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County holds line on mill rate

Standing firm in not raising the mill levy in the face of continued revenue declines, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a budget that instead balanced by tapping into the county's reserves.

August 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKING SOME HEAT

EDITOR'S NOTE; This will be a four part series on the type of training that first responders of Barton County go through to ensure they are continuously ready to assist the public.

August 06, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


United Way of Central Kansas Stuff the Bus on the way

United Way of Central Kansas' annual Stuff the Bus campaign is just getting started, said UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith.

August 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marsh Musings

Cheyenne Bottoms is a prairie pot-hole area about 41,000 acres in size. It is divided into several different plots of ground including the KDWP marsh, the Nature Conservancy marsh, Hoisington Duck Club and some other private individual pieces of ground. You can recall the stir that occurred when a private landowner was going to drill an oil well in the basin. That is his right on his land. I don't know if he did or not-but we have never seen any ill effects if he did.

August 06, 2016 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


School zones ahead

Flashing yellow lights around town signal the start of the new school year. They also signal for drivers to be aware children could be crossing the streets in those school zones.

August 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBRC Board to look at Fit Trail

"Fit Trail" is an action item on the agenda of the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

August 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Audition info available online

Barton Community College has added an online link to provide more information about upcoming auditions for the production of "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder, said Dr. Rick Abel, theater director.

August 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Eagles to hold luau

Eagles No. 646, 1024 Main, Great Bend, will hold its annual luau from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 13. Cost is $15 per person. The menu will feature roast hog with all the trimmings. There will also be a raffle for two pork meat bundles.

August 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Volunteerism honored at RSVP banquet

After a year of racking up thousands of volunteer hours in area communities, the annual Retired Senior Volunteer Program recognition banquet Thursday night was a time to give a pat on the back the hundreds of folks who gave of their time.

August 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Sterling teenager dies in accident

RICE COUNTY - The Rice County sheriff believes tall corn is likely the blame for a fatal crash that killed a Sterling teenager. The two-vehicle crash occurred at Avenue U and 14th Road at 11:23 a.m. Wednesday.

August 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chase High senior latest addition to Hoisington EMS squad

HOISINGTON - Adrea Aguilera is a senior at Chase High School. She learned that the Hoisington Emergency Medical Services offers opportunities for volunteer EMTs through a friend while she was attending emergency medical technician training at Barton Community College during her second semester of her junior year. After she completed her training, she took her practical boards in June.

August 05, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington USD 431 approves 2016-2017 budget

Hoisington's USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night, Aug. 1, for a budget hearing and to conduct regular business. Superintendent Bill Lowry recommended a budget that included 6 mills for capital outlay. The budget was approved as published.

August 05, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission to hold budget hearing

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the budget hearing, approval of the 2017 budget and the service agreement with Southwest Developmental Services Inc.

August 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chase High School senior latest addition to Hoisington EMS squad

HOISINGTON - Andrea Aguilera is a senior at Chase High School. She learned that the Hoisington Emergency Medical Services offers opportunities for volunteer EMTs through a friend while she was attending emergency medical technician training at Barton Community College during her second semester of her junior year. After she completed her training, she took her practical boards in June.

August 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


What’s all the buzz?

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, disease-toting mosquitoes take to the sky.

August 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Rush Center to again celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

RUSH CENTER – Rush Center will host its annual St. Patrick Celebration on Saturday, March 11. The event will feature a breakfast of biscuits and gravy ...

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Federal disaster declaration OKed following ice storm

President Donald Trump granted Gov. Sam Brownback's request for a federal disaster declaration for 18 Kansas counties, including Barton, affected by a severe winter ...

February 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Judge urges students to show compassion

The first time Tommy Webb tasted a banana, he tried to eat the peel, too. It was the worst food he'd ever tasted, but ...

February 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Motorcyclist injured near Wilson Lake dam

RUSSELL COUNTY - A Hays man was taken to Russell Regional Hospital on Wednesday after the motorcycle he was driving went off K-232 and hit a ...

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Alden man charged after chase, standoff

LYONS – The Alden man who Wednesday afternoon led law enforcement on a high-speed chase from Ellinwood through Barton and Rice counties before engaging in a ...

February 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bond reduced on Joey Steinbacher

Bond for a Great Bend woman arrested Monday on drug charges has been reduced from $300,000 to $100,000 after further investigation, Lt. Scott ...

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City lobbying to keep highway funding

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington attended an Economic Lifelines Meeting in Topeka recently. Economic Lifelines is the group that works toward enhancing the state ...

February 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Division of Vehicles announces two new features to improve and simplify customer service

Kansas drivers can now track their driver's license production status online and receive automatic updates when changes are made to their driving record.

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue

As we wrap up February, we do so with a nod to Black History Month. One hundred years ago, a man with Great Bend connections ...

February 23, 2017 | BY KAREN NEUFORTH | Local News


Kiwanis club gears up for Pancake Day

Members of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club are selling tickets for the 60th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, which will be Thursday, March 2. Pancakes and ...

February 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High-speed chase ends in Alden standoff

ALDEN – A traffic stop in Ellinwood Wednesday afternoon devolved into a high-speed chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies before ending in a standoff in Alden ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New bridge design moves forward

The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved a service agreement with the Ellsworth engineering firm Kirkham Michael for the redesigning of a long-embattled bridge about ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Seeing in the dark

Kansas Wetlands Education Center Educator Jean Aycock gave a presentation on nocturnal animals on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center.

February 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Possible burglary turns up drugs

Police found more than a pound of marijuana and suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms while investigating a possible burglary Monday in Great Bend.

February 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


No one injured in gas plant blast

RICE COUNTY – The massive explosion that rocked the Oneok natural gas plant near Bushton Tuesday night remains under investigation and no cause has been determined ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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