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Gas Prices

As of Monday average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas.

September 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Office Products Inc., 1204 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters Steve Swigart and Mike Fortkamp. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

September 30, 2015 | | Local News


Bikes and pedestrians ready to hit the road

People who walk or ride bicycles on the streets of Great Bend told a consultant Tuesday that the city's streets and sidewalks can be a treacherous path to travel.

September 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Last hazardous waste collection dates coming

In all, Barton County Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said 52 participants dropped off 258 pounds of household hazardous waste at the Sept. 19 collection at the Barton County Landfill. In addition, 3,400 pounds of E-Waste was recycled during the reporting period.

September 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Walk to End Alzheimer’s comes to Great Bend

The community has the opportunity to help raise money and awareness this weekend for a great cause.

September 29, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Crack seal on K-4 in Barton and Rice counties begins

The Kansas Department of Transportation planned to begin today sealing cracks in the asphalt roadway on K-4 Highway in Barton and Rice counties.

September 29, 2015 | | Local News


Excuses wearing thin

The Hoisington City Council met for a brief meeting Monday night, with only one item of unfinished business on the agenda. After extending the deadline for the Linsner family to clean up the property located at 122 E. Railroad another 60 days in July, it was up to the council to decide what next steps would be taken. The hearing led to a heated discussion between council members Chris Smith and Jim Sekavec.

September 28, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


State Fair art

Several of Barton Community College's faculty and staff members submitted work to the Kansas State Fair in the Professional Art and Photography Division.

September 28, 2015 | | Local News


Area briefs

Free craft workshop teaches basket weaving with cattails

September 28, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS Marching Band at State Fair

The Great Bend High School Marching Panther Band received three "I" ratings on its performance at the Bretz-Young Law Arena at the Kansas State Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Selections performed were Malaguena and El Gato Triste. Fifty bands competed in downtown and fairground marching. The band will also perform at the GBHS Homecoming Parade and halftime which will feature the marching show, "Latin Heat." Band and orchestra students are also selling tickets for the annual Homecoming Chili Supper on Friday, Oct. 2.

September 28, 2015 | | Local News


BCSO lieutenant introduced

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir last week appointed Steve Billinger as lieutenant for the Barton County Sheriff's Office. On Monday morning, Bellendir introduced the veteran law enforcement officer to the County Commission.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission votes to re-up with Workfit

A Barton County Commission split over the cost narrowly approved the practice of the county paying for pre-employment physicals for new hires.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas AG prepping for arguments in U.S. high court

TOPEKA – When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its annual term next week, it will hear oral arguments in three Kansas capital murder cases, including one from Barton County, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday. In all three instances, the arguments will center around constitutional questions.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Randy Stonehill singing at River of Life

Christian recording artists Randy Stonehill and Buck Storm will be at the River of Life Church in Great Bend on Monday, Sept. 28, to present a free acoustic concert. The church is located at 1219 Main and the program starts at 7 p.m.

September 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius launches 2015-2016 Sebelius Lecture Series

The lecture series named for one of Fort Hays State University's most notable alumni, former U.S. Rep. Keith Sebelius, will feature an October appearance by his daughter-in-law, Kathleen Sebelius, former U.S. secretary of health and human services to President Barack Obama.

September 27, 2015 | | Local News


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


UWCK kickoff event

The United Way of Central Kansas is busy preparing for their annual Kickoff Event which will start at 6 p.m. on Aug. 13, at ...

July 23, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Unopposed candidates eager to serve

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final story in a series of four, recounting the candidates' forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of ...

July 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Presentation explores stories of women on the Santa Fe Trail

The public is invited to a presentation and discussion on "Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 25 ...

July 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Program helps residents ‘beat the heat’

With the high temperatures of late, many residents take air conditioning for granted. However, there may be those in the community who don't have ...

July 22, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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