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Caterpillar capers

It's caterpillar season, and I don't mean the machine kind. From bold and bright to dull and dark, smooth and slick to spikey and sticky, caterpillars are some of the most varied larva in the insect world.

September 02, 2016 | The Wetland Explorer by Pam Martin KDWPT Education Specialist | Local News


LASTING LEGACY

LARNED - The 6-foot-6 bronze Indian statue featuring stunning detail is dedicated to Larned football fans everywhere.

September 01, 2016 | Bronze Indian statue installed at Earl Roberts Field | Local News


BCC to close for Labor Day

Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday.

September 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Habitat prepares for next project

The Barton County area Habitat for Humanity recently broke ground and started construction on the first of two new homes in Hoisington. Potential applicants interested in applying for home ownership are asked to attend a mandatory one-hour Homebuyer Orientation session taking place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at The Front Door Community Center, 1615 10th St., Great Bend.

September 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


HORSE GUY

It's taken a heart attack and his son's death to spur a Kentucky man to raise awareness for two causes dear to his heart.

September 01, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


New automated system to help Barton Co. crime victims

By the end of the year, victims of crime in central Kansas will be able to track the status of offenders in the Barton County Jail. They can receive an automatic notification if the offender is released or moved to another facility.

September 01, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Family Crisis Center signs MOU

The National Children's Alliance, Children's Advocacy Centers of Kansas and the FBI were at the Family Crisis Center in Great Bend on Thursday, Aug. 25, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dell Hayden Memorial CAC. This contract improves communication and services between the CAC and the FBI by working together to provide forensic interviews and advocacy services to local areas on a federal level.

September 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Firefighters holding MDA Boot Block

Great Bend Fire Department firefighters will conduct their annual MDA Boot Block on Friday, Sept. 2, outside Walmart and both Dillons stores. They will be accepting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.

September 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cherry Village hosts back-to-school fashion show for residents

Not only did the youngsters get to sport their new back-to-school clothes, they had the opportunity to participate in a fashion show for a welcoming audience.

September 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

September 01, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo news: Make reservations for Wine in the Wild

Reservations are being taken for Wine in the Wild, hosted by the Great Bend Zoological Society and presented by Nex-Tech and the City of Great Bend. This fundraiser will take place from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo.

August 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County Health Department flu shots begin

Barton County Health Department will begin administering vaccines to prevent influenza for area residents on Monday, Sept. 19, during regular business hours on a walk-in basis. Flu vaccine available at the health department this year protects against four strains of influenza including:

August 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rozel semi driver injured in Rice County

The driver of a semitrailer was injured Wednesday morning in Rice County, 3 miles west of Bushton on K-4.

August 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Labor Day Weekend program planned at Fort Larned

FORT LARNED - Along with the regular lineup of living history programs and demonstrations, Fort Larned National Historic Site will offer a special program about George Bent by John Steinle this weekend.

August 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County OKs new radio towers

Midwest Energy was given the go-ahead Monday morning to proceed with a plan to bolster its communications after the Barton County Commission approved conditional use permits allowing the construction of three radio towers.

August 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Caring hearts

Campers from Camp Hope spent the day in Great Bend on Thursday at the zoo and at the Great Bend Swimming pool, of course none ...

June 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Plans discussed for 10th, Grant improvements

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington traveled to the Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., recently to discuss the 10th and Grant geometric improvement project, along ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County gets federal funds for ice storm damage

Mother Nature was a hot topic for Barton County Road and Bridge Director as his department received $46,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2016 city audit approved

The Great Bend City Council Monday night learned the city received an "unmodified" opinion for its 2016, and voted to accept the findings report as ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Campers rejoice

Wednesday was another fun-filled day for campers and volunteers alike at Camp Hope. They got the opportunity to visit in Great Bend and enjoy the ...

June 21, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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


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