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Commission holds regular meeting Monday morning

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a new printer for the Register of Deeds Office, official depositories for county funds and renewal of memberships in statewide organizations.

January 03, 2014 | | Local News


Great Bend office to offer driver licensing services five days a week

Starting Monday, the Great Bend driver licensing office will be open five days a week.

January 03, 2014 | | Local News


Wind chill index expected to be below zero Sunday

Barton County and most of Kansas will encounter potentially dangerous wind chills between 10 below and 15 below late Sunday night and early Monday morning. A wind chill advisory may likely be required.

January 03, 2014 | | Local News


GBRC offers exercise classes in January

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its New Year sessions of exercise classes. The following classes start next week and will be held at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and will run through the end of January.

December 31, 2013 | | Local News


DD carve-in not approved for Jan. 1 launch

Kansas will not be able to move forward Jan. 1 as planned with its KanCare expansion intended to include long-term supports for the developmentally disabled.

December 29, 2013 | | Local News


St. Rose Parkinson’s group discovers latest news on DBS

Anyone who wants to learn the latest news about possibly the most effective treatment for Parkinson's disease is welcome to attend a meeting at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.

December 28, 2013 | | Local News


Start 2014 tobacco free

Many Kansans are making New Year's resolutions to quit using tobacco in 2014 and Barton County Health Department is encouraging them to get free help and support from the Kansas Tobacco Quitline online www.KSquit.org or by phone 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

December 27, 2013 | | Local News


Radon—a serious public health concern

Many Kansans are unaware that radon gas may be sneaking into their homes, businesses or schools. January has been named Radon Awareness Month to help educate communities and provide free testing in participating counties. Barton County Health Department will be distributing free radon testing kits on a first come, first served basis beginning on Monday, January 6, during regular business hours.

December 26, 2013 | | Local News


The history of Perkins and the American Flag

The feeling in America in the early 1970s was changing, full of turmoil and political unrest. America was beginning to retreat in Vietnam, and the Watergate scandal was draining citizens of their patriotism. The negative public sentiment and disrespect toward America and the flag deeply disturbed our owner at that time, Wyman Nelson. During all of this, Perkins was expanding rapidly with an average of two store openings per month bringing the total up from 12 stores to over 350 in a few short years.

December 24, 2013 | | Local News


Snow sculptures wanted for GBRC contest

A foot of snow with school out may be the perfect combination for a prolific season of snow art. Garet Fitzpatrick at the Great Bend Recreation Commission reminds area residents that its annual snow sculpture contest runs through March 31, 2014.

December 23, 2013 | | Local News


Snow, ice totals reported by NWS

WICHITA - Great Bend received 11 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service in Wichita, which covers southern and south central Kansas. McPherson County received in excess of 10 inches of snow.

December 23, 2013 | | Local News


Slide-offs result in minor injuries

As the snow fell Saturday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office warned motorists to stay off the roads if possible, and the Emergency Accident Reporting System went into effect. Motorists did not have to immediately report non-injury accidents if no alcohol was involved and the roadway was not blocked, but were advised to report accidents as soon as possible after the storm had cleared.

December 23, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Local News


AHA warns: Don't drink and shovel snow

Great Bend-area residents should approach their snow shovels with caution, the American Heart Association says. Research shows cardiovascular events like sudden cardiac arrest may increase during cold winter months.

December 21, 2013 | | Local News


Winter storm watch issued for Saturday, Sunday

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a winter storm watch in effect from Saturday through late Sunday morning for Barton, Ellsworth and Rice counties.

December 20, 2013 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Gift giving

December 18, 2013 | | Local News


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​Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists to hold program in inflatable planetarium

An inflatable planetarium from Fort Hays State University will be set up at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center for a preview of the 2015 Perseids ...

August 04, 2015 | | Local News


Think safety first

A new academic year is upon us and saftey should be on everyone's mind.

August 04, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend community urged to be safe this academic year

Back to school is upon us, with this brings flashing yellow lights around town. It also means drivers need to be aware of students crossing ...

August 04, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


City retires street improvement bond

One of the bills approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night was a pretty big deal. It was the final payment on a ...

August 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Asphalt overlay on K-96 Highway in western Barton County

Starting around Monday, Aug. 10, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin an asphalt roadway surface recycle and overlay project on K-96 Highway in ...

August 04, 2015 | | Local News


City receives ‘clean’ audit

Members of the Great Bend City Council's Administrative Committee heard some good news Monday night when they learned "clean" or "unqualified opinion" on the ...

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City receives final Bushnell funds for park improvements

The Great Bend City Council Monday night accepted a Barbara Bushnell Memorial Fund presentation from Golden Belt Community Foundation Executive Director Christy Tustin. This payment ...

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tot Spot coming to life at Brit Spaugh

Passersby may have noticed some new bright and colorful playground equipment springing up north of the Wetlands at Great Bend Aquatic Center. It is all ...

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


SWKAAA to offer insurance advice for seniors

The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging will hold an informational meeting about what one can expect and what to do before they turn 65 ...

August 03, 2015 | | Local News


Commission OKs contract for K-4 overlook

Construction on the long-awaited K-4 Cheyenne Bottoms Overlook Improvement Project will begin late next spring or early next summer, the Barton County Commission learned Monday ...

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Paranormal investigators will visit St. John Wednesday

By JIM MISUNAS

August 03, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


‘Concert on the Rock’ slated for Labor Day Weekend

PAWNEE ROCK - With the support of the city of Pawnee Rock and the Kansas State Historical Society, the Emerald Foundation is pleased to present, "Concert ...

August 03, 2015 | Basil Dannebohm Special to the Tribune | Local News


Adopt-a-Pet joins Party in the Park

Golden Belt Humane Society volunteers will hold their August Adopt-a-Pet event at the Party in the Park, this Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10:30 a ...

August 03, 2015 | | Local News


​Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines announced

TOPEKA - The Kansas State Department of Education has announced this year's income guidelines for free and reduced-price meals with agencies in the Child and ...

August 03, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking items

The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking items for an agricultural exhibit which will run for two years. The items needed are a pivot flowmeter, a ...

August 02, 2015 | | Local News


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