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US-50 asphalt overlay from Kinsley to Edwards/Stafford county line to begin

Starting this week, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin construction of a 23-mile asphalt mill and overlay surfacing project on US-50 Highway in Edwards County, beginning at the west city limits of Kinsley east to the Edwards/Stafford county line.

June 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington woman injured in crash

A Hoisington woman was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Thursday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash at NE 30 Road and North Washington in Barton County.

June 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC’s ‘Gifts from the Garden’ series continues

The next "Gifts from the Garden" adult class, "Impressive Pressed Flowers", provides old and new methods of pressing flowers. Held at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, July 16, from 2 to 4 p.m., the class is offered at no charge.

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


Marsh Musings

A White-winged dove nested in our tree in the front yard. I watched them build the nest, lay some eggs, and hatch one fledgling. I went out on the front deck after the rainstorm, and the baby was on the ground in the drive way. It had beautiful markings, bright eyes, and could NOT fly. I didn't see either parent. I took it over into the flower bed by the deck where there was ground cover and lilies and shrubs to give it some cover, and set it down. Mom found the baby quickly and fed it generously. Later ...

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


City to study management, pay at police department

Following an exhausting string of executive sessions totaling 2 hours and 45 minutes to discuss "personnel issues currently facing the city" Thursday night, the Great Bend City Council emerged and voted to proceed with hiring a law firm to conduct a management and compensation study of the Police Department.

June 29, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood’s Wolf Pond under toxic algae warning

ELLINWOOD – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism, has issued a public health warning for eight lakes, including Wolf Pond in Ellinwood, and a watch for two lakes due to harmful toxic algae blooms.

June 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


IT IS OFFICIAL

With scores of massive white wind turbine components as a backdrop, officials cut the ceremonial ribbon for the Great Bend transload facility Thrusday afternoon. The site, located in the Great Bend Industrial park west of town, has been in use for a couple months now, but this just marked its grand opening.

June 29, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend's T-ball Super Heroes

BY JIM MISUNAS

June 29, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Fashion leads to fair with 2017 Revue

A precursor to the Barton County Fair each year is the 4-H Clothing, Fiber Arts & Fashion Revue. Wednesday morning, 4-Hers from area clubs arrived early at Trinity Lutheran Church to undergo judging for garment construction and buymanship outfits, and to get feedback on their workmanship in the fiber arts. Some of the top winners will go on to compete this fall at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, said Barton County Extension Agent Bernie Unruh.

June 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington upholds fireworks ordinance

HOISINGTON - Hoisington City Council members had two weeks to review the city's fireworks ordinance following a discussion at the June 12 meeting. When they met again Monday night, fireworks were once again on the agenda, and the council unanimously agreed to uphold the ordinance that allows the discharge of fireworks in the city on one day only, July 4, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

June 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Building the dream

Last week, the Central Kansas Dream Center made significant progress on the renovation of the third floor of their building. A pump truck arrived and began pumping cement up a long hose, and workers began spreading and filling the floor to level it prior to framing new living spaces.

June 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

June 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Harvest continues after rain delays

Harvest has been rolling in Sublette since June 16. Zach Laffrey, of McCoy Grain Co, says yields have been average for their area. He reported about 150,000-200,000 bushels of wheat have been taken in since harvest started.

June 28, 2017 | By Brooke Haas, Communications Intern | Local News


Barton County personnel honored as Roads Scholars

Several Barton County Road and Bridge Department personnel were honored by the County Commission Monday morning for furthering their education. They received certificates marking their completion of the Kansas Association of Counties' Roads Scholar Program.

June 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School board to meet Thursday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to close out the fiscal year. The board will meet at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.

June 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Long days of harvest in full swing

Wheat harvest is underway in Barton and Pawnee counties with reports of average bushels being harvested.

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Musical petting zoo planned

On Thursday, the Great Bend City Band in conjunction with A440 and the Great Bend Public Library, will co-host an "Instrument Petting Zoo."

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Plains State Bank to host weekly Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Plains State Bank, 800 Coolidge Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Another Bailey

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Police Sgt. Chance Bailey attended the Ellinwood City Council meeting on June 12, where, following a 10 minute executive session, he was recommended ...

June 19, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Marking historical roots

Great Bend Rotarian Pat Cale told the City Council Monday night the unique but stately 70-plus-year-old ginkgo tree at the north end of the Barton ...

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff’s Office watching intersection north of Great Bend

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told the Barton County Commission Monday morning his deputies have been running selective enforcement at the North Washington/30 Road ...

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A dose of reality

It's been a bitter pill to swallow, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told county commissioners Monday morning.

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Printmaking, a many-layered art form, Morgan explains

BY VERONICA COONS

June 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City water quality report available

The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2017 is now available, said Utilities Superintendent, Michael Bader. However, the brochure will ...

June 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

June 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood moving ahead with community improvements

ELLINWOOD - The city council meeting held Monday night included several meaningful discussion that showed progress towards transformation into a 21st century visitor-friendly community.

June 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


They’re at it again

Just like wheat harvest and high temperatures, the Barton County Road and Bridge Departments annual ritual of working on county blacktops is a rite of ...

June 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

June 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Coming this way

Golden wheat is trickling into the Great Bend Coop as farmers begin testing the harvest waters, but by week's end cutting could be in ...

June 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


STEPHENS TO STAND TRIAL

After four hours of preliminary hearing testimony in Barton County District Court Tuesday, 20th Judicial Magistrate Judge Richard E. Burgess Jr. ruled Chaz Stephens, Hoisington ...

June 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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