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​Controlled burn restarts, spreads

SUSANK - A fire Wednesday in Susank was caused by a controlled burn that restarted, according to the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

September 10, 2015 | | Local News


​Minor injuries reported after accident

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident at 4:58 a.m. Thursday at the U.S. 56/K-156 junction east of Great Bend. A 2013 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Linny K. Ott, 35, of Russell was southbound on K-156 approaching the "T" intersection and failed to make the turn. The vehicle continued south through the intersection, through the ditch and over the railroad tracks, coming to rest in a field.

September 10, 2015 | | 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.

September 10, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Presentation explores sports mascots of Kansas

The Rice County Historical Society/Coronado Quivira Museum in Lyons will host "The Common and Quirky Mascots of Kansas," a presentation and discussion by Jordan Poland at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14, at the Coronado Quivira Museum, 105 West Lyon in Lyons. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Coronado Quivira Museum at (620) 257-3941 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

September 10, 2015 | | Local News


Kids Ag Day photos

Photos taken during Barton County's Kids Ag Day, Sept. 9, 2015 at the Koelsch Farm.

September 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


FEEDING THE WORLD

From horse-drawn plows to drones, Kansas farms have evolved. Barton County fourth graders got a crash course in all things agricultural Wednesday during Kids Ag Day.

September 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Street improvement program approved

The Great Bend City Council Tuesday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a contract with Venture Corporation totalling $1.21 million for residential and arterial street work in 2015.

September 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council wants run-down houses razed

Despite assurances from a property owner that most of the properties were going to be rehabilitated, the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night adopted resolutions declaring several structures as unsafe and dangerous and directed that the structures be razed.

September 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Burglary and theft of tools subject of Crime Stoppers

Between noon on Aug. 31 and 1:10 p.m. on Sept. 2, a workshop at 1207 Washington in Great Bend, was burglarized and items were stolen, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reported.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News


Projects get green light in Ellinwood

Action taken Tuesday by the Ellinwood City Council should help the city move forward on several construction projects, and make it more attractive for patrons to consider moving ahead on some of their own.

September 09, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Quivira to host Monarch Mania event

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is presenting Monarch Mania, a special event to be held Saturday, Sept. 19. This free event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Quivira's Environmental Education Classroom. Activities include Monarch tagging, butterfly catching demonstrations, butterfly face-painting, crafts, and a unique outdoor Butterfly Pavilion with live butterflies for viewing.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by United Way of Central Kansas, at Adams, Brown, Beran, & Ball, 2006 Broadway Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dale Hogg and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS FFA Labor Day parade winners

Great Bend High School FFA members won the Student and Club Category and the over all Sweepstakes awards at the Hosington Labor Day Parade. The students walked with the parade route handing out candy to the kids along the parade route. I have attached 2 pictures of just the float and students on the float. The prize money will be put towards GBHS FFA Chapter scholarship fund.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News


Boil water advisory ussued for city of Paradise in Russell County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply in the City of Paradise located in Russell County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure due to a water main break. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News


Dawson walks out on council meeting

A heated Great Bend City Council discussion on a long-running water quality dispute Tuesday night boiled over into verbal sparring and the storming out of one council member.

September 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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County’s disaster declaration may help other parts of Kansas

Although Barton County didn't experience any damage from the tornadoes, thunderstorms, heavy rains, flooding and flash flooding in May, the Barton County Commission Monday ...

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mosquito spraying to continue even longer

The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will extend its campaign to spray for mosquitoes for four more weeks. This Thursday was scheduled to ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC adds trustee transparency webpage

When the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Brandon Steinert, director of Public Relations & Marketing, will give a presentation ...

June 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Camp Hope ends on high note

Camp Hope-Heartland concluded Saturday and sponsors are already looking ahead to 2017. The free, week-long camp is for Kansas and Missouri children who have cancer ...

June 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton Community College to close for Independence Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day. Classes will resume and offices will reopen July 5.

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 to consider Lashley for coach

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education has scheduled two special meetings for Thursday, June 30. at the District Education Center. Fiscal Year 2016-2017 ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Perez bound over for trial

Sydney Anne Perez, 20, of Topeka, entered a plea of not guilty to charges of aggravated battery and aiding and abetting aggravated battery, Friday in ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Russell man dies after motorcycle hits cow

RUSSELL COUNTY - A Russell man died Friday after the motorcycle he was driving struck a cow in the 3500 block of 189th St., 6.5 ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Camp Hope photos

The 34th annual Camp Hope was held this past week at Camp Aldrich. This free camp for children who have cancer or have had cancer ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Addict asks to be sent to prison

A 23-year-old woman told a Barton County District Judge she would rather go to prison and get treatment than receive probation and go back to ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County volunteers receive Girl Scout awards

Two Barton County residents have been recognized with special awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for their extraordinary service as volunteers.

June 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honoring Fathers

Carl Henkle, Cherry Village resident, celebrates Father's Day with his son-in-law, Reen Berges, and daughter, Sandy Berges.

June 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Westfall retires from FCC Board

The Family Crisis Center staff and volunteers recognized FCC Board Member Jan Westfall this past week for four years of service. She was presented a ...

June 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County honored for immunization efforts

Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider attended the State Immunization Conference in Salina where the county received an award for "Outstanding Effort in Turning Around ...

June 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Aaron Miller competes at national speech tournament

Junior, Aaron Miller, from Great Bend competed at the National Speech and Debate Tournament. The national tournament was held this year June 11 through June ...

June 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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