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Being prepared can reduce the mosquito population

With recent rains in the area, there is a lot of standing water throughout the community and this makes the perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes, but taking certain steps can reduce the population of these biting insects.

June 09, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC to host horseshoe games

Are your 16 years old or older and enjoy playing horseshoes? If so,the Great Bend Recreation Commission has a night set up for people interested in playing horseshoes so individuals can get together and enjoy a fun evening.

June 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC to host Youth Party On The Court Tennis Tournament

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a Youth Party On The Court Tennis Tournament on Saturday, June 18, starting at 8 a.m.

June 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wheat harvest gets rolling

The 2016 Harvest Report is brought to you by Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and Kansas Grain and Feed Association.

June 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Arkansas City, Kiowa County starts wheat harvest

The 2016 Harvest Report is brought to you by Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and Kansas Grain and Feed Association.

June 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Budget cuts lead to waiting list for senior citizens

Eleven agencies that provide support to help Kansas seniors stay in their homes are starting to put some on waiting lists following state budget cuts, KHI News Service reports.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ton of E-waste collected at St. Mark’s Church

Barton County Landfill staff have been preparing for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections and the Bicycle Rodeo as well as performing landfill operations, according to Solider Waste Director Phil Hathcock.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County reports: Turning lane added east of college

Barton County departments are asked to submit a bi-weekly activity report of statistical information or a summary of services. The following information was presented Monday to the Barton County Commission.

June 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Railroad crossing in Rush Center closing for repairs

RUSH CENTER - Starting on Tuesday, June 14, the BNSF Railway Co. will begin a permitted railroad crossing repair project on U.S. 183 just outside of the city of Rush Center on the northern city limits in Rush County.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Walk to End Alzheimer’s seeking walkers, volunteers

Barton County Walk To End Alzheimer's will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 20, in the Barton County Courthouse Square. Freewill offerings will be accepted for hot dogs, watermelon and games for kids.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ABRACADABRA

Abracadabra, magic wands, magical rings and even a bunny entertained children of all ages on Wednesday at the magic show that was held at the Great Bend Public Library.

June 08, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by United Way of Central Kansas and United Way of Hoisington, at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road, at 9:30 a.m. today.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend High School roof repairs starting

The Great Bend High School roof is undergoing repairs this week. School officials said anyone coming to the GBHS building Thursday or Friday should first call the school office, 792-1521, and ask where it is safe to park. This will prevent possible damage from tar over-spray from the wind.

June 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton Community College to honor graduates at Fort Leavenworth

Putting the cart before the horse holds a more positive connotation for TJ Carver, who has completed all the requirements for a college degree before graduating from high school.

June 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


USD 428 to assist Camp Hope

Great Bend USD 428 will again provide free transportation to young campers at Camp Hope, a summer camp for children who have cancer or have had cancer in the past.

June 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Perez bound over for trial

Sydney Anne Perez, 20, of Topeka, entered a plea of not guilty to charges of aggravated battery and aiding and abetting aggravated battery, Friday in ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Russell man dies after motorcycle hits cow

RUSSELL COUNTY - A Russell man died Friday after the motorcycle he was driving struck a cow in the 3500 block of 189th St., 6.5 ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Camp Hope photos

The 34th annual Camp Hope was held this past week at Camp Aldrich. This free camp for children who have cancer or have had cancer ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Addict asks to be sent to prison

A 23-year-old woman told a Barton County District Judge she would rather go to prison and get treatment than receive probation and go back to ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County volunteers receive Girl Scout awards

Two Barton County residents have been recognized with special awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for their extraordinary service as volunteers.

June 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honoring Fathers

Carl Henkle, Cherry Village resident, celebrates Father's Day with his son-in-law, Reen Berges, and daughter, Sandy Berges.

June 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Westfall retires from FCC Board

The Family Crisis Center staff and volunteers recognized FCC Board Member Jan Westfall this past week for four years of service. She was presented a ...

June 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County honored for immunization efforts

Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider attended the State Immunization Conference in Salina where the county received an award for "Outstanding Effort in Turning Around ...

June 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Aaron Miller competes at national speech tournament

Junior, Aaron Miller, from Great Bend competed at the National Speech and Debate Tournament. The national tournament was held this year June 11 through June ...

June 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mexico native earns U.S. citizenship through BCC naturalization classes

Great Bend entrepreneur Miriam Garcia's days of renewing her work visa will soon be over, and she'll officially be a U.S. citizen.

June 23, 2016 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Background check leads to resignation

By JIM MISUNAS

June 23, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Fifth June Jaunt a ‘grand success’

The fifth-annual June Jaunt is in the books and it was another great year for the event, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the ...

June 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCSO set for Carry Conceal class

Gun safety is an important part of owning guns and knowing how to use them. This weekend the Barton County Sheriff 's Office will be ...

June 23, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Camp Hope welcomes children with cancer

Children with cancer want to do all of the fun things that healthy children do. At Camp Hope, that's exactly what happens. This week ...

June 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City offers back-to-back concerts

Music lovers can get a double serving this week. Great Bend's City Band returns to the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Bandshell Thursday evening for ...

June 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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