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SHARING THE JOY

In homes across Barton County Kansas, children woke in anticipation of what presents they would receive. For most, a brightly decorated tree filled the center of a room in their home. Many families traveled, some a great distance to be together, and food was present in abundance. Some had to work that day and the farmers who have livestock still needed to check those animals. For some, attending a Christmas Eve, or Christmas morning service was part of the tradition. But around the world, because of the work of an Ellinwood organization, Star of Hope, Christmas was celebrated with many ...

December 23, 2014 | Special to the Tribune | News


Former trooper pleads not guilty; former undersheriff on probation

Two former area law enforcement officers faced charges in Barton County District Court this year. One case has been resolved, and another is pending.

December 23, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


​Christmas Bird Count Monday Dec. 29

The Cheyenne Bottoms Christmas Bird Count originally scheduled for Dec. 18 will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 29, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Lunch will be available for participants courtesy of the KWEC and Nature Conservancy.

December 23, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Shingles policy explained

In response to the increased awareness of shingles and the vaccine for it, and the Barton County Health Department has received requests for the inoculation, said Health Director Shelly Schneider.

December 23, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Santa visits Noxious Weed Department

Plans aren't always set in stone. They are sometimes a moving target.

December 23, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Influenza on the rise in Kansas

TOPEKA – Influenza activity has increased substantially in Kansas, and health officials are encouraging everyone six months of age and older to get vaccinated, if they have not already done so this season.

December 23, 2014 | | News


​City to honor Chief Akings

The City of Great Bend will hold a retirement reception in honor of retiring Police Chief Dean Akings. The come-and-go reception will be from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at The Front Door, 1615 10th St.

December 23, 2014 | | News


Hoisington City Council considers project sites

The Hoisington City Council met Monday night and continued the discussion concerning a proposed Hoisington housing project by Housing Opportunities, Inc. Three sites are under consideration for a total of eight duplexes with 14 units. The first site, located at 7th and Cedar, would contain one duplex. At 5th and Pine, three units are planned, and at 4th and Maple, four units are planned. Zoning changes from R-1 to R-2 are required at both the Cedar and Maple properties, and letters have been sent out with nothing but positive feedback received, according to Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell. The Pine ...

December 22, 2014 | Veronica Coons | News


Zoo gets new bearcat

Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo has a new animal - a 2-month-old binturong (BIN-tu-rong), commonly known as a bearcat. Zoo Director Scott Gregory said she will be kept in quarantine for about four weeks, which is the policy for any new animal. After that, she will become an education animal, which means she'll be able to travel with zoo staff for community programs.

December 22, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


KDHE and CDC investigate new virus

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate a new virus which has been linked to the death of a Kansas resident during the summer of 2014.

December 22, 2014 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


KDHE and CDC investigate new virus

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate a new virus which has been linked to the death of a Kansas resident during the summer of 2014.

December 22, 2014 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Commission OKs budget amendments

Following a budget hearing Monday morning, the Barton County Commission approved amendments totally $805,000 to the 2014 operated budget. The changes were needed for the Road and Bridge, Noxious Weed and Special Bridge funds which do not fall under the General Fund.

December 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


​Odin driver trapped after SUV rollover

An Odin woman was injured Friday evening when the sport utility vehicle she was driving slid off the 1100 block of NE 120 Ave. Brooklyn R. Hekele, 17, was treated and released at the scene for an injury to her hand.

December 22, 2014 | | News


Check out the Internet at GBPL

Starting Monday, Dec. 22, the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will begin lending portable WiFi Hotspot devices to library patrons wishing to expand the library's Internet access. Wifi Hotspot lending will be part of a pilot project initiated by the State Library of Kansas, in partnership with New York Public Library and the Knight Foundation.

December 20, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Some Children See Him

Nine students from Great Bend's Seventh-day Adventist School took time out from an art project Friday and traveled to the Cherry Village nursing home to present their Christmas music program. A room full of residents and guests listened to the 30-minute program.

December 20, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


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Two arrested after pursuit

Two adult males under age 21 were arrested Thursday night after a police pursuit in the city of Great Bend.

January 17, 2015 | | News


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