Barton County Commissioners had it on good authority that, unless we get rain this week, this area is primed and ready for disastrous brush fires.
Just in case you didn't know, had forgotten or just weren't paying attention, reminders were announced this week that there are lots of deer out there. Seriously, and they are really anxious to run in front of your car right now.
It's easy to find much that is wrong with the Internet.
When the Great Bend City Council met Monday night, it's possible that some of them left houses empty for the evening.
This is the day.
Ever since Edison led the way into the motion picture industry, we have been looking for better and bigger frights on the silver screen.
Occasionally newspapers - even a small town daily like the Tribune - will be solicited to provide free advertising for network TV programs, which may seem strange, since they believe they are such integral parts of your everyday life.
It's awfully easy, most of the time, to just let things slide.
We're here again.
We're here again.
The photograph of Jacob and Sami-Lou Charais was almost iconic.
Donna Zimmerman put out the word this week, and it should be welcome word for anyone who wants to get a little taste of local involvement, without having to invest hours and hours.
In the words of the immortal bard: "D'oh!"
Now is certainly NOT the time to let down our guard as we continue to recognize Fire Prevention Month.
We seem to have a real problem with what should be basic concepts in this country.
Prevention is the best medicine.
They are words one doesn't often hear in the same sentence – local government, federal government, state government and cooperation. However, they were strung together during the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.
The third-annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo closed Friday after another successful three-day run. The hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees have gone and the Expo Complex is empty.
Requests for help – from people needing food, or cash to pay their rent or utilities – are on the rise in our community, and Great Bend is not alone. Locally, we know that our Barton County Emergency Aid Association and Food Bank, Catholic Social Service and others have seen an increase in requests.
Satanta High School freshman Anthony Crump walked to the front of Midian Shrine Temple in Wichita Saturday to receive a special honor.
The Great Bend City Council Monday night received some good economic development news when it learned that the Grand Island, Neb.,-based HeartlandAg wanted to open a new site just outside the city limits. The company has purchased in the neighborhood of 33 acres just north of the city limits on the west side of U.S. 281 to build a new commercial fertilizer equipment sales, parts and supply facility.
It's been four years since the 3i Show packed its tents and left Great Bend for the last time. The biannual event which alternated between Great Bend and Garden City drew throngs to town, and filled motels and restaurants.
Kansas loves the Second Amendment, as the Senate proved again this week when approving the "gun-rights bill," 34-2, and sending it to an equally receptive House.
Monday following the Barton County Commission meeting, the below explanation was given on the dispute between Sheriff Brian Bellendir and County Attorney Richard Boeckman on the county's Facebook page. It said:
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