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Rural main street economy improves for July

Overall, main streets in the nation's heartland are doing better, according to the July Creighton University Rural Main Street Index report released Friday.

July 17, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan in the works

The Barton County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan steering committee has been formed and will meet for the first of five times Tuesday afternoon to discuss the future of active transportation county-wide.

July 17, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Art and Wine Walk Silent Auction donation to Rotary Club

On Monday, the City of Great Bend presented a donation of $1,100 to the Rotary Club of Great Bend. The money donated by the city was raised by silent auction during the Art and Wine Walk event that took place on May 1st. During this event, downtown stores provided hors d'oeuvres and wine to their customers and each participating store showcased a local or regional artist's artwork. Each artist donated one piece of their artwork to the silent auction. Customers had the opportunity to go store-to-store to view each artist's creations and bid on the art ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local News


Business Olympics bring smiles, laughter to AHF

Ellinwood's After Harvest Festival got off to a fun start Thursday evening when six teams were fielded for the Business Olympics at the entertainment tent in City Park. They included two teams from Ellinwood Hospital, the administration competing against staff, and one team each from H & B Communications, Shartz Building, RMAC, and Bartlett Grain.

July 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Suicide prevention workshop available

Central Kansas Partnership is sponsoring suicide prevention training on July 28 and 29 for interested community members and professionals.

July 16, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Public Library mindful of spending

Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems has advised his staff to be extra thrifty, he told his board of directors Monday afternoon.

July 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HOMES SWEET HOME

It was more than a little stuffy in the skeletal new Amber Meadows home Wednesday afternoon. That didn't keep Ross Vogel from painting a detailed picture of just how the house would look when it was completed.

July 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


State-of-the-Art Prairie Skyscraper Joins Kansas Skyline

DeleteStanding tall above the plains, prairie skyscrapers dot the Kansas landscape. But, these local grain elevators are more than an easy location identifier. Farmers have hauled freshly cut wheat to these businesses to sell, store and ship their grain. And farmers in central Kansas had one more choice for where to conduct their business with a brand-new Bartlett Grain shuttle-loading facility opening in Great Bend.

July 16, 2015 | By Julia Debes/Kansas Wheat Commission | Local News


Kansas creates a 10-day grace period for online vehicle tag renewals

Kansas vehicle customers will be able to renew their tags online on the last day of the month without worry of a ticket for expired car registration.

July 16, 2015 | | Local News


​Wardens praise BCC partners

A new carpentry program for inmates at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility is one of several innovations made possible by a partnership with Barton Community College, LCMHF Warden Doug Waddington said Tuesday.

July 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


After Harvest Festival starts Thursday

ELLINWOOD - The 42-year tradition of After Harvest Festival gets underway Thursday in Ellinwood. The three-day celebration offers a carnival, musical entertainment, street dances and lots of family fun.

July 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wood poles and new street lights coming to Ellinwood

The Ellinwood city council members decide on new lights fixtures on Santa Fe Boulevard in the meeting on Tuesday.

July 15, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Tornado damage minimal in Rice Co.

By JIM MISUNAS

July 15, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Barton County emergency committee to meet Monday

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse.

July 15, 2015 | Nick Grubbe | Local News


Results and photos from March of Champions

RESULTS

July 15, 2015 | | Local News


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Former soldier becomes Barton paramedic student

After graduating high school in 1998, Hoisington-area resident Erik Berger joined the US Army and became an engineer and combat lifesaver. In 2003 he suffered ...

February 04, 2016 | By Joe Vinduska Barton Community College | Local News


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces changes in recreation day use fees

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District announced today a change to recreation day use fees charged for boat launches and swimming ...

February 04, 2016 | | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for March 1

Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and ...

February 04, 2016 | | Local News


Zoo News: 2 zookeeepers join Brit Spaugh team

Two new zookeepers joined the staff of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo in January, filling two vacancies. Zoo Supervisor Sara Hamlin said she is ...

February 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Ellinwood Columbus Club to sponsor fish fry Feb. 12

Ellinwood Knights of Columbus are having a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd. The ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


​Adopt A Pet serving soup, cinnamon rolls Saturday

Great Bend Humane Society Adopt A Pet will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Orscheln's Farm ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


​Deines Center offers ceramic workshop

RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center in Russell is offering a ceramic workshop with hands-on instruction by Barbara Stevens, an artist and former head of Cloud ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Health Equipped

Barton Community College hosted an open house and reception Tuesday to showcase its new Adult Healthcare Simulation Lab in the Technical Building, room T-119. A ...

February 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County experiencing email problems

If you tried to send an email to Barton County officials and got no response, you are not alone.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Huelskamp’s representative to visit Great Bend Feb. 11

A staff representative of Congressman Tim Huelskamp who specializes in Veterans' casework will visit Great Bend from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 11 ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Cost of winter storms adding up

Winter weather during the past couple of weeks has required emergency call-out and emergency cleanup by Barton County Road and Bridge Department, department Director Dale ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Heartland Cancer Center to sponsor health events

Great Bend's Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St., will sponsor trio of health-related events in February.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


MORE HOUSING ON THE WAY

A resolution approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night should help bring more affordable rental housing for the communities seniors. The action supported ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Activity picking up at CVB

The Great Bend City Council was told Monday night that the number of Convention and Visitors Bureau projects has grown steadily since the first of ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bob Dole donates $20,000 to support Camp Hope

Sen. Bob Dole donated $20,000 to Camp Hope, a weeklong getaway for children with cancer held at Camp Aldrich. The funds are to be ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


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