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Mosquito spraying to continue

This past Thursday night was the last scheduled time the City of Great Bend Public Works Department sprayed for mosquitoes. However, Great Bend Street Superintendent Mike Crawford said they will continue on Thursdays June 9, 16, 23 and 30.

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Some of county money lost in scam recovered

On Thursday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received notification from Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra that some of the funds in the recent email scam had been recovered, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

June 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kitts files for Commissioner

Hannelore Kitts announces that she has filed for the position of Barton County Commissioner, District 2. Kitts recently retired from her position of District Judge of the 20th Judicial District, which she held for almost 20 years. She was appointed to the bench by Governor Graves in 1995, after she had been in the general practice of law for 12 years representing juveniles and criminal defendants.

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Higher oil prices could signal more drilling

Although it may frustrate summer motorists reveling the cheapest gasoline in years, historically low crude prices have rebounded some, dragging the pumps costs up along with them.

June 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Media protocols on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the District Education Center. Items on the agenda are media protocols and the new superintendent evaluation form.

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo News: Vixie delivers 6 arctic fox kits

On May 20 Vixie, the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo's female arctic fox, gave birth to a litter of six kits.

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Baseball historian to present program

Award winning baseball author Phil S. Dixon will visit the Barton County Historical Society this month to present, "The Monarchs, a Baseball Revolution."

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rush County June Jaunt events

Rush County celebrates an "All-American Weekend," this Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of the K-96 June Jaunt.

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood June Jaunt events

The annual K-96 June Jaunt takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in cities from Tribune to Ellinwood. It's a chance to experience authentic rural America at it's best.

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend to celebrate June Jaunt

Great Bend has a full schedule of events for the fifth annual June Jaunt. The Barton County courthouse square, known as Jack Kilby Square, is just one location for entertainment. For more information contract Christina Hayes, community coordinator, at 620-793-4111. The schedule includes:

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Slate of primary candidates finalized

Noon Wednesday was the deadline for candidates to file their intents to run in advance of the Aug. 2 primary election. Below is the list of those who have filed in Barton County.

June 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quilts of Valor

The Golden Plains Quilts of Valor group presented quilts to area veterans at the American Legion Post No. 180 in Great Bend on Friday, May 27, 2016.

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Once thought to be a passenger, driver in fatal wreck charged

The initial investigation into a May 15 fatal wreck indicated the deceased, Jacob D. Kinney of Great Bend, was driving. However, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said authorities now believe that is not the case.

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, 250 W 9th Street, Hoisington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Mike Fortkamp with greeters Dale Hogg and Gaila Nielsen. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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BCC trustees pleased with Heilman

Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman received a favorable evaluation from his Board of Trustees, with words of praise from board chairman Mike Johnson.

June 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Save at the pump this holiday weekend

According to GasBuddy, at a time of year when motorists expect gas prices to rise, prices have actually been falling, just in time for the ...

June 28, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Road Milling and Overlay on K-19 Highway in Pawnee and Stafford Counties

Starting the week of July 4, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a 10 mile road milling and overlay project on K-19 Highway ...

June 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grant to expand FHSU Sternberg Museum of Natural History’s paleontology collection

A $116,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will expand the reach of paleontology studies at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of ...

June 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KDADS Appoints Superintendent of Larned State Hospital TOPEKA – Kansas Department for Aging and Dis

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Interim Secretary Tim Keck today appointed Bill Rein to be Superintendent of Larned State Hospital (LSH).

June 28, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Road Milling and Overlay on K-19 Highway in Pawnee and Stafford Counties

Starting the week of July 4th, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a 10 mile road milling and overlay project on K-19 Highway ...

June 28, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Sunflower earns county’s recycling grant

Jim Johnson wants to close the Barton County Landfill. Well, at least the Sunflower Diversified Services executive director wants to bolster the agency's recycling ...

June 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


4-H dog show marks start of fair

One often looked forward to event that marks the beginning of the Barton County Fair is the dog show. There is a reason it's ...

June 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Five taken to Stafford County Hospital after collision Saturday

STAFFORD COUNTY - Several people were taken to the hospital on Saturday, after a pickup pulled in front of a van at U.S. 50 and ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wire fraud attempt averted by First Kansas Bank

First Kansas Bank in Great Bend may have stopped a fraudulent money transfer last Friday. The Great Bend Police Department reports the bank received a ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A Bitter-sweet moment

After nearly two decades of service, 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services Director Laurie White will retire as of Thursday. The Barton County Commission Monday morning ...

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County’s disaster declaration may help other parts of Kansas

Although Barton County didn't experience any damage from the tornadoes, thunderstorms, heavy rains, flooding and flash flooding in May, the Barton County Commission Monday ...

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mosquito spraying to continue even longer

The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will extend its campaign to spray for mosquitoes for four more weeks. This Thursday was scheduled to ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC adds trustee transparency webpage

When the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Brandon Steinert, director of Public Relations & Marketing, will give a presentation ...

June 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Camp Hope ends on high note

Camp Hope-Heartland concluded Saturday and sponsors are already looking ahead to 2017. The free, week-long camp is for Kansas and Missouri children who have cancer ...

June 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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