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Thursday's fair schedule

Photos were taken Monday evening during setup for the Barton County Fair.

July 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Fair schedule July 5

• 8 a.m. - noon Check in all exhibits (Except perishables), 4-H & Open Class

July 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Quilts of Valor June 2017

Twelve veterans were presented with Quilts of Valor on June 30 at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180. Quilts were presented by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor. Various volunteers make the quilt tops, and the quilting is done by Barton County Attorney Amy Schartz Mellor.

July 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Strike it rich

The long-awaited opening of the 2017 Barton County Fair is upon us. Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, people will begin checking in livestock and exhibits at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. Soon the fun will start.

July 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

New county zoning regs complete

Barton County Environmental Manager Judy Goreham has completed the most recent update to the county Zoning Regulations Version II which included provisions for commercial solar facilities, commercial agricultural product storage facilities and a new definition for "structures," the County Commission was told Monday morning.

July 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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July 03, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News

County audit a clean one

Barton County received a clean audit report Monday morning, however auditors warned of lingering problems within the County Treasurer's Office.

July 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Weekend reports include burglary, sex offense

Barton County law enforcement incident logs from the weekend show officers making a drug bust on Friday, thwarting a burglary on Saturday, and assisting a victim of a sexual assault early Sunday.

July 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Marshall announces July Listening Tour

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall will begin his July Listening Tour on Thursday, July 6. Constituents are encouraged to attend and ask questions. This will make 35 listening tour stops this year, separate from other public events attended.

July 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Two fires reported Saturday

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to two fires on Saturday.

July 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Birthright concession stands will help moms

Birthright will be running a concession stand at the Barton County Fair in Expo I starting Wednesday, July 5, and continuing through Saturday.

July 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Lego fun

The Great Bend Recreation Center offered a four-day Lego Camp this past week. Children and some of their finished creations are pictured.

July 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

USD 428 ends Fiscal Year

Thursday morning was Khris Thexton's final Board of Education meeting as interim superintendent of Great Bend USD 428. His appointment to the superintendent's position became official on Saturday.

July 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

County offices to close for July 4

Barton County business offices, the Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the landfill will be closed on Tuesday for the Independence Day Holiday7. Emergency services will be in normal operation on that day.

July 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

County Commission meets Monday, City Council meet Wednesday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Wednesday evening.

July 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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Stephens charged with first-degree murder

Chaz Stephens of Hoisington will face charges of first-degree murder and child abuse in the death Tuesday of a 2-year-old Hoisington girl. He made his ...

March 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Hoisington grass fire contained

HOISINGTON - "It's amazing just how dry it still is out there, even after the rain," Hoisington Fire Chief Jerry Stricker said Friday morning.

March 23, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Quivira wildfire reported Thursday

A wildfire occurred Thursday evening in the northeast corner of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

March 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Supply drive benefits local charities

Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club are hosting their sixth annual Charity Supply Drive benefiting the Barton County Food Bank and ...

March 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Court of Appeals upholds prison ruling

The Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled against a woman who admitted to violating her probation on a drug charge but who disagreed with Barton ...

March 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Preliminary hearing held for former CVB Director Cris Collier

Crystal Jo Collier, the former director of the Great Bend Convention and Visitor's Bureau, was bound over for trial on two felony charges filed ...

March 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day, which took place Wednesday, called awareness to this syndrome. The Northwest Kansas Down Syndrome Support Group ordered dozens of Down Syndrome ...

March 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Farmers, turkeys and chickens in 1978

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 21, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News

City’s guest tax numbers looking good

Folks are staying in Great Bend's hotels, lots of folks.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Waterline work concerning business owners

The Main Street stretch of the massive waterline replacement project started in February with the anticipation it would take several months. Now, one month in ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Pipelines cross beneath us

One might be surprised at the number of pipelines that criss-cross Barton County and the rest of the state, said Greg Alexander of Northern Natural ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBHS track to be closed for a week

The track at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium is closed this week for repairs, school officials announced Tuesday. It will reopen Monday, March ...

March 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Missing girl found dead

HOISINGTON – Two-year-old Iviona Lewis, the Hoisington girl reported missing Tuesday afternoon, was been found dead in rural Barton County, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Ellinwood Chamber requests permission to hold 2018 After Harvest Festival

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce's outgoing director Jacque Isern, newly appointed director Michele Martin, and members of the board of directors were on ...

March 21, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOISINGTON -- An alert from the Hoisington Police Department went out on the NIXLE network requesting help from the community locating a missing two year old ...

March 20, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

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