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Efforts continue to reduce Barton County teen pregnancy rate

Wednesday is the National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day, and Barton County rates released from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for 2009 shows work still needs to be done. "Sex has consequences" is the message this year from the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

May 03, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Cities, county endorse Relay

Each year as the Relay for Life of Barton County nears, mayors of Barton County communities gather in Great Bend to support a county-wide proclamation backing the annual cancer fighting event.

May 03, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


FROZEN IN TIME

For past generations, the questions were, "Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?" or "Where were you when the space shuttle Challenger exploded?"

May 03, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Gas prices have now hike a buck

International news in the continuing war on terror may have brought a temporary drop in the price of oil, but it was only temporary and there is no cause for celebration in regards to fuel prices, according to national experts.

May 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


County cleans up mapping mistakes

Old mapping mistakes in south Hoisington were corrected when the Barton County Commission met Monday.

May 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Broadway signals are on hold for now

Broadway and Harrison will get a make-over, but there won't be any new stop signs or traffic lights. At least not yet.

May 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Three search warrants yield narcotics busts

The Barton County Sheriff's Office and Great Bend Police Department announced Monday they had jointly executed three narcotics-related search warrants in Great Bend. Officials said a sizeable amount of suspected narcotics was recovered, with an estimated street value of $13,000.

May 02, 2011 | | News


Emergency room busy after rollover accidents

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to one injury accident on Friday and two early Saturday.

May 02, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Bikers take stand against child abuse

Members of an international motorcycle group gathered north of the Barton County courthouse Saturday afternoon. The red and black patches on their leather jackets showed chains and the letters B.A.C.A. written across the fingers on a closed fist.

May 02, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Birders flock to Bottoms, QNWR

Birders from all four corners of the country – including Connecticut, California, Michigan and New Mexico – flocked to Barton County this past weekend to enjoy all of the bird watching available during the spring migration at Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

May 02, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Entertainer doubles as Santa Fe announcer

By Jim Misunas

April 30, 2011 | Jim Misunas | News


Boeckman on panel reviewing Kansas judiciary

A three-member panel of the Blue Ribbon Commission that has been appointed to review all facets of the Kansas judiciary will conduct two public meetings in Hutchinson on Wednesday, to hear local concerns and suggestions to improve access and efficiency in the state's court system.

April 30, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Irsik named St. Rose administrator

It's not exactly like coming home for Leanne Irsik but there certainly is a lot that is familiar. She is a Kansas native who is acquainted with some of her new colleagues in the organization she had served for many years.

April 30, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


High school warns of ACT/SAT scam

Unified School District 428 officials are warning Great Bend parents of a scam involving ACT/SAT testing.

April 29, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


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


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Great Bend Co-op Association earns Business of the Year honor

Fifty five years ago, when Great Bend's landscape looked a lot different than it does now, the Great Bend Co-op Association was just getting started with first-year sales of under $1 million.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Fort Zarah Club celebrates 86 years

Pauline Schneider considers herself a life-time member of the The Fort Zarah Club. The former Home Demonstration Unit was organized on Feb. 11, 1929, at the home of Hazel McDonald, Schneider's mother.

February 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Becoming ‘Organ Wise’

First grade students at Eisenhower Elementary School ended the day Friday in a special assembly courtesy of Barton County Extension Agents Bernie Unruh and Donna Krug. Forty-five boys and girls crowded into the classroom where they met "Miguel," the Organ Wise Kid, and several organs in his body, including his heart, brain, lungs, intestines and many more.

February 20, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


From sports to space

The two 2014 inductees into the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame were recognized at a luncheon Friday afternoon.

February 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Vocalist Les Lankhorst to headline Jazz Festival

The 21st annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Crest Theater, featuring jazz vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina. He will perform with the Prairie Winds Jazz Combo made up of area musicians.

February 19, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Webster’s passion is hope Barton offers

Steve Webster, a sports commentator with local Great Bend radio station 1590 KVGB, took his turn at the podium Friday afternoon at Barton Community College.

February 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Great Bend meets potential new chief

The public and Great Bend City Council had a chance to meet and talk with the final candidate for the position of Great Bend Chief of Police Thursday evening. An informal come and go reception was held at the city offices.

February 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Injured parties airlifted

Eagle Med began airlifting injured people from Great Bend Regional Hospital to Wichita following a two-vehicle accident south of Great Bend on U.S. 281.

February 19, 2015 | Jim Misunas | News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

February 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


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