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CKCC does more with less -- again

Central Kansas Community Corrections continues to work to keep this region's non-violent offenders out of the prison system, and again this year it appears it will do the work with less.

April 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Dismissed DUI case back in court

A 2008 felony drunk driving case against Delbert Leroy Adams Jr. that was dismissed by a Barton County District Judge is back in the court system, following a ruling by the Kansas Court of Appeals.

April 28, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Tentative teacher agreement on the table

Although it remains to be ratified by district teachers and approved by the School Board, negotiators for the teachers and administrators reached a preliminary contract Wednesday, Superintendent Tom Vernon told the Unified School District 428 School Board Thursday afternoon.

April 28, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


LETTING THEIR GARDEN GROW

For some green-thumbed fifth graders, education is taking place not only in the classroom, but also across the street from their school in a once-vacant lot. But coming from a school named Park, it's not much of a stretch to think that students there would be interested in gardening.

April 28, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Design work begins on plan to restore historic bridges

County Engineer Clark Rusco is moving ahead with work on historic Barton County stone bridges, he reported recently.

April 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Members of GBHS class of 1961 sought

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fifty-one years after being selected to take part in the Project Talent study of American high school students, the class of 1961 from Great Bend High School is being asked to participate once again.

April 27, 2011 | | News


Governor requests disaster declaration for 21 counties

TOPEKA – As much of the Southern United States withers under an unrelenting dry spell, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Wednesday requested U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, issue a drought disaster declaration for 21 Kansas counties.

April 27, 2011 | BY STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | News


Oil’s well that ends well

Not only will a new piece of equipment at the Road and Bridge Department do a better job than the old one it is replacing.

April 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Cast in bronze

This time next year, Nobel Laureate Jack Kilby may be standing in Barton County's courthouse square.

April 26, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Fire burns garage, 1946 Dodge

A 1946 Dodge was a casualty of an early morning fire in a detached garage at 4612 Railroad Ave.

April 26, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


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


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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


Tickets available for Valentine’s Day fundraiser

Habitat for Humanity has made a name for itself by hosting an annual dinner theater known as Barton County's Got Talent every year since 2010. However, several factors have led the nonprofit organization's board to take a new direction for this year.

January 14, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Energy policy for 2015 - a unique opportunity

Over the last several years, our nation has left behind decades of energy scarcity and has become a worldwide leader in energy production. We should take full advantage of this unique American moment of global energy leadership. What we need from our elected leaders are smart energy policies that promote our nation's position as a leader in energy production.

January 14, 2015 | BY ED CROSS | News


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