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HOISINGTON - Students at Hoisington's USD 431 schools, as well as students at Otis-Bison, had the rare opportunity this past week to meet and learn from an award winning Native American musician, flute maker and storyteller Keith Bear. And Bear has had the opportunity to visit with family and friends, and to finally meet his youngest grandchild for the first time.

October 02, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


High Tunnel Tour scheduled for Tuesday

Since 2015, three applicants for the NRCS High Tunnel program have built and put into service tunnels in Barton and Rush counties. Following their first full growing seasons, owners of the tunnels have agreed to open their tunnels for a high tunnel tour, presented by the USDA, NRCS, Barton, Pawnee and Rush County Conservation Districts and K-State Research and Extension. This is an opportunity for those interested in this innovative method of growing produce to learn about the program to learn about the purposes of high tunnels and how they are being utilized locally. Information will be shared about how ...

October 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Duck hunters celebrated at KWEC Hunter Appreciation Breakfast

Duck hunting season begins on Oct. 8 for the Low Plains Early Zone. Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area offers premier waterfowl hunting opportunities and the traditions that go with those hunts. In what has become a new tradition over the last four years, duck hunters are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, located at the southeast corner of Cheyenne Bottoms along K-156 Highway, after their hunt from 8 to 11 a.m .on Oct. 8 for a free Hunter Appreciation Breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, coffee, and juice will be served.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for Nov. 1

Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its current competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee

The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin as well as the state.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 13, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Sept. 29

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Voter deadlines looming

With the Nov. 8 general election a little over a month away, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman wants to remind county resident of pending registration deadlines.

October 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Annual spaghetti feed set for Thursday

The Great Bend Noon Lions Club will hold its 32nd-annual Spaghetti Feed from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Great Bend Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas. Dine-in and carry-out will be available.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FEMA denies appeal for federal disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied an appeal made by Governor Sam Brownback regarding a request for a federal disaster declaration for a number of Kansas counties affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding May 22-31, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management announced Friday.

September 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


OTR for Sept. 30, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teachers see success with 'Behavior Matrix'

At the start of the school year at Riley Elementary, students visited several learning stations as they became familiar with their school.

September 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Senior Day features scholarship giveaways

Barton Community College will help area high school seniors plan for their futures at Senior Day, starting at 2 p.m. Nov. 5, with a sign-up deadline of Oct. 31. Those interested can sign up at seniorday.bartonccc.edu.

September 29, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Taking Flight

It was a perfect day, according to the pilots, for taking to the skies for the 2016 Fly Kansas Air Tour. This is a three-day, nine-city celebration of Kansas aviation and one of the stops during this tour was the Great Bend municipal Airport.

September 29, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton County LEPC Meeting

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesdayat the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation on the Great Bend Transload Facility, a discussion on support services from the National Weather Service, and reports from members.

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Hoisington will supply more water to Kansas Brick and Tile

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council has granted Kansas Brick and Tile Co.'s request to install a 2-inch tap into the city's transmission line.

September 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Next (interim) city administrator visits Great Bend

Great Bend's next interim city administrator is looking forward to a "quiet and uneventful" transition when he steps into the position on Oct. 9.

September 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Birds, bugs and sun

Second graders from Great Bend and the surrounding communities took a field trip Wednesday to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

September 20, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Flu shots available from health department

The Barton County Health Department will travel to several locations this week to administer flu shots to combat this year's influenza strains.

September 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grant will help add 3 firefighters

A federal grant will help pay for three additional firefighters in Great Bend, Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins announced this week.

September 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Community support evident at start of Dolly Parton program in Great Bend

Tuesday morning at the Great Bend Public Library a larger than average gathering of parents and toddlers attended the special storytime for the kickoff of ...

September 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HELLO, DOLLY

Tuesday morning at the Great Bend Public Library a larger-than-average gathering of parents and toddlers attended the special story time for the kickoff of Dolly ...

September 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Spray family donates $25K to Barton Athletics

Barton Community College's Athletic Department will receive another $25,000 donation from Kip and Kelly Spray, bringing their total giving in the past two ...

September 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Council OKs 15 percent water rate hike

In light of the massive water line replacement project that will soon be underway in Great Bend, the City Council Monday night approved a 15 ...

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


WorkFit program saves county money

Noting it is money well spent, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the continuation of the agreement for physical capacity profile testing with WorkFit.

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council fills key city vacancies

It was a busy night Monday for the Great Bend City Councils as it filled several key positions left vacant recently as fallout from the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs revamped financial controls

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an updated resolution outlining how the county manages accounts with financial institutions, a change that also revamps the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Auditions set for ‘Funny Money’

Great Bend Community Theatre will conduct auditions for "Funny Money," a hilarious situational comedy by Ray Clooney. Those interested just need to come by the ...

September 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect claimed to be federal agent

A Marion County man suspected of stealing a car Saturday in Great Bend told police he was a federal agent, according to reports from the ...

September 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


StoryWalk

Reading a children's book does not usually involve much physical activity, unless the book is part of a StoryWalk.

September 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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