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Zoo loses a fan favorite ‘Boss,’ the African lion

The skies over the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo are gray today after the zoo had to say goodbye to one of their oldest and most beloved animals.

July 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Wetlands Center to hold Perseid Meteor Shower party

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host a viewing party for the Perseid Meteor Shower. Activities will start at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, at the KWEC, 592 NE K-156, Great Bend, said Jean Aycock, KWEC Educator.

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees approve raises

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees approved next year's operational budget and a 2016-2017 budget for publication Tuesday. The operational budget includes a 4 percent increase in the money budgeted for most salaries. The published budget makes the same mill levy request as last year and the year before, based on the latest information on valuations.

July 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington approves purchase of new ‘Jaws of Life’

HOISINGTON - Hoisington City Council members approved the purchase of a new 'jaws of life' extraction unit by the Hoisington Fire Department at the meeting Monday. Previously, Hoisington EMS was responsible for the extraction unit, but when the new ambulance arrived, EMS Director Scott Fleming realized there would not be room for the old unit on the new vehicle.

July 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council Wilborn steps down, Bruce to serve Ward 4

HOISINGTON - Monday night, after a study session concerning the 2017 budget, Hoisington City Council members recognized outgoing councilman Brian Wilborn , awarding a plaque for his service to the council. The newly re-elected representative resigned following a move out of Ward 4, which he was elected to represent. His family will be moving to a home in the country.

July 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Back in the games

Great Bend native Bryan Pinkall is attending another Olympics, this time in Brazil.

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Amanda Baxter and Shelly Peacock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission eyes tower to improve communications

For some time, Barton County law enforcement officers have had a difficult time with communications in the far northeast part of the county. Officials hope to change that.

July 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


State, county jobless numbers tick upwards

TOPEKA – The state's June seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent. This was up from 3.7 percent in May and down from 4.2 percent in June 2015.

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County audit clean, but reflects scam

Melissa Ille of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball prefaced Barton County's 2015 audit report to the Barton County Commission on a positive note.

July 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend resident “Beats the Clock” to win $30,000 in Hot Lotto

You've heard the expression about being "in the right place at the right time." That certainly was the case with David Keeler of Great Bend when he bought his Hot Lotto ticket for the Saturday, July 9, drawing.

July 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Demel named employee of the quarter

Gary Demel started at Barton County Road and Bridge Department over four decades ago with a shovel in his hand and rose to become the shop foreman. Monday morning, he was honored as the county's Employee of the Quarter during the County Commission's meeting.

July 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Competition up for high tunnel grants

A Natural Resources Conservation Service administered grant program that pays for high-tunnels has been growing in popularity over the past few years, and that is increasing competition for the grants in some areas, said Barton County District Conservationist Ron Klein. The goal of the program is to get locally grown produce into the hands of people, especially those who have low income or live in areas that may be in food deserts. One common definition of a food desert is where the distance to a grocery store is either more than one mile in an urban area, or more than ...

July 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

Bruce Swob has been raising bees and harvesting honey for years. When the Great Bend Summer Street Stroll Farmer's Market was formally organized a few years ago, he was one of the first vendors to sign up, attend the required training at a workshops in Hays, and become certified to accept senior vouchers through a program administered by the Barton County Health Department. During one workshop, he saw the kind of production that was possible in a high-tunnel. When he learned last year that he could apply for a grant to get a tunnel of his own, he didn ...

July 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Poll tests waters for primary, key issues

HAYS – The Great Bend Tribune joined other Kansas newspapers and Fort Hays State University's Docking Institute of Public Affairs to conduct a political poll of the First Congressional District measuring Kansans' candidate and policy preferences on key issues.

July 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

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 ...

June 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball announces new hire

OVERLAND PARK – The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announced the addition of Zach Schamaun, CPA, to its professional team. Schamaun ...

June 24, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Teacher has 2nd career as ambulance driver

Editor's Note: This is one in an ongoing series of stories about how USD 428 teachers spend their summer break.

June 23, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


City of Great Bend water quality report is available

The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2016 is now available, said Director of Public Works Charlie Suchy. However, the ...

June 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fleeing motorist crashes in Russell County

A motorist fleeing law enforcement was seriously injured in a crash Thursday morning, Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray A. Marston reports.

June 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Truck overturns in Russell County

A Dodge City man was injured when the truck he was driving crashed Wednesday in Russell County.

June 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Caring hearts

Campers from Camp Hope spent the day in Great Bend on Thursday at the zoo and at the Great Bend Swimming pool, of course none ...

June 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Plans discussed for 10th, Grant improvements

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington traveled to the Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., recently to discuss the 10th and Grant geometric improvement project, along ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County gets federal funds for ice storm damage

Mother Nature was a hot topic for Barton County Road and Bridge Director as his department received $46,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2016 city audit approved

The Great Bend City Council Monday night learned the city received an "unmodified" opinion for its 2016, and voted to accept the findings report as ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Campers rejoice

Wednesday was another fun-filled day for campers and volunteers alike at Camp Hope. They got the opportunity to visit in Great Bend and enjoy the ...

June 21, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


City auction set for Friday

The City of Great Bend will have its annual public auction starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday next to the Police Department, 1217 Williams ...

June 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BLACKHAWKS UP

Community leaders from several central Kansas communities got a bird's-eye view of Barton County during an orientation flight Wednesday sponsored by the Kansas National ...

June 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City hires law firm

The city of Great Bend has entered into an agreement with Edward L. Keeley, an attorney with the Wichita law firm McDonald Tinker to provide ...

June 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fulfilling dreams

Campers from several states came out to Camp Aldrich this past Sunday to take part in the 2017 Camp Hope which runs through Saturday. This ...

June 20, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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