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Several saved from flood water

RUSSELL COUNTY - Flash flooding caused several people to be trapped by swift moving water in Russell County on Sunday, Russell County Sheriff Fred Whitman reports. Emergency personnel responded to the area of Mellard Road and 182nd.

September 06, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Fatal accident in Stafford County

STAFFORD COUNTY - The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a fatal accident at 11:08 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 in Stafford County.

September 06, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


August Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

September 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Monarch counts on the rise

An "amazing" number of monarch butterflies tagged in central Kansas last year were later recovered in Mexico, but the staff at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center aren't sure why.

September 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Tiny Worlds: A Morning of Free Family Fun

What lurks in the water at Cheyenne Bottoms? Jean Aycock at the Kansas Wetlands Education center has the answer. The public is invited to a free presentation at the Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists meeting, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

September 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City asked to authorize Sept. 11 parade for law enforcement

Joseph Trimmer and Sherry Axman have asked the Great Bend City Council to authorize a Sept. 11 parade for local law enforcement. This request is on the agenda for the next council meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the council chambers at the City Office.

September 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission to discuss Driver’s License Office

The Barton County Commission will consider employee handbook revisions and discuss the upcoming tax sale when it meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the courthouse.

September 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Caterpillar capers

It's caterpillar season, and I don't mean the machine kind. From bold and bright to dull and dark, smooth and slick to spikey and sticky, caterpillars are some of the most varied larva in the insect world.

September 02, 2016 | The Wetland Explorer by Pam Martin KDWPT Education Specialist | Local News


LASTING LEGACY

LARNED - The 6-foot-6 bronze Indian statue featuring stunning detail is dedicated to Larned football fans everywhere.

September 01, 2016 | Bronze Indian statue installed at Earl Roberts Field | Local News


BCC to close for Labor Day

Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday.

September 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Habitat prepares for next project

The Barton County area Habitat for Humanity recently broke ground and started construction on the first of two new homes in Hoisington. Potential applicants interested in applying for home ownership are asked to attend a mandatory one-hour Homebuyer Orientation session taking place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at The Front Door Community Center, 1615 10th St., Great Bend.

September 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


HORSE GUY

It's taken a heart attack and his son's death to spur a Kentucky man to raise awareness for two causes dear to his heart.

September 01, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


New automated system to help Barton Co. crime victims

By the end of the year, victims of crime in central Kansas will be able to track the status of offenders in the Barton County Jail. They can receive an automatic notification if the offender is released or moved to another facility.

September 01, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Family Crisis Center signs MOU

The National Children's Alliance, Children's Advocacy Centers of Kansas and the FBI were at the Family Crisis Center in Great Bend on Thursday, Aug. 25, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dell Hayden Memorial CAC. This contract improves communication and services between the CAC and the FBI by working together to provide forensic interviews and advocacy services to local areas on a federal level.

September 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Firefighters holding MDA Boot Block

Great Bend Fire Department firefighters will conduct their annual MDA Boot Block on Friday, Sept. 2, outside Walmart and both Dillons stores. They will be accepting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.

September 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Easter fun planned Saturday

Children can experience Easter fun from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. Rosewood Miracle ...

March 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thexton named USD 428 Superintendent

Khris Thexton will become the next superintendent of Great Bend USD 428, effective July 1. The school board met Thursday and voted unanimously to promote ...

March 30, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Thexton releases statement

Khris Thexton released the following statement Thursday afternoon, after being named superintendent of Great Bend USD 428:

March 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Cold Weather Rule ends today

The Kansas Cold Weather Rule ends today. That means Kansans who are behind on electric and natural gas utility bills will be subject to disconnection ...

March 30, 2017 | 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 ...

March 30, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Rain slows Ellinwood KDOT project

ELLINWOOD - No one in Ellinwood is complaining about the rain the area has received in the past 48 hours, but it has temporarily stopped the ...

March 30, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Battling noxious weeds serious business

Noxious weeds are one of the greatest threats to the Kansas environment, but strong local efforts to control them are a tremendous help, Barton County ...

March 29, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


Rain Dance

An inch or two of rain across the Golden Belt this week couldn't have come at a better time for agriculture producers.

March 29, 2017 | BY SUSAN THACKER | Local News


Two convicted of juvenile sex crimes

Two men were convicted Friday of sex crimes involving juveniles, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said. The cases were unrelated. Camerino Rodriguez Olvera and Todd ...

March 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Much-needed moisture saves crops

An inch or two of rain across the Golden Belt this week couldn't have come at a better time for agriculture producers.

March 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rainfall totals

Big Bend Groundwater Management District No. 5 maintains 10 weather stations throughout the district, which includes portions of Barton, Edwards, Kiowa, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Rice ...

March 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Remodel bid sparks council debate

HOISINGTON - City Council members were uncertain how to proceed Monday night after they were presented with three bids for the construction and installation of new ...

March 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Student offers testimonial of transfer experience

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees gathered Tuesday evening for its regular meeting and discussed one of its nine over-arching goals, known as ENDs ...

March 28, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC lowers tuition for out-of-state students

Tuition for out-of-state students at Barton Community College will be the same as tuition for in-state students - a reduction of $31 per credit hour - starting ...

March 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas Startup to start up

Kansas Startup will be held April 7-9 in Great Bend. Participants will spend 48 hours building businesses with the support of expert facilitators and distinguished ...

March 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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