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The ‘Ark’ receives national trail designation

As part of a larger announcement, a 192-mile portion of the Arkansas River in Kansas was designated as a National Water Trail earlier this month, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reported. The trail begins in Great Bend and ends at the Kansas-Oklahoma border southeast of Arkansas City.

June 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City water quality report available

BY STAFF REPORTS

June 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Oil and Gas Museum hosts summer camp

Summer is a time for children to have fun, relax and hang out with friends, but for some they had the opportunity to learn about the area around them and how Barton County has played a role in the oil and gas industry.

June 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local officials urge safety during harvest season

It is that time again for farmers to be busy out in their fields for wheat harvest and this means slower moving farm implements along road ways throughout Barton County and drivers are ask to take extra precautions while on these roads.

June 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


SEASONED GROWERS

Dan and Joyce Wapelhorst live west of Great Bend. For the past 12 years, they've been regular vendors at Great Bend farmers markets. But they've been gardening at their rural home for the past 30 years, and it shows. The well manicured lawn leads to a colorful flower garden with gazebo and pond focal points. During the summer months, the couple spend much time together there, enjoying the outdoors. When we visited, their grandson and helper was enjoying the pleasant day with them, coloring near the pond.

June 16, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Foundry Church’s Mission

Donated items by Foundry Methodist Church members will be provided free to anyone at 5401 Broadway from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Great Bend. Toys, clothes, furniture, kitchen items and a variety of shoes and sandals are available.

June 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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 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.

June 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Soggy situation

HOISINGTON - Thanks to the quick thinking of Hoisington Public Works employees, some elbow grease and a little bit of luck, residents of Hoisington avoided what could have been a very hot day made hotter by an emergency order to conserve water.

June 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellsworth County under warning

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Ellsworth County in central Kansas until 6:15 p.m. Locations impacted include Ellsworth, Wilson, Kanopolis, Holyrood, Lorraine, Kanopolis Lake, Ellsworth Airport and Kanopolis State Park. This includes interstate 70 between mile markers 206 and 228.

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Huelskamp staff to host office hours in Barton County

Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that a staff representative from his Kansas office will be available in Great Bend from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 20, at Front Door Community Center, 1615 Tenth Street. During these office hours, Huelskamp's staff representative will be available to meet individually with Kansans 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 Dodge City district office at 620-225-0172.

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Father's Day Car Show

Locust Grove Valley and Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care are hosting a Father's Day Car Show from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Report: Fewer students quitting GBHS

BY TRIBUNE STAFF

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School districts wait for cues from state

Great Bend USD 428 and other school districts are waiting to see whether the Kansas Legislature can correct K-12 fund inequities ahead of a June 30 deadline set by the Kansas Supreme Court. A special session starts June 23, and if the deadline is not met the justices noted possible closure of the education system.

June 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BOE considers allowing air rifle events

Great Bend USD 428 school board members have received drafts of proposed policy revisions and two new policies. These polices were included in board materials for a "first reading" at the June 13 meeting, and will be voted on at the July meeting.

June 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County seeks to replace crumbling limestone bridge

After the County became involved with the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway, several Works Progress Administration native-stone bridges in the northern part of the County were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

June 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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KHP responds to minor crash in Pawnee Co.

PAWNEE COUNTY - A Salina woman was taken to Pawnee Valley Hospital in Larned on Wednesday after the truck she was a passenger in crashed in ...

May 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Time to remember

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this remembrance will happen here in Great ...

May 26, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Memorial Day travel at highest level since 2005

TOPEKA - The West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see more than 3.3 million people taking Memorial Day weekend trips ...

May 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetlands Waterpark opens Saturday

Great Bend's Wetlands Waterpark at 2303 Main is scheduled to open Saturday, May 27. The aquatic center will be open from 12:30-5:30 ...

May 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC to offer free citizenship classes

Barton Community College will offer free citizenship classes starting June 1 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main, Great Bend. Classes will be held ...

May 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


More information for tornado victims offered

Barton County residents are moving forward in an effort to clean up and rebuild following the tornado of May 16. A tabulation of storm damage ...

May 25, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Making a Splash

It was nothing but fun and splashing on Thursday in Ellinwood during the ribbon cutting ceremony that took place and officially opened the new splash ...

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Being ready

Chief Cliff Couch along with officers of the Great Bend Police Department participated in active shooter training, Thursday at Great Bend High School.

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | 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 ...

May 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A new mission

SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE

May 24, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Number of county tax sale properties dwindling

The Count Treasurer's Office is receiving payments for properties included in this year's tax sale and there are currently 66 properties, said County ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Juvenile Justice budget remains unchanged

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services 2018 fiscal year budget. The $635,847.82 budget includes $33,157 ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gas prices stay steady

The average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.13 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's ...

May 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police letters blame pay for understaffing

Letters to Great Bend City Council members and/or city officials from the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter express concern over staffing shortages within ...

May 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Remember vets with poppies

Members of the Great Bend American Legion Unit 180 and Auxiliary invite the public to honor our nation's fallen warriors and contribute to the ...

May 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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