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State, local gas prices stand pat

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.04 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.22.

October 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's Department report -

October 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Huelskamp to visit Hoisington Tuesday

HOISINGTON – Congressman Tim Huelskamp,R-Kansas, will host a town-hall meeting at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Hoisington Public Library, 169 S. Walnut in Hoisington. He will also be visiting Phillips, Smith and Osborne counties.

October 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Spring landscaping topic of Wednesday program

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn session titled "Preparing for a Spring Landscape" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th. Attendees will learn how to plant bulbs, bed down perennials and care for turf so that they thrive after the winter.

October 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Saturday crash injures Ellinwood man

An Ellinwood man was injured in a one-vehicle accident south of Ellinwood early Saturday morning, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

October 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cowboy shooting demo returns to 16th Annual Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show

Fall and harvest go hand-in-hand. Next weekend, visitors to Larned will have the chance to see how harvest traditions have shaped this area over the past 150 years. The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum and Research Library will host the 16th Annual Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Highlighting antique tractors and gas engines, the Tired Iron Show draws a large crowd from central Kansas as well as surrounding states. Admission to the event is $5 for ages 16 ...

October 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


NATIVE SON

HOISINGTON - Students at Hoisington's USD 431 schools, as well as students at Otis-Bison, had the rare opportunity this past week to meet and learn from an award winning Native American musician, flute maker and storyteller Keith Bear. And Bear has had the opportunity to visit with family and friends, and to finally meet his youngest grandchild for the first time.

October 02, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


High Tunnel Tour scheduled for Tuesday

Since 2015, three applicants for the NRCS High Tunnel program have built and put into service tunnels in Barton and Rush counties. Following their first full growing seasons, owners of the tunnels have agreed to open their tunnels for a high tunnel tour, presented by the USDA, NRCS, Barton, Pawnee and Rush County Conservation Districts and K-State Research and Extension. This is an opportunity for those interested in this innovative method of growing produce to learn about the program to learn about the purposes of high tunnels and how they are being utilized locally. Information will be shared about how ...

October 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Duck hunters celebrated at KWEC Hunter Appreciation Breakfast

Duck hunting season begins on Oct. 8 for the Low Plains Early Zone. Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area offers premier waterfowl hunting opportunities and the traditions that go with those hunts. In what has become a new tradition over the last four years, duck hunters are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, located at the southeast corner of Cheyenne Bottoms along K-156 Highway, after their hunt from 8 to 11 a.m .on Oct. 8 for a free Hunter Appreciation Breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, coffee, and juice will be served.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for Nov. 1

Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its current competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee

The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin as well as the state.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 13, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Sept. 29

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Voter deadlines looming

With the Nov. 8 general election a little over a month away, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman wants to remind county resident of pending registration deadlines.

October 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Annual spaghetti feed set for Thursday

The Great Bend Noon Lions Club will hold its 32nd-annual Spaghetti Feed from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Great Bend Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas. Dine-in and carry-out will be available.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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GBFD awarded SAFER grant

A federal grant will help pay for three additional firefighters in Great Bend, Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins announced this week.

September 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local 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 ...

September 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington will supply more water to Kansas Brick and Tile

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council has granted Kansas Brick and Tile Co.'s request to install a 2-inch tap into the city's transmission line.

September 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Next (interim) city administrator visits Great Bend

Great Bend's next interim city administrator is looking forward to a "quiet and uneventful" transition when he steps into the position on Oct. 9.

September 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Birds, bugs and sun

Second graders from Great Bend and the surrounding communities took a field trip Wednesday to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

September 20, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Flu shots available from health department

The Barton County Health Department will travel to several locations this week to administer flu shots to combat this year's influenza strains.

September 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grant will help add 3 firefighters

A federal grant will help pay for three additional firefighters in Great Bend, Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins announced this week.

September 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Community support evident at start of Dolly Parton program in Great Bend

Tuesday morning at the Great Bend Public Library a larger than average gathering of parents and toddlers attended the special storytime for the kickoff of ...

September 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HELLO, DOLLY

Tuesday morning at the Great Bend Public Library a larger-than-average gathering of parents and toddlers attended the special story time for the kickoff of Dolly ...

September 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Spray family donates $25K to Barton Athletics

Barton Community College's Athletic Department will receive another $25,000 donation from Kip and Kelly Spray, bringing their total giving in the past two ...

September 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Council OKs 15 percent water rate hike

In light of the massive water line replacement project that will soon be underway in Great Bend, the City Council Monday night approved a 15 ...

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


WorkFit program saves county money

Noting it is money well spent, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the continuation of the agreement for physical capacity profile testing with WorkFit.

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council fills key city vacancies

It was a busy night Monday for the Great Bend City Councils as it filled several key positions left vacant recently as fallout from the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs revamped financial controls

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an updated resolution outlining how the county manages accounts with financial institutions, a change that also revamps the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Auditions set for ‘Funny Money’

Great Bend Community Theatre will conduct auditions for "Funny Money," a hilarious situational comedy by Ray Clooney. Those interested just need to come by the ...

September 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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