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Outdoor movie

Families enjoy an outdoor movie, Thursday night in Jack Kilby Square. The City of Great Bend and Waters True Value sponsored the show and provided free popcorn and lemonade. On Thursday, Aug. 13, they will show the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" move. Shows start around 9:15 p.m. Seating is available, or bring a lawn chair or a blanket.

July 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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


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​Truck driver flees; eludes officers

Two units from the Barton County Sheriff's Office and a Hoisington Police Department vehicle were involved in a pursuit early Sunday.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


​Snake shot, chopped

ALBERT - At 4:13 p.m. last Wednesday, a woman called 911 to let law enforcement know she (or someone at the residence) was attempting ...

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Aggravated robbery reported

A Great Bend man told police he was hit with a bat and robbed of cash around 3 a.m. Saturday at the Baltzell Motel ...

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Guns, other items stolen

Both the Barton County Sheriff's Office and the Great Bend Police Department are investigating reports of stolen weapons.

July 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington crossing to finally be repaired

It's been a long time coming, but the teeth-jarring railroad crossing on the south end of Hoisington is finally going to be repaired.

July 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to recycle old shingles

The Barton County Landfill receives between 1,500 and 2,000 tons of shingles per year, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock reported to the Barton ...

July 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County in federal disaster declaration

On July 20, 2015, Barton County was declared eligible for public assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency due to severe storms and flooding that ...

July 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetland Explorer: Summer's Embrace

A female Baltimore oriole offers a juicy grasshopper to her youngster, who will soon be on its own. The male's bright orange and black ...

July 27, 2015 | By Pam Martin KDWPT educator | Local News


Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

July 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Free 4-year-old preschool openings available

Helping Hands Preschool, along with Great Bend USD 428, has a limited number of openings available in the 4-year-old Pre-K program for the upcoming school ...

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Where Are Those Polts?

There are several breakfast or coffee meetings in our area. They are usually comprised of the same core group with a few occasional stragglers that ...

July 26, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Trail segment and four historic districts among listings added to National Register of Historic Plac

The Kansas Historical Society announced that a segment of the Smoky Hill Trail and Butterfield Overland Despatch and four historic districts are among the newest ...

July 26, 2015 | | Local News


Century Road Trip

The Historic Vehicle Association is celebrating a century of American road trips by recreating a cross-country tour in a restored 1915 Model T Ford. The ...

July 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


CF Walk honors childhood friend

Taylor Latham honored the memory of a friend and raised awareness of Cystic fibrosis on Saturday with her second annual Cystic Fibrosis Walk.

July 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Budgets on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will vote on publishing next year's budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 ...

July 25, 2015 | | Local News


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