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Barton County getting healthier

Barton County rose to the 73rd spot in the 2016 county health rankings released last week by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. This is a jump from 2015 when it fell in at 86th.

March 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New rankings shed light on where kansas counties could improve health

Johnson County ranks healthiest in Kansas and Wyandotte County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the seventh annual County Health Rankings, released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

March 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


The Wetland Explorer: Spring Cleaning for your Nest Box

It is quite evident by now that Spring is upon us. Insects are beginning to emerge, trees are beginning to bloom, days are getting longer, and the birds... Have you noticed how active the birds in your yard are recently? Singing, chasing each other, and maybe even gathering nesting materials have become the birds' daily routine.

March 20, 2016 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local News


Legislators talk about '800 lb gorilla'

At the Hoisington legislative coffee Saturday morning, Rep. John Edmonds, Rep. Troy Waymaster, and Sen. Mitch Holmes talked on issues and actions of note in their respective houses before opening up the floor to questions.

March 19, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton County under winter weather advisory

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita placed Barton, Russell, Ellsworth and Lincoln counties under a winter weather advisory Friday until 1 p.m.

March 18, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Walk Kansas starts April 3

Teams are forming and registration is open for the 2016 Walk Kansas program, which this year runs April 3 through May 28. It is open to all Kansans across the state.

March 18, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Huelskamp staff to host tax concerns office hours in Great Bend March 22

Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that a staff representative specializing in IRS casework from his Hutchinson office will be available in Great Bend from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 22, at Front Door Community Center. During these office hours, Huelskamp's staff representative will be available to meet individually with taxpayers to learn about their concerns and to serve as a resource for constituents struggling to navigate bureaucratic red tape. Constituents seeking assistance are encouraged to schedule an appointment by contacting Congressman Huelskamp's Hutchinson office at 620-665-6138.

March 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Service Van coming to Great Bend

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Service Van will be in Great Bend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at the Kansas Workforce Center, 1025 Main Street, Great Bend.

March 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Legislators coming to Hoisington

The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Coffee Saturday, March 19 at the Hoisington Activity Center meeting room at 10 a.m.

March 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HISTORY LESSON

FORT LARNED - There's no doubt that blacksmith Pete Bethke was the star of the show.

March 17, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Museum celebrates women, black history

The Barton County Historical Society Village and Museum was originally conceived as a tribute to "man on the plains," but the current exhibit pays tribute to women. There also an exhibit dedicated to African Americans with ties to Barton County.

March 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Flood plain mapping project progressing

County Engineer Barry McManaman attended the Cow Creek Working Group meeting on March 8, the on-going Kansas Division of Water Resources project involving the Cow Creek Watershed.

March 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GREAT to show 'The 11th Hour'

The Grass Roots Environmental Advocacy Team (GREAT) will present "The 11th Hour," a two-hour environmental documentary produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, in Great Bend and Larned.

March 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


​BCC trustees to look at tuition

Tuition and fees for 2017 are on the agenda of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees. The board will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

March 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Ashley Reddig is only 10 years old and a fifth grader at Great Bend's Holy Family School. But, she is already understanding the importance of volunteerism and helping others.

March 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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King UMC prepares for annual ham & bean supper

King United Methodist Church will hold its annual ham & bean benefit supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the church, located at ...

January 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County seeks '100 Who Care'

Local residents hope to raise $10,000 for charity in one hour through a new group called "100 Who Care Barton County." The plan is ...

January 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


DARK ROAD

Great Bend High School's theater club will serve food for thought with the dinner theater production, "Dark Road."

January 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS students plan dinner theater

Great Bend High School students are selling tickets for a dinner theater production, "Dark Road," on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 24-25. Dinner will start at ...

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


American Legion reschedules soup supper

The Great Bend American Legion Post 180 soup supper that was scheduled for this week and been rescheduled due to the recent ice storm. The ...

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Co. Historical Society annual meeting

Barton County Historical Society will have its annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 23. A catered dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. for ...

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC offers first Junior Day

Barton Community College will help area high school juniors plan for their futures at Junior Day, starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 15, with a ...

January 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘IT’S ALMOST ELECTRIC’

Newly elected to Congress, Rep. Dr. Roger Marshall was in the heart of Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon trying to catch a cab. With less ...

January 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood considering bond to fix flooding, streets

ELLINWOOD - Spring is right around the corner, and that means rain. At the Jan. 10 Ellinwood City Council meeting, City Manager Chris Komarek initiated a ...

January 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Thousands of calls come through 911

The Barton County Communications office stayed busy in 2016.

January 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Young supports children, families at Sunflower’s Early Ed Center

In her new position at the Sunflower Early Education Center (EEC), Shauna Young is helping families discover the services that will best meet their children ...

January 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC theater holding auditions next week

Barton Community College's Theater Department will hold open auditions for its spring production, "The Servant of Two Masters," from 4-8 p.m. Monday and ...

January 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Original playwright submissions due Feb. 1

The Barton Community College Theater Department is calling for original plays from the community for its Original Playwright Series. Three of the submitted plays will ...

January 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Silver Haired Legislature elections to be held March 15

The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature, (KSHL) is a unicameral legislature consisting of 125 representatives from across Kansas. They come together annually in Topeka to discuss ...

January 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Billboards do benefit communities

Over 6,000 motorists westbound on I-70 near Manhattan each day will see what Great Bend has to offer, thanks to a planned billboard at ...

January 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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