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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.

July 23, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Rush County wind farm helping to decrease Yahoo! carbon footprint

The Alexander Wind Project in Rush County is beating the odds that face proposed wind energy projects, and will be going online very soon. That's good news for the landowners who have leased the land where the turbines have been erected, and it's good news for the environment, as green-centric corporations, like Yahoo! Inc., opt for ways to offset their power consumption using renewable energy sources. Its yet another way rural communities make a measurable difference in the lives of those who live, work, and do business in metropolitan areas around the world.

July 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Prescription assistance program moves to Kirby Building; applicants welcome

The office for the local program that helps with the cost of prescription drugs has moved but its services are still available for those who qualify.

July 22, 2015 | | Local News


Several events on horizon for Great Bend

There are a lot of activities coming up in Great Bend, it was reported to the City Council Monday night.

July 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


AT A CROSSING

Great Bend remains on track for a new train-truck shipping hub following this the announcement this week of the seven finalists for a proposed Kansas transload shipping center.

July 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


“Soda Fountains of Kansas” presentation

Journalist and Kansas historian Cindy Higgins will give a PowerPoint presentation about "Soda Fountains of Kansas" at 7 p.m. on July 27, at the Lyons State Bank Community Room. She will relive the glory days of the soda fountain where tonics and curatives evolved into refreshments like the Brown Cow, the Mudslide, and the Egg Cream. Government regulations, World War I luxury taxes, and bottled soda pop prompted Kansas pharmacists to make more ice cream concoctions and add food to keep their evolving fountain sideline business profitable.

July 22, 2015 | | Local News


BCC seeks candidates for trustee opening

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is seeking applicants for a vacant Trustee position, which will be filled by appointment. The vacant position's unexpired term will end June 30, 2019.

July 22, 2015 | | Local News


Information available about Kansas tax amnesty program, state to start accepting applications Sept.

Taxpayers who owe personal or business back taxes accrued before December 2013 have an upcoming opportunity to erase their debt with Kansas.

July 22, 2015 | | Local News


​Hoisington Council sets budget meeting

There will be a special meeting of the Hoisington City Council at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, in the Council Room of the City Building. The purpose of the meeting is to work on the 2016 budget.

July 21, 2015 | | Local News


TAKING A SHOT

Nationwide, there is a decrease in immunization rates, a trend that is echoed in Kansas and Barton County, Health Director Shelly Schneider told the County Commission Monday morning.

July 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mattress recycling encouraged

Sleep on this.

July 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Party under the stars

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host its annual viewing party for the Perseid Meteor Shower. Activities will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, and continue until it's dark enough to see the meteor shower. The center is located between Great Bend and Claflin at 592 NE K-156.

July 21, 2015 | | Local News


Community Service Tax Credit Program awards announced

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that 23 nonprofit organizations will share $4.13 million in tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP). Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for various projects.

July 21, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend city pool to close early

The Wetlands at Great Bend Aquatic Center will close on Friday, Aug. 14, for the last time this summer, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.

July 20, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend City Council deems structures as unsafe

In keeping with its priority to clean up the city by razing dilapidated structures, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved resolutions deeming structures on five properties as dangerous and unsafe.

July 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Summer food service program ready to roll

Great Bend's five elementary schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to anyone who is 18 years old or younger this summer, starting Tuesday.

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Senior citizens encouraged to apply for checks to use at markets

The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is providing low-income seniors who meet age and income requirements with $30 in checks to purchase fresh fruits ...

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market opens Friday

Ready to taste that first mouth-watering tomato freshly picked from the vine? Or those early sweet peas, squash and green beans? Then the Summer Street ...

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


SPLASH!

It was a pleasant 75 degrees when the Wetlands water park in Great Bend opened for the season on Saturday, but it was a bit ...

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Donations accepted for poppies

American Legion Auxilary had 3,000 crepe paper poppies to distribute for Memorial Day weekend. If there are any left, volunteers will be out at ...

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KWEC to host free craft workshop combining Mother Nature, spray paint

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center and Mother Nature will supply the materials for guests to create nature silhouettes, a piece of artwork made out of ...

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Don’t let that dip in the pool turn tragic

Millions of us enjoy warm weather every year by swimming in our backyard pools and relaxing in hot tubs. Tragically though, over 200 young children ...

May 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Taking it outside

Summer is here and people will be itching to start cooking outside. But, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano warns what normally is a relaxing ...

May 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Uniforms of past wars featured at BCHS museum

"Every since Barton County has existed, we have been represented in every war foreign war this country has fought in," said Beverly Komarek. director at ...

May 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BREATHING EASY

"If you are lucky enough to get a second chance at something, don't ever waste it."

May 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Huelskamp welcomes local Veterans on Honor Flight

Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) welcomed many Veterans from Kansas who arrived in Washington on their Honor Flight. Huelskamp had nice conversations with Les Stewart, Ned ...

May 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Election deadlines approaching

Local and state election officials are reminding eligible voters and candidates for public office across the state that the deadline to switch party affiliation is ...

May 26, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Feds deny subsidized air service to Great Bend

It wasn't the news Great Bend officials wanted to hear Thursday morning. They were notified by the United States Department of Transportation that their ...

May 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Historical Village open Monday

The Barton County Historical Society's Village and Museum will be open Monday, May 30, from 1-5 p.m.

May 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sheriff not collecting money for IRS

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir is not demanding that area residents pay Internal Revenue Service warrants, and any calls folks receive to this effect are ...

May 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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