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Hoisington City Council considering creation of fire district

HOISINGTON - In its efforts to find a way to pay for a new fire truck, the City of Hoisington will seek to follow the example set by neighboring Claflin and begin working towards the creation of a fire district. The move would create a broader, more stable pool of funding by distributing the cost equally to all townships and cities in the district, City Manager Jonathan Mitchell said. Discussion of the potential creation of a fire district was added to the agenda at the start of the meeting.

October 11, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Couple arrested on physical abuse and rape charges

A Great Bend couple was arrested Friday on rape and child abuse charges stemming from an investigation that started last April, according to the Great Bend Police Department.

October 11, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend Girl Scouts welcoming new members

All K-12 girls are invited to join Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland as they make new friends this year, take action in their communities, build leadership skills, and have fun.

October 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cardinals debate well at Lyons

Hoisington High School debaters did well at Lyons recently. In the open division, Corbin Crawford and Taylor Schwartz went 4-1 and placed eighth out of 44 teams. They defeated teams from Hays, Pratt, Dodge City, and Silver Lake. They lost to a team from Tonganoxie.

October 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff report - Oct. 10

October 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Whooping crane migration soon to be under way

QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – Annually each fall, central Kansas is one of the few places where it is possible to see whooping cranes. From late October through early November, up to 60 or more of these rare birds are sighted at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County. The earliest-recorded first arrival, Oct. 6, occurred in 2000, but the average first arrival date is Oct. 21.

October 11, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Dedication set for second memorial stone

Two weeks ago, the second engraved with the names of veterans with ties to Barton County was set in place at the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial. Tuesday, plans for the official dedication on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 were announced.

October 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Motorcycle Club sponsors Toy Run

The Men motorcycle club will hold its 35th annual Central Kansas Toy Run on Saturday, Oct. 15. Lineup for the 3 p.m. parade will start at 2 p.m. at Brit Spaugh Park.

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board tours new bus

School board members toured the new Panther activity bus Monday during the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting.

October 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Star Of Hope International appeals for help for Haitian hurricane victims

ELLINWOOD - Star of Hope International, America Inc. has staff in Haiti evaluating the damage and devastation from Hurricane Matthew, which struck with winds up to 150 miles per hour on Oct. 4.

October 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Yours Truly Gift Store & Flower Shoppe, 2017 Lakin Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Greeters will be Dale Hogg and Shelly Peacock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS places 1st

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report -

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County tax sale Tuesday

The annual Barton County Tax Sale will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday in the Conference Room of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main St. in Great Bend. Commissioner Kenny Schremmer will conduct the auction. Parcels can be viewed on-line at www.bartoncounty.org.

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission alarmed by domestic violence stats

On Oct. 20, Family Crisis Center Executive Director Rachel Angel wants Barton County residents to "paint the town purple" in an effort to draw attention to domestic violence, which is as serious of a problem locally as it is elsewhere in the state and nation.

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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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


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton Community College Foundation at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th Street, at 9 ...

June 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thunderstorm watch issued for Barton County

WICHITA - Barton County is included in a 40-county area in central and western Kansas placed under a thunderstorm watch by the National Weather Service in ...

June 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


No action taken after closed sessions

The Great Bend City Council Monday night emerged from the second of two 15-minute executive sessions only to take no action and adjourn the meeting.

June 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council declares two trailers as ‘unsafe and dangerous’

BY DALE HOGG

June 19, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


$2.3M disbursement shortfall irks commission

The Barton County Treasurer's Office was forced to issue a third June property tax disbursement totally $1.1 million after a tray of mail ...

June 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Boeckman will not face criminal charges

Former Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman will not face criminal sexual battery charges, at least for now, Barton Count Attorney Amy Mellor said.

June 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

June 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sew-sew summer: Youths learn quilting

So far, it's been a so-so summer for Gloria Bogan and her 12 students. Make that sew-sew.

June 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kansas Highway Patrol urges safety during harvest

Harvest season is underway in parts of the state, and the Kansas Highway Patrol reminds motorists to use more caution and patience when traveling around ...

June 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


IT'S ON! Wheat harvest in Barton County

Wednesday evening, people could see the familiar dust cloud of a harvester cutting wheat near the Great Bend Municipal Airport on West Barton County Road ...

June 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hathcock named County Operations Director

Barton County no longer has a County Administrator but it does have an Operations Director. Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock now holds two "director" titles.

June 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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