In spring, 2013, the United Way gave presentations to the fifth grade classes at the USD 428 and Holy Family Elementary Schools and asked students to make a poster depicting the United Way and the 21 agencies they serve and how they make a difference in the community.
Landscaping for the Barton County Historical Society's new Bushnell Building was done by Michael Sisson as his Eagle Scout project. This photo taken Sept. 13 shows Christy Tustin from the Golden Belt Community Foundation, left, along with Bob Parrish and Bev Komarek from the historical society, touring the building.
In the Barton County Commission story that appeared in the Tuesday, Sept. 17, issue of the Great Bend Tribune, it was incorrectly reported that an oil well on land owned by the Reed family produced 42,000 barrels of oil per year since it was drilled in 2007. In fact, it has produced a total of 42,000 barrels in that span. The Tribune regrets the error.
The Timken Hill Bar and Grill will celebrate their 5th anniversary by hosting the annual car show "Hot Rods on the Hill" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 22. Any make, model and year of vehicles are welcome, with free entry and awards. Food and drinks will be served all day. For more information or to enter the show call Marty at 620-786-5324, Zack at 620-804-2747, or the Hill at 785-355-2355.
The Mud Creek chapter of the Kansas Anthropological Association (KAA) will host an Artifact Identification Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the city of Salina. The event will take place at the Smoky Hill Museum, 211 West Iron, Salina. Hours for the event will be from 10
Stress and its link to the immune system is the topic for the next interactive televideo (ITV) presentation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. It is scheduled for 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in the basement-level St. Dominic Room.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Wichita office has opened an investigation into the report of an oil field worker's death. Travis Underwood, 30 of Great Bend, was an employee of Klima Well Service Inc., an oil field pumping unit service, who was performing oil field re-work at an existing oil well site north of Great Bend.
At about 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a three vehicle accident occurred on Hwy 96 between Great Bend and Ellinwood. Barton County Sheriff and the Kansas Highway Patrol were both on the scene. An eastbound truck towing a horse trailer lost two tires which collided with an eastbound van and a westbound SUV. The windshield of the van and the grill of the SUV were smashed. It is unknown at this time if there were any injuries. The roadway was closed down for about 10 minutes. More details to come.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Animal Health is reporting an increased number of rabies cases in Kansas this year, but the disease has yet to show up in Barton County, Barton County Extension Agent Alicia Boor said.
Gerald Kenyon joined the United States Air Force out of highschool, and in 1964, he completed training as a weapons mechanic at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado. A short while later, he was sent to Vietnam where he served a tour of duty, stationed at DaNang Air Base where he loaded guns on a Republic F-105 Thunderchief.
The Independence Day holiday travel period is officially underway, with more than 35.5 million travelers expected on the road through Sunday, July 5. That's an increase of 0.7 percent, but represents a record volume of auto travel for the Independence Day holiday, breaking last year's record of 35.3 million auto travelers.
Garments were scrutinized, outfits evaluated, and decision making skills questioned Wednesday morning. The halls of Trinity Lutheran Church's education wing were filled with 4-Hers of all ages dressed in an assortment of outfits from the simple to the simply elegant and everything in between. These participants in clothing construction, fiber arts and buymanship projects in the county's 4-H clubs underwent judging of their projects, leading up to the moment they could take the stage at The Crest Theater in Great Bend later that night for the annual 4-H Fashion Revue, marking the beginning of Barton County's fair ...
The Barton County Historical Society will be closed Saturday for Independence Day. Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The Barton County Museum and Village is located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Immunization Program is continuing its Immunize and Win a Prize program, and this year there was a winner from Ellinwood, the Barton County Health Department announced.