heels" and play Cowboy at the annual Child Education Fair, set for April 16.

March 22, 2011 | By Tribune staff | News

Second banking group makes sales pitch

LARNED – The second of two prospective banking groups made a sales pitch to the Pawnee County Commissioners Monday.

March 22, 2011 | Jim Misunas | News

Juvenile Services faces short state funding for 2012

Barton County Commissioners approved the application for state grant funding for area juvenile programs, though there are concerns about whether the programs will actually receive full funding this year or not.

March 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Council approves zoning ordinance changes

Streamlining of the system for issues involving property development was approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

March 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Bring on the B.E.A.S.T.

It is fondly referred to by members of the Barton County Sheriff's Office as "the beast."

March 21, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

Community helps 'little angel'

HUDSON - Derek Grabast's second-grade classmates at St. John Elementary School want to help.

March 21, 2011 | Jim Misunas | News

Slain Houston hero had local ties

A good Samaritan who lost his life defending a Houston woman from an armed robber last November has been recognized by Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.

March 19, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

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Smith, Piper join Rec Commission

There were two new faces at Monday's Great Bend Recreation Commission board meeting. Sandy Smith joined the board of directors, filling the position previously held by Dr. Mary Misegadis, whose term of office expired Dec. 31, 2014.

January 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News

New BCSO patrol cars purchased

In order to keep the Barton County Sheriff's Office fleet of vehicles up to date, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the purchase of three new patrol cars for the department.

January 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Starting Monday morning, there was one new face on the Barton County Commission. Fourth District Commissioner Alicia Straub took her seat at the table after taking the oath of office.

January 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

Two drivers injured Friday

James J. Rossman, 86, of Albert, and Rachel D. Hill, 30, of Larned, were injured Friday when vehicles they were driving collided in Barton County. The accident occurred at 4:15 p.m.

January 12, 2015 | | News

​Hot ashes and logs start grass fire

Great Bend Fire Department responded to a grass at 11:50 a.m. Sunday in a vacant lot just north of a house 351 North U.S. 281.

January 12, 2015 | | News

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